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01/27/2010 - 3:52pm
Gammons on Bay, Lowell, Ortiz

Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons of the MLB Network said that the Red Sox reduced their offer to Jason Bay from four years to two years because they "were scared to death of his knees" after a physical revealed the possibility of surgery. Gammons noted that the Mets were the only team that aggressively pursued Bay in a long-term deal, suggesting that such a conservative approach could be attributed to other teams' concerns about the outfielder's health.

 

"The Mets were the only team that were in on Jason," Gammons said. "There were serious physical concerns that were there. [Red Sox team physician] Dr. [Thomas] Gill thought it was a tremendous risk to be giving him a four-year contract."

 

Gammons also touched on several other topics, among them:

 

  • Mike Lowell will "probably not" be with the Sox come Opening Day. That said, even though Gammons...
01/27/2010 - 1:25pm
Gammons & Ainge on The Big Show

Peter Gammons and Danny Ainge will both make appearances during The Big Show on Wednesday. Gammons will join Glenn Ordway, Paul Perillo and Steve Buckley at 3 p.m.  Ainge will make his appearance at 4 p.m. If you miss these interviews, simply visit the Big Show audio on demand page after the show.


01/27/2010 - 12:21pm
Bruins' Recchi to carry Olympic torch

Bruins veteran foward Mark Recchi was missing from practice at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington on Wednesday because he was scheduled to carry the Vancouver 2010 Olympic torch through his hometown of Kamloops, British Columbia, on Wednesday night. Recchi was slated to light the Olympic cauldron outside the city's Hillside Stadium at 7 p.m. local time.

 

The torch passes through Kamloops on Day 90 of its tour through 1,000 Canadian communities before arriving in Vancouver on Feb. 12 to start the Games. Recchi played for Team Canada at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

 

For the latest Bruins news, visit the Big Bad Blog.


01/27/2010 - 11:53am
Reports: Bruins GM says Julien safe

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters from CSNNE.com and the Boston Herald on Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington that coach Claude Julien's job is safe. The Bruins are 2-7-1 in their last 10 games and sit in a tie for 10th in the Eastern Conference playoff race with 54 points and a 23-20-8 record. Julien is in his third season with the Bruins and has taken the team to the playoffs the previous two years.

 

Chiarelli was asked if a coaching change was a possibility. "No," he told reporters. "Absolutely not." 

 

For more Bruins news, check out the Big Bad Blog.


01/27/2010 - 11:43am
Wilfork: 'I will not sell myself short'

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork appeared on the Dale & Holley Show (with Michael Holley and guest host Lou Merloni) to discuss his contract situation on Wednesday morning. With his six-year rookie contract now having ended, Wilfork could become an unrestricted free agent. However, the Patriots have the right to place a franchise tag on the star defensive tackle.

 

Wilfork made clear, however, that his goal is a long-term contract, whether with the Patriots or another team. The idea of a franchise tag, which would provide likely result in a one-year deal, did not sit well with the 28-year-old.

 

 

"I did honor my six-year deal. Now, that six-year deal is up. It’s time for me to move forward, with the Patriots or not with the Patriots," said Wilfork. "[A franchise tag] is decent money for most people out there. What I do, it’s okay.

 

"But I don...

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