Speaking before the Boston baseball writers' dinner tonight, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he doesn't expect any quick solution to the Mike Lowell situation on his roster. "I don't think that's possible," Francona said of Lowell, who recently had surgery on his right thumb. "He just had surgery. He's not going to pick up a bat until probably the second week of February. He's going to have to take some time and get himself into playing shape. You're talking about a -year-old third baseman with a lot of mileage. We wouldn't play him nine innings anyway. We're not going to do that. We'll take good care of him. He's a guy that deserves respect. It's easy to give him respect, he's earned it. We love him." Meanwhile, Francona said news of Daisuke Matsuzaka's leg injury while training during for last year's WBC was 'old news' and the team is moving on. For more, including audio highlights, visit the...
Dean Pees issued a statement late Thursday evening clarifying his situation. Pees, who had been the Patriots defensive coordinator the last four seasons and with the team as an assistant for the last six years, had reportedly been fired by the franchise Thursday afternoon. However, Pees, in a statement issued by the team, said that wasn't the case. “My contract with the New England Patriots will expire in a couple of weeks and I have informed Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick that I will not seek to renew it,” he wrote. “I enjoyed my time in New England, but feel this is the right time to pursue other opportunities. I had the privilege of working with some great coaches and great players over the past six seasons and leave the Patriots with some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to the players and coaching staff, I want to thank the Kraft family, the media and the fans for all of their support.” For more Patriots news...
Hideki Okajima and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed allowing the relief pitcher to avoid arbitration. The 34-year-old went 6-0 last season with a 3.39 ERA while appearing in 68 games during the 2009 season. Okajima has pitched in at least 64 games in each of his three seasons with the Red Sox, going a combined 12-4 with a 2.72 ERA. The deal is worth $2.75 million. He will receive bonuses of $50,000 each for 55, 60, 65, and 70 appearances.
According to the NFL Network, Patriots senior football advisor Floyd Reese is one of two finalists for the job of general manager with the Seattle Seahawks. The 61-year-old Reese, who joined the New England front office last January after a length stint with the Tennessee Titans’ front office (he was actually with the team in several capacities, dating back to the days when the franchise was in Houston), had a vaguely defined role with the Patriots over the last year that including negotiating contracts. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.More from this show