According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are "all but certain" to land starter Cliff Lee from the Mariners after talks between the clubs progressed on Thursday night. The report said that the deal was not yet done, and that other teams (the Mets, Twins or Rangers) remain in talks with Seattle, but Sherman characterized the Yankees as being "on the brink" of acquiring the 2008 Cy Young Award winner, who is 8-3 with a 2.34 ERA for the Mariners this year.
The Yankees are in first place in the AL East, two games ahead of the Rays and 4.5 games ahead of the Red Sox. The team has allowed the second-fewest runs per game (4.1) in the American League. Lee, who leads the American League in ERA and complete games (5), would appear likely to help New York build upon that strength.
According to a report in the New York Post, the Yankees were "on the brink" of acquiring Mariners left-hander Cliff Lee late Thursday night. Lee, who is scheduled to pitch against the Yankees Friday night, is 8-3 with a 2.34 ERA this season, his first in Seattle. He beat New York twice in the World Series last year for the Phillies. The Yankees would part ways with highly regarded catching prospect Jesus Montero in an effort to bolster its pitching staff.
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert ripped LeBron James for his decision to leave Cleveland for Miami Thursday night, calling his move a "cowardly betrayal" and a "shocking act of disloyalty."
In a letter posted on the Cavs website, Gilbert attacked James for his decision and personally guaranteed the Cavaliers will win a championship before the Heat and James, whom he calls "the self-titled former 'king.'" In addition, Gilbert called the process of James' free agency a "narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his 'decision' unlike anything ever 'witnessed' in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment."
In a later interview with The Associated Press, Gilbert claimed, "People have covered up for [James] for way too long. Tonight we...
LOWELL -- Jed Lowrie, in the second game of his rehab assignment with the Lowell Spinners following a four-month period recovering from mononucleosis, went 1-for-2 with a walk and looked comfortable while playing shortstop. It was the first game in which Lowrie had played in the field during his rehab assignment.
Had Lowrie been healthy, he likely would have been a player of significance for the Red Sox, particularly given the injury to second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Instead, he is trying to work his way back into shape after having his season interrupted in the first week of spring training by his illness.
While Lowrie is aware of the rash of injuries that has afflicted the Sox, he also tried to define his value beyond that of a depth option when teammates get injured.
“I know that I’m an asset to that team no matter what the situation,” said Lowrie. “You never want to...
A source confirmed to WEEI.com Thursday night that an agreement between the Bruins and restricted free agent Mark Stuart is a "done deal." The contract is a one-year, $1.675 million pact, a raise from the $1.3 million he made the past two seasons. The Boston Globe was the first to report the story.
Stuart chose against filing for arbitration because negotiations with the Bruins had been encouraging. Earlier in the day, the sides were "very close," as was told to WEEI.com. Stuart played in 56 games last season, battling a broken sternum in December and a finger injury sustained in late January. He totaled two goals, five assists and 80 penalty minutes in the campaign. A season earlier, he set a career high in points with 17.
Dale and Holley with Matt Chatham discuss the details.
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The one and only El Prez from Barstool on deflategate.
The top stories of the day.
The great Michael Wilbon joined us.
Greg and Lou defend some points they made yesterday about the Patriots defense.
Although Christian has all the power in NFL media circles, he's got NO game in his own relationship.
Chris Mortensen finally deleted his inaccurate tweet from January when he wrote that 11 of 12 Patriots footballs were underinflated by 2lbs. Mort made the decision after speaking to Christian on the phone shortly before. Listen to Christian, Merloni and Dickerson tell the story here.
Dale, Matt Chatham and Butch Stearns start the show by discussing the news of the day... THE deleted tweet.
We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.
We discuss the induction of Big Will, and what he meant to this team for over a decade.
Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Michael McCann of SI.com joins the show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL
Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.
Its Tom Brady's 38th birthday and we look back at some of his biggest milestones.
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