UPDATED: Multiple reports indicated that the Sox never made an offer of Clay Buchholz, Michael Bowden and Rayn Westmoreland to the Blue Jays. Yahoo! Sports issued a follow-up story acknowledging that its initial report was slightly inaccurate, but stating that the Sox made an offer that would include a package of Buchholz, a second player from the group of Bowden, Justin Masterson or Lars Anderson, and "lesser prospects."
The original report on Yahoo! Sports had the Red Sox offering a package of pitchers Clay Buchholz and Michael Bowden and minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland to Toronto for Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay. The report went on to say the Red Sox may be trying...
The Red Sox sent outfielder/first baseman Mark Kotsay to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor-league outfielder Brian Anderson. Anderson, 27, was hitting .238 with a .322 OBP and .641 OPS, is considered a good defensive centerfielder who provides the Sox with defensive depth in case of injury. He will be assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket. He had been shipped to the minors by the White Sox, where he was hitting .279 with a .799 OPS in Triple-A Charlotte.
Kotsay, who started for the Sox in last year's playoffs and returned in a reserve role this year, was hitting .257 with a .615 OPS. He was designated for assingment upon the arrival of first baseman Adam LaRoche on Saturday.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in response to the statements made by Daisuke Matsuzaka about his training program, said that the team has made it a priority to find middle ground with the pitcher in his training program. While there have been disagreements between the two sides about the techniques that would best achieve Matsuzaka's health and productivity, Francona said that the team has been open to the pitcher's input in determining the best practices to do so.
“We have spent a lot of time communicating with Daisuke, not only since he’s gotten here but over the past few weeks to months,” said Sox manager Terry Francona. “We are very aware of a lot of his thoughts. We also respect them.
“We try very hard to keep all of our pitchers healthy, productive, for not only the short-term but the long-term,” Francona added. “We also try to understand – and we go to great lengths to attempt to do...
According to a report on FoxSports.com, while the Indians would consider a deal that included both Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez, such a blockbuster is considered "very unlikely." The report says that the Sox have the payroll flexibility to acquire both players, but the Rays - who had also been rumored to be in conversation with the Indians about such a deal - could not afford both.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.More from this show