LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- While there had been some speculation that the Red Sox might consider a move of Kevin Youkilis to the outfield in order to make a run at re-signing Adrian Beltre, multiple baseball sources say that the team would not entertain such a possibility. Instead, Youkilis -- who has spent this offseason working out at third base, and continues to recover well from the surgery to repair the adductor muscle on his hand -- will shift from first to third to accommodate first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who was acquired from the Padres on Monday. That, in turn, would seem to spell the end of Beltre's time with the Red Sox.
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Speaking at the winter meetings at the Dolphin Resort Hotel, San Diego manager Bud Black lamented the loss of Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox but said that his team would be ready for life without the first baseman, with the hope that the minor-leaguers the Padres got in return could help sooner than later.
"I don't know if it's going to be difficult, but it's going to be a challenge," Black said. "I think we're going to up for it." The manager later added regarding Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, and Reymond Fuentes, "They're young with a lot of potential and I think they're probably closer to the big leagues than a lot of people think, for what I'm hearing." Black also said executing the trade gives his organization some "clarity where we need to go and get players."
When asked about Gonzalez, Black spoke glowingly. "First and foremost, he's a talented...
Former Boston College star Bill Guerin will retire after 18 NHL seasons with eight different teams, it was announced Monday. Guerin, who scored 429 goals over the course of his career, had 25 goals or more eight times, including a career-high 41 with Boston during a 66-point season in 2001-02. He had a career-high 69 points on 34 goals and 35 assists with Dallas in 2003-04. Guerin won two Stanley Cups over the course of his career, including one with the Devils in 1995 and another with the Penguins in 2009.
Adrian Gonzalez assured everyone Monday that his surgically repaired right shoulder won't keep him from being an offensive force in the Red Sox batting order.
While WEEI.com's Alex Speier confirmed Ken Rosenthal's report of a seven-year, $154 million extension in place for the 28-year-old slugger, Gonzalez was telling everyone at his news conference at Fenway that shoulder surgery in October won't affect his 2011 season — his first in Boston.
"I really good," Gonzalez said. "My shoulder is ahead of schedule. I'll be ready for Opening Day, no doubt in my mind. I know my body and feel that it feels great. We went through a lot of physicals and they look at every aspect of my shoulder and the rest of my body and they know I'm healthy."...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A baseball source confirmed a report by Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com (via twitter) that the Red Sox and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez have the framework of a seven-year deal for approximately $154 million in place. That deal, worth an average of $22 million per season, would run from 2012-18, augmenting the $6.2 million contract option under which Gonzalez will be playing in 2011.
While the Padres ended up taking three high-ceiling talents from the Sox minor league system, the two teams also discussed at different points the inclusion of players who are viewed as major league ready. Specifically, according to a source with knowledge of the talks, they discussed Jacoby Ellsbury, Felix Doubront and Jed Lowrie.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The Red Sox needed a big start from a pitcher, and Porcello delivered. Glenn and Lou talk about last night’s win in Tampa and discuss what ERod needs to do while down in Triple A.
David Price is on the mound this afternoon in Tampa, but after last outing’s terrible performance, the pressure is on for him to perform. Glenn and Lou discuss Price and his need to take over a game.
Red Sox GM Mike Hazen joins Glenn and Lou to talk about what went into sending ERod down to Pawtucket, and what the trade market looks like at this point in the season.
Ugh. Dale and Michael after another crap-fest of a Red Sox game break it all down and listen in to John Farrell and David Price's post game comments.
We close the show out with some of the best cuts of the day.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Jerry Thornton and "Uncle Buck" Adam Cormack break down the greatest season finale of all-time, the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones. Jerry and Uncle Buck debate if this season was the greatest season in television history.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
It's somewhat of a rarity on D&C, but the phone lines were open on Tuesday as the Kirk Minihane haters and MiniFans alike called in take him on.More from this show