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10/21/2011 - 10:04pm
Epstein resigns; Sox-Cubs agreement TBD

The Red Sox announced that general manager Theo Epstein has resigned his position as general manager of the Red Sox to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Cubs. The compensation that will go from the Cubs to the Sox has not yet been determined; the team announced that the two clubs "have reached agreement regarding [the] process by which appropriate compensation will be determined[.] [T]hat issue will be resolved in the near term."

Epstein will be introduced by the Cubs in Chicago on Tuesday (a scheduled off-day between Games 5 and, if necessary, 6 of the World Series). On the same day, the Red Sox will introduce Ben Cherington as their new general manager.

In the days after Epstein is introduced and the announcement of his five-year deal with the Cubs is made official, Chicago will subsequently make official the hiring of Padres GM Jed Hoyer to the same position with the Cubs; the hiring of Padres Assistant GM Jason...

10/21/2011 - 3:05pm
J. Kraft: Belichick to coach Pats for years

New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, in an interview on The Big Show, said that Patriots coach Bill Belichick will remain in charge of the team for "the foreseeable future." While he declined to get into specifics of the coach's contract, Kraft made clear that the Patriots have no intention of moving away from a man whom he called the best coach in NFL history.

"We don’t really talk about the term of Bill’s contract, but I think it’s safe to say that Bill is going to be the coach of the Patriots for the foreseeable future. I think we’re very fortunate to have him," said Kraft. "I think he’s the greatest coach in the history of the game. In this modern era where you have free agency and you have all the hurdles associated of having sustained excellence on the field, it’s very difficult. He’s exceptional at managing the roster, the X’s and O’s, and all the...

10/21/2011 - 1:21pm
King on M&M: Ochocinco situation 'troubling'

Sports Illustrated's Peter King joined Mut & Merloni Friday for his weekly discussion about the Patriots and the NFL. King addressed Chad Ochocinco's struggles to fit in with the New England offense. Ochocinco has just nine receptions through the first six games of the season.

"Look, the Chad thing is troubling," King said. "It's really, really troubling because this is a place he begged to get to, and over the last three weeks he's had six inconsequential balls thrown to him and only one last week with no catches. He's not an integral part of this offense and that is putting it mildly. And you have wonder how much longer before somebody else becomes more a part of the offense and takes some of his snaps."

Before the trade deadline this past Monday, there was speculation that the Patriots would try to go after former Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to replace Ochocinco as a viable third wide receiver. Lloyd ended up...

10/21/2011 - 12:38pm
Young leaves Red Sox, returns to A's

Pitching coach Curt Young, who left the A's after the 2010 season to join the Red Sox on a two-year contract that included a team option for a third season, left the Sox to return to Oakland as pitching coach after just one year.

Under Young, the Sox had a 4.20 ERA that ranked ninth in the American League in 2011. The team's pitchers sputtered in September, with the rotation producing a 7.08 ERA. Young's laid-back style of coaching, in contrast to the more intimidating style of predecessor John Farrell, raised questions about whether members of the Sox pitching staff had taken advantage of his approach in a season when they came under scrutiny for their lackadaisical approach to conditioning and, more infamously, drank beer in the clubhouse during games.

In an appearance on the Mut & Merloni Show on Thursday, starter Clay Buchholz acknowledged the difference in approaches, referring to Young in the past tense.

"It was a different...

10/21/2011 - 8:21am
Robert Kraft on D&C: 'Savor' Pats' success

Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, with his team sitting at 5-1 heading into its bye weekend. Kraft said that while coach Bill Belichick might be quick to move on to the next game, he takes a little more time to enjoy the team's success.

"After my family, there's nothing more important to me than the New England Patriots team. And winning is what we're about, so when we win, I do savor it," he said. "We're not on this planet forever, and we've got to make sure we enjoy the special people around us and the special events that happen in our life and savor them.

"So, it's Bill's job to do that, and his philosophy works pretty well. I'm pretty proud that since we bought this team -- and I remember my sweetheart thought I was nuts. We had the worst won-loss record the previous five years. And now this our 18th season, if you can believe it. I'm pretty proud that we have the best won-loss...

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Phil Perry, CSNNE on the Patriots and NFL free agency

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Bruce Cassidy with Dale, …

Bruce Cassidy with Dale, Holley and Keefe

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OMF - David Price is comi…

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OMF - What does Ordway want for the Celtics offseason? We're still not sure 5-26-17

David Price is slated to join the big Sox Monday vs. the White Sox. Jaylen Brown has silenced his critics who wish he was Buddy Hield or Kris Dunn. And we go to the tape to figure out what exactly Glenn wants during the NBA offseason.

OMF - Celtics offseason is full of questions; most of them pertain to Lebron James 5-26-17

The Boston Celtics have taken a lot of steps forward this year and gave the fans an entertaining season. Going forward, Danny Ainge will be busy trying to get this team to the next level. How will he tackle the obstacle that Lebron and the Cavaliers present?

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Hour 4 we go back to some Sox and Celts, plus Bill Polian once again says something supremely stupid.

Dale, Holley and Keefe's Freestyle Friday Hour 3 - David Price's return and other Red Sox items, NBA Super Teams

Hour 3 starts with lots of Sox talk, plus we continue some NBA discussion.

Dale, Holley and Keefe's Freestyle Friday Hour 2 - Celtics Direction and Future

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Ep. 57: Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band

Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.

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