According to a baseball source, the Red Sox contact Justin Duchscherer to express interest in the 32-year-old right-hander. The one-time Sox minor leaguer (he was dealt to the Rangers in 2001 in exchange for Doug Mirabelli), Duchscherer was 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in five starts last year before undergoing season-ending hip surgery. He had missed all of the 2009 season while recovering from elbow surgery and being treated for depression.
But Duchscherer, a two-time All-Star, has been effective when healthy, and he has worked with new Sox pitching coach Curt Young for the last eight seasons, first in Triple-A Sacramento, and then after Young became the A's pitching coach.
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ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson joined Dale & Holley to give his take on the AFC and his thoughts on Randy Moss. Johnson believes that the positives far outweigh the negatives with Moss, as long as a team is prepared to live with what he can do and what he won't do.
"If you know what you're getting with Randy Moss, you're happy, you're OK," Johnson said. "Here's a guy that's not going to block, he's not going to run crisp routes, he's not going to do certain things. He's going to say what's on his mind and if you're OK with that, you can win with that. If you know how to coach that. If you don't know how to coach that like Brad Childress in Minnesota, you can't win with it."
Johnson feels that Moss recognized right away that he would have a problem with Childress. "You just left the greatest coach in the modern era to something different," Johnson said. "He recognized that. Moss...
The Patriots are set to sign kicker Shayne Graham, according to multiple media reports. Graham is a 32-year-old who has kicked for Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Baltimore and the New York Giants. He was 23-for-28 with the Bengals in 2009, and was most recently in New York, spending two days with the Giants when kicker Lawrence Tynes had an ankle injury. New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski was injured last Sunday against the Browns. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Former Patriots receiver Troy Brown joined Dale & Holley to talk about Tom Brady's trust issues with his young receivers and why this week will be a big test for the Pats to recover from their loss against the Browns. Brady has appeared to be more vocal with his receivers than he has in the past and Brown said that Brady, "wasn't that verbal with the guys back in the day."
"Now you see a situation where he has to be that way, especially with so many young guys," Brown said. "He's got good talent on this football teams but a lot of these guys won't always make the best decisions to get open. He really wasn't that verbal with the guys back in the day because he had a whole slew of guys he could trust. I'm not saying the guys he has now can't play, it's just he hasn't developed that trust with these guys where he can trust them to do the right thing when he's back there playing quarterback."
Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly has been named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the nation's Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. The sophomore is currently the nation's leading tackler with 125 stops through the first nine games. He is also second in solo tackles with 78. He has recorded 18 straight games with 10 or more tackles and racked up a career high 20 against NC State. That is the third-best performance in the country this season.
Kuechly is the active NCAA leader in total (12.9) and solo tackles (7.3). He has accumulated 283 tackles in 22 games in his career. He also leads the Eagles this season with nine tackles for a loss while picking off two passes and recovering a pair of fumbles. Kuechly is one of two semifinalists in their sophomore year of eligibility.
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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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
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.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.