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10/17/2011 - 11:15pm
Epstein announcement 'not likely' on Tuesday

According to an industry source with knowledge of the negotiations between the Red Sox and Cubs, an announcement regarding the status of GM Theo Epstein is "not likely" on Tuesday, meaning that the matter will likely remain unresolved until after the World Series.

Epstein reached an agreement with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on a contract to head baseball operations in Chicago last week. Since then, the Sox and Cubs have yet to find common ground in negotiating the compensation that Boston would receive in order to let Epstein go with one year left on his contract. While sources suggested that the two sides were progressing in negotiations over the weekend, the teams seemingly have yet to find common ground about the players who would head to Boston in exchange for the architect of two World Series winners and six playoff clubs.

If the Sox and Cubs cannot settle the matter on Tuesday, then the MLB Commissioner's Office would likely not...

10/17/2011 - 5:47pm
Report: Sox asked for Garza in Theo deal

According to, the Red Sox initially sought right-handed starter Matt Garza as compensation from the Cubs for the prospective departure of Boston GM Theo Epstein. According to the report, the Cubs refused the request about the 27-year-old, who was 10-10 with a 3.32 ERA 197 strikeouts in 198 innings for the Cubs this year after spending the previous three seasons pitching for the Rays, for whom he frequently dominated the Sox.

With Chicago unwilling to part with Garza, according to the report, the two sides instead have moved on to discuss potential minor league prospects whom the Sox would receive in order to release Epstein from the final year of his contract in Boston.

One of the prospects under discussion, according to multiple reports, is right-handed pitcher Trey McNutt, a former 32nd-...

10/17/2011 - 5:00pm
Belichick: Don't read into Ochocinco's snaps
By: DJ Bean

Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley Monday on The Big Show, discussing the Sunday's 20-16 victory over the Cowboys and the state of the team as it enters its bye week. 

One of the topics discussed was receiver Chad Ochocinco, whom the team acquired in the offseason from the Bengals in exchange for a 2012 fifth-round pick and a 2013 sixth-round pick. Through six games, Ochocinco is fifth on the team with nine receptions and 136 receiving yards. He has yet to score a touchdown this season. 

"What we're expecting to do is to win. It's to go out there and move the ball and score points. I feel like we're doing a pretty good job of that, so if we can produce offensively as a team, and everybody's doing their job, which involves a lot of different things, then that's good. If we're not, then we're going to try to do it better. We're going to try to do it better anyway. … It's...

10/17/2011 - 3:33pm
Report: Lester's story incomplete
By: DJ Bean

Two Red Sox sources -- a player and someone in management -- have told Comcast Sportsnet's Mike Giardi that Jon Lester's comments to the Boston Globe Monday do not tell the entire story regarding the behavior of Boston's starting pitchers this season.

Lester told the Globe that though he took part in drinking during games, it was not frequent, and that the pitchers ordered fried chicken once a month. Giardi said that the sources felt "the behavior of Lester, Josh Beckett, John Lackey and, on occasion, Clay Buchholz was irresponsible, occasionally reckless, and disrespectful to manager Terry Francona." 

The player Giardi spoke to added that players took advantage of Francona's managerial style and disrepsected him. The Red Sox did not pick up Francona's option following the conclusion of the...

10/17/2011 - 3:07pm
O'Brien, Caserio back Ochocinco

Chad Ochocinco has appeared to struggle at times over the course of his six-game career with the Patriots, but offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien and director of player personnel Nick Caserio are standing by him.

One day after he went without a catch in the Patriots’ 20-16 win over the Cowboys, both O’Brien and Caserio lauded the work and progression of the wide receiver who has just nine catches through six games.

“Ocho is progressing every week,” O’Brien said. “He’s done a really good job at practice and when he’s been in certain parts of games, he’s produced -- two-minute drives at the end of the half and things. We’re happy with where Ocho is right now.

“This is a unique place,” O’Brien added. “We have a lot of guys that contribute, some guys in certain games are contributing more than others. At some point in time, we’re going to need...

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