According to a report in the Boston Herald, the Red Sox made "a big play" in an effort to acquire Blue Jays shortstop Marco Scutaro prior to the July 31 deadline for making trades that did not require waivers. But, according to the report (which cited a major-league source), the Jays decided to keep their team relatively intact and pulled Scutaro off the market once they determined that they would not trade Roy Halladay.
Alex Rodriguez launched a two-out, two-run home run over the left field wall against reliever Junichi Tazawa in the 15th inning, giving the Yankees a 2-0 win over the Red Sox, Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Tazawa was making his major league debut and was in his second inning of work when Rodriguez went deep. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett teamed with five New York relievers to hold Red Sox hitters to just four hits. Sox starter Josh Beckett went seven scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing four hits. Hideki Okajima, Daniel Bard, Ramon Ramirez, Jonathan Papelbon, Manny Delcarmen, Takashi Saito and Tazawa teamed for 7 2/3 innings of scoreless relief before the Rodriguez home run. It marked the first time the Red Sox and Yankees went into extra innings with a scoreless tie since 1976. The Yankees now lead the Red Sox by 4 1/2 games in the American League East.
Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein revealed on Friday afternoon that the newly signed Paul Byrd is roughly three weeks away from potentially pitching in Boston. Byrd been throwing and working out all season expecting a big league call in June or July, but had stopped throwing two weeks prior to inking a minor league deal with Boston. The 38-year-old Byrd promptly resumed his throwing regimen and tossed a pair of innings against a college baseball team before reporting to Fort Myers on Friday for team-supervised workouts. The three week timetable for Byrd also coincides with the Sept. 1 date that Major League rosters expand beyond 25 players. "He reported to Fort Myers (on Friday) and threw," said Epstein. "He's got some work to do to get into game condition and to get his arm into shape. He's probably about three weeks away from being able to help."
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and at least one representative from the MLB Players Association have locked in a 12:30 p.m. press conference time Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium to discuss in greater detail the 2003 performance-enhancing drug test that Ortiz reportedly failed. Ortiz has dodged media questions for more than a week following a New York Times report that he was one of the 104 big league ballplayers who failed an anonymous drug test in 2003. Ortiz has asked for more time to gather more information about the failed test, but it's unknown exactly what details he'll be disclosing on Saturday.
NEW YORK - Though ESPN's Buster Olney has reported that a team has claimed Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios off of waivers, WEEI.com has learned that the Red Sox are not the team to claim him. Rios is hitting .261 with a .728 OPS. He is in the second season of a seven-year, $69.8 million contract.
Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down all aspects of the Patriots win over the Lions, and take your calls as well.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions, the team's seventh win in a row. The defense stepped up again and now gets a crack at Aaron Rodgers next Sunday.
The guys give their final thoughts and predictions leading up to the 1pm matchup with Detroit.
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Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
BC's head coach joined the show to preview the Florida State game.
Rodney Harrison previewed the Patriots and Lions with the guys.
The top stories of the as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
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