Pete and Matt react to the signings and re-signings the Patriots agreed to over the weekend. Matt gives his perspective on the fractured relationship between the Patriots and Wes Welker.
Tom E Curran, Pete Sheppard and Jack Edwards break down all the comings and goings from Gilette Stadium on a day when the changing of players really heats up for the Patriots.
We discuss the only topic of the day... the departure of Wes Welker and the signing of Danny Amendola.
Four topics we haven't touched upon... although today we kind of did... four Wes Welker topics are tackled.
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-- Yesterday course. The Jeff passed the story in Yahoo! Sports. Adrian Gonzales. A little bit dissect and affect the -- two quick questions and move does not want to talk. Much about it. A lot has been made of its -- We add more of it at the ballpark last night we've got John Henry answering it to date we've got a Bobby V answering it today. On today. Just moments ago in Baltimore. Injuring Gonzales felt and it apparently talk a little bit more with a about it with -- our own rob Bradford. There isn't accurate. You know so so as animated and what the most vocal guys in the meeting that's false. -- yeah absolutely this. You know first of all of somebody in -- Tribune unnamed source. Who better -- better be right when everything is saying you know physicists. Putting our integrity in everything about us out there and that's just -- -- Cancer happens does know that I was in proposal released local guys there. The other. -- organization. Truck factories -- today. Yeah he did. Yeah. Well I mean just like every starter and hang -- there's parts that are term parts are false and that's. Thinking then that strong for the fans to get have. Half of the story after the truth. So you might -- have been saying and our focus now has been the focus has been -- just on football we're about baseball. And so you know things that this -- that we have to. Do -- respond to but again I think our focus for about. Guys. Com. I mean every story that's the significance in his right. I was ballplayers get frustrated in the sense that when things aren't gonna present accurate. Because and that's just making people perceive things that are true so. No we care about -- care about the fans of Boston people because in Boston Red Sox Nation so if something's gonna come out we want to be 100% honest. And when it's not you know it's it's. And it doesn't. -- -- -- -- -- The story and. Absolutely everything everything in -- doing everything -- production. You know. We make around like we want to but we're striving for. That's -- -- on the back -- that. We don't. Have to be part of the reason why. And it's unfortunate because you know. Let's here -- club out of focus on winning the focus on preparation focus on doing everything we can win. And he's zero site knows that you know. Take your mind away from. -- -- Our cars are it's -- Hustling out and distractions and honor is normally is. You see we're professionals are. We're groom to understand it's part of the game and that's why we need to get me about that and so. What I do get on the field has nothing do what's right about me. You know. My guess Obama feel I'm focusing on playing the game and you know. I had. I had a discussion about it today about that until it and you know. He knows exactly what happened he knows the truth so. I don't know why this all the sun becomes something because it's. This happened a month over month ago or months ago. And so that's all being cleared and then that now that this had to consummate -- right it means it's very you know hold. -- it. Work it's. Or pocket. -- went. Back. Actually. They -- all who are getting accustomed to. -- -- about the so this is John and I have told us to venture into so that's about it music imagined. Yeah. And you know nobody faults and flew from losing. And that's. That's unfair. -- Adrian Gonzales was rob Bradford thank you -- for not that dropping -- That'll for a minute that -- an interesting stuff he has told ownership. That Bobby is a good manager. Said that he had a discussion with Bobby to date about that meeting that's interesting because you seem like. He's talking about having a meeting with Bobby today. -- clarifying all that stuff Bobby was not quite as clear I didn't think Pete. But in dealing with what happened with that meeting what transpired before when he actually. Met with the ownership group. After -- then we heard just -- last night and Bobby Valentine to believe him. No I think they're saying okay have to say I have no idea what you ask the question I think -- Gonzales right here do you believe him lest you think anybody believes -- I think the goal. There role I'm glad -- got a great get by Robin -- agencies and no win situation without fishing pole he's gonna spin this it is often it's been in any Weight Watchers like Dustin did last night. Fans are gonna buy it whatever the silent fans are gonna -- they had their chance. Well I think -- -- I agree with his underwear I think their actions have shown that this is not necessarily. What's going on at the ones all said and done it'll be fine. -- clearly got a feeling of resignation today. From from -- in Japanese side but that he's finally just resigned to the agent it is what it is and this is what -- and I'm gonna go through and finish -- -- -- that this wasn't about that this wasn't a distraction that's it for crap I mean Bobby Valentine said it's basically. -- divisive factions aren't reason why we lose alteration. -- -- -- They get the ways they get in the way of the objective -- the game and that is to go out there and when you're thinking about something else other then. What you're supposed to do at the plate what you're supposed to do on the field he said. -- It was -- bomb. Where he said he said that the story was false though he did as the interview went along there. Said he got frustrated when things aren't under percent of the truth he did admit some of that. Was factual. But he said that the part that he felt was forces. That'd said he was animated he was vocal he said that it's simply not true that's played semantics and does that mean I mean for -- if people of vocal in different ways to be out no -- I don't know them and maybe be raised quite a bit that for him that's like being outraged like when you're. You know or are you juggling Harry he said that John Henry was the one that organized the meeting not him Jeff -- story basically had the the text. From from Beijing Gonzales that actually was the catalyst to get the media together but he says John -- -- committee which by the way is -- John Henry said in an earlier. Email today said it's frustrating for the fans. That you get half of the story out. Of the troop all of our focus is to go out and play ball with John Henry organized the meeting and no doubt that he did it because leader Gonzales said look. We need to have a chat and so I'm gonna talk about semantics here -- don't know what justice who drop the American Express down nets at a reception at the palace -- -- -- house that was John and Alice and therefore you're organized some of the Jon Daniels on hand would you please. Then -- you've now heard from one of the players divert from the owner your effort from the I feel Boston manager. Give back to hear from you here's -- in -- for Miami. -- -- -- -- -- -- I know you you good baseball and shut up I'm the only conclusion -- come -- what listener. Agent Gonzales I like Bobby Valentine a big -- and -- aren't celebration. -- Brad rampant John Henry you'd have to make their -- pocket. Or. And -- and I'd say they're out of the box. 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In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Mike Florio joined the program to discuss the Jets decision to release Tim Tebow, he said the situation is as disaster all around for the Jets and that the problems begins with owner Woody Johnson. Mike also said that he was disappointed with the Pats moving back in the first round.
One of the hardest working men in the biz, Mike Petraglia aka "Trags", sits down with Butch Stearns live in Foxborough to help break down all the latest Pats moves. He discusses his reaction to the trade in Round 1 and the guys those picks produced. Also, the boys talk about the decent trade the Pats made in acquiring LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay for Jeff Demps and a 7th rounder.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Stephen A. joined the program to discuss the trade rumors he has reported regarding a possible trade including Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Stephen A. also told the guys that he has heard that Danny and Doc may be tiring of working together.
Salty spoke with Joe Castiglione & Dave O'Brien after he helped his team to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox tonight. The Red Sox return to Fenway after going 6-3 on the road trip.
We check in with Red Sox Manager John Farrell live from Chicago and get his take on a good week for the Sox, a tough series since then in Chicago, and other team related notes.
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the struggling Ellsbury and what that is doing to his contract value when he becomes a free agent.
McGuire joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the Bruins game 3 win, the Rangers awful power play, and the Shawn Thornton Derek Dorsett altercation.
Cleveland Indians hottest team in baseball, yet remain last in attendance May 19, 2013 By AJ Kaufman 6 Comments There’s a scene in Major League where Bob Uecker, portraying the radio voice of the Indians, bemoans, “In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar.” Well, that was nearly 25 years ago and fictional, but today’s reality is that Cleveland has won 17 of its last 21, and currently tops the AL Central with a mark of 25-17. No one in the majors is better than the Indians in the past month (20-7). That’s great news. The bad news, however, is the Tribe somehow remain in the MLB cellar when it comes to attendance. How can this be? The fact that I wrote on this same topic almost to the day last year – when only Tampa Bay drew fewer fans than Cleveland - may be even more troubling. Though roughly 34,000 watched a walk-off win Friday night against Seattle, perfect weather and free caps weren’t enough to draw more than 36,000 Saturday and Sunday combined. What did the Indians do in those tilts? They nabbed another walk-off win on Saturday, then the Indians crushed the great Felix Hernandez Sunday behind Justin Masterson, arguably the AL’s best pitcher right now. Fun fact: The Indians have already faced eight Cy Young Award winners in 2013: Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, David Price, Justin Verlander and Hernandez. They have won seven out those eight matchups. Simply astounding. This offseason, the much-maligned Indians front office finally made a legitimate attempt to improve the team through free agency. I’m not talking an Ubaldo Jimenez-like trade, but rather smart acquisitions that brought veterans Mike Aviles, Michael Bourn, Jason Giambi, Scott Kazmir, Brett Myers, Mark Reynolds, Drew Stubbs and Nick Swisher to Cleveland. In addition to being a fantastic place to watch a game due to great egress and ingress, with extremely affordable tickets, the best promo lineup anywhere, Jacobs Field boasts overall, cooler, less muggy summer weather than most Midwestern locales. The team also lowered beer and hot dog prices to $4 and $3 respectively. What other professional stadium in any sport offers that? I have visited 28 of the 30 current Major League Baseball stadia, and few top The Jake when all angles are considered. I say that as a baseball fan, not an Indians fan. As for the putative “economic” angle, these are the same people who spend insane amounts of money to watch terrible football every fall and show up in decent numbers for putrid basketball in the winter. Irrespective of season length, those sports charge up to 10 times the price for a ticket, and the atmosphere isn’t half as fan-friendly as baseball. I understand fans’ lack of willingness to get on board to some degree. A decent recap of Cleveland’s decade of “rebuilding” can be read here and the team suffered a horrific collapse last August. However, in addition to all the benefits of attending games at Jacobs (now Progressive) Field, fans should also realize the team has potential and often exceeds preseason aspirations at any point without warning. Cleveland hosts the rival Detroit Tigers — heavy favorites to repeat as AL Central champs — Tuesday and Wednesday nights before hitting the road. The temperature should be pleasant at first pitch each evening so you’d expect The Jake to be full to watch the best hitter on the planet right now — but don’t count on it.
Our afternoon host Mike Salk was offended at Gerry and Kirk's conversation on his favorite band Rush, the guys responded.
Mut and Merloni discuss the Derek Dorsett, Brad Marchand, and Shawn Thornton altercation and how great it was.
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We discuss Spain's Sergio Garcia and his ignorant, racist comments against Tiger Woods.
The Bruins look to take a 3-0 series lead, Jon Lester gets his first loss, Dwight Howard has options in free agency.
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They're like a ray of morning sunshine on an otherwise gloomy day.
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Elliotte Friedman joined the show to discuss the Bruins domination of the series thus far. He said that while nothing is certain he cannot see a way in which the Rangers come back and win the series.More from this show