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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According to the boys at WEEI. Dot com rob Bradford Alex spear the Red Sox have just added another player. To their 2013. Lineup. They have worked out a deal with shame Victor Reno it is a three year deal. 437. Point five. Million dollars so you got. David -- Jonny Gomes Mike Napoli. And Shane Victorino -- short crash change. Obviously switch -- 32 years you'll turn 32 last week he had 255. Of this past year eleven homers 39 steals in 45 attempts a 321 on base percentage. He was traded in the in the middle of the season -- -- so therefore no draft -- Going from the Red Sox to the Dodgers -- this is the worst full season he said. In the big -- he is a switch hitter. When I say that cautiously because I'm looking up his numbers here. Against lefthanded. Pitchers in 2000 and well. Hitting from the right side he batted 229. On base percentage through 96. Right handed against right handed. Against lefty CC career 301. 373. On base percent. So against lefties hitting from the right side but once again even though he's a switch hitter he's better from the right side. And they already have guys right now that they're loaded with with. Right handed. That he's terrific defensive. Player rolls right center field is great yeah great terrific. Without -- up. And down. He can play right field obviously which you need somebody to be able to cover the pastor out there he can do you also gives you. Armed some insurance at that Senator Obama will tell you this based on looking at the numbers that they're spending. If you Scott Boras I don't care Jacoby Ellsbury totally sucks this year he's still going to be were thirteen and I want us we were more. -- -- -- -- Jacoby Ellsbury. And chain victory know. I don't think Victor Reno has ever gotten himself into MVP. Voting the way that Ellsbury DiNardo you know he's been good and and -- -- to play -- -- -- doesn't ever finish on an MVP voting thirteenth. So. -- just based on last year's performance. Is worth more than any one of these guys per year. Now this three year -- they're signing all these guys are three years they'll they'll be good but the Roman authorities -- he'll be ready to have other young players take over three years. That's it so I look at the Red Sox today Bogart's. -- Webster. -- Bradley yeah I think they'll all be ready to do some damage in three years -- again. You know but like anything my grandma -- -- like -- -- Michael to a -- probably real be real good -- -- will Peter out but nothing. And one will be -- That's what happened. When we did -- when young talent every thinks that all of -- -- -- the back -- the -- as it was this described you earlier we do this every Oprah someone broke your heart to a as a player. The player -- -- thought it was going to be giving you -- form really there is in somebody. You opener at this abhorrent thing -- and we don't see him at all. For example if it's a good exam -- -- near the bill let's government that it halts. But you're -- it is. Our Brian -- -- -- One. I mean go through hole but given tons of yours you know my favorite -- -- -- I have -- free dot. I thought Doc Sadler -- going to be great. -- exciting. In the short yeah it's vast and in case you frosts. Robert Casey and Donnie Sadler recently of it's my joke is that duke at the moment that Donnie Sadler. In news. Jamie boxes are always. Real. Okay back to all of us have had agreed to. Start a -- there's about a moment -- -- -- okay. Going back to before maturity in August I know that I know they're not done again because I haven't seen any pitching and watch the steam as he has. And a pitching Sox in the audience -- pitching. They're they're not better than they were before that your. As bad as they were during the course of the summer right now they're not better than they were before they made that artistry. With the -- Now you're striking Gloucester rank. -- -- -- -- -- I looked and I sort caller dark we'll direct our place I would prefer to actually collecting ignore right now to tread softly you know and not quiet guy. And more Margaret page and make a -- well actually it in the earlier. That's what they're doing now you know -- you know what the differences it if you waste the money. On Boller went about cheap I totally or whether you wasted in the in the lecturing. I mean there's a difference what's the difference. You spent -- time you spend it and why in Kmart or you go to Nordstrom. In light went -- there isn't bad you know. That they need to explore flashing and you're like I -- all I want to Alter. So what is that it makes you articulate -- -- -- on Cuba. Yeah Obama said when asked about this it's this elaborate on that Frankie -- If they tread softly that do better because. I don't know I don't know I'm not read and understand and meet maiden name which are likely you know they -- -- victory at all. There hadn't played -- slow pace I thought saying. They're overpaying. Guys that are not merely is good the players. That we have seen you play over the last day. I know what are you -- more than ten million. Should Pedro Martinez they paid him a lot of money out of that work out work out quick. I'll really Curt Schilling did Brad -- at some awful lot of money to make billion dollars he did nothing one -- how -- that work out. What are you if you've got the right guy he's. Then you're doing the proper shopping you're evaluating the talent properly and they -- win for you. No. Let me ask you does that many under sixty million bucks you have any regrets. We went crazy you know he did but -- -- bizarre stuff when he was misty and all of that you have any regrets. 160 million was he -- Don't. Even more lives but he let your ass he was -- and it was it. I mean you know -- -- want they -- final -- they wanted to know seventh highest payroll of any team in baseball and everybody's gone. Does that meant -- look at it. Market -- to bring in a huge revenue charging you the highest. Of any team ball. And everybody's on I don't want Josh gambled and he does. Dexter the second second -- 63. Q but you can't say. -- have a lot of others. Are about certain things you can do and there's certain things you can't do I think. You afterwards would think it's a good line but we we can't we can't -- that he's and he's doing that anymore.
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.
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.
Joe Castiglione talked with John Lackey after he picked up the W against the Twins. Lackey threw seven innings, and retired the 1st twelve batters of the game.
Dave O'Brien talked to John Farrell before the end of the Twins series. The Sox skipper said that Big Papi's success is no surprise given his work ethic.
John Farrell postgame press conference
Eddie Olczyk joins the show to discuss the Bruins Rangers series and what to expect with Game 3 back in NY. He also talks about Seguin's inconsistency and the role of Jaromir Jagr.
Kenny Albert joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the play of Henrik Lundqvist, changes John Torterella may make before tonight's game, and if home ice advantage will make a difference.
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.
Steve joined the show to discuss the Rangers and their coach John Tortorella. Steve said that the Bruins have been the far better team thus far in the series.
Kirk and Gerry talked about game three tonight at Madison Square Garden between the Bruins and Rangers. Gerry and Kirk are not very confident in the ability of the Rangers to make this a series.
Find out which WEEI host came out victorious in the latest Salk Vs. Mut battle.
What's better than a whole hour with NESN's Jack Edwards? Not much. We talk all hockey, all the time with Jack live from his study, with a "Loving Cup", whatever that is.
We talk hockey as the Bruins have had little problem taking a 2-0 series lead against the much talk about NY Rangers. Will this continue in games 3 and 4 at MSG? We discuss.
We tackle four topics we haven't yet touched upon today. Gronk!, Proms with celebs and athletes and much more.
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins have a 2-0 lead over the New york Rangers, the Red Sox are back on the winning sde of things, and the noteable birthdays of the day.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Daily Planet Wednesday May 8th
....uhhhh.....a bunch of bombs over there....
Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
Damn New Yorkers!
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