Dec 13, 2012|
The Red Sox started acquiring some pitching by signing Ryan Dempster. Big O and Michael discuss how many more pitchers they may need to sign to really shore up their pitching staff and how this staff may fare against the new Angels lineup.
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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Your baseball landscape today. Josh Hamilton signed a five year 125. Million dollar deal with the Los Angeles angels and I'm. And the Boston Red Sox -- Ryan Dempster two year deal. 26 point five million dollars I'll tell you this -- it's fascinating to me. I brought this up couple weeks ago. All of this nickel and dime stuff getting the Napoli the world Victorino is in the world and make a big splash. And get a guy that's going to at least entertain the people of the next few years that's just him opening you'll. Actually went along without the -- is about five years you're. You wanted to run try to squeeze it down the -- we use the same thing they're not go for Josh apartment and the next one had been lit up. And it was to show patience. And you hit it people were bull statements blasting us for bringing up. For that Josh Hamilton should come to the Boston Red Sox that you get a guy who you legitimate. Time editor who's a very good -- well. Today. He gets for 125. Million bucks for five years for -- -- -- -- ever after the Red Sox in this text light is lit up -- you know liberals. Problem is that the Red Sox. They've gone totally opposite direction now -- this is a whole -- list of of people texting today and the people who. Didn't want Hamilton a couple weeks ago. Have gone to bed or did give up -- the dollar or waiting for that you know -- the first game of -- buyers are. I think it's bizarre if you don't. Usually see that dramatic of a swing. Well all that but. Isn't easy to say. And it's easy for everybody to say that way you don't really have to do if you're sitting here at August. October other teams are playing baseball season is over you got a ton of money. You're you're looking forward. -- So thankful. Where we don't have to feel the pressure. Of those outrageous bad contracts that we had last year and this time we're going to be different look at it differently now. You can sign people to. Be disciplined and -- the -- -- developer kids it all sounds -- -- -- when -- management. It is easy to say when Europeans it rankled fans got to let. What to look that's right we have -- evidence about how will do it and we're gonna get back to the way we were to Vista right way. That would free agency starts UC people. Going other places look at the angels now messy and they -- salon dot -- present the best team in the American -- Are they certainly. Are in the conversation on paper. They're -- in that conversation after awhile I guess you have one guy. If you have one guy out Apple's. Its export one -- Albert Wilson Mike Trout takes one couple guys sitting in the playoffs but drought coupled that you. He had Josh Hamilton. You've got three legitimate MVP candidate two guys have won MVP. Another guy -- to keep -- at all want it running away. This year. After -- it becomes really tough to say -- doesn't make it made some. Dangers that it really the the angels who did not win you handled it great hitters in the game today in pools. And then shying away from going -- and -- it. Market. If it is that they're not a market is this important market they have they have an agenda and I don't hear it to a -- They're building an exciting team. The urgent. Taking over. -- They think they have -- they have a second little battle going on it. Outside the American League west they got that little battle answered you know what it is race if -- in America at its TV dollars. It's TV don't get 200 dodged two ED. Millions from the local fox. Out of -- your phone calls your reaction we're also talking about apps as well. And -- what you expect from him on Sunday night to me he's got a plate big. For the 49ers to -- I know I agree with you about the defense of their treatment quick. Active they they messed up a lot of quarterbacks I'm not sure the government's this guy up number twelve. I think they might just a couple times sacked a couple I don't think you're going to get him. Often it's normal focused he's ever played their electorate. Which gives even you know that's that's gonna give -- always going to be. And then that story -- -- on everything organized to pick having had a season tickets needed. So it matters it's gonna add a this game comes down -- Can't he handle the pressure. And play under a game like he has never played it before what. It. Comes to. That's that's what I think this game comes down to listen I know Brady's gonna play terrific game. -- that's efforts Cisco defense is gonna be pretty damn good. I don't think patriots could easily be able to score 3540. To 52 points like they have over the last few weeks but 24 might be enough. 47 might be enough unless -- -- goes out and -- himself. Eight huge game I mean there's no excuse me the party's right here but he. It's right out yet but it's not that bodies right here go to the -- sometimes like their long line had its own right there. C'mon you've been working provides comfort there. They held -- when you realized that I don't realize gotta gotta gotta go to -- yeah -- probably yeah message fill up. A gentleman I think we constituency. You are. On the red we're back to sixty brother -- wrong with it a new market for money than not you'll see him. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- In that they'll figure out mystery behind. Me quickly to with Josh team in the stipulations -- is alcohol problems whatever. I'm really angels probably have some -- segments -- -- do. But it -- simply don't want Phillips and what do I want what I -- -- -- -- the crop they can't go get it all that we also. Without that money can't answer those states and you know not a one and it gets it that while -- -- it seems to pop that we -- to make the playoff. This I don't want his -- peace. The gulf the other -- I'm -- to communism collapsed site is we have made the playoffs won't betray -- Sweeney. We're at a local credit -- -- these guys I got a question you know apple all along the upper management we -- -- it to. They all he needs to tell me equally competitive yet. -- question is how important. It is not there or not and money. It. It's -- -- Michael it's getting. But it can you tell me honestly like that wound all got it shortstop that are in trouble so put the U. It the numbers here. It. -- dollars. Dollars to. -- This -- this. There are -- are about it -- don't read whatever it as I was saying before ahead of the technical difficulty here. So that worked so basically they've. They've spent about a hundred well. A 112150. Million dollars so far. An inquiry agency I know it's not that they're not spending. After that it's. I have. Opinions about -- equitable. Plays -- wanna see him. It's elation is like that it lobbying by only -- people to charges it was a dodge stratus. But the -- of. I mean I'd worked on several outlets outlets that it was the people they're just recently amateur in the money -- in 2000. Right it's incredible. I it's I think it's going to be fascinating to see how that plays out I if things remain that way they are right now I would not be surprised at all. If that sellout streak is broken in in date of after the they opener and that's what -- Buick that was the Lipton it was last year I should've happened last year. I don't care about the industry if so everybody gets worse they felt it yet it worked out sellout streak. I don't. Rob Bradford is now reporting that the Red Sox. Wouldn't go over the three years. Or -- source regarding. Him over three years of waiting offer toward a simple correctly -- think that's what gets me right now. And in the -- -- going along with it like the Red Sox really it. I can't help -- people on the ocean they do not make a concerted effort to go after Josh Hamilton. You. Made it one. Well maybe the statement but it works with the public is now there are some people up hills where roads. And they didn't try. Because to try means you've got to approach market value you went and buy a house it's worth. 500000. Dollars -- market off of the 200000 dollars for the house almost daily. All we tried but we just simply good. You would not willing to go to market value. Exactly -- of like if you like Jackson airport yesterday but that BMW. 600. Jackets lost their mind. This thing just security is lost what we have -- and I love what we have budget I want ocean. It is all it does is get around yeah. The best of -- -- -- excitement and business people must go crazy bounces from place -- Hangs around and finds you know. I talk to the cafeteria yesterday. It captain. -- no -- making the -- But that this idea Europe. Three years all the way you would have gotten is that the winter meetings with people were talking three years you decide which apparently they did -- -- While beating them. And that's when you say it we love. We want to that's the guy wants he wants to hear -- -- -- -- we once. But you don't want we don't wanna get to the pitching war back and forth all these other teams you know these teams at this respect that you just up for years. The Boston red -- we have a winning tradition. We're done over the last ten years and our organization with a great organization with a lot of money and go get a lot of butler's where they want. Five years 105. You work up to 150 to -- but you don't -- in this room right now. We leave this room that we're not gonna let played a game where you go right back today that don't Rangers. Aren't right now losers and use us. As some type of leveraged -- Regal obvious Josh and you don't want -- difficult. We counseling we help people work which will help to every you need to do to make your life. Very comfortable and lost it. It. Didn't go -- ago.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
It's a baseball round table from the winter meetings in Orlando, Rob Bradford talks with Ian Browne, Scott Lauber, Tim Britton, and Jason Mastrodonato.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Shawn Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
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