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Rob Bradford joins Ryder to give a Spring Training update

Mar 16, 2013|

In the midst of all the Pats offseason talk, John talks with Rob Bradford about the recent developements in spring training. They focus on what to expect from the Sox's younger players, like Rubby De La Rosa and Jackie Bradley Jr.

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    Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. I know detector can you imagine having Stanton in Boston did it forty plus homers easy architecture from western mass. Two words about prospects Daniel yep they can go hard the other way. I another one here says agree with you order percent top of the rotation guys talk about Lester innings a year post seasons died. Given the cash over five years five for one and should get it done. And out finally is Lester stats are comparable to average career he walked away from 244 million Lester has been better than Homer Bailey and look at the contract. That he just signed a few textures telling me the gets four clocked at. Well evening parade for a UConn for the championships I assume the men and women together out both of them winning the national title. Yes as tougher as Turkey's but happy for Kevin Ollie who now is the next. Hot coaching named to go from college to the end beauty after eight seasons. But undefeated in the NCAA tournament ally guys can say that are at six or 77797937. is in New Jersey he's up next When then. Just try to not cute bit Ali thank you and I can't believe that a low ball. Jon Lester like they don't agree that you like a side impact by one and whatever argument sake. We have been out of my. But you see a lot of contracts for your team that have gone got into the contract stratosphere and some of them have really worked out so well. But for a number like dapper Lester what he's so willing to stay. I agree I was surprised. When I saw what the number was at the end of spring training where the Red Sox know Lester broke off toxin seems like a a low ball contract terms of dollars in a low ball contract thirty years. definitely. god I G I mean lucky probably let out a little bit like that way radio reluctant I had. Yeah I mean yeah I'm with you thanks to the fall being a former yankees fans perspective. They're never shy about spending dollars. That Lester contract is makes sense and I've said this a few times. Because just getting back to this point I do think my gut still tells me they get a Don. Gut feeling they still get this contract done because I hate candidate it player just wants too much just wants to be a Boston too much. You back going to be here at the expense of taking deal it's foolish and a four year seventy to eighty million dollar contract before which. At ball way below market terms years below market terms the average annual There's no upside here it sounded like a Red Sox blown away with a give you four years but here's point six million a year. Which is probably more than you gonna get I guarantee each and every year on the open market that it could at least. I still think Lester would walk away from crystal he'd say no. But I could look at that is saying the Red Sox in good faith effort to try to. Do with last year what they've done with other guys which is over pay an average annual dollars but try to take that discounted terms of the number years seventy. I can't say that. I can't see it as they came under years came under dollars 6177797937. Bill isn't busted up next they've built. They would subject. who visual. You know what about. You guys keep in the world. Could together okay. guys they look at the guys renewed deal if everybody involved. Make him have the option to. Who boarded deals rivals ordered to the guys will. Make it work. So real simple. So three years of his make sure Israelis and three years seventy million. And then assuming he stays healthy another two years at how much. Ordered me at all. That would come out to volley at 5110. About then you know what would actions. YouTube. 120. It was cute guys so. Yeah It it it any guaranteed dollars sport. That that's just not gonna work for the players work for last. Well hope what works right now what made two big guy a two year deal seven million. With a guarantee. Appeared to remain nimble. The two more years of targeted what are enviable. Well let's get. That that that the five year 120 million dollar contract. Where. OK I guess that that's reasonable but I mean you if you're guaranteeing the money that it's not three years in the two years to five years. And yet we could what three years didn't work out three years it will be created numerous believe that you develop very animated. You know. Yeah I mean I like well. I guess I can't get what you in there you know again trial period so to speak at three year seventy million dollar. You know test blown the CP states LP and see if he still producing. The news saying guaranteed fifty million after that which is five for once money. Why would John again you'd think about it okay hometown discount know we heard the operator gets excited about it. to get past the idea of a hometown discount meeting complete insanity. Seventy million dollars even over a three years average dollars a lot of money. But it still. 50% of what can get out in the open market. You know why would I take seventy million guaranteed even for three years when I could just double that six years guaranteed at 140 million. You know six I can get that extra seventy million dollars over three more seasons just to go out in the open market. That would be a great team friendly kind of idea but Lester were being eyed Joseph and Wakefield once the way HL. What they've done so much for the in the you know 78 years. That burning up I don't know are already up at. I agree with UN and the injury concern for me is that they're now we are talking about Clay Buchholz we'd be having added I merely different conversation. But with Lester even a year it was bad in 2012. Still pitch to plus innings. Yeah I mean you don't get a picture wondering about that party and you don't hate you guys brought there get a going to be offered. And I are I think I really like the attitude that you just want the behavior I don't understand why the Internet situation black. We're not talking about giving the guy a 140. I'm not all that with the amount of money more book like the object audit. Well he had I think the Red Sox kind of Hewitt in the regard as well that's why I wasn't completely floored when he said OK if we here opera was the most that they had. I'll put out there by the time they broke off negotiations. But I'd be and neighbor of 400. Yell now and a and a big. Average annual value a Ford seventy for is an opera that you know the players get a that's an opera that it's designed to be turned out. Yeah independent though they looked like but based on the yacht I don't know it. All the the PR stunt getting negative PR because I think I had tickets ridiculous they have any Lester did lie to me if he blocks away at the end of the day. And and the Red Sox look back and in the end flick back and say. And they could of they could negotiate they could out of spring training but the only opera percent beat the teams the only one's gonna look bad that's an. Aerial my opinion darker integrated you know integrated I'm sorry you know it made it. It's the same age and it did Dustin Pedroia has I can't think of his name off my head to similar Pedroia as we negotiated down discounts the This situation it is thought here we cannot I mean update completely done park are now completely. It sounds like till the end of the season got to do have an exclusive negotiating window. Went thanks for the college and they've exclusive negotiating window with Lester. After the season is over and that it's free agency. But you know in my mind even if the Red Sox were come back with a big number in the fall. But it even gets to. Reagents even gets to the point were other teams are our ticketing contracts are offers a Lester you're probably spending more than what you have spent. It just get the deal done now. You just avoid any possibility any any chance did you rate in the another team another suitor and unlike David Ortiz we can't you know we had a debate about Ortiz is going to be even a market that is. And I thought maybe lot of people but absolutely now. That's fine with Lester there's no debate right. I mean when I can debate the fact that it thirty year old going on 31 year old lefty it's starting pitcher with a great post season track records that market. We know that that's the case there's going to be money thrown at this. So you have the opportunity. To not only negotiate exclusively with him up or you even touch or even Free agency. It to get an offer on the table to sign this guy if they're not able losing the player beat. I signing into a deal that maybe goes outside their comfort zone because now they worry about free agency not to worry about other offers them. You could have made a better fate in my mind decide than these reported figures in at these numbers are right you know he's not taking. It's an it's designed to be refused to keep brought out their deceit it's a hit proper. I don't think organ necessarily buy that I think that this mark baseball banner that. That they and as long as you're in line with keeping Lester some cables don't want that at any high price and that's fine that's your opinion I disagree by. It any band that wants Jon Lester back is valued at his team. It and understand just what the market is looking for the seventy's at It's an insult. Text messages committed 37937. AT&T like. Texas is Red Sox have too many pitches in the system they had the upper hand. Now that it's does its thing is too many pitchers in this is have a lot of starting pitching depth they have a lot of potential. As allowed by hope and is better than Jon Lester obese Kerr shot why not. But you know what you have in Jon Lester. You don't know what you have yet Henry and that goes to my point of if you're gonna have some of these cost control pre arbitration arbitration guys up. Lester got the money to do. He could have a a lot of money coming off the books over the next read of where years. Yet a pitcher John Lackey threw for 500000 dollars on next season. In NA and it not a salary cap sport but it sport I care about a 189 million dollar luxury tax threshold for the at least they're from last. I that to take three years the market's already at five to six. years as Lester won't get 140 on the open market I disagree I think he will. I the Texas is give Lester one of these two deals. Or for a hundred or seven and 12611. if the offer candidate for for a hundred then I would say you know the Sox made an effort. They made shots try to sign him and take battled down discounted terms of the year when it for par seventy it. and a few text is going back to a couple calls as a wide world Lester take three year deal and a trial period. We can get five years guaranteed and I completely agree this is an interesting text here get this one before the break. I you know I'm not entirely sure why everyone has the phrase 110 for five I should get it done because he had no idea. What will get it done in theory. Yet that would be a hometown discount. 111 for five years an option six and eight I have no way of knowing. Whether that would get it done so he's looking at 5110. I just keep coming back that number because I look at. What the market would probably and keep going back to guys like Cole Hamels you know reasonable comparable to last year's regular season numbers I see six. In 144. EC 23 and change per year so take roughly that average annual value. 43 in his case it's going to take a year back it five years old hometown discount. But he's not leaving and and the billions of dollars That's why I come back to that number I'll get it done I have no idea what I'd be willing to go to say. 150 over 520 million a year probably. Start pushing diablo or we'll talk. You see what the number but a number I have in mind. And a lot of people have in mind they think 22 million a year twenty to 22 million a year years and college day. Five years a 10210 million dollars 6177797937. The point though I had no idea we don't know. What gets I can tell you this though. Ward seven he doesn't get it on told you that before knowing. That that was the for the Jon Lester turned out we get back to your calls coming up next we'll talk war. 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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

John -- back way I see up there on the phone lines still wanted to talk patriots and I'll get right back to that the first stuff here's will switch gears for a moment toxin baseball. -- the great to rob Bradford of WEEI dot com was down there in Florida house go rob. While ago everywhere ought to talk patriots -- -- -- -- that -- -- -- a third base coach actually telling me why the patriot should not -- guard Robinson. This morning so it's business if they -- fever everywhere you. -- I know -- feels a gigantic patriots fan as a go to most of the games. No I don't know PW all the games yes they a man caves and up multi year government gave the bull. -- used to television set a good name by. He you know he's due -- they'd bring you for your risk to two -- develop leak out you know ball Robinson -- -- not even a bad idea of having been former quarterback Curtis what -- people for the patriots. I liked his years of not only are dead down there. Cover the Red Sox and baseball but you're getting all these important football knows from bra patriots notes from Brian Butterfield. Welcome you ought to last spring training grow our guards made an appearance could -- -- you're being given out without anyone noticing until later that night what do you. -- Brothers appear at the Fort Myers ale house problem and there was no no hiding there obviously. No and it's tough to hide that guy you would think that he could add some power to this Red Sox lineup he would they. Yeah yeah I love you all their might into -- suddenly you're looking they were hurt you it's it's built sidelight here we don't know. Even if you -- hit Monday -- is scheduled. And Stephen Drew has become a concern as well -- take those two cargo -- up. All of sudden you're very very -- -- Net you know Ortiz I know it's tough reading gauger really anyone what develops -- what happens here woods would David Ortiz. Just pay a prediction overall under in terms of games a hundred or less. Are they go over or -- -- are prepared. They're not discouraged too much by the injury because again to what and -- not securely and in which could defected. -- -- -- -- So they feel like where is it a little bit they get -- -- -- -- play without problem. By bill he would win column today. Do it okay you know like pearl said yesterday. Or the other day -- -- you know he. You might be taking cracked a Monday which obviously would be the next -- or you wouldn't say that that was still play. It's said that you he's making some strides but it's still reluctant like he says Jack absolutely a military guy practiced but he'll make good our markets. And a world goes. And how little cute downplayed or not but it wasn't exactly -- -- -- You've got a week after opening day you're going to be easy because it might be -- a couple of weeks in this seat. -- you know the Achilles you're right but at the same time with the heels and we know that he's not to you know a guy -- Who with a speed but -- would think that would affect his swing though and -- both heels. Well and -- -- -- Democrats that they knew that he was hitting would you eat all through spring training and even the occupant. He was hitting with the Achilles problem as -- it was whatever discomfort you and didn't seem to your problem. Soul yeah I think it's still just a matter of its flooding and then running in the coming sort of have to pay out there running which was. Obviously indicate what he -- tapping it throughout the last couple weeks so it's still -- problem it. And it it'll be -- also what are they gonna do without it or whatever time he's out there. They are I think we're chart right now Lou when you look at fifteen the way shaping up weather go to -- keepers took Peru. Uncertainty about some of the other bad. I think they're they're gonna hang their hats on the pitching believe it or not and had our encouraging that prince throughout you know. And now with the DH situation what -- a bit I know be multiple different guys filling in. Will it be I I know go homes at different times will Napoli C anytime and other wanna get him in aired at first base most of the time. And what does this all mean for Jackie Bradley junior if anything I -- making -- -- -- I think it. Two on trial that today it's going to be probably due to matchup probably positioning -- him. -- not -- that that's going to be also depended on who make the team. And then bite you mentioned Jackie Bradley junior which are still don't think is gonna make the team. There's always that possibility. By the by -- he doesn't -- -- -- could be as good every single day player. And and that ordinary got that from that's why people bring up. To put Bradley junior there UT -- go. It's all -- By -- a lot of accuracy goes into playing Bradley junior navigate -- it real quickly about the contractual situation. Is that. He did they call up before people well. And then he doesn't go back to the minors and all -- career which could happen you know he can catch fire that you -- the year free agency. So what they are after all that but I think -- don't wait and see how that kind of played out over the last couple weeks here. -- Bradley have the potential to be a five tool guy. You have variety it's not going to be a guy who has committed thirty home -- because. I only deteriorated pretty you'll probably go straight to a couple of years ago I don't think you -- ever feel. -- you know sixty dollars. He'll succeed gates -- I think he's. -- the ball well above average defender he's a very good -- rather they'll feel is basically. They dug a little bit of pop you gotta agree army's per -- agree I don't play so I think he can be very good at a lot of different things. But it might -- -- -- in the UK where yeah the -- sweet elderly at a couple you -- a lot of guys period. Like you buy you Carter's jump out and -- 4040. -- if you think about the power and Ortiz and missing some time where they gonna get that power from. Napoli in the middle of that lineup that probably counting -- middle Brooks who knows it's hard to define what Ellsbury is I expect the dread Abbas -- open. Oh with a solid season where we think they you know I guess that's the real issue is that middle of the lineup. Yeah and I think that they don't really know you know you out -- wild cards in their right you know middle brought. You have Napoli you have it felt very. Are you have you have Miguel has some power but I think -- that's why they're counting not the encouragement are getting from the starting rotation to try to carry -- widely figures. How about you -- obviously becomes look very very important part of this equation. The guy with a home run -- you'd gotten a career and buy it if the committee to me. He's always clean up forty -- -- career. And you've been some good light and Brooklyn guy do it all whenever EDT at the -- -- -- -- And if -- a little somebody's daughter but I think different the first time you kind of being upset at -- shipped its -- is looking forward to it. It's not going to be able to do it alone I think you got a copy of production out of Milbrett. I think we don't let that stop -- and as the biggest wild -- of the law they said it might be so yelled very. You know naive you mentioned a couple times encouraged by the starting pitching I know Lester has pitched well. Outside of Lester at the top of that rotation who Wear the Red Sox and Oreo from watched some of the starting pitchers down their most encouraged by so for the -- Well Lester is who looks like he did before last year. Our coal group there have been very very good ever since he came back from a hamstring injury and and you're in the you're leading her configurable buckled everybody involved. Is that if -- if -- between pitches and -- diet exponentially. Where early on in -- -- his time between pitches were up twenty -- fact. And now apparently in sixty seconds. And for everybody who watched the game and for everybody I think negate that a step in the right direction and really it's a good thing for Clay Buchholz. Because ever since he started started and made this a priority -- in the out of it he. Even better better pitcher in spring training by he would bring to the -- is good all black -- today that you solid once again and then brought in pretty good last night. And then you actually -- For the year I know -- why has been talked about it but still I I -- a number of players aren't contribute as open. -- coaching staff side. As much developed what's all the Lester was told to me today. If you look at the guys -- number one starter in the major -- And you know as I say top alert issued by the number one guy that's how much he's impressed. The trade and always -- is remarkable -- that -- if Webster is amazed and say ruby Delaware -- so whether he's you know ends up being closer with the we would how hard he can throw or if he's part of the rotation whatever the case may be and I notice. As the work itself filed but isn't that is just remarkable and you've got Crawford with the elbow irritation and still complaining about Boston but. He said back in not only show those contracts will we get a return to. All nothing else if you have what mr. live up to that kind of promised that we just talked about. And that because -- Now become one of the best trade to get a five if you factor in the money. And and you know they'll -- which is golf cool little bit malaska party is good fuel that work in progress but. The region Pedro Mikey just said that your potential will be Iraq equipment Norwalk and -- And he's got the type of potentially. So by an advocate you take Webster in the money good on its own. And you know without a doubt it's as. A pretty one of the better trader -- -- Or a baseball history for that matter. -- what I like go down that road well we're we're we're kidding Farrell the other bed -- They'll win the wind blew it made them -- well straight remember that yes which was unbelievable that you reverted well we've all his money. And I took a barrel yogurt could have been the best treated based auto industry if you need help on the Mike Napoli. Who they originally got the trade and they put around both Franklin took garbage oil and and so by Beijing in Detroit now -- -- you a couple weeks later. But that could have been a bit straight in the paper audit street my mind. Yet you know you know it's. Some that is the -- get the wages possibly -- -- the Iraq. The but you you did well in the -- -- -- I know what his music. This doesn't really matter that much of Vernon Wells is still the highest paid player on that angels team I believe. I think they did. If you go according UK and data than the red card called us yesterday. It's is that it is an artist. Who gives a lot of artwork for major league baseball players in the dead ringer for a well. And so I just I thought it was ironic that -- you have. -- you have a guy who was traded in and the players trade -- father in the -- almost. -- -- Also progressing it seems making strides anyway is it's did you aboard looking. Put your immediate. 986 87 they think there's still some more than they are more of a lot yet from home. But ever since -- and took a step back and had a simulated game you've been good -- Feels a lot better about so you can tell you feel like he's a pitcher again. That you can control the situation he pitched another and today one strike out no it's no runs no walks. Ed and so -- whether or not -- -- -- for -- to be seen I think it can depend on all of other guys. Could depend on how he continues to progress because he does have an option and -- and our guy like Craig Morton and you don't want a little guy like him. So I think it is that an idea that government to be seen but usually dirty Stafford Daniel -- over the last couple week. I -- rob I guess I just can't stay out of it he says it's not intentional but Alfredo Savvis gives a ball run to Sean Rodriguez and hits him with a pitch getting heated exchange of it's always up the weather service. Yeah I didn't immediately if you started -- -- comments after the game I thought I was pretty telling you is there -- way Alfredo told me this. And I have to go by what Alfredo center but I stated adamantly say. That we do not intentionally hit batters but he says -- -- -- times. You look at and operate a student actually. Hit that guy no question about it and was this the sort of Alfredo told me I can tell you what good BP people are beyond the situation it. Over and over again until he had. He dialed again you're I was surprised. If you said it -- -- pitcher -- did good. -- it would surprise Alfredo haven't slotted into that -- pitcher -- The name. Well great stuff rob always appreciated. All right we'll continue to -- you talked about Ottawa extract more info from mr. -- great great and his scouting worked down their excellent stuff. -- -- -- -- -- -- Rob Bradford WEEI decked --

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Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Joe Andruzzi, Former Patriots OL: Reflecting on the Boston Marathon, 4-15-14

Joe Andruzzi witnessed the attacks first-hand and sprung into action to help others when the blasts went off on Boylston Street. The former Patriots OL joined the show to discuss and reflect on that day.

Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing one year later 4-15-14

Mut, Merloni and Christian Fauria reflect on the tragic events on April 15th 2013 at the Boston Marathon and discuss how the city has changed.

Matt Chatham with Dale an…

Matt Chatham with Dale and Holley: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.

Reflecting on the One-Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.

David Abel of the Boston Globe : Remembering Martin Richard through the eyes of the Richard family 4-15-14

We speak with David Abel of the Boston Globe, who penned the incredible piece on the Richard Family in this past weekend's Boston Globe.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Minor Details Ep. 79: The…

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast #3

It’s been a busy week across the NFL & with the College Football Draft Hopefuls so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson plowed through as much as you can handle, including news about The Jets & their interest in Chris Johnson, the LSU Pro Day, rumors and news surrounding free agents & recent signings like Santonio Holmes, DeSean Jackson & Nate Burleson. Then it’s all about the 2014 Rookie Wide Receiver class that just continues to grow and impress. There’s a lot here to keep you informed as the offseason heats up and the draft approaches. Get ready!

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Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

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Brad Faxon gives his take on Bubba Watson capturing his second Green Jacket 4-14-14

Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.

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Bruins V. Red Wings in first round of NHL Playoffs 4-14-14

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