Sep 21, 2013|
Butch Stearns and Steve DeOssie discuss who they want to see the Red Sox face in the first round of the playoffs. Both Butch and Steve agree that the Red Sox should hope to avoid the Rays since they have strong starting pitching.
Butch Stearns, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie discuss the Patriots comeback win over Cleveland and the loss of Rob Gronkowski for the season.
The guys finish up their breakdowns on what to expect today at Gillette and give their pick for a winner.
Curran calls the boys live from Gillette to break down today's game against the Browns. He thinks Cleveland will be a much tougher opponent than most. He also gets into the Ridley situation and if the Pats will look to sign Edelman.
The NFL Sunday gang go "Around the NFL" and look at all the games and story lines heading into Week 14.
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Runner at second too damn -- the 22. And the knocks on the tennis. Extra information. Has taken him from worst to first end of the 2013. American League east minutes. Let's ask my early thing about it is not a personal levels it's as nice to be part of something. That's bigger than. And it's good and that's that's that we ought to do -- wanna be part of some special. And visited a really important step towards hopefully something special. We'll keep plan and I know those who have tomorrow Charlie -- it. And sharing certain. -- calls it six or 77797937. Exports Stearns and Steve DeOssie critics saw which taking your calls Christian art in giving you the sports watchers. For the break -- Texans have would you rather play. Baltimore who. Had the Red Sox number seven and nine Red Sox are against them this year their bulk of them don't forget to factor in the Baltimore -- the -- and the season in bones whatever that's worth. Would you rather play Tampa Bay. Who has a great pitching staff both for that reason alone but it that staffers leave that stuff is capable of more than the Baltimore staff -- sorcerer's. I agree so I but but it is the lesser of two evils of the Orioles always seem to play the Red Sox stuff that's true and the Orioles won. A one game playoff last year against taxes. And then they get to the LDS and lost the Yankees in five games took him to five games. That's the team that I'm with you though I'd rather avoid Tampa. I -- that chance that map that may be faced David Price twice in the series is nobody on Baltimore. Tillman Feldman action Doris there's nobody -- and -- if it's not price it could be Matt -- -- -- be Chris -- you've -- You know David Price. Is that is it possible difference maker playoffs here security has been his career for the for the Tampa rays -- so I'd rather not face Tampa. Now -- faced Texas and you Darvish and others there would rather face Cleveland. With. Model not only old pal Terry Francona but. Masterson Justin Masterson. Again not a lot of playoff experience. Taken my chances to six and one against Cleveland. Again if I'd rather do that. And watch Kobe Ellsberg who talk about for the break. We looked it up he's missed thirteen games the Red Sox are nine and war in most games they scored a lot of runs but in those games. The first two games he was out they scored thirteen and twelve rounds to excuse it a little bit but -- got a point. If Jacoby Ellsbury does not come back in all indications are probably not gonna play until we get on the road this week. And then we'll see what happens just resume baseball activities if he does not like they can still produce runs but really when it comes down to when you think about it. Is not as good defense. And probably. More at bats for -- novel or Jackie Bradley junior. In situations -- Bradley starts with a novel ends up starting true you're not as good defensively which chain victory when senators opposed to write history we've seen. And the combination of Shane Victorino when Jacoby Ellsbury is much better defensively and Shane Victorino Daniel -- enough food art and expression -- Don't know how well. Return of troops gonna heal up I mean it might be viewed fruits. If -- -- -- little bit that some of -- -- -- complaints on the field with a lot of recover yeah. Yeah he's got such a great job in right field this year and riches in Providence I rich. And the evil. -- or you said. Still hoping for a you know one of these years before Brady retires they Aaron Rodgers Tom Brady matchup in the suitable. I'm so -- again. -- -- an outsider -- those two million. I don't know I'm hoping that no one of these years before Brady retires. That we have eight Tom Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers showdown in the in the favorable. -- You talk about two of the best of their position you know anyone's list. If you include Aaron Rodgers Tom Brady's top three -- four quarterbacks over I would imagine I mean. When you when you say that the first thing comes to mind is the Brady Manning rivalry and how it's gone on for so long. But does anybody have any doubt -- when Aaron Rodgers finally hangs in my. He's gonna have multiple Super Bowls he's gonna have multiple clutch playoff performances I don't know about this multiple super ball really good about that because of the way San Francisco and Seattle emerge -- and you know their team news it's not as good as it was in the past you know. But he's gonna -- out is as one of the very. -- Mr. topped forty quarterbacks minister who had just when Aaron Rodgers comes to mind rich the one thing that comes to my mind is not the Super Bowl win which you played a really good game. Is the game in Atlanta. That was one of the best quarterback games I've ever seen ever. It was remarkable. It was like it was like he was on fire. He was on fighter he he was putting the ball. And that the difference in coverage was phenomenal he was putting the ball in places. Like he was just wing it. And it was like remarkable the way play American they need to play any gave it to every single time. You know that was that was a fun game a lot. I want to get. Jumping ahead a little in just give you but scenario that I think there is pretty interesting. And -- get your opinion about it. I mean I kind of think that in no way I would be surprised. That they bring back Stephen -- and the reason why I say that is that and this is based on. They don't bring back -- very been unable to resign him they re signed through. They put Bogart. In center field and they trade Jackie Bradley junior. Turned up in very promising. Starter put Bogart's in center field yet we put Bogart and I asked are you start to get a little crazy. Well the reason -- hold on now what did they do -- The former shortstop who went. Two and we are mirrors amateur America's image mean that there. ED you're connected the dots here in the Bogart's in center field thing for next year three plays Ellsbury and trade away Jackie Bradley junior is doesn't work form it's for a million different reasons. Well understand what about you understand just throwing out the possibility -- -- -- -- -- that is you know that they if they can get likely. A young promising front month. Are you want you want drew back -- we started this -- -- rich do you want drew back and why. I'd like they had to back -- I'd like to have Stephen Drew back I think he. He's he's still good and I think he's still a solid performer for the next year to. So so let me ask you this -- you have decisions to make on these three guys and others but these three mainly. Stephen Drew Mike Napoli and Jerryd salt to them all up at the end of the year if other decisions for -- guys but let's stay on those three. Here's the reality is for the Red Sox you can offer them. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You can offer them deals. Or you can let them walk here's the third choice to let them walk you need to make them a qualifying offer. Which tells you by your actions that they may accept it and they're gonna get roughly fourteen million dollars a year and come back on one year deal. So you -- -- in the region you wanna make the qualifying offers if they do walk and they turn it down you get a draft when they walk is a free agent. Where are we need to be prepared -- those three guys to offer them. 42 million dollars total for next year. Three guys it would make fourteen million each if you wanna do qualifying that's assuming arkansan in the long term deals you you got to be able to do that. You tenure a big market teams -- and bug it's all sort of maybe two of the three. So in the. One conversation I had the baseball tavern when somebody in the know about this around Fenway. They said they believe they're gonna offer Saltalamacchia. A deal that's probably more than he's worth. Two year deal with a third year option for he makes four million dollars now but. Like 89 million dollars probably not an 899 million dollar player but I'm just -- -- thrown some numbers out. That probably offer Napoli qualifying offer the interesting I mean the you're qualifying -- The inching one is that drew. To me I don't think they do offer as much as they like him as good as he's been and I agree with your rich all things being -- -- them back. But because of Bogart's end because of middle Brooks middle Brooks has come back and played really well he's a different player. So he Asia's third baseman. But again these parts all tied together what -- -- doesn't come back. So this decision might be if it comes down to one or the other might be drew. -- is Napoli. That you're talking about progress. -- the reason the reason the person I talked to believes they won't make drew the qualifying -- is Bogart's. They believe that Bogut is gonna be their starting shortstop next year and there are guys for the future they believe he's only gonna get better he's gonna live up to the promise and you know. That means Stephen Drew but that said you're a big market team if you signed him Steve Stephen Drew qualifying offer. And he sit on the bench or allows. -- to develop. A little slowly when he it tick up she sent down a little bit this -- may be the I don't know if they put to own I don't know if you do that he just give the kid the job. As it is generally guy I mean remember Dustin Pedroia it was two months before -- get over it 200. Right to be in the right decision so I don't know that -- one's gonna be interest -- you got a lot of factors but remember the draft picks. Remember how baseball works I think we all tend to forget that. Oftentimes in these decisions we just think about it. The other thing -- -- point 82 is that like a 2425. Year old guy. Who does -- the bridge guys seventh and eighth inning guy who's not you know his he's not getting paid a lot but. He's he's had he's proved himself a year or two out. And they cannot get him for Jackie -- You gonna trade Jackie Bradley for a lot of guys got. A guy who like the guy in New York who's been there for years. Come Robertson a guy like Robert. Draper don't like Robert -- No we know because you know here's why argue rich got to -- you go to our calls -- know here's why you don't do that because. Robertson is great 2013. And he stinks in 2014 it's the nature of middle relievers -- it. It's like insurance. You know. When you need it don't have it you're pissed off right sure but. When you have -- it's nice to have a nice to have that got to go to any changes every year with relievers. There's that there's a reason -- middle relievers aren't as well -- as you close was your starters because there middle relievers and there are. -- policy interchangeable but becoming go all the time all the heartbreak and we're back with the -- the true American will join us after the break.
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.
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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.
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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.
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