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Boston Red Sox left fielder Johnny Gomes sat down with D&C and talks describes what it's like to bounce from team to team in the big leagues. Gomes also went into great detail as to why he's nothing like Kevin Millar.
Johnny Damon update. - The Blue Jays gave starter A.J. Burnett a five-year deal just days after doing the same for closer B . J . Ryan . What you should know about the winter meetings is that while every year certainly carves its own identity, there is plenty
setting contractual records? With the sting of the last four-plus-year deals dished out to Joe Nathan , Francisco Cordero, B . J . Ryan and Billy Wagner still fresh, breaking another barrier was going to be a tall task. But he did it. The four-year, $50
closing contracts of at least four years at a minimum of $9 million per season. Three of the closers who signed those deals ( B . J . Ryan , Billy Wagner , Nathan) lost at least one year to injury (and in the case of Ryan, it was closer to three years), one
question," he told WEEI.com in spring training) is in his sights. The days of the five-year deals afforded former closers B . J . Ryan and Billy Wagner may be a thing of the past. And the age of the four-year contract for game-enders might have taken another
setting the financial standard for closers one he arrived at free agency. Well, now he's here, and while there won't be any B . J . Ryan or Billy Wagner five-year deals on the horizon, the Sox' closer certainly won't move the market backwards. The thinking
rookie McDonald had the chance to observe Burks’ professionalism. The veteran worked the count full against Orioles closer B . J . Ryan , and then lined a single to center. He was then replaced by a pinch-runner. As Burks came off the field, the fans at Fenway stood
most money ever allocated to a closer prior to the reported Papelbon deal was $47 million, given to Nathan (4 years) and B . J . Ryan (5 years). The highest annual average given to a closer was the $15 million per season the Yankees allocated to Mariano Rivera on two
2007-2008)... The Angels’ Scott Downs has made 27 straight interleague pitching appearances without allowing a run, tied (with BJ Ryan ) for the longest such streak ever. Downs’ 1.13 interleague ERA is the best career mark in the league (min. 60 IP): 1.13 – Scott Downs 1.48 – Justin Thompson 1.49 – Francisco
is an earnest but ultimately doomed candidate for State Assembly 16. Blue Jays (29-28, 16). I know they were burned on B . J . Ryan , but given the fact that John Farrell is there and Jon Rauch is what he is as a closer (OK, but just) and has a 350K buyout
but he only hits fastballs to left center and center. I think about a Wednesday afternoon when he hit the home run against B . J . Ryan . It was a 97 mile per hour fastball down and away and he drove it to the center field bleachers. I want to see what happens
are regularly dished out for starters, the days of giving the kind of five-year deals to closers, such as the one given to B . J . Ryan on Nov. 28, 2005, appear to be a thing of the past. Papelbon, even if something like Nathan occurred when he was making his switch, he
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.
We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.
Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3
Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.
Headlines of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane include the most beautiful woman, three lesbians and a baby, and a murder tattoo.
Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.
Mut and Merloni tune in to WFAN in New York and listen to a Yankees perspective of what transpired last night at Fenway.
Mut and Merloni react to a wildly entertaining game at Fenway last night in which we saw Michael Pineda ejected in the second inning because he had pine tar on his neck.
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Michael Pineda using pine tar at Fenway and getting ejected from the game. He also discusses the reaction from Yankees GM Brian Cashman.
We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.
We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
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.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
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.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.More from this show
Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.More from this show
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.More from this show