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What a difference a couple of years makes. What was once considered one of the worst contracts in baseball may be the best when John Lackey's deal goes from 15 mil to right around half a mil. Should the Sox keep Lackey at half a million or discard the deal in good faith in an attempt to re-up him for a longer term deal here in Boston. We discuss.
Buster discusses Lester contract talks, Miggy's contract, Opening Day overreactions and the new replay system
shortstop? Sure. Hanley Ramirez ? Why not. Manny Machado? Seems fair. Henry Aaron at shortstop? Call him Hank. Willie Mays ? Say hey. Obviously, there is a degree of exaggeration in such a characterization. Nonetheless, it's clear that
either, but here's the top 10 career leaders in wins over replacement: Babe Ruth Cy Young Barry Bonds Walter Johnson Willie Mays Ty Cobb Hank Aaron Roger Clemens Tris Speaker Honus Wagner Pretty fair, right? Forgetting steroids and all the other
Larry Hisle's career average, for all you fans of the 1978 Milwaukee Brewers ) and isn't going to be confused with Willie Mays (or Hayes, to be fair) as a defensive center fielder. I get it. Pedroia and Gonzalez are great players. Ellsbury
mid-career, sometimes you'll see it from a player at the end of his career when he realizes his bat is slowing down (see Willie Mays in 1971). And this is all happening in a spot in the lineup -- between a premier leadoff hitter batting over .300
man over ticket allotment (gee, how did such an act of rage come about?) as for his 555 home runs. Until Friday, Willie Mays misplaying balls in the outfield for the 1973 Mets was the standard we set for embarrassing final acts by baseball players
Rodriguez is due to make $25 million in 2014, and he would get a $6 million bonus if he hits seven home runs to pass Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 14, 1975, the
career mark), and Alex Rodriguez blasted his second homer in two nights (his 651st, leaving him nine homers behind Willie Mays for fourth place all-time). “I’m starting to get my legs under me,” Rodriguez said. “So far, so good
Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run, calling it “a step in the right direction” as he moved with 12 homers of Willie Mays for fourth all-time and broke a tie with Stan Musial for sixth on the all-time RBIs list. Tigers pitcher Justin
a little less than $100 million remaining on his contract, and the Yankees would save $7.5 million for every 50 games Rodriguez misses. He is due a $6 million bonus if he hits 13 more homers and ties Willie Mays with 660 career homers.
contests. The Yankees remained in a tie for first place in the AL East with the Orioles. In the victory, Jeter tied Willie Mays for 10th on the all-time hits list with his 3,283rd career knock. For more Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com
We talk Revis with his friend and mentor, former Patriot Ty Law.
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.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.
Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.
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!
Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.More from this show
LB joins Mut and Merloni in studio to preview the Bruins first opponent in the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings.More from this show