Felger & Mazz: February 24, 2014
Felger and Massarotti kicked off the week discussing the Boston Red Sox and Jon Lester’s future with the Sox. Lester is looking to sign an extension to stay in Boston. What will Lester consider a “Hometown Discount?” Is Lester a $25-million a year pitcher? Tony Mazz is back from vacation and gets a chance to respond to comments made by David Ortiz. Is Ortiz looking for a 1-year extension at $20-million? Finally, Felger and Massarotti Executive Producer, James Stewart had an interview with Ring of Honor wrestler Mike Bennett. Bennett had some choice words for Felger and Mazz.
In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz look back at last week’s interview with Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. Are the Celtics doing to the right things to rebuild the team? Mike and Tony got back into Red Sox and how they should handle contract extensions for David Ortiz and Jon Lester. This weekend Team USA lost the Bronze Medal game 5-0 to Finland after losing to Canada on Friday. Who deserves the most blame for Team USA’s collapse in the Olympics?
During Hour 3 of Felger and Massarotti, the guys continue to talk about contract extensions for David Ortiz and Jon Lester. Are the Red Sox still “a different animal” from the New York Yankees? Stephen Drew is still on free agent. Has Drew’s agent, Scott Boras, overvalued his client? Finally, Mazz discusses his family ski trip last week. Does Mazz want to banish February school vacation?
In the fourth and final hour, David Ortiz’s request for a contract extension is still the hot topic. Is Ortiz worth a $20-million, one-year extension? Jon Lester said he would be willing to take a hometown discount to stay in Boston. How much is that hometown discount worth? Finally, it’s the Final Word with Marc Bertrand.