Felger & Mazz: April 14, 2014
Felger and Massarotti kicked off the week discussing the Boston Red Sox, contract negotiations with Jon Lester, and the weekend series against the New York Yankees. Reports say that the Red Sox have offered Jon Lester a 4-year deal worth $70 million. Is that offer what the Red Sox ownership considers a hometown discount? Mike and Tony went on to discuss the injuries of second baseman Dustin Pedroia and closer Koji Uehara. Finally, the guys talked about Bubba Watson’s win at The Masters.
In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz continue to talk about the Red Sox weekend series with the Yankees. Was Major League Baseball ready for the expansion of Instant Replay? Has Instant Replay hurt or helped baseball this season? Was the low-ball offer to Jon Lester a smart move by Red Sox ownership? With the NHL playoff match-ups set, Mike and Tony look back the Boston Bruins run this season. How impressive was the Bruins regular season? The Bruins opening-round opponent will be the Detroit Red Wings beginning Friday night. How scary is the match-up with the Red Wings for the B’s?
During Hour 3 of Felger and Massarotti, the guys got back into the Red Sox, Jon Lester’s contract offer, and the Sox dropping 3 of 4 to the Yankees. Are the Red Sox playing hardball with Lester? Has the expansion of Instant Replay hurt baseball? How tough of a draw will the Red Wings be for the Bruins? Finally, the guys discussed San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith’s arrest at Los Angeles International Airport for mentioning a bomb.
In the fourth and final Hour, Felger and Mazz discussed the slow start of the Red Sox. What are the biggest reasons for the Red Sox early struggles? The Red Sox are 5-8 and in last place in the American League East. Reports say that the Red Sox have offered Jon Lester a 4-year deal worth $70 million. What is Lester worth? Before the Final Word with Marc Bertrand, the guys give an update on the Boston Celtics and “Tankapalooza.” With two games left, the C’s have the 5th worst record in the NBA.