Brian MacPherson from the Providence Journal Calls In
Providence Journal Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson to discuss the team’s strong performance of late. The guys also discussed whether the Sox offense is sustainable, Jackie Bradley Jr.’s emergence as a hitter, and more.
Is it Time to Buy in on the Red Sox as a Playoff Team?
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe opened Monday’s show debating whether it’s time to buy in on the Red Sox as a playoff team. Keefe is sold, but Jones thinks the team needs to start running away with the division before he fully buys in.
During Hour 3 of Felger and Massarotti, the guys discussed the Boston Red Sox weekend series against the Cleveland Indians and David Ortiz’s continued success this season. Mike, Tony, and Jim Murray also talked about the play of Jackie Bradley Jr. and his 27-game hitting streak. Finally, the guys reset their thoughts on the NBA playoffs.
In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz talked about the latest in Tom Brady’s case against the NFL. Mike and Tony also continued to take calls on the NBA and NHL playoffs. Wrapping up the hour, Billy Lanni joined the guys share a Hot Take about Brady vs. the NFL.
Felger and Massarotti opened up the show discussing the Golden State Warriors loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder last night. Mike and Tony also talked about the Cleveland Cavilers loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. Finally, the guys discussed the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Game 5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
0:00- Who is the Red Sox MVP? 7:23- Zo still hates Buchholz 16:16- Email of the Day: Has JBJ Turned a Corner? 22:18- Read and React: Patriots Edition 30:06- Does Stevens Regret Coming Out of College Early?
Does Brad Stevens Regret Coming Out of College Early?
Brad Stevens is three years into his NBA coaching career and coming off his best season, leading the Celtics to the 5-seed in the playoffs. But as Stevens sits at home after an early exit at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks while the Oklahoma City Thunder remain in the hunt for the title under first year head coach Billy Donovan, Zo and Beetle have to wonder if the coach regrets jumping into the NBA too early.
Clay Buchholz has not done a great job at winning over many fans this year, and chief among those haters is our own Scott Zolak. Listen as Zo's hate continues to fester and grow after Buchholz faltered yet again this weekend.
The Red Sox are off to a great start to 2016, and while there are plenty of guys on the roster that have had a role in the hot start, who has been most integral in the early success of the team? Hear who gets Zo and Bertrand's votes as we try to find the most valuable cog in this early season win machine that is your Boston Red Sox.
Celtics @ 7: Stevens Discusses NBA Draft, Ways To Improve Roster
Celts coach Brad Stevens also joined the show for an extensive interview to discuss the draft, player development, his relationship with Danny Ainge and how the two view players, his coaching future in Boston and much, much more.
Boston Globe Celtics writer Adam Himmelsbach joined the Adam Jones Show to discuss what the C’s should do with the 3rd overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The guy’s also looked at potential trade targets, whether Jahlil Okafor would be a fit for the C’s, and more.
Danny Ainge’s History with Top 10 Picks is Hit or Miss
Jones and Keefe reviewed Danny Ainge’s history with top 10 picks in the NBA Draft, which have yielded mixed results. As the guys point out, Ainge has had one hit, one miss, and Marcus Smart, who they aren’t ready to give a grade to yet.
Alex Chamberlain from FanGraphs called in to the Adam Jones Show to discuss the success of Jackie Bradley Jr. so far this season. Chamberlain, like Jones, is not a believer in Bradley Jr and the guy’s talked about why Bradley’s success is not sustainable.
Jones and Keefe opened Friday’s show trying to grade Dave Dombrowski’s impact on the Red Sox in his first year on the job.. Dombrowski has made some much needed improvements to the roster, but the majority of the Red Sox roster was put together by previous regimes, which makes it difficult to give him a lot of credit for the team’s success.
Tony Massarotti opened up the Baseball Reporters discussing the call up of Blake Swihart and previewed the Boston Red Sox weekend series against the Cleveland Indians. Mazz also discussed some potential pitching options for the Red Sox.
Tom Brady's Personal Chef Allen Campbell Joins Zolak and Bertrand
Allen Campbell, personal chef for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, joined Zo and Bertrand in studio and gave away a few of his trade secrets when it comes to the Patriot great's nutrition. He also gives details on his role in the Best Buddies Challenge later this summer.
0:00- How will Brady suspension effect Patriots win total? 5:45- Eric Decker says AFC East is wide open 11:04- Who Should be in Patriots Hall of Fame? 17:44- Tom Brady's Personal Chef Allen Campbell Joins Zolak and Bertrand
Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk was voted into the Patriots Hall of Fame earlier this week. The induction brought out a discussion over which former Pats players have been overlooked for induction far too long. Zolak and Bertrand give their thoughts on who they think is worthy of being enshrined at Patriot Place.
With Tom Brady's suspension looming, it seems like the rest of the division is gaining a little more confidence. In an interview with NFL Network, New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker said that he thinks the AFC East is up for grabs this season. See what Zolak and Bertrand have to say about the comments. Does the rest of the division have a false sense of confidence, or was there another motive with Decker's comments?
How will Brady suspension effect Patriots win total?
As of now, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the 2016 season, serving a suspension for his role in the DeflateGate scandal. With Bovada releasing the win totals for all 32 NFL teams earlier this week. Factoring in Brady, as well as Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola recovering from offseason surgeries, how confident are you that the Patriots will surpass their projected total?
Jon Wallach may not be able to control himself if he ever gets to meet his idol, Ken Griffey Jr., but his father and fellow former major leaguer Ken Griffey Sr. would suffice. The elder Griffey talked about his son growing up around him in baseball and his upcoming symposium with the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition in Newton.
"Donald Trump" and "Bernie Sanders" have actually joined comedic forces and will be at The Wilbur on Saturday night, so they joined Toucher & Rich on 98.5 The Sports Hub on Friday to discuss their political partnership. Hilarity ensued:
Eduardo Rodriguez Setback could be Cause for Long Term Concern
Jones and Keefe discussed the latest setback for Eduardo Rodriguez and wonder if his injury history is the reason he was available in a trade for a set up reliever in the first place. The guys also talked about a baseball writer who Jones discovered shares his doubts about Jackie Bradley Jr.
Kurt Helin from Pro Basketball Talk called in to the Adam Jones Show to discuss the results of the NBA Draft Lottery, and what the Celtics could do with the 3rd overall pick in the draft. The guys also talked about how realistic a Jahlil Okafor trade is, potential free agent fits for the C’s, and more.
Jones and Keefe debated whether it would be worthwhile for the Celtics to trade the 3rd overall pick to the 76ers for Jahill Okafor. Even if Okafor is the best available option for the Celtics, the guys think the team needs to use their assets to acquire a shooter, and that Okafor’s style of play does not fit well in the current NBA.