Tony Massarotti opened up the Baseball Reporters discussing the Boston Red Sox pitching and Carson Smith’s season-ending Tommy John surgery. If the Red Sox are a playoff team, what should their approach be at the Trade Deadline? Finally, Mazz previewed the start of the Red Sox series with the Colorado Rockies.
It’s all on the table in the fourth and final Hour of the Felger and Mazz show. The guys discussed and took calls on the Bruins signing of Kevan Miller, Brady vs. the NFL, Red Sox pitching, and more. To close out the show, it’s the Final Word with Jim Murray.
During Hour 3 of Felger and Massarotti, Mike and Tony got back into the Boston Red Sox and pitcher Carson Smith’s season-ending Tommy John surgery. The guys also discussed upcoming Super Bowl host cities, putting a team in Las Vegas, and the latest in Tom Brady’s case against the NFL.
Felger and Massarotti opened up the show discussing the Boston Red Sox pitching and Carson Smith’s season-ending Tommy John surgery. Mike, Tony, Jim Murray, and James Stewart went on to give their American League power rankings. Finally, the guys discussed the Boston Bruins decision to resign defenseman Kevan Miller.
0:00- Tom Brady Fights On 7:45- Why an SNL Alum and a Former D3 Football Player are on Pats Radar 16:01- Shaughnessy on Francona and Lucchino 22:51- Pace of Play an Issue in MLB Again 29:38- Sports attorney Daniel Wallach
Sports attorney Daniel Wallach clarifies latest on Brady
Sports attorney Daniel Wallach joins Zo and Bertrand to shed some light on the latest developments in DeflateGate after Tom Brady and the NFLPA filed a petition for a rehearing of the suspension appeal.
On this hour of Toucher & Rich, Michael Hurley is in studio to talk about Tom Brady's chances on appeal as well as the OTL report on the NFL and concussions, Fred reacts quite angrily to what was meant to be a nice tweet by Dan Roche, and the guys run through The Stack.
Shaughnessy Gives his Thoughts on Francona and Lucchino
It was a blast from the past for Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe this week, as he caught up with old friend, former Sox and current Indians manager Terry Francona. Hear about Dan's encounter with Tito, as well as his thoughts on Larry Lucchino, who was honored by the Red Sox over the weekend.
Why an SNL Alum and a Former D3 Football Player are on Pats Radar
A couple of odd stories have surfaced in the past couple of days regarding the Patriots, and they involve unlikely characters. The first comes from comedian Jim Breuer, who claims to have had a run in with one of the key players in the DeflateGate case. The other story involves a former Division III football player that is doing all he can to crack the Patriots roster.
Tom Brady will fight on. The Patriots quarterback, his lawyers, and the NFLPA filed a 15-page petition on Monday to get a rehearing of his appeal case. Zolak and Bertrand react to the latest development as the DeflateGate saga once again rages on.
On this hour of Toucher & Rich, the guys discuss the theoretical Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight, they talk to Anthony Castrovince about MLB, and then they play some more awful Dwight Howard audio.
On this hour of Toucher & Rich, the guys reminisce about the days of MySpace, and then they recap the night in sports, including a surprising Raptors win over the Cavaliers and the ongoing DeflateGate saga.
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?