The Red Sox announced they will keep Eduardo Rodriguez in the rotation by continuing with a 6 man rotation for the time being. Adam Jones and Rich Keefe want to see him remain in the rotation rather than keep rolling Joe Kelly out there every 5 days. Plus, the guys discuss Wade Miley participating in a cow milking contest prior to Friday night’s game in Texas.
Mass Live Patriots beat writer Kevin Duffy joined the Adam Jones Show to talk about OTA’S, Tom Brady’s charity appearance at Harvard Stadium Friday night, and Brady’s decision not to address the media during the event.
Did John Henry Make a Mistake Backing Lucchino Instead of Epstein?
Did John Henry back the wrong guy when he let Theo Epstein leave for the Cubs? The Cubs are loaded with young talent that is coming up to the majors and producing, and the Red Sox are not. While the Sox have had success since Theo left, the Cubs future is much brighter than the Red Sox right now. Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discuss to open Friday night’s show.
Are the Bruins Stuck with Claude Julien Next Season?
With San Jose hiring Pete DeBoer and Buffalo bringing in Dan Byslma, the list of reaming coaching candidates on the market are not looking good. Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discuss whether the Bruins best option at this point is to give Claude Julien another shot.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discussed the upcoming season of Hard Knocks which we now know will feature the Houston Texans. With all the Patriots connections on the team, including Bill O’Brien and Vince Wilfork, this could be the closest we ever get to a look at the Pats on Hard Knocks.
Sporting News NBA writer Sean Deveney called in to the Adam Jones Show to preview the NBA Finals. The guys discuss the matchups in the series, what it would take for the Cavs to pull off the upset, and Kevin Love’s future in Cleveland.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discussed the Western Conference Finals, and whether the injuries to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson could have an impact on the NBA Finals. Does this give the Cavaliers a shot at the team that was the best in the NBA all season? Plus the guys question the NBA concussion protocol.
John Farrell announced on Thursday that David Ortiz will miss a few games to work on his swing, while Ortiz said he was out of the lineup because he has the flu. Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discussed the apparent disconnect within the Red Sox clubhouse, and whether Ortiz can return to form, or if this is the beginning of the end for him.
Boston Herald Red Sox beat writer Jason Mastrodonato joined the Adam Jones show to discuss another rough week for the Red Sox, what changes could be coming for the team, and where the blame lies in their inconsistent season.
Adam Jones opened Wednesday’s show discussing the Red Sox latest struggles, and whether it’s time for the Sox to switch up more than just the lineup. Plus the guys discuss David Ortiz’s diminishing production at the plate.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discuss LeBron James playing up his injuries during and after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals over the weekend. The guys believe he’s doing this to set himself up with excuses when the Cavaliers lose in the NBA Finals.
For the first time as manager of the Red Sox John Farrell dropped David Ortiz in the lineup on Tuesday night. Adam Jones and Rich Keefe like that Farrell is finally tinkering with the lineup, but will it be enough to get the team going.
Does Tom Brady have an Obligation to his Teammates?
Adam Jones opened Tuesday’s show wondering whether Tom Brady has an obligation to his teammates to not let his appeal continue into the regular season. He’s known as a team player, but his quest to protect his legacy is going to become a major distraction for his teammates as this drags out.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discuss the Red Sox farm system’s lack of production in recent years, and react to a report that the Red Sox had planned to pass on Mike Trout no matter what if he fell to them in the 2009 MLB Draft.
The number one order of business for Don Sweeney is what to do with Claude Julien. After that, Adam Jones believes whether or not to move Milan Lucic will be the most important decision Sweeney has to make this off-season.
Adam Jones opened Friday’s show discussing the Red Sox decision to finally call up outfielder Rusney Castillo from Pawtucket. Castillo has hit at every level, and has dynamic power and speed potential. All this leads Jones to wonder why the Sox waited so long to bring up Castillo, after investing 72 million dollars in him last year.
Keefer Madness favorite Chris “Mad Dog” Russo is still losing his mind over Deflate-Gate. This time he was upset with Peter King’s coverage of the scandal, and King called in to Mad Dog Radio to defend himself.
Bleacher Report NFL National Lead Writer Michael Tanier joined the Adam Jones show to discuss Deflate-Gate, Roger Goodell’s press conference on Wednesday, and attempted to talk about Tom Brady’s appeal.
The NFL’s official Twitter account is apparently run by a New York Jets fan who decided to subtly troll the Patriots on Thursday. Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discuss that, and an NFL.com ranking that put an asterisk next to Tom Brady’s name.
Support of Other 31 Owners has Roger Goodell Feeling Empowered
Adam Jones opened Thursday’s show with some more thoughts from Roger Goodell’s press conference at the NFL owner’s meeting on Wednesday. Based on the tone of his statements, Jones thinks Goodell feels more empowered than ever because he has the full support of the other 31 owners.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discuss the possibility that Robert Kraft made a deal with Roger Goodell to help Tom Brady in his appeal. While reports say there was no deal made, the guys believe they had to have been some give back for Kraft to have abruptly dropped his complaint.
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe discuss the change to the NFL extra point that was approved by the owners on Tuesday afternoon, which pushes the kick back to the 15 yard line, and allows defenses to return turnovers for points.
Adam Jones opened Tuesday’s show with some thoughts on Robert Kraft’s decision this afternoon to not fight the NFL on the penalties imposed on the team in the wake of Deflate-Gate. Jones believes Kraft made the right decision, and that if the team was truly innocent they would’ve continued the fight.
Be Prepared for National Media to Diminish Brady’s Legacy
Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News had a column comparing Tom Brady’s stats from before 2007, when QB’s couldn’t prepare their own football, to his numbers from post 2007. Jones and Keefe discussed the piece, and warn that we should be prepared for more articles like this to come out in the months to come.
Providence Journal Patriots beat writer Mark Daniels called in to the Adam Jones Show for more Deflate-Gate talk, the team releasing another cornerback, and Brandon Spikes returning on a one year deal.