On Monday's podcast, I reacted to a depressing weekend for Boston sports. From Julian Edelman's torn ACL, to the Cleveland Cavaliers' hesitation to finalize their blockbuster trade with the Celtics, to the Red Sox getting swept by the Baltimore Orioles, there wasn't much to smile about this weekend. Except for the Mayweather vs McGregor fight. That was entertaining. And I predicted what's next for both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
On a special Wednesday edition of the podcast, I reacted to the Boston Celtics trading for Kyrie Irving. I also shared some thoughts on the Red Sox' series in Cleveland, Mayweather vs McGregor, and The Miz's latest WWE promo.
On Monday's podcast, I recorded from outside of Beantown Athletics during the Total Solar Eclipse. I shared thoughts on the eclipse, the Boston Red Sox taking two of three from the New York Yankees, the NFL preseason, Roger Goodell's extension, tampering in the NBA, and the Stanley Cup in Southie. Plus, I gave my reaction to WWE SummerSlam.
On Thursday's podcast, I returned from vacation with reaction to Giancarlo Stanton clearing waivers, while describing the complications that would come with the Boston Red Sox trying to trade for him before the waiver trade deadline on Aug. 31. I also shared some thoughts on Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension, Mayweather vs McGregor's 8-oz gloves, Kenny Omega losing in the G1 Climax finals, and WWE SummerSlam on Sunday.
On Thursday's podcast, I explained why it's now time to put the focus primarily on Chris Sale, here in Boston (42:10). Plus, I reacted to the report that Red Sox ownership wouldn't let Dave Dombrowski trade any top prospects at Monday's non-waiver trade deadline (17:00), I shared some thoughts on Mookie Betts' latest leadership comments (37:35), and I opened the show with a few NFL thoughts.
On Monday's podcast, I reacted to the Boston Red Sox trading for New York Mets reliever Addison Reed before the non-waiver trade deadline (6:10). And I've had enough of David Price. I called for the Red Sox to find a way to move on from Price, after his embarrassing media session over the weekend, where he addressed his confrontation with Dennis Eckersley for the first time since the details were made public (19:35). I also shared some thoughts on Dustin Pedroia's comments the day before Price spoke. All that and more.
On Thursday's podcast, I reacted to the report that Dustin Pedroia was "applauding aggressively" as David Price confronted Dennis Eckersley on the team plane last month (9:27). I also reacted to the conflicting report that said Pedroia had nothing to do with the situation. Something tells me the truth is somewhere in the middle. But either way, I continued to explain why the Red Sox front office should look to add a true clubhouse presence before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, and that player is still Andrew McCutchen. Plus, I opened the show predicting some of the over-the-top story lines that will come out of Patriots training camp this year.
On Tuesday's podcast, I reacted to the details of David Price's confrontation with Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. I responded to it all with a blockbuster trade idea that the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates should seriously consider (31:32). And I closed out the show with some thoughts on the Kyrie Irving drama in Cleveland, and had some advice for the Boston Celtics and their potential involvement in any trade that the Cleveland Cavaliers might make.
On Thursday's podcast, I called out Hanley Ramirez for not playing Wednesday night, a day after he hit a walk-off home run against the Toronto Blue Jays. My message to Ramirez is simple: it's time to man-up and produce at the level we know he's capable of (16:25). I also reacted to Todd Frazier being traded to the New York Yankees and not the Boston Red Sox (7:40) Also, I opened the show explaining what I think O.J. Simpson will do with his life if he's granted parole. And I closed out the show with some thoughts on the recent rumors that the Celtics are still interested in acquiring Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans (42:30).
On Monday's podcast, I talked mostly baseball, as we're two weeks away from the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. I reacted to the Chicago Cubs trading for Jose Quintana, but more importantly, I discussed some of the moves the Boston Red Sox need to make before July 31. Should the Red Sox trade for Todd Frazier, or call-up Rafael Devers? Is Dave Dombrowski working on a Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander blockbuster? And now that Oakland has made Sonny Gray available in a trade, should the Red Sox out-bid the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians for him? All that and more.