|Aug. 17 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Papelbon, released by the Nationals on Saturday at his request, is getting interest from multiple teams, including the Red Sox and Cubs. The former closer expects to make a decision on his next team within 24 hours, a source told ESPN.
Analysis: Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Tuesday he has reached out to Papelbon personally. Should the free agent sign with Boston, Farrell said he would not be the closer. The Red Sox are seeking an eighth-inning setup man in the absence of Koji Uehara, who is sidelined indefinitely by a right pectoral strain. Papelbon, 35, broke into the majors with Boston in 2005, recording 219 saves and making four American League All-Star Games in seven seasons with the Red Sox.
|Aug. 13 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-The Nationals released Papelbon on Saturday, ending the struggling reliever's tumultuous tenure with the organization.
Analysis: The 12-year veteran is having the worst season of his career and has made just two appearances since Washington acquired Mark Melancon at the trade deadline. Papelbon, who's making $11 million in the final year of his contract, is 0-2 with a 21.60 ERA over his last five games and owns a 4.37 ERA this season. Acquired from the Phillies at last year's trade deadline, the six-time All-Star made headlines with a dugout confrontation with teammate Bryce Harper in September.
|July 30 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET16:35 ET20:35 GMT4:35 1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST4:05 PM VEN0:35 UAE (+1)3:35 PM CT-It appears Papelbon has lost the closer's role after the Nationals acquired All-Star Mark Melancon from the Pirates on Saturday.
Analysis: Papelbon has allowed eight runs and seven hits in his past three outings, whereas Melancon has given up two runs in his last 23 appearances. Melancon has converted 30 of 33 save opportunities. Papelbon hasn't converted a save since the All-Star break.
|July 29 8:46 AM PT9:46 AM MT10:46 AM CT11:46 AM ET11:46 ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST11:16 AM VEN19:46 UAE10:46 AM CT-Papelbon was puled in the ninth inning Thursday, retiring one batter before giving up a single and a walk.
Analysis: It was the third straight terrible performance by Papelbon, a span in which he's recorded only three outs while allowing eight runs, seven hits and four walks. His closer role could be in jeopardy, with rumors swirling the Nationals are trying to acquire the Yankees' Andrew Miller.
|July 26 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET23:27 ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST10:57 PM VEN7:27 UAE (+1)10:27 PM CT-Papelbon lost a second straight appearance Tuesday, failing to record an out in the ninth inning as he was charged with three runs in a 7-6 defeat to Cleveland.
Analysis: Papelbon suffered his first blown save since May 3. He gave up two hits and two walks, two days after allowing four hits and a walk in the ninth inning of a loss to San Diego.
|July 24 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET21:10 ET1:10 GMT9:10 6:10 PM MST8:10 PM EST8:40 PM VEN5:10 UAE (+1)8:10 PM CT-Papelbon gave up four runs in the ninth inning Sunday, turning a tie game into a 10-6 Nationals loss to the Padres.
Analysis: Papelbon hadn't given up a run since June 12, but he was also pitching a third straight day. Papelbon, who hadn't pitched on three consecutive days since May 29-31, insisted he was not tired. ''I think just location,'' Papelbon said. ''Coming in there, a situation where we've got to preserve everything we can, and every pitch matters in that situation."
|June 14 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET16:11 ET20:11 GMT4:11 1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST3:41 PM VEN0:11 UAE (+1)3:11 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have reinstated Papelbon and optioned outfielder Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse.
Analysis: The reliever was on the 15-day disabled list, sidelined since June 13 with a right intercostal strain. The 35-year-old Papelbon has converted 16-of-18 save opportunities and has a 3.28 ERA.
|June 11 9:19 AM PT10:19 AM MT11:19 AM CT12:19 PM ET12:19 ET16:19 GMT0:19 9:19 AM MST11:19 AM EST11:49 AM VEN20:19 UAE11:19 AM CT-Papelbon had a walk and a strikeout en route to his 16th save on Friday.
Analysis: Papelbon has been sharp, posting a 1.54 ERA with seven saves in 11 appearances since blowing his last opportunity.
|May 14 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET14:54 ET18:54 GMT2:54 11:54 AM MST1:54 PM EST2:24 PM VEN22:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-Papelbon notched his 10th save Friday.
Analysis: Papelbon, known best for his childish fight with superstar Bryce Harper, has a 3.68 ERA.
|Apr. 11 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Papelbon logged his third save in as many chances on Sunday.
Analysis: It wasn't easy as he gave up two hits, one of them a solo home run.
|Apr. 5 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Papelbon picked up a save on opening day Monday.
Analysis: He retired all three hitters he faced with a strikeout in the 10th inning of a 4-3 win over Atlanta.
|2005||Bos||3||1||0 - 1||17||3||0||34.0||33||11||10||4||17||2||34||1.47||2.65|
|2006||Bos||4||2||35 - 41||59||0||0||68.1||40||8||7||3||13||2||75||0.78||0.92|
|2007||Bos||1||3||37 - 40||59||0||0||58.1||30||12||12||5||15||0||84||0.77||1.85|
|2008||Bos||5||4||41 - 46||67||0||0||69.1||58||24||18||4||8||0||77||0.95||2.34|
|2009||Bos||1||1||38 - 41||66||0||0||68.0||54||15||14||5||24||1||76||1.15||1.85|
|2010||Bos||5||7||37 - 45||65||0||0||67.0||57||34||29||7||28||4||76||1.27||3.90|
|2011||Bos||4||1||31 - 34||63||0||0||64.1||50||22||21||3||10||1||87||0.93||2.94|
|2012||Phi||5||6||38 - 42||70||0||0||70.0||56||22||19||8||18||1||92||1.06||2.44|
|2013||Phi||5||1||29 - 36||61||0||0||61.2||59||23||20||6||11||1||57||1.14||2.92|
|2014||Phi||2||3||39 - 43||66||0||0||66.1||45||15||15||2||15||1||63||0.90||2.04|
|2015||Phi||2||1||17 - 17||37||0||0||39.2||31||9||7||3||8||1||40||0.98||1.59|
|2015||Was||2||2||7 - 9||22||0||0||23.2||22||13||8||4||4||1||16||1.10||3.04|
|2015||Tot||4||3||24 - 26||59||0||0||63.1||53||22||15||7||12||2||56||1.03||2.13|
|2016||Was||2||4||19 - 22||37||0||0||35.0||37||18||17||3||14||3||31||1.46||4.37|
|Career||41||36||368 - 417||689||3||0||725.2||572||226||197||57||185||18||808||1.04||2.44|
|2005||Bos||Total||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||4.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.00|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||4.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.00|
|2007||Bos||Total||1||0||4 - 4||7||0||0||10.2||5||0||0||0||4||1||7||0.00|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||1.1||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||0.00|
|LCS||0||0||1 - 1||3||0||0||5.0||3||0||0||0||2||1||3||0.00|
|WS||0||0||3 - 3||3||0||0||4.1||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.00|
|2008||Bos||Total||1||0||3 - 4||7||0||0||10.1||3||0||0||0||2||1||13||0.00|
|LDS||1||0||1 - 2||3||0||0||5.0||2||0||0||0||1||0||7||0.00|
|LCS||0||0||2 - 2||4||0||0||5.1||1||0||0||0||1||1||6||0.00|
|2009||Bos||Total||0||1||0 - 1||2||0||0||2.0||4||3||3||0||2||1||1||13.50|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 1||2||0||0||2.0||4||3||3||0||2||1||1||13.50|
|Career||2||1||7 - 9||18||0||0||27.0||14||3||3||0||8||3||23||1.00|
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
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