|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|
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
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Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
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The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
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DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.
Chris Russo on Tom Brady's suspension and Tony Mazz wrote a love letter to David Ortiz.
Pete "randomly" takes callers who think he is doing a great job and Headlines with Kirk.
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Glenn and Lou break down the latest Find Mass Money commercial from Fauria and discover something oddly similar to another famous ad campaign. The guys also discuss the Pats match up vs. the Buffalo Bills, and what the keys to the game will be
Glenn, Lou, and Christian speculate what this weekends retirement ceremony will contain for David Ortiz. They talk about the Dodgers send off of Vin Scully, and his stirring rendition of "wind beneath my wings"
The playmaker is back with Dale and Holley with Thornton previewing Patriots/Bills, plus an amazing answer on whether he'd still play football knowing the risks that are known nowadays.
With David Ortiz's final regular season games this weekend, we look at four of his most iconic regular season moments.
Hours 3 and 4 consisted mostly of Patriots/Bills discussion.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
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