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WEEI's coverage of the latest news and rumors about the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.

May 21, 2014 - 9:16 am
It is not merely a position but an identity. And so it was that the news that the Red Sox had re-signed Stephen Drew crashed down upon Xander Bogaerts like a ton of bricks. "My heart is always at shortstop, but they felt we're a better team with him, so as I said, that's why they went out and got...
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May 21, 2014 - 12:20 am
Despite their early-season struggles, the Red Sox had received a measure of stability from at least one corner of their team. Through 44 games (including Tuesday night's 7-4 shellacking at the hands of the Blue Jays), the team had employed only five starters throughout the entirety of the year...
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May 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
Over the past year, the Celtics traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn, nursed Rajon Rondo to health back home in Boston and drove a tank from NBA city to city, and all they got was this lousy sixth overall pick. Now what? It’s not like Danny Ainge is trading Rajon Rondo to build around...
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May 20, 2014 - 8:31 am
In the winter after 2012, the Red Sox rolled seven after seven in the construction of their team. Of the seven free agents signed -- David Ross , Jonny Gomes, Shane Victorino , Ryan Dempster , Stephen Drew , Koji Uehara, Mike Napoli -- virtually every one of them at least lived up to their career...
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May 19, 2014 - 9:04 pm
The arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo has sparked plenty of conversation about the Patriots and their plans for a post-Tom Brady world. While the incumbent signal-caller, who turns 37 in August, has stated he wants to play for several more years, it’s only natural to start to think about the transition...
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Rob Bradford
May 19, 2014 - 1:57 am
It's time. The Red Sox should make their move on Stephen Drew (whatever that move might be). It might not work out, but it will be worth a try. At this point, they need to try something. An industry source tells WEEI.com the Red Sox are exploring multiple options when it comes to upgrading the left...
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DJ Bean
May 18, 2014 - 12:02 pm
Milan Lucic ’s season didn’t end the way he wanted it to, but even the Stanley Cup wouldn’t have changed what was a reputation-tarnishing season for Boston’s bruising forward. Lucic, in addition to being a great player, is a very friendly and charitable person. He’s also an extremely bright person...
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May 18, 2014 - 1:45 am
The good news for the Red Sox is that one out of every three games, they've been as good as nearly any team in the American League . The bad news for them is that in the rest of the games, they've been the junior circuit's worst club. It's not that the Red Sox are a terrible team -- they're not...
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May 17, 2014 - 7:53 am
The Red Sox understood that when they committed to youth, to a lineup featuring three players who are 25 years old or younger, that they would be vulnerable to more pronounced peaks and valleys than might have typified their lineup a year ago. That, the team felt, was worth the upside. Still,...
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DJ Bean
May 17, 2014 - 12:57 am
The Zdeno Chara problem isn’t what you think it is. It isn’t that he’s over the hill and unable to lead the Bruins to another Stanley Cup . It’s that the window for him to do so is closing, and the last two seasons have provided glimpses of the terrifying truth: When Chara isn’t right, the Bruins...
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