Featured video and audio clips on Mark Loretta brought to you by Boston's WEEI Sports Radio.
everyday major leaguer. That kid, Dustin Pedroia , had been handed the reigns to the position after the Red Sox rebuffed Mark Loretta 's (an All-Star the previous year) offer to rejoin the Sox on a one-year, $1 million deal. The initial returns
Butch and DJ get a call regarding Red Sox prospects and have an in depth discussion on what the future looks like in Boston.
veteran option and committing to a prospect without a track record -- as the Sox did when they declined to re-sign Mark Loretta after the 2006 season for $1 million so that there would be a starting role for Dustin Pedroia in 2007. "Obviously
represented their best chance to win, particularly given that they had credible alternatives to him at second base. Mark Loretta , an All-Star with the Sox in 2006, was willing to come back on a one-year, $1 million deal. So the team needed
to an everyday role in the big leagues in 2006, that stopped over the course of that performance. The Sox acquired Mark Loretta in a trade after the 2005 season and ultimately, Pedroia remained in Triple-A for almost all of 2006 before a late-season
the only ones to do so were Todd Walker (who won his case and then was summarily cut by the Padres in 2007) and Mark Loretta (who lost his case to the Astros prior to the 2008 season). Both were infielders; both were complementary players
given that the team will extend the offer this time around. Following that season, the team had a Type A free agent in Mark Loretta and a Type B in Trot Nixon. They offered arbitration to neither because they were concerned about the likelihood that
infield, Ortiz was voted the AL’s first baseman (the game was played under NL rules at PNC Park in Pittsburgh) and Mark Loretta , in his only season as a Red Sox, played second. Jeter, Ortiz and Rodriguez were 2-3-4 in the batting order
said he took to heart the advice of Pedroia, who relayed to the shortstop his distress in 2006 when the Sox traded for Mark Loretta , thus relegating Pedroia to a return to Pawtucket for most of 2006. Pedroia ended up using that time productively, recovering
returning to Triple-A with the Sox' acquisition of Mark Loretta . "After [Iglesias] left [the workouts in Arizona ..... play second base and go play. But we ended up signing Mark Loretta . It ended up being a great thing for me. I went to Triple-A
3+ EBH in a game since Wily Mo Pena and Manny Ramirez on July 26, 2007. The Red Sox also pulled it off twice in 2006 (Eric Hinske/ Mark Loretta and Mike Lowell/David Ortiz). It was only the third time in the Blue Jays’ existence that two opposing players had three extra-base hits in a single game, the last coming in 2004
needed to part with a second-round pick.) Most notably, the team declined to offer arbitration to Trot Nixon and Mark Loretta after the 2006 season, and to Kevin Millar after the 2005 campaign. Here is a look at how the Sox have proceeded since
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.
Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.
8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.More from this show
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.More from this show
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis CespedesMore from this show
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.More from this show
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.More from this show