Jess Thomas is the Red Sox Beat Team Manager and a member of the Boston Celtics beat team for CLNS Radio. Jess is a co-host on CLNS Radio's Red Sox Beat Podcast as well as a contributor to Celtics Postgame Shows.
Jess also currently writes for the Stow/Bolton Independents and The Item.
Jess currently is an archiver/digitizer at the official home of Boston Celtics telecasts, Comcast Sports Net New England.
Previously, Jess was General Manager for Framingham State University's radio station, WJDM 91.3 FM, as well as sports editor for FSU's newspaper, the Gatepost.
Prior to joining CLNS Radio, Jess was an intern at CSNNE as well as WCVB.
Jess is a 2014 graduate of Framingham State University, with a degree in Communication Arts.
You can follow Jess on Twitter @CLNS_JessSayin
In a year where most people are looking at Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, David Ortiz, David Price and Craig Kimbrel as the keys to the season, I am forging deeper into the team and watching for little-known and seldom talked-about reliever Carson Smith as my player to watch for in 2016.
The Boston Red Sox are in the midst of the Baseball Winter Weekend in Connecticut, and catcher Christian Vazquez is looking and feeling great following Tommy John surgery on April 2, 2015.
Less than a week after the Red Sox signed free agent David Price to a monster contract, the front office was at it again on Monday, trading Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Carson Smith and starter Roenis Elias.
The Boston Celtics (11-9) nearly completed a double digit comeback against one of the best teams in the NBA in the San Antonio Spurs (17-4) but the Spurs held on at the end for a 108-105 victory.
As Red Sox Nation awaits to see if Boston lands David Price or Johnny Cueto, the team signed veteran outfielder Chris Young to a 2-year deal on Monday afternoon.
The Boston Celtics (9-8) fell to the Orlando Magic (9-8) on the first game of a 5-game road trip on Sunday night by a final score of 110-91 at the Amway Center in Florida.
The Boston Celtics (6-4) took advantage of a lazy and disinterested Houston Rockets (4-7) squad on Monday night, with a second straight road win over a supposed Western Conference powerhouse. They won the ballgame by a final of 111-95, and it really wasn't even that close, with Boston leading by as many as 29 in the fourth.
Boston Red Sox first/third baseman Travis Shaw lasted one game of Puerto Rican winter ball, as he will miss the rest of winter ball with a shoulder impingement, according to President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski.
Boston Celtics' point guard Marcus Smart has missed the last two games due to a toe sprain, and it appears he will need a little more time before returning to game action.
It was a back and forth ending, but the Indiana Pacers (2-3) squeaked by the Boston Celtics (1-3), 100-98, in Boston's first road game of the season. The Celtics have now lost 3 games in a row.