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David Price pitched solid enough to be in line for the win, but the bullpen could not secure it in the opener.

In this Roundtable Podcast, Sam Sheehan joins Matt Ignal, Lucky's Pipe, Evan Valenti, and Jonathan Levy to break down the Celtics Free Agency options this summer. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable and subscribe to the Boston Celtics Newsfeed!

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker in a continuation of last Monday's podcast, this time breaking down the top-five players in the 2017 NBA Draft Class: Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Lonzo Ball, and Jonathan Isaac. It's obviously an extremely deep dive given the length of the pod. They also talk at the top about Sam's 15-hour excursion to the EYBL in Los Angeles on Saturday, including seeing Jay-Z in person and some of the best prospects in the class of 2018. Then at the end, they chat about a few guys they think they're higher or lower on than general consensus -- including Jawun Evans, Jordan Bell, Ike Anigbogu, and others.  You can follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie, and you can follow Cole at @colezwicker. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

David Price takes the mound for the first time this season as the Red Sox begin their 10 game road trip in Chicago.

Dillon takes the number 3, made famous by Dale Earnhardt, back to victory lane for the first time since 2000.

The Boston Red Sox looked to sweep the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon behind the reigning American League Cy Young award winner, Rick Porcello.

The Red Sox will go for a third straight shutout of the Seattle Mariners, and seventh consecutive victory overall, on Sunday afternoon.  Rick Porcello takes the hill for Boston versus Seattle's Christian Bergman.  Here are the lineups, news, and notes for the afternoon contest!

[News] Frontcourt Revamp Expected to Take Place for Boston Celtics This Offseason | Powered by CLNS Media

Brian Johnson was absolutely dominant, tossing a  complete-game shutout on Saturday with eight strikeouts to help seal the 6-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. 

Saturday, 27 May 2017 14:56

David Price Just Doesn’t Get It

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There has been a lot wrong with the David Price era in Boston so far. He’s under performed, shown zero accountability and whined about a million different things. I hate it, because he’s become pretty much impossible to defend and I was a Price guy. I was all in on him being awesome but it seems like every week a new story crops up that shows why he will just never work out here.

Last night, in his second rehab start for the Paw Sox, Price got shelled. He gave up six runs on seven hits, although only three were earned, in 3.2 innings of work. Price also walked one and struck out four while throwing 89 pitches in total. He wasn’t getting any help from his defenders behind him, but he also got worked over by a Triple-A lineup. This all comes after his first rehab start where he allowed three runs on five hits in two innings while striking out four and walking one.

I know that Price is essentially in Spring Training as these are his first two games of the year and the results don’t have to be off the charts. It makes sense that he might struggle a bit, but this was also supposed to be Price’s last rehab start before getting called up. Is there anything that tells you he could go pitch in the big leagues in five days and not get rocked? No, there isn’t. 

Regardless, none of this is the biggest problem for me. The problem comes from how Price continues to act. After the game, Price was asked to do some media availability but he left McCoy Stadium abruptly instead. Many people saw Price pull out of the parking lot in his SUV and speed off without speaking to anyone. This is where I have a huge issue with him.

I don’t care that Price struggled last night on the mound, that’s fine. But leaving because you don’t want to be asked about it shows how little mental toughness he has. All Price had to do was go say something like “I didn’t pitch well enough tonight, but I’m continuing to work hard to improve everyday” and that would be perfect! He constantly feels like Red Sox fans are out to get him when in reality, we want to see him succeed. If he can’t succeed, we just want him to act in a professional manner. 

Sadly, I don’t think Price will ever figure out how to not do the wrong thing. His relationship with Boston is so far gone at this point and it just shows he wasn’t cut out to play here. If he just took a page out of Chris Sale or Rick Porcello’s book he’d be all right, but that’s just not the type of guy that he is. He’s the type of guy who runs and hides when the going gets tough and I’m done trying to make excuses for him until he changes how he goes about his business.

Saturday, 27 May 2017 10:02

Celtics Beat w/ Matt Winer 5/28/17

211: Matt Winer | Eastern Conference Finals NBA Playoffs 2017 | Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

 

Eduardo Rodriguez continues to pitch well as the Red Sox blank the Mariners for their fifth straight win.

[News] Isaiah Thomas Says Surgery Not No. 1 Option for Injured Hip | Key Dates, Figures for Boston Celtics 2017 NBA Offseason | Powered by CLNS

The Red Sox look to make it five wins in a row as they host the Seatlle Mariners in the opener of a three game set at Fenway Park.

Friday, 26 May 2017 19:45

How Can the Jazz Take the Next Step?

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In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Tim Cato from SB Nation and Tony Jones from the Salt Lake Tribune about the upcoming offseason for the Dallas Mavericks and the Utah Jazz.  First, Sam talks to Tim about the Mavericks and their upcoming questions this summer, including what happens with Dirk Nowitzki, how the Nerlens Noel free agency talk could go, and what they should look for in the draft -- among other things.  Then, Tony and Sam have a long deep dive on the Jazz, chatting about the Gordon Hayward contract, the George Hill contract, the future of Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood, what the team should do with Joe Ingles, and generally if they think this team can grow into a title contender if things break right. They also break down the draft and their four upcoming selections.  Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can follow Tony at @Tjonessltrib and you can follow Tim at @tim_cato. Sam can be found at @Sam_Vecenie. Thanks for listening!

Friday, 26 May 2017 19:25

Celtics Season Review and Offseason Preview

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In part one of this Celtics Roundtable off-season preview, @SamSheehan joins Lucky's Pipe, Evan Valenti, Matt Ignal, and Jonathan Levy to break down the Celtics options this summer.

Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable and subscribe to the Boston Celtics Newsfeed!

Friday, 26 May 2017 07:09

Patriots Beat 5/26/17

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195: Rob Gronkowski restructures contract | NFL rule changes | Raymond Clayborn named to Patriots HoF | Powered by CLNS Media

Five Red Sox pitchers strikeout 20 Rangers batters as Boston defeats Texas 6-2 thanks to Drew Pomeranz' strong pitching performance and Xander Bogaerts first home run of the season. 

Cleveland Cavaliers def. Boston Celtics 135-102