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After Wes Welker signed in Denver I started thinking about The Trade again. So much has happened since the start of the 2011 Red Sox season. “The Best Team Ever” as coined by the Boston Herald did little, if anything, to make themselves the best team in Red Sox history. They historically collapsed in September of that season and the following summer things really fell apart: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett were launched across the country to Los Angeles for the proverbial “bag of balls.” The Trade was a steal in terms of cash flow for the Red Sox. But will it eventually become a steal in terms of talent for the LA Dodgers?
As of five days ago, team Mexico was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic. With that elimination, Adrian Gonzalez was allowed to return to Dodgers’ camp. Gonzo played 36 games for LA last year, amassing .297/.344/.441 slash lines with 3 home runs and 22 RBI’s while wearing Dodger Blue. His totals for the year echoed that small sample size: he...
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Mike Felger (Comcast Sports TV Anchor and Radio Host) had allegedly called out Mike Reiss (Patriots Beat Writer for ESPN Boston) for being "in the bag of the team." Felger is referring to Reiss's comment about Wes Welker's agent being partially at fault for the mishap in...
There might have been other factors at play, but on Wednesday, the New England Patriots essentially decided that they'd rather have Danny Amendola on their roster than Wes Welker. The deal Amendola signed with New England pays him a higher annual salary than the one Welker inked with the Denver Broncos, and is nearly as valuable when it comes to guaranteed money.
John Elway may be the Broncos top executive, but Peyton Manning is the teams general, and with that Elway consulted with and made sure Manning was on board before going all in on Wes Welker according to the Denver Post.
“I asked Peyton about it yesterday to make sure he was on board,’’ Elway said.
Welker will take slot receiver Brandon Stokley’s position, so it’s definitely...
2013 NFL free agency -- New England Patriots quickly shifted from Wes Welker to Danny Amendola -...
“WHEN YOU LEAVE AMENDOLER NATION, YOU GET THE DAAHHHKKKIEEE TREATMENT!”
Some Patriots fans aren’t even waiting until their team hosts the Broncos this coming season. They’re torching their old Wes Welker jerseys now, while the wound is still fresh and their buzz is still intact. Oh noes, Wes Welker is being stricken from Patriots lore-ah. He must be devastated.
Like most things in life, J. Cole perfectly explained the Wes Welker trade from the New England Patriots to the Denver Broncos with two lines from his song, “You Got It” off of his immaculate mixtape titled “Friday Nigh Lights.” Cole raps, “Well one man’s trash is another man’s treasure/One man’s pain is another man’s pleasure.” As a Patriots fan, I am still not...
Think Peyton Manning was excited to steal Tom Brady‘s kicker? Well, he’s pretty happy he got his slot receiver this time around, too.
Manning was in the improbable role of Patriot-poacher on Wednesday when Wes Welker agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Broncos that few people saw coming. While Denver was reportedly constrained in how much it could offer Welker, with...
So, we all assumed that the Patriots saw that Wes Welker was being offered two years, $12 million by the Broncos and refused to match that low offer.
Apparently, that wasn't the case. They didn't care because they had already signed Danny Amendola, this didn't happen yesterday when we heard about it. It happened two days ago?
Interesting news: Amendola signed with...
Tom Brady has won with any wide receiver that the Patriots have given him. With many different playing styles and personalities, Brady has always utilized his resources.Wide receivers like Donte' Stallworth, Deion Branch, Troy Brown, Randy Moss, and Jabar Gaffney are a few that Tom Brady has had to adjust to over the years.Unlike Manning, Brady hasn't had two wide receivers...
According to reports from Mike Reiss of ESPN and Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, the Patriots actually signed St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola on Tuesday, one day before Wes Welker signed with the Broncos and before the Pats announced the agreement with Amendola. The Patriots and Amendola agreed to a five year, $31 million deal with $10 guaranteed, supposedly on Wednesday. However...