Wise to trade Lester?;Sox preparing to sell?


Wise to trade Lester?;Sox preparing to sell?

Tony Massarotti is on the record as saying he'd trade Jon Lester for the right prospects.

Well, reports indicate the Royals are interested in Lester for prospect Wil Myers. Mazz isn't biting though. How come?

"I don't think the kid that the Royals are offering is as good as the Royals are saying. I have my doubts, that's why. Because if you're a team like Kansas City, and you have a stud prospect in your system, that's a guaranteed sure-fire thing in the Major Leagues, why would you move him?"

But is Lester an ace? And can he be the leader of the staff with John Lackey lurking around? Mike Felger and Mazz wonder.

Either way, the Sox have been light on the spending, and have actually unloaded a ton of payroll over the last few months.

Should we read into that as them thinking about selling the team?

"I don't think you can discount it," Mazz said.

Watch the video to find out why.

Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hitting streak to 28 games


Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hitting streak to 28 games

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has extended his hitting streak to 28 games with a second-inning double Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.

It's the longest hitting streak in the majors this season and tied with Wade Boggs (1985) for the fifth-longest in Red Sox history. Dom DiMaggio holds the franchise record with a 34-game streak in 1949. DiMaggio's brother, Joe, hit in 56 straight games in 1941 for the major league record.

Bradley lined the first pitch he saw from Jorge De La Rosa into left field to keep the streak going.

Kraft OK with the idea of a Raiders move to Las Vegas


Kraft OK with the idea of a Raiders move to Las Vegas

Robert Kraft doesn't seem all that concerned about the potential pitfalls of having an NFL franchise in Las Vegas.

The temptations found in that city, he says, can now be found around any dark corner of the Internet. That's part of the reason why he would be supportive of the Raiders if owner Mark Davis chose to move the team to Vegas from Oakland. 

He explained his reasoning to NFL Media's Judy Battista at the league's annual spring meetings on Tuesday. 

"I think we can put the discipline and controls in [for] whatever anyone might be worried about," Kraft said. "With the Internet and the age of the Internet and what's going on in today's world, it's so much different than when I came in 20 odd years ago. If you'd like to move there and they're supportive and Oakland doesn't do what they should do, I'm behind them."

The comments echoed what Kraft told USA Today earlier this week.

"I came into the league in ’94," Kraft said. "Back then, any exploration of that market was dismissed out of hand. I’m looking where we are today and thinking of the last 10 to 15 years, and the emergence of new media, with Google and Facebook and the like. We’re just living in a different world, technology-wise. The [sports gambling] risks in Vegas are no longer exclusive to Vegas. Whatever the risks, they are no greater [in Las Vegas] than playing a game in New Jersey."

Davis' hope to move the Raiders stems from an inability to get a deal done for a new stadium in Oakland.

"I have given my commitment to Las Vegas," Davis said this week, "and if they can get done what they're talking about doing, then we will go to Las Vegas."