What is taking Garnett so long?

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What is taking Garnett so long?

Celtics fans want to know whether or not Kevin Garnett will be back in green next season, or if he is even going to step on the court again. On the 'Felger & Mazz' show, Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti discuss why this process is taking so long . . . and why it needs to happen soon.

As Massarotti notes, the NBA draft, which is Thursday, is the time when general managers build their teams. How, he asked, can Danny Ainge properly plan if he doesn't know if Garnett will be back? Ainge has said that KG's status will not impact the Celtics' draft decisions, to which Massarotti said: "That's a load of crap." Massarotti also said that, at age 36, Garnett should know whether he was going to play next year. He worries this situation is going in the Brett Farve direction, which we all know is an ugly road.

Is it a problem with money? "Everything I've learned or observed or experienced in 20-something years in pro sports is that its usually the money,"said Felger. Is Garnett holding off on his decision because he wants more money? Or is Garnett that scarce athlete who isn't all about his paycheck?

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

BOSTON - Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers:

QUOTES:

"He pitched as we had anticipated at the time of the trade.'' - John Farrell on Drew Pomeranz.

"I had a good curveball and I was locating my fastball a lot better. I was in a lot better counts all night, but I made one pitch that hurt us.'' - Pomeranz on his outing.

"He was able to limit the damage against a very good offensive team. He pitched well enough to win. I just wish we could have put more runs on the board for him.'' - Jackie Bradley Jr. on Pomeranz.

 

NOTES:

* Until Monday night, the Red Sox had won their last six series openers.

* Drew Pomeranz has allowed four or fewer hits in 12 of his 18 starts this season.

* Eleven of Travis Shaw's last 15 hits have been for extra bases.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. had his 25th multi-hit game.

* Sandy Leon is hitting .500 (11-for-22) with runners in scoring position.

* The Red Sox are 21-21 in games decided by two or fewer runs.

* Dustin Pedroia (walk, single) has reached base in 28 straight games.

* Xander Bogaerts has 133 hits through 97 games. Since 1940, only Wade Boggs (134 in 1983; 135 in 1987) and Adrian Gonzalez (135 in 2011) had more.

STARS:

1) Justin Verlander

Verlander has enjoyed a bounce-back season of sorts this year, and the Red Sox got to see it up close Monday night as Verlander limited them a single run over six innings.

2) Jose Iglesias

The former Red Sox shortstop haunted his old team with a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Tigers ahead to stay.

3) Drew Pomeranz

The lefty absorbed the loss, but pitched well enough to win, giving up two runs in six innings while striking out seven.