Earlier Wednesday, Matt Light was rather coy about his future plans. And now, apparently, we know why.
Pro Football Talk, quoting a "source with knowledge of the situation", reported late Wednesday afternoon that Light has decided to retire. There's no word on when an announcement will be made, and PFT's Mike Florio speculates "the Patriots would like to keep it under wraps until after the draft, so that a replacement on the depth chart can be selected".
Light was a second-round pick out of Purdue in 2001 and, with Tom Brady and Kevin Faulk, was one of three remaining members of the '01 team that upset the Rams in the Super Bowl.
The Celtics will be represented at the NBA Draft Lottery by guard Isaiah Thomas. Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge discussed this and more on Wednesday.
Stewart Cink announces he is stepping away from competitive golf to be with his wife, Lisa, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
In our Early Edition production meeting, someone said Clay Buchholz was pitching for his job tonight.
Sorry, not anymore.
As soon as Steven Wright pitched well for the fifth straight time last night, Buchholz's train left the station. It’s time to do with Clay what the Sox did to Panda: Make up an injury, fake a surgery (okay, that’s all a bit of an overstatement with Sandoval) and get him out of the way.
As soon as the White Sox said goodbye to John Danks, we all said the same thing: If Chicago can do it, why can’t Boston? Danks was to start tonight against Buchholz, but the Chisox said "No more" and paid off the final year of his $65 million contract. The Bosox -- haven’t heard that term in a while, have you? -- could do the same with Clay and the $13 million he's owed for this season, plus a $500,000 buyout at the end of the year.
David Price is the No. 1 starter and eventually he'll be fine. Eduardo Rodriquez gave up three runs in six innings last night for Pawtucket and will soon be ready to take his spot in the No. 2 slot. Then there's my pick to click, Rick Porcello (with a 2.76 ERA), and the previously mentioned Wright with his 1.76 ERA. Wright was supposed to be the odd man out when E-Rod returned, but that’s not happening. So there are your top four starters. And what about Joe Kelly when he comes back? I would rather see Kelly and anyone from Pawtucket pitch in the fifth spot instead of Buchholz and his 6.51 ERA.
Is there any reason to keep Buchholz? Not that I can see. Clay can throw his second career no-hitter tonight and my feelings won't change.
It’s time to move on from Clay Buchholz.