Why not trade Lester to build for the future?


Why not trade Lester to build for the future?

Would you do it? Would you trade a big-name, still relatively-young arm in Jon Lester for a prospect?

There's a rumor out there that the Royals might be interested in dealing their 21-year-old power-hitting prospect Wil Myers for Lester, but would that deal make sense for Boston?

"If it's gonna be a two-year window where they have to rebuild, why not trade Lester for a young guy?" Steve Buckley asked on Uno Sports Tonight. "Put Myers in there with Will Middlebrows, Ryan Kalish. All of a sudden you have the makings of a good ball club."

OK so you might do it. But would the Red Sox? They're usually pretty bent on selling as many tickets as possible and getting good TV ratings. A deal like this would fly in the face of those things. It would make this officially a -- gulp -- bridge year.

Listen to what Buckley, Joe Haggerty and Mike Felger have to say on the subject in the video above. Then leave us a comment in the box below with your thoughts.

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments


NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.

Revs beat Toronto FC 2-1, deny Shield-clinching opportunity


Revs beat Toronto FC 2-1, deny Shield-clinching opportunity

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Lee Nguyen and Kei Kamara scored late goals and the New England Revolution, with a 2-1 win, denied Toronto FC an opportunity to clinch the Supporters' Shield on Saturday.

Kamara scored the go-ahead goal in the 87th minute with a header off Nguyen's cross. The Revs (11-4-5) avoided playoff elimination and extended their undefeated streak at home against Toronto FC (18-5-8) to six games. Toronto has three matches remaining to clinch the Shield with a magic number of three points.

Nguyen opened the scoring for New England in the 82nd minute with his 50th career goal, taking Chris Tierney's lead pass from midfield and finishing through a defensive deflection.

Toronto FC's Nicolas Hasler answered two minutes later with a right-footed volley of Michael Bradley's diagonal cross.

Forwards Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore missed the match for Toronto FC, both due to lower body tightness.