Perkins Trade Creates Sharp Divide

The media reaction to the trade of Kendrick Perkins, like the fan reaction, is decidedly mixed. Some say this was a great move, others say it was a terrible, risky move.

As always, Ainge unafraid to take his shot – Bob Ryan is a big fan of Jeff Green.

The Death of Ubuntu – Rich Levine says that without Perkins, the Celtics will never be the same.

On the contrary, Celtics did well – Peter May says that the Celtics got the better end of this deal.

Perkins deal a puzzler – Tim Weisberg says that this deal could end up being one of Danny Ainge’s biggest blunders.

Danny Ainge’s bold move aimed at future and present – Paul Flannery says that this move was made with the goal of improving the team both now and in the future.

Whole lot of Celtics soul gone – Mark Murphy says that the Celtics are more of a common team now.

Contract issue at the center of the deal – Gary Washburn notes that the Celtics decision was in large part, but now wholly, due to Perkins’ contract situation.

Marquis Daniels eyes all options – Murphy’s notebook has the former Celtic focused on his recovery. Jessica Camerato talks to the waived Leon Powe, who would welcome a return to Boston.

Evolution of a pitcher: Lester’s revived changeup completed his arsenal – Brian MacPherson has the third part of his series on Jon Lester.

No minor development – Mike Fine has the Red Sox still working diligently with their minor leaguers, even if there isn’t room on the roster for them at present.

Bruins couldn’t afford to take a pass on puck-moving Kaberle – Fluto Shinzawa says that the Bruins knew they couldn’t let a chance at acquiring the puck-moving defenseman go by this time.

Logan Mankins’ agent points at Patriots – Ian R. Rapoport and Karen Guregian have Frank Bauer sounding off again.

It’s a good time to play catch-up – Chad Finn has an assortment of media news and observations.

Sox Guy’ beaming again in Florida – Bill Doyle has a Worcester institution returning the airwaves.

Boston’s Shakeup On Sports Talk Radio Continues – My SB Nation Boston media column looks at some of the happenings this week.

  • Rhawk

    Can't believe WEEI sent this out:

    "(Boston, February 25, 2011) – The WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced their next step in a bold new programming lineup. WEEI is pairing two of Boston’s rising stars Lou Merloni and Mike Mutnansky to form the “Mut and Merloni,” show which will debut Monday, March 7.

    “Mut and Merloni,” will air weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The new show will precede “The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley” which starts on Monday.

    “Our mission at WEEI is to continue to provide the most informative and entertaining sports radio experience for the best sports fans in the country,” said Julie Kahn, Vice President and Market Manager at Entercom New England. “Lou Merloni and Mike Mutnansky are breakout talents. These new lineups make us stronger than ever throughout the broadcast day and position us to be dominant for years to come.”

    Mutnansky and Merloni have established themselves in supporting roles on WEEI and are poised to step into the spotlight that comes with having their own show."

    WEEI believes so much in this pairing that they sent the email out a 5PM on a Friday lol