Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman isn’t under contract for 2020. There is no evidence that suggests he would leave Los Angeles given how he has helped set up the team for long-term success. But he has yet to agree to a new contract. Team president Stan Kasten expects it to happen. But until Friedman signs a new deal, the Red Sox have to at least investigate the possibilities. He would be a perfect choice. Rays senior vice president of baseball operations Chaim (pronounced HIGH-em) Bloom fits the Sox’ criteria. He’s a rung below Erik Neander in Tampa Bay’s structure but has been influential in putting the roster together. The Rays have won only six fewer regular-season games than the Red Sox over the last two years spending despite roughly $333 million less on payroll. Friedman left the Rays for the Dodgers and instilled financial discipline while remaining successful. Bloom could do the same for the Sox. The Dodgers combine … [Read more...] about Red Sox willing to take their time replacing Dave Dombrowski
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City Councilor Michelle Wu called for sweeping change to Boston’s development review process Monday by proposing that the Boston Planning and Development Agency be abolished — overdue action needed to address the city’s pressing problems, she said. Wu, detailing the proposal in a 54-page report, said the agency has only served the well-connected in an outdated system designed 60 years ago that lacks accountability and transparency. Meanwhile, Boston’s modern day problems have continued on, unchecked, she says. “Instead of delivering the resources to address our most urgent challenges, Boston’s development process is making our problems worse,” Wu wrote in the report, titled, “Fixing Boston’s Broken Development Process: Why and How to Abolish the BPDA.” “We’re more and more anxious about rising home prices and rents, frustrated daily by increasingly awful commutes, and scared about the flooding and extreme heat … [Read more...] about Michelle Wu wants to abolish the BPDA. Here’s what to know.
05Portland22281826—943-Point Goals_Denver 9-29 (Grant 3-5, Millsap 2-2, Beasley 2-6, Harris 1-1, Morris 1-3, Porter Jr. 0-1, Cancar 0-1, Craig 0-1, Dozier 0-1, Murray 0-2, Hernangomez 0-3, Barton 0-3), Portland 6-30 (Simons 3-5, Bazemore 1-2, Labissiere 1-2, McCollum 1-4, Caupain 0-1, Little 0-1, Collins 0-2, Hezonja 0-2, Tolliver 0-3, Trent Jr. 0-4, Lillard 0-4). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Denver 49 (Vanderbilt, Craig, Beasley, Millsap, Plumlee 5), Portland 51 (Labissiere 12). Assists_Denver 21 (Morris 4), Portland 19 (Simons, Labissiere, McCollum, Hezonja, Lillard 2). Total Fouls_Denver 29, Portland 24. A_10,942 (12,888). … [Read more...] about Nuggets-Trail Blazers, Box
Flames tore through the garage of a Santee mobile home Thursday night, but a mother and her adult son were able to escape the home unharmed. The blaze erupted about 9:40 p.m. at one of the dwellings at Cameron’s Mobile Estates on North Magnolia Avenue northwest of the state Rout 52 and state Route 67 junction, San Diego sheriff’s Lt. Michelle Craig said. Fire crews arrived at the home to find the garage fully engulfed in flames, Santee Battalion Chief Kyle Moyneur told San Diego News Video. Firefighters removed the garage door and knocked down the flames within about 10 minutes, successfully keeping the blaze from spreading into the home. “After about 30 minutes, the fire was completely extinguished,” Moyneur said. It was not immediately known what sparked the fire.Resident Donna Lewis and her adult son, James Lewis, were watching television Thursday night when their dog, Miko, began barking. “All of the sudden I saw the flames and the smoke coming out, … [Read more...] about Flames rip through garage at Santee mobile home, displacing two
Mike Thomas had no reason to leave 98.5 The Sports Hub other than the best one. He’s going home. Thomas, who along with then-CBS Boston market manager Mark Hannon assembled the 98.5 The Sports Hub lineup, launched the station as a challenger to established powerhouse WEEI in August 2009, and remained in charge as it sustained its immediate success for more than 10 years now, is leaving at the end of the year. The program director at The Sports Hub from its inception, he’s heading to Chicago to work as the market manager for Good Karma Brands, which recently took over operation of the former ESPN Chicago station. Thomas, a native Midwesterner and a lifelong Chicago sports fan, still has family in the area. “l had every intent to stay here for quite a while,’’ said Thomas. “I love this radio station. It’s an amazing station with an amazing staff. I had no plans to leave any time soon. But it came up, and I said, ‘I have to seriously … [Read more...] about Program director Mike Thomas is leaving The Sports Hub