Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

[0:00:57] ... Louis cardinals and you talking with a reds' psyche trying to get Jon Lester. Which -- trying to keep them away from the from the Pittsburgh Pirates on the same thing with the pirates they're talking about less city trying to at least. What's the price up for the ...
[0:05:03] ... potential matchup we did the pirates is because it's less value. In John Lackey. And it might be that you know what -- the pirates don't get Jon Lester. They can make a run at John Lackey and boy did he fit you know what they could use because of that contract or next year -- 500000 dollars. If the Red Sox of certain it is the result studio Jon Lester do is that how maybe some people do look at that should. Deal Lackey that would let you wanna be here -- water we signed played for 500 grand here in Boston with the deal both of them. Well that's exactly right it's kind of like what boil it in a debate with David Price and bent over to David Price target trade -- -- going to between now and the deadline. The rays are gonna move bent over like maybe -- same equation could be quite a -- Bet if you if you know that you can remote Jon Lester and you're not probably not can be able to re sign him in the wintertime. You might it will take advantage of the value job Lackey let somebody else deal with a quandary this 500000 dollar option. Next year but strongly with -- -- an ID 37 W the island Maloney to him density from Foxboro today players coming off the field of just an abuse for you shortly. So buster we're looking at this from a wide ranging perspective toward the Red Sox not just Jon Lester like for instance when it comes to Pittsburgh there's had to be looking at Breslow and Miller to. People have been clamoring ...
[0:07:12] ... that they haven't you know occupier the cardinals. You know adding an Andrew Miller to a -- to a Lackey could turn out to be something that's really attracted but I did elite that it. I ...
[0:07:59] ... who said it but. Sox look looking for top prospects for a Andrew Miller now another rental I think that asking prices high. Even though as good as I think of it Drew Miller -- What ...






Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

[0:00:03] ... overlooking the Dana Farber field house and the practice fields for the New England Patriots. Downfield Christian Fauria -- mail linebacker for the during the patriots is gonna join us soon. Christie getting years down the field I got -- ...
[0:01:05] ... obsolete. You get injured last year get a lot of praise from Bill Belichick but that tough for you to handle having is that you are you not -- he's trying to -- you're not -- ...
[0:02:15] ... saying that they might have the best defense. In all of football Calvin Pace went so far as to say that. -- do they have the best defense in their own division or do you guys ...
[0:04:50] ... lot of great athletes it. I asked about it now. That this Bill Belichick approve it. You you'll have gotten so good at dodging in avoiding questions you can't talk about the past. You could barely ...






Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

[0:00:03] ... Amendola as we switch gears and talk patriots here at Foxboro as Gillette Stadium as the patriots are coming off the field from training camp practice today. Christian go ahead and yet we guide Danny Amendola ...
[0:01:58] ... picked up to be on the same page. With a guy like Tom Brady how is that for -- year one year Q do you notice any difference for you in week one anything specific to ...
[0:03:22] ... so Browner earlier in this did earlier today with -- felt. You trash talker you up there near practice you get some these guys face is well. -- everybody like that out here I mean it's ...
[0:04:35] ... to come. The next few minutes here Lou baloney incidents view here Gillette Stadium overlooking the Dana Farber practice facility some of the fans -- many fans that have come out and out disbursing a bit but at a good ...






Stephen A. Smith of ESPN made some insensitive comments on his show "First Take," and has since apologized. Although Tim is not the biggest fan of Smith, he does feel the need to differentiate between "Word-policing" and "Thought-policing."
Lou, Christian, and Tim do the show from Gillette Stadium and have a birds-eye view of the practice field. Browner vs. LaFell and Revis vs. Edelman were 2 of the match-ups that highlighted the day. MFB discusses some of the things to expect this season.
Lou promised to have an Eminem-style explosion if the Sox traded both Jon Lester and John Lackey. He's on the cusp, and as the trade rumors swirl, his emotions are growing. The 5 stages of grief are palpable.

[0:00:25] ... from training camp in Foxborough little Red Sox flavor actually to advance Christian Fauria. Maloney read the Eminem promise. That if word came out the Red Sox were trading. Jon Lester and I will say this it was Jon Lester and John Lackey that you made the promise for right -- Europe they trade them both. And you have an Eminem style explosion and lose yourself. Are we there are we on the cusp. With just Jon Lester is not a lot of guys. Okay I'm delighted. In this weird isn't sure they would pick -- I don't know how it will for the explosion when I'm asking you all the absolute explosion yes -- yes -- gas explosion just the strait of stupidity didn't deserve all your rage this dilemma -- urgent -- double Big Bang theory. There's no doubt about it a gate because. I think it was general is the ultimate just a thought to write like as far as lackeys -- here without a guy like Jon Lester. It would -- close they are as well. Then lackeys reluctance that may be well -- John's going to be here might -- 500 grand as this deal going to be worth it for me and who knows what happens. So -- a position to where it you know if you trade Jon Lester do you walk John Lackey. You'll you won't be an academic performance wise you would would you want to be that leader of that Saturday the Red ...
[0:02:52] ... as a slight chance. That you might be in the running for Jon Lester in the offseason I don't think it's gonna happen but maybe that it soften the blow you trade lackeys on the contract ...
[0:04:23] ... going wait who the Red -- best player. -- -- Now it's Jon Lester -- Jon Lester is their best -- he's been one of their best players since he's been playing every bit through a lot been available ...
[0:06:46] ... mean the -- -- it's on Pittsburgh. To actually be interested in Jon Lester -- -- like seven guys they're untouchable well that is ridiculous yes that's a virus that's what they do. All of the ...






Today the guys saw that Orlando Bloom threw a punch at Justin Bieber, much to the delight of Lou (and probably many of our listeners.) SI.com had a quiz on their website. Basically, it was a quote and the viewer had to decide if a quote provided, was Johnny Manziel, or Justin Bieber. It was more difficult than it should have been.

The Cardinals have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson, the team announced Tuesday.

Arizona didn’t provide any further details on the extension, which will keep Peterson under contract through 2020. Peterson said on Twitter Tuesday night the deal is worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed, which makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

Peterson’s deal surpasses contracts recently signed by the Browns’ Joe Haden (five years, $68 million) and Seahawks‘ Richard Sherman (four years, $56 million).

Peterson will hold a news conference Wednesday.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

The NBA apparently is ready to rid the league of Donald Sterling‘s presence as quickly as possible.

According to USA Today, the league’s Board of Governors is expected to approve the sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer soon after the transaction from Shelly Sterling to Ballmer is complete.

Sterling and Ballmer have a target date of Aug. 15 to complete the deal with hopes that Ballmer can take control of the Clippers within the next few weeks.

Judge Michael Levanas ruled earlier this week that Sterling had the right to sell the Clippers to Ballmer after the two sides came to an agreement in May. Donald Sterling has until the sale is complete to file objections.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

[0:00:14] ... It's worked didn't commission look at that that this might make guard Jon Lester available putting all time baseball game -- Go I like that Alec we think going out I know that thought occurred to him orderly quick this apartment quick answer and is one you won't know. What would use say is the percentage number. That Jon Lester will not be treated. I. I precepts that you'd say there's not much chance. You -- that might hit it exactly. I ...
[0:01:38] ... told me. Shortly after that announcement that you know there's no deal. Jon Lester could Celtic pride -- against the Yankees and and you know you look at it. That particular I'm lucky after the that you get GAQ what do what it -- take advantage -- -- went straight your -- instead. I don't think so I think -- messed up their base but. I you know right now guys I think about it bodies on the table other. Did it surprise you when you read or heard about Bradford report that said the Red Sox have only given one offer and one offer only to Jon Lester for your seven million dollars. If you believe that. What would what does that tell you it -- back. Right. Now of course it doesn't surprise me I have at. Wanted to get reported that there was another property may. Do people -- there were some negotiations going on the numbers are being exchanged. There's no question. There's no question that the Red Sox. Have a clear understanding. Of what it would take to get John pressure -- side. There's pretty good understanding until unless -- side. The Red Sox want to opera that is a region. Guys that. Well in the Red Sox approached Jon Lester they can lectures charity event right around the all star break based at. I work at a -- on it adamant about not wanting to negotiate during the season. Thank you very much but will wait until after the season dating to at that point. That the Red Sox weren't going to make the kind of market offer. That was gonna get this thing done so that. And it didn't surprise ...
[0:05:21] ... It's got a big part of the conversation. Regarding -- yes the Red Sox are we want. Prospects back like I say -- Try to -- you can attest to -- not prospects. We -- this ...
[0:07:00] ... paparazzi said that -- all these jokers out what I'm told is. Red Sox are asking our quote a rat them in return or less certain that they are looking. What but I got back what ...