The guys venture outside the world of sports for a lengthy discussion of Ninjas
With rumors swirling that the Red Sox are scouting Cole Hamels, the guys discuss the idea of acquiring the Phillies' starter and how the move could impact the resigning of Jon Lester

[0:00:05] ... they slipped into the game. You guys warming to the idea oh. Cole Hamels Red Sox -- I am warming. You better. It was like it's gonna happen right. There's just no way to but I had no matter what we do no matter what angle. We go at it there's no way of avoiding Jon Lester and his contract you used to call -- I -- I don't you're doing I tell you don't talk about John -- contract Jimmy what you do bring a Cole -- was the latest joke. Jon Lester nick of parliament's BA are exorbitant Karl's fault of our shown huge fan of you so he can try to. During a day to get Jon Lester out of town on -- -- ceased talking about it just for you Christian and alternate back to you. Listen it's all star -- nick apart up. Mentioning it today in a global saying that Cole Hamels why not mean they have this god and it's his starts the look at Adam. I guess we're sure that it's Cole Hamels that looking at a look at his start was it just his over the Kamal -- new guy I don't feel bad rated pop. I'm not really crazy about this at all. Andy merits because it's it's in that range right of Cole Hamels has four years left ninety million dollars 22 and a half each year. There's a 881 -- million dollar team option point four million dollar vesting option. It's one of those things based we're talking about we're matching which Jon Lester in that fifty years -- vesting option afforded -- told a couple years before nick accent. So. Looking at four years ninety -- that's why puts it there for a top rotation guy. I'm just I'm really ethic he's -- Cole Hamels a very good pitcher. But what before year's ninety with him. -- much radical five at 125 Jon Lester. I would much rather do that I know that this this goes back to hold citing big time free to bring in the mean here does gold. Activist Carl Crawford deal I know Jon Lester can pick sheer. I give him 24. Then wondering if Cole Hamels can come in and each year for 2.2 million dollars. -- -- know this what are what or we don't wanna give to three million dollars more a year in one more year -- -- get a guy that we don't even know. It -- Boston let alone American leak. Not not not not big on this at all. It's not just fiscally irresponsible. Did you would love this deal are they what is. The biggest question on Jon Lester was why are they not -- and why are they not doing it he doesn't. He's not a guy that. Nick pulls ...
[0:03:46] ... there's the other thing we're talking about Kenny pitched the American League Cole Hamels had a very. -- -- career which you agree yet to 93 right now 106 -- to 33 walks this season five straight years and any RAF three point 60 or lower. You're kind getting into you well Jon Lester territory guests are winning looking at the wins and losses in the as the Phillies haven't been that good and. Notably years ...
[0:04:44] ... 22 and a half million dollars on that and almost thirty. Now Cole Hamels was 26 and Celtic my chances of also saving years. He's not he'll be 31 as well he's got a Ford have -- his career to -- the American League teams. For 22 and a half. I'd rather give Jon Lester 26 million dollar you. Hate you hate that idea -- I thought that I don't like the idea but it -- it would just be Jon Lester either what -- yes exactly and see that's the second coat of paint to this it's not just as simple as do you give up on Jon Lester to get Cole Hamels. You're also gonna have to give up more. Now to get Hamels to the Philadelphia Phillies in -- going to get in return for Jon Lester my right to assume that. There's no question because one -- gut. You -- time left on his deal. We're erased a ...
[0:05:52] ... what's going on here the Phillies know that you're trying to replace Jon Lester the Phillies aren't just looking at Cole Hamels. Asked Cole Hamels in this deal. If it is to be true. They're looking at Cole Hamels as big guys the Red Sox are trying to get to beat their ace like I keep saying my position is being consistent on this if you give up on an -- union hates the Phillies are looking at a from that perspective as well and they are going to demand. Ace level return. Even if Cole Hamels is in the pitch of the Jon Lester is and that has to be factored in yet to whether or not is a Smart dealer and. It basically the Cole ...






The guys break down their favorite and most cringe-worthy moments from lat night's ESPYSs

[0:00:10] ... through their. I don't let her. Discussion on -- we have. That Cole Hamels is not stupid. And again I won't back that collars when I don't think he was trying to suggest that Cole Hamels the human being is -- I think you're saying the acquisition of Cole Hamels to lose Jon Lester would be stupid. Cole Hamels apparently is not stupid -- what -- -- about his no trade clause. Limited limited no trade clause that this year. He ...
[0:04:46] ... was not easy the -- crying he cries of people standing -- Mariano Rivera wanted the greatest closer of all time. Twenty years dominant from day one down at the end he gets pulled out of the game by Andy Pettitte and -- Derek Jeter. And everybody's crying and that we go to USA got in pool African plate. Are supposed to be its pool play. And ...




Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

[0:04:00] ... -- during moments from ESPN Boston here on WEE IT immensely Maloney Christian Fauria. What's in the back and forth on Twitter beef between the Celtics blog and Jeff Goodman -- about the benefits of may be trading Rajon Rondo. And you might see the story they came out where I think it was to Marcus cousins was lobbying for Rondo to ...
[0:05:17] ... great place result so. Talks reignited about Josh Schmidt. I'm going to Sacramento Kings and we all know that Josh and Rondo or our blood and held them. You know so I think that's where -- ...
[0:06:30] ... you know some of the candidate that -- carry him -- what Dirk Nowitzki didn't doubt that to me it's silly. -- -- with -- -- -- -- he did something altruistic Mickey different team. To ...





Erin Andrews was promoted on Fox Sports, which lead to a discussion of who our favorite sideline reporters are.

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[0:05:02] ... anymore. Obama picked Scarlett seemed more more -- because of the baseball World Series beard and you know I just on an air strike yet they're trying to kind of just go off script and just ...
[0:07:06] ... this list -- notes there I didn't related Doris Burke here's your college basketball. College MBA MBA yeah she does it all. Amaechi is she is outstanding courses prior yes just -- the ball -- to ...
[0:08:23] ... no 1 o'clock hour also some off follow up news of the LeBron James controversy is already reaching the Kevin Durant. The Celtics involved. -- -- -- -- ...






Buster Olney joined the show to talk about yesterday's All-Star Game and he thinks people are placing too much importance on the result, and that it should go back to being strictly for fun. Also, as the Red Sox enter the second half of the season, they should focus on winning games and not think about being buyers or sellers.

[0:00:14] ... take him what is your assessment about what happened last night with Adam Wainwright and group appears to Derek -- start the game. And I felt bad for a first of Adam Wainwright is one of the really great people on the sport he's on it -- -- it. I needed to what he originally ...
[0:01:13] ... Mike Messina. That would them to gather all star game cal Ripken Chan Ho Park. You know he could make an argument -- that the pitchers group to -- there. It happens a lot more than maybe ...
[0:03:35] ... that it did anything more than an exhibition. And that -- like Adam Wainwright who was essentially trying to keep up Derek Jeter. -- -- doesn't have to backtrack. Are talking a -- only buster so dirtier got on her a lot and his name was spoken a lot. Last night. But two guys that there were not mentioned where Don Zimmer and Tony could win. Both guys who are not with this anymore do you think Major League Baseball miss an opportunity to ...
[0:11:00] ... did just that you see him ending up anywhere -- is this AJ Pierzynski Alfonso Soriano sort of just going off into the sunset. Yeah I think so -- -- you know Enrique Soriano. I know ...






Adam Wainwright admitted (and then recanted) to throwing a few meatballs Derek Jeter's way in his last ASG appearance. MFB also discuss the home-field advantage gained from winning the ASG.
Former Red Sox shortstop, and current ESPN analyst, Nomar Garciaparra, calls MFB to talk about Derek Jeter's final All-Star game and the reception he's likely to receive. Tim and Lou also ask about the notion that participating in a HR Derby can negatively affect a hitter's swing. Nomar also thinks that, someday, David Ortiz will have a farewell tour similar to Jeter's.
Rory McIlroy upgrades his girlfriend. Target Field introduced the Self-Serve beer machine, charging 40 cents per ounce. Rob Bradford interviews January Jones of "Mad Men."

[0:07:32] ... the decision to brilliant if you don't well Brian and time that Grady Sizemore performing on the field let me ask you ran in -- and saw what you -- -- -- -- -- -- Bring ...
[0:08:30] ... make a move. But right now everyone's praising Dan Duquette. For signing Nelson Cruz. Based on that analysis you can give many credit he should give all the credit Nelson Cruz -- -- -- so we're not gonna give it and I've got to judge GM's then is that what with that right ...
[0:09:24] ... and it worked out they went from last place to winning a World Series. Any gonna give -- But they don't based on performance of players then maybe these at least he's consistent argument that. Yeah ...
[0:10:02] ... this all morning Nomar Garciaparra is gonna join us to talk about Derek Jeter's last all star game. When you talk about Derrick here in the 1 o'clock hour we will do so with Nomar the ...






An abysmal first half yields abysmal grades. Specifically, Ben Cherington looks really bad after a slew of swings-and-misses. The callers came to his defense.