Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.
Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

[0:01:12] ... Some guys getting healthy some guys getting more experience out there. With Tom Brady. You know the everyone's organ hard. You have to ask them on that you know -- as an individual I'm trying to. ...
[0:01:58] ... cohesive as possible. You're -- this offseason -- lot of talk W quarterback Tom Brady and nationally people try to say you know he's not -- believe these knock down a -- got one does wonder like ...
[0:02:34] ... had any other guy. Are talking Julian -- right now. On at Gillette Stadium and Julian -- and all these young guys boys Dobson Tompkins. Else has some new -- and senators do you feel for ...
[0:03:31] ... pretty much the main thing. Join a jolt they came for all patriots fans across New England when it was announced that gronkowski would be able to participate in training camp. And was cleared to play ...






Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.

[0:00:57] ... with -- B day two of training camp at Gillette for the New England Patriots. Is the debate over Ray Rice gaining just 82 game suspension. About domestic violence and how the league is handling that with ...
[0:11:23] ... that happens with -- writes based on stuff that happens with. With Ben Roethlisberger like you said yourself like. I mean he was he was Iran expert was issued all these these penalties and -- and ...
[0:14:36] ... great. But the -- does that there was a holding penalty on Troy Brown. It was first goal of the ones so they decide just take their chances. With the first gold one handed off in ...
[0:18:25] ... Cincinnati. Cleveland and Pittsburgh divisional rivals are looking at this with the Baltimore Ravens and he's get off way too late he issued it eight he should get ten he should be suspended for the whole year part of the reason is that outcry right now the -- comparison. Cleveland fans are -- Pittsburgh fans are mad because the Roethlisberger stuff. Might -- in here into it for example of this habit and New England Patriots player something similar like this happens you. Would we be arguing on behalf of that player. Less you know I don't fix ...






Broadcasting live from Gillette Stadium, the guys discuss the overrated story lines from Patriots training camp.
EA Sports released its QB ratings for Madden 15, placing Tom Brady tied for 4th with Russell Wilson. The discussion quickly shifted to Christian's Madden ratings and his perceived lack of awareness

[0:00:01] ... this offseason about ratings are Christians and especially as it relates to Tom Brady quarterback ratings. Where is he compared to Brees Rodgers Manning is he still leave without these debates seemingly -- ad nauseam. Well ...
[0:00:51] ... This is a big deal right so go ahead tell people were Tom Brady is and how you interpret that night think Tom is going to react to this. All right so obviously like you -- ...
[0:01:31] ... shatter like biscuits buzz going within the players themselves. Yes so so Tom Brady is tied. With Russell Wilson as the number for signal caller that the that the -- so here's what they say about ...
[0:05:57] ... these cornerbacks can you put Russell Wilson onto the -- to put Tom Brady. On the Celsius he can -- deaths now wanna see what is green is did he keep his computer rating. On another team and you ask you right literally imagine can you train the guys earlier I think he's could theoretically. Can you do that can you do that on that and I haven't played an added in years I imagined I would not been Alyssa how do. -- -- draft entry draft the entire league at all do you put Russell Wilson. On some of the slop that Tom Brady gets the -- of series like. That Dallas that now like to see now give -- usery. 61777. -- 7937. If you ...






Merloni, Fauria, and Benz discuss the conflicting reports regarding the Jon Lester contract negotiations. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said on Dennis and Callahan that Lester wanted the negotiations to be put on hold till the end of the season. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that Lester would be willing to negotiate, if the Red Sox made the right offer.

[0:04:44] ... did all that my job is done. There's no more risk for Jon Lester it is no more risk of a bad year or injury last two months or bad two month stretch. The risk is ...
[0:05:24] ... for the current negotiations. And it doesn't part part of respect for Jon Lester and his desire to postpone this until after the season. And Larry went on to say that the parties have agreed to ...
[0:06:23] ... matters were come up and all the sudden there's some discussion about Jon Lester Sunnyvale will still be yet. So this is still glimmer that they might try to get the -- for the and the year but the intent. Of what was said that email in the intents of what was said today and Dennis and Callahan -- Larry. Is to suggest that they don't wanna talk about this anymore into the season is done Red Sox fans what do you think 617779798%. Roy -- well I think OK I do think at a lot of people last group talking about. He'll load Jon Lester army of that I can they don't sit don't go over the numbers are looking at John hey John you want to stay here. You know what what would surely sit down the right now if you closed the door. Because if you really wanna Steve it's your agent in a Red Sox got a -- things up behind the scenes. And when they get to a close to a final number. Then they come to you what it's it's your day negotiate because you pretty much already there and that's why I think I'm surprised come -- break that nothing was done. But to me I still firmly believe. The Jon Lester wants to stay here. And that set -- his his agent Seth Levinson ethic he still. Wants to talk that a Red Sox now they say that they know and John side doesn't wanna talk. Well if the Red Sox came in made realistic all for offer in a ball mark. For Jon Lester. He would sit down and talk in that realistic number would still save them forty to 45 million dollars that what it's ...
[0:10:48] ... they're close to a 51 -- number. As I still believe that Jon Lester within sit down and a guy let's let's hash out how we won a couple of the buy out the sixty year ...






Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty

[0:02:33] ... re a great question. You know I'm sick of the offensive line Dan Connolly. You know he's got a big cap number they can -- three million dollars if caught how big of -- camp is ...
[0:03:44] ... -- joining us from WEEI dot com -- -- day one of New England Patriots training camp will be broadcasting live from out there mark -- -- later on today. After the Red Sox game. Chris -- ...
[0:09:28] ... WEEI. Dot com day one of training camp in Foxboro for the New England Patriots -- bringing up forty. And the new strutting his contract where it stands right now which is not much talking. Were spent ...
[0:10:24] ... or call vote McCain you really a lot of weight and extension Bill Belichick out there and you'll wanna get it done being need to get it done because the air coming out which vital. Vital ...






David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.
With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.