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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for ESPN.com, SI.com and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

 
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Christopher Price
03/11/2013 - 9:51pm
Because the receiver wasn’t hit with the franchise tag for the second consecutive season, it’s been hard to figure out which direction Wes Welker and the Patriots are headed when it comes to a new deal for the receiver. Not a day goes by where there isn’t a new report regarding the relationship between Welker and the Patriots: Are the two sides close on a deal?
Christopher Price
03/11/2013 - 7:48am
With free agency set to start Tuesday at 4 p.m., we decided to take a look back at the 20 finest free agent moments of the Bill Belichick era in New England.
Christopher Price
03/09/2013 - 3:56pm
NFL free agency opens Tuesday afternoon at 4 -- not counting the weird negotiating/tampering window this weekend -- which will bring with it a blizzard of rumors, half-truths and hearsay that will likely snap Twitter in half before things are done.
Christopher Price
03/07/2013 - 12:19am
The Patriots don’t deal in hypotheticals, but with some uncertainty surrounding his contract situation, it’s worth speculating what the New England offense might look like if
Christopher Price
03/05/2013 - 2:28pm
  First, let’s get this out of the way: Danny Woodhead is no Kevin Faulk.
Christopher Price
03/05/2013 - 1:36am
Five (mostly) Patriots-related thoughts as the NFL’s tagging period came to an end Monday afternoon:
Christopher Price
03/02/2013 - 4:30pm
The NFL is a league full of copycats, and so when a read option team managed to make it all the way to the Super Bowl, the rest of the league stood up and took notice.
Christopher Price
02/28/2013 - 1:40am
When it comes to scouting wide receivers and defensive backs, the Patriots have traditionally put a lot of emphasis on the 3-cone drill.
Christopher Price
02/27/2013 - 1:41am
The combine came to an end on Tuesday, and while the scouting process will continue over the course of the next two months with private workouts and Pro Days, here’s a quick look back at who helped themselves and who hurt themselves over the six days in Indy. WINNERS
Christopher Price
02/26/2013 - 5:42pm
Twenty-four hours after the news of Tom Brady’s extension was announced, more contract details are starting to leak out. At this point, here’s what we know, according to multiple reports and different sources:
Christopher Price
02/25/2013 - 6:21pm
Once again, Tom Brady has put his money where his mouth is.
Christopher Price
02/25/2013 - 12:49am
INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s never easy to predict who the Patriots will target in late April every year, but this time around, the wide-open nature of this year’s draft class makes the task impossible.
Christopher Price
02/23/2013 - 5:46pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s almost impossible to separate Manti Te’o the football player from Manti Te’o the pop-culture punchline. But let’s think for a minute about Te’o as a prospect -- specifically, if he were still on the board when the Patriots were on the clock this spring, would they consider the controversial linebacker?
Christopher Price
02/22/2013 - 7:39pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- If the Patriots are going to trade Ryan Mallett, this is as good an offseason as any.
Christopher Price
02/21/2013 - 11:17pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- The distance between the Patriots and the rest of the AFC East is already pretty wide -- New England has won nine of the last 10 division titles, and done so pretty handily. The only exception to the rule came in 2008 when -- of course -- quarterback Tom Brady was on the shelf for practically the entire season.
Christopher Price
02/21/2013 - 12:38am
 
Christopher Price
02/19/2013 - 9:14pm
This week, the Patriots will join 31 other teams in Indianapolis for the annual NFL scouting combine, which will open Thursday morning at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Christopher Price
02/19/2013 - 1:27am
Tagging season began Monday for the NFL, and for New England, it began a two-week period of relatively uncertain for the three players who are most likely to get hit with either the franchise tag or transition tag between now and March 4.
Christopher Price
02/18/2013 - 12:22am
Wes Welker has been called a lot of things: slot receiver without peer, standup comic,
Christopher Price
02/14/2013 - 1:09am
When it comes to gauging how well a team is positioned for the NFL postseason, late-season momentum is overrated. Health is not.
Christopher Price
02/12/2013 - 2:55pm
With the 2012 playoffs now in the books, we decided to update the quarterback rankings we put together near the end of the regular season.
Christopher Price
02/11/2013 - 12:03pm
We’ve already touched on the possibility of Ed Reed as a potential Patriot here, but when free agency begins, there are a handful of less-heralded players who could appeal to New England as well.
Christopher Price
02/04/2013 - 8:48am
The Super Bowl featured two teams that were better than the Patriots this year, two teams that beat the Patriots during the regular season and one -- the eventual Super Bowl champion Ravens -- that handed New England its lunch in the AFC champions
Christopher Price
02/02/2013 - 12:27am
With the 2012 season done, we’ve decided to take a look back the 10 best plays of the year for the Patriots. Not every one of the plays ended in a touchdown, sack or interception, but the combination of execution, results and situation led us to name it one of the best of the year.


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Tom Brady on the Logan Ma…

Tom Brady on the Logan Mankins trade 9-2-14

Tom Brady discussed his feelings on the Logan Mankins trade and the return of Gronk.

Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve to talk about the next round of cuts, 8-25-14

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.

It Is What It Is Cast: Jimmy Garoppolo to start preseason finale

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

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.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Clay Buchholz with Joe Ca…

Clay Buchholz with Joe Castiglione after his shutout in Tampa Bay

Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.

Dale and Holley are joined by John Farrell

Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.

Buster Olney talks Castillo, Stanton, Koji and Lester, 8-27-14

As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Tom Brady on the Logan Ma…

Tom Brady on the Logan Mankins trade 9-2-14

Tom Brady discussed his feelings on the Logan Mankins trade and the return of Gronk.

Tim Hasselbeck on the start of the NFL season 9-2-14

Tim joined the show to discuss the start of the NFL season and the future of Tom Brady.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Hacked celebrities 9-2-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Tom Brady says Logan Mank…

Tom Brady says Logan Mankins stood for Patriots Football, 9-2-14

Tom Brady was on D&C this morning and spoke about the Logan Mankins trade. Brady spoke glowingly about his former teammate. MFB try to figure out how upset Brady is over the trade.

MFB discuss the release of Michael Sam from the Rams roster, 9-1-14

7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.

Ryan Mallett traded to the Texans, 9-1-14

The Patriots finally completed a deal that was speculated for weeks, when they traded back up QB Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a conditional 7th round pick. Mallett will be reunited with former New England quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Pat…

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Patriots Preseason, 8-29-14

Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.

Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley 8-29-14

Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Summer Memories, 8-29-14

We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

Fantasy Football Podcast:…

Fantasy Football Podcast: Auction drafts, big names to avoid, and more! 8-31-14

Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.

Fantasy Football Podcast: Late Round Targets Edition

We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!

Minor Details Ep. 98: Youth without the transition - Rusney Castillo and Brock Holt

How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.

Butch, Fred and Steve on …

Butch, Fred and Steve on Labor Day, 9-1-14

The usual suspects had the day off so the hosts of The Real Post Game Show stepped to talk about the Pats. Logan Mankins and Ryan Mallett were both traded and Miami is 6 days away.

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Ryan Mallett traded to th…

Ryan Mallett traded to the Texans, 9-1-14

The Patriots finally completed a deal that was speculated for weeks, when they traded back up QB Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a conditional 7th round pick. Mallett will be reunited with former New England quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.

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Sports Sunday with Villan…

Sports Sunday with Villani and Buckley

Butch is out today so Chris Villani fills in. This bums out Buckley a little bit since he wanted to have a somber goodbye with Butchy, since this is the last show until after the football season. They kick the show off talking about the Logan Mankins trade.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines - Nude Celebrities, 9-1-14

Hackers obtained hundreds private photo's of celebrities such as Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. Also, Market Basket is back in business, and Pete Frates and his wife Julie have a baby girl, Lucy.

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MFB discuss the release o…

MFB discuss the release of Michael Sam from the Rams roster, 9-1-14

7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.

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