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DJ Bean grew up in Section 127 of Fenway Park thanks to his grandfather's season ticket package and has immersed himself in the Boston sports scene ever since. In addition to co-founding multi-sport draft site DraftEmpire.com, DJ has written for the Boston Metro and 890 ESPN, among other outlets. He has been writing for WEEI.com since the summer of 2009 and continues to spread the Byron Leftwich gospel on Guest Street.

 
 
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DJ Bean
08/13/2014 - 9:13pm
Tuukka Rask has a bright, well-paid future ahead of him. It would take such a good situation ahead to not want to hold onto a past that includes his first Vezina Trophy. 
DJ Bean
08/12/2014 - 12:32am
Loui Eriksson’s final five seasons with the Dallas Stars, were, from an individual standpoint, very good. He played as a top liner, scored a lot of goals, and played in all but three games in that span. He was beloved, albeit by a smaller fan base. 
DJ Bean
08/07/2014 - 9:18am
Folks have been saying it since Game 7 against the Canadiens, and Gregory Campbell’s been hearing it since Game 7 against the Canadiens: The Merlot Line model is no longer the way to build a fourth line in the NHL. 
DJ Bean
07/24/2014 - 4:45pm
The Bruins were the only NHL team to take a serious look at Joe Sacco after the veteran coach was let go by the Sabres at the end of the season.
DJ Bean
07/14/2014 - 7:28am
Here’s a semi-far-fetched theory: What if the Bruins had next season in mind when they made their first-round pick last month?
DJ Bean
07/13/2014 - 7:44am
It’s been a while since the Bruins had three forward spots in their lineup up for grabs. The offseason is far from over and those spots may be filled one way or another, but if cap limitations require them to be filled internally, the B’s have enough candidates to create a wide-open competition. 
DJ Bean
07/11/2014 - 9:24am
Zane Gothberg caught himself using a cliche when describing his development this week at Bruins development camp.  "Good things take time," the 21-year-old goalie said.  That might summarize the Bruins' organizational goaltending depth perfectly. 
DJ Bean
07/07/2014 - 2:06am
It's bad enough for Bruins fans that the offseason came as early as it did. Now they're realizing with each passing day that it might be a pretty boring one. 
DJ Bean
07/01/2014 - 10:40pm
At the end of the day, Peter Chiarelli determined that Jarome Iginla wasn’t worth the roster shakeup it would have taken to sign him.
DJ Bean
07/01/2014 - 1:55am
With mere hours to go before the start of free agency, nothing has changed since breakup day.
DJ Bean
06/28/2014 - 1:56am
The start of the NHL draft is all about optimism. If you have a first-round pick, the day is filled with ideas of hope and what wonderful things may be ahead for your team.  The Bruins had a bad day. 
DJ Bean
06/25/2014 - 1:40am
Tuesday night’s NHL Awards had to be tough to watch for Bruins fans. 
DJ Bean
06/23/2014 - 7:07pm
When Peter Chiarelli said Monday that he didn’t plan on using compliance buyouts this offseason -- his last chance at wiping as many as two contracts off the Bruins’ books with no cap penalty -- the social media response looked like Season 1 American Idol voting. Kelly. Kelly.  Kelly. 
DJ Bean
06/17/2014 - 2:37am
Shawn Thornton’s departure represents a change for the Bruins, but it’s far from an admission that they need to change. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2014 - 11:03am
The salary cap has not yet been determined for next season, but that doesn’t mean the Bruins’ plan of attack shouldn’t be set for this summer.
DJ Bean
06/13/2014 - 11:45am
Peter Chiarelli’s words Friday morning were a little more interesting than simply squashing a rumor that was picking up steam amongst rightfully bored Bruins fans. He didn’t say he wasn’t trading Brad Marchand for Patrick Marleau; he said he wasn’t trading him for anyone. 
DJ Bean
05/22/2014 - 12:20am
The Bruins could have saved themselves a headache if they just did what they were supposed to do and won.  If the Bruins got to the net more, buried their chances against the Canadiens and treated Game 7 like, you know, a Game 7, they’d be in the Eastern Conference finals right now -- maybe with a series lead, maybe not -- as the series progressed in New York. 
DJ Bean
05/18/2014 - 12:02pm
Milan Lucic’s season didn’t end the way he wanted it to, but even the Stanley Cup wouldn’t have changed what was a reputation-tarnishing season for Boston’s bruising forward. 
DJ Bean
05/17/2014 - 12:57am
The Zdeno Chara problem isn’t what you think it is. 
DJ Bean
05/15/2014 - 12:46am
Whatever you want to call the unceremonious ending to the Bruins' season, know that the safest bet is to call it a shame. 
DJ Bean
05/13/2014 - 12:29am
MONTREAL -- The time for missed chances is over. For the Bruins, it's win or stay home, do what's been expected of you all season or choke, advance or waste an opportunity to go for the Cup with one of your best players nearing a return. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 8:29pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 8:24pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players.
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 7:27pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players.
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 12:40am
The Bruins do not have the Canadiens right where they want them. If they did, the Habs wouldn’t have even been in Boston Saturday night for the Bruins’ Game 5 win, but rather still in Montreal prepping for their breakup day after being swept. 


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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.

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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.

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Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.

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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.

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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.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network on the Castillo signing 8-22-14

Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.

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

John Frates on his son Pe…

John Frates on his son Peter and Fred Smerlas 8-29-14

John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.

The Garappolo era begins 8-29-14

Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.

Jason Cole breaks down Tom Brady's reaction to the Mankins move 8-28-14

Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.

Are the Pats a better tea…

Are the Pats a better team without Logan Mankins? 8-28-14

More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.

Three For All: Johnny Clipboard has his own commercial 8-28-14

The guys dicuss Johnny Football, Terrible Summer Movies, and John Rocker being on Survivor

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.

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.

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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.

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Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.

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Jenny Dell lashes out at Lou Merloni on Twitter, 8-27-14

After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.

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Jason Cole breaks down Tom Brady's reaction to the Mankins move 8-28-14

Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.

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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.

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What about Tom? 8-27-14

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With the sudden and unexpected trade of Logan Mankins to Tampa, many are chalking this up to Bill Belichick getting rid of players immediately after their prime. MFB wonders if Tom Brady is immune to this strategy. How will he be treated towards the end?

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Are the Pats a better tea…

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More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.

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