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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
06/12/2012 - 1:36am
On the same night that another team raised the Stanley Cup, the Bruins made two moves to keep members of their Cup-winning team in Boston. 
DJ Bean
06/07/2012 - 1:54am
PAWTUCKET -- Mark Prior feels like he’s working his way to the majors for the first time in his career. 
DJ Bean
06/05/2012 - 2:08am
For all of the talk of Tim Thomas leaving his teammates high and dry, he sure did come up big for the guy who sits next to him in the Bruins’ dressing room. 
DJ Bean
06/03/2012 - 9:52pm
If you’re trying to figure out what Tim Thomas is thinking or doing, save yourself the headache and just give up. Take the good with the bewildering. 
DJ Bean
05/24/2012 - 7:27pm
Hoping for the Bruins to spend big this offseason? Don’t count on it. 
DJ Bean
04/27/2012 - 3:10pm
It's always something with Tim Thomas. 
DJ Bean
04/26/2012 - 3:55am
The Bruins sat in their dressing room baffled by their fate. It was what you’d expect from a team that had just been eliminated: quiet guys, short sentences and the general sense that players were preoccupied with thinking about what could have been.
DJ Bean
04/23/2012 - 10:42pm
Tim Thomas’ most memorable games have come in the postseason. Now, it’s time for another one. 
DJ Bean
04/22/2012 - 9:17pm
WASHINGTON – Based on six games of evidence, there are going to be two cities’ worth of hockey fans without fingernails come Wednesday night. 
DJ Bean
04/21/2012 - 8:19pm
Two of the most intriguing words in all of sports are “if” and “necessary.”  If necessary, a series can go five, six or seven games. If necessary, a team that’s a win away from advancing might need two or three games to do it. 
DJ Bean
04/20/2012 - 2:47am
WASHINGTON – David Krejci was the Bruins’ most productive offensive player last postseason. Any chance he’ll show up during these playoffs?
DJ Bean
04/18/2012 - 6:09pm
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Brendan Shanahan has officially told the Bruins and Capitals to knock it off.  Shanahan’s had a lot on his plate this postseason, and in suspending Nicklas Backstrom for Game 4 for his cross-check to the face of Rich Peverley, the league disciplinarian has made this series the most recent one to get that message. 
DJ Bean
04/17/2012 - 1:20pm
WASHINGTON – Here we are again. Another postseason, and another column about Dennis Seidenberg taking over. 
DJ Bean
04/17/2012 - 1:17am
WASHINGTON – How might Brad Marchand, the Bruins’ resident wordsmith, summarize the direction in which the Eastern Conference quarterfinals is headed?   “The more you play each other, the more you hate each other,” Marchand said after the Bruins’ 4-3 victory over the Capitals.  
DJ Bean
04/15/2012 - 9:05pm
WASHINGTON – The Capitals are for real.  As the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series shifts to the nation’s capital tied at one game apiece, it’s clear that the Bruins’ competition is stiff. The Capitals have handcuffed Boston’s offense, played two great road games and made two fanbases forget that they’re doing it with an AHL goalie.
DJ Bean
04/14/2012 - 10:51pm
Bruins fans should know this better than anybody: When the team defense is especially tight, the goalie’s work is a lot easier. 
DJ Bean
04/13/2012 - 4:10pm
All you need to do is watch a Bruins game to know that defenseman Andrew Ference is the ultimate team player.  Though he only stands at 5-foot-11, Ference is guaranteed to stick up for his teammates on the ice no matter the cost. If a Bruin is the recipient of a hit Ference doesn’t like, the alternate captain will try to drop the gloves with the aggressor without fail. 
DJ Bean
04/13/2012 - 3:15am
If you need a scouting report on Chris Kelly, you probably shouldn’t ask Chris Kelly. 
DJ Bean
04/11/2012 - 6:09am
Last season, the Bruins played three seven-game series en route to winning the Stanley Cup, and the first one came in the opening round against the Canadiens.  They won the Cup, but the B’s literally came a bounce away from being knocked out in the first round. 
DJ Bean
04/09/2012 - 8:29pm
Zdeno Chara is expected to have his giant hands full over the next couple of weeks as he is charged with neutralizing one of the most electrifying scorers in the NHL. 
DJ Bean
04/07/2012 - 10:03pm
The Bruins have a tough act to follow.  Unlike past years, Bruins fans know what the team is capable of. They saw the Bruins ride the best goaltender in the league, the best defensive pairing in the league and one of the deepest offenses in the league to a Stanley Cup victory. 
DJ Bean
04/06/2012 - 4:52pm
Did you know that perhaps the biggest single season goaltending record is about to be broken by the St. Louis Blues’ No. 2 goalie? 
DJ Bean
04/05/2012 - 11:50pm
It took longer than he would have liked, but a healthy Anton Khudobin finally started a game for the Bruins on Thursday, and he sent a message that both the B's and Boston fans needed to hear. 
DJ Bean
04/04/2012 - 1:39am
Minnesota was the wrong place for Benoit Pouliot. So was Montreal. Until Pouliot arrived in Boston, he was used to being one of the most talented players on the roster, but one of the most disappointing. 
DJ Bean
03/31/2012 - 12:47am
The playoffs are fast approaching. After this weekend, teams will play out the final weeks of their schedules, and it will be the same drill as every year. Sixteen teams are in, 14 are out, and everyone who’s in is excited for the playoffs.


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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.

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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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Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay

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Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

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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

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Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Joe Torre forgets The Boss 7-28-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

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Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

Three For All: Easy College Classes 7-28-14

The guys discuss their easiest college classes.

With Revis and Browner, should the Patriots Defense be more aggressive? 7-28-14

After comments by Nick Caserio, the guys discuss if the Patriots should adjust their defensive approach after the additions of Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis

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Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Red Sox Mistakes - 7-28-14

We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

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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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Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

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Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

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With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

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A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.

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Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

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