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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
08/05/2011 - 12:48am
On June 15, in the same moment the Bruins won something great, they lost something great.
DJ Bean
07/29/2011 - 6:22pm
FOXBORO – The Patriots are entering uncharted territory in more ways than one. They, like everyone else, are getting used to a new set of rules in the post-lockout world.
DJ Bean
07/22/2011 - 8:15pm
If it weren’t for the Bruins having won the Stanley Cup just over a month ago, perhaps hockey fans around these parts would treat these weeks of the offseason differently than they are now. Instead of rushing out to get their picture taken with the Cup or pick up the team’s DVD, they might concern themselves with finding something to worry about, as any true Boston sports fan would. 
DJ Bean
07/19/2011 - 4:12am
The Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup Champions DVD was premiered Monday night at Loews on Tremont Street, with Brad Marchand, Shawn Thornton and Andrew Ference strutting down the red-ish carpet with the
DJ Bean
07/15/2011 - 8:52am
So much of the usual work had already been done for the Bruins began the offseason.
DJ Bean
07/11/2011 - 5:44pm
WILMINGTON  -- The Bruins 2011 development camp is in the books, and though the end result was a room full of sore skaters, the Bruins are happy with what they’ve been able to get out the five-day camp. They get a look at which players are in tip-top shape (quite a few) and which ones need work (Alexander Khokhlachev), while the players get to know one another.  
DJ Bean
07/10/2011 - 4:22pm
WILMINGTON – Every player entering his first development camp goes through the same thing. Much like the first day of kindergarten or college, there’s far less familiarity and far more new faces. For Bruins’ second-round pick Alexander Khokhlachev, he’s used to experiencing new things, as he, much like David Krejci years before him, left Europe to play junior hockey in Canada before eventually being drafted by the B’s. 
DJ Bean
07/06/2011 - 2:55am
When Tomas Kaberle remained unsigned as the fifth day of free agency began, it seemed the Bruins might be in store for some type of a bargain. They certainly ended up getting their bargain, but it wasn’t with Kaberle.
DJ Bean
07/05/2011 - 1:56am
What if Ari Gold represented Tomas Kaberle? If it were the fictional agent on Entourage, and not Rick Curran, who advised the free agent defenseman, he could simply recycle one of his lines on his client, and it would be pretty close to dead-on in accuracy: “It ain't eight months ago, man. Listen, you cooled off. The $5 million offers do not exist.”
DJ Bean
07/01/2011 - 2:11am
July 1 is a significant day for any team in the NHL. It can be the day that they change their franchise with a big signing, or the day they see a player walk out the door and find a new home on the market. For the Stanley Cup champs, it might not mean anything. 
DJ Bean
06/30/2011 - 12:52am
Many thought that the Max Pacioretty/Zdeno Chara/Sgt. Ian Lafreniere circus was a thing of the past, but it once again reared its ridiculous head this week when the Montreal Police Department revealed that it still intended to speak to the Bruins' captain about the whatever-you-want-to-call-it that happened back on March 8.
DJ Bean
06/28/2011 - 1:06am
When Kevin Bieksa took himself off the market Monday by re-upping with the Canucks for five years and $23 million, two things happened: First, anyone who had expected him to take some big hometown discount was surprisingly proven wrong. Second, any team with a big-name defenseman set to become unrestricted on Friday felt a little more pressure.  
DJ Bean
06/26/2011 - 2:24am
The Bruins had only stopped reeking of cigar smoke and spirits for a few days when the time came for their brass to begin an offseason that at face value seemed straightforward enough. With two key players set to become unrestricted free agents and one restricted, a lot would have to happen for the Stanley Cup victors’ NHL roster to be glaringly different when the championship banner is raised on Oct. 6 at TD Garden.
DJ Bean
06/23/2011 - 12:56am
There were plenty of things one could question during Wednesday night’s NHL Awards in Las Vegas, though nothing hockey-related could touch the bewilderment brought on by Criss Angel’s presence, any of Jay Mohr’s accents or Donny Osmond’s insistence that everyone know his life story.  
DJ Bean
06/17/2011 - 6:45am
Last offseason, many were wondering what the future held for Bruins netminder Tim Thomas. He was set to turn 37 during the season, and he had three years left on his deal with an annual cap hit of $5 million. Factoring in that he was coming off hip surgery after losing the starting job to Tuukka Rask months before, it was a very uncertain future for the one-time Vezina winner. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2011 - 6:46am
VANCOUVER – Somewhere in between Panthers forward Nathan Horton requesting a trade and the Bruins’ coming parade, Mark Recchi laid out his plans for the 2010-11 season.
DJ Bean
06/14/2011 - 3:36am
The Bruins got their wish. There will be a Game 7, and unfortunately or otherwise, it will be in Vancouver.  After Monday’s 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, the Bruins can forget about TD Garden. The next time they play there competitively, it will be in a black-and-white scrimmage in September. They’ve done all they can there this season, including dominate Roberto Luongo three times in as many chances.
DJ Bean
06/13/2011 - 2:07am
The Bruins’ season will end in either a matter of hours or a matter of days, and no matter what, Claude Julien will be a popular man. He’ll either be the guy who brought the Stanley Cup back to Boston, the one whose team fell just short, or, as could be expected given the lunacy in this town, the man whose team won in spite of him. 
DJ Bean
06/12/2011 - 3:47am
Three nights from now, the Bruins will either be hoisting the Stanley Cup in Vancouver, or they’ll be somewhere between a few minutes and a couple days into a gloomy offseason.  The Bruins have either one or two games left in their season, and given that they are one loss away from falling just short of reaching their ultimate goal, it’s easy too look at where things have gone wrong and why they might not fire off two straight wins.
DJ Bean
06/11/2011 - 2:19am
VANCOUVER – Rogers Arena has been a British Columbian version of hell for the Bruins. It’s where their scoring goes to die, and where they’ve suffered their last three losses. Now, all they can hope is that they get to play there again. 
DJ Bean
06/10/2011 - 3:06am
VANCOUVER -- The Canucks are just as close to winning the Stanley Cup as the Bruins, but Thursday afternoon at Rogers Arena was a rather gloomy affair for the home team. 
DJ Bean
06/09/2011 - 3:29am
Shame on any of us who started doing mental math after Game 2. 
DJ Bean
06/07/2011 - 6:22pm
It's been quite a season for Nathan Horton who went from being the big offseason acquisition to the answer to the Bruins’ scoring woes to incapable of scoring and ultimately to becoming one of the great clutch athletes in Boston history. Unfortunately for Bruins fans, the year is over for No. 18, and too soon.
DJ Bean
06/07/2011 - 4:21am
Chris Kelly joked earlier in the week that he didn’t think Jarkko Ruutu bit Andrew Peters back in 2009. It was a joke because no matter how obvious it is, teammates are going to stick up for teammates.
DJ Bean
06/05/2011 - 6:57am
VANCOUVER – Hope you’re ready to hear about resiliency for two days. When Alexandre Burrows [insert dental-themed verb]-ed the Bruins with a three-point performance that included the game winner 11 seconds into overtime Saturday, he gave Vancouver a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup finals. (Recap.)


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It Is What It Is Cast: Has Darrelle Revis' impact actually been underplayed?

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

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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.

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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, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

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

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

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

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

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How does Tom Brady's leadership help the Patriots? 7-29-14

John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker

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A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor

Red Sox are destroyed by the Blue Jays 7-29-14

Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?

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Three For All: Christian's girlfriend calls him out, 7-29-14

Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.

The NFL is taking a look at "high-stakes" Fantasy Football, 7-29-14

MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays as trade rumors swirl, 7-29-14

The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.

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Have we seen the last of Jon Lester in a Red Sox uniform?

The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Championship Hangover Edition - 7-29-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.

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?

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

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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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.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

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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Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

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

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

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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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