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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
08/18/2010 - 11:54pm
Red Sox third base prospect Garin Cecchini had a lot going for him as he entered his senior year at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, La. He'd be the first to tell you how "blessed" he has been with a close-knit family and unmistakable talent for his favorite thing: baseball. 
DJ Bean
08/09/2010 - 9:50pm
MIDDLETON -- Shawn Thornton doesn't need to do much work on his reputation in Boston. He doesn't seem to have any motives for what he does aside from heart. Formerly a journeyman tough guy in the NHL, Thornton hasn't ditched his bravado on the ice, but has been able to settle down in Boston and help both the Bruins and the community in a positive way.
DJ Bean
08/05/2010 - 3:20am
"We have some really good players who are getting beat up. It doesn't help, but it doesn't mean you can't win. You lose a little margin for error when you have some big guys go down, but it doesn't mean you can't win."
DJ Bean
07/29/2010 - 10:58pm
The Bruins' offseason appeared to be full of questions from the very start. 
DJ Bean
07/27/2010 - 2:38am
By the time 9 am rolls around Tuesday morning, the Bruins will either be in the process of getting Blake Wheeler at the price they want or starting down a road that could mean the end of the right wing's time in Boston.
DJ Bean
07/18/2010 - 2:27am
Saturday night’s matchup between the Red Sox and Rangers looked intriguing on paper. Two big-name pitchers, Cliff Lee and John Lackey, were set to square off. Often times such a billing clouds one’s view going into a game and the ever so misleading “pitchers duel” tag becomes applied.
DJ Bean
07/08/2010 - 2:44am
Entering the 2009-2010 season, the Bruins’ biggest recent offseason move was temporary subtraction that many believed could eventually mean some big additions. In trading leading goal-scorer Phil Kessel to the Maple Leafs for a package of three draft picks, it was difficult to gauge expectations as to whether the team could repeat or improve upon the B’s second-round exit at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes.
DJ Bean
07/02/2010 - 11:54pm
Tim Wakefield, as both statistics and every fan who professes to “always get Wakefield” when attending a Red Sox game would indicate, has frequented the pitcher's mound at Fenway Park unlike any other. He’s started (201 times), relieved (76 times) and been an invaluable member of the pitching staff since coming to the Sox in 1995. 
DJ Bean
06/29/2010 - 1:09am
This is a topic that really would never have seemed worth addressing a week ago, but Boston is a city of worriers, so it shouldn’t be totally surprising that it has somehow arisen. Here goes: 
DJ Bean
06/25/2010 - 3:36am
The following advice may be hard to follow, as Tyler Seguin/Taylor Hall has seemingly been a Boston Bruin since May 15, the morning following the team’s catastrophic playoff exit at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers. It may be hard to follow since it’s just one player, and since this fan base saw Joe Thornton teams experience first-round exits and worse.
DJ Bean
06/22/2010 - 5:41pm
The volcano was going to erupt sooner or later in Boston, and the Bruins didn’t have to wait until Friday’s draft to stir things up. The team shipped frustrating defenseman Dennis Wideman, the 15th overall pick, and their third-rounder in 2011 to the Panthers in exchange for forwards Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell. 
DJ Bean
06/22/2010 - 1:28am
The Bruins offseason has gotten a ton of attention since it started a series or two earlier than many would have hoped. Naturally, when a team blows a 3-0 series lead, fans that saw promise want adjustments and answers. When that very team also has the second overall pick, it becomes a little clearer as to why the Bruins have remained relevant in late June. 
DJ Bean
06/17/2010 - 11:35pm
  On a night when the Red Sox scored six runs against one of the better pitchers in the game and totaled eight runs, the offense might deserve a little more attention this weekend than it will get. Especially this weekend. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2010 - 7:49pm
“I hate losing more than I like winning,” may have been the most resonant words to come out of President No. 8’s mouth Wednesday.  And thus the Neely administration has begun. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2010 - 8:55am
When it comes to the Major League Baseball draft, the Red Sox have earned a reputation as an organization that isn’t afraid to take chances. When players fall due to signability concerns, the Sox are one of the teams generally comfortable ending the slide and moving forward with a win-some-lose-some mentality. 
DJ Bean
06/10/2010 - 7:11am
Boston fans should consider themselves lucky this time of year.
DJ Bean
06/10/2010 - 1:41am
Boston fans should consider themselves lucky this time of year.
DJ Bean
05/31/2010 - 12:24am
Add Stanley Cup victor and current general manager of the back-to-back Memorial Cup champion Windsor Spitfires Warren Rychel to the list of hockey figures to weigh in on the ever-growing Tyler Seguin/Taylor Hall debate.
DJ Bean
05/27/2010 - 10:26pm
You’ve heard it since April 13, when the 2010 first-round draft pick acquired from the Maple Leafs in the Phil Kessel deal held up in the lottery to be the second overall choice: The Bruins have outrageous organizational
DJ Bean
04/18/2010 - 8:26am
Clay Buchholz was both frustrating and masterful in the Red Sox’ 6-5 loss to the Rays on Saturday night.


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-3…

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon Browner gets fired up

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network…

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Hazen on the deadline deals 8-1-14

Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox Manager John Farrell

Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.

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

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haz…

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haze on the deadline deals 8-1-14

Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Tara Reid believes in Sharknado's 8-1-14

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

Chris Mad Dog Russo on the MLB trade deadline 8-1-14

Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.

Three For All: Tim calls …

Three For All: Tim calls an Arena League NOT Top-10 play, 8-1-14

Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.

The dust settles on a wild trade deadline day, 8-1-14

8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd o…

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd of their 25 roster by the trade deadline - response and reaction

Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - BAD trade deadline deals edition 7-31-14

We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

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.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

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.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

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Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

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.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

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Jon Lester traded to Oakl…

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

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Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

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Jon Lester traded to Oakl…

Jon Lester traded to Oakland 7-31-14

John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.

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