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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
09/17/2010 - 3:15pm
The opening of training camp means a renewed sense of optimism no matter which team is gearing up.
DJ Bean
09/16/2010 - 2:10am
BOSTON -- There wasn't much for Bruins fans not to like as they got a glimpse at their team's future on Wednesday night.
DJ Bean
09/05/2010 - 1:39am
There was something in the air Saturday night at Fenway.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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/
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 depth at center.
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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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.

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.

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.

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

More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.

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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