Columnists
RSS Feed  RSS
Weei » Columnists » Dj Bean » DJ Bean Archive
About Dj Bean

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.

 
 
COLUMNS
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.


Audio On Demand

Peter King of MMQB with D…

Peter King of MMQB with Dale and Holley

We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

It Is What It Is Cast: Patriots training camp is underway

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price recap the first day of Patriots training camp, including Rob Gronkowski's return to the field.

Chris Price, WEEI.com, Analysis from Day 1 of Pats Training Camp 7-24-14

Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty

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.

Jon Daniels, Texas Ranger…

Jon Daniels, Texas Rangers GM, Joins the Trade Deadline Show, 7-24-14

Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.

Trade Deadline Show, 7-24-14

A full version of the Trade Deadline show hosted by Rob Bradford and Alex Speier. Featuring an interview with Texas Rangers GM, Jon Daniels.

Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

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

Larry Lucchino says the S…

Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

Gregg Doyel defends Tony Dungy 7-24-14

Gregg Doyel of CBS joined us to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on MIchael Sam.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Weird Al is #1 7-24-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Christian Fauria reviews …

Christian Fauria reviews his Madden ratings 7-24-14

EA Sports released its QB ratings for Madden 15, placing Tom Brady tied for 4th with Russell Wilson. The discussion quickly shifted to Christian's Madden ratings and his perceived lack of awareness

Conflicting reports from the Lester negotiations 7-24-14

Merloni, Fauria, and Benz discuss the conflicting reports regarding the Jon Lester contract negotiations. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said on Dennis and Callahan that Lester wanted the negotiations to be put on hold till the end of the season. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that Lester would be willing to negotiate, if the Red Sox made the right offer.

Chris Price, WEEI.com, Analysis from Day 1 of Pats Training Camp 7-24-14

Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty

Peter King: In New Englan…

Peter King: In New England Darrelle Revis will show why he's a top 2 corner in football

We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

John Farrell: No thought of taking Jake Peavy out of the starting rotation at this point

We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.

Sidney Rice chooses his health over everything else with retirement announcement, will this continue to be a trend in the NFL?

We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.

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

Major Details: Ian Browne…

Major Details: Ian Browne reflects on 10th anniversary of Red Sox-Yankees brawl

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.

Fantasy Football Podcast July 24th Edition

With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!

Danny O Show - Canelo vs Lara recap, Ronnie Shields

Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.

Minihane returns 7-23-14

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

More from this show

Larry Lucchino says the S…

Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Starbucks tattoo 7-23-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

More from this show

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks…

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

More from this show

Christian Fauria reviews …

Christian Fauria reviews his Madden ratings 7-24-14

EA Sports released its QB ratings for Madden 15, placing Tom Brady tied for 4th with Russell Wilson. The discussion quickly shifted to Christian's Madden ratings and his perceived lack of awareness

More from this show

Weei Writers