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.

[0:06:06] ... don't want to trade this player. As opposed -- you know and Andrew Miller where I think there's an expectation that even though the -- that street Miller. That is a good chance he's gonna wind ...
[0:07:55] ... again and and you know guys like Paul I want troll and Scott Proctor. Would just be run through and Johnny ventures. Led Major League Baseball and -- -- in 2011. Among the leaders in 2000 ...
[0:10:28] ... for Lester. One bad outing for Miller and for the most part Jake Peavy pitched into the sixth and seventh with fairly quality innings it looks like most the teams that took the Red Sox talent at the trade deadline are happy they did it. Yes and I was just around the Oakland Athletics over the weekend. And they have been playing well and they made that trade and there's a lot of second guessing going among their fans about whether or not it was the right painted to trade for but. You know talking -- Bob Melvin in the and the other people with the athletic they love Lester in fact. I I had heard this story -- over ...





Tim talks about the city of Las Vegas attempting to get an NHL franchise. Lou wards off "huge" bat. Christian winds up in the dog house again, for what happened on MFB yesterday.

[0:01:13] ... -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It is right out of high school. College yet from Thunder Bay Ontario. To Las Vegas, Nevada that's your dog advocate nineteen year old kid. A couple of votes. ...
[0:04:41] ... window will be pop dispute the -- and it took off. Like Christian Bale indicated acts that are commonly grown up until about. -- -- to grow old meg again overtime Americans at the back to ...
[0:08:59] ... We come back. Amid days and if you'll get back to the Logan Mankins trade will do that in the L 1 o'clock hour there's also some McChrystal one bring up about Seattle Seahawks is a couple. Stories about the Super Bowl champs and and tie in -- some of topics we've had on the air ...





After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.

[0:01:02] ... reverse position player he beats you will can't. In other words of Dustin Pedroia which I don't think you would anyway but David Ortiz -- -- he struck up -- -- guaranteed laugh. -- probably look at it probably gesture haven't also looked back at him ...
[0:01:47] ... this is an important stage of his career. Right I mean the Red Sox don't know what yes they know what they think he can be. You know he's down in triple -- lost his job ...
[0:05:11] ... treat this you put this on Twitter and then wills fiance former Red Sox nests in reporter Jenny Dell now with CBS. Replies with a -- around. Fans I get it. Former players turned media always ...
[0:10:33] ... Again it will take personal. Well we come back Christians taking to Logan Mankins trade personally he doesn't like it will tell you lie to present -- -- -- and pitch. We're in advance he struck ...






With the sudden and unexpected trade of Logan Mankins to Tampa, many are chalking this up to Bill Belichick getting rid of players immediately after their prime. MFB wonders if Tom Brady is immune to this strategy. How will he be treated towards the end?
With Logan Mankins shipped off to Tampa, and sophmore TE Tim Wright on his way to Foxboro, MFB discuss the possible leadership void and depth issues on the offensive line. Also, how does this trade compare to Belichick's release of Lawyer Milloy in 2003.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Times discussed the Logan Mankins deal.

[0:00:10] ... today. Was there a glaring need for a left guard on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that forced the straight to happen. All actually it was a mutual record at the shark. Who agent -- can't hit at ...
[0:04:56] ... they follow the other so. And when you hear a guy like Bill Belichick saying that that -- -- -- ever coached I mean I think that's really all all the just. Now you know he's ...
[0:05:43] ... -- game so. I I think it feel like that the explore Logan Mankins but it traded at tight -- that probably or apparently this all -- -- -- very well. Eric in fourth round pick ...
[0:07:49] ... all right. -- -- -- It what does the early book -- Lovie Smith down there and compare and contrast him to Greg she got a leg up wasn't a fan favorite. Well and so and ...






Chris Nowinski discussed the future of Wes Welker.

[0:00:00] ... The heels of the Wes Welker conversation from yesterday who better to what join our discussion today but -- whiskey. Co-founder. An executive director of the sports legacy institute dedicated to solving -- sports concussion crisis. Chris -- -- joins us on the AT&T -- good actress Gloria. Dario I'm doing fine hey if Wes Welker rank your phone and said Chris what to -- need to know about concussions and head trauma. As I based my decision as to whether to return the National Football League this year to three. Talking points you would tell west. I would -- west that it's going to be hard by the ...
[0:03:19] ... because you know just just lastly your computer over at least a new cases DP. Or lectured -- planet -- And -- -- stated that had to retire after his junior year in Austin collections and ...
[0:09:25] ... players. We're saying. Parents and coaches should get rid of heavy for high school. That's our state or soccer here in the states soccer dot org at a number professional soccer players backing that thing. Will ...
[0:11:48] ... the time these guys advance through pop Warner you know junior high high school college and and get to the pros. It's to that point I mean how many how many concussions do you think as ...






The top stories of the day as recounted by Buck.
Buck discussed his old time baseball game and the money raised for ALS in honor of Pete Frates.
John, Gerry and Buck opened the show discussing the Mankins deal.