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10/17/2011 - 12:31pm
Report: Sox eye Cubs' top pitching prospect

According to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, the Red Sox "are believed to be focused on" 22-year-old Cubs minor league hurler Trey McNutt as compensation for general manager Theo Epstein. According to Mooney, McNutt is arguably Chicago's top pitching prospect.

McNutt, a 32nd-round pick in the 2009 draft out of Shelton (Ala.) State Community College, is coming off a season in which he went 5-6 with a 4.55 ERA in 22 starts with Double-A Tennessee. The 6-foot-4 righty struck out 65 and walked 39 in 95 innings, losing some time to blister problems. He had made a name for himself in 2010 when he went 10-1 with a 2.48 ERA, striking out 132 in 116 1/3 innings between two Single-A clubs and Tennessee.

It has been reported that Chicago won't part with top outfield prospect Brett Jackson, with a source telling...

10/17/2011 - 12:30pm
Lester: Drinking 'bad' but not swoon's cause

In the first public comments by one of the starting pitchers who drank beer in the Red Sox clubhouse during games, left-hander Jon Lester told The Boston Globe that he did, in fact, occasionally drink in the clubhouse during games and that "it was the wrong thing to do." 

However, while Lester admitted that the ugly perception of the drinking and eating fried chicken during games was natural, he also told the Globe that the portrayal of the issue was exaggerated, and that it was not responsible for the team's September collapse.

"To be honest, we were doing the same things all season when we had the best record in baseball," Lester is quoted as saying. "Was it a bad habit? Yes. I should have been on the bench more than I was. But we just played bad baseball as a team in September. We...

10/17/2011 - 12:27pm
Krejci skates, doubtful for Tuesday
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins center David Krejci was absent for Monday's practice at Ristuccia Arena, but he did take the ice prior to the skate in a sign that he is progressing as he works to recover from a core injury. Krejci has missed the team's last two games after being injured in practice last Tuesday and is expected to miss Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes. 

"David skated this morning," coach Claude Julien said. "He's coming around. Probably doubtful for tomorrow, but after that I would really qualify him as day-to-day." 

While Krejci did not practice with the full team, both Adam McQuaid and Steven Kampfer did. Kampfer is coming off a left knee sprain and has yet to be cleared for contact, though he said he was fine after colliding with Milan Lucic in practice. McQuaid, meanwhile, suffered a neck injury last Wednesday that the team has treated as a concussion as a precaution.  

"McQuaid's been...

10/17/2011 - 11:49am
Report: Broncos send Lloyd to Rams

Patriots fans hoping for a boost in the receiving game in the form of Brandon Lloyd will have to look elsewhere. According to NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora, the Broncos have agreed to send Lloyd to the Rams.

The Patriots were reported to be one of the teams in the mix for Lloyd, the ninth-year receiver who led the league with 1,448 yards last season. The 49ers also were rumored to be a finalist.

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.


10/17/2011 - 11:42am
Branch on M&M: 'This game was so big'

Patriots receiver Deion Branch made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning to discuss Sunday's 20-16 victory over the Cowboys.

"This game was so big," Branch said. "There was just so much emotion going into this game. Us wanting to continue the momentum that we have. Also, the bye week, we want to make sure we capitalize on that. It was just so much stuff. … We wanted to win the game more than anything."

Much has been made of the fact that the last two defenses to hold the Patriots under 30 points in the regular season -- the Cowboys Sunday and the Brown last season in a 34-14 Pats loss -- were overseen by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Branch said Ryan deserves credit, but ultimately the Patriots' mistakes were the biggest factors.

"Coach [Ryan] came in and he had a great game plan for them," Branch said. "They did it quite well. To our discredit, last year was a little...

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Julian Edelman joins OMF …

Julian Edelman joins OMF to talk about the Bills Defense, Men's Health Magazines, and his Dad's big mouth, 9-26-16

Patriots WR Julian Edleman joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to talk about his Dad giving scouting reports on his QB prowess, how to play the Bills’ defense, Danny Amendola being on the cover of a magazine instead of him, and why players buy into the Patriots’ Culture.

LeGarrette Blount joins OMF to talk about his new acrobatic running style, and the Week 4 matchup with Buffalo, 9-26-16

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to discuss hurdling defenders, the Buffalo game, and what Josh McDaniels would say if he offered to play Quarterback.

K&C with Tim Hasselbeck on Brady, Jimmy G and young NFL QBs 9-26-16

Kirk and Callahan with Mut welcome Patriots Monday guest Tim Hasselbeck to talk NFL QBs including the Brady / Jimmy G situation.

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics PG joins OMF, 6-30-16

Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

Christian Vazquez Player …

Christian Vazquez Player Of The Game Interview

Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.

David Ortiz Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays

9-22 Red Sox Revieww/ Mut

In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.

ESPN hockey writer Joe Mc…

ESPN hockey writer Joe McDonald joins Ken Laird to talk #Bruins free agency 7-2-16

Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

K&C - Jose Fernandez, Arn…

K&C - Jose Fernandez, Arnold Palmer, Steve Clevenger, Vin Scully & NFL weekend 9-26-16

The 6am hour upload from Monday with Mike Mutnansky in with Kirk and Gerry, with first thoughts from the guys on several of the big weekend stories in sports

K&C - Brady vs. Belichick, Tim Hasselbeck is pissed at Kirk and Gerry and Le Batard cried 9-26-16

Who is more important, Brady or Belichick? Tim Hasselbeck is pissed at Kirk and Gerry and Dan Le Batard cried.

K&C - A New Yorker ripped Big Papi and Kirk is pissed at Curtis 9-26-16

Mut, Gerry and Kirk discussed a column ripping Ortiz and Kirk is pissed at Curtis.

Julian Edelman joins OMF …

Julian Edelman joins OMF to talk about the Bills Defense, Men's Health Magazines, and his Dad's big mouth, 9-26-16

Patriots WR Julian Edelman joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to talk about his Dad giving scouting reports on his QB prowess, how to play the Bills’ defense, Danny Amendola being on the cover of a magazine instead of him, and why players buy into the Patriots’ Culture.

LeGarrette Blount joins OMF to talk about his new acrobatic running style, and the Week 4 matchup with Buffalo, 9-26-16

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to discuss hurdling defenders, the Buffalo game, and what Josh McDaniels would say if he offered to play Quarterback.

Duron Harmon joins OMF to talk about the Gameplan against the Texans, and the team's mentality at 3-0, 9-23-16

Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.

Michael Irvin - don't eve…

Michael Irvin - don't ever catch me picking against Belichick again

We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.

Pats shock us all with a 27-0 win with 3rd string quarterback - complete analysis

Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Belichick Evil Genius Edition 09-25-16

We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.

Ep. 33: Chad Finn, Boston…

Ep. 33: Chad Finn, Boston Globe

Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.

Ep. 32: Gerry Callahan Morning Show Update

Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.

Ep. 31: Alan Sepinwall TV Critic

Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.

The K&C Recap Show podcas…

The K&C Recap Show podcast - A Dino replacement update & a Mut Show review 9-26-16

Lucy Burdge, Chris Curtis and Ken Laird speak after the Monday September 26th show and discuss Mut's performance in addition to how the Dino replacement search is progressing with a mystery female in the building.

Sports Check up - Ep. 5: Christian Fauria and Dr Gill discuss the Red Sox health

Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about Andrew Benintendi's knee sprain and what that will mean going down the stretch, David Ortiz's ability to keep himself healthy at age 40, and how Pablo Sandoval can return from his season off.

Week 3 Fantasy Football Podcast – Friday 9/23

After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.

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Pats shock us all with a 27-0 win with 3rd string quarterback - complete analysis

Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.

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Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels joined the show to discuss the teams big win over the Texans and his future as a NFL head coach.

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K&C - The Pats shutout the Texans, Jamie Collins was dominant and Phil Simms is still dumb 9-23-16

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