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Boston Red Sox left fielder Johnny Gomes sat down with D&C and talks describes what it's like to bounce from team to team in the big leagues. Gomes also went into great detail as to why he's nothing like Kevin Millar.
Johnny Damon update. - The Blue Jays gave starter A.J. Burnett a five-year deal just days after doing the same for closer B . J . Ryan . What you should know about the winter meetings is that while every year certainly carves its own identity, there is plenty
setting contractual records? With the sting of the last four-plus-year deals dished out to Joe Nathan , Francisco Cordero, B . J . Ryan and Billy Wagner still fresh, breaking another barrier was going to be a tall task. But he did it. The four-year, $50
closing contracts of at least four years at a minimum of $9 million per season. Three of the closers who signed those deals ( B . J . Ryan , Billy Wagner , Nathan) lost at least one year to injury (and in the case of Ryan, it was closer to three years), one
question," he told WEEI.com in spring training) is in his sights. The days of the five-year deals afforded former closers B . J . Ryan and Billy Wagner may be a thing of the past. And the age of the four-year contract for game-enders might have taken another
setting the financial standard for closers one he arrived at free agency. Well, now he's here, and while there won't be any B . J . Ryan or Billy Wagner five-year deals on the horizon, the Sox' closer certainly won't move the market backwards. The thinking
rookie McDonald had the chance to observe Burks’ professionalism. The veteran worked the count full against Orioles closer B . J . Ryan , and then lined a single to center. He was then replaced by a pinch-runner. As Burks came off the field, the fans at Fenway stood
most money ever allocated to a closer prior to the reported Papelbon deal was $47 million, given to Nathan (4 years) and B . J . Ryan (5 years). The highest annual average given to a closer was the $15 million per season the Yankees allocated to Mariano Rivera on two
2007-2008)... The Angels’ Scott Downs has made 27 straight interleague pitching appearances without allowing a run, tied (with BJ Ryan ) for the longest such streak ever. Downs’ 1.13 interleague ERA is the best career mark in the league (min. 60 IP): 1.13 – Scott Downs 1.48 – Justin Thompson 1.49 – Francisco
is an earnest but ultimately doomed candidate for State Assembly 16. Blue Jays (29-28, 16). I know they were burned on B . J . Ryan , but given the fact that John Farrell is there and Jon Rauch is what he is as a closer (OK, but just) and has a 350K buyout
but he only hits fastballs to left center and center. I think about a Wednesday afternoon when he hit the home run against B . J . Ryan . It was a 97 mile per hour fastball down and away and he drove it to the center field bleachers. I want to see what happens
are regularly dished out for starters, the days of giving the kind of five-year deals to closers, such as the one given to B . J . Ryan on Nov. 28, 2005, appear to be a thing of the past. Papelbon, even if something like Nathan occurred when he was making his switch, he
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Former NY Giants running back, Tiki Barber talks about Stevan Ridley's fumbling problem and reflects on what he did to fix the problem while he was still playing
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 of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
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.
Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joe C. talked to the Sox ace after he
Joe & Dave talked to Rubby De La Rosa after the rookie pitcher went seven innings in the one-run win against the Royals at Fenway.
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 discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
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
Steve Buckley joined the show to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
The guys discussed Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.
Tony Dungy is catching a lot of backlash regarding his comments that he would NOT have drafted Missouri LB Michael Sam because of the distractions it would have brought to the team. MFB had Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.com on the show to discuss Dungy's comments.
With last night's accomplishment, a heated debate was sparked about the all time great Red Sox players and who was better: Yaz or Ortiz?
MFB discuss Tony Dungy's comments with help from the callers. We also hear from Cyd Ziegler, Steve Buckley, and Keith Olberman.
We delve into Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam and drafting him, and how there may be more at work here than on the surface.
We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.
We tackle four topics, all spawned by Rory McIroy's futures bet he placed on his own son 10 years ago.
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.
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.
This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.
In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!
As we inch closer to August the initial Fantasy Football picture is starting to become more clear. Today, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com review Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com featuring 20 High Value Targets to consider. The conversation features a deep analysis on upside players like Justin Hunter, Aaron Dobson, Tavon Austin, Michael Floyd and Martellus Bennett. As well as a breakdown on three Quarterbacks including Tom Brady who should be strongly considered ahead of their current Average Draft Position. Get ahead of the information while these great Fantasy Stocks are low!
Lester went 8 innings allowing only 4 hits and striking out 8 as the Red Sox swept the Royals. He walked off the mound to a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful. With every dominant performance, the price tag goes up.More from this show
Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.More from this show