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Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the results of the 2014 Hall of Fame class, the decision of Dan Lebatard to give his vote to Deadspin, and possible ways to fix the process.
Rob Bradford dives into the offseason with another edition of his Bradford Files podcast. In this episode, Bradford talks with Jarrod Saltamacchia, who discusses his feelings heading into the free agent market and how difficult it will be to potentially not play in Boston next season. Rob also joins a Red Sox writers roundtable that includes Alex Speier (WEEI.com), Jason Mastrodonato and Ian Browne (MLB.com), and Tim Britton and Brian MacPherson (Providence Journal), diving into all that was broached at Monday's press conference with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell.
absence. Ellsbury fills in as an everyday corner outfielder with Ramirez sidelined. Countermoves : The Sox acquired Eric Gagne to offer late-innings insurance for All-Star setup man Okajima and to offset some of the innings lost by Donnelly's
of course, have a fairly dismal history of trading for relievers in the last decade. In 2007, the team acquired Eric Gagne -- who nearly sabotaged the team's march to an AL East title -- for David Murphy (a valuable contributor to World
per se. And on that front, it's easy to understand the team's leeriness. After all, past deals for the likes of Eric Gagne (requiring the Sox to send David Murphy, Kason Gabbard and Engel Beltre to the Rangers), Mark Melancon (who cost
perils of trading for relievers and the challenge of predicting their responses to a new environment. The 2007 deal for Eric Gagne at the trade deadline and the more recent trades for Mark Melancon (terrific in Houston, terrible in Boston, now
the best position to shore up their shortcomings. The Sox had that in 2007 (when they made an ill-fated deal for Eric Gagne ), 2008 (when they could swallow Manny Ramirez ’s salary and add Jason Bay as well as Mark Kotsay ) and 2009 (when they
price, there are just not going to be that many guys out there and I think the Red Sox, given their experience with Eric Gagne and others, will probably be one of the first teams to say, ‘You know what? We will just try other options from within
250 million of bets. And finally, in his new book, Eric Gagne said that during his time with the Dodgers 80 percent ..... French-language book, titled "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne ." "I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which
Former major league pitcher Eric Gagne — who had a memorably bad and brief tenure with the Red Sox in ..... growth hormones in 2010. In the book, “Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne ,” he explains that he used the drugs over a three-year period
in the majors through the season’s first four months. Yet they still went out and made a deal at the deadline for Eric Gagne , believing that they would benefit by reinforcing a strength rather than risk having some of their relievers — most notably
26 ERA during the 2004 campaign. 7. 2007: Traded Engel Beltre, Kason Gabbard and David Murphy to the Rangers for Eric Gagne and cash; traded Joel Pineiro to the Cardinals for Sean Danielson Many World Series contenders need a successful midseason
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
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.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
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
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
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.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.More from this show