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Butch and Buck discuss the importance of Shane Victorino and his injury issues this season. Sox fans always talk about how losing Ellsbury has affected the lineup, but they seem to forget just how crucial Victorino was to last season’s success. They also talk about the closer role and what that may look like for the Red Sox going forward considering Koji’s age and the speculation of a trade in the near future.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington joined the show to discuss his plans as the MLB trade deadline approaches.
picks and, hence, its financial flexibility. In 2012, the team captured an extra two picks for the departure of Jonathan Papelbon ; they didn't sign any players who would cost them a pick. In 2013, the Sox kept all their picks even after an
the obvious question: how long will the Red Sox have to be hitting the road with their fail-safe? The post- Jonathan Papelbon /pre-Uehara Era still lingers: 48-for-81 in save opportunities, the third-worst save percentage (59
reality that seemed implausible when Jonathan Papelbon -- still the measuring stick for ..... be compared to Rivera, or even Papelbon . The retired Yankees closer did ..... that nobody -- not Rivera, not Papelbon -- has executed life as a closer
that undertaking. It's been an inglorious few years for the back end of the Red Sox bullpen. Bobby Jenks behind Jonathan Papelbon in 2011. The Mark Melancon / Andrew Bailey tandem in 2012. The Bailey/Joel Hanrahan duo a year ago -- salvaged
2 WAR per full cost-control season (superior) Jonathan Papelbon (37) - average 2.5 WAR per full cost-control ..... 93 2/3 innings, career WAR -1.9 (bust) 2005 Jonathan Papelbon (91) - average 2.6 WAR per full cost-control
The Red Sox, in fact, passed three times. The team was armed with two compensatory picks for the departure of Jonathan Papelbon via free agency, along with its own first-round selection at No. 24. The team took a pair of polished
back down to him.” – Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon , whose popularity continues to dip, had ..... Saturday’s game. It’s believed that Papelbon was upset with Eskin claiming Papelbon was out late the night before a recent game
assistant coach Kurt Rambis . – Jonathan Papelbon saved back-to-back games against ..... No question about that.” Papelbon said he was bothered by back soreness ..... comfortable with throwing,” Papelbon said. “I felt like it could create more
Rangers was tough to take, as closer Jonathan Papelbon squandered a two-run lead in ..... and walked home the winning run. Papelbon , the former Red Sox reliever ..... around a strikeout of Alex Rios , Papelbon induced a slow roller to third
off the bat of John Mayberry, Jr. to play him and scoot into left field. The Red Sox faced their former closer Jonathan Papelbon in the seventh. Carp struck out before Jonathan Herrera singled to center. Corey Brown worked a two-out walk
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.
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
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.
Christian started the day by packing up his back pack as he always and heading to work. He noticed that the zipper was broken on one of the pockets. As the show was ending, he remembered this and reached into the bag and pulled out not ONE, but TWO New England Patriots Super Bowl rings. His response: "Oh! There they are." Much to the shock of Tim and Lou, Christian was completely unfazed by the fact that he hadn't seen his SB rings since the NCAA National Championship game 7 MONTHS AGO!
A South Carolina mother was arrested for allegedly leaving her 9 year old daughter alone for hours at a local park while she worked a shift at McDonalds. This has sparked a national debate about whether or not the mother should have been arrested, since many are arguing that 9 years old is old enough to show dependency. The question arises: Where do we draw the line?
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.
We discuss the home run achievements David Ortiz made last night that moved him ahead of Carl Yaztremski, and discuss Papi's place among all the all-time great Sox sluggers.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the unexpected emergence of young Brock Holt in the Red Sox lineup.
The fall out from Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam.
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!
The guys respond to a Dan Shaughnessy column that points out that the Red Sox are on pace to finish in last place for the 2nd time in 3 years, yet ticket prices still remain among the highest in the league. Is Red Sox nation getting fat and happy now that the Curse of The Bambino has been lifted?More from this show