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better every day, just like anything else.” Cespedes, who defected from Cuba in summer of 2011 and signed with the Oakland Athletics before the 2012 season, is happy to call Boston his latest home. “ I feel very happy to be able to share a part of my
Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.
needed improvement, it was the attitude the team brought in the clubhouse. They looked around baseball and saw what the Oakland A ' s did on their typically bargain basement budget. While the Red Sox were coming apart at the seams under Bobby Valentine
can at least hang their hats on their rarest of commodities -- the club's designated hitter. "Ortiz is unique," said Oakland A ' s general manager Billy Beane. "He's been one of the best hitters in the game. He's one of the best period. Most of
but ..." echoed through every media outlet covering this ALCS. That was because of a pretty powerful name -- as the Oakland A ' s can attest to -- in Verlander. It wasn't a question if the Red Sox could beat the Tigers, but rather if they could get
force. "It's nice to be able to come here and pitch on a big stage. It's nice to be able to come here and represent the Oakland A ' s ," said Balfour. "You never know what's going to happen [in free agency]. It's one of those things where you wait
Remember when Keith Foulke came to the Red Sox ? It was 2004 and he had just jumped from being the closer of the Oakland A ' s to the Red Sox' game-ender. All he did for an introduction to his new team that year was give up one single run over
344 slugging percentage among outfielders and a major league low 14 home runs. With the trade for right-handed hitting Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes this will change in a big way. The 28-year-old is hitting .256 with 17 home runs and 67 RBI
When it comes right down to it, Jon Lester was traded Thursday because he and the team just couldn’t hammer out a long-term contract to stay in Boston. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington admitted as much at his press conference after the trading deadline passed and Lester was on his way to ...
release. The Boston Red Sox today acquired outfielder Yoenis CÃ ©spedes and a 2015 competitive balance draft pick from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes, and cash considerations. Both CÃ ©spedes
MINNEAPOLIS — It’s worked out pretty well for Oakland A ’ s pitcher Jeff Samardzija. The All-Star righty — who was just recently traded from his first professional team, the Cubs — has
In] 2008, the Rays, the team I was on, went to the World Series with a $42 million payroll. [In] 2012, the Oakland A ’ s , we were in first place for four innings. Four innings of a 162-game season. 14 games back in August – 14. I’ m scarred
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
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.
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.
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
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.
Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.
8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
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.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.More from this show
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.More from this show
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis CespedesMore from this show
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.More from this show