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as starters]. But he’s a strong guy, and a guy who comes to my mind when I think of those type of pitchers is Kevin Brown , who was another strong, strong guy. Can he be a starter? Yeah. He’s got the pitches to go with it. ... He
A case can be made that the two highest ceiling Red Sox prospects are both to be found light years away from the big leagues. Trey Ball is a left-hander with an ERA over 7 in Single-A Greenville; Rafael Devers is playing in the Dominican Summer League. Yet both have shown the raw materials to suggest the possibility of a huge future big league impact. Greenville Drive pitching coach Paul Abbott will discuss Trey Ball (and other pitchers he's worked with in Greenville), while Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator Tim Hyers will take stock of Rafael Devers and some other top prospects who are playing in short-season ball this year.
against the Blue Jays. Multiple talent evaluators have identified retired six-time All-Star and 211-game winner Kevin Brown as a point of comparison for Webster, suggesting that if his command sharpens, such a dominant starter could represent
is unquestionably better. Luis Tiant, David Cone, Kevin Brown (yup, look at the numbers: Same career ERA+ as Schilling ..... the most similar pitcher in history to Schilling is Kevin Brown , who would probably be a legitimate Hall of Fame candidate
the hideous contracts? If the Red Sox had faced Walter Johnson in his prime in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS instead of Kevin Brown and lost would that have been a commentary on their lack of chemistry? I'll bet there have been 60-102 teams that
Orlando Hernandez, who signed just before the start of the regular season, was called up in June. 1997 Marlins Kevin Brown (2.69 ERA, 150 ERA+), Livan Hernandez (3.18 ERA, 128 ERA+), Alex Fernandez (3.59 ERA, 113 ERA
last year. Only seven pitchers in the last 20 years ( Greg Maddux , Pedro Martinez , Roger Clemens , Randy Johnson , Kevin Brown , Felix Hernandez and Dennis Martinez) have recorded a 2.50 ERA or better in multiple seasons. But while it will
another game in the same series. In those 10 initial games, the starters (roll call: Mike Mussina in the 1997 ALCS, Kevin Brown in the 1998 NLDS, Bartolo Colon in the 2001 ALDS, Randy Johnson in the 2001 NLCS and World Series, Cliff Lee
guys. And I had a sub-3.00 ERA. The opening day of that season, I signed a four-year, $24 million extension. Kevin Brown , after that season, signed a $105 million contract. That was the first big contract. So, you could play that what if game
ceiling — thanks to a mid-90s power sinker that gets big swing-and-miss and groundball rates — could be that of Kevin Brown . He’s the certainty to be added. RHP Alex Wilson — The 25-year-old right-hander looks like a potential late-innings
ceiling — thanks to a mid-90s power sinker that gets big swing-and-miss and groundball rates — could be that of Kevin Brown . RHP Alex Wilson — The 25-year-old right-hander looks like a potential late-innings fixture for the Red Sox
Alex Rodriguez , and he was far from done. The Yankees also added two of the best pitchers in the National League in Kevin Brown and Javier Vazquez , one of the best hitters on the market in Gary Sheffield and a new cast of veterans including Tony
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