Jan 12, 2017|
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about their interview with Red Sox Manager John Farrell, the Red Sox approach to breaking up the lefties in the rotation, and the platoon at third base.
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I'd so if I was upset about. The Red Sox investing. In zero back up plan for Pablo Sandoval. I am more upset after hearing John Ferrell with you guys year tonight on the hot stove show 93 so it may I ask all the questions I know the word you're. A couple like doing something you know we talked about off the year that when asked about certain beat writers and so moving and shaking by you guys but not to ask those questions. I would like to know it takes out of me even knowing what that means that I'm curious what we should be asking him but the heat and if there is bizarre and what do you think Ian Brown can't go to his left but there's been some movement on the beat alike you know John's take going to be popular skate it out on the Red Sox beat the bulk of in the off that beat us all night that among other questions I would have asked can be guys I'd say 95% of what I would do you guys nailed. Our I would have been a little bit. More and more emotional on the the the wallop a delusional. Yes because eat he admitted basically you guys. We are gonna played a guy strikes at third base which is June managers speak for. It's January 11. Thinking about what to what Pablo Sandoval okay we able to. You would Josh rough clinch their third base is eight holes -- well I think every big what their I would open rightly I think your career here in Ferraro. Well what you defined is that he's good against lefties which I was like always the good numbers against lefties and you realize it's fourteen bats. So it's better than that I guess that's true you can only do so much. But. I big deal listening to Ferrero he kinda goes out goes way not to say it's Pablo sentinels job to lose. This B I think they still wanna keep that narrative of this is going to be competition. It worked last year. And we're not saying we can't just say he's gonna hit against lefties because we don't know if he's gonna hit against let these. Which is what they should say by the way and if they came around to said Pablo symbols lost weight you lose grade where putting all our our support behind them dol. Oh it worked last year and offer publicist involved that it. So I should be should it is so it should be if at the end of the rotation at third base at first base to what extent. All across the board I love it would look back competition that it should be a competition I think there is no shot that rock ledger brought cold pizza not it would make it would make for. A great story line but it would also mean the Pablo Sandoval and an atrocious spring training so competition he has spot. If you go to his next one about playing it strikes and you lead to a platoon. I didn't look at last year will look at small sample size well just look at his career. Vs left handed pitching as a right handed batter. Josh Rutledge has 144 games under his belt he is a career 255. Hitter against lefties. When they 307 on base eight for fourteen slugging a 721. 9800 OPS. Eight home runs 31 runs batted in a 22 walks and a terrific 86 strikeouts don't forget he did most that cholera. That's all makes it worse and afterwards that but it got irons off because his wife and her sideline reporter that's great he's not getting your stimulant which showed next week we'll have Rommel talked about Josh from the right side as he worked on his and strength. And his wrist action here in the offseason it's very. It's heavy to 55 hitting third baseman and he's already admitting 34 days out. Yeah I'll pipe into that spot. Well yeah I mean he didn't say he made a point to say when I played guys ranks in the middle like we're not we're not ready to say it's the puts him just to be clear though what the case of he he said that what it. I like I heard platoon I heard you answer the work and as confident as I gonna play at a guy's strengths at third base and that to me is managers speak for. If Pablo I think that's I think it's going to be he mean he was careful to say that we are not. Committing to a platoon yet but it's not hard to read between the lines of that is they. Distinct possibility. You know what makes what the other things takeaways was when it's our about it what a rotary is. Subject the timetable. Well it's like the visa and getting in there today at the value wait it didn't seem like. They were totally out of the woods yet office now and why and why should they be after what went through last year where. He three days he's going to be I every day he's the only shag involves. Takes a little tumble he's going to be back in three days and it actually turned in bill likes the engine. Yes so it's. Parallel you get to you get to spring training and you don't have him we knew we said earlier in the show. At some point and might be in spring training. What it wears Clay Buchholz. Well order gonna do. Because those last three guys them we can all say we can all say when those last three guys there's something that we can point to that. Might he rail and correct yes. The last three our brands right and I mean Pirates is like barely a year removed from surgery or kind of its shoulders or shoulder album pre shoulder right so my guess guy who had surgery. Just to you know he's nine he's certainly an up and ended in was taken other rotation for whatever reason but there was something there. And even in the the post season press governor Dave Dombrowski. We expect we expect the up Cameron to be ready by spring training will wobble YL I wouldn't you hit a I view. So oh. Gary other takeaways mutt. That was that was the big one to me you asked the question there at the end about the rotation good for you. It backs up my yeah my theory that's amazing that you had that before you I did play the John Farrell and boy. They bite you or don't break get a break up the lefties. They're gonna start reports I you know what before that interview I thought our. By the I heard his answer any we got to. I'm rob it's an interesting situation there though so the first thing you jump to as we get a break up the lefties yet but if you have four of them like I said I don't get it happening says so explaining how to argue put reports Ellis smack dab in the middle. Which is where open to take an island earned severity listeners for lefties after him no matter where he pitches that the mossy and there's four lefties after a wasteland this this is all good because they keys for the tenth straight year we can talk about who's going to be the opening starter. John Farrell went the last two revealed aspire yet he takes it to the bitter ran there we don't get the the march 15 story from Tito about calling Tom mustered the trees stand you up fifth ago. Now we we go to we're going to be going to be they gave me navy. And Annapolis at the end this spring training because John's a former pitcher he takes that is a big write the pads he until you guys but do you think that you know for example buckled knows. He's opening day starter for the meat. When he fell when he was the what he was the opening now they are they let them know they let him know he doesn't like soul Hedo. Let them knowing offseason sometimes. Hit it in the trees to make Tito and by and by hiding Ferrell would generally doesn't how these guys and to go. Toward the end of march and then is all a week later we find. And we ask these guys I don't know I don't know our noses the united gone nuts as well but what I don't know why he's the case. On the evidence that somebody got a currencies or seller got to where art teacher by the Duke figures there's always usually one who you can get the cracked. So once you get that one guy like we are we gonna pitch he'll pitch the second game third game you get that that you can sort of piece together a little bit. This is the final sprint for this is what these guys do in spring training folks this is their job down there in base on a fun and they try to get to confuse the guys into explaining. Who's gonna start opening day I don't know we we usually we have we after Donnelly find that I open than we have to give our hot take opinion. That's the world their B or some hugs Hamas the call and Marcelo opening day starter disgrace if it won't be the hot so I'm trying to think what the hot take would be there isn't one other if they started I. If they are David Price opening day yeah that would race in my tracks here locally. Yes colon out but Komansky travel and burn the team down gas. With David Price as the opening day start and mine first column for W dot com so if everyone else I mean whether it's four sell all that when the Chris Sale. And I was gonna say anything if it is David Price after the Jiri had in the playoffs and in the Twitter reaction out here a winner. You you've told me how important was not a reality that he keep our eyes and it was a nightmare that much as and all that you're wrong you're your misrepresenting what I sent not to show the audience. You misrepresenting what I said I said I don't know why I don't think he's he was taken the right path and doing the hash tag. Oh and a and you can't lose a playoff game in Hawaii why why why you do that. But a given day with this even eat you if you wanna go to the Giants stuff he's going to Miami at the a dazed as what you do in the field. And I don't think that what David Price was doing on Twitter at any do you ways to go on the field it's it's a Brad look. And I would advise him to not do it because there's no reason to. Yea you know the Twitter stuff while it does to me is it gives us a little window into his psyche you know it's not. It's not that the Twitter stuff is causing him to pitch portly it's that the Twitter stuff is a reflects right. Of how it's in his hat that he's pitching port in Miami I said the Twitter stuff because I think he rubbed some fans the wrong way with. And I brought well absolutely because if he after that and after fans were annoyed by his season. If he was named the opening day starter I think dad be the one thing abuse or what can be or at the it's a reaction to. You know cell phone lines on a hot stove show that opening game the rotation. It David Price in the opening day start over Parcells would sail. That would get any belts is going to be crickets who cares we'll see April 2 report or whatever day it is there Pittsburgh as for the division. On some news today drew is my legs pretty good good trader often Tampa he's going to. On the Mariner's. At last check wade Miley is side part of Baltimore's rotation for the opening they're gonna continue that means doctors continue my Palmer and spelling stinks. The Blue Jays lost it would Encarnacion. I don't know not a great year the gala balls and the Orioles rotation exactly the same with that terrible yeah awful always an off on the eve Tillman Guardsmen. Bundy was it at the end of the year for the U of Miley amendments. Top men as is like sixty you know I've got to give it to turn. Today in a Duquette finds guys see the you know whether it was. Now what's is name I'm going to name the guy they had just basically out of nowhere. Couple years ago. I'm an agreement to be one of a million guy yes I know what but anyway I know our they have but no they have history. Duquette has a history of of blocking these guys out of nowhere island at being serviceable start well there rotation that Simon as is the Taiwanese -- solid we Sam. Yeah where you gents thank you Jim I don't know. It was good for that he's still there for it was that's what I mean that's been a what I'm saying is when me he was not major signing when they when they acquired well. I would just say looking around a division here during the break at the office I mean Chris sales the big move right Chris Sale to the Red Sox is the big move in the division. And I can't look at another team the dailies were say boy I really really like that move for that team under Andy Chapman Chad really good at it. Get him back for the yanks I guess I sort of expected that it had its not a like many get traded it was RD look affordable back to the Yankees. I wouldn't put on the Chris Sale tag that doesn't happen very often does that mean Kansas anyway have a chance to struggled on the stretch but have the chance was their closer. Which really blink an ice pretty damn good it's and is you have both of them now that's the whole point I mean yeah both. In capturing this came out and said there done that this is going to be their roster. So this before they ever get content out from the White Sox as a whole new ballgame I think I think he would he's exactly what they need. And they have a they have a good team and having good young team they have guys coming up like. I Frazier they got the Indians. He's going to be very dead in the guy's obviously got Chapman trade Millwood trade they're going to be a good team but. Did not improve that starting pitching is baffling to me youth and our company Davis sabathia several Reno. Ward all the same guys saying guys and to knock a year after years fissures in his wrist in his elbow against the surgery doesn't get the surgery. We know about Pineda you're right rob out rotation is still flat. You know with Sanchez do with heated the end of last year they. There's got to be a lot crop as of this year New York based in the trade they made to get players back and re sign Chapman you don't have those albatrosses. Round I don't know scheerer around the Iran around. Now you finally get up there and judge issues a huge prospect. Gary Sanchez is going to be the next big thing in New York he was awesome yes he power numbers were ridiculous they were ridiculous they were raised there and so. I think the second best in the dailies. I go with the loses I'm gonna go yankees over the Blue Jays beat you know why. You line is you love Plano enough hours of board but it was there. Three. There are different jobs to Mali's in the Booth and if I expect that Josh ever going to be hearing for Fergie here. Rule I was just have some pretty pictures of Joseph Lewis obvious today. In Jokester you know big for you fit and don't do that I had I well or Joba that we wanted with pop and is that an expert. And I'll. Loose at the Blue Jays starting pitching. That's why I like Sanchez also ancestral min. It just my Estrada. So yeah I'm in the end how hat happens a great champion. Yeah I'm going yankees we wanna go I like the Yankees just because the Jays lost think Tennessean but he's that no Batiste and great year last year but. You losses to sort of lynch being guys to your line up. And like you said the Yankees have a lot of young talent coming up that was a good team by September shooting it great August. They were Rolen in September until the Red Sox swept them in the and that's or ended their season but they are team finally on the rise they're getting younger. That's the team and the the Blue Jays officially officially lose Batista they still sees itself there is a free agents their chance against the crawl back and yes you know offer me this is a whole different. Conversation but. This bunch of these guys it's like slugging power hitters that you think in this day and age in the post steroid era that these guys you valuable. Happened last year it's happening in this years three or Portland by Napoli Napoli is an otherwise fumbles else from Toronto ranges that are looking. You know I have a guy you guys I know I've seen a couple stories try to force moderates are Cris Carter the first baseman. Who he had forty home runs last year. It Carter be basically Nelly does as at home run exile on its own right. But he still hits home run yes intra by troubles the guy yet he doesn't walked at all. Oh we saw what trouble did the Red Sox in a lot of losers. He's he's a good guy to have that two years in a row is there we have with I don't know what the theory you could be one these guys would not be valuable in a league where. You know only one team last year in the American League and 800 runs. Isn't guys seem to have you value wide of these and it is interesting because it has to be something to it. When you look at how the reds are approached things that it they clearly didn't go we need power we need power bats and it's more. And yet so these teams are all right without it and then all of sudden out of nowhere you know of Oakland. Who the toll goes against the grain and actually were conversation of probably guy who never locked. And they're doing. Exactly opposite of everybody they were in they had the highest paid for car and RC on they were in on from below. It's it's been a wacky it is weird is this ever happened at the two league leaders in homers on sign in I mean you guys that are Libyan Alan Trammell of the dale neither of bombers sign. He's got a that's fascinating at any it is it's a passer well the L don't even have an answer also and years in a row this is happen now well troubling Davis saddle for a long time for probably recite in Baltimore right that was a good as money but he through trial there for crumble as the qualifying effort that the cars sitting there. And and Battista but Battista I think that people just think he sticks. I think that I he's he's a whole memorize. He had a decent and the year he can hit with power. I don't think he's a great clubhouse guy. So. Is that why would we sense got for one year you would draft pick if you don't have to. That's why the Blue Jays it's a very okay you wanna come back and play a first do it at our price that they wait until the draft if the the team wants to sign Batiste tonight it would traffic at the week after the draft. That the yes yes or how or when or if you are in the top tan. Are on the bottom ten have that one of the ten worst records. They you don't view of first round pick so you know a lot of people thought he lives in Tampa maybe they take a run Adam. Minnesota just popped up out of nowhere and and they've made a play for Morris had some interest forum. But the Blue Jays are playing this right like yeah you wanna come back to are sure go ahead of lady completely wrong and why everyone did include the Red Sox. He hit it through a sign him to a ten year contract when one is rob gonna. Give up on them we recovers well when he's injured let's not an opera and the thing a little on this game tonight but at the morning and Garcia. A little on it at that rock is on the deal likely I'll care would be on the deal right now you that's exactly right Jason Bay would not have occurred with the Mets. Who would not have gotten it would not get hurt or the Red Sox have Encarnacion if there was with the red eyes tell me I'm wrong. That he would have not hit forty home runs oxen quick gets weakened. Is off to play in Japan do you hear. Hot stove show W media I was just says some Fergie pictures of Joseph Lewis obvious today nothing wrong with that. I couple loose ends here for get out of the hot stove show united 37 WE EIMS John Ferrell. Get set on demand later on it WEEI dot com these series play at 1:30 this morning X that's good spot for. Hope people. People want thirty driving hole late night. Oh Joseph what the Sox have won thirty platoon job he never said platoon. Is it when you're getting your head I do hire I heard. Managers speak is in both he said I don't wanna say it's the points and set with the NCAA and world needs it Seward puts it was not talking about the movies talk about third base for the Boston Red Sox the latest on the hall of fame as our guy Ryan Thibodeau not mister Toews. I'll post an hour ago 194 ballots are and that's 44 point 6%. Here are the ones you care about Tim Raines 92%. Bagwell 91%. Pudge Rodriguez 79. Lad Amir gross seven a formal circle back in minutes second. Trevor Hoffman 73 Edgar Martinez 67. Barry Bonds 64. Clemens 64. You seen a 61. In the big show Curt Schilling. Fifty Q he's he's he's actually stayed the same for awhile. Bonds and Clemens dipped a little bit. Curt Schilling is a better pitcher Mike Mussina don't understand this like mussina is an iconic out of standard and either he is going coming to emirates. And a new market. We you know we set you can't understand why Schilling's shining behind Mike Mussina now that chance I mean OK fine politics or whatever but even that. Put the politics out of my lost 43 vote people voters back after Schilling look like he's. Last of the pitchers that you've seen we brought is thought to Thanksgiving is John Rowland thanks to it excited everybody you know I think actresses that. That's why he was a better pitcher and he's as good as smoltz was smoltz got in what first ballot for smoltz and again and it. Schilling's hall of fame or whatever this thing into the ground he's not getting industry not gonna fault the ballot or anything but. I used to where's my guys Sheffield in the spam about Gary Sheffield is at twelve point 4% right now on he'll probably stay on he is a he's a net plus two. He gained seven from returning voters lost five shillings a net minus ten which is by far the worst aren't surprised by this. Curt Schilling picked up. Thirteen votes from returning voters I would not imagine that now he's also lost when he theory which is by far. On the most verses say hi Tim Raines. Who is picked up twenty vibe quotes. From returning voters so 25 people voted last year than this year said. At the reigns now all Andy is but ninety plus percent teams. Very was that was my guy aired here. Thank you for listening I'll give you that wanna get tiger 6 December so yeah he's making the lack of 74 which led to John payment tweeting out. That if Vlad doesn't get in on the first ballot. Then we in the BBW air idiots wells and Myers is not as good as the guy to go go listen to Mike Shea went on this radio station last Friday and an angle Reid John payments tweets. The last six months they've already proven as a lot to be idiots and proven that John payment. Or might Jalen should lose their vote and rob Bradford John. She be voting in the wouldn't matter wanna go about my spicy not let's not cookery is you know there's if there's a process that needs to be followed you should be vote. A super brown has all of the fans want it. I am ready to vote I can do it guys I can vote I won't let you down so we'll know next Tuesday's next one's eleven good spirited. All the discussion wrote nice. Fifth time in the last six weeks. Especially seven of eight to probably keep track at home. And notes that the B at least a handful of guys go again. One of the guys is not listed here at that lets see where he is trending right now on the now we're Manny Ramirez. It's gonna (%expletive) John off big time Sheffield third time of the ballot twelve point 4%. Manny Ramirez 26%. As of right now that's almost every guy Sheffield I now Manny was a better player and Sheffield I am I'm conscientiously objecting to manage at least for this year why is he going to play in Japan you guys know Manny better than I do all the weird thing is where he's going to play in Japan. Is this island but it is not the road usually that's not the was the MVP diamond upon yeah. It's is this team that it's like this independent league team that has its own farm and grow its own vegetables them. Vegetables as fats from across the threat of throws about somebody in this factory right now our united makes it I do. It's just bizarre so you ask why yeah because he loves a great game of baseball well as as these dumb I don't question this reset his hall of fame. Now now that they put all Parcells keep coming kept coming back and would reset his sets Davis obviously it becomes fact if he'd like we need to be ugly trip to Wrigley they agree that if he comes back that would recess. Yet yet now this is like basically playing in the fifteen overly. Does not reset the Forman as someone who is as done Rivera ground he's getting paid well Purdue's now. Now but I really don't is I get paid as much a shot also reports in Korea Sully had a hell around neutral Ashe for you for excellence. You guys got to get out here okay excellent job by you as always about the interview John Ferrell was excellent people were talking. I don't be online on demanded WEEI dot com as that you mocked the hall of fame Robson to wanna predict. Well we'll be talking about you on double hall of fame next week two and a mock that topic. You get a very good questions tonight about predicting things are gonna happen. What do we do week from tonight something happened we are 27 days out from somebody in return we can play the rest the Alex Cora podcasts. But she can find them Brad show. DS talked ABC. It's almost all picks will not be listening through the Alex called bit. Argue that dollar over a good next week will be good in view of the hall of fame and apparently we said people they want still get tickets to the baseball writers' dinner on Thursday. Where you say go to visit the New England Sports Museum website write yes and I. So did take a lot of players past former Sam McKee the president's going to be legit guys reality guys in the and the of the what are we can after that Monty and I are gonna sneak in place and watch him. I would not be there but rob B there's will throw any into las you'll be listening. All weekend long we will stay here the boys are out we'll get back in as a football stuff. I'm including Roger Goodell and this. Reaction the last 48 hours of Roger Goodell. Coming at Gillette Stadium why is that important to Patriot fans Chris price WEEI dot com wrote about it tonight why don't have fans need to see Goodell. At Gillette Stadium that in your calls 'til ten here on WB yeah.