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Hot Stove Show - Initial Spring Training Impressions

Feb 16, 2017|

Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.

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Where we're. I don't know I. Coverage of the Red Sox off season job there will be our manager for throughout the seventy featuring WEEI dot com mastermind rob Bradford wrapped. Coach. That's my hope WEEI dot com columnist John Tomas. Sorry Red Sox studio host Mike Mudd Netscape. Yeah I hostilities broke. Who might 24 fly. And by heritage plumbing and heating cooling electorate where they talk with a good business failed attempt. Time for the hot still. Home of the side. Sports Radio. Welcome back to drive the road. Show on this always day February feared the Ed joining its good shepherd in for the what Mitt tonight but joining me all the way beautiful Fort Myers boy here it's not so beautiful right now. From WEEI dot com as rod Bradford and Johnson mossy gentlemen good evening sorry for the rain. The we have a big picture here in the press box or you to make it seem like you're here I always love you look out. Then absolutely. Absolutely so what was sold kind of crappy data on the Internet. It was a gorgeous day until about two minutes ago about an hour trying to drive over here which points guys opened up. And we thought we were gonna get sucked into this much like the Chilean miners we also. Should. Car. Did you guys eat yet more were important now. We do we won we won a stay hungry all the way to the position of all celebrate an awesome awesome show. After. So yes absolutely we don't know a chain restaurants be. Allred you don't be up or down in top for their all together in that house and some resort cooking and delivering its own. That we'll be and in the reunion house 07. Yeah you we have one bit being in a loose coming in on Saturday so it was going to be awesome. But. Yeah we. You out of spring training IP I actually have nots all. Who I am not in them injuries haven't had the privilege yet but it until today I'll be allowed ago. I would I would if there's always a spot for you thank you we got broadcasting wanted to 38 yeah yeah. I. By the way that the government about the guys you be among the next flight obviously don't show it at the tank and Wallace that Hamas is a third man and at that there's no doubt about it Libya would be a blast would be a privilege. Work alongside your Wednesday but. Our fingerprint records stuff you guys so far from there as always and want to start with the headline David Ortiz who Red Sox plan. To bought more to beat the ship and obviously they wanna block for its part some. It tells them but interesting that Beckham has surprised you guys joke broke that we said. Yeah I mean it goes against it done in the past that their approach to the shift has always been. Don't take the bat out of the hands of a guy that's being shifted as in the past it would only be David Ortiz or something like that but now teams shifting everybody. In shifting guys at the bottom of the order shifting people like Jackie Bradley there are shifting their own approached him Wednesday. Bunt for hits if they're gonna leave the area between third base second base empty the draw bunt down and get on base that's just it is. You know which you just need based routers that points I think it's a Smart way to look at 80 whip. Admit it now. Be honest there are obstructive Ortiz career especially when you start to shift. Is that blocked punt on a road map many many times and I started Dylan I mean at the end of the errors started a little a little bit but what he was going badly 20092000. And and he couldn't it. Yeah especially for lefties. All this month that was a frightening that is to put that in that's eggs and you don't want. That goes with a lot of guys don't ya think we have the pride comes into under the show them. That I team this year shift on meet the unique meat on it that's more often than not. I was thought it was too but I never understood the idea of not just taking a free base it's like. We talked about Ortiz great Aggie dad and how we would block it wouldn't chase pitches out of the zone. This is the same thing as basically they're handing new base idea to do this but the ball down somewhere that left the pitcher's mound in you're going to be safe. I don't understand why more teams haven't taken this guy. Her talk show host and maybe even some cultures are skippers and record from wrong. Who say no if you bought during the shift it's not like that you know that's it's like a cool to do that denotes that the minute we think it's a discipline is a written edited certain etiquette that you shouldn't do that's definitely. No I did against Saddam bunting against a ship I mean bunting with a no hitter that kind of thing that gets into some weird stupid. Baseball on all holes boy you get the announcers and they'll say all they do himself a favor you did by putting getting a guy on base as he ripped a single against the wall. Would you say he did himself a favor to the other team a favor now if that's the thing that lets not forget shifts generally take away singles. That's why you're shifting and shifting it away singles they'll take away on runs and don't take away double so if you're giving them the single. I never understood PAS. One who I know loves the article on where you partner. I was not back in my in my great Little League babe Ruth's career usually our cleanup I've got there for most of the time yes yes it be used baseball bat here at the the a coach art about once. Really odd that a I didn't mean Edmonton are. I don't operatives. That you charged about it I did get out of game with because that bowled over the catcher home late in the there was thirteen of working easel on the call me out to there was two rocket enormously I do waving to block the applicable them over. That's I went in the dugout in the it was a little as nasty. Shots I've got the cost of the game notch I'd good on the game in the dugout cupped a couple of battle. Just to remind drama that's what's on the front of Madison ever got that was in the world temper intricate that sport went hockey basketball and or else would that particular day on some passable play baseball. I felt totally screwed by the nineteen year old umpire I was thirteen I've never forgot it. Products like its the let's solve that that was. Not the grip you see before you did today or battle isn't over at about that. But my point resident who I know that if you were called upon to bond. That you could probably do you do the science got yet built the bat and not happy in covering the baton. All of this. Where we talk about these guys be it but in. Can't even do it immediately figures cannot on how was the worst month it was Jackie Bradley was pretty bad yet not yet but. Which is unbelievable the million per you know of those but Red Sox in general right and this is not this girl for decades they have never be conservative fundamentally sound. Bolting teen. You know it seems like the angels that's always struck out of the social apps let you go you go to watch them in the warm ups. If it's a machine out amount and they they're practicing but obviously part of their game. By your right there was guys up and down on this lineup who could not execute upon us is someone else besides Jackie Bradley. It was this horrific last Sydney oil was basically take the death needed bond with a good. Bye. It's it's crazy drives me nuts I would I remember I need to get back in the even in the seventies and eighties and besides Remy in Denver Burleson wealth bloated on the team's back I'd try to. I tried to imitate Ramey little Al are you really had to drag on the right Boggs like that nobody nobody. Mickey rivers back then I mean you'd be WB a for space before the ball before you can even blink. It goes back then that this was it's on it's a really a lost art it's a shame and if that the ship which I mean the numbers you guys put out there. In the article today the Red Sox rays thirteen hundred defensive just let ships last year. Which I thought it was until I saw the next line I thought some attribute to topple late early severed yet only seven that detonated those of David or you have an order whatever tunes in you said. Another the 224 from Jackie Bradley. That they think about this disease that. That. Until a couple years ago you would shift on anybody but the big power hitters you wouldn't. The idea of shifting on it Jackie Bradley was unheard of now you shift on every body. And I'll tell you one guy who did a great job of approaching attacking shipped last year with smokey and now every guy and they shifted on him. He changed his swing and he put it to the right side and based options. Yet John Ferrell today brought it Mitch Moreland and that's the press the Red Sox faced him. Guys who were recognized your dude I am just. Yeah I remember. Letting me know Mo Vaughn did a good job backer David Justin too shabby start of dual power boot you know to the opposite field that that at times news the wall more but the ship leaving that back then wasn't. You missed it into the way it was as much as it is now mean that the numbers are. Are believed you guys off the top it and with a number one team was shifted against a threat such as seventh with 14100. Did you guys find out from from baseball in full solutions who was of. You know I didn't look that up you know sit at but presumably it's human Lotto left and it power yeah but but that's a here's another thing you talk about left handed. It's almost always get that it was Washington because Bryce Harper shifted. Veterans it's the it's almost always gets left handed hitters and then when they start shifting government in Napoli a couple years ago only do this should not right handed her. Now that you would all the time and it's. Aids is one of it we're talking about today about what Farrell says but it's one of a few things where you say they are going to approach the game a little bit differently that. You have to does it Bogart's talking about stealing and Terrel talking about how the actually might steal more because you don't have to worry about Ortiz in the home run. Things like that it's you don't really think about like all we do you think about replacing Ortiz but how they might change the way they play. Well let's just say no mentally the psyches so it it sounds like everybody better be ready right and in this lineup from the Bennett sent these to. It notes that elite didn't go in go to whoever whoever's out there right is gonna happy right got to wedge hearsay Pablo. Sin of all I mean is it possible if they shift on him that that Carl's gonna have been blocked. Well yeah I I'd I we probably don't wanna take this too far it's not like every time they get its bases shift that the we're gonna turn now let me like Roberts talked about the spin that but it's it's more tactical thing you know it's late in the game and you needed base down Iran. You take the buy out there are certain situations where if it's presented to you take if your guy. Who's not a traditional power and there you give us the base will take it. But in terms of you know somebody like Hanley starts getting chipped the one him bunting. Every other back just like you would Ortiz before it's. Pete are you were Joseph Maddon dire now. Audio amateur Lott ROK I heard what's so you know by the innovator trying to get polarizing Poehler yeah he is sometimes a Vickiel thinks himself a little bit. But I overall enjoy your style ver much while say this about three or four years ago Harry conversation with them. And he said that in a few years in the minor leagues virile they'll be teaching the minor leaguers how to approach going against a ship. For four years ago that seem bizarre like why would you do that why would you these kids were just trying to head why would you approach that. And sure enough here we are would only talk about moderate leaders or talk about major leaguers and I think there I don't know about you guys but I think that like the shifting might have dealt a lot of control last yeah and I think we're seeing a natural like Farrell talking about ways to combat it. It's it's amazing how long. Baseball looked at shifts and said well what are you gonna do. We're just our guys just been wrestling away the ball hard it's like. How about you react to what the other team is doing we're finally seeing that in the easiest way to beat the shift is to get enough it's against it where you force teams not to shift. Do you guys think it's going to be a huge philosophical chains with a new organization as far as. You know even I know lol Portland Pawtucket. Donna Carolina I mean you think they're dude they wanna. It you know start to get the ball rolling at the lower levels here. I think so it is you the one thing we also sitting in the keys to you before ours these guys getting shifted in the minor leaks. And in before it was based on scouting reports put ordered Arizona Fall League game this year meet Jessica and shifted off. Yet you know the one that blew me away when I first realized oh my god it's like you mentioned the Napoli Napoli said. And I wish I can remember the player's name but the point of the stories that Nolan though its name the Red Sox played I think the rays and the rays had. A minor league catcher somebody called it was like. A 190 hitter in the minors and the Red Sox shifted him in his first at bat first time they've ever seen him they ran one of the most aggressive shifts I've ever seen. And I remember talking to that must have been now lower but Eric airmen which coach it was after the game. But they had minor league stats on this guy to show at spray charts that he pulled everything to second base like everything. And so they knew to shift him basically it is big league debut and that's when you realize okay teams have taken this thing to the next while they kicked our comeback to it also. It is amazing. That how long hook for players to understand that you have to treat your approach. We now welcome back to Napoli. You look at his straight chart. He hit one ground ball to second the second base side the entire year couple years ago that's amazing that's amazing right and pin. Yet did you see him change his swing at all. No no. That's a Beagle that but that's an art performances lackeys it's. You know. I want coach for a young hours thirteen years old that I remember. Him try to teach us to hit behind the ball over a first for Woodward when it runs on Eagles this is nineteen in in a now it was unbelievable to me I'd rather forget it because you went through report an hour and a half a practice. You know trying to learn how to hit behind the runner on a hit and run so isn't that that's kind of let them it's how he got Napoli and others are gonna have to take that approach I mean but it's. It's a lost art guys isn't it with. If it was 1985. C what is said they would carve out the beta VCR or a beta Max Cinemax Marty Barrett. Yeah. With Marty Barrett the past at anomaly. That O'Donnell's link should always enjoyable ball adroit is great at it you know again in on the whole. Dose of abuse. Starts to I mean there's an hour guys so yeah poker it's doing is naturally that way that you see smokey I just thought this guy who. You watch him it was like. With the market over there but he tries to place in the east going the opposite way or this. And they get the ship to that he hit one against the wall it's amazing the stuff that detailed teams and remember coach the team tell me that. J. D. Drew all people did not noticing the ground while the third base here. But he hit line drives the left fields though. They would shift the outfield left field and shift the field. Around to right against eighty because this is the raids because at that stuff. You guys remember 1988 or Morgan magic remember how how crafty Joseph was because you bring the senate panel to review the press assault ball short fielder that was like. Beta I would open. This exit for camera in other hours to Joseph Maddon though it did the lowest it was like the 46 defense. Adequate for outfielders in the outfield against Ortiz. So yeah 40 fielder's. What Ortiz did he hit against the wall and you basically get real children running into each yet. Are 617779700%. Of a lot to do that with you guys but they're ticker. Border to bring its report called for guys remind Dave's got to tape up your hot stove show repeat shepherd. Judge a lawsuit rob Bradford out of Fort Myers and Dave. You know what's going on guys I don't wanna get nutritious well I'm looking this team in the although all length of season and if you look at delusional achieved it will in the called out. Doesn't parallel that we got the ship doesn't yet they're managed more like a National League style manufacture runs you got a good start pitch and hope portable printer did you because. I'm being booed I mean Williams who you claimed to negotiate it certainly. Yeah man he can lead by I think that you can't. You can't just say hey they got the latest that I went on to punch and Judy hitters you Jackie Bradley when he thought no. Don't don't don't take archive right Bogart and tunnels are undecided and don't you have to be more strategy this year well. I think I think what this does in in what we talked about this shouldn't and what they talked about today. What you might see is some more stolen bases because even you had guys who could steal bases but they might hesitate to do Pedroia. Wasn't this deal lot of bases because when you have David Ortiz up next. You typically are gonna do that plus overtime slides and sent us fingers. All right they're desperate crawler guys go to expert break when we come back. We get to more obviously on the Red Sox and I wanted to to the other story wrote John. About senator Bogart's believing playing in the WBZ deal world bull crap tournament. Is a good old Red Sox are the key priorities I think is absolutely delusional or give you my thoughts Richard tell me hopeful scrapped or not some interest and stop more on that the Red Sox wanting it to Chris early guys in Mora Jonesboro. All are the hottest social Pete shepherd your back in Boston rob Bradford Johnson musty down. In rainy Fort Myers and your phone calls as well 617779. 7937. Sports rated and Rhea. You know we've got a couple pitches over on the provisional rosters are eligible in the event in round two there's a need. In the event someone. For roster the current roster with a yeah. We've got to get back in campers get a moment to get him go there so whether he's even when you go for the physical standpoint once that potential. Need Reuters. That's yet to be seen so there's a lot of fluctuation for the BBC of the rosters that are currently. To securing those let those let I hate those letters elf but I want them. Pulled double BBC. I out on the former anymore. Backer about stuff to show some extremist gonna familiar page shepherd here. And Johnson must it rub record down there in the Fort Myers and we look thoughts on though those comments there about John Ferro rodrigues the you should be year ours. While not looking into Iran to settlements as he talked about what raw read years and he was exposed to throw off the mound today Didier and them what's cooler. I saw him pushing a bunch of weights around. I was leaving actually sent via US and he says and knows it's top secret is out for everybody. He looked healthy to me so I don't think this problem all right Pete did era you ready you ready here's your rhetoric. It sucks sticks it's awful it's the worst. And probably the last one and all the people Dominican Republic excited over. And although other countries I understand. I understand the players get excited when they play import. In when they start playing in March where regulate where there's going to be a semblance of excitement. Because. We're gonna get bought doubt in spring training would be looking for some games that matter and that's the games the can be played. But it's still. It's I feel like a lot of these players are plain and they say that Clinton is in the country. I think the planet if they're buddies or playing it is the cool place to be in March. No sense at all for some of these guys to be playing when you have competitive. Jobs competitiveness. In terms of trying to get spots on roster isn't wrote agent. It the whole thing that we have we talked about the injuries while that's that's it it's all it's all it's just portly for the time. And it's no question about it and I wish there was a way. For the franchises to stop it somehow someway they will stop also ordered a contract that he signed his gazillion dollar contract that would ideas in Bogart's and you don't go a couple of swear ruled brother from the from better than Roebuck and their eleven times as many that he 38 but it and there are eleven out like I got the same places. No but it Bogart playing in the WBZ says it could be all the for the Red Sox had Allman. Because of what happened in 2013 now it without Sonny and how the hell does it come to that conclusion when last year. It is certainly than he eat he was ever couple coffee 2013 despite the World Series. Played a 157. Games last year as you guys pointed out the article we all know. His numbers dipped dramatically after August forest is OPS were way down from 863 to 729 and is batting average of just 230. After August 1 he played a 157 games how in his mind is this possibly going to be old and if for any if it's just the antithesis of that it's just going to be more wary tear the body. Nobody expecting his average to dip around July 1 not August 1 what is he thinking when he says that. Johnson huge proponent WB's. I don't know if not who spoke on our exact the couple nights ago I yak so. It's being as well likely in the WDC 2013 and expose me to be. Packed stadiums is the biggest crowd that are related what does that. Mean how do anything and then at the end of the Harris played in the World Series NFL ready for so that's adequate we won the World Series sedate we will win it again did anybody ask him but blood Zander with all due respect you can play a 157 games to 2013. Yeah at this and you know what this quality of examples and we are bears last the last game of the 2013 one. He basically brought the broke his finger though on the meters instrument out another month. And then we have talked about pitcher's name Johnson stories on this in terms of the pitchers who have made terrific seasons. After putting me in the innings of the WBZ Daisuke being the perfect you remember the that are murky Daisuke to meet and come to spring training. He stayed with his team in Japan. Event what he finally showed up to spring training I was there came a window of the Braves. You strong like 85 miles an hour to a pro basketball remember until I think that we got on the West Coast between July. Is the first on the plate opened fire remember route and they were and he brought it to hold. Geez there's a pro ball what's actually from the hit 93 miles an hour and that was pin from there on in the year 2008 he was fourth Cy Young up and in 2009 is badly at bat after that. And then there's some elements to this including. With a position players. What they're not equipped for it at that time a year is playing ninth inning games and that seems stupid and people say you're stating around. But this happened they're not used to going like John and I were both up in Toronto. For the second WBZ. They're playing on that turf and missed any reference nine innings and in playing. All out full out in March they are not equipped to do it that's why you see you oblique injuries. And all these other entries in and the Red Sox have a lot of examples Youkilis Pedroia double line. And you guys know just from a media standpoint and about being the season receives are being smarter I mean it's I don't how exhausting it is to recover a Major League Baseball team. On the hole and you guys go to a lot of we're gonna go to every road game to guys total lot of road games. And it its eggs I know exhausting you to BI I hear the stories and I totally understand it. So of the people covered the team every day it'll have the even pick up ball at all. Are exhausted what the hell is it like for some of these guys that older or younger and and obviously in better shape. But it is exhausting it is a grind it is a marathon and present a Bogart's not the factory and a 157. Games and be at its peak if he gets even dinged up a little bit this thing misses any spring training or part of the season. Or in our water Rodriguez which are still very concerned about. I held dozen others you don't always kotsay to digital armor something into something else or or a leg soccer. He was thinking about coach guys he's still on the roster he's more that you want clearly I doubt it to think that. You you're you're getting competition for a job on a Major League roster this and even. Bullpen and rotation this is either you play in the major leagues where you play the mileage. And you're choosing to hang out with your buddies in the WBZ. What you wanted to you know even if even if you wanna get the benefit of the doubt and say it's not about being an element but it's about winning for my yeah I don't like it but even if you grants and that. It's still like where are your priorities. Because this is of the World Cup it's not the Olympics in your gonna give up your chance like you said to be in the big leagues. And who knows if mr. Palmer it's bitches well it Steven Wright gets healthy and pitches well. They spent half the year in the minor yes this is your best chance to win a job right now why wouldn't you be doing everything in your. Howard make that. John can you reach out to the president by chance and have trump put a wall around the Netherlands is that it might well prevent the Red Sox go how is that possible or loss and they're gonna in theater Bogart's gonna pay for it. Say anybody who leaves the WBZ cannot get back can't come back out there I would actually sign off on I would. You know I would hope. I think it's happened that job and I'd sign up on that yet we cruise right by us. I wanna know are you won the Rubin hall of fame to his fight people there right now. Is it to vote analysis. With Eddie Andelman who has there is a god ball marks on zone this view it in and Andruw Jones though is what's the big supply what's really funny about a Rubin that it has that been there are many many times. This not a lot of baseball a tepid debate as a baseball fields the minute rule book and go to smaller island. I ethic is like true. Well that there is the block everything he declared this figure scouring the countryside for baseball field. Yes they don't have a baseball field next casino and that's why I have a bit I honestly appeared to every inch of that I own on tours in the three wheeled vehicle I'd been all over the place on that island and you don't see a lot of baseball fields it's. Obviously it is true that your not a big baseball it's becoming a bigger baseball you don't steel autos. Rubin's. There. Six was excited at Rio goes the world's in the six point 77797937. Now do you consider though what you guys stand on you know the WBZ what about the Caribbean World Series where you stand on that. As far as. Yeah yeah it's it's it's yeah you're talking about playing winter ball ticked up by. That we talk about these guys are playing winter ball to get ready to play that WBZ. Team. Iraq got her backwards as this. Where you have you have these guys who there's a reason why Hanley Ramirez doesn't typically play. Ball because you need that on. Like you said. The warriors that we are he as media members know you do what it what it takes to get to a baseball season read healthier. And that is that is why I do not covered games in the winner I'd just sit on my couch and let my body heal up gas. Yeah route does these stores that he has five hour is Florida. He empties to light to build Islam and yes. While I don't know who's it is not working Rockport. In the studio yet for awhile but ma'am working with Chris price whose tremendous. The entire NFL. NFL Sunday. It is to go through that stuff. Followed all realize that chris' all of it. Catching up to the group. Yet while well. As someone who just bought eight point eight at the back over all greens well we'll see about the best of slowly apart after a fusion sugar free stuff for the US though involved it's. All all wrong all of the ones that rob buys they have the word nitro. It's a is that I now live this proteins say they all it is I become a better person. Better worker a better father better announcement that everything well let's look at Arizona's new clothes now. It's the public if my I have I've they've I am much more willing to drive him to active and to get more clothes after taking time to talk about Eddy Arnold sponsors want acts that he just puts him on his back and he racist but he got my blood. Six what 777 I 79370. Backed report we go Sean Watertown and as the WBZ. Question hello Shawn. Say hey guys I did on. 81 John it robs your way all the crickets somewhat by. And I good call we are actually in jetBlue park so windows I'll. Yeah what was what was that about those crickets maybe that beats are processing the scene where on the and I wanted to bring the Florida experience to his weird you'll run collecting crickets the ones who. So. Yeah. That's that's nothing that's why that's exactly what you'll arteries of Florida Florida went. It certainly looks like. IR eight at the pilot gone with what you guys were talking about and I hate that debt Eee PC and I guess by our question news. He that there are I mean what is so we get out of meets even entertaining so. Should vote until a fifteen rolls and then on the Holland who. Firing. Players who knows what a common obligated while apparent to smoke Adobe's in the red light district the red lit district. It all the all the young guns are all golds in the WBZ to aspire to be. You know like David Ortiz yeah. There are tried it they are the I think that made purpose to to limit the doobie smoking in an Alitalia company we have a babysitting tonight does turn out a deputy police but. But you know I shot the thing is is that that you asked why they do it it's the same misguided reason why you had NFL Europe. It's all patriots trying to play game and shine right it's all these places were to make almost went without a lot of luxuries it's just just what no. You can't sell your merchandise fine. But you're not expanding you're not. Taking teams and putting them all these places it's not happening. Second shot. I thought that's who they're appreciated that China that that's telling you guys know we almost bitch almost went to China all I remember this yeah. Yeah like this and thought well we got the flight I mean we have for a couple paella members will come on everything I remember. They gave us an itinerary from China and the first thing it said was. It was a don't base it on to don't don't talk about religion don't complain about smoking don't complain about the bad it's too historic to complain about the Bratton and his whole other list of stuff. Record wide you up and in ways that is selective at viewers that way yeah on the plane dog dog because I don't know that was about it I'd say two months before resources an itinerary and then the stadium wasn't built either sort of like they're gonna place Seattle in an exhibition game. And the stadium wasn't done in times of ultra crickets and we are the big short ticket to 3 o'clock in the morning. Was going to be the time we would admit we've been on but that we get ago when you look at force to. I kind of was actually yeah I thought it was going to be really interesting in the the hotel that Edison was it was really nice I was more about Freddie. As that because Fiat guys have seen that movie Richard your red squares variant rated. He's a New York businessmen to get some residents shine and the whole movie about him getting out of it was just for some. As for murdered any commitments to I was worried about Friday saying the wrong thing or. Garlic noses and I don't know when what we the shot on and Biggio or whatever but it didn't happen. I would just Erica left China has taken it ranks up the best analogy I give right I went to Japan I went to Tokyo restaurants arts. And after surviving city we cross the aisle for seventeen hours of Doug lane on the airplane but. I. It was it was it was a good experience to go there. But it was so dom it was so dumb to to try to force that in to a Major League season and that's what we're talking about we're talking about. This desperation to get to these markets in. In your your sacrificing your main product and so. Our Jacqui and it. Yet and just do weird things that they do as beaten attack the other night they do get huge ratings in Puerto Rico in the Dominican and injured and in some of these other countries. But I just wonder okay so what is the what's the trickle down effect from there at any lasting impact because of it doesn't then there's definitely in Marcelo revert. Marcelo on dale Ali said this right when Cy Young. When they asked about it's WBZ. And he was exactly right person the guys about sets which is I collect my paycheck from the Boston Red Sox and that goes with. Every single one of these guys so I think he what you're saying. They have to be some sort of checks and balances with the teams they are paying these guys to play baseball. It's so if you're if you're putting them in harm's way to not fulfill their contract why would that be acceptable. How we get the commissioners opera house is gonna stop. This is stupid but we are going when I mean I mean no I think I think I honestly the analyses that this'll be the last one. Like it finally hit their senses about the all star game counting now that could take this rant away from me you. And then and I don't know while you know it's gonna fix this trumps them. By the Marlins in disguise a stupid stuff about what is it going to be the ambassador friends speak and that's Jeffrey Loria who go to the video also here chilly tribute best Alaska. So Jeffrey Larson ambassador of France Bobby Valentine to Japan meanwhile what does workers are good I I would be. I was pulled so hard about. The a nickname consideration but he said he's gonna reconsidered two years like or anything to regret irrelevant to me and go to the sushi rapid Japan or the big problem for them doesn't he. I'll say it again. He could have been a good at best. I think a much better bastard and then treatment of the. Our quick Ricky get 6177797. Ignited 376177797. And three sevenths hot stove show until 8 o'clock beach shepherd here. Rob Bradford Johnson Mossad don't they were Fort Myers more over phone calls into more bulbous Red Sox. Rotation as well get your thoughts on Chris Sale who is really good stuff volume that's all we come back or Sports Radio W Rea. Back to feature them on those showed no it's a but at night but fortunately told Ben talking about every Red Sox Bruins. Celtics patriots NFL there's so what do we like 6177797937. V chip with a beer. From WEEI dot com broad reverend John the mossy right down next. At Fort Myers rainy tonight and their little comfortable little crickets but those shows courtroom well. So Chris L boys up or understand is a winning everybody over very quickly is that true. Yeah I was there yesterday when he tucked in there it's like. I can't exactly put it into words like compare to but he's got a nice quiet confidence sort of a no nonsense confidence about him. It reminds me a little bit of Josh Beckett minus all. Jerky. Well wait now wait is that it is free rob Bradford Beckett you know written or post shares. I see the good in every aspect and that's true I would whenever I get depressed whip up that video for me UN rob and then back to fish did the if they get there may get a do we. That was what the most underrated beautiful. Forest off. It's a law where you want to show you on the big show what he called and yes. Yeah when the phone kept drop in Iraq yep I was listening that was used he hadn't done yet done radio I think game. For five years at least until until that time that was the big deal how many F bombs. I don't know I don't him for that nests and post game that was always what I times that it brightness and most games like I don't think Chris Sale. It's going to be done that got out but it but just in terms of like I'm good I know undated. David Price and you look back at. Even in his introductory stuff last year first question right out of chutes is Johnny Miller asking him about the playoff struggles ya and price laughs and then. In I know I have to be better in and you can and you can see that it's something that weighs on him. You don't get that sense at all for sale he doesn't happen is that any post season mr. charisma at all he has now. Is that that kind of failure that's weighing him down just a confident sort of no nonsense someone who's been here for while fourteen hours tackler is also on the club yup. I will say this I did since I think price seems a lot more comfortable. This watch them. Want you in Iraq while part of student don't want a lot of pressures were taken off from price to be yeah quote the million he's the third starter. Yeah and you know he's their third starter so what an oppressor in there would be at bats that pretty big you know watching Kimbrel interactive there's a lot of media down here. The TV people. Even Jim bolt cable last year was looking first deeper roots all the time. And today he was talking with some people you can see it's a very now. I I never ever this is the Coco Crisp last Coco Crisp lesson that idea which is weakened. Tried a digital these guys where to find them in spring training say this is how they're going to be. And it's not a good way to do it this spring training different deporting got a good base everything's good it's relaxed Coco Crisp was awesome. His spring training. By the first week of the season he was this earliest guy you were so obvious so many words I wanna use to describe him and I can't use an idea of its arable. And that's reservation. Was. Swift to save. I believe. And it would be we talk about this every year both retreat what you actually although give me your side of what do we learn all you let me tell you about when I learned all I wanna learn is that the team that wanna see wind stays healthy. That's what I terrible violent. I heard Glen view this the other day you know and I saw to write about it yeah I I take personal notes. On trees are gonna sit on the need themselves. So but I will say this there are things the windows live there are things to learn from spring training you go back to last year. I know the narrative about well the pitchers aren't trying and so when the hitters averaged about nine. I guess. But you look at him mare's Italy premiere last year and we were down here and we are saying listen this guy can play first guy completes first. And we wrote stories about it every time we said it shout outs and no no no no no that's not happening all the way through spring training. And then one happened he could actually play first we learned that from watching him in spring training. And there's other things you can take away now you're right and there are some things where you kick it wrapped up into part particularly with starting pitchers but. You know but it justified my exit counts Wednesday after appearance. Was and I I think it. Ramirez though wasn't as extreme circumstance last year I agree you because. I was worried about embarrassing the games for not being on the bag him being a little farming it got he told everybody what everybody. Was wrong 95% of the people though that that he would be able bought. Here's another one bubbles at a lowest you've got the bent over for ground balls and and you as you watched them you could see that that was going to be a problem and Nixie you know his belt busting and it was a problem. So. It's. I think it defensively. There are some things take it away and in terms of velocity with pitchers. I think there is an element of you get a hitter who gets on a roll and has a lot of confidence Trevor shot Trevor show was another example. Which this guy toward a sprinkler and he carried over in at almost 900 yes for the first few months yeah and that I'll throw bit attendees knotted at queen's and Nottingham last spring but what we did see. Opened our eyes and it's certainly open the eyes of the Red Sox and you asked John Farrell. You know when did you notice that intensity might actually be a factor last year and everyone will point back. And acting yet to play when Jackie Bradley was let's writers sicker subtle enough that he was an emergency call up. He had two hits you've got to see the bat speed yet to see the confidence in so that stuff is real. Now I know you can't put too much way to audit the pitcher. Like to stay if Ellen ports Alan Webster and I was gonna give you two examples one on the outside it's Alan Webster was untouchable ruby de La Rosa and we were talking about these guys like one of them was gonna be Pedro in the other it was going to be Roger. And neither of those things archer and that on the flip side you get a guy like Jackie Bradley. In 2013. Who hit about 900. But the problem was he was always coming in late in games he was always facing double pitches he was always facing guys throwing fastballs. And you ended up putting too much stock. Into what he did in those situations yet to be careful but there are things. A couple of question before that you guys grow let's talk about an attendee for a second in the boil counties. Ball up a little bit right by 1415 pounds and he's a public spot on his should be a lot of products go to one of the most formidable lineups in without Ortiz I ticket will be. Anyway in the majors maybe not as good last year on the countered by it I think it'll be a top. Six office in the American League I really believe that by. How about attending his attitude though luck and the sophomore year for him the what do you expect out of him this season. Yeah I mean that's a great question it as as confident as you might feel him. We felt this way about monkey that's coming into his sophomore year because of what he did down the stretch the previous year and that it took him half a season. The find its footing and menus McKee debts but. So back could have been intended but everything we've seen to this point. Is really encouraging and there is some pressure on him because he's probably gonna bats second. He's going to be at the top of that order in really the difference to me. Between this lineup being talked to were three lineup. And maybe middle of the pack lineup it's him because he's the one guy he sort of be expecting you know what you're gonna get out of McKee. You know you're gonna get out of boat artsy pinkie knowing you're gonna get out annaly. Troy you started out lied and intent is the guy who can really separate this offense. And I'm fascinated to see I don't I don't know if how to translate I think he's a pretty good idea of how to keep a low profile. Not putting the cart for the horse and turned that stuff we saw will middle Brooks. It will middle Brooks great guy. And he had a pretty good rookie you introduction of the major leagues but that he showed up in light of a leader this team normally use team. But Entebbe is I think going to do his best to stay in the shadows in and that I think that goes. A little ways are there approach you'll final question and brought a puddle send the ball before sobered it up again. As far as what we learned last year we'd about about Hanley Ramirez what in your guys' opinions you think we are going to find out about probable center mall during spring training. Yeah I think we're gonna find out and I could be totally wrong what is just so I feel we're gonna find out that the wait was not the issue for problem. That it's age it's diminished skills in that. He he's not going to be as terrible as it was before when he could move. But we're gonna be like this is all there is that's that's my fear with Pablo that we're gonna say that that's it. I think we'll get to spring training and Demps or get the regular season and they'll be some discomfort because. We'll be OK but not great. But there's not a lot of other options.

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