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Bradfo Sho, Ep. 13: The man who the Red Sox got for Clay Buchholz

Mar 1, 2017|

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox minor league infielder Josh Tobias, the player the organization got in exchange for Clay Buchholz. Tobias, as it turns out, may be one of the most interesting players in Red Sox camp, not only offering great stories about finding out about the trade, but explaining his interest in space, books and UFOs.

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Add road show. That might open definitely probably would have brought that I don't. Wearing where you don't know what you're stupid Brad broad show. That's delicious. So I was throw in the backfield and jetBlue park looking for a guy. You for a guy who. Was traded. To the Red Sox for clay buckle or go back to the clay buckles trade we're all wondering what are they gonna get for Clay Buchholz. They're gonna get something big. Clay Buchholz legitimate top of the irritation pitcher potentially. And then all the sudden. The name Josh the bias came across the line. Josh to bias is the guy big Red Sox got for Clay Buchholz so I wanted to find out. Who this guy was is really known have been talking about him except for those one or two days. After the clay buckled the thought finally found Josh surprise guy who was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the tenth round. And there's some people who know bottom obviously the Red Sox dole bottom that's why they identified him one guy who knows about it but the guy who drafted him Ruben Amaro. First base coach for the Red Sox who used to be the GM for the Phillies. Amber might some play your support against Vanderbilt so some very for a series or so swings the bat well from both sides baseball player. Mine a little bit of Micah Terry Pendleton type of guy Sammy Terry. Whether you reach that level. Of success and I don't know but. Actually develop on both sides runs okay. Place at placed second and third Todd or someplace third base quickly moved to second guess with the Phillies and went over there. Please baseball player you know like play. Enjoys playing swings the bat very well to do that from the left side and we liked the liked him as a senior signed. When when the Red Sox are about to make this trade and talking a gust call Obama and I you that you had some conversation about an idea touch all the bases. What when they brought his name up what was your reaction. I'm Mara liked the kid I mean like the way goes about our plan I think he's got a chance via. And equality it. Equality if he's not an everyday hands of being the president of being an everyday certainly screening that probably has a pretty good chance be of a these utility type player somebody that's when the bat from both sides off the bench or something like that but. You know we just unum when we drafted him Johnny down Crosby and as a baseball player in and good kid loves to play the game come a baseball rat and you know those guys you can never measure just tools on those guys you have to measure a lot of things and one of them was to becomes Harden hadn't he's one of those guys like that baseball Soviet sincerely progresses. So fortunately once they found the byes are and it was it down of them forty extensive conversation and as it turns out. He may be one of the most in trusting players in the entire. Red Sox spring training and I'm not that's not hyper rowly. That's the truth. After talking with him for twenty minute you'd be the judge. He is a fascinating fascinating guy who clearly if that deep deep thinker. And he talks all about only baseball about being traded. Throw our clay buckle and that shortstop. By. Some of the stuff that he's into in terms of space then. Man. Time travel and UFOs. Than what he's studied in Florida and his contrast and it is. He's a fascinating guy he is the guy I am doubling as the most interesting. Player. In the Red Sox camp but fortunately I was able sit down there for about twenty minutes on a golf cart jetBlue park here artists. So after our first question take me through that day take me through that day where you're waking up in the morning a member of the for Philadelphia Phillies organization in all Suns. You're all over the Internet that's a pretty funny story because of I was in Columbia South America at the time and I just spun back. From a wedding in Miami that. The ninth the day before us now is tired. And I got a call like it caught and falsely who uses those on a number on my what's that I had no clue what this salt like hanging house like hello. Yeah those are played on another series or Jordan is like a judge Jose romance with the Miami professional voice on us and I Asia. And now he's like yeah I guess news for and I know it's not a single he's got traded to reds of felt like our right as time. He's a Gary initiated stuff and great to have you know because he's saying so and I they hung up he didn't tell me he's just a pitcher Bowden whose forward Mike. What I count pitcher was up there Islanders. I told comic and Tony I got traded I don't know his voice again it's awesome so. Then like I'm back in the top and I found this or blown out Jose. I know some claim vocal on the eve of training so connecting through three days I fumbled. Analysis when they crazy you mean just being in a different country those crazy kids here and that. Obviously you said if you don't know we're going to be traded for you traded for pitcher if you are going to be traded for somebody. It's been to be traded for a guy in clay buckles has to the Mitchell the eggs are in this this this is a feather in my cap you wanna resume builder bonuses this is pretty good. I had F women is to reach out to me and it's also a huge opportunity and the tennis center and that's something they saw something in me if they wanted to they. Giving up two different years and I'm grateful to them for believe me enough to attain every year. So so take me through so you get that initial shock. Take me through path there. In the moments after you are you a Google machine are you try to figure out anything and everything are you calling people you were former teammates in the Florida guys the organization. Bryant Johnson some other guys tell take me through. The moments after. The scuffled some superlative you'll like I'll talk about myself at all like I told my roommate who was a catcher the Phillies also sell America against a treaties and it's awesome. I call my dad a follow my best friends from college. And I takes a few of my friends and I was in that I'd. I do wanted to see like. What what actually someone told me I got to change this thought it was like do was go out and realize that. After that he was kept helmets I mean at the two articles on my phone but it. After cat and mouse like because I was in winter ball mainly for the Phillies and they asked me canceling our eyes on. I called the Red Sox 68 hesitating like come on come to know it's kind of tired and finally here and getting come on. So I can't surprise her parents for Christmas that I don't come until like. December 28 and I came on the 22 December actually and I knocked on the door on the morning and surprise them all so that's a pretty cool. Yes celebrate when half the trade the biggest win was the fact your parents at that. To see unity you're gonna see so that if it's already been your world has taken a turn for the better immediately. Mean it's definitely has nothing he's experienced and we never have. Happier for him as being. Mean Twitter so it's been like it's nothing else training at one point I don't think so we're like the I'm not like ally I'm not I don't Shalit missed all of them want to like taken him like hell yeah I wanna I was I was also. Is it from going to let Stephanie. Something I'll never forget it. And so when you're clay buckles on the clay buckles is we're looking at it I mean with every time clear buckled his name came up and trade. It was crazy you know you're like oh my goodness this that's going to be an enormous trade like you said. This is a huge feather in your cap that you were traded for Clay Buchholz do you go in look at. Important I don't know if you are familiar with glee buckles. Do you look at what his numbers were do you look at what he'd done do you look at what is exactly has the luxury tax threshold you look at any of that stuff. I mean I saw it and I was like wow like I guess is that they say his name off that wagon knew exactly who was in my forties on the Red Sox and how long he's been in his. Super crazy just to be a part of that. I mean I didn't even looking at any of that status that he is seen as any notoriety. So do go back an hour to go back a little bit in terms of who who you are beat says that was the thing I'll tell you charge. One of the most read stories are told people that's what most read stories we've hosted was who is the guy who they traded for Clay Buchholz. That's the. Mean. I'm pretty. Most people think I gonna see kinda goes TC draft I would just like the exact opposite I'm not attach on to relate back do you mean. Welcome fundamental planning came after the game hard. I'm playing serious guys joke around all time I mean BC CBC is coming in Palin makes he has guys mean. I mean I love. Academics of overeating. I mean SO so Owens said to me today that you're really Smart. So I say yeah I know you only talked about yourself. But okay if we're gonna talk about the Faxon and and we talked about achievement what is your best if we're if I'm missing someone in he's really Smart what is your best. I thought. Academic achievement. We know how to get my degree years before I was a G a science and art science major so just in that degree and have been granted after four years ecology is probably one of my. That's academic achievement as well as Macon and the honor roll every all years of my senior 'cause like up. I kind of senior caps and classes in the kind of typical doozy or else I am I. A graduate of like at two anonymous a three of a's decide to maintain that all yearlong sentence geology and yet it was geology major and I mean. Is this like offset geology and excellent geography like little than me Jerrells and what do. They so now you're you're you're mixing geology in me urology and also so what what did you if you onto the baseball what was the what was the plan. I was in your back in my masters Nina PGA Sony professor on there that I wanted to. It's either status he floors they like ground lot of movement Florida tonight. 'cause I mean there's plus and post player honestly and make a check houses are suitable suitable to build up on top of this experience tells Princeton in the except a couple. Classless geology of Florida and just what's underneath Florida. Didn't see that you just convince me you are intelligent edited by the fact that you actually. Went to class in Florida because I guess I would go and give Brian Johnson crap and say you know real athletes and University of Florida could never go to pot possibly go to class. I see like. I enjoyed an unlikely ever earlier get a cause I enjoy it like going to class and how is a really we've never taken like I wouldn't take I take I wouldn't take no I think you're right it's right in class they can do that because I was learning thing. Solid is listening I'm refusing to be listening 'cause I think he's gonna retain more than here right all of them are done keywords. It's like listens want to just talk about stuff it was awesome name knowledge. Those talks are still talks on our press is now like you faced with and so we're pretty good friends and Tyson nice loved and that's not. So now you're driving around for Myers too late to business ankle there's a cinco listen. Not a man with a you can't can't even make an honest and right there I don't know I think you have the sixth time since he Internet by the success and again a good job when I run them I I'd notice I was you know looking at some old stuff from the new keeper league video was super pirate happy like oh yeah laser beams out of my ass that would be cool. I I I'll as the agency as still an engine Thanksgiving here movies and all of makes no marvel and DC united. A lot has all time awesome on my there where he agency for years so so in terms of the baseball stuff if you if you get drafted as a senior in Florida. And you have a really good senior year did you go about where you thought you would you which was the tenth round or did you think Jordan go higher and then when you did get drafted. Says okay I'm on my way and I'm going to be in the major leagues or might might. My plan is to be in the major leagues by X amount years. Yeah I mean. On the south side he's just letting it Jets nineteen year man had a great senior year I mean. I didn't like how Tim you're right I just wasn't gonna say no but I mean I was resistance in an attempt down game opportunity in mean. Planned for years ecology not in effigy here thank you see some hindsight it's like no I mean baseball's not going to be. There forever so I do you know if you draft you junior. I didn't play great the first half I played like the second half the Atlanta. Going a couple of definite must game drafting Glenn talked name by solid summer school excellent but. I just after I got castles and I'm a play as hard as I can for as long as I can know whether it be 23. For years now and get their thing at second makes a big leagues I mean that's my feet and missed it like and those things that make these but as I work towards our play towards. So when you lose so you get drafting in the Phillies organization what would be and once you see what you're doing what you're going up against collier. How professional baseball works did you feel OK you know I can do this I can actually function I can actually this can be a legitimate goal make them make. Well yeah definitely mean going through the first sort seasoning of a first full season last year and you play it's got their top prospects I can and does not. That doesn't mean how much better than me Sammy can gauge your. Abilities and I think it's a good thing as a player deal to gauge it goes in and you can tell like you're not good enough like I think he would tell if you want to work on her. Way your way to compare to the best competition I think in the night. I think author of the best I think that. I have a great shot at playing and anything I can plain things they don't have any doubts and I couldn't function I couldn't produce of their what's your best position. Second or third I mean I think they're also a cause of my second the past two years and just being opportunistic. The game and when people say what do you think that you do well the people might not say you do well and there's going to be the reason that you end up going into the Michelin. That that people sing I don't do well I mean I get a lot not from my defense and has done a lot better in the past two years and you know keep him on I mean. I mean the main thing I did this hit yes Ty got after them tonight. And making money so I'm making the days it is gonna make you money you're making nine you know money's not what I play for obviously him not Clippers some acclaim. That's what I think it gets overlooked my defense sometimes and people don't know that network on the art than anything in his analyst has over the past few years. So when you when you go get traded to reds starts do you immediately say not only you sailed Carroll doesn't know as a second you know so and so as a third. But also this is Susan AAA is Susan double AD start with him of that. Nominees and Evelyn I'm not like a nice focus on myself like I got a chance like all right time for no relation I mean. They seem playing for a mis timed keep doing out there and that got me Jets that got me playing on the present this. He played well on species so let's get a chance and just play artists and intensity and come. So what don't know about you with so tell me something that people people don't know about because you know I do I can go all the live long day but. But united on Bryant Johnson beyond and show me the video you dancing in my stance that I know that. No the your nickname is Toby in need DJ Toby and I at all this place hotel these something. Deep deep deep just all along here. As a are you says you said that you like you know comic books are not comic books but. What's the tattoo. One this is truly blessed on my and thought myself. I've won that says the same things align and then I'd across on this armor there. And I think some people home and man Harry looked cheerful lot yeah. So so you talk to a redeem him is different levels reading. It is is aware of what's the if you talk about reading what you pretty. Scary sideline looks like I don't. Harry Thomas was a flurry a lot of I read a book out called Childrens eyes of people like. Earth is. Natalie Morton nuclear awards are trying to find a single planet. Which I think actually that's the Villanova they like a secret like space travel muscling. Like harrah's these nasty got an all time. And my secret like one that we're gonna live on Mars and that her somewhere night. Black holes in my space time continuum on super and that night please see the martian yet in the martians in a stellar. Policy was a new one that's Tim up a few months ago was. Trails called. The passengers. He had yet now it don't bother me like damn that's on the demand on secret knowledge space travel one night you believe in your folks Alia definitely. Haven't seen him another out there and there's. And thin and none of planets out there we don't know about his. In the candidate in anything when the people out there. So why news. Is it that you don't see when I'm not need thereby by it's by you read about it you see the move is everything else. What is the what is he most convincing argument or will most convincing example. Of you if you're reading a book you said this happened so I really think this happened and I really think you slow success. There was a movie that was the name of the movie was it was DBs when you were you weren't born yet. That was about the league being it abducted by aliens of course you have the latest one of the Amy Adams. There's all there's certain things like in history can read about them like. That's ancient people have like drawn like hieroglyphics of like. Cravings and I believe in god to us I mean. I think that aliens add a comment like shed some light on us because sneaky thing about like certain things that happen like. I'll think humans have gotten the knowledge we've had just on our own understanding we've gotten a little bit of help from some places. I mean I'm pretty sure you close finding out things or things just meteors and tell us some things like guys they hit some sort noises and there's some some of the minute and is not just planets. Contact to them over. Jodie Foster really in house yeah Australia and thank god. Certainly can't claim that you're close or far that's a good one I mean honestly that. He is clearly is good talking a little bit about this because this could. Because it seems like you're pretty deep thinker woods talked about another book to you know res scifi New Zealand when you dive in the book what are we Tug of war and he sort of went our. I mean scifi as I mean now but like. Over the offseason are at Angels and demons by him as a some movie the movie Biron and and there's on a solemn look they make a movie or not read them yeah I did I'd now ask you don't want this at a Washington Washington here at that and I are at the one. Dan Brown eyes aren't that and move but caught in front I was citizen and they've got to infer usually get I mean like that that's not where it. It's almost like conspiracy theories like and he's seen in puzzle they illuminati in my. How they're trying to. I basically take over the world I mean if you think that's him I haven't if this miserly mean. That package you know like that's the thing used to do you start reading it start watching her. Maybe maybe maybe I read that and I think about it I mean just like the history behind it like having an inside the bag and stuff like an inferno he wins a Vatican and the DH had actually spent lay. I'll play on the road to Alex he displayed was paralyzed like 13 of the population. Because in his mind. Published in the population keep going dryness that was a draft on him to grow until we can't contain anymore and he wanted to try to match them against saint ourselves now. It's tough talk about this group with your teammates and their view like a beauty and you must it must be hard fight teammates who actually. Our thinking on the same level in a few people like him on and had a few guys now I can't remains on a few guys that. We talk now before I mean some guys we'll talk about Ike Taylor are Mitchell Thomas and Andre nights like lately like. If thing about this and and he might mean my brother living council as he was a these guys peace DNA in a scout articles. And that's why. It is chemistry is like nano particles in the event Simien him out like really deep policies and also like this now also we lost the same shows here we've what's he do. Brother do what's his name I want to give improper publicity Ames nine utilize surgery like home he's still he just graduated like. Maybe three weeks ago so he's just apply to jobs now I mean. Think he's got one he's gonna get into maybe California you have your smarts are Alia my cup is file odd to Brad Arnold MIA. My danys doctors my mom just got a doctor's two weeks goes well and administration principal and administration. I Bettis had his doctors to. Two was there when your dad with two dead doctorate what what's he do all you think me and my mom or both like administrative so they use a pencil points in college professor. Hamas in a painful for a pass like 87. Or eight years. And Bryan Brothers fighting and do something and I know what you must do. And my act in other sisters who works in college season and we admissions counselor. And my older sister channels around hospitals working on how to communicate with the staff via the customers as possible like them personal hospitals again use your your way too Smart to become a professional baseball player I mean. It doesn't right now don't we got some options behind me that means. I can that they perceive when baseball's number one right now is. Here here here I am thinking that your biggest talent balance of that on you know Sosa want to sit down dinner talked about days I'll talk to 23 hours about it a lot that's hard. I don't you know not two or three hours but he QB in a nutshell. We're gonna say and I actually saw you know this I saw your tropical smoothie cafe. Identify if I knew you like a million now I would've said it is mischief that health not protein sic which have gotten for. Fifteen straight days now and this of talk about space gimme gimme if you if you say to me fifteen minute commute fifty make conversation Bell's face what would it be. I mean. I don't think I start I start somehow we know about black holes and like a summit today. Some Osama Thomas an illusion also it will be volatile black hole actually is an illusion because you know that the next rather it's a mixed up and time it's on makes his. Times relative really I mean. They're hard to measure time as a tunnel that that's a tough match how. There's so many different LT is out there I mean. And my Galaxy isn't like our Galaxy is all the planets there is Martinez saw others put him on you believe in time travel. That's I mean. That is weird inning because kind of hard to be NT two places at one time I mean he's out there back and the effect now mess ups and stuff I mean. The stuff we don't know I mean that's appeal that's a Michaels who think that if he'd fallen to black hole that you thought could tomko or. You can trash like gravity for it to happen excellent I guarantee you we I would not be having this conversation Clay Buchholz. Definitely and deathly interesting item pretty nerdy. And I. I think it I think and I like at a wedding I mean I'm not lacking in power stations tires if I meet a girl like I psychotic or whether. Tonight you wearing down as my lead by police who say that's that's not a huge aphrodisiac talking about and that's I mean all I mean mother as the work react task as it works for you before. Yeah I mean I've met a girl one time randomly I was I was at a restaurant and Saddam's son Ellis allowed materials like is we've now. It's not like point eight minutes about like. The complainants base school mail nothing more than in the interest in some putts at it works for certain people this and buddies that he me that it. That's great while I don't want to ever take a body over time I do look forward to argue with you again it was good to get to know you a little bit. Because again though we knew you as this one reason I wanted to argue is every ruin to say if we got to get trees clay buckles. So the outlook for a target the guiness thanks so much for Jonas on a problem that you're much.

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