Apr 12, 2017|
In a Bradfo Sho short, Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina joins Rob Bradford to talk about some of his early takeaways from watching his new team, including the comparison of Andrew Benintendi in his first April to Mike Trout when he experienced his first full big league season. DiSarcina also offers interesting insight into how different Xander Bogaerts is now compared to when he was mentoring the shortstop as Pawutcket's manager four years ago
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Add road show. That's my open definitely probably would have brought that's my old. Eric where you don't know what you're stupid you. Brad boat show. That's delicious. Special emergency brat votes show up because after. About a week's worth the games maybe about ten games depending on when you listen this we have to check it and and and really get the lay of the land. And take stock of where rat and there's no better person. For his second ever podcast appearance the bench coach Gary decent you know at 22. To reflect and sit in the this is what I thought this team was and now this is what I know this team to be or at least think this team to be so. Gary first ball thank you for coming and it's my pleasure appreciative. So let's go to analyst we I aides said do you emirate talking foxwoods in really when I was comparing Jimmy unfair comparison Mike Trout and keep that. And you say how you Mike Trout could hear him coming around third I know what what will keep that is going to be like this haven't been around him. And just doesn't have to be Trout bats or anybody else bond is curious where some of things have jumped out. Two you had not having been with a team only seen this team from across field now that you have been the bench coach for the Boston. Well you know in regards to new Q it's it's unfair because he has them at this time you know when you get sticky you know we. He disappeared route to three or four days and I think it's unfair to really compare. From the season to now. Just because it's timing is not there is not on the flow of things just get back into rhythm. Obviously stands is in spring training is for our ability his ability to drive the ball in some batting practice and we came driver of the ball all fields. On the ball you really jumps off his bat. His mentality to win it becomes a ballpark every day has been impressive. One of the things are really have stood out as you know been intended because Dario had anointed him coming into spring training anything about this kid. And I've the most impressive thing with with him suspend his ability just to roll with things he doesn't get too time. Doesn't get to load he'll turn around content Lannan in spring training in Orlando we turned around ninety mile an hour fastball for a homer on. We'll hit the ball the other way he is such a sweet swing and he doesn't get rattled and I think whether it's a left your argument. On the mound throwing hard or soft. Hit second in the lineup for the Boston Red Sox these just haven't really cool mentality and it's been a joy to be around. Ask him how he is every day's time even when he's thrown up in the outfield instrument playing any outfield coming in thrown out that that one day get sick with the flu there but. Arm he's you know he's stood out there has been impressive. You know Alexander gone for the majority of spring training and then now start to see him. You know get his legs his sea legs arms and play a little bit more here you know he disappears too for the bereavement. It's his play at shortstop missed about his arm strength and I was moving his feet. He didn't do those things from me in 2013. Pedroia doesn't stand out because I know he's all about him playing you know him from playing 1012 years played against last three years. He's obviously the heart and soul of team and it's it's a great feeling. Watching him walk up to leadoff the game because he's kind of the heart and soul of the organization to the team and you know the little guy that goes up there and fights and fights and fights and has talent gets base hits to anatomy space and so. You know Mitch Moreland to me I knew what he was all about you broke the news to him and it was a gold glove in I knew what it was all about the three years and he killed listen in and you just kind of a quiet. Assassins sent down the line up 67 and just a base hits and click go to a defense. Pandas that are out in on the little soft venerable last year so you know this for interest and no struggle right now understood. Couple of hit home runs hit series have really turned games around and got some momentum gets in the back in the game yesterday. Colombia's district does that compare everything Mike Trout. Just wanted to do. You mentioned Bennett sent me an actor compare but I tell me in my Trout but. We've had this narrative there's no shame and struggling your first full April in the major leagues Pedroia did in 2007. Move keep bats did it. And I think I remember Trout doing a little bit as well. Tom can you talk about Ben and tennis mentality how you kick is there any comparison at all they're just say they know what I'm grinding it through anything is gonna come my way. I'll be okay. You have the different personalities among Mike he's really outgoing and you know you may not seeing in the media celebrities really don't we play very plate full. Borderline silly at times of some things he says and does and he's more when you the go wanted to go market it like that eighteen year old high school kid that's experience everything for the first time with the big league level but yet. He's won two MVPs and as a unit romance body run around a little kid. Bailey's just Ryo he street bullies a street street has history Daryn you know not much bothers them as quiet person out it was much more quiet. But rolls with it and you know. Mike Trout the same way he has about a bat he just rolls with that goes in the next separate each and every at bat for both these kids. To separate and distinct so they have one at bat whether they do really well it may have a home run that it doesn't really carry over to the next step cuts which is good because when they're struggling and they have. You know for Trout their two game wall you know Wear them pretty bad at bats were for the rest of the world it's you know you're tornado that's we five. They don't really get higher and they really don't get -- we just have different personalities different ways of going about it. The both both there but to me into trouble Q there to both. Just have that every game mentality and that's our you have to go about it you can't be. Play in this game of football player you know you have to you know the play once we get to kind of go about it every day and just come come composed. Come prepared and those guys definitely illustrates. Last question because I know you got to go because this team is he gonna bench coach itself. Com as you mentioned Bogart and people forget you you were the straw that stirred the drink when I came to develop the program I know that you lost out anyway. But it was interesting to hear you say that Q looks a lot different and all of the little things that he has has done that you noticed. Is it even more I think you realize because every time we were go to Anaheim who can you say what you think is in avoca it's pretty easy even more than what you. Understood even last year. Well I see it has worked in his early work with with with Brian Butterfield when he comes out in Auburn touches his ground you know his mic and throws in shorts of a catcher to first base my duty I just see the doctor said the footwork. The efficiency of his work there and his body awareness and so much more aware of his party no worries feet around the room. His arm slots you know pretty much the same every time those things weren't apparently weren't around in 2013 he was just. You know while pero they're just trying to make plays didn't really concentrate on working on angles. You know he works on angles and and early we're we're Brian I just feel like he's the type of kid that when I had a mines is coming to him on track and then just pushed him up towards Brian and Bryant's really. Taken control and taken. Good grasp of where he wants to bring him and that's to be in every day all star caliber type of player at shortstop leadership position. Cambodia dozen little things that he does during games were his communicate with Pedroia in his communicate with sample. He's donated and check in with pitchers times those things were not there 2013%. Sometimes it turned around and comes back to the field you know turn around look at him in the dugout that's what you do and be. He's looking in Pawtucket he's pocono over the fence and we talked about what is it about what. And he's not doing that anymore we got to put. And talk we have put pegs down for straightaway. Little little Marcus warm out on the field just so we know she knows where to play here he doesn't need them. I think the maturity and growth comes with the experience. You know 201415. Were really great years or meaning to me his growth happened during those years. When you struggle is usually when you learn the most about yourself and I think he's come as a player he's understood the book the lower half and how to use the student. And the ability to make the play of the hole and uses Armin. But the number one thing that I seasons efficiency practicing you know. He's not undertaken semi five ground balls are here taken thirty or forty ground balls as what he's doing the proper. He's doing an instruction care Brian and so he's been a joy to be around them quicker so we missed some ones in spring training and when you have leadership. Roll position gone for 34 weeks to fill it. You know we went home first bereavement I was track and this is a good feeling knowing that I don't cure we're hits in the lineup known results for. Who's behind making plays at shortstop of the excellent direction as Gerry Callahan and ask for tickets from India. No. I just point and directive or towards a stick it like I said before. Chip on number five or six times too good mood thanks so much Garrett.