May 1, 2012|
Paw Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks called in to D & C this morning to talk about his hot hitting to begin the season. Will touches on what's been the key to his success, why he chose baseball over football, and his future as the next Red Sox third baseman.
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It is the fourth and final hour Dennis and Callahan 100% of the people in the Red Sox organization will tell you that will middle Brooks is -- Red Sox third baseman of the future. He's putting up eye popping numbers at the Duckett will join us on the AT&T hotline AT&T forgy LPG good morning well you're after a pretty good spring I'd say would you agree. -- -- -- -- pretty well -- a player. Are you itching to get the big leagues or do you think you need a lot more work to be done on your game down there before you get here. I think everyone looks here that's and to -- Amir Orwell who work regular work so off. A committed very it'll work it'll Erica. Are you ready you're ready for a call up be ready for the big leagues will. Yeah you know -- Personal outlook so yeah. You know the opposite Robert bug your marching merits or so. Notre got to make that decision though would do that's so. When you see guys that you know guys like Bryce Harper get called up at nineteen and a guy like mark Mike -- called up a guy or or when you see a guy like Josh Redick -- third. And play for a big league team I mean not a good team -- a big league team. I you'd jealous -- you think and if I were only in some -- in in any worse or if I weren't such a good organization with some depth. It's such talent at the big league level already big in the big leagues. Marvin about it on the would have to notes at all also proposed and also their career and for pricing you know they're ninety -- that -- -- will. Don't know wouldn't have also. -- your batting 3489 home runs 27 RB IO BP 396 slugging seven -- OP a -- a little for one fair enough I believe 27 games. Why the ball up the numbers was that eight AP I. That's what to do with what -- quick start will. You know I you know I appreciate your last year at all it felt real -- for them -- -- for -- to build on this year and -- probably you know had a little bit to do with any of my body you know. A lot better shape than they taught me how to you know secure my body. So I came there was -- also divert it still a wonder command America's statement and all around server that -- a good player and I wouldn't hurt your life. How much muscle did you -- at API and I believe you paid your own way to go out there but you haven't seemed to lost any outlet the system is effort sent. Yeah I'm not really have -- -- that much muscle men and they had a spot found that it looked more tourists. Flexibility and -- we -- to a lot of your who work and you learn. And our recruiting gain that much muscle. So what now well I mean UB 24 in September if Youkilis hits. And stays healthy -- what happens to you you waste all these home runs all these RBI down and AAA. You know open in the other words that are at all. You know like a -- or not gonna work -- I don't know on I'm not only player -- our complaints or third or being a part of the order in my early so you know and -- -- and ready to better. Did you think in the offseason your name came up the rumors came up to the you might end up in Oakland I'm really instead of rhetoric against ray Andrew Bailey. -- did you hear those rumors and B did you get excited they can. That's team you could hit in the middle line up for like relics to a. All you know are a part of it is so but I have bodies and everybody else's you know economy -- -- it's either. But you know I really don't buy into -- lesson taught here from the -- that -- you know -- you know molester was not. Seems like you're still young. But even then -- on the mind is working your way up since you're eighteen correct I -- right out of high school. Eighteen years old you've been -- lol in Salem and Portland in the pocket. Is is the progression then what you expected is this kind of the way it works every step of the way just get better and better and then. And eventually get that call and you imagine yourself staying in the big leagues for 1213 fourteen years. Coming together but that's -- plan I was always told them. You know I always thought of myself -- I don't know what locked ward got a year die and there's no -- and he didn't matter and you know learn from failures earned I think so far it's exactly without. Will you worry very highly regarded high school quarterback -- believing how to. Scholarship offer to Texas say in a -- baseball over football what do you like better about baseball. Well mellow there's not a lot of pop who worked out you know let them a but -- -- I grew up around football but we are apartment that but it -- and so -- coached. Order was for only 1215 years and he's been he's -- coach in. All sports -- almost thirty years now so. -- outlook also threw an upper love and then. Baseball really didn't start. You know he's not and so my junior high school. They start to look like oh you know maybe maybe -- he dropped it goes I didn't know anything about it. -- opportunity and then. You know or -- -- for a start -- in -- park turned down and they'll start your career breeders' early. I have in front of me a a print out from Sox prospects dot com bottom of it ever gone on that website but it did it just chapter and verse about. All the positive things you do but -- they always do in the scatter report that they nitpick and find a couple of the things. -- -- find out if you think this is accurate and this is this a party you're -- needs work. Aggressive hitter. But needs to learn to be a bit more selective as he progresses through the upper minors. Then defensively and stand to improve ranged to his left by stabbing less at the ball and taking another step. Those accurate. -- -- I hope opener step out of all the Lola will. Oh everywhere and -- -- -- -- you know -- an extra rain records are sure. Well what about -- that'd -- looks like. A little more selectively aggressive hitter needs to be a little more selective. Yeah out telegraph without earlier in my career I was I was almost passive you know. Saw me that's a change in my game I made it being aggressive and not ominously -- on that happens but I'm not trying to hit singles. Good stick with that we have enough. Passive hitters yes and -- enough of these guys who were trying to be too selective go up there and -- You talk about your offense approach it's all fields power approach. Will -- -- you know like go out there and a little in the last year what I did well on regular what I do well -- support the ball middle middle well well -- -- are -- -- -- and Charlton and you know this -- -- being consistent and not so well that it's here earlier outside a public about. You said footballs in the rear view mirror did you follow the draft and Brandon Sweden I mean it's not. In the rear view -- yet you're still young at. -- -- -- Army that bit of recovered a bit longer now but I mean all of sport so warmup clothes from my grip throughout most organized here. Michael thanks. Output cycle -- welcome so that's although local. And Ryan mallet share your body do you think mallet. Sees the his future in new -- -- and -- waiting until Brady is all the grand retired does he expect to -- trade in place somewhere else. It doesn't go to be honest -- I was I don't know that he doesn't know much it is. You know that would be very local circuit was very unique unique in in -- somewhat harder. When will says he likes to be around football has been around football is life he takes that even -- social part of life are you still dating -- Dallas cowboy cheerleader. I'm lecturing periods. Now of getting bitten out -- -- good for you. Are you waiting for get a get it done she's you know. Telescope that's what that was -- was quarterback -- -- that smoke about two hitter and a hell Santana and Santana got that got drafted by the Dolphins and -- to 23 is -- why you married he says. -- -- -- -- Perhaps trick Noriega but I -- yeah. She's not thrilled about spending a life and put -- -- you've got to get that calls. She'll do a lot more comparable in Boston I can assure you say it was yesterday justice they scheduled day off for you. Yes they premier. Or second one of the year so comment on the order imposed. Well you know since the fingers Guerrero right uses it well. Are you have you been told that when you get the call it'll be as a full time third baseman I mean there's no chance. You're called up as a bat off the bench or play any other position is there. -- we have no idea I have no idea so. -- -- -- -- -- -- Would you would you object to that I mean would you rather. Be a pinch hitter in the big leagues are full time third base and keep doing what you do and putting up those numbers and stuck it. I mean. You know I honestly -- look to do whatever they are over the did you hear our results in order. If you spent to signing -- inspired Moshe got what five years ago right. That they're signing -- -- -- -- already. Should not you know our most probably better and there are. Open it up you don't -- in the very. And seemed to must've bought something you were eighteen years old to -- 925000. What does an eighteen year old do when 900 grand. -- Arturo. -- let me guess a Toyota Tundra. -- -- -- An Avalanche. And you still haven't. Do you still haven't yet -- so do you go to all the cowboy games and cheer for the cheerleaders. At cheer or curator at the. -- -- a big one album remote. Is she is she currently active cheerleader for the Cowboys are retired she just in this -- last year. Today and go out there are on dirt oval itself Shia should I go about it for a year -- about about. That's politics -- hoosiers forever you're -- what you gonna do now. The Nazis should make -- the school she you're gonna promote justice. Just -- right now also -- -- there -- there are a lot. You get pulled over by Moscow feels like surrender -- -- at bat I surrender to a it will -- Brooks thanks for the time good luck continued to test out of the tackles the here in Boston sooner rather than later. Will Brooks -- Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T outline AT&T forgy LT he was speeds up the ten times faster than three GAT and T rethink possible and. If he were in Oakland -- in -- organization or in Washington with the national. How long ago would he have been in the big leagues obvious three years Darren and now and that's I mean it's not obviously his numbers taken a big jump this year but he would be easily if he stays down there and it's September call us. He'll be here. When he turns twenty. -- yet hasn't Bobby Valentine made it very very clear that when these guys come up the go -- is of the world and the middle Brooks of the world when -- come up he wants them to play. He doesn't want the rotting on the under the bench at the full timers when they get here but I also think it O'Grady's stinks. At 200 yeah a couple of and it analysis is excellent yeah it's apples. Seattle's Bobby club now it's just -- -- but think about it. Every moment hits in the pocket. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- In a groove Indies on something and he clearly has. Why wasted Tripoli when he can be doing -- -- got a third baseman right now. -- don't know I saw him last night -- -- go public or little books is right right yes he could hit lefty. He could it go up there -- shear off this table right here is is a bat and a hit point. So last night the third -- you have in Boston. Was far inferior to the one yen to but the problem is it would be spot -- -- -- on one of these people. Follow you know that tradition is I want to think outside the box like I do outside the -- -- -- middle Brooks appear to let it -- on the end of the bench and have those skills that you're witnessing -- -- a road because of it activity that's what Bobby bell to an idea for him -- -- every day you're taken BP everyday you work and out every day again at least one happen key spot. And with the way Youkilis go on it full time third baseman. Episode enough when you just a delicate injury goes on the DL -- middle that's what they set about Wade Boggs who sat down and then in the minors to this point 40 yeah because all they had -- -- -- That's for won a batting title while Wade Boggs is one of the great hitters of all time yeah and they left them down. In and in the minus six years it means they handled his career correct no absolutely not here -- -- that when he thought we got a Major League ready -- -- -- -- -- so what do you think if they had called my putting was 23 that he would've been a head might not ago. It might not. Have. Been huge toll free number 8885250850. DNC right back --