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Curt Schilling: John Farrell has a presence the Sox need

Oct 23, 2012|

ESPN MLB Analyst Curt Schilling joined D&C to give his take on the Sox bringing in John Farrell as manager and what he learned from his experience in Toronto. Curt touches on why pitching coaches struggle as managers, what effect the players liking Farrell will have on his ability to manage, and if he is overqualified to be the Sox skipper. He also talks about the confidence he has in Farrell’s ability to handle everything the Sox will throw at him, if he can fix Lester and Buchholz, how will the Sox start to rebuild, and who’s the favorite to win the World Series.

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He is on the his way to the World Series ESPN's baseball maven Curt Schilling joining us on the AT&T -- AT&T. Ford GLT he good morning show how are yeah. Got good -- humor of people the moral good morning for excellent -- is there anything more disappointing than a blowout game seven Alison were on the winning team I guess. I probably -- -- our -- the little guys don't know what to expect it but I know it's funny because we were talking about last night how. -- some -- and I would this way when I got in trouble. That you looked at -- rally this for me for about the game was over right it happened in about six pitches if you look at the way to -- Nomar in the first -- a number eight in the first sets. Yeah I'm running where I can boast that spot all the neighbors everybody each one and so you know it was good enough to know sworn up and it's kind of -- and it's secret to anybody up the loose minute game. -- -- you you mentioned the reverse Sloc Overland to the other day didn't think it was anyway could lose and he didn't always look and then another one of those. Wednesday night. I think everyone in the start challenge shooters who have been people remember worse Mark Parrish don't believe it -- -- -- Pope would expect per number I think that's where he'd he had he got it can understand how. Or who would be worked. And no outs is the matter wrote it's kind of being -- there because -- preparing everybody gonna dominate and it's. Did you what it appears that you know we got the win or -- out -- it starts. Much of what he does makes him a singular talent in baseball. But the thing that is most notable -- is how he and you talked about this in the past gets better and better and faster and faster and finer and finer as the game goes on does that make him a freak. But it's got to -- noticed that that bat better and better the later in the game has now started at the beginning and -- is this coming out now. On 929195. In the first sector -- understand. That in no game that you know the winning run at leadoff hitter and you're you're gonna you're gonna end up going eight innings giving up three runs and are -- so but the moves are -- and particularly in October. First pick of the expansion draft king Felix -- Verlander for Curt Schilling the general manager. Oh and I our yard or a dollar now Verlander got it but you could talk about long term -- why it's below two -- B&B can lose and you're. -- Where where do you give the Giants the edge because he faces much better lineup than this on a daily basis in the American League. There's not a lot of threats not a lot of guys that he has to be be careful out. But I don't know I don't 200 yards into anywhere but it's. I mean. This is this the cardinal last year and I mean right they have found themselves in situations where. They'll be down 31 win in three straight one in three straight or refused on the road ya ya mean this shouldn't be -- October -- Is that -- and when that whole team being actually matters. Wouldn't wind it could it be -- we did we watch is -- keep you realize that it's only October does no walks like Orel Lleyton. Treatment teams that that they catch the ball better and and play Betemit. It think about we didn't make so I think we -- no organ the Arnold you've already been about Babin kick them all I'm a couple can culture. And ended up winning those games. Mean that was what our offense which saw on believe what I think I don't think you have an opportunity in the in the post to Mike professor they've got to catch the ball meant gotta play they've got to do things get. -- -- -- -- hurting your estimation what does that say about the Cardinals and maybe in the big picture what does that say about Major League Baseball when the Cardinals can get the seventh game of the NLCS after losing Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa. Oakland or tripping about the Cardinals -- -- and right now they're more how much if you watched it. That the Rosenthal cute they were bringing an end in the third yeah or -- your couple playoff can't -- a starter in the minor leagues. They've got that pyramid coach Shelby Miller Boudreau was motions that they're not gonna -- -- in the end can they help the team and I have to wait a minute and I'm sold on Mike and they -- I mean I think he did a phenomenal job this year. I think you want to be a phenomenal man and that's an organization could be a good bit but just also to the problems of the world. They make baseball players everybody that comes up in the organization and get to the big leagues -- Understand how to play the game right but it became part of playing winning baseball must -- overlooked that's incredible starting incredible player development systems. I know and give us Julio as soon as I wrote this morning as we said many times -- you saw the Bobby Valentine disaster come on the rest of us most of us were. Brawl and we got sold we got snookered by Bobby and by his supporters over there at Fenway Park you didn't you didn't. What's how's this gonna work. With John Farrell he's got nowhere to go but up he's got a very easy act to follow. Does is he here because he can get the best I'm Lester and buckles and do you have any doubt that they will. No I don't Annika and I would tell you write up about. And I I don't know to some degree I'm not I don't think it's so it's it's a good thing but it bit could you look at the comments can acquire. Just a cup to initially how excited they are and we have got an indicator number wonder you got something different and I kept trying to think they'll both work at an end and our -- why this week. Purdue underneath your partner period collapse intent arson and wanna keep coming back to his presence. Cabrera -- presence. And that's a big deal buck gotta be part of be our manager Mike -- -- department -- -- and they pick their worst they're incredibly well respected. They are there're there are meant towards their -- their coach has their teacher their. They're the opener there all the things you need to be wherever. Having compete. In historic. -- -- got the big yard because they're pretty confident that we forced out of immediate -- always look and now you have to have a manager who buys into you know the old great quote. You know anybody can do anything -- want has auditors who gets the credit and below what most guys prepared but don't bet them well enough. Do you believe why our pitching coaches so rarely. Good managers and on the final four teams all managed by catchers we know catchers can manage why can't pitchers. But you can Patriots art and I think I think not being here. You have to look out grabbed. Although and I don't I think a lot out there a lot of pitchers -- didn't. Didn't the focus on the on the stop going on outside of on the ball you have to understand the dynamics of a fallout out of works more bored playing every day needs because now how that worked and and and -- I would argue there could see pitchers are generally are being are either fantastic or terrible manager Hugo no gray area for a and catchers I mean it's true you look around the league and -- good managers and all -- and most of -- -- just human history. -- you might expect some of the people who are not so Holland John -- being the new Red Sox manager cypress -- the following fact. Other players all seem to like him the players all seem to want him who the players have won again and they get this queasy feeling the biggest walked upon his they're not a difference between liking the guy in endorsing his candidacy if you will vs respecting what it is he brings to the table. Well I think that -- ball right now you know between you know the way this looks from the outside is that there. The players wind cargo you don't want right -- didn't play hard enough -- good enough to conserve. Inevitable -- so -- baker being here I think at the end of the day though the good looks and I could only tell you that he -- Overqualified Amanda Butler are pretty much in the position of baseball this guy get sit here and I'm are unbelievable. He had you'll see you got to understand that you don't really good to pin. You could happen spent like ten minutes and he concurrence of the guys understand well what the make peace -- not actually -- that they would not what I gonna need their team is going to have a lot of trouble. In my mind when in 95 inch circle we are right and so. And and I think the fans in Boston and can -- particular mark look good on things are headed in the right direction -- our -- When the on field reclamation project of the pitching staff starts in Fort Myers in February. Will John -- have to tread lightly with his real pitching coach in terms of his input and not stepping on toes we'll let the final line -- walker. I don't believe those two words exist in his vocabulary waltrip what are we anywhere dusty won't step on people's -- -- do the job he need to do and then I think I think -- good whoever you bring guys pitching coach -- understand the relationship talent locally -- -- the pitcher need help and it's actually a great but I do think that way. But he certainly not going to be. Taken aback by the president not got a bullpen you cardinal bullpen but the same iron so regardless of Buchholz to reach standard thing or what -- and getting back who have been -- -- a bit -- could -- first. -- or do you when you looked at Lester Buchholz and and and what happened this year especially to Lester. Do you see it as a problem that can be fixed by a new manager is John Farrell. Gonna comment there just fixed those guys. Well no I mean I'm -- got picked himself or B I mean I didn't thank him and had them it's becoming one of our our pitchers in the game -- -- -- -- -- Probably compare carpet got very little reason to play a -- Detroit weeks he pitched as poorly as he did. I'm Bedard John -- won't knock it got you can't go out the water -- -- understand how to get it not -- to -- most important thing is that they get. They're baseball IQ goes up and they understand what they need to do to address their own issues because. Guard that he wants to be -- wanted to make sure post you guys got a good ball or could they give him a chance to work. Do you think they'll spend all this money they have that they save in the Gonzales Crawford deal wisely do you expect this -- but I mean is this just the first of many big big moves. From this team in this offseason. Well I think it's going to be in the slugger perhaps the -- I mean this as a player development machine you look at a lot of what has happened a lot and years it was because they got serious about the -- scouting and a way that would be any -- and I think that's dealt I don't know -- that's gotten away from them but it's different compared. You know that I don't think -- -- it was tourist trade that there you saw I don't like you saw a lot of incredible help young players leaving the system. Are for big money at big country could be in certain places that perhaps the right been there but this horse tournament -- -- -- you look at the pool three agents. I don't know occurs there's been 125 million dollar gotten except for maybe is not ideal -- hundred per under the carpet and -- -- a final question for -- despite John -- lack of success in Toronto is it safe to assume that he got smarter managerial wise just in terms of how to manage a ballclub how to organize spring training how to do all the things managers need to do he got smarter on the Jays dime and is a better manager than it was two years ago. I think that the ducks lead the way I would I would be looking edited the bit type like John -- -- better. With the work 200 underneath and there's ups and trying to wouldn't commit. Knowing how he operates at the Thomas LP figure porcelain god won't disappear and it didn't work. This is the way it should be familiar -- -- out -- -- each round so what. He had won about spoke and got in the game in Toronto Brian Butterfield period and current coach prime Bartel one of the best. Coach Doug ever been around -- and Arizona phenomenal -- Herbert. Amazing thing about horrible as well and tried to tell you that goes he's learned an important point Buckeyes -- new or multiply. Best of final question but I live one more just occurred to me we we spent so much time over the years talking to you when you're trying to get your arm back in shape -- was hanging by -- spaghetti thread about the pain all that sort of stuff. Arm feel this young now the -- of baseball does does that bother you do you notice citizens inconsequential versatility. Only when I was good. I'm I'm I'm done being -- bit of control something harder naturally go to target and our -- going. Taught by both my daughter's -- -- all you. And enjoy and no other. So you rusher -- deeply left and put in replaced light -- you left tennis -- -- -- -- they -- standard -- while I walk away and third period were trust her -- lower but. Curt Schilling thanks for much of the time enjoy the World Series -- talk to down the road. -- ESPN's Curt Schilling -- Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T hotline AT&T forgy LTE was speeds up the ten times faster than three GAT and T. Rethink possible only when he -- his arm -- Yeah but you know the usual hustle we had accept the cards right he can't he. He's the first guy told us that you know you have to learn and -- young age shake hands whenever they chickens that team is always left -- in the -- -- -- -- you know whenever crack a beer open -- left hand you don't mess with that. When the moneymaker the right hand maybe that's what they can tell Jon Lester and clay -- -- they should say. To jump left or right handed -- with your right hand yet you don't hear it's it -- turn two and being amphibious yeah we'll be right back.

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