Nov 9, 2012|
Dennis and Callahan talk with WEEI.com's Rob Bradford to discuss who the Red Sox could target during the offseason, including first basemen Mike Napoli and Adam LaRoche. He also addresses the Red Sox's interest in outfielders Torii Hunter and former Red Sox Jason Bay.
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Back Dennis and Callahan take a little diversion no -- this is the official beat writer for that team. Rob Bradford. Edberg rafter tasks which -- influence. WEEI dot com's rob Bradford joins us on the AT&T hotline AT&T forgy LTE eight. And I'm not sure whether holding the general managers meetings in buffalo but you got victimized replace rob. Yeah I noticed some acceptable IQ I can feel the more I -- I -- -- -- How is it out there Indian Wells California. The dump visit. If at all course that is as good it's good it's -- -- could never promised them in a place where it's eighty degrees and -- every day by. The government has -- you've got a guy -- -- it was a reality. You only meeting general managers we wouldn't we go outside you stay in the hotel lobbies for three days. Also like torture or will you wait a minute minute and retort. Hold on Mike Hazen told us yesterday -- -- he saw you with a pool yesterday lounging in the pool. -- are you sure. Did you bring your swim trunks that's what -- we know. All it aerial video are going to be popular. It out -- We should put out the rob Bradford from the general meeting a general managers meetings in Indian Wells California is brought you by the beaches of Fort Myers and -- bell. Find your island today at Fort Myers out of bailed dot com continue. Well all of it is not to continue our locker arguments from Troy told that I didn't. And in the beautiful and beautiful part strident or mean to tout job with a look at it. This huge -- famous people -- -- -- like in Bob Hope Bing Crosby or club ball carrier Abraham. I don't know. I would execute code the taught me you know what we're -- and what you all that. Connie Connie Stevens. Makati standard bearer has got my -- -- into this treatment to get. This isn't this just a Major League Baseball ruse to get everybody to someplace nice. Well there doesn't -- -- -- -- terrorism is by you know I do to salute by the state where nothing ever happened in terms of transactions. But it is invaluable they would -- here waiter hardware failure of that deal -- started there in that field are there. Go I didn't think there is value this certainly valid from a media perspective because. It's the only time we're a different each EM c'mon public can actually start new winter meetings they'll pull up in the room here he did not available I. But you know no trade figure happening here. Now are they going to be disciplined a little a lot or not at all. Or -- a lot of politics and try to find out what is disciplined in the Red Sox organizations mind. Our waste is 200 ought to be specific story after disciplined. I think toward uttered it disappointment with a two year contract a -- I think I think where it comes down to it you departed discipline with a red side. Is if they don't get sucked into a free agent contract is gonna pay a guy for five here like Josh Hamilton. Yeah yeah totally it isn't so I think I told -- -- -- Perreault and dynamic it is a good example that is of people -- walk out of here. When you take him -- potentially thirty million over two years. The only year you went into -- support and if you -- Baylor people are the other guy. Forty years or five years six years because. At least guard guys that's where gotten in trouble until right here in the legal strategy has been in the primary target for them and -- next. We're only here -- -- wants sixty acres. -- ninety million -- Yeah you know. That's not going to be disappointment and I think that they know that so that's why I think they might overpay a little bit on the short term for proposed contracts. And to begin sucked into -- -- longer term. Would it be disciplined and would Torii Hunter accept it if they went to him and said -- best pal David Ortiz just got a windfall contract. We will offer you the very same contract right down to the T. We take it at yourself Ortiz and put it put -- Well I think -- number one UP overpaying Torii Hunter would it be at all yeah it's it's. They put this way if if they came and said hey you know story garnering a pay you potentially thirty million over two years. I think I have I think you'd be in Boston right now I'll be glad by its. Dodgers figured it might be a two year deal and and -- -- -- say they -- -- Cody Ross situation different team credit card in Europe for two years because they think that's -- valuable -- talk Torii Hunter. And and that's probably a good starting point. By different note you jump in and says forty years. That's more desperate for Torii Hunter or because you are a few more desperate for emblem then you know you're gonna go -- that's a tricky thing appropriately. Give us a name rog give us a prediction -- on a limb here Iran Bradford tell somebody somebody we know. Who's come and Boston's gonna sign here. The I'm fascinated by the throat saying I'm as good. And veto it. They maybe it -- a couple hours here retool your argument JP qualifying opera from the Yankees. But I -- I know how much the -- strikes like the may have liked them. All of the last few years they've it would look aside from last year and and to me is significant because if you can yeah -- There and he's he's shown great interest the American League you can -- Barnes and Melrose Google web circle world. So you speak what you would be looking for an idea on the road today I mean I do think. They have the upper hand for the first time in a war W yankees -- There is for a short term deal they can pay more where's the Yankees -- -- a little bit by their payroll right now. Silicon that you know potentially hunter Ortiz. Kuroda rob you know those are guys that are off 3730. Years olds is just because as one or two years that's why it's not a big deal. Well you look again I mean that's society it's I think that made or you're locked into long term deal. As we certainly you don't pay a little bit that's -- the bid for peace deal or pay a little bit for the short term. And you look at some of the guys that they have in the minor -- Those guys aren't gonna necessarily -- a lot of remote sort aren't going to be ready for next year. So everywhere broken -- 37378. Years old there's nothing wrong with a if you get to the other guy you know the rush. So so I think and that's what -- be looking -- I think I can't CD you know I know you're gonna hear more and more of the animals Sanchez and and and and -- even a great he's making open I can't cigarettes are still -- in the Princeton. So what about sharks started yesterday. And they say yeah you know that's probably come out with a Red Sox. Well Pete is the reason is is because you would allocate wait too much. We've got a guy who actually were at. And if you can get a guy like Brodeur short for short term gotten -- It -- best guess how much about 2000. I guess it would be thirteen salaries are they going to add -- about ninety committed now right. Yeah yeah -- 6070000. Meant -- million mean. Yeah -- would say that I would say that I I think you know what we're gonna try to do it if if they had a successful -- -- Myanmar and we talked about the current owners and in some of these sort term or the four -- so the world. But if they can hit auto trade where they get a guy who they really like and there -- able to locked up for you know for you know maybe expand its contract -- -- don't doubt my pop up the payroll little bit. But that's that's fine and that's what I think it's a perfect world. That's also got a big freeagent it's -- -- guy who's gonna give free -- a couple of years from now who they really really like commitment period to send them. Mike Napoli or at a law -- or neither. I think there's a red flag football -- I think it would live or roach. He's a good player he's probably the best first gave up. But first its option out there by he's also going to be in demand he's he's probably give command a contract that you're not really comfortable whereas. Am without bully in pretty I think is that it is an okay complementary player we all know how well he's got to give credit cards. But there's -- -- guys because. Not only do we have kind of a down year last year but vehicle leg issue -- -- he had that he had a little -- and -- right injury problem here that. -- even without body -- you don't suspect that it's gonna get a lot better and act and I had someone told me. That you have why how could I catch you better not have a catch more than 5060 gamers and not say they would out until. But to me because -- injury like that sort. Wait a -- Wales talked Gary tuck works his magic. Hello this will be struck an owner -- -- Cody Ross history. Well I would say less than 50% chance right now because. Doubt enjoy your three years on him and I think some you might just three years on the -- victims found. Has swisher priced himself out of the deal. Yeah we get that many teams can trust him you know look beneath their religion obligates saying we want a hundred million and -- -- was realistic. By that it is again we're talking about free agency and politics is a team that will beat -- Nick Swisher a four year deal. If you are sites as as wacky -- nick -- is. You really wanna do. Yeah where were you what the poll or were you present and accounted for when agent Scott Boras uttered the most hysterical -- ever in the history of baseball yesterday. -- I always I would I thought Scott Boras -- a -- hysterical Laurence but I don't know which -- Utah. According to agent Scott Boras multiple teams have expressed interest in right hander priced at my -- A. -- -- -- -- and utterly contrary stone profitable opportunity so they -- that Jason Bay my -- the -- a minor league contract to local what's the deal there. And not be old. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I've said that's for the last couple days review the red toxic you do have a chance to get a a low low money. Patent I take that chance you know like a guy who's who right now he's healthy. Who's going to be motivated who's comfortable in the situation. Who like play in the part that all -- said we we all understand he's been absolutely terrible. The last few years so UK government agency is a left fielder. But if Jason Bay says hey ya I'll play their one year one million. In that the guaranteed money the Rezko actually do that. Speaking ambush short money very little money what are we tried to hire men and as our flash boy would you step in and would you tell them. A lot would you allow that. Well. Pat I got a call every day afterward doesn't me think of about 1030 to throw. Well I'm 32 -- -- six. He says he he says the powers that -- will not allow him to take this job even if he wants correct -- you're in the room with Jason wolf and Jeff brown and they said too didn't you and I were there and they said Kirk and and is not a candidate this flash position you said you're right. Go back to the desk to your writing I don't want to be on the radio that was a commerce had you were there. You're you don't cry after you my business card report not the powers to be here right underneath my name's so it's not true not Paul Kirk well. Because bogeys so that's what excuse she gave me and you. Had a little light after spending six hours in the songs yeah Auburn grams. Or just one word of advice rob for the rest your time out their sudden -- sun screen. Well automotive become warm regards Joshua Tree national park later today so yes I schoolteacher right. All right rob joins us from the general managers meeting it's brought to you by the beaches of Fort Myers and senate bill find your island today at Fort Myers Annabel dot com and he's the official. Beat writer of our team. -- we've put together we stall Mikey -- -- -- many familiar with -- whole team. 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