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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington on the Blue Jays-Marlins deal and the Red Sox offseason plans

Nov 15, 2012|

John and Gerry talk with Cherington about the firesale in Miami as well as how much of a factor the Red Sox were in talks. They also discuss the Sox's offseason targets, including whether or not they'll persue Josh Hamilton and Kevin Youkilis.

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-- -- Dennis and Callahan led -- -- on the board for the -- been searching conversation and joins us on the AT&T outlined AT&T forgy LTE good morning about how aria. It more or do it very well hey if if the voting for the MVP ends in -- tie and you have to break the tie is your guy Cabrera or Troutman. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But I wouldn't. It wouldn't bother me at all yeah Maryland's. Would be -- it -- -- -- Rosters there there's something about unity or on. Here. Active. It and but he -- greater there. Does Trout wore number really impressed -- Communist that's something that you think yelled might sway it in his favor to the voters with the voters. It's certainly great player. When you're taxing and this is the first state that they leases or about where they police executed a rare. Rare animal. And impact the and so that's -- itself. No doubt exit. You know let you know again I think either gathered. Third different players -- grim Specter after respect but. Cabrera they have to pay out moving in -- position in Italy patent being. At a federal court after you know lineup but he. Consistent is that that's that's what he does that seemed to him the outlook it is that you have to get a are artists -- -- I don't we'll ask the course that we get like three times a day here -- -- on -- trade Saltalamacchia. Syria Arco. And lack key. -- micro. And at the. Retirement -- that if you are -- that Wahlberg got that. It's hurt our. Trade. In reality is that. I don't know that. You have it at the oh well. There's there's it's not that. But the -- but it is. You know there. It's lopsided. -- work. Clear one Herschel Walker trade outlook. I don't know those. How. More there than here where. I suppose or. Favored. Over time. Their arms out and every. Market -- Where you may. You may do what I call the greatest -- Red Sox history in August and obviously you work isn't done yet clear a lot of cap space since it is it's in football basketball but how much discipline did it take to not. -- make a move for we're say Reyes and Josh Johnson I know they're not your players and you can't talk about him but. Did you have a chance to get in on this then. -- talked to a lot of scenes. Including Florida about trade that is sincere embassies and I was and trade that is the scope of that period. -- -- formally. Announced that. -- that it would restore it was bigger than most people expected expect to you know it at. We're talking in order to set yeah meeting -- -- go. Some players that it is quiet street -- you know what players are talking about. And it covers it does that include remote cities they are not -- problem here so many. -- -- traded. But the -- you know it is about and certainly better than we're expecting. I think that you know artwork sir we just got. We have we have. We have sort of standard a little bit so we'll do administrator -- -- We -- a threat artistic you have he's. -- -- our processors over parliament not the best way to settle the our fans -- through. Get it right that are here. So being disciplined if there are better at it for free trade and though there. If that trade does happen and -- I've heard and seen number of people weeping and gnashing their teeth saying this is bad for baseball. Eight do you think it's bad for baseball and B is it bad for Boston with the throttle upgrade. Well it is they over proposition. Without applicants. Frozen group results or thirteen. I don't think it changes what we do. You know -- -- we're trying to build. So right preposterous for the masses that are wiser but do you really -- grow our so that changes from that perspective but. No doubt -- goes through -- on paper in November. Frozen -- -- the question whether you're at a RO partner at first glance I think. I think we're -- They have -- you know episode goes through it it's obviously the -- they're making its direct pressure on their part that. State is an opportunity. It's a moment aren't they can. Face shot. It's like it'll go where they can jump. Make them that it may make you go for -- -- and temperature -- a lot of talk. Their baseball side of the business side is so what what what has the -- -- theaters this earth are think of origin. It's not that -- Yeah necessary goes through. After respect. Them her take that -- -- this is the time that it. Then do you suspect there will be a splash move by the Red Sox in the offseason -- Sox fans say now that's an exciting acquisition. Or does discipline prevent you from doing big splashy things. I think we're gonna make moos are gonna recruit and our -- -- the they're going to be. The -- sailor so they'll be there -- as classic goes you never know overtake each. I think -- opportunity look at it is that it's an -- opportunities that are. Bigger scale that was. That fit that definition. That we -- -- the right moves so. But you know we just we don't know yet I what I do know is that. Political after the we're committed to. -- that and -- and recording certain that doing -- and it doesn't get away at what we think is going to be. -- so what we planned to be a longer period of success. After the. -- Larry Lucchino told us then that your opening day payroll was 190 million. How how close if you had to guess how close -- you get to that number before the start of next season. But it's harder predict. -- losses certain period subsequent because sisters. You know last mystery -- it was closer to adapt closer to circle where work and not them. Ursula it's more cosmetic changes. So it's harder to predict I think I know that we'll be. I know little I was very strong payroll at large federal. I know that will be over the past do it this quarter. I know that will be. I'm very confident saying it will be. You know remote. You know larger payroll air exactly where they're exactly what -- we are I don't know and I got to the terms of what we do it -- -- -- After you for an arbitrary. -- -- say here where it's. We capacity battery. Look he suffered in the arms and figure out horses at the right thing they're sucks. I know I Ike -- and properly so it will be. A large petroleum. You know among the is that in order. Against. Will you. I have a conversation with Josh Hamilton's agent at any level I mean -- you talked to him at all. We have already there was talk. Says by the -- -- Most businesses. Just about every. -- Is as part of part and you that you build them and so it's not. That doesn't mean everything. We've met several it was so you know all -- there. Our profile our partners and some lecture or. Period so it's it's real part of due diligence. Now to our commissioner -- Got to look at Florida might signal ordering. Now now are ultimately turn over here are the guys that really we don't make -- -- What does would that fit in would Josh Hamilton fit in with your plans. You know day to. Expect the -- certain. Or more productive players and they all. Beyond that -- is Leo look at what. Welfare as we that we -- at the outfield. Somehow and and do it delayed at least it'll make some prospects for a not to answer -- move forward. Financial considerations aside on Hamilton is it a matter of balancing act to decide whether his skill set intrigued you enough and outweighs the issues off the field. Is up part of the thought process. Well that any creation you look at. Who user back factory and you know the -- or outsiders. For the rest and then you know that they are there rescues. I have been a larger committee that would require adult error an increase in. You know you never know much about that data probably you know know more about. -- -- -- at some and there are some respect to use -- You know -- Figured they are together early this is either of them -- You know you know all the strengths and politicians. The guys that are what you at least initially professional distance. If you don't know quality is on the field -- and so I out this summer -- the -- aren't out with the limitations are and what does. They treat it appropriately. Or your relative risk is that that's that's our aspect echoes back at work that starts back suburb. But Kenyans are so that their profits sooner we get closer or any potential trade or trade positions. You pick up that processing -- at all this. It. Ben can you call the last five or six or seven year deal that was good for the team good for the club at the end and second part the question is when orders and general managers realized that by and large six and seven year deals are just. Distasteful at the end. Well it sure is our period and that -- -- Are sort of work out just fired in the -- I would say cheerleaders you know for all the -- If Parker cities surrounding him at the end and traders are there. The most for that he'll work to outlaw for a is very productive player for a long time. We've had other. There are other water turned deals that are served -- a variety you know it feels like. But -- deal covers you know it is didn't -- you know. Create our players. On that he'll work so well there are also here for a long time. There are others that they average them. You know I think if you look it is there is there does seem to be. -- they are. I think that. The league hitters mentally you're back. That are pure hitters. You know you look at street below those. And the Bjorn that worked out about. Not all of it but the work. -- -- -- Are you considering an all bring in Kevin Youkilis back to play first. You know he's again. -- the ordinarily talk every. The other prisoners in Europe and mr. creator. He's group term but I couldn't -- -- capital to partly at a great respect for elderly as you know these feel it doesn't. In Oakland. I if you had to prioritize 123 wouldn't be starting pitcher -- first baseman Eric corner outfielder -- -- which would be your top priority. Literally put them in order of one normal -- suppose or. China attacked each area we're trying to figure out about it yeah. I think it's. Obvious that -- that are -- that you won't be better or entity that is where there. That before the what can make a bigger back. Uses improvements from. There are here illegally music that we will see improvement yet figures. We have -- accountant or it will it is being yet. But would like at that -- whether you're treated here trade or actually. Engaged in terms aren't right. So. Not a priority. But we also need to -- The outfield is figure out first -- Maybe accommodation and in both they're both very it's. It was. Did -- answer -- example and figured out. Get production and also news first it's a -- earlier accomplished players. Maybe one way to look at that term we'll just we'll see what comes to a person -- network are. Speaking of guys who were already here as you so referenced do you suspect Iglesias will be your opening day shortstop been. I expect it'll. Now you know there is opportunity out there would be given yeah but. We know that. Having really good because the deposition. It is important. Support. So. It's. But. Or nonexistent. And -- reiterated. Justices players decided it was passed so -- -- -- -- the it is if you get an opportunity. We're talking -- stopped turning it better. -- be -- -- -- -- -- that. You know we feel like he's. Certainly read his position. -- at the airport. And as a you know. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- How far down the road did you get the Torii Hunter. Again another guy we are two. Because it became clear that he had. But preference. The desired level. You know that's Atlantic -- so. You know respect patent you know immediately so that group term. Social well it is. It is you interpret that north cerebral yet. Do you think on April 1 will be sitting there looking at a Red Sox team that is capable of winning 95 games that is. And as the potential to win the division. -- -- -- -- Who's going to be there I don't know but there are a little or. That before. And on Ireland Ireland but I think they're tired of that is through here a talk about. Apparently -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Or -- build something here. You know exactly but certainly there's certain. -- so I ordered it be better. Crew. That. And it. Watch a lot more and it will be. I'm pretty sure that talk about it. -- what what do. What do Josh Hamilton's agent tell you to tell you it would take five years and in a hundred some million are. It didn't get into the -- area that the meeting is an ability to receive. The disparity here. More. There's information sharing your idea. Parasites in the spent the last time. In most -- the last are about. That is attracting more about. There's personal preferences this rather the city -- some. Buses others it is a liquor. Desire. Things that the players are hires who needs to better. So. You know we haven't really gotten to that here. Irish airline used to be topic of our station that says he's the power player but -- really part of more comprehensive. More comprehensive conversation about you know many many -- ulcers. And trails. They've been how much are you and the organization counting on depending on the resurgence of the rebuilt John Lackey. Well you know we we know how he would he can be helping her youngest. -- When he got to Boston. Yeah obviously. Struggled the first passengers. -- your career essentially. -- second and where he. Her. And look like he has certainly that's certainly true so. Clearly. At some point you know the hurt her. Service at her letters. There's further. Its credit. There have. But a lot of thought. Process and says he couldn't do. You do there are. Other arm. Is a situation. For him. You know surgery has worked really hard so. And so back he. Is now -- -- -- lawsuit as a structurally. In the year. So he's going into an -- or illegally from training as a healthy starting pitcher. We've seen in the past. Coming off a surgery where. -- it from eight a little arms. Go to Sacramento but mr. sharp again Adam Wainwright. Here's a look. But as well early here. -- -- the you know later right again the middle season so. You know we're there or or which. The Nazis in spring training. To get them illnesses is also older. You know certain either whether we get to vote -- the -- My citizens will hear very cute bird is a -- he. You know what they're. But it but it can take some time. That's not much yet. You're back around the game that it's back in our. Just for fun. How many phone calls will you be on on a day like today this is one how many others will you have before you go to bed tonight. -- A lot. Money forty more. Or more than more than. Yeah in you know I think you know -- Ortiz you. Very. Who -- 300 call anyone who -- to that's the way. Rarely. Rarely he'll whether free agency. Or trade wrote a letter. We ought to six. A lot of exploration. Yeah. Yeah underdog or anywhere. -- trial on. -- Our privilege to get back to work thanks for the time we'll talk to down the road. Then -- do with Dennis and Callahan on AT&T outlined AT&T four GL TE -- giveaways comb back the bad right now. This is going to be probably get a band gigs yep get the. Watch some cartoons. From -- you know get on FaceBook and -- discuss who's gonna win the voice -- ago amendments that. What you and to you know it's a done -- managers since then. Made thousands of phone calls like when they do enough sometimes early to elect that he sat out the big trend is not a result. He's got a that's that's cool things got to -- suddenly get the money three summit of suppression -- some he's going to do some than. And and moral and when that day comes we're gonna it's his. -- reputation but he's that kind of a tough here and everyone realization has when degree that in the next month we're gonna fund -- kind of GM he has just. And and and weather and and we will we will get a living breathing definition of what discipline is by their standards of that is text the code word dribble. 237937. Within the next ten minutes in you'll be entered to win a pair of Celtic raptor tickets for the game on November 17 plus. A 100 almost typical gift card courtesy of the Boston Celtics by Celtic tickets now at Celtics dot com. Also brought to buy -- base data center provider of the Boston Celtics and -- -- the text dribble to 37. 19837. Right now mostly good but we're friends on NASA an invite to join us over the FM side 93 point 7000 -- right back.

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