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Mustard and Johnson Break Down the Sox Hot Stove and Preview Pats-Texans

Dec 8, 2012|

Sports Saturday begins with Craig and Larry questioning the Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino signings and wondering where the Sox will turn for pitching help. They then discuss the Houston Texans, J.J. Watt and the challenges that the Pats will face on Monday night.

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And it is sports Saturday mustard and Johnson addition here on Sports Radio WEEI. The numbers 61777979837. I say because I need to practices much as I can't forget that old number somewhere. In Scott's in my brain 617. 77979837. Tax lined up and running. Congratulations. And kudos compliments and all those other good things are always on the text line. 37. Nine. 37. And the Red Sox and the winter meetings in Nashville have concluded and Red Sox Larry -- pretty good. I would have to say that bench Harrington in the seven days since we last saw him. Did very well thank you as he prolonged a couple of key players that they're not exactly going to be favorites in the American League -- the division C I disagree models I personally I don't -- I think he I think he brat pack a lot of the players -- a money. That the players that he signed Napoli Ian Victor Reno in and they were brought I mean they had great years into eleven but not that the greatest years in. 212. I think they could've got him for cheaper. I think some of that money -- and he ended up overspending on some of these guys they -- went after Kuroda. And and really try to get him since the Yankees it's you're not satisfied. I'm okay. I traded troop I think Fiat was -- -- -- abort to this guy's name up by him. -- our about it -- them in the the Japanese pitcher they said I'll wait a minute becomes our substitute if you are where is it. Koji Le -- what power -- are easily our process Omaha are now -- great -- our and you -- and our partners our -- or one hour. Sushi well I'll I know is he's got a one point 75 earned run average he works quickly Jerry Kelly at all like that. He's a beast as far as I'm. You know throwing him in the bullpen he's thirty in I think it could be our. Very excited about that move idle mine the other ones in in I've found myself. You know you go all your Christmas shopping for your wife didn't have a budget mines. But -- with the item that you want to get her is is not there. So the only other item which she really wants but -- is the more expensive one. It in nicer wine and then you have to sit there and say do I wanna go higher at six inch flat screen as the television wasn't available or know things to say do I wanna go higher. And get something that I really know she's got a light or should I just come back and say adds to experts -- -- against that against. I I thought I got stationed -- -- are not really an advocate calls. I found myself that wayward -- Hamilton. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But as time went on line and you saw what was going on line. Josh Hamilton 31. Certainly -- in the lineup but Ortiz boy that would bring him back to the me any day that that's -- if Ortiz is recovering he start recovering. This is the longest injury rate Lois is coming back in Ortiz is still limping around. But easily easy in wanna get back in the lineup after the big in fairness to the reds are two retried as bad map last week is that. Did you have a plan in mind -- and you jettisoned. Gonzales and profit and Beckett out of here because I gotta give Auburn credit he said at them and you got it it's an -- contract now everything that. Everybody arrogant Christmas bonuses that you gonna do that. Every year like -- you know not every year when we were doing cartwheels around here about them clearing off the payroll that was the great -- But I remember a match or rate that round that is about our Roland go Brit. Oh UCL period that the going to be able to bring in and replace them and I think that I think that's a valid point. In in I think it's certainly something that I am not down on them. But it yet I don't data and come back with anything that really excites me. Agers seemed to be it. Cited about a excited I think that what they did was shaken up a little bit they didn't make their big. Splash. I'll lie Adrian Gonzales and Karl -- Crawford but. As we asked -- in last week at that event. At Fenway Park the Christmas at -- You know they claimed and I am not claiming that Carrington. Was disingenuous. Or misleading. But he said that they weren't going to make that big free agent splash and emptied the coffers where. Over the last say five or six days seven days since that event. Does appear the Red Sox would be willing. Two empty their pocketbooks. If the years were right for Josh Hamilton but they seem to be. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Mel Brooks a hitting fifth you have Napoli. At first base hitting sixth. The immortal Jonny Gomes. In the seventh pole in left field Saltalamacchia Ross combination behind the plate eight. And Jose Iglesias. And in the ninth -- second lead on when he or not. And that -- you know what that is not so bad now what Hamilton. Making an awesome line you say it's not so bad you got to go first tomorrow. What happened to two years ago when the mantra around here was defense. Defense. Speaking for ultimate zone rate down -- put Ellsbury left that -- out the window -- -- really Jonny Gomes he's port defensively. He can't hit right handed and Cincinnati's other than that he's good he's an art club house guy rich guys the comedian is a Gomes like them a lot type. I guess I don't mind some of that by the way I think you need some of that. Levity and I really ago. This is certain chemistry that I think is more of an effect than a cause but you know he's it's certainly doesn't hurt a clubhouse. I would -- go by the report and certainly in a perfect world. We Jacoby Ellsbury is contract. Looming and the inability of the Red Sox in all probability. To re sign him to a lot of years and a 150 to 200 million dollars that's what his. Agent would like Hampshire Ellsberg like -- well -- -- -- if he came back with an incredible year. Not last year but the longer before and let's just stop the speculation what would happen. Of Phillies or earned Gerri is offered out I was married for at least straight up. What would have happened if that actually did go down would that be a good deal. But the Red Sox I think it would be very very good deal but the Red Sox Cliff Lee had a bad year last year 3434. Years old six and nine last -- remember. He was an older pitcher when he started coming to his old he's the classic left the lake Colfax. Didn't -- good -- really about 2627. Years old. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This was still very productive Red Sox team it's really about the pitching we understand that it's always about the pitching Cliff -- for Jim Colby Ellsbury would. I I would regrets taxpayers would be. I hate giving up by the Ellsbury though I I idea because I let. Some of the play I've seen from him and sent a field these guys have not seen since for Atlanta these guys now yeah -- just incredible. Defensive sent a field just the range. He punishes his party which makes you a little nervous 'cause of the chances he takes by. And then when he had some pop in his bat and he was really delivering he was like he was an all around play you in the last ten -- oil was just right or -- -- -- all these people right the past tense particularly because last year what I'm just saying would you rather common with a collection of B play is a -- rather power -- so I don't -- these guys ten or eleven million. When added next to six million to play -- a -- -- road or something. All right you're telling me that well for these proposals say I was Berry is not traded between now opening day and you can tell me that Ellsbury is of the player and help no I don't I don't think Ellsbury to be playing healthy -- -- reasoning apply help the middle Brooks they all of the players about meadowbrook is a performance is gonna go down because he's got to get so distressed roaring about throwing the ball accurately to first place. This guy's got to -- -- Dick Stuart looked like these under strange glove yes Apollo prize. If he aka. Ready for that. So you hoping Mack Mike Napoli is exactly. Is not George Scotland -- not that way he's not gonna say Scott I'd rather sing play the friends that play that. I don't think he's available right now. So you -- throw. With what happened -- -- I'm not angry I think they did debate is Gladys -- would say they've made their best of a bad situation Ike Ike as it is your right to add to a question you can't throw out there we can hire somebody throw an hour yesterday which team would you rather have right now over the next four years the -- starts of the Yankees. In the Yankees have a boatload of problems in a that's another thing I think that hurt Hamilton the fact that A-Rod is down again with a hip injuries can have surgery and be out for six months. And there's still stuck with a 114 million dollar contract is that her Hamilton just another guy hurting people our fire out from -- I I do give. -- team credit for holding the line on this about the Q goes the other GM saying that. The days of these ridiculous long term contracts over our -- overpay a little bit. -- -- -- contract -- to be buried with a guy for like six or seven years I think that whole host it infielder contracts that terrible. Well Hamilton is 31 he's had -- both. Physical and other issues emotional well -- emotional -- psychological addictive issues. Tom. You know they're -- worst towns. Then boss that is -- -- four years on him. I certainly wouldn't go (%expletive) anything goes with this -- I don't care what they say about the duties of eyes and secure contracts are over every time they make these big pronouncements they go back on them. If Josh Hamilton were available for four years the Red Sox would take an hour. I Pink Floyd is a good as it. That to me as the -- for for four years is okay because there's a lot. Well II agent Gonzales something about when you get be on for years and if these guys bright and I'd like to have a rights contract now for the next five years. The Yankees are trying to get under the luxury tax by next year. So there paring payroll that aren't about trading granderson next year are you kidding me they're trying to get under the at the luxury tax. And out of the reason is because this out with a contract with a player who can't play. As we look at as we talk about Josh -- I'm looking up him. Looking at the MLB network and guess what they're discussing the viability the possibility that Josh Hamilton. You ready for this. Heading to New York how about that that's just that's not a rumor it's not a I well I tell yet. What it but just the possibility I understand I am oxidant pinstripes and I'm arguing against myself which I often do since I lose all arguments at home but. And here. You gotta say to yourself for what you just got through saying about Hamilton. Would New York all Boston be a place for him ago. You'd have to have a 24 hour body guy how much does anyway number I mean it is. Raj you would think that in and I think when all is said and Don we can speculate till the cows come home no offense where. And I don't think that. I really -- the mean average from a armada. -- know what I mean I have no idea what you mean. But we expect you all we want it looks his death it it would be stunning. If -- it doesn't stay with tax at this point I think is a very good -- this is entertainment every point out to where I blame the agents I really really do. -- it's their job and make as much money as possible the decline -- but it's also -- job to put their client in the best position on program at Jason Bay I mean it -- You gotta sit down with the guy is see in them that the problem but it agent is he gets a cut. Out of the more money he gets for his client but at some point if you really care about your client you also don't wanna put your client in a position where -- miserable. To defend Jason Bay's agent was name remember the Red Sox may offer and then hold the offer. After they have a medical report that indicated that Jason Bay not -- might not be the most healthy person over the next several years that turned out to be pretty accurate did. -- Jason -- that's a good point OK Jason Bay everything's Jason Bay bolt did Boston. And rejected a Red Sox offer where he would have been perfect to stay in left field and and hit that hit those home runs over the friendly green monster didn't quite work that. -- I just think there were some some. Thinking oh dear Joseph Blanton went to the angels two years fifteen million that that's -- a bargain. Did not done yet I understand that this or try to makes a move that's one of the subjects on the table. How do you feel about the win means we will get escrow robber on a little bit later he's it Ortiz is golf tournament and he won't Phyllis and on his opinion on some of the moves made about a Red Sox we get our. In my opinion somebody said the you know better than I do your greater remembering things that this is probably the most meaningful game. Outside of playoffs. Regular season gave the picture yes since they played against the colts. Well and I think the other topic that I'm interested in discussing and we're still 48 hours away from the game of more than 48 hours long weekend an awful lot day's sports in tech today president. But. The way the patriots are playing right now. You'd like to believe they're doing exactly what they did last year on their way two Super Bowl appearance the difference this time is. They faced much stiffer competition. In the post season and they may not have the luxury of playing. More than one game at home right now because. The colts is that was on the colts in the Broncos now it's the other worst team. That Peyton Manning's winning Portland but do you know if -- -- is under some major stories this year. Up Peyton Manning Tom -- IG three. -- this leak precious off off the -- compared to the others that is always bringing new stories to the table anyway -- Broncos won on Thursday night to their actually half -- did you at ever federal I didn't. -- always want to man. I mean can you did not please don't -- paid up are against Oakland would turn the -- -- you kidding me it's a Thursday night Larry if it's a Thursday night. The next morning I don't have to give up a run at 5 o'clock so it's like almost like it's Saturday night for me on Thursday night I enjoyed every last I like watching football you get the right players and it's a -- -- competition this goes back to what we're talking about with the spurs in Miami couple weeks ago. It's about the stars but I wanna watch one of the great players of all time operate you don't have to be a -- fan to enjoy what Tom Brady don't finally -- I would've preferred him playing against somebody who's -- drive away the Broncos were not particularly -- just looked at the the final score I don't think the Broncos were particularly efficient on offense and his numbers wise you look at -- years and he's at 3031. Touchdown passes tanned -- They are not as a efficient. Scoring touchdowns in the red zone -- say the patriots are. I'm not convinced right now I know they -- a row. Right now pages to me you're still a better team they won that earlier. Match up in Foxboro one in the middle of October sometime. I still think the patriots are better team but I do think as -- as as what you said earlier. The use the game is important as you think about it there are two games behind Houston for home field advantage in the AFC. They win the game on Monday night. They're one game behind. Okay they can pick up another game they end up with the same record who gets who gets the home field advantage -- patriots do because they win the tiebreaker head to head. So I think it is an important game it's more than just a preview. For a possible AFC championship game it is. War home field advantage. And I think it's important this year for the patriots to have. The home field they were -- re fortunate -- I think they need that they need eight -- did barely scrape by Baltimore thank you Lee Evans thank you ability kind of those were gaffes. That were unforced errors created by Baltimore patriots in away lucked out getting to the super ball and Isiah get ideas not going to be okay -- for -- and because that to -- on their last three games they play Indy in his -- -- I in India on the plate yeah it's yeah. I don't think I think Indy has and a soft schedule. Great game against the lines couple weeks ago you gotta love what locked in that final was just last week -- of that final play. Four down three seconds that the doubted he'd make a difference and one play and they throw underneath -- -- scored a touchdown. He is terrific RG three obviously be the giants on Monday night he's terrific. But I'm not sure the Texans are better I I thought they -- thing though you gonna look at some of the some of us Dodd. Top players in the league when used to come to town aryan prosper. -- Andre Johnson in that JJ watts not only does he have fifteen and perhaps that she's got fifteen knockdowns. And you love his nickname. The milkman. Does he always delivers and he's -- white is that we talk about with a -- before an hour and a act like about Big Brother there you go 61777. -- that have been an early -- like -- that no man I do like the milkman it just reminds me of a character in buckles on asylum by Toni -- I want I allies called the. --

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