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Dustin Pedroia challenges Kirk Minihane to a fight

Dec 27, 2012|

Kirk, Rob and Alex talk with Dustin about the Red Sox offseason and what he thinks of some of the recent moves. Kirk also rubs Dustin the wrong way, prompting the challenge for a fight from the Red Sox second baseman.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Let's -- show in 937 WEEI. All across the WEI a radio network joining us now on the eighteenth the outline. -- second baseman for the Red Sox Dustin Pedroia dust that's Turkmen and rob Bradford and -- XP -- are you. Currently at or it -- -- -- I was Christmas with with two kids that you do you get stuff for the newborn are now. It out -- give me no I know those -- person saying you know. I don't know so opponent start cheating I guess so not now we are apparently doesn't go straight to dip or anything. You know are not I'll I'll I'll -- equipment. It likely that. -- area via and so on what you MLB trade rumors. Here today and the headline says Pedroia influence Stephen Drew to pick Boston. I didn't read beyond that by war and what a what would you make of that if that was indeed oh legitimate story. I don't know why I I didn't talk to -- You know before. -- -- earth or anything you know I I don't know I don't I didn't see that are anything but. You know we're glad alum and I know. A couple years ago when he hurt ankle and how brutal Andrea out. You know he came back and not nor is one that says this games last year by. When he's healthy companies he's producing -- now. It was a very exciting player and I always remember planning its -- to -- it's a triple. And now they're run the bases well it plays well it could be transcendence and he's got a lot of pop in his bat so. It was gonna help sometimes. -- the in terms of what you did in the off season you worked out with Jose Iglesias a little bit. When this news went down with a Stephen Drew did you get a chance to talk to Jose or. -- as it just one of these things where everyone understands Jose disputes get more at bats. All of you know yeah I talk to him you know -- dark -- or that -- -- -- and it worked out a little bit hit. Took some ground balls and lift weights. And it contains. You know -- -- actually -- left a bit later. You know we aren't even so. You know he was upset but. I mean I'd -- basically told him you know from my situation in our heart felt like I was ready. And in 2006. The start the year off quite second base and and and go play. But we we ended up starting mark for a ten. You know I ended up being a great thing for reality AAA player that started out slow struggle beginning I overcame it and you know -- star in the apartment a great year. And god help me for the next year 2007 when I really really struggled in all I had done it before I've been through tough times. And I knew how to overcome post partisan and they knew what to do to help me get back on track. Dustin I guess it's worth asking obviously had finger surgery on your finger after the season house how's the health have you been -- -- kind of test. How -- your digits are doing. While they're here they're good now I I had it done right away they they put like a senator. I believe in an effort for weeks. They win it sector took -- right out. And it it was basically not only is he being surprised that the only the only user -- when you. When -- you know -- daylight you know relate -- much Plavix also -- kind of -- out. But got final might or might sound sealed up the student market it's fine. It's got an absolute street deal happened to me you know over the over last year. You know to -- -- the time getting through it but. You know I learned a lot about what shelter -- -- say going back to that the last couple games obviously didn't mean any thing in the in have to play him by it. What was the other was besides just wanting to play woes -- reason that you did that with live with -- -- saying in the broken finger and was there any kind of message are you wanna send or was there anything behind. -- I really am in Iraq until. I have a responsibility got their reply -- you know -- where you paid a lot of money to go out -- play. Process can't go to a lot just an actual light. They argued and I know we had a horrible year. It was one of those things I wanted to get through it with all the guys together. You know well a lot of lot of tough times together and not and 100 -- last couple games. -- over finger. Or anything so you know wanted to make sure that -- finished everybody and down in a letter but I know that I'm always going to be their form of murder. Or also struggle and our Ernie thanks so. You know to -- get your money the each other up. You know guys are hurt at a -- is that upper produced anything like that so well in -- when it got -- -- Reports surfaced about a month ago dust -- the the Red Sox did decide to be in their best interest to begin discussions about possible long term. Contract eccentric view of those conversations taken place or worry you that right now process. -- are and aren't -- getting warm now. I mean I haven't talked to my agent martz and I I signed what 45 years ago so but on the almanac I I saw that -- You know that's definitely don't. You know commitment to smile and obviously I wanna be your. A rep suck my whole career and then play it play in that city and and and turn this whole thing around certificate back to where we were -- our first couple years -- You know on our on the leave that -- it's you know independent and then everybody else my agents so there are I try to stay out of -- You know I think direct socks off an emotional guy and my agent that it does so well our -- ought to let them do their job and -- -- Stick to -- on the baseball field. With regard -- that was there ever time you talked about how difficult this year was was there ever times you and you've said many times throughout their career. That you want to be a Red Sox for your career but. Where was there ever a time when this year got so crazy when you when you kind of questions that. I mean I don't know on the during the season I mean there's so many things in -- talking in different directions he would try to put the blinders on and go play ball that. You know after after. Penetrate restart Carl Josh. On nick and -- into the doctors and it was it was one of those things were in a kind of sit sit down and then look at him and he -- you know. You don't know which direction everything and you don't know you're going to be part of bitter burger not going to be harder so. -- I didn't. You know on in the back my mind I would polished thinking that but you know it's still a young guy on the on the just entering the prime in my career I'm going to be great for long arm. So I mean hopefully the Red Sox see that -- And I understand that I'm on -- -- the players in the -- sort of like candidate try to -- their organs so long you know that the outgoing mentality that I attic. And and you know this last year a lot of things on an -- -- so much from -- gonna make it better and down it's gonna make him make Archie better because we're Arctic a lot of -- Hitler. It -- wanna do it right. Now you know we did there for a while kind of slip away from -- so you know -- to get back contract. -- what other follow on the question of kind of long term future when Longoria signed his -- that six year 100 million dollar extension to run through. Age 36 or something. The immediate thought I had was -- you know that's kind of the framework for Dustin did anything like that cross your mind as well. I would not really got it record. In all I'm not I'm not good at. In a framework for contracts that are you know what that guys make -- look that guy's neck and you know not. Got to the -- I looked at one -- checked my career in my. My rookie year and I were out late in the league minimum you know I'd -- -- like man we're out of my wife like get paid this much money -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So are really look at look at all that stop I understand the business and I know how how some of the stuff works. But I mean I'm up plan may -- and I don't even do that job so. You know I let my agent and a team and all that all those guys in all the guys that. You know are educated stuff that particular. A lot has been made in -- and being acquired and or are. Targeting that series you play in 2011. You were one of the guys that faced him was at the first time that you can he got on your radar. Pretty much -- series. Our art art art art scene and so while -- -- breached it's got all the lecture coming at it jumps on its kinda. Similar perhaps words and I had that extra here in Europe app capital come out of it and that you see it and then it. Explode. And -- you know it's similar similar stuff so. You know -- -- he -- -- that. I technical that a couple games. Not they I think the first and I wouldn't do anything compliment and second I remember -- a double some Musharraf the fireworks. -- and -- -- -- the sense and I remember in -- second doubts about the run back the dugout I'm mart. -- and so each desolate you're it'd feel that supply the power candid camera following it on the barrel so we've got -- exploding out on. It could get a lot of lot of huge out for now work side. You saw a Dempster a couple times last year at Texas -- jumps out when when you saw him. -- -- -- a -- is a veteran guy you who I mean he. He's he's gonna fight here and you know it's not gonna give any constructive approach he knows how to win. You know he's gonna bring so much start pitching staffs and non verbal eagle -- there eats up innings. And he's a winner I mean they're they're in art stock to a lot of guys. That will not -- and I've played with him over the years. You know they love and and you know I'm really excited to get out there and play behind their. A noted young -- over here wrote a couple of very controversial column mom. Record acquire Merrill I did I -- well let's just outside talked to Austin girl looks. This mysterious this listen this is this is our Christmas gifts to all the -- gases to bring you together for the new year to -- little bit about. An aide Kirk if you could explain what your column was about and then I guess testing came a rebuttal given bottles is terrific now just an honor roll what are called. We're Niagara college. Fordham. -- -- in New York. All all Erica -- Okay typical go to. Typical of what regard as a -- Oh I don't know I don't know what order. -- as opposed to say a statistic a track called Cairo was that if -- is gonna be preaching fiscal discipline I think will be tough to give somebody six year kind of deal. Like one out reference for Longoria to a guy -- in his contract. Would be his late thirties and as I wrote now I'm sure you read the column. I'm knocking it was a player in the -- -- -- player I just think it doesn't make a lot of sense given the history of guys -- that -- making Mac and the money that's taller. -- don't know all your garden art -- response that yet per -- whenever whenever aren't eyelash airplane pilot noted it. I. Think that we can only have a little chitchat about what I'm gonna do it right here. Have a great time and -- RD line up would drop we're gonna set up something or maybe like. I don't know a artillery you know or maybe we can do we cricket -- webpart over -- we can set up like out like a charity fight. Could go either. Well I would say I was saying you know I think you sure he would win that fight that's great for and great for the charity isn't about the -- went rigid protocol everywhere you whatever college. Thought. Arizona State that it took a typical typical but I would just I would say that. I would say that you know again I'm not -- that should be your attitude exactly as a -- -- here. You know -- I'm now looks like -- -- I like you've got art I'm. Give it back. That's that's fine on -- it's a risk I would take but I understand whether it's Oxford. Yeah I area that I think they're completely understand and I get a but nobody is willing to -- -- -- five foot 750 pound -- Atlanta and not as not doing your size it's at the age the agent in injury history this is what happens I think we look at guys just statistically I'm saying you can be about liar. I'm just saying that's how much. Whether it's a big what you should take -- he Turkmen and called you a great player is -- I think is -- golfer I don't think. Like you know I could say. That. That made a whole conversation you you give somebody compliment. -- you should see my jab he qualified -- -- you not other job the death he does have a lengthy does LSI's Himalayan -- I think that when you are booking and charity. Boxing matches he -- seven years in France I think it's called the -- and I saw that. Start at Arco in my own out there will do it until like rocked against drug rush around the demise I have a feeling that even if it was in Boston Dustin you might still happen and it just the place in my living room I'll tell you right now you have the home field. But at. Our may -- you're around Yorker. Outlook -- chit -- -- sounds. If you should go out to work out what do you an Arizona man forget Bradford just -- and we appreciate -- -- have a good new year are bigger test at new. That's Dustin Pedroia Red Sox second baseman. Usually it's what did they say at Fordham I felt like we brought people together. I was you know. -- you didn't you can't sort of you cannot arrange enough events for ARCO Arena seven years down. That's our main well our co exist seven years I don't -- to -- Chillicothe. -- US. You yeah you might get -- I mean I get started again -- W. Yeah according to a my career just like your regular great player. But you don't read the call and you did I say is a great player Michael -- great fighter we knowledge we have two minutes. It's one minute two minutes bank. Let me just say I understand my perspective. And that's that's for yeah dangerous bet to go with players in their mid thirties all of of the typical free agent deals do run to average 36 to try to stay away from spots secured except for the right players I do think have been exaggerated -- the degree to which I don't think there's -- on a -- policy avoid a second -- forget who is what he means different -- putting on the side. At that April yeah historically guys with his production levels through their rage you know kind of when he nine was sort of injuries and even with some injuries even you know have but have performed pretty well through their mid thirties -- their hall fame caliber guys there's a reason why in FL their baseline is really high -- -- rob. Your thoughts. Wrap up here. Out there I think that Pedroia is gonna think you're exactly how he came across -- thinking he's always gonna -- well this -- -- there's always get there. And with the way the you're going in that I think some of -- stems off and Alex is right in terms of the history of the position in the contracts everything. But I think one of things that you want -- brought up in the column was the injuries in the way he plays also yeah that'd been you know we we talked about that with Kevin Youkilis them. You know before but. Yeah I you know I do think that he's a guy that they have to keep around com. In some way shape perform I don't know if it's five seats -- you whatever it is. But you can't keep losing these guys -- you know what you have in if you know you have with a guy that you've got to make a big a priority keep the next Ortiz right.

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