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New Special Assistant to the GM Pedro Martinez with the Big Show

Jan 24, 2013|

Pedro is back, here in the capacity to help out in the GM office. We speak with the good will ambassador himself right here on the Big Show.

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I don't know people think they're having -- somebody out there is calling you. Their boyfriend right now. Maybe somebody considers you some big person -- The return of my boyfriend right now. At 2 o'clock this race that's where portrait group there at the -- I just can't give. Looking at the story and not just laughing and saying I'm naive can -- human being. -- Mean you wanna. The guy who was an athlete to not naive he's trusting. Do you think strongly do you think you might have some opportunities on campus probably meet some of the beautiful and too much didn't hear him onto cliche. But ballplayer goes to got to you know -- big man on campus football star captain. Of the undefeated. For a while Notre Dame football team. Any -- goes to the campus at any moment. He's on the cliche a certain movie it's different more than that tomorrow I still -- movie. The lights are a lot of movies. Books. It's not like that different. People keep on bringing up and doing over and over the text and for the game aspect of it was if that's the case. Much -- has to do this. If he doesn't. Want Rose to third and focused on football -- I thought oh and the story I -- ever favored guests all time it's always great to have them on the on the program and it's late great that he's gonna. Spent some more time here in Boston. Pedro Martinez game today as a Red Sox special assistant to general manager bench Eric and and he joins us in the AT&T hotline. -- -- A great honor -- it I'm okay long wait a minute limit what did you expect a good deal at this time around you know that. I remember it being a local local local. I'll get used to your -- that's about it usually -- -- this -- an extreme even war even for New England now this this come about Pedro Martinez special assistant to the general manager. Does tell us about the process of of leading up to this moment. Well -- -- I know I'll always keep a good relationship with the Red Sox and although street all -- -- political ball and then then. And not all the award and -- But I know I've been doing with the Red Sox actually let me do. I continue the conversation and a good relationship with the Mets talked. And that. You know it started talking about different things so we could do I -- that the team needed a little bit of and so -- all around better chemistry. Between you know all appreciate that the players and insult someone that could probably be a mediator in. So long that they can relate to and it didn't let that happen in the field -- off the field. Or whatever and I he also I'm still fresh from baseball so I can I cannot throw a lot of knowledge in and -- Felt put him in whatever aspect indicated my -- Also monitoring can rely on me because we keep that good relationship enough. Actually. I mean you know he -- me -- -- That's a more reliable that they can Preston and and so long second into the approached the players. You work most of the I love pitching coach in that particular goats. Needs me to do something. It will be a great -- -- -- -- to work with some of them and helped them. Or or or -- -- request something I'll be more than happy to welcome my knowledge. It's and that's not that specifically when I'm going to do I'm going to try to help mentor. They're younger players and and and now. Also you know it is we have to see I'm minority go to something that NATO somewhere idea that I have to. Improvement and and also alone. Actually. You know help out in any in any other way that they need me. When you talk about chemistry team chemistry we know it's it's also an important. But you have to win don't should have great chemistry. Yes you have to win but at the same time. Oh lead you to winning its its hard being a good communication and independent religious it's been every. In every single aspect will be organization. It has the count from the outfits. -- -- -- -- that hands and everything. I think I think if you. Everything clicking together it's easier for you we involving them and that is about it long group in front side and the other one on the other side. You talk about have a good relationship. A bridge between the players in management players and ownership. Numbers and this organization reality is. And that is the balance between. You know old fashioned scouting and looking at some of the new numbers and being with statistics driven will you be working with numbers don't. I doubted them on the old school kind of play a -- and the pitcher and and that. I I can tell you like to break apart a pitcher I can break apart. Situations like -- two -- we're. Well -- of people being cute and because obviously what the -- salt. It -- a little speaking and and hopefully I can relate that to some of the kids -- and -- give them blazed through. Two to them to do what I used to do to improve every day. And you know how I act upon altered the Red Sox and help in every aspect that they mean it's it's talking to some players exit. Actually the exchange with on the band. They want me to move you know -- and go see a play or something like. I'm open to all that I I. If I want it to be a pitching coach -- on the -- -- pitching coach that's not what I want. I want to be a monitor either because like I actually wasn't home because I want it to -- -- on the and I'm not gonna put that in jeopardy or. And it it. And including baseball -- -- even though it vehicle for me we'll we'll try to do the cup. I'm can be a silent a bit too much on the and at the same time. Probably liked -- from the field I just to be our system learn different things that you -- some. So ultimately what you wanted to. Well so what do a little bit of everything I learned from my management. Some of the things that I don't know I wanna I wanna help. Make. Then the job a little -- here and and and and more secure about -- -- on this patients and our hearts you know. It's all related stops. And if you want in my suggestion. I'll be more than happy to help the Marlins -- assist and a lot. We're at it where does that lead to the witty ultimately. Wanna do this is obviously something you can do I don't know how many hours you'll have to put into it. But but ultimately you're you're relatively young man you've had a phenomenal career. And yet you get your whole life ahead of where he could do. Lot I'm gonna learn that looked like animal to get my feet wet beside it that it -- -- what's that rolled by like. But I I'm I'm certain I'm certain I'm not in the -- awful he's so he probably like I used to look player. So eradicate out of likely probably being monitored. I'll probably be the pitching coach. That. Everything else I think our community I'd like being in the office a little band out of the united it. And he tried like being around the keen on learning some of the things that we've developed a -- The president -- and all I. I'd get -- not something to do and and and also learn different things. I on the the knot the game and then I hopefully. We'll learn different things can blow in all it's. It Pedro what was the first thing that I do on the job -- -- after this press coverage at a press conference today after this interview what's the first thing you do when your new role. Flaw I'll probably go visit the academy because. That direct so that -- AM move. To me like we afford time to think like the gold pit stop to kids and and and talk to them out by them about. Some of the things that they're going to be chasing once they get to this state and once they get to a higher level while they get to the big big. Date date date is Jay wants me to really let them know. What that none out but they're going to be seen him and and then which relate to blow it into the right. A lot of our techsters in people on Twitter want us to ask you about -- Della Rosa. Now what do you think of this kid and do you plan to work with him. Of course if I -- it equals world tour for me to. Actually Oakmont in -- they I'll be more than happy proving its extremely. Extremely talented. Hit and a blessed with a great art. Unarmed you'll see every day saw. Album not a local Marleau who worked with them and then then I'm pretty sure you go because things apply only to the to do something within them and that. Popular popular do it honestly and I think they read about how a very good prospect in -- Pedro tells what you wanna do a lot with this job with a big name players in the past the different teams who have been asked to come back to their payroll team. -- many times because the team needed a little marketing push they needed to have an attachment to the old players that were great. We were suspicious about this when you first approach you about this. Now I'm not though because. One run run -- in that makes me feel more comfortable is the fact that it's not only. But that colonial poke that -- Jason Varitek. What the capped a proud team and and that Britt in mind. Eight the brilliant mind being in -- baseline. And someone very very capable a -- doing anything in baseball. So. Can't -- to unite together. Approaches that they cute stuff approaches. On the monitor in approaches every single aspect that you want Smart men. All. A war course and and and also. Home run and in better. As a human being not need that a lot of the players. So. I'm makes me feel comfortable also the fact that we still brought David in the team. -- makes the real world actually and you're not together. At the same time like it was looking -- And then some of the other guys like Lester and and buckles and intellectual guys. -- needs to be kidding it would mean and and a and a and and engagement and and data that. Where you played here was there anybody like to view. In in this role now that the Red Sox have anybody like this or is this this is. New ground altogether you're you're pretty much defining the role that hasn't been done before. Well I I so I always you know and I told game -- always coming up and not dole you have always been around. Tight so. It's a lot of the players got -- doing that you know give it to perfection. While doing anything they want him to do whatever pesky. It was great. Johnny Pesky at the names that you have to go and you wanna he is someone meant to you seem to ground balls. Go o'clock deal in the field goal -- hope that he'll go -- in -- would you admit he needed to have the best you'll feel so. If you yes yet -- looked to be so and so on take copy of Johnny Pesky and you know along the team. Actually -- spent some solid sometime this summer here in Boston. Get excited I'm hoping not that I would do that it's a little warmer as you know the summer. He had not -- direct it at least. What does know and I don't know what you look cute guy. Well I hated to arm which yet I've lived here for majority of my life advocates in the winter right. You know I imagine Pedro you'll be in Cooperstown one day -- what what you think of the statement from the baseball writers this past year. Well he just a few weeks ago where -- end of elect anybody into the hall of fame particularly know Roger Clemens. Know Barry Bonds. I know Sammy Sosa and -- cannot know Curt Schilling for different reasons or what did you think of that. Well you know I and I hit eight victories sat. Concede that that put me in in baseball. Did not get affected the way they shoot -- it -- -- they shoot out. Because of different situations that they've faced them in their careers. You know what the people that I admired that I respect that I. That I competed against and then and it's sad that they couldn't. Quite see their career. It doesn't that the end of their career shouldn't show the way believe me but that everybody expects it. The same time. Everybody has to carry. The response -- that they have the best play possible. And everybody's going to be able to probable about you know that the things that we do probably. You know. I respect the way the writers go about their business. Mind my daughter who also performed. The best look possible. -- idea -- that if it could mean. I'm not saying anybody did it because I didn't either and that that obviously. Writers. That got the likable. Most are legal reasons why they didn't vote. It's it's it's actually such a -- well we'll see that motivated that it that it. The some of the biggest players ever in the in the -- that is sort of the game. Could not get elected because of something that it -- wrong. Out of it -- first strange thing though Pedro in the -- get two guys we know of the tested positive one being. I'm Manny while they were in the league we get two guys did dealt with perjury trials and there was a lot of the information that came out during those -- we have a lot of -- guys. That for some reason people are tagging them putting the perception. That they believe they were steroid guys I believe you're going to be aided tremendously. And people do not believe you're one of those guys that body type probably Schilling. You know he's always carrying extra pounds I don't think anybody looks at Schilling it's that's a -- body. He's got to be helped I think in the long run he gets and because of it is it fair. Do it -- to perceived it may speed these guys did it because of their body type whatever even though. They never failed a drug test in in Major League Baseball. Well there's a decent. In about the first -- hopefully. There -- -- little -- different between that and I that he'd be a QB not make it. You know and and -- and it's only because the numbers had been -- at the level that they. Fuller -- while the old saint. That they Alabama like. A certain level. Oh well a little -- oil cooler code numbers. They respect from the players voted for him to be certain about all the players. They're probably not saying that they're not gonna go to go below saint. And that includes -- That that's saying you're not a first follow all the play and told the saint. I don't think it's fair amount that you Ontario that because I'm not in that position to make a judgment. But. I don't think it -- fatal -- or someone is based on the assumption I I'm hoping that they don't. Let. Be able I got the respect the way they've painted and what they've taken you guys for more information that would normally do. I I'm not fully aware YE. For the reason why you lose it being judged to not function. I that don't think it's good when you. -- -- that so on it's it's doing something before you you'll actually be for information or useful. Pittsburgh tobacco I think it's going at it and made it difficult to understand. But at the same time not the player. I say I'm hoping. Even if they didn't make it mature outlook that someday they'll. Also I think that would is what makes you so special and why you wolf -- fly again and that is that nobody believes that you didn't. And on top of that you were pitching against a lot of these guys that we now know world Rory did -- -- you're facing guys that we're. Constantly. You know with a little something something special working in their swing. There. He -- let you know it makes me -- other. Two and they had did. And and and out there because he might Albert would be a good look me in any aspect to anybody. At their rookie of the year now. Oh why am -- a little -- although. You know my body was starting to be well -- did -- feel like I know you'll become a difficult on the you do it. Well look at lap I did probably a normal person would blow it open and you've got a couple of miles to get some of the lamented I know. I'm -- force horses to get out but that it it will it will mean you know it will -- wage -- also happen. Not that I aged 3740. I'm going I'm going to become a part of -- 99 again you know. It is you look at the right time to -- My body up and change. But that it does change my body has always been the same and not only people don't perceive me out if I didn't do it. I did not do. There's the big east is not the people perceive me is that I did not -- I'm never put to a human body in the net though and don't get so everybody has to do. And heal completely myself obviously got person and I'm pleased with myself enough. Alienate I played a game and integrity -- -- for the game. -- poppy that I get involved somebody -- -- -- -- idea. At Mississippi you know -- don't know and I -- -- admit that way what to possibly done and I bit. The old school -- I did it. It's always great to argue with -- so happy that your back here with the organization and we look forward to -- Other opportunities to sit down at Chela can do this for an hour hour and a half which. A great job great doctor and you again. All right you guys you think you got that he'll. You are afraid you know I do you do Pedro Martinez. -- -- Who are you going to benefit from that front that's they don't want kids have approved players who -- -- years.

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