Feb 13, 2013|
Sox catcher David Ross joins Lou Merloni in Fort Myers to discuss coming to the Red Sox and his experiences from the Braves collapse in 2011.
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Butler and ID 37 WEEI hope your Wednesday and go Welker many adherence studio. Had backed out of Fort Myers -- Maloney sitting down with. Red Sox called -- catcher for now. David Ross in Fort Myers all right thanks but sit here now with those Red Sox pitcher David Ross lot of reads the coming year at times. They Wear what it's like your boss in -- and -- look test for years ago. Yes a lot of thought you know a highlight here I think a little bit of going to -- censorship series to -- raises for the -- fine. A lot of good memories from -- lot of good guys in and likely come -- there's a lot of. But John welcome and experiencing it seemed used to starting rotation at their best before he had left. In no way these -- pretty damn good at that point do so you can Bacon's been a struggle for some. You still see these guys a guy like Jon Lester what you saw in -- way. Yeah I mean I still think he's viewed as one of the better lefties in the game. You know top -- lefties hard to find especially this game. And I just remember the stuff that he -- a -- power stuff. You know I think maybe just a little bit of bad luck you know really know went on and he's a talented individual -- -- -- a hard workers so you know I'll go to battle those kind of. You brought here John Breaux talked about Jason Varitek was brought into the conversation as well bring you here in just. You presence behind the plate and who knows how important a pitching is you guys injured so -- has been there for awhile it was important bring guys in. That work this it's just an apology describe. What you do to help Boston. It's. My experience. There's righty match -- exceed -- form. I think I try to be you know get a collective and you know opinion through everybody. You know work with the other catcher work the pitching coach for the man to work with the pitchers they operated together. Against that line up her over. To help -- pitcher now I think you know that's definitely need to work everybody's different opinions. Everybody is different views and I think the more information we gather the better you -- to open. To 2011 there were two collapse in baseball around here we think there's only one but you remember that -- a Braves team. In hindsight now looking back is ready to put your finger on the reason with a -- had struggled in September. There may have been some some. Some things but you know that that's the thing that I like one was that the Boston took a lot of heat off us. And and Atlanta and just the fact that you know it if -- to dwell on on things like it's just gonna go down we. You know we just we took it as a learning experience and and you know -- a way to to push to the end and and you know that they would figure some things out some guys -- get some younger players that went through some struggles Vermont did not handle. Some ups and downs of baseball something is a learning experience if you take it like that it is nation -- worker harder in the off season and and that's -- we did and obviously. I had a much better year last year. Two teams kind of regroup differently coming off those those those collapses in the Red -- really struggle if -- six and when you guys back in the playoffs they lot of Red Sox business organizational open it. To be more like what you guys did last year what we think was the difference what what helped you guys gonna beat it back into the post season. Well I think the key was did that there was a whole lot of moves me in the offseason for us we knew -- -- a good team the energy in news good team. Where is you guys had a lot of turnovers you know you had a new manager yet some new players. You know some new front office people there's a big turn over after that we had all the same. Same stuff so we all knew where we are going on or starting point so that was not that adjustment period coming off a season like that. -- David appreciate meant they thought they have me on our guys -- -- With thanks David Ross and loose down and there is that comparison people had after that Atlanta and Red Sox collapse opened September 2011. Atlanta handle -- pretty well Red Sox did not -- this year mark my wacky prediction. Is it David Ross and a -- more games Jarrod Saltalamacchia does this team they spent a lot of money could be Brady back up catcher and I'm by Coleman back -- cold Coke catcher. On this team ERA. Last year. Was tremendous. When Dave Ross behind the plate for his team and you spend that much money -- a guy and bring him in in. The only catches half the games I think the pitching staff is gonna get. Acclimated to him and by the end of the season elements can be a lot more of the war or whatever but Dave Ross -- the -- more games. It was a good pitching to Atlanta in the ER it was -- your right -- them -- the overpaid for him now the overpaid for in the catch thirty games. Forty games he's going to be pretty major part of this thing it's. Strange are brilliant pick Saltalamacchia is going to be year. Opening day I didn't think he's going to be here for the stars were trying to be possible -- -- yet they're gonna move on and I'm on the favorite talked about it or not but I'm surprised he Saltalamacchia. On this team right now I -- It'll be interesting to see how it all comes together for this team in particular spent a lot of time -- the next couple days trying to figure out what those blocks are. I'll put him in on that list you wanna put anybody on that list. They do is you listening to Lucchino and and Pedroia. And Ferrell and it would Tennessee talent and some great coverage from spring training this morning on their show. There's a theme developing that we know were underdogs -- world K without looking not talking about how you -- like that role. Pedroia saying yeah we think in the World Series but at the -- of people back. That -- it really some sort of script now and maybe the days and in Leicester is gonna speak today it is picnic table session reportedly. Right maybe he'll get on script too because Lester Lackey sort of stood out as guys who didn't get on that same page. Today I thought Lucchino Pedroia worry think about them. There on that script that we know -- underdogs gonna wind earn people's trust back we know it's a long way to go no excuse for last year yeah I mean MM how would other. Position it going to take and never once taking them pick in the fourth or fifth I mean think -- about the balance that we deserve to be first I think to be realistic about. There are 69 games last year -- huge collapse a year before people dot right now. Up you know three weeks into the season. Fourth inning in the game against you know the Mariners and -- me think more underdogs here you just -- Scott plates is a story line to get to the first day of the season. Any is seeing great pitching like you said on its pitching staffs but it was a roster David Ross yeah from. Apple of baseball magazine other preview you as a Major League best catchers ERA. Of 3.3 three over the last four season that's -- -- -- games have not cherry picking. It's -- at least play fifty -- are -- to see ya know the last very years and David Ross is a 333. Catchers you are when guys throw again -- to teach your point earlier date and pay meters from the bench she's here's a mentor he's gonna play this. 6177797937. Match your phone number Texas right now is the eighteenth tee decks on 37. 9371. O'clock we'll talk to any prickly part of an -- and broadcasting his thoughts on the Bruins game last night. Lou will join us next live fort Meyers and Mike Napoli in the 12 o'clock -- -- one where.