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Mike Napoli, Sox 1b, on his contract negotiations with the team

Feb 13, 2013|

Napoli joins Mut, Lou, and Kirk from Fort Myers to talk about his hip injury and the intense contract negotiations.

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Any past now packed. -- and it's just. It's bad enough you kids on their crying about no power and it's cold but then -- -- -- what -- worst part of -- -- I'll call -- he always -- I wanna go there meant. It's it's it's not right either because I haven't haven't doctor -- -- have been down here so you know I'm and other cold and everything but I'm having that I went last it was all right that's a good time. -- just such a good time. You're you're son is literally for mean there's icicles. You know -- in his face not literally -- Aniston. In my you'll find itself in essentially three and -- it's time to grow up right and I mean I am not sure that's that's LB said he had a son will have a little shelf for Sunday we'll get them up there to three years old -- -- -- -- -- world were three girls are fighting wars at some point guys. -- We're actually what -- -- -- voicemails -- just rip -- -- -- going to be honest and where -- that you're gonna hear some of the text of voice activation of nation little in Iran from you guys weren't responding well to -- Stanley stranded here with. -- in New England it's Butler and ID 37 WE yeah I'll lose in fort Meyers and Mike Napoli. Has joined us live on the show Mike Dario. There are good and they've told the story before it's sort of a shock and the reaction to it but. The processing your signing when they find out about your hip ailment and it's how much of a shock was it to UN your initial response when they came back with a diagnosis. Yeah and I was in the big shock you know you wait seven years via free agent and you get a deal on the table when you go to physical and then. -- find out something. You have been in the it doesn't go with yours so I was little rough offseason and we got off taking care of them from having to be here. I can't imagine that that loosening exit three years 39 -- back home and cutting. -- and having a good time enjoy and the fact you get this money coming in next thing you know it turns into one year thirteenth five guarantee incentives is that. People think he's got to become in Europe -- the whole process of this organization know when. -- you know I'm I'm not upset at all you know it's it's a business so I mean. They took you know what they had to do the -- If I'm healthy and you know they found that you know. It it kind of stinks that you know I'm not -- guaranteed authored a million dollars but. Knows it's its gift from my health you know as a person off field too so. -- a bunch of doctors figured out you know what I can do and and non in -- got some medicine and the Pentagon MRI tomorrow to see. Now as medicines in the end zone with -- No sense of whenever you know when -- 700. Here -- feel good on good shape so. A spirited go by open and a during that process might in between you and the initial offering and -- -- signing with did you get closer in contact with other teams during that whatever it was fifty day. I deal. Well I mean for the most part it. That long period of time was me gone a different doctors GMMR. Tom marked my health and what I can do. But eventually went off to figure out you know what I was gonna do the plan on there were other teams. No contact my agent and and -- interest in and -- the Red Sox you know express. -- all interest you know they didn't go anywhere this whole process there in -- supportive and it's a similar you know we need to do the Tokyo we'll do and no expressed that they want me here so. To stay loyal to me and that goes a long way of me. Mike you mentioned the MRI tomorrow help me out is that -- is that because you're experiencing pain right now it's mr. -- that a preventative MRI to sort of see where you are right now and and it just -- looking at where that that thing it. The -- worst thing about this is I've never had any issues with pain or anything. You know. With Avian investment across and so. There are some that I showed up on memorize. That was the start of it again so. I got -- medicine which is supposed to you know either stop. The progress of it or you know make him better so on this the first MRI it's a C. On what to medicine you know. Is doing you're if his work and are there whatever. You know during the -- delay part of -- -- -- to Texas get more involved to get back involved with because -- When -- -- lost Josh cement this is a lot of power they lose they lose Hamilton's home runs. They lose Napoli is home runs and they're trying to get that extra bad announced they can Muppets might fit better now they might come back after. Yeah they did. But it was just here here as the right fit for me so -- stay loyal here quote to mean. It was the best fit for me you got the first base wise physical wise you know they wanted to play first base -- one army nose to go look behind the plate you know Tex is more of we're gonna want -- to tenets of 3040 games. -- play first base DH so. Right now you know not knowing you know. What this -- gonna do or whatever you know the impact of Vienna first base every thereof -- on the play. Will be better you know. Perfect world you know this this thing gets better and how real of of on the play. You know for this year urged an aura about media reps. There's a lot of questions about Gil for being a first base and I think is an inferior I think defense is first is underrated in the affects everybody can play a role but mentally with some of the guys. How comfortable do you feel over there and you know -- -- to do it right now but in the past Ron Washington one -- best infield instructor in the game use your ex manager but. How comfortable have you felt over there in his short time you've been there. And I felt pretty good you know I understand slower -- bomb. Yeltsin. -- I never really been taught taught over there just. No -- loss there is going to I mean you know -- -- ball that's the right you know it was kind of tough it is -- -- had -- -- about catching. And -- so that that they are house cats in his life. I'll go out there and take five problems on just constant threat so it wasn't like soft not do it every -- -- -- in China you better classes. The first game I played was. Against. -- team before we left camp. Those first game and house opening day at first base with me to feel comfortable. -- Not to like you -- out there every day in and you know working at a I'll do better I don't I don't feel comfortable out. Is there been any outlined here for you Mike in terms of how many games you're in the player on the days or you can go is that been discussed at all -- just too -- -- that. I mean I should be able to go every day yeah I Serbia in the lineup every day I mean. I mean I haven't felt any thing you know so I mean. I just need December Russell the doctor clears me so -- go out there and I've -- -- and you know run -- -- mounting problems. Mike Napoli is joining us with -- and Fort Myers joined the show we're gonna do a good break come back and continue. Our conversation and -- asking about the Red Sox experience so far Mike Napoli with us here on Sports Radio WEE. Well first of all we've got a high number of new players here is signed through free agency is as well known. Documents -- offseason. I think more than anything giving what this team is come off of the last year plus. I think we have a great opportunity in front of us it's a rewrite the story that's been the case of recent years. And talking to guys throughout this season whether it was November 1 on there was a genuine eagerness to put. What has happened behind them hey get down -- and get back on the field and prepare for the season. Red Sox manager John Ferrell earlier today with Dennis and Callahan it's not -- 937 WEE like -- they had studio Mike Napoli joining Lou life. Are in for Myers one of the things that we talked about a lot during that the free agency period Mike -- numbers at Fenway so it's not. What are your family members in the stands tell you what pitch is coming can you explain your great numbers at Fenway Park as a visiting player. I have no ideas just. Is it just happens you know as a player does he go some places and news. -- really well on some places you can't even do anything so. I don't know I really can't explain it I mean. I have no idea do you feel more comfortable civil Olivia -- feel more comfortable if I mean I started like I like hitting their background you know. You -- big green wall in. Answers given those fans are into the game. I'm not mean maybe relative -- homers so. There there in this process. You get calls you play with John Lackey as friends and you get calls from him saying you know Boston's a great place the players think maybe surprise some people because Latin but. Tough Colvin here for a couple of years if he was still saying this is we wanna play. Yeah I'm not he dust -- off me bunch of times. Which is you know it's nice -- feedback -- -- -- on yeah Parker is playing here in the and I atmosphere and he was the only one either right now he he does -- really guys who know him you know to enjoy those in the no middle Brooke was last duels gone and molested -- in that little bit too so. Full court press -- they've they've put around me so it is a pretty nice. You know you gonna tell me that this team is going to be good I guess I'm gonna ask you is that time here and ask you why do you think this team can win -- 9095 games needed to make the post season. In I was supposed -- -- that. Thousand Naira pretty good five. Just. It seems right they -- -- some guys here that are good clubhouse guys and in to some veteran pitchers. The have a little chip on their shoulders you know -- if you could still play. Just seems like we really ought to -- Syrian and and there along -- just -- -- -- Let me ask you this -- I I imagine clubhouse has been good and bad chemistry doesn't matter or is it really overrated and that's the big thing this year you. Victory you know Dempster guys that people like does that really matter at the other there's just about the you know on field play. -- are definitely matters and I've been awesome. Actually a lot of one of -- -- so and now we are messiness of Moscow on together and and I know put it together on the field so. That doesn't means a lot and I don't know who looks like we can have here. He did does not talk with David Ortiz of years -- it's thousands here he's not traded away in. Double guys hitting behind him -- get yourself in. Kind of that one year kind of show me thing almost another country another country you view and you know the kid will little Brooks who probably a lot to ask for the second year player too but that's the meat of the line do you kind of do you feel that -- and -- and David looked at him on the protection. Yeah I mean this. -- total of up to that you know so. I'm excited about Owens in the someone wanted to notes. A good opportunity. -- -- in the middle Lima in our talent. -- and you know. He's an -- today in the middle about their objectives. Even in Anaheim missed those but we both those inevitably he might couldn't do. What catches -- Orioles -- both. -- the day -- but. I definitely love in the opportunity in the you know -- you know motivated them. And in terms of -- -- coming into a new team like this you know DT. What you call myself a leader Mike I mean how would you go about in this this clubhouse do you try to. Meet everybody try to you know be that leader as a new guy team -- -- to see where things go early kind of pick and choose your spots. Not a bunch going to be myself you know you can try to do. Anything different from some -- and be myself and no let it let it play out and they just kept coming in and you know try to be a leader has just I like to lead by example and you know how -- -- Callaspo. Get on the field play hard and putting in Ireland and he's -- to do you know you can't respect for the team and. Not last one for me if the MRI comes back. Next couple days in the medicine what you taking is working. Are you on the field this weekend is it it and told full drills I want the team gets together this week is that a week what he expects. Yeah ammunition take long -- I've been in the weight room and and doing their thing possible to. No one wants us summer running program -- -- take long at all so. We really haven't talked with the doctors you know about what what the plan is and so that we get to samurai so. I really don't know it -- I've been in the gym and and from donors thing possible to. You know when I get out there you know -- -- on -- too long time from and a beautiful. Mike -- it no point during this forty day processor ever was you didn't spend 34 million dollars in credit card and an hour and a half. You thought it out right Nadia a -- and do that. It's going to be a rough but when you think about right I mean you thought you have 39 million dollars 95 not so bad for guys like -- -- 34 million bucks in this Islamabad but you know I'm doing my money passive in my mind. Yes. It all come work out and long. I'd like that one more you set out later he set on Twitter today at last couple days you -- Red Sox and to be picked. The song you're gonna love to play with him to get any good suggestions -- you don't -- -- -- -- why -- I know that's still under -- thought that out there -- -- to put out there aren't you people really have a chance that to get that are you locked in this company -- -- that -- your fans on Twitter. And and what did you hear their their opinions about it you know I'm kind of a hip -- Gaza. Just seeing if there's anyone heard of anything new there that are in the -- it was them. Mike thanks I appreciate it good luck and I'm all right this week we'll talk -- -- -- I've been Mike Napoli Red Sox first baseman joining us live. From spring training not -- 93 point seven. WB yeah rub it in. I'm jealous that's. -- -- why why why are you jealous them that many and trust fund. They got to get handed down to you hear what about down eleven more years well -- and it turned fifty. And -- it. But well as you can imagine that's just the league guys like you and and they haven't Major League players you guys get his. What's that. Baseball reference -- -- nice contracts for exactly. That you go Patten the crazy thing about the -- when he says an MRI tomorrow but -- check on. Medicines work as a the only thing go to the regular routine I'm sure that's all it's kind of scary though. Not that they sickness and assist the but he doesn't feel pain it. It isn't Ellis talked to morally buddies again Rickie mentioned Bo Jackson Bo Jackson its humble Brett Favre again -- Brett Fuller knows on the story you know. He was diagnosed at the Villa and when green they want to trade for him from Atlanta in the -- that note don't do what he's getting it that this condition don't do it and worked out pretty well for Brett Favre in green basically. He's never felt in his hip stop until -- completely shocked that it was there he is that some other issues you know we talked about the shoulder but. Resolutely permission but that he said that -- -- nine and devote their place this. There's really did sneak up on him but it's so early in the process that it was you know plays out. 6177797. On a three -- the phone every can Texas on the eighteenth tee -- -- 37. 93 several get a break your top of the hour channel has got tripped it we come back any prickly. Of NASA will join us talked some Bruins with you don't go anywhere.

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