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Kevin Millar, Former Red Sox 1B, on Clay Buchholz

Apr 26, 2013|

Millar joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the improvement from Clay Buchholz, the team's great start to the season and John Farrell.

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Every Friday at this time would not -- 93 point seven WEEI the self proclaimed real 15 you seem on the MLB network. You see him on Twitter golfing with all sorts people Campbell are joining us on the AT&T hotline. Kevin -- you. Kevin get out Cuba -- what what somebody that you're going. To -- day. Golf and go quite good -- they'd actually an hour left in each start by Herbert -- and please check. And that's a nice little straight and are absolutely going to Wear orange shot 78. Boy you just golf and talk baseball's that we elect is right now that's outstanding. That's purely a little tired agenda program they're -- each topic at that wants a lot get out there to pressure it's -- so I'm vitamin. I'm with a they were just talking -- this -- soccer locally buckles and I looked it up on. SE Kevin blocked three for ten hit a bomb off the guy walked a couple times struck out five times you'll take that every day. I've always liked his stuff but I -- cup years ago now all of a sudden it comes to see America to cutter he's at a different level. At every level I want Monterrey is now right now make sure Garrett because it was kind of bash this kid -- my other one trade him now look at a at a you know it's stuff wise sometimes the confidence that particular awhile but now -- addict Carter. He's always had a nice savvy baseball they throw between 9395. Or eight straight changeup that the -- that we straight in my outlook the Orioles probably mentally. It was -- -- -- threw a no hitter against us and no one told somebody throws straight change -- rightly so he's got a great. Arsenal -- all the great curve ball now you look at that hit it figured out know how to pitch and also is locate that you that big right. We're talking about a Pritchard found that -- locate -- pitches and he start pretty. I forgot you were on the team that he no hit. Well what was -- what -- -- -- Eric what was that discussion a bottom was it simply we don't know we know about this changeup oh we got talking about me afterwards. It was a bad at at scouting report by the Baltimore Orioles all meet her credit their CO LC a whole lot Robert -- but. No uncertain about his straight change -- but he -- -- to right and -- -- think you are catching up that day but he -- -- -- Game and the -- brought no hitter Mike and as great a lot things can happen and I think Ottawa I want that. Almost at -- Knock up the middle of course I don't play but other than that it was a straight up the no hitter we all having infield seem like. Well look if you wanna get on the for criticize him last year -- -- eight at eight point 69 ERA through five starts that's fine and Alastair to bring that time. And I did I don't handle the Mike -- -- just for you. You want him out of there -- you're you're you're trying to get a rather because like I did you know odd couple out like you like that. But -- stay long term now. I question whether or not he is a long term picture again last year at this time 869. That being said you're you've got some veterans on this team now. And -- said the other day. He didn't really go back to last year but he said without so many words last year was confrontational. You believe Kevin that part of his success this year. Is that there are some veterans like Dempster like Gomes like John Farrell who we admit -- -- us a couple of years ago he was scared -- -- David Ross veteran catcher. That those things are helping him reach a level that we've not seen him at that and his career so far is that fair to say. 100%. And that's what happens when you're in an environment that's not on. And and Bobby Valentine type environment didn't seem to be fine. With these guys and -- thank you look at that eight calm present that John Farrell has brought to this club. Along with the additions have been brought in guys like David Ross Johnny go home and Victor Reno and Napoli and Dempster and I'll look at -- attitude. Change that make up of this club -- -- In this city it -- means a lot more. Then in the big top four guys are rated draft I think you -- -- make guys play and spent quite make it they'll they'll be up. And I think the Red Sox did a great job of bringing those guys and and good guys that are important and broke. Kevin Arnold you know -- hitter and a lot but I think we're learning a lot about Andrew Bailey and -- Teammate he is with well I was accepted his role how do you see this thing play and now when -- comes back. Our parents -- closer period I mean you don't lose your job because of injury that -- Aaron and you know and I get a couple Saban you know whatever but that's -- -- ethical -- by. They have a dynamic 89 combination -- Bailey right Algeria all I perhaps LP in my opinion. And basically that's it that's what you have depth you can lose a guy like -- And -- -- like really that's that's success. And steps into that role and that at this level but I think would all -- beat you need Aaron closing games. And you need to alienate all because at that bridge -- back after the closer. Those four outs those six out 789. Inning that's what the game want. Jack I agree with -- -- -- it comes back and as the closer. And ST this still would vote that went all the Leach a short -- that Lee should -- the right amount. Why I you know the issue that seat -- to get it it's it's a record that's got location problems in the least become short but I think -- and that blocked either power pitcher but he yeah -- these are colder. You know -- most -- good -- they don't beat themselves streak -- you look at location and you're looking at. At successor you know I don't think he's gonna -- short leash. You know this early in the -- -- typical -- long term that's when you got -- not you know -- option to make a change but. I don't think you look at each unit here -- a roll and you know -- -- hander -- you know really -- a great job. I'll go out and he's got a keeper on the course until you really need to start making a change habits early expect the went. Will little Brooks had a huge home run the other night was a laser at about one like it's a large shot like two seconds to get -- the ballpark in those monster seats but. He's been -- here a little bit -- it seems like he's trying to hit everything over that monster during this homestand you know what. In that situation the edge ever get yourself in that spot and what do you do to make sure you're not trying to put every ball somewhere in the Mass Pike at Fenway. Yeah and that's encompassing about it right hander -- you look pretty and cute or make some adjustments you know we we don't know what the count will -- brook spring he's got some power. Obviously two home runs that make up for the under 200 average but it. It's why he's -- right now it's you know he had averages or you want to beat he you know and it and it's its top beat that you get this -- ball. All games because that's where your money -- it seemed like and -- think you're looking at a guy that. You're you're gonna you're gonna expand the location what you just got to get back swinging at strikes I think that's -- that's one adjustment that -- goalies. -- -- Kick back watch some video watcher pitch selection. You might be -- yourself now more so than you weren't about all the ball when it breaking ball out of that all worked out all out of dissolved. That's the biggest thing get back to video and watcher picture election more so than a swing -- Look at it -- Both of us that they realize the impact there in and -- good player David Ortiz is nine. You anomalous prized comeback has been as hot as he is early on in the season and I know you love. That that's pregame speech he gave their Saturday at Fenway Park. Wasn't easy if you everything -- Tremendous heart I'm and we know that kind of hitter he is we know -- -- it -- -- -- for the city of Boston that you'd better reps -- uniform turned out and the big poppy. But he got a great art and when he was all that microphone on each week you get 36000 people he's an older at the stadium it's -- no script. And you saw him speaking from his heart attack and you feel like you're speaking to that span which you are you don't realize sometimes -- entire. Television you know -- But in -- all the -- wherever in the bottom lip when he when he dropped a curse word but. He felt that you know that. From the action and that and I know poppy there's nothing more than what he does -- if you are obsolete and -- -- it's shocker but -- -- You know what. Eat eat eat and and he did we allow the city in the past many boring they -- No golfer -- did you invitation get lost in the mail I was once but not in the house Saturday at that presentation. I'm telling you what what what -- additional world -- I'll probably onslaught that day at work -- you know some but -- six days a week you all probably and we cannot forget they hang out see poppy maybe you know -- reps. That the team in town right now OK lets the team in town Houston Astros view your base that a Texas you live in that area they got a baseball park again it. But the way they've gone about it their payrolls like ten million dollars last. And -- Yeltsin baseball not a nice little start but boy they're gonna struggle this year you OK with the way these Astros are put this team together basically hey. Will try harder next year I hope the team together for next season after a 162 games this year camp. It's a couple -- it really had I don't know I hear you hear that situation not helped you make -- league minimum payroll. To talk coleslaw or you don't the bright side if you got some young guys get hurt spikes. In the organization and you go through the time that was on tomorrow night at the Marlins on the -- Seven World Series called point about shop you know and it's it's a couple alternate family and I understand the -- accurately would -- You know at some point you -- you might have a few -- that we don't know yet you know trying to either have a cover up here. I mean that they're they're switching leagues immediately it doesn't get any easier. He's here it's got to hope they see on a pitcher's mound. Because you know that's what keeps it raised around Hillary offensively are very good. They compete they want to stretch in -- that's about the a week ago it seemed like back -- backs are when urban and where we're garlic and Oakland and he went out the next start letting that but -- That's when it stopped that when you gotta give it kind of ball and work and will be crushed on the -- you -- -- but you know it's a couple well you really look at trucks. No -- but different -- that this team has and it's a good vibe and Alfredo it's Davis -- was an issue last year -- an issue early on this year is in right away that like that set up a deal with that they optioned out at AAA. Again I don't see a pitcher that Red Sox again I think he's going down and pitched pro teams. -- the right thing I'm guessing you believe. I agree that and -- you know what your options but time you go to the Mariners. May drive people crazy but you at 3825. RBIs here. Ellis might question about Al Alfredo sevenths is he worked that out. Either you're all -- that we talked early in the city it's that simple question somebody -- either you're ever out. This isn't about you. Either your hand are out it's that Red Sox across the -- and feel like you're here out. She'll later and the yanks she continued on. And you know unfortunately for him you know himself. You talked on the figured out it just got beat that guy go out there and work hard and do what you you you're you're an employee of this organization and he's actually. You know got some tools to pitch at a bullpen long or lead to spot start for the red sock but unfortunately that attitude it will. Where an article about you know well I do though. It's just it starts that little whispering in the you know it starts I yelled at EU support of -- part of that real. We had your -- Dempster on yesterday he confirmed your story that you help them out terms tipping pitches but he also. Does is pretty critical him eat eat eat. He's convinced you're like the fattest. Baseball commentator on TV was really going after your weight insane and that it is you something about I thought that was unfair. -- in the weight factor that some dry and understand and I've got a tremendously shoot in the hopefully area. It's not great with my shirt off -- struggle battle like not that I'm looking at the morning one. I year old college girls and -- I am a bad break -- adequate sports yet but that's not warm up my -- understand that I've never looked good my shirt off. And I got to accept that it's not what's inside the count -- that it's your night start maybe they'll open look the oblique area we expect. Yeah I -- I think these keep pictured on what is it that can adjust it to still be doing that more him. You don't give it a bit liberal with their guys showed up the gap that was that was a Winfrey US ideal careful that. They are on the. If I'm I'm comfortable on Mike and I get pressure that lecture on our league it really we're a little -- area aren't mostly it was about that. I don't have much will they barely have got at Celtic yeah I I'd like I'm -- I don't think the phrase is sneaky adapt -- and we've talked all right before but now been able to listen to him and watch him pitch now for a few days and in goal but his business just Davis goes up tickets wrapped around talks about the umpires -- -- cold weather. You know and I think Dempster has been a hard luck starter here but you know when it's over even if it's broken bat it's like -- do a better job make him pitch at this -- how to building with him at that is Robin off. That's that's a great thing about the good veterans and Matt -- a lot -- sent me eat out after a three went right now. And it just you know spent a couple of -- but he pitched well it -- more strikeouts in any. He's a guy exactly what Red Sox got he can make it start to make it -- learning. And eat and -- and he is on your scheme and that's it thinks I'm guys. Wear the uniform you're not sure there on your team this man on your team report for everybody ain't gonna help guys out. Let me get -- -- -- you're all of our buddy Hillman the other day I know that tell your foundation -- -- -- dot com your website Kevin at some T shirts for sale -- all the proceeds we're gonna go to Greg hills. Great foundation which is -- a ton of months money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing of the T shirts still on sale Lotta people get those. Yet you go to get more dot com. You know what what would be -- as we go so like they just attacked again but that's where you go. You know 100 -- a proper are going to Greg Hill foundation. This about that city if you know unfortunately what tragedies happened like this it seemed likely becomes stronger we become more together and sometimes you don't know how to help. And immediately. Much teacher saying if we can get out there might Michael sell out and and in and -- -- Greg -- foundation the money and let him get urged. You know at the first set those expenses the way they need to be -- the right to the families of the victims and what do we do to help. But that's right they'll get on a more dot com Boston strong T shirts. It's go for the people. That's to work on five you know you big time role and let's. Kevin -- are caught a lot. Why oh why don't I throw all want to Wear a hat backwards or thrown dot com so what do you do it. Temple went our -- I'll put it about eight where are -- Boston's strong men's and women's available Ken -- dot com thanks Kevin joint talking next week. -- -- -- my. Hands out and damn alarm. Kevin on the eighteenth the outlining ATP four GO LR dot com or -- shirts that said we gonna get a bloomer Loney -- -- at some point here the real 26 terrorists they were -- to six you do that you can those.

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