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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On the first place Sox

Jul 12, 2013|

Kevin Millar joins the Mut and Merloni Show as the Red Sox approach the All Star break in first place. Millar talks about a variety of Sox topics including Middlebrooks, Lackey, Lester, and Pedroia.

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And for the 1 o'clock hour of country music Friday's brace yourself for that coming up next with -- a job Chandler and that stuff and sports flash. Cool of the you know. And as. -- -- and just dropped an F bomb there at the end splash and I was somebody. Opening it's a John Chandler and that's the sports club that does can do every Friday at wanna fly a lot that I like -- a rough day today to Chandler. -- raffle four. Was a what are screwed up earlier called a night and what -- needed to all the New Jersey Nets who would do that blue replica for our everyday. That we -- So much you're taking your wife to Jays don't mean I cannot wait now that mean you get lucky afterwards. I mean I can't guarantee it victory. But I believe we have a baby sitter so things -- to go down that road Joey over the text you what happens you wanna play that play that we -- -- -- big ass. But before the show tonight you go to you go over -- fan and think -- I'll be able to make it over I. The people who go to Paul McCartney anyway anyway you're gonna McCartney and Tuesday. And make it I've not been to a kind of a no concert Fenway or not. That's gonna change yes it is. -- who's gonna be all I know we'll Jays he just wants -- little JC JT. -- happens to one through those those. Both -- we told were only -- matter what Lou won it in that in this case. -- wants to go she gets to go. Exactly. Rocket role whatever it takes your daughter Kayla can go maybe bring screeched at that maybe Portnoy. Maybe gronkowski maybe Gilbert god for him and he knows Jason LB to start the -- -- united 37 WEEI Campbell lark. Would join -- a couple of minutes lot of baseball to discuss. With Millar including the all star. Dexter the when they called the vote in. What I wanna get it right the the final vote is what it's called. And help -- baseball did with that and how wrong they got it yesterday Wheldon doing fans and a terrible now all the baseball fans baseball could have done something if you think they had any brains but they don't. Ever got Camelot. After I spent all morning our tweeting from an airport. With -- three man cities do -- taken a number one. -- -- earlier today. Everything okay that airport caps. Yup lands safely guys -- appreciate your concerns and my. I just you know when I landed actually looked out my all I -- your little sleep at wow. It almost forgot again and so I I just wanna get up and wrote I figured that at whatever. You're that thing right or wrong and a little Maloney yeah that's right. That's right and try and make sure because they'll walk and you know -- -- -- and now we're unaware that April. Well I mean it's just. I appreciate it I say thank you for -- probably gonna come on I'll just say when Pedroia was on Tuesday. He didn't cut it didn't seem forced people are saying you it seemed like you force this like your heart's not. Your heart's not really into account Pedroia just did it and lovingly for the show in years catatonic as -- eagle on -- me shot me up that's what I've got -- -- field. But you know what's funny for that's really my finger donut but the good news but the fact we don't know what it big time -- out there -- -- -- -- don't. So that would be my defense right there that -- and that's attorney. Athletes. Some of these guys have big time you know I should and do their Twitter account all locked up come from pretty. A lot can you confirm that likes be that big stars in your show can you -- -- on the guys and your shoulder have a lot of Twitter -- and follower you know for a fact they don't tweet themselves like. That intern story in form. Kicked it in our -- Twitter account got somewhere to show a little overloading my Kevin more into about nine people in Iraq and other notable -- back in -- -- -- the -- -- but. How much they right now it's not a 100% and I'm tepid at tweet and you could tell the one you don't want it or quit now business had tagged -- and their second language -- English. Right we can have a night -- -- are out there. They are with -- Derek -- requesting -- we got the Sox. Have games up what games over 500. It was starting to see the identity in -- down 512 games -- Seattle never out of -- game comeback win games as games that they coughed leads up. Going to go to extremes to continue to win those games it's. Is this the time of year we start to see that routine start to -- that I game it was so Baltimore last year. You start the seat -- holed it from a -- would we talked about it for make up we talked about the guys. But not a good start and see all the guys -- an interest just the ball player look church on time. Beard shaved heads but they're buying into -- chemistry that they I think the hole and you -- out. And -- -- policing and that you're seeing a lot of guys they're bringing a lot that table and then you know he actually not prepare like an amount on the every team needs are paying a lot of luck got to come out and nowhere. Played in the penalty baseball and this guy this year accurate and -- that day in and Al and has not swinging at bad balls and just seeing and take with the game gets them. So the whole big picture mean John Lackey beat him back or an absolute. Pleasure to watch young man out there throwing ninety or tomorrow our 95. And -- that dog mentality that looked so. All the stuff come together you start cigarettes are are pretty -- it being. Well and that the list we went -- earlier here here's some guys who have had big at bats are big. Situations for this team brought Colts Steven Wright Brandon Snyder Mike Carp Jonathan Diaz Craig Breslow Brandon Workman menaces. Imagining those guys in spring training and a lot of Red Sox fans go the Heller then do you believe cabinet. When he get these role players coming in the back and back -- snowball a little bit big guys can pick each other up is that a tangible thing or is that something we make up in the media. I -- -- I think it's contagious so like when you go back to become ticket agent saying could you are trying to do too much. So it's a contagious thing but you know the one -- it's funny that Red Sox you can look at them. They don't have that magnet star power like you don't stop take the field the other dynamic burst out yet -- popular leader. But not this dynamic person a star like the mayor mayor -- Martinez date right now -- like when we plot you know Oxford -- Arnold like Hollywood. They can't have a bunch of guys and a bunch of guys that really care for each other. Peace and a bunch of guys that know how to win together. And so I think John -- -- job -- kind of all he has he's he makes it Mac he's gonna. I mean you go places now also making -- slowed down a little bit off and leave the jokes. It jokes over many years. At least now in back in the area where it 400 paralyzed. Probably not but I -- right now that that they young man works. And being around the game that was there -- slightly put -- some muscle you got a bunch of guys -- that are sort of believe that he can be contagious. In trade trade deadlines -- on the court remember three or four years go in that locker room and a one of the veteran players -- you know why. Why we so afraid to give up on this kid buckled Roy Halladay the -- get -- reality I wanna win now three years from now. -- might not be here. -- like mentality that that you get that locker room but how difficult is to fight as a player jobs they want to -- pick up some pieces but though given up on the future. Yeah I'm a big step. What do Deion behind the scenes are great at what they do because its fans and players you wanna go out and get somebody right now. -- you aren't you closely in that rotation per game in three. And you know you understand it. But you also understand there's a future and there's a future you look at guys that are no trade guys behind the scenes everybody's tradable. Because for the right deal but they're really a but at temple got a GM to understand. This -- not going to our little Maloney Huard befell mound from blocked you don't stand. Larger on our block. But there's a couple guys are saying now. This cat I don't want you look at Bob Colton is. Package. 95 wood to break her more big change or maybe -- got to -- -- Red Sox -- -- what they are able to work areas dominate. Well and you say that I think the biggest need for this team is bullpen you know you've seen. A lot of these guys out there and I wonder how much you make of of guys who have -- that one good year a guy like Kevin Gregg Lou keeps talking about a guy like Kevin Gregg I -- Kevin Gregg is. Ten and a good year this year the three prior work -- what what what should eighteen be looking for at the deadline terrible bullpen arm Kevin. You go out there that podium and there's a guy John Hartford I got -- -- -- that about 88. By saying prior. Previous two seasons before eleven and 2000 well. He struggled this year bite you gotta go every teammate open cup rookie back up the Detroit tiger right now right up the ball and help. About threats are the people put up a secret every team that they're trying to get a little stronger and at 789 any. So that that you know we understand it but you gotta be traded now. Go get trade of -- on a guy like John -- to execute a lot speak who might have a change of scenery -- soccer team that just adrenaline and and you go on the Red Sox he might say 22 partly to the second half you know you've got to go find somebody like that you know your Greg okay. Gallagher long term but you can't worry about last couple years. Maybe this year eagle it's -- hot you're hot hand what. I'll see that your -- on a ball like him -- gamble and right now you know you gotta go to try to mix and match and tried -- best -- are a lot of Cuban people L. Yeah and that's the thing is such a crapshoot equally bizarre. Let me to begin with right but it's it's almost like you're you're you're picking up a position player in suitcase to give us a 150 at bats -- -- a good hitter can be afforded hitter and a 150 at bats or -- -- hitter right I mean it's a small sample size you pick up this rent the reliever for so. And if you give up the attitude too much which may be got a for locked in for three years. You might have a now right player guys -- didn't happen in this game with its part of you know the same thing -- like oh era pop -- -- -- really. Oh record and populace goes back appears on saint brilliant lost bat speed -- about the April -- -- get. You don't and it's like that's we're going to be interpreter my -- let's play at that they might have -- they have a right to plug in here and it might have a guy here that the job. But I don't think any -- -- apostle. I think that's what we look for too many conflict -- in the -- -- Perfect second base it was a lot like it paid what Soriano at second base yankees and it jumped in and Jeter and -- like. The corporate employee who -- or -- could have a perfect scene. You don't and I mean he got a mix and match is not the best player or position. You know what Ortiz honest but Ortiz because you pass Harold Baines most -- -- designated hitter. I think he's the best DH of all time no Edgar's great but the combination of speed I mean not speed the speed power and average and a -- I know I used to go to bat don't get me wrong I don't get well -- steal led. -- -- -- talk about hall of fame here with this guy or do you think he's the best the -- -- I think you prestige ball I'm not saying that because equal Greg either I'm telling you that because of who that. -- -- this man has dominated this position and I get so that you argued EHE healed and grow. -- -- -- -- was that entered Thursday as -- -- -- and he's the best. Ever in history that back up so if they're gonna. At times come. Down the road and talk also aimed at number -- -- done -- Turkey should be also hammered the reason why. Seven years old and a lot let's talk about 37 year old Luke Babbitt says please get better there -- good. -- smarter to his body doesn't have a whole lot of stuff going on there that ran in right field for 1015 years you know he hasn't played short circuit in -- sort of -- -- so they barking goodness. Pretty darn good up an extra forty years. Sort fortieth forty wanna be still -- it imported by all arms. It would surprise me because commanders and actually better shape when I played with a guy you know -- -- grab it -- arm. And the Atlanta built like a brick you know what so. I look at this man has the best at his position and after the game and -- he answered yes. Are when you hear the current major leaguers like Miguel Montero when he Kennedy and they say you sealed Wiig. Plays the game and arrogant manner Kevin what was your initial reaction to that and what they set about basket. Why it looks and they're in my element deviate far line there's a fine line Clarence. Confidence. Swagger and the the next side of -- is the arrogance. I think -- league. Got to a point in the keep the lead you to remote stopper and I love this guy who watched him play and excitement he brought that doctors look what you -- about and we understand that. He's brought this entire organization brought energy back and every around him better -- mayors and yet. But this thing about it I understand ink can't be seen. They got -- why he threw it at all that stuff but watching that next game they played him a few the other weeks before which was what four days ago whatever. Just taken a few walks like put the bat down at shaking and so the -- now came out in my opinion and I -- on just. That can't beat her seat I'd put my arm around and grab distractions and look and slow your -- that you don't have a lot dirtier spikes to act like Barry Bonds you've got to 825 at -- he did eight home runs. -- got it I got it. You you want to play this game clash you understand and you wanna play his game hard. Let's not clocked a -- like you've got fifteen years and you get sell our home run and about you took a walk. He threw a three want change your amateur that's OK at Oregon you're out of firecrackers all -- -- on line you're gonna have to worry about my. You know I'll -- your treatment. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know -- axiom and altered and of course of course if it is -- gray area a little because I don't know all. Particular fan a -- and what about they'd voted. I understand that a course -- -- and harper and everybody in the -- but. In the first half about numbers also a guy like Mike Barrett goes up but but we get -- -- -- -- -- yet -- wake of course it should hopefully more exciting to watch. What are here what are -- Michael -- -- -- a great first accurate at all -- and this kid's got a 120 at bat. Elia I don't Dickey was an all star -- So and I -- percent. A two way street you know it's a great debate -- Rose. You know 100% you -- result. Again in a lot and for the millionth time Chris Rose right in -- wrong you guys -- -- brought baseball this game should be about showcasing the. The biggest talent and this year I don't care about that's been the biggest story on your show and MLB network and ESPN. Has been and yes -- week he should be there in New York Tuesday and you have to believe that. You vote what did you vote form. We need to -- for. That what you didn't vote for it pretty well and I voted I voted for Freeman. Yours is still here -- I voted for Daniel on the Indian novel wasn't on there I'd say you are you gonna do you in New York he got to be there for the game. I'm I'm I'm just pull ups and network right now on the -- Gordon villiers the cot features sub air. Did show from here we got a lot of all our stuff that every home -- -- reached future games not so softball game it's going to be fun and then I'm gonna -- strictly follow. And try to look finish 45 this year -- nine slugging it out. You're not coming to see LB to Fenway tonight or tomorrow. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It takes about being got to go and -- Mussina Fenway tonight you selected -- get a 'cause your heartfelt week. About come on the show a little crazy -- thanking Kevin into the all star weekend I'd -- I meant. -- -- And gunpoint sort of felt like. While we talked to -- he's brought to you bike about a -- corporation and by commonwealth mortgage will come back. We packages today we haven't talked about all week and I I could not disagree review Millar. More and I agree of course throws to -- Wiig is an all star and he should be there Tuesday in New York we talked about Rose. Mean -- talk about that next.

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