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Buster Olney, ESPN: "Great trade for Boston"

Jul 31, 2013|

Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss how the Peavy trade happened, if the Sox will make any other moves, and if there will be any other major trades before the deadline.

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Butler not -- 37 WEEI this is your spot for trade deadline talk all day we got still 2 o'clock. They insult and -- take over 6177797937. Assault be fired up this Herbert. Favorite sports day of the year in August mentioning Joseph McDonald obviously is that type of player of the got to commit to keep an -- on its Ronny Cedeno. Who was released by the Astros just letter released -- anywhere and I haven't had a little -- on January yeah but he was their starting shortstop. Thirty year old guy come in victory guy's been around to play the position. -- great defender. But it veteran has been around more than got to -- -- right now to shore up depth as some and again the question becomes -- -- -- to go down nets an injury during his career concussion earlier this year Hoosier or shortstop long term able tropical. May have -- Bogart's at some point you know but you read dusty serve seemed to -- the -- maybe. Later on this year to be sometime next year. I very busy day on the best in the business -- only joint -- earlier than usual because things are gonna we think crank up here. They cranked up last night bustle let's start with your reaction to the Red Sox acquiring peavy what they gave up to get Jake Peavy. Well I thought it was a great deal for them and Nate came together -- understand very quickly you know what the Tigers reaching out yesterday afternoon. And basically saying what you think about trading -- -- -- they're worried about -- You know we know that the White Sox had been trying to find somebody take it anchored deal around. Our forward for Jake Peavy and so in a matter of you know 678 hours. You know all all happens and now I think for the -- taxes we talked about -- -- He's perfect for the market he if you heard try to has signed a pitcher like him -- free agent market he caught 75 million dollars. In terms of having to make a long term obligations to the fact that. You know you're not extended for too long -- tonight Phil and given the cracks that they've had in their rotation their pitching staff. I think that's great I think besides the -- he has -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They -- lower level guys are kind they're they're kind of lottery ticket. So there wasn't anything that that they Red Sox gave up beside Iglesias -- uh oh boy that one really hurts the great trade for Boston. Yeah I agree with the and I just think that you know Chicago I don't know what peavy is that at the asked depressed going to be too high now. Would you agree -- -- -- -- still got done it because there's a desperate team in Detroit looking to replace Johnny brought to -- the team that gave up. -- us available Garcia the prospect in this deal. Yeah I don't think there's any question bat you know keep. If your line up all the prospect the young players they don't move -- the best Scottie. And I think that facilitated I do think at some point the White Sox. Would bet that that comes -- moment going down at the trade deadline where. They would have been sitting there saying oh boy we have the Diamondbacks wanna make a deal but it there at it take on money. We have the Red Sox to take on money but not necessarily giving that much they want. Oakland is not giving -- much they want. And I and I think at some point they would double back to one of those 318 and made -- feel -- I think dumping -- contract with the most important thing about. When you look at -- the picture you know he had a pretty good start to this year a couple of bad starts recently the injuries. If they still piled up the of the rid the cost in the month the -- you'll see an experimental back surgery buster from the stories are reading today because of a back black issue. How concerned were team's interest in -- about him being healthy the rest the way for them. I think somewhat like I think of his contract remaining contract -- been on for two or three more years. That you know might have been an issue. Working does that add that the little cute too far out but I will tell you that you know hot and I had many conversations with -- That -- Think he came back from that surgery his arm is totally in his in his mind he's totally fine and it's reflected. When you watch him pitch. Odd in two starts he's had -- came off the disabled list. He's a tremendous movement on his fastball is not what he was when he was a year ago but he really good it would interest thing as. You know the fact that Oakland is -- ball okay. Tell you something about what they're seeing PP and I heard this from other big at from from a big market team well as Oakland. They do all these internal metrics. And they reevaluated peavy was it within his ability to throw strikes. In 219. Innings last year and being one of the ten best pitchers in baseball over the last year and a half. Aid because. Of the secondary pitching metrics. And that's part of the reason why the athletics frenetic and they said you know what if -- get great value. And I'm sure that that was it something physically attracted to the Red Sox well. Without having to go out on this really long term deal on an older pitcher. Karros -- -- not the Michael Young. Changing his mind is willing to waive no trait to have to the Red Sox as well are the Red Sox done DC Michael Young is a good fit and as far as. Did you jump in their relievers as well. -- well I wrote yesterday that it could basically. Michael Young would not telling you he wouldn't except it wasn't done it's really good except in Eugene country he had been using penetrate. To go to -- a pecking order. Number one he wanted to go back to Texas. And when that couldn't happen number Q he wanted to go to the Red Sox. And you know we'll see if the reds back -- work out some sort of a deal with a filly. If that didn't happen -- going to be open to other teams all along it's not him saying I don't want to be traded. It's him saying I want -- myself in the deck right situation from eight. And I am sure that the Yankees beat the -- that -- work at -- it would likely young will also be having a conversation with the Phillies about. We're talking -- buster Olney of ESP and you you tools -- good line yesterday about coach who we are and what some executives think the whole marathon. Analogy buster got me thinking at the Red Sox go back into a ball and -- year. Other guys out there were closer experienced that could be hats and it's tough market. Other names we should keep an eye on between now on 4 o'clock of guys who have experienced finishing games for teams. Terrible it's absolutely terrible there's they're you know I -- -- history. You could theoretically I don't I don't think he's necessarily fit. -- and you know talking with the Padres people yesterday they're not that motivated -- in something. Our team -- it checked in with a -- and speech he -- say he's not out there are. Is Terry Ryan general manager the Minnesota Twins decided not to take advantage of what would have been it -- seller's market Glen Perkins. And I mentioned the I think that's why you saw the Orioles move on Francisco Rodriguez. And the rays move on Jesse Crain in court battle to get those guys to themselves. But also to ensure that those guys in Atlanta for the Red Sox -- may -- he cracks. The perception is that they get cracked they're both bad and you know potential issue down the stretch -- viewing art can keep of the workload. I think you missed some yesterday given that just he drained. Deal to Tampa Bay could a similar thing we worked out for got a crafty Betancourt what is he stint. And a. About it EU EU could call them and -- can you spot -- back in mid August. And thanks for mine and I put them a competent. Eight -- you're right. And I'd give credit him exactly someone like Peter Gammons just that we had a conversation about that. And he said you know like you know Peter you're exactly right and he would be that guy at night is. Today. Is both a week ago he didn't call the Rockies and he probably would get a different answer -- Rocky. Have been actually floundering the Dodgers are taking off and I betcha that -- the -- to be more open that type opinion they work a week ago. You mentioned it to the terrible sort of bullpen market here I just. I feel like we've had a couple of moves but you know four and a half hours to go. It's been quieter than usual is this because the wild cards bust her second wild card is that affecting. The trade market of people feeling like they're in vs out between now on 4 o'clock. You know I really don't think so I think it just comes down to. The fact that it salaries go up seen increasingly placed higher value on prospects. In a lower value on veteran players. And I mean you look at a guy like Matt Garza. You know 1015 years ago Q you know 1015 years ago he -- slope number what's your bag Derek -- adjacent -- Okay and now. I've got like -- -- proven track record's been throwing great big salary obligation. -- get that much for the -- and that's something. And then you had a situation with a white -- read it Jake Peavy -- experience that we haven't. You know of trees -- type contract. And in the end they're scrambling to make a deal and and built around one prospect. As opposed to you know what -- it would -- 1250 years ago and I think that has really changed the way to trade market. Now we saw -- Detroit kind of backed themselves up with Peralta with the Iglesias what do you expect Texas to dive into is there any. Noisier got it maybe Rios the -- helpful. It's interesting the market on Rios I mean I've heard that the other general manager telling me -- that are in the perception of Rios is. It's commodities she's not that good and when you lied about who. We did a lot of days advance metrics. He basically at an average player you know the wind above replacement -- to. You know he's he's basically 280. You know per year and he's making twelve and half million dollars and you've -- net financial obligation. They're not a lot -- to mention that I can tell you that you know the Yankees had interest in Rios couple weeks ago they called. Before they get Soriano. And since they were told yeah he might not accept -- guys is no trade. They got a call in the -- -- yesterday asking would you be -- -- Soriano again I see me and Rios they said now I'm not much you get a time machine. Indeed turn back the clock is Nellie about. Note bank but it the pirates' interest Rios has been overstated. Can't paper sure that they wouldn't trade -- but I'm sure that they would be apt you are tremendous financial adjustment but not a lot there but the Rangers. Do you need between now and -- ought to get some help to -- the one seed it's out there that you take Willie Nelson Cruz going down -- better -- something. You mention between now on fork blockbuster -- had to guess in La Russa won't hold -- -- looks at such an inexact science and we'll see what teams do it. Who's the biggest name in your mind dealt between now on. Whenever the trade deadline officially and sometime after 4 o'clock today. Michael Young in terms of being a big name. I think the most effective players gonna be dealt renowned for clocked. Nature -- I think another got to keep an -- and Justin Morneau I think Tampa Bay at lying in the week on some of the EH first baseman -- Because they they still have an opening there and they can make a move on that Baltimore also has been mentioned -- morneau. But those would be the bigger names I think. You watched yesterday we heard -- his troops are down -- covered the Marlins worked for mlb.com. Sitting here -- summit there it's just who do whatever it took to get -- call Stanton now I read depth at that I also read and say you know would Bogart's Bradley. Henry Owens and -- be enough fame with -- -- -- of course -- be enough for going to have caused a Red Sox. Any truth behind that any truth at all that the -- be aged and moving. Number not before the deadline I think a you know teams have been assuming that that the conversation is gonna take quite got eaten. Because they can included many teams as possible. And a lot of the teams it might be interest it looked at a cardinal that interest that are that. Rangers got into -- they would not want you -- and these guys were helping them win right now. And and I think that's you know -- that the Marlins yes and muted the Tampa Bay Rays you've stated -- You know -- many teams and ball including as many players as possible. And that's really not gonna happen to the winner. Get shot on this is -- get ready for the trading down let any chance the bio Genesis suspensions come down before or. Fork blockbusters -- Accenture working on both huge stories there is that later this week. Now I think that we we admit the the opportunity prepare for storm of the union and actually that sparkle back for it. I can't promise you that psychic come down today in my understanding it more likely come down product. Buster great step is always will be watching on ESPN and falling on Twitter all afternoon thanks for your time. I know he's the best the business buster only joining us on the AT&T -- AT&T. Forgy LT was speed that up to ten times faster than three -- AT&T.

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