Aug 2, 2013|
Cody Ross joins Mut and Merloni and discusses his time in Boston last year, his off-season negotiations with Ben Cherington, and the Bobby Valentine issues that plagued the team from day one.
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Music -- are -- and the 11. Swing and hot club. Won't look feel this is deep rising a deep political and we're. The standard and you've got a big give me. The Red Sox win I don't know walking a bowl word meant not only us. Another three run shot. And it goes crashing into the violence nobody. When he took a big bucket of Gatorade and speed a little over everybody's. Like Gatorade shower is getting mobbed their staring off his Jersey. Leaves just the boys. You know that was Joseph wager plan that I realized that shredder. That is the highlight of the 2013 FC ULT a -- teams seven at 2012 -- teams have like a highlight package end of the year -- get together. That move right there that that while we just play with Cody Ross and -- that was the highlight. The Red -- 2012 -- let's bring on Cody Ross of the Arizona Diamondbacks because Cody let me Diana -- -- -- -- right now but it. I'm still pulled for a 11. Little -- job home run this week and play for them but. I'll be happy Pete is not a game what I'm pulling for. I appreciate that they don't get. Do a good Cody. -- skating -- and be back here at -- and a lot of Red Sox fans it was a brief time -- -- enjoyed your time here. Is that just like the track -- traffic too much for embossed many wanna get a little Arizona not -- hard to get to the ballpark and game day for the. He has not -- the property actually lived. A rack up the street and I lived here. And it was -- that -- happens to be wise to the ballpark so. Debt limit that. Obviously not on my teammates. It's great city and apologized to urban noise as. Actually walking around. Downtown right now on. Episode in the city and we got in like 5 in the morning and and I'm like I'm at -- -- hotel -- -- and you know. And waste -- a game options I got up and walk around and enjoy this great city meant. EA indie -- will you miss the casino atmosphere now it's probably a little bit different in the one. You guys fell last year to come up to walk off wins the way this team -- playing baseball right now and and I always thought you were really good fit for this team in this city you gotta walk in here today and say -- what could've been like this this is what I. Why I signed here in the first place and and given everything that happened last year. Yeah I mean obviously. Going in so that you -- while -- and after 2011. You know so that quote unquote collapse of eleven. You know looking on paper. To a good. A really really really -- human I was. You know I signed up they come here and that it be a little small piece to help. If that. You know which -- over the top and com you know from from data on there -- It was a disaster. And and you know I mean. But it as much. Time that there and as many. -- -- the line. Took away. You know it was there that upbeat and -- -- -- all of -- You know to watch these guys now. Basically. I mean close in the courtroom but guys are good in my bracket. -- trade and our public. It is on a lot. Of a lot of character in the it really aren't. Sure Cody said it was a tough year if he had a qualifier would you call the toughest year of your career in terms of the atmosphere -- last year. Yeah absolutely I mean. You know I had I did. Come up in 2000 degree now on the Detroit Tigers. For a small period of time rely a 119 games which. Well some pretty bad but you know you utterly contradict what struck well and you know -- more dogged it in. Then and then not get sent down and you know we're here. And and older -- -- later on that side you know I'm Margaret who went in. Go there and it's the opposite and you know obviously it's it's that -- Top up time but some on the last and the like a set -- -- absolute blast I met amazing people. French and so I'll carry on the rest of my life properly baseball realized that alliance and you know. Like that and I missed the the -- a lot. You know in this team sort of got split up there in August and big trade and so the direction it was going in. -- I was surprised that the fact that they didn't treat you -- Hampshire team would have. Like had you down the stretch I was assigned to me that there's no question of bringing you back and it was going to be an extension or something out. How surprised were you that that you didn't come back here and in what was that offseason like. Yeah we didn't mean yeah. Maybe we kind of in the state it. One of them -- an end. In that. On like here. I get cute but showing here and you know I mean I -- that -- -- earlier and when you tell. You wanna come back the players. While the now that certainly but it get -- You know I mean when it didn't trade we're gonna get around on. You know then sort of curious. Let it go on until the Nazis and we got it down. Easily and you know. The during the year -- You know the problem was they were a couple of -- -- they wanted to get to meet her Q&A -- -- -- and we can never come there. Returns on it and did they needed. -- look. -- I think he'll opt out then on it now by. On -- it was -- -- but. Where you'd really like like it was a and knows you know we -- he would be okay. The Miguel that -- -- -- -- room. From then. You know I mean. Obviously. It was that. Last thing that I got to go on and its political. Allies. I don't agree. That. Bring trainer -- access map out here you know that the business adamant that span of one you know that. By -- you know parent situation. People that they do something different and I'll be. So you know it it is it is on -- is. And anybody right now. You know obviously my time here. Incredible but simply. Now during during the season at or around you when you. He's going -- a bombing that dirt during the season at trade deadline do the work. The dollar. I never once I got traded yeah I didn't drive the price suffered varying. -- -- -- You know upsets me coming back here you wanted to share values and air. You know years and -- -- they are wanted to go there and for whatever reason I have no idea and then they they thought that they don't -- I got the long term deals and games. It appeared on the -- we have four year period Diller or your daughter was and then. And so basically lied to me. And then and and and you know though at that apple and I got a got a little that's it -- out and sort of wanted to move on in. You know an enemy out of debt so. Eluded it like that but. -- It's not a great time being here. Maybe you were talking to Cody Ross now playing outfield the Diamondbacks their town this weekend based on your your. Europe dealings -- well last year's team and how it ended up be surprised Cody how quickly they turn it around now 66 wins the Red Sox help. You know they went three of the next four -- they're gonna have as many wins that you guys had all last year's team. Yeah I know I'm it truly isn't anything I mean obviously. We were. Very injured last year I'm. It -- -- I'm I mean back then and Buchholz are. Back to being there are which. Laps here. Not really anywhere and Tom. You know it was. The -- -- everybody and I don't know. How much. I mean Bobby -- -- -- -- matter whatever but it was. Great that that big truck drives. I F a and I -- A -- what they ask you about that I know what's that nobody questions but I did -- because one of the exit. One of the things that that's really changed this in this team is that atmosphere wind -- -- that ballpark a lot of people point to John Ferrell in his coaching staff not just him but the coaches he brought in. The communication. How much -- do you think that could've played -- to have Bobby in the and they did a lack of communication and trust in the locker room. On the young and he hit it they've played a lot I mean obviously. In the with a lot of people you know are unhappy and our -- -- -- Maybe it was fact that. A lot of the players are so used the -- your rant saying in the way he did it and body which alters the whole everything. Just nobody really wanted to buy and bitten. To order up a lot of people who weigh in on you know just kind of towel and but. You know you can make all the excuses you liner whatever but you know women we have to go out there quietly at the reform. Matter who's there a lot of managers are obsolete like wound. Trying to beat them out of the equation but. If we can never really get on a role -- -- while there's an injury it sort of that a lot well. We -- he says. You mention a lot of guys were unhappy I'm curious now looking back on it was that. Theme from the beginning we heard from the outside as the year went on you guys work. The words -- get out to the media Cody that the team wasn't happy it -- start from day one. Last year that guys let other guys know they weren't happy in the situation -- It yeah I mean it really truly did not to. They -- they want extra training. There was you know by. Bobby in my Kabila that little. Deal that -- and and from now on it like one thing after another. Player after player and. And dilute the duke stopped it and I'm -- I haven't had that question there is not a hand out. You know you now the media here. Is that -- and I gonna let up on it. Keep on. Driving driving it away you go. Did you have any issues that you were issued to Bobby. Personally. Arbor airport my -- and the only guy in. Obviously. -- -- -- -- -- -- Oh. -- they're adamant that added that at the elite. And it. So when you look at it would obviously differ elation chip with with Kirk Gibson what he's been able to do with your. Out of division you guys are in this thing to two months ago. Yeah I mean we. And the way we don't and all that great you don't agree here so far we. We played well we played small ball would do little -- -- -- -- the ball. There we pitch. But it -- -- regular guys. Up there and branded now play hard it -- clear. A lot of it looked like the team -- the other and then won the World -- a lot of I grew up their ardent. No no real superstars but. Some -- the -- -- at the U -- but orbit and can you guys let you know I. On and on -- yeah that's this year. Well you -- the bright spots last year -- a difficult season and which you could have been a part of what what's going on now in the city because it is special electorate said you know be happening it would all that we module that costs except. Just remember I said the people in four to make good luck this weekend. Expect I appreciated I think now they -- Now that is Cody Ross former Red Sox self driven out the Arizona Diamondbacks joining us here. 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