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Mike Hazen on the ALCS

Oct 17, 2013|

Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen joined the show from Detroit. Mike discussed the role of scouting reports in a short playoff series.

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It is our number three -- Callahan joining us on the AT&T hotline assistant general manager. Boston Red Sox Mike -- in the front office report is brought to you by vita Coco Newton Wellesley hospital celebrity cruises. Andersen windows good morning -- strays and how are you. -- -- -- -- we're doing OK I just shows up a jumping off point where and with whom. Do you watch these post season games by yourself with with teammates office teammates baseball -- people or out of the stamps. Yet you I can move around a little bit starts -- -- in place all the or did you know police and employment in the first ordering. And that this year before the game. And three I ended up and that you bode -- you'll yes that kind of moved around different editors who -- ballpark you don't. You have -- what gender you even know what's supposed to -- As well a lot to do to a term is -- all watching the game you can priority and then you know it a world it will white. Do you get up -- move around it would seem to me that you're standing up by the statues you're not seeing in all the breaking balls you know bouncing balls and strikes your your your less involved in watching the game and it at a proximity. Now he's not very good very good site -- in our ball -- -- -- -- -- which he plays you spoke fairly close and are -- you are. -- ball or two there's no inches or -- or or or call -- yeah -- that that you made a C but. Actually get the perspective on the game in terms being -- seeing it from you know behind pitcher. The defense position it would appear that other different things those just watching all the straight up late at all. -- signal to other Elvis and Michael. What is your analysis of -- TV's performance last night was it as simple as not being able to command his breaking pitches. I think storm here. I think you know -- all walks in the second and we're off. Actually in the root of all that order sought to dismiss out of continued him down and you know didn't have. You know that -- back -- that it just. Would get back up a little bit higher in the strike so. I think the other tried -- did a little bit -- -- -- -- ending yet work. Pretty hard to get out of that. So no this guy's been good for. -- the Czech -- for a -- or there. Sometimes you have those are here and there. Are a lot of guys -- -- for a. I'm Mike we all think that Zander -- is going to be in the lineup tonight we just don't know whether it's going to be third or shore. If you had to guess and no you don't know for a fact just yet but if you had to guess where is -- more likely they'll play. -- I don't I don't I can't get on the you know I. The job only that decision later today and I know is that after the game that. You know he stroked it sitting back I don't expect there are only because I don't even know. Or even know what you're out yet I haven't heard -- -- -- -- -- -- You know look I think this guy doesn't get a lot of going to be a fusion energy. We've seen a couple of really really good -- post season he's on to the kid. You know I think jungle for anyways that continues our office. See a shortstop I mean is -- the next decade we gonna see him play almost exclusively at short if you had to guess. I think so you know in the short run it's still a little bit to be determined I think that's Jeter's career where. It on the team more than you you always shortstop position I think where copping their -- the world between making. You know decision necessarily -- our position right now. You know by the off we don't know exactly that means all of them together others there's pieces out or the other make your team. We have made and decisions on the guys there you -- or guys that maybe your next year. So we'll see you dog didn't options and younger guy. -- -- I think long term yet that he's gonna do -- -- At this moment in time Mike is there any fear within the organization that a 21 year old -- Might be overwhelmed by the situation. Now -- all not at all we infer from everything -- has been sort of the god look I'm Margaret you I'll play the audio Ailes yes. And far between seven or so I think nobody has experience where. -- -- which from the relatively speaking at the film you know proper situation given it is -- to your level. Obviously huge here to help a lot of ways I think yet not think they were going out playing. If you can again. Marriage period. Players. Slightly bigger stage of that -- -- -- on national television. As well as far bigger crowd. -- late spring and got -- and he's never shown up. Any ounce of fear in these types listeners will open up. You know in anything or developmental -- also I think more limited during Somalia that hadn't bought. Remember -- -- -- -- We were hot spot there are good about that game was very much in doubt that ordered game. You know didn't really change the way he went about it a lot of different because it was 72. You know we have just get something started -- -- Wanted to -- I think it was unbelievable situation. Jim Leyland felt compelled to shake up his lineup -- hundred go to lead -- got Cabrera second Austin Jackson gets dropped to eight worked very well. Each of those three had two RBIs in the win last night and I'm wondering. Lineup shake -- do they worked when they work or psychological reasons or physical reasons -- -- and over the course of a long season on what does a lot not so much the outline which Russian borders and more I. It's not what were ordered the wire destruction who's in. You know what are you wearing your and advantages. Whether you know -- guys are hitting. I thought -- during the -- court the regular speed and I think there's. Not that much to a I think any carrier playoff and government -- spirit this situation. Know sometimes those little thing every little thing matters in that situation every. Every psychological advantage for with regard you out guys -- feeling other viewing themselves. You know our our are you taking pressure off -- and putting. You what -- are -- seeing some of these games we haven't all human well of the game it Comodo pop. Not go to the differences. In these playoff game. The battery -- we can we get more -- -- Entire first year in the league and we ended up losing game though it. You know -- such situations that you think they can have a little bit I think if you thought some people. You know we. -- spoke community. That weren't as strong -- -- moving most of those guys are dropping Jackson back. But I as far as you can go to bingo I don't know it plays into it or any little thing like they haven't been in -- -- situation. Hypothetically if he were to go in for drew a -- not little Brooks would you be then. Who right handed against him right handed starter. Probably be a chance that are being a little too right in the I think you know we start to. Margaret. Like is that those little -- matters punitive that you're taking advantage of on the but I don't I don't know I ain't no John gonna make the decision put him in the game. We'll put in a lot of dollars. -- maybe -- not -- jumpstart the offer. -- a little bit energy task to get out and find again that was -- that we. Are older or construction tigers. Know those little anger that. I think news of the -- package become by opening if you look at it. John and sort of go home for -- -- and against it's earlier in Iraq by Johnny had unbelievable that it. Even those. You don't yet making it will be more record. Always good when the tigers signed. Size of this field to a nine year deal over 200 million. Did you think it was insane at the time. I mean right now to us that look like it could be and I've been worse. In the world deal or even the A-Rod deal. Like -- has lost his mind. No I mean we've we've we've. What we were gonna -- -- situation there. Where are starting orders for long term contract I think. I think. No I didn't think it was insane are unnecessarily I mean you know when you look at those things you know a dodger who wander a little bit. A vote elect to deal departure of the things are in order to start players you're going to be I that are on the market. No we're on our founders wanted time out to. Anyway when you do that. When you revealed that outweigh lot of times you know. Getting on the back side of the deals you know you know not necessarily that. Not mean nothing you -- age and the role of valuable player what he's going to be the end. A lot of times in order to sign the players you have you know you outdoors -- in certain areas if you really need that position and that's something that's an a hole. I mean look individually -- -- are certain things you know that it -- done. As -- and I would pick aren't that -- the retired so the last few years it's been one of the best teams in baseball. And one of the Dutch run organization in baseball know where dog -- right now these guys. In this series -- the hell out on the field he's been a big part of that so you know part of it goes in the way lol what -- they didn't have a first baseman you know the last year. -- no future in the future column I think you've gotten pretty good short period of and so far you know. We're -- we're talking with Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hayes and Mike you mentioned the term little things and I'm wondering how critical. Our scouting reports this time of year in the second part of that question is how detailed do they get to my guess is there's a lot of strangeness to you know you know in the tigers in the tiger knowing you to what level does the minutia rise at a time like this was scouting reports. Are there -- a good question. I think it's I think it was critical critical role in the years. On each side you know during the regular season. As we're going -- as yours it's yours yours. Are there people before five game leading all you got here. You over you know I think you are. There may be moving pieces of god -- -- -- rosters there what time during the course a year. Or worse series and food and you know that you know that the level of the hill it is. It's not -- great. That out at the pictures out over the water their own work on the series. You have keep moving on it and all your dart board team if he pretended it -- to -- No we are -- sort of for the playoff we send our guys go you know go for number. On every team that also this year wait a lot parking -- second half while we were on generate American League club and really our national vote that is basically -- cellphone. -- was going to be it is not the order. I'm so -- start. -- there's there are. The levels that. You know I think you're seeing -- and certain periods are during courses here you know. The tigers are probably that are for you seem more or tigers know. That we have and we know everyone there now they can get a little bit too much with regard to. You know how much you're seeing. -- -- But I think it's part of our plan on hitters and pitchers. Basically maybe it's better than that and hitters poll we that is where Canadian boat -- what matters what. -- for the Arab community vote. Everybody -- although. They all. The teacher taught at -- which post although during -- -- -- on both side equipment without putting. It is whoever makes you just -- out here who we know what they're doing they know what we're doing and now about the last -- game. Figuring out okay are we quote -- and backed off. An -- you're -- situation. Know that you are gonna change you are player. While at the -- are used to make that adjustment act so that you could be different between what we do regular Q what we don't know. -- just a bit of follow your venturing into real inside baseball stuff can you in general terms you can -- names out of this can you give us a specific example. Of of something that that made. Be helpful if just on one hit. As you drilled down into the into the or be scouting reports. It's being that that that you can look at our. Sort of aggressiveness level. So are you know you don't -- an amount what that guy likes to do early in the count like no discussion to Africa. Go pitcher as we we built through government or go to an advanced process. It's very well aware -- don't usually go watch a lot of off himself. After the fact. But you don't know will let him know -- careful on a per trap you go to the drop upper trap well. It may -- her up out -- it was part of the strike zone and maybe. Let's sort pitchers aware when you're out on a lot and -- -- -- the church going out there talked. More critical juncture. Reminding themselves though they won't talk for an -- or. If it looks like -- I don't don't go over different. But I'm regarded move closer to play sometimes you moved off we're a little bit to adjust to -- -- -- And I -- and -- team. You're on TV because they're they're very very small changes. But don't think I happen to catch regularly and in the -- start -- over -- -- -- play careful so watch -- What Joseph -- what -- for. I think -- a ball Europe put away bookstore operator. On the subject of aggressiveness when Austin Jackson walk on four pitches did it surprise you or not based on your aggression level that you knew about Iglesias -- swung -- the first pitch on that. It a double play that was not turned. Are well I mean I think by and large you know the tiger eventually aggression or -- article -- at all. I don't think Upton who. -- You know it -- back that inning I think it was just that you know we had a bad and you know we know about -- overall. It happened during the course that -- -- -- not been as far as your current level high we don't begin to run their course and. It is a manager to -- your need to have a quicker -- need to be a little more trigger finger. In terms of removing pitchers. -- I don't know that you can like a statement a bit. You know -- have a quicker. I think you have -- fact I mean you're you know -- -- -- rule out what to do running on adrenaline. That's great that's great video lot of adrenaline in their. In a loan in the first inning we shall have eight innings ago. And it's psychologically they may not realize that you know nobody's gotten well over 200 inning level. So he got it won't pass areas of the -- the previous year in your career they're young they're. Initial adrenaline part where Darrell -- off. You may -- -- after he thought these -- what people talk about that. Is that you know pitchers are out there and -- fatigue level what that they realize it or not maybe it's a psychological. That spot starts to deteriorate if you will recorder and it. In April and may when they were expressions strong programs in training. It's we have yet attract grow and you know it's. I think they watch that at the end he really watch that and a lot of it -- -- so lucky he made or is there during the course rating issue. Because Warren -- not as concerned about -- Actually didn't bomb. Went or go home though he is you know you're a reasonable inference to the point where. An audit and and September reasonable proposal even -- it and hear her life. But it there's a few factors that and -- -- to go back to the particular couldn't be watching. Pitcher got a break down possibly -- Leo this stuff or whatever. And finally Mike as the regular season winds down there is some talk about the home field advantage and I'm sure it's much more important within the walls then we market it in your group of people look at and so I'd be nice -- But doesn't seem like that big of a deal now that this. To a three series and you -- have home field advantage we now see that advantage. -- we we've we've sort of belt -- and tartar. I think that's why you saw off. Played the way we did the line if you saw you know we had clinched the American League east. We knew this is gonna become a fact early on parts of situations and you know it didn't great you know we were walking drew post season. But when you run into teams in the final four yet because some of the best teams and they all. I think -- certainly one of those can. You know more often than not -- know they'll get up in a ball -- Well on seven -- You know when you played seven games -- -- to -- three of them. You don't forget that. Sit back and went on. Of the total in the -- of twelve years old I I think that that feel that there's something that we already. -- in the back of our mind or -- you gonna become important. Now going to be. Mike -- Red Sox assistant general manager Greg talking baseball would be good luck tonight thank god. The front office report is brought to -- vita Coco Mike Newton Wellesley hospital by celebrity cruises on go on on one in January. And by Andersen windows all lines open we'll talk with you next.

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