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Red Sox Road to Redemption with Salk, Merloni and Bradfo

Oct 19, 2013|

Lou Merloni joins Mike Salk and Rob Bradford for the last hour of tonights Game 6 of the ACLS Road to Redemption. The guys break down the keys to the game for the Red Sox and who were are going to be talking about tomorrow.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

In May of last year we we had a long talk about our philosophy. Our core philosophy. And as part of that we've decided content it's you can't think there's some things you just. Can't ignore and we have certain advantages we have resources. So we can't ignore some realities in baseball we we just decided. It as they said and made it. Basic things sort of like. You know we talked about I think at one point. Where we we made decision that we're gonna concentrate on having more depth study of spending. 125 million dollars for player Angela get. Two or three players and making sure that if if we have. We have a great shortstop and a great third baseman we have a really good shortstop or third baseman -- back. Now I think all teams in all sports underestimate. The impact of the injuries. Hard I was just I was Red Sox principal owner John Henry you joined us just a few moments ago here in WEEI mikes -- Lou Maloney rob Bradford will be with the guys about 715 there. And then turn things over to the pregame show -- of course game time just after 8 o'clock tonight. As he talks about the efforts are a few things imbedded in the -- one that the fact that they knew in May and not later in the year I asked him a second month of the year they realize that they had a major problem last year. But -- the other part of it is talking about the -- talking about being prepared to deal with -- injuries and it really points out one of the many differences between this Red Sox team and the Detroit team -- across the way yes Detroit has the top end talent yes they -- -- her Lander and even Sanchez and definitely the first few guys in their order which gets lengthened out when you have Jhonny Peralta going well Victor Martinez -- well. But but who went after that I mean prepared for injuries have Brayan -- coming in that Don Kelly movie -- Bryant I had Brayan Peña big fatty catcher. Don Kelly and some of the other guys they've got I mean some of the players they have after you after their big guns are. Are are problematic for Jim Leland that awful roster really. I'm just bench but not in any cargo bench if you put. The -- to the starting right now in adding to see the tigers like Iggy is a unit brought them. Buy today get time to get to the Italian -- sing dude -- I think just the same guy I tell you the Santiago. Pena. And the speedster on the bench it's like. With the right handed bat eighty pinch hit yet the day ago that argument. You need to know what this public the other day tell with Koji in the game -- one run game when you let it unite all later hit where it won't winners Kelly there are Turks wanted to. I'll regain now point he'd he'd he'd made decent contact you is making some things happen but the pinch hit. Jose Iglesias is -- which never happened there and I can. It is ever will -- throughout data row and you put you Pollard guy up there -- -- -- righty I don't care gas. And you left -- -- and he does he's got no other options. -- you gotta let yet there in the bullpen in real quote you try to put him in against they were key how hard would it have been to get a better Benjamin of the one thing you would think that if you're the Detroit Tigers you should be able to do. Is get a better bench for the playoffs by -- -- as the -- -- the same guy. -- pick one deal law and get another -- not probably right -- off the bench need to search and Iraqi regular carping Gomes -- whatever it is is that guy that or they haven't. Seriously -- like -- defined well. If you get to the trade deadline it can be because they're new overpay and it becomes ridiculous but. You -- -- meteorite that that that's going in and we do they who has the better this and who has the better of that. Now we know it's not even close and we don't even with a bullpen that first game if you watched the Detroit opened up first game you die they -- -- -- well no one. In the Red Sox in baseball thought that those guys to duplicate what they did that first game for whatever reason. The -- that's -- acts zone or whatever that's called they were painting on that line. Every and you watch that's the thing to -- when you look at these two teams. -- in a seven game series a five game series sometimes. You know your flaws you can exploited right because it just. Yeah it's tough to judge joint propped against the green monster if it got the door no hitter that's right well we haven't I would say debated in the -- -- -- -- -- well -- had -- nobody hit the property that the -- wall and you got to see what he just didn't exactly -- -- we are talking about Detroit you know and defensively they may -- that challenged and given not athletic and they don't run the bases well this certain things -- that they had. That after five games now we're starting to see right we are starting to see it takes to get to school -- from second. Intend to -- victim from second and the school prince from second and may be probably -- up and down the -- -- did not athletic at all in -- starting -- -- And Verlander. To make all the points -- right I mean -- they could just go out there and actually deal and that's an enemy you've built your line did a lot possible to have more applaud the Red Sox are. You know I -- -- of the Lackey Verlander in game that basically the Red Sox. Have the right guys but Detroit has the big guys in -- and oh -- -- Ortiz Pedroia whatever the fact is is -- Detroit. It's so reliant. On a few guys and they have to come through and when you have Cabrera and fielder. And Reyes have to what was the situation first and third with one out. Those guys are paying millions and millions and millions and millions of dollars of hundreds of millions yes that minute what's that left fielder contract holy macro 214. Million. And it was the Carl Crawford which was there wasn't another team other than the nationals. There was going to be close and this is this is where I say. I want I'll talk more ball Prince Fielder on Monday -- gate when you get through this year is everybody is destroying. Prince Fielder hit his quote and then they -- birdied I had enhanced quote to hear that quote I'm just saying the fans can do it they'd be out there she -- the -- on an awful close to her presidential China depends also pretty he doesn't look right 200 billion dollar we all -- it doesn't look right. But we've all seen Mike Napoli not look -- for awhile and then boom 460 feet out I believe it -- -- has looked brutal this series. Under the radar this outlook don't look at the other day one -- caught -- the one actually dropped. But he's got one moments but a Grand Slam ranked so he's -- -- -- up either. On Monday I'll talk about the -- series from Prince -- and I'm not gonna do that today exist two games to go in the guy can still make a huge impact in the next today you talk. Of the four series are not backcourt is horrible man it in an area and the fact that he would say that. It just cut that lack of awareness for who he is that what's going on what his city's barely even given a crop. They've barely even -- they were fair or is it going tonight we were there it was just a little lull they weren't exactly rockets really upsets -- demo of what it takes a lot to boo a guy who did so well for you. Up until that point. Right you're mediocre you're came on good well late -- -- in a very -- year. Yeah and yet a decent you have admitted using year you have to do whatever dollar you know I know that there's no queries over a hundred right it would have been no I agree yeah you guys and nobody know what guys that you have a decent year with a team is doing well. Did get to that -- level is going to be very difficult to I would have to get under 200 and making 200 million dollars anyway that aside -- absolutely right we can talk about the bad -- for Detroit the bad bullpen these guys stop producing but the fact of the matter is is that they have -- going tonight and Verlander go to -- -- we should not even enter into this conversation about how bad. At Detroit it. About how how about a -- -- is -- a good team there's no doubt that's why they're here in this spot. But the construction of the roster is still curious and when you don't get the production you're really relying on from a couple of key guys yeah you can put your Lance and I still managed to texting and it -- -- 19 -- the post season. I'll still wait you. Listen I'm sorry I'll Napoli is over 66 punch out and -- in bed and now the last two games -- six for ten with two bombs and a couple doubles. Well Monday Elena a lot of lately are not back he came right back into the two biggest story lines today. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And good -- do we want in -- We're not just one guy you know we're not done Mercer remark you know Dustin Pedroia. Where there are -- you know we've got here. Louis we pride ourselves -- the you know we -- -- he says. My pieces and -- there you know there is guys that are done more than the other getting hurt -- So we're here to do you know we're here to win and we -- skeptical seem not to want to. -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia yesterday on the -- Paula program Mike -- bloomer -- rob Bradford with the guys from another half hour or so they'll turn things over to the pregame show in the Red Sox baseball game six. Just after 8 o'clock tonight two main storyline as far as I'm concerned. Heading into this game will start here with the Clay Buchholz won there really hasn't pitched all that well -- pointed out some of the numbers. Of what he's been like early in the game vs has that game has gone on the he's matched up again -- -- you're gonna have to be sure is there to do you avoid facing Verlander in game seven in order to do so you assume you're gonna need some pretty special -- -- Clay Buchholz. I think that he he -- who -- he did obviously last game and I talked about results I'm talking about tempo of the game I'm talking about conference. There was a huge difference from what I saw at that picture in the amount as the game went on compared to what -- -- as games went on when he was really going did in terms of again this confidence. Having guys runners on base we know it gets nervous throws over the base. That that seemed to be all left behind early in the year before he got. Art -- what's the difference then I mean from a from a tactical standpoint what is the difference during the Clay Buchholz that dominated early pitched well even when he came back off the DL vs the -- we've seen two playoff starts committing a fastball percent first base at the plate that has been all the difference in the world -- in the post season. I think he's actually executed two -- He froze Prince Fielder on one with two strikes within you know the gas goes out that's what -- looking for he did at the James Loney being asked yet though he did at the -- really don't know. And that is not always what you look yeah. But we didn't -- You've been devalued and the company did it did James Loney Yale BS wants as well now maybe I've missed one battle they guys have. When he was sharp in April in May that was the pitch it was like look at this kid. He's got the Josh Beckett two seamer and right Derrick Low -- years ago. That to shimmer in the left these. You execute that pitch because he's also executed the righty to be a perfect pitch he began tonight the Prince Fielder I mean not as Miguel Cabrera is. If you wanna pitch him away he get attention Rafa gives up on it comes back -- nip the outside corner. That he was do what 789 of those days there. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Has not -- if you've seen -- many many tough time and time again his last outing he saw salty set up in. Looking forward and in reaching up you know up and away -- lefty kitchen annually and get heated in there. That's the difference playbook why do you think that would be image is that a mechanical thing is -- a confidence thing it might be conference thing because you know it's. I'm not confident that given India right now like -- in if I do -- I started inner half it's been a right over the middle as opposed to starting it in off. And hit me inside corner because there's a very well imperative that Petrino you make a mistake without pitch you try to go way to tenant Cabrera with the -- -- -- just yelling back into a couple of times and I. It would Tampa bam every missed onetime ended Asus laced a ball left senator. Because he missed getting it in there and left it out over -- happening -- it the other way so I think it's a confidence thing. When he gets going the temples completely different to mean the speed in which he delivers a baseball in between pitchers it's quick. Many slowing everything down right now a lot of us do a conference of stuff not trusting it in May be putting too much thought to teach everyone to. Go back to Cabrera is if you have a decent fastball your picture and he obviously does have a decent fastball I'm sorry you do nothing but. That fastball on the outside edge of the plate and you do not do what he did against Longoria -- is I'm gonna mix in the change up because. They can go really bad relief felt it -- them into a change about shoulder high in making it -- exact negative you do nothing I don't care about keeping him guessing or anything else. I don't think that Miguel Cabrera can physically hit in outside fastball right now. Well with you how they don't real quick -- -- rub you talked about this that clay unlike a lot of pitches. The way out like to see them approaches establish their fastball early and you control that fastball played off of that. But please look different right he tries -- you want to use all of his pitches early on -- seems to feel what to do -- he wants to have all of his pitches in the -- very Daisuke ask delicacy that didn't get through it just takes forever -- nibbles on the side of the -- -- -- -- along with the -- you don't -- the -- the other single and then -- -- but we also ticket to the next level when he realized that he didn't have to strike everybody out right he's got good -- with that two -- If he can go first pitch to see him out of napping maybe get a first pitch ground ball short. Or get and how with a two seamer because he's got so much movement -- such an effective pitch that didn't get quick outs which is what's gonna be needed. The media guide to me the god you wanna do that too with hunter and correct me if I'm wrong but hundreds of our very Smart hitter but he also. Is a guy that if he sees the -- he's gonna he's gonna take advantage of it. So he's a guy that you can use all these different pitches for these Freddie jobs since you've got to lead off spot he started jump on first pitches. Else all over the place them so that's when you're he's trying to prove that he's not trying to be a leadoff hitter. Like Jim LeRoy -- is OK it just keeps they would your approach I don't need you to be super leadoff hitter if you don't become more patient or anything's an -- -- -- got entirely the other when he swings and. -- Toyota too because you know if you get that is our Cabrera matchup again you're probably gonna get that does our putter matchup again. And it was the exact same pitch city hit off -- right fast water half blind drive to right. The -- he did it last time why you -- go there will tonight I want the exact same pitch because you know late in games. I would much rather especially here Fenway Park go get Chilo single the other way Toyota -- still a good hitter. The less around the inner half there's really no reason to be messner did more damage to be done with the heater -- -- half his -- -- -- and -- -- game. -- Fenway Park and there has -- you know if you can put the perfect swing on again then find three for three with three singles to right feel would you take. We're back to buckle thing and the amount of time in the pressure or the or this that the trust in his stuff the confidence. It is some of that on your catcher some of that on Jarrod Saltalamacchia to just come out there and -- dude let's go hurry up pick the temple I mean. I understand there's not a lot of conversation where people are telling a pitcher what to do. But if it's something as simple love as simple as just have faith in what you're doing take the ball it's cold out give your field is a break -- just the roads and as you get it. Let's -- the catcher to pitching coach should be able to do during a game. I would think that this conversation pregame as well the problem with clay when you watch. It nobody's on insult he puts down fastball away. -- -- -- And then there's like a 22 delay in which he kind of gathers himself right and then sets up like after he even agrees to the pitch. There's a slowness to home more than anybody else usually sit dainty pitching city a fastball away first big trouble whatever. Yes a -- and you go within -- yes and then there's a but like at this deep breath. Like a 22 pause and then he gets into his delivery so -- just a slow in this with a but yet when the quickness the tempo. -- keep that thing going. A little bit when you're hitter I mean you must have you faced deep tracks however I think of guys who took forever to Steve Trachsel of the human rain delays the first person that comes to mine Scott Kazmir Daisuke all those guys sort of come to mind. -- what was that experience like as they as a hitter with somebody would take forever. Well if if a guy -- shaken off in Europe that you know that's taking forever well you step body called timeout but I forgot to take a lot of time between. Catching the ball and getting on the mound in giving you signs likely does I think that helps the hitter. Because I think that puts me through a process of thinking about what I wanna do it gives -- the time to think about what I'm trying to accomplish. The guy that goes quickly in the guy that gets into a rhythm you see guys step in the box call timeout try to ruin their written. Right it's the guy that works quickly. That sometimes catches you mid thought he got there to play me you get yourself argue walking back on. Many guys Russian Mir right now not put -- thought that I wanted to prepare for this pitch the next pitch to think about what he already accomplished what he's gonna go next if you take that much time between. Catching the ball delivering it. It gives me more time to think about what I wanna accomplish. So it's it's and it -- a defense to sleep I don't like it one bit must have driven -- crazy as a fielder cold night like I -- -- hang out at second base shortstop. Whatever well that was Dave O'Brien during the broadcast said when -- who wasn't -- drew made the -- True it may -- -- -- -- I wonder how much. How much this might act to do yes that the pace of the game yes yes and -- let me back in Newton that I believe night's sold six innings -- a lot of pressure other seasonings and do this lineup there's a ton of pressure on me -- is. What do you plan -- I'm only seen two -- a when did they try to say I've been known yet but they on this and I think that they realize that we that Shane Victorino broke up shares of hit. No hitter and then beat the double off the also why I've seen it true and this play operative. -- and a little play off their little things I'm thankful for I'm thankful for the laughter corn dogs after the Kenya today -- the me reception. And I'm thankful that the eyes reply re playing these games late at night because what happened after that game -- was that I -- drive to Manchester airport. And I got the lesson in not only Lou but the great work they call but jokes to be out in the home run call by -- able. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- To a united drive right field. Racing back. Torii hunter's -- Well maybe. He's had -- Fenway Park. -- -- -- What a great call the other night judge Joseph Castiglione Dave O'Brien gave given that the big pipes and -- with the the immortal. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Lou you can tell is getting sidetracked a sorry -- I wanna I wanna go to about the drew middle Brooks and -- Bogart's thing I've been a Bogart's guy. I feel like they've missed opportunities to get him into the games earlier this year I thought they waited too long before they finally brought a -- Waited does too often did to get him into the games waited too long to let him pinch hit for Stephen Drew -- Tom but I was glad to see him in their fur for game five glad to see him in there again today and I think he does the right thing by keeping him at third base and not putting a mature old. To be -- two things number one you can't leave that talent level lineup. I've references about a million times the last two days but I don't care that Jacoby Ellsbury thing is very similar in 2007. Where you had a talented player the Vinny Johnson the world be -- a microwave right big guy that you know is our pal the guy who unique talent Allen plays in the playoffs. So you get us to keep him there and and they're gonna do that. The second thing is that. Was just playing well enough. Drew was just playing well enough and that was the problem by getting these guys are getting Bogart's in -- -- felt like they had to get middle Brooke's going heading in the playoffs. And he was starting dead. So. That's why I don't think you saw Bogart's enough. -- you Mission Hills Ellsbury to give more opportunity though in September -- -- questions and he can negate by hears about it that way today I think it's forty -- forty right or a B Butler 30. Don't seem all Pillsbury 116. A -- -- -- the -- -- the baffling thing was though is that you get to play that's definitely right at the U 345 right. But didn't hit the playoffs and he does not start a game until game six of the American League Championship Series -- was terrible I remember distinctly Cleveland he could not function on a -- -- -- he was a good partner Brett but he had no confidence at all but that's like a. Amazing considering how he's looked in the post season Sammy was the best player in the days journalist usually hear EU can't count power. -- clone into Bogart's and I say he can't play short and Third -- he got to make it's always gonna play one. So so -- Third and not short. And I just think it comes down to defense and it comes down to. For whatever it's worth it still left the -- righty split suns jurors or whatever it might be but I just think it comes down. -- billion -- a field turning double plays -- yards a lot of people similar to with the way of Victor Reno is look why not now up. You can't replace the defense especially here in right field -- Fenway Park machine Victor Reno. And I just think defensively he still very sound I think didn't he just lost that the play there's no question about it. I would might see him put a bunt down a Q I'd like to see him but he showed up a stroke and think about let's -- -- and a lot of the -- today I'd write it any good. But I just I just think it comes down. To a veteran guy who's been there before who is seen these playing a lot more games and a guy like will mineral Brooks -- that's why you CNET -- -- make that bluster throw play. Kate does he make that play because -- what I identify the other night. That drew makes in Bogart's doesn't and it's a huge play in the game what it's it's he did a great job making sure he at least gotten out. Right to the -- try to do too much. And you and you try to be too quick can you try to catch in turn the double play. And again it didn't call safe at second base right he did the right line it goes in that play -- looks like you mention the fact is that. As your catching it if you're a rookie you're you're thinking well I gotta be quick in I gotta get the ball to first base if you do that maybe you missed the back. Maybe you don't get any doubts but I just think that play drew makes and. August crop I know the drew makes it I don't know whether Bogart's makes it or not I still feel as if I would have a better idea has asked how to answer that question if -- see more from him in the regular season again -- 116. -- 44 ABC he had this year and it -- one right as -- and -- it goes because. When will came back right right Willis hot. In August will put that right handed bat that everybody was screaming forty -- at the trade deadline. You started getting in September he's okay the first week or two that he started to fall off. But he can't sit there and say I brought this kid back he gave us a boost for four weeks for a half five weeks and then have one bad week can say he's done. Everybody has a bad week or slow week it's like okay I'm -- to stick with them because he's gonna come back to worry was for us -- in August some gonna stick with them not gonna gold Bogart's. And drill was actually swinging the -- -- and playing great defense still for this team. And they had the urgency all the way to the end the only when this division but to get the number one seed. And I think that's why they stuck with whom they had all the way from what you like watching Bogart's. I like -- I mean the thing that I've said this before the -- impresses me the most from when he first started was how calm he used defensively. Even in a position he -- to call on the other night off -- no questions -- fielded a double play ball. Yeah it was smooth but it was like infield outfield drills says okay this is. Let's get the ball out of the joy a little bit quicker next time please thank you very much reminds me I'm gonna go off course a little bit here but -- turning the double play reminded -- of the that we haven't talked about. Which was a places. A place is coming into Pedroia the other night. And roll -- Donnelly rolled -- came up on Google elbow in the Jack in the privates a hula. Yes the hoop and -- -- -- that that they call a little while the other that's the difference in my in my house ever in my house he's got a good very confusing yeah. But -- picked all the Red Sox haven't take note that not only that but the thing about raising his hands to victory you know and because it Cabrera that's exactly what Cabrera did earlier year when he power they get a response I think you know what they get them back by -- pop -- into shallow left field letting go what he's our roster -- Ross went into a meeting he tried out a big -- is not a easy got to catch won't try to take him. And you can hit him because he's a decent chance I gonna you know I don't -- a message out and out. At that thing and a -- is a good kid may know that he's a good kid the problem is is that Cuban. Yeah I think sell all of the problem -- here's the thing I don't know I don't think -- is with his background I. Playing Cuba everything is flashy you know to go to the kid out there in -- -- -- -- -- it's a flashy style even when he was here that it tone it down a little bit. He's out there playing like he still joking around right like it's -- it's a spring training game in these years old teammates his body's -- he's out big joking and still talking trash to everybody in delegate. This UAL CS you know long -- teammate right. That would try to take you out at second base of trying to knock you know left field and he's still talking like it's a fun little game. I think that's what he knows that's how we play the game and don't think it's going over so well right now you know what I can really go for right now. -- so fired up I now Louis I. Fired up just finish it off right now give me a little something that's gonna be ready and it's gonna get you ready for. Six of the ALCS you all want went away. Fire me up back there and give -- a little. All right and I sent that. -- yeah. Hey hey yeah time. On Iraq right the. -- a I don't know what an idiot on the and I have. Taken and I and take you there and -- final you either love -- like it's coming up. Highly unlikely we'll we'll we'll we'll. It was okay. It's. Always doing gives me. They call -- organization. I think that people. Dyson does what it -- whenever they need to move. Tenacious model than people think they divided it. News of friends lose everything. To lose and -- -- -- -- it. You know all the -- and I got no reason to law. And I don't -- it. And I will watch my good. An entity. Until that happened. 'cause. When I mean I don't know how to fight. You'll be able to take -- yourself outside this week. Okay. Now I gotta live your flight of the eleven women you know women. It is negative. Data. This is the favorite thing that I have a list. And Rocky Marciano in the the white -- is confident. Cool. And -- and didn't. And it. He's going to be back. I can change. I'm sure that. If you go to Italy. It just your typical job. Okay. News out of updates. Yeah. -- Well. -- -- -- have now look. -- like just to -- this -- -- punch the first person I see all we'll be John Henry well by the Booth again that'll be obligated me and any differently for game six now now and added I've given up everything and that's. They did not get you ready brigades that babysitting was gonna get him ready for live his life on outside the -- also been rocky three happen. If I had -- points right now I'm here and meet the motives of agent who doesn't. I ask you guys this that. You times for -- each of the games I'll ask you do you want more time is we get ready to handed over to the pregame show who were we talking about tomorrow. I think you still think it's our pitchers -- -- buckles. And good at -- when we look at it bottoms up with the good or bad it's gonna be collect ego I would like to say you to buckle to insurers are also a David Ortiz who gave murky so. Well bore him a car -- come on now 83 -- -- three -- and right now. Yeah. I yeah I'd imagine -- -- that what do you do. -- Thought they taught me to kick off day. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The talking about Dustin Pedroia he's had a lousy series offensively and defensively and I think he gets together front of the home crowd tonight I think the Red Sox -- finally win this game six and don't have to worry about tomorrow are we gonna get out of here turn over to the pregame show if there is a game seven the three of us will be back here tomorrow -- -- rob Bradford and bloomer -- Here at WE -- of about.

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DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

How does Tom Brady's lead…

How does Tom Brady's leadership help the Patriots? 7-29-14

John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker

Headlines Headlines Headlines: Whale Watch Catastrophe 7-29-14

A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor

Red Sox are destroyed by the Blue Jays 7-29-14

Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?

Three For All: Christian'…

Three For All: Christian's girlfriend calls him out, 7-29-14

Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.

The NFL is taking a look at "high-stakes" Fantasy Football, 7-29-14

MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays as trade rumors swirl, 7-29-14

The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.

Have we seen the last of …

Have we seen the last of Jon Lester in a Red Sox uniform?

The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Championship Hangover Edition - 7-29-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

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Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Rob Bradford on the lates…

Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

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Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

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Jon Lester is on the tabl…

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

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David Ortiz offends the R…

David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

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Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red S…

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

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