Oct 24, 2013|
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington joined the show to discuss the teams game one win. He said that there is no one person responsible for the teams improbable turnaround.
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Welcome back my friends it is our number three Dennis and Callahan the front office report -- brought to you by vita Coco. Like Newton Wellesley hospital by celebrity cruises I'm taken on in January. And by Andersen windows the general manager of the Boston Red Sox bench Harrington joins us on the AT&T now why should -- very pleased. Bench Harrington good morning -- -- you. -- -- good could it possibly he could it have possibly gone any better for your guys last night. Well to get out like we had a limited value approaching its Lane Bryant is a fantastic features -- middle order. The -- Ortiz Napoli terribly adept at some. You know turning point there in this. Early was there's a call that the umpires get in their armed error rate and absolutely examine your talent from there and obviously Lester back to. Pitched terrifically so. In the good start and -- aren't releasing. Structural and promote a profit that. And you look at that drop and that. Well Paul reversal objectively. And I'll follow up by saying. What you have been upset or would John Ferrell have been upset if the shoe on the other foot and it went against the Red Sox. Political mood they're upset if we give up through your double -- you know RCA and everybody. You know. -- accumulate. The most important thing and changing my assistant pictures. You know as much sealed. -- right as possible. And news service irresponsible and in the it is clear that it. -- typical race and I think you know the umpires should be commended for that certain. It's got -- pretty -- -- -- based on the what they want that happened to them in the future will be more formal mechanism in place sort from. But -- currently requires strictly in an apartment so last night. You know to make sure college credit it to you and I. -- does it call it was a pretty pretty clear that. Never had culinary controllable also. They got the -- right -- it was inevitable. That's the point I said the same thing but it was solid judgment call this was an extreme case of a guy screw an open and the guy who should be the most relieved. Is the mute them in that they saved them from Macon. And monumental gaffe but anyway move on a -- dimension the approach against Wainwright. Clearly it was it was a a great approached the right approach or read here that. He obtained two swings and misses on 33. Curve balls. From one of the best pitchers in the game that's pretty impressive can you tell us specifically -- what was the approach. Who really has to you know it went through pitcher -- it approaches to the list here that utilities. Command. You know on pitches fastball. That -- -- wrote a book -- -- under the deception. All the stuff. You know we leave it all over -- that we needed to our approach stick to that they're disciplined patient approach. And then make him. -- -- of -- the game dictate. Whether that needed to be adjusted. Sure enough that's what our guys literally they work stoppages in January. Wasn't quite as sharp as normal as material. Make him work. We have runners on base in particular -- -- so. There was nothing better there's nothing in particular need to again went right -- -- more matter of -- reload -- -- obviously when you mention all we all know on base percentage is important to you and the organization. This I guess is notable in that regard it. The best one of the best -- on base guys in the league the second best outfielder terms of on base percentage is on the bench. Is that just John Farrell having a good feeling. About. About Jonny Gomes in his or some disagreement they would do. Aid in your mind do you want the best on -- got the best player in the lineup at all times or do you understand what fails to -- here. I don't know Jon Stewart. And Johnny. Williams hopes this win there and most determined and -- -- On different ways and -- does that comparison of the defense from part of the a smirk playing. The apartment the police he would regain that -- regional team it would. At least we know that we have. You know to basically two outfielders -- it felt -- to hear him. You know I think just the amount written there. Certainly before losers overcharged its strident. Trying to use both guys and find. The best accepts. You look at where they were the last two series and straighten. Who has obviously. -- obesity program and starters so he is mr. Putin went surgically numbers. You know I suppose not who are not Libyan -- farm. I think John this feels like I was actually in the use both because. Look at Nordstrom or from getting out of the sport so I think you'll see both oh of course the series. We're talking with a Red Sox general manager bench Harrington and -- obviously we don't see a lot of cardinal game that we read everything we couldn't studied everything we could. And almost every single assessment of the Saint Louis cardinal said the same thing they are so. Fundamentally sound. What happened last night happened to a team that is so fundamentally sound. They do crazy things happen in some -- including -- in order. It's. -- -- traps throughout the a little brighter still I think I think we -- -- it will play much better game and I. We're lucky that your medical mistakes but it it will take advantage of the but it is really good team and they're very deep team and you know we we get up one nothing but term -- -- -- -- about. If Beltran had a goal going forward or if he does and he is very limited how significant of a blow is that to the St. Louis Cardinals. And what they're trying to do. You need to get -- -- policies track record even more so grocers sharper and they're posted her record. It is -- smarter both sides of Lazard Rangers. He saw that he very capable -- in the -- well. He's done a lot of things well. He couldn't he can change quickly. What is that so. You know obviously correlate better with him in the lineup and are without them. Not root for injury and it's not WRC -- here. But obviously they're better. They're better whether you know or else they were strong cross shelter but they all of these players and there -- -- tomorrow. Is that there letter to them for a number of years and -- and so submarine it's up. In the so. From yet they they indeed -- there are a lot of their past the search results are useful. No I don't Beltran plays the field David with the exception of the National League -- but with the equivalency of Beltran being out or limited -- the equivalency of David being out or limited for the Red Sox. On that same level. Record while he's you know he's it is yeah is that that letter different that he. -- sort. Things -- -- you mentioned defense. But he's English -- Your power. Threats from both sides. And he's you know he's stepped up big so again we're. You know -- it is split. Essentially the cardinals -- -- that he's he's he's he's he's big stickler for. I've Ben you know just about every player at every level it's it's your job I'm and that's what you dude did you see Michael walker common. -- like that last year in the draft. Use. You know Marxist small group of players that we saw it and channel it Arctic. -- and didn't the cardinals who quietly took them. Fully before we picked. But -- we lead. Employer for awhile and you I'm very successful pitcher takes them. Yeah. The site you can actually start with but you know honestly. -- we certainly -- it happens quickly. At this level it's -- he's -- He's an outstanding issues that are. That's in the lawsuit get a million -- great changeup. -- -- qualities. So Garden District. I definitely taking him. He quickly and be part of a team. I've been in terms of this morning's conversation what people wanna talk about that would be the drops in the reversal in the home run in the Grand Slam wasn't in the injury and all that. -- a little bit lost and all that seems to be Lester performance last night your thoughts about what you saw Jon Lester what do. Aside here actually excuse. Play and they -- he -- curve ball in the early. You know good charter. He. Stayed away from one spot authorities moved the ball around well -- and now. There it is saint Louis the chance to sit in our. And then later in the game and -- it's aimed at the next little bit. Conductance kept his swearing and that's where. So it's just a good complete effort. And I think it. You're a good job that there really doubt that Lester -- -- there with a crisis this -- and borrowed some that aren't. So and there have been didn't. Definitely different than. Most of the second half conservative policies and so up so and of course force. Bit by triggered by necessity you are a numbers guy you are an analytical guy you you crunch the numbers but I would go away from the the second. And and get your thoughts on the existence of and the importance of clutch and chemistry and momentum in this game. Boy. -- adult -- overrule them you wouldn't see it in the right I would go to a predictor. Let me see -- you can certainly the you know and he changed their game. There's something happening. And we've been watching the Turkey expert. An hour long. I think we recognize where. -- eskimo and a big. Of course it. Felt the game in the first place that they could open and excited this year if you're just you're period you're more likely to come -- and the next operator. So. Ortiz -- -- period. Arteries are better chance -- -- -- on the outcome -- the next opposite. But there's there's something to. You know keep the blood pressure down in this situation. It'll stay in the moment excuse it. Is easier said -- -- Figured out better than others who. You know luckily we've got some guys guys that do. I I know this final question or next -- last question perhaps is is fruitless and a waste of my breath with an uncomfortable question I'm going to ask you. When the conversation turns to what non player. Is most responsible for the remarkable Red Sox turnaround. The conversation is split between the manager and the general manager would general managers say about that. What I think it goes well beyond those two people -- it's. The expensive though there -- there ownership group that others in the front office of -- popular position Jones coaching staff. There's a lot of people that. Weren't at all certain and John Ferrell has its. Community manager and -- exactly what he's that he was going to do which is so you guys now. Tall task you know corporate -- them. Literally that they want to do this person. But doesn't actually do it. Do differ registry training up that -- capacities and most of all these beautiful cities have those here. It's this is that your system a terrific job he's. He great culmination of Smart so. Toughness. And humility. And just makes her very effective leader so. Yeah -- the -- certainly responsible. So I think I hit I don't know the answer your questions lot of people which -- Should get credit for them -- -- or not there yet but. Well we're looking at the -- -- -- Is Buchholz physical situation. Not unlike late spring training dead arm or might -- be something more than that. Yeah that -- being you know decent comparison. I think there really. Judge just. We have a lot of pitchers -- -- -- that your roster and arm strength. But the lower temperatures in the best. Possible position -- successful public -- so. He's -- in that. Wayward dancer. The strongest possible rated and that's something out there. In that case you missed the big chunk of the season and you know anarchy. He the whole world offseason and those here. All the time -- now -- in what he did that. And come back. You know he's he just hasn't. He hasn't built. So. The world we're the starters. -- this time here the other guys have. Then sort of build. All year Clinton's big breaks their policies were so. He still. Building. When you're building the pitcher. It is -- -- industrialized answers to step slower step back and he's probably still in that phase so look we fully expect him pitch he's been very effective. -- him to a certain it's important that out there. In the post either. Through that sent to keep. -- expecting an answer -- All right as you get ready for game two -- just keep in mind the mayor's challenge junior Red Sox team to bring the World Series cup back to Boston so don't let that okay. Where you are although our panel thought -- on the road. 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