Nov 2, 2013|
The duck boats have completed their journey and returned to Fenway Park. Rob and Kirk catch up with Jonny Gomes after the epic celebration.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
Montage from. The graded Andy of the I would do I would say that they show it's not the big showing more the salt and Holley show. Thank you very much standing six point 7779790%. Of parade day here. In Boston as the world champion Red Sox I just say go by here for 2013 -- Is it too early to look forward what we're what people -- solution. And audiences. You know people looking for the race ten minutes after -- aren't so we'll start while the -- group will start -- you are others who are where you what -- the next. Whatever it was cruise through qualifying offers that always want my favorite things that it would -- well let's start -- where they gonna do it through which they do -- -- I think the -- I I think bigger offer a qualifying offer. That'll be very difficult I think for him -- fine job because teams are gonna want to give up draft X fourteen million. Fourteen for the Red Sox are willing to pay Stephen Drew fourteen million dollars next play shortstop for one year. Yeah you think -- were fourteen to the loss to I think it's worth it now -- -- do that. Because number one they've really like him don't mind him -- shortstop number Tuesday might be banking it forced to take. Okay what state does take it he comes back you have a shortstop Alexander Bogart he told John and Jerry this morning he's put shortstop from now that's is understanding. He's in the go play third base next year in what happens the middle Brooks this this would make I gotta be. Feared maturity rate you can trade drew -- trade Euro during the season. -- before the season but he ultimately free agency can't rate they'll -- June 14 right and it but this doesn't classified as a free agent so you'd trade him early and doing their -- you would have to -- muddy but. What they're looking at is. It's worth the risk for them. Because they make it draft pick and they don't might have been -- around maybe the right deal for middle Brooks. I just think if they -- offer -- qualifying. If you've seen everything what yet but I would say that what the market for middle Brooks at this point the much right. If you look at over the course of the now he's played a full Major League season it and we did it people done this all over the place but. You look at his body of work over full Major League season pretty good numbers not bad numbers from the first Major League season. But I basement low era to strike it's under both the the group who it's like seventy's and strike out all the time to see the flawed player yeah I understand that. But you can't say definitely value. They get some value bat boy yet so the Red Sox are basically. But there will be comfortable I guess he talked to Ferrell they would surely they'd be comfortable -- Stephen Drew back plus jrue is gonna play shortstop whole year you don't trade him. 162 games for fourteen million dollars against a -- -- before yes. Yes that does slow -- over to progress to some extent. Pass to play for days but he's here that's that's done that's obviously -- yet -- like a start the year of mine not yet so we'll play third gas. They want to be starting third baseman. That's stuns -- eyes -- give -- to come back next you're never cross the. My mind at. All it it might you should not -- extra good about that you should you should with us are that you about a month ago. You don't think so you think I'm crazy for no I don't god I I don't I just think you know I've seen nothing from the start this -- -- -- fourteen and I want it again I'm not saying he is worth fourteen bucks. But what do they do they don't mind paying guys for over paying for -- right so. And fact I'll say it again they've really we liked him they've liked him ever since spring training -- that's why he's playing throughout post season this terrible run that he was gone they really liked what he delivers. And the reality is that he's gonna play good defense we understand that we've seen that and it's gonna hit around 250 with a decent on base percent vs the chance to comes back with an -- just during the entire point out a -- of catcher. I Saltalamacchia is a guy I don't know figured offer qualifying -- now I don't think to get -- for qualifying offer to all these guys because if they all except him but feel a little bit -- Saltalamacchia guy I don't think he will they might but I don't think -- the only way they would. With that you have to get the basket you have to get -- why are. -- so you need another year with a another guy. I don't know if they believe they'll find ways that I can -- Russell or we mix and match will both get to that -- yeah -- need to right handed bats and I think they look at it as a pretty big drop off in terms of defense of the billion right now between Saltalamacchia. Aren't way. -- But. Saltalamacchia. To make himself a lot of money as we've talked about before if McCain and get to qualifying offer and he doesn't. That he becomes the guy or orderly and Alex fear reported this the news yesterday dead. -- -- -- got a call from got calls from about Reid and play. Well with a number of it was just say that happens you read you pick you pick up your paper eagle on line you read Saltalamacchia signed somewhere what's that going to be a three year deal for what. Well. They're. 36. While that's a lot of on the road. The -- are power power -- power rating category you're in Goodyear they showed they could play defense elaborate Z gets sort of we get this pace so much attention in the playoffs Tracy and I forget the regular season yeah you know you don't Saltalamacchia was that much money did you lose. Mean he brought to. -- -- at 336. Oh it's bye -- you're right though we see it all the time with the post season -- it's fair but it seems like -- even drew you think you know. Some of them did discuss fourteen million. Yet ought to be how much but guys make a ton of money. Well yeah. I'm trying to think -- so -- -- Napoli probably made some money for himself but certainly did nothing to diminish him -- on the regular season he made some money for himself. Ellsbury is a guy I think he probably middle but all of I think it was thirty yet again trying to push the guy made a lot from we'll get him later is Lester who I think -- -- Eighty million dollars I mean. You know seventy by the building of this post season. Certain that we talked about before if you look at the Greinke contract 147 million -- that's how many are 66 years six years -- forty set and he's three months he three months. Younger ban. And Jon Lester so oh. You go to there. If you base it off that plots now you have -- leading your team through the post season then he's got to make more than cranky because he's your next. Here's the thing -- you're eliminate the team that signed Greinke is gone from that conversation visit the site Kershaw that's what team it's going to overpay. The Yankees probably are gonna give Lester -- 150 -- are you going to -- I felt well how many different teams are gonna get Jon Lester who lets be fair I mean was it is had a great run. Is as good a post season pitcher as there is in this generation which is crazy don't think of that. Is ever have what I would call a great great year right I -- to be fair Cy Young. If he's going to get on it it but that's where you're -- it although I don't -- or go back to -- if you're Henry Jerry didn't -- these guys. Are you to give Jon Lester in his thirties -- -- to play well. As the you'd asked the reds appears Red Sox because it's different car receive right. What does Jon Lester getting in the open market to get to where the -- we get it Sikes I'd -- so the Red Sox have stated they will only. Give long term deals to the absolute right guys it would Pedroia and I think they might be willing to do with Ellsbury but. I don't think it's that happened because but let's be honest Pedroia hit a took less money well that's the thing in right let's just look and didn't hit the seven years ago blow no -- I think it would take what is less. If you said the job -- right now 5900. -- -- can -- a lot a little less money. Yeah I don't either but I think he's a guy who might take less -- stay here that was one of the things that he kind of insinuated when he signed -- other dealers extension let's go back to the Red Sox. You have to have that guy at the plate -- teach us anything taught us that you have to have that top of the rotation guy who it's going to be able lead you through the playoffs right. And so Lester showed he can do it. You if you're the reds like do you you'd think. That after next year you can find that guy I don't think they're gonna go out -- free agent market ultimately gonna try to -- inside David Price because. You know their -- last don't pay the money to have right. But you're right they learned that this year I think every championship team learns you have to have those two guys they have at the -- Lester and Lackey. But didn't they learn the year before and the year before that he can't be stuck in bad contract to ride out with Lester is going to be probably maybe not in the last say three years that's exude it's. It's it's all white you can replace it and absolutely tailored and they've said that that's why they're going to be hesitant to do -- especially in regards to beat a pitcher but. Who do they have someone who can step into that role where you feel when you get to the post -- Jon Lester. Felt the face of the earth tomorrow August and -- Maybe Lackey may -- -- Maybe a buckles the -- building figures -- -- horses and be accountable Colts right now and so now you go to the next level like what the Everest base it. Fields who brought that went twenty games if he gets. Right better -- who knows who knows your bread and Workman who knows you have Henry Owens two years three years down the road so. Are you willing to take the chance at one of those guys to step up because why Leicester isn't the guy that a lot of people want him to be still. He still is good enough he still is. But it was about as close is every active people want to more than that I think it's you know the conversation you have with you. At the start of the year February recent you know on what. People want from me to be -- the next level as it turns out excellent analyses and it turns out that if the Goodyear out of the -- plus it was it was a round it was almost I'll be getting -- Seattle is very similar to last year right very similar to the for the last five. Roscoe who are Brian -- Brian good afternoon. I guys sort -- -- I just think you're crazy about through we respect now we we traded up. Probably. But tenured gold glove shortstop. But Jake Peavy which I thought was too much. Of trade the TV and -- -- all -- all out should be shorting. Sure so -- threw to come back. Figured it's a great defensive shortstop or is that. You know eighties he's not offensively that but I think -- be huge mistake off the side -- for one year. You belong here you go up -- got that was all it that was -- Well the play different theater progress to be your shortstop for the next fifty years and it's not the plant is in. That's like they do anything to. Deviate from the plan for the -- is better for. Not defense -- these -- much better off -- oh yeah well is it that -- and -- -- at the subsequent. He's he's fine. Aggressive but who drove it I'm not saying -- don't -- it out of single rather have a shortstop next year beginning in that you're you're gonna have Jeter -- a lot of one way or the other -- -- the conversation is who would you rather have a whole line of movement Brooks Stevens. While brother middle part of the month. The middle Brooks is gonna make -- extra right. It's the money for one year it is not it doesn't that make it different so they could make it so that enters into the Napoli conversation right because that you maybe you movement or Brooks at first base who would you rather have a of their middle Brooks. Or Napoli and it issued Napoli come back. Napoli got the break it off line. -- he's gonna go somewhere else and what we get decent -- this take a look around -- that doesn't keep -- know that Jerry -- befuddled by my statement it views artists in the fine explores the define baseball as an ace no I don't want to start that your nose rubbed her more guys in baseball who. Who are aces and guys have been -- three home runs or more there are less guys in baseball at thirty or more home runs -- does that Napoli at the final month old on the hit thirty -- -- us. There's less guys in baseball who hit thirty or more home runs -- guys you ERA of two and after on. So yes Napoli could not hit thirty but. Jon Lester also didn't happen to and happy are you. So it's -- the potential to have someone to do that that's my point. There are a lot of guys to do it it's close it's wife are those two positions by far the hardest things define. The hardest things to lock down. It if you can do it internally -- you don't have to go on the free agent market -- That we 24 home runs last year 23 this year. Yes so he hit thirty the last three double what you would say that he has the potential hit thirty home runs. A lot when you would say is at thirty once once it was all right once he's a middle he also probably games he plays here. 140 139 but -- into proposed display ones are far the most he's he doesn't and he played a 140 but the second posted but you're right that one -- two. By a lot that's the other thing at Annika -- it'll Ron -- it he had him. The other thing also in how the Red Sox look at it and why they've target this guy for so long and why do you think they'll make a big push out of become a streaky as he is he takes so many pitches right in every bored half pitches per plate appearance. It was anything close to the -- me. Could you potentially. -- dollar first yes bile -- defensively if yankees. He's. Even Napoli Napoli did you hear that that's all you -- go to twelve nautical club competition was right. But -- -- is that the big they're looking at that they value about reverses Napoli for the money it's a muddy again the -- step like a factory talk about giving Napoli two years in point seven billion. When they were willing to give him three years that at 39 million Brett off you're willing to do that out of the gate then. You willing to go for another two years as Jerry said maybe mediators on like that. Is another remarkable thing about this team this is the first team I think -- member of my life. Red Sox anyways -- if you looked at the entire team. Yes there's not one contract and his teammates say is a bad departure is a contract they with apps we get rid of that they can. Now right now now not the now because Lackey were all on Wednesday Lackey anyway so even if that was -- moment you know that's an option -- Dempster one year it's not great but it's one year. There is nobody could say while this is a terrific contract doesn't exist. It him before the year before the year who would you say that Lackey would be educated. Lackey do you think Lackey wouldn't you if we didn't use that victory -- victory -- Yeah I would definitely a victory on the Ortiz Ortiz worth fifty year yet that because it was. That would have heard that horrific. But well the go to her victory you know terrific I think they over paid for this third it's like the hundred million. With the -- -- Dempster Lackey was bad. My -- somebody's -- those. Terrible and not really. Nobody it's it's Napoli side of media legislators a lot of doubt -- -- doubts by -- say that there's there's not. You go next year right now in church instead. Of course you play it let's also. Oh it meant it this is that you just can't duplicate what the -- If it's if the people will people sale this bring everyone back and you'll be able to do the exact same thing -- -- two ago -- now and lap. -- -- cart backing up Napoli did it it does it all maybe you can integrate Jackie Bradley Mexico real closely. Barca have a dramatically different book will be Ellsbury is what we -- could be back but that's been really that. Other than him which are going to be met -- -- Civilian curiously catcher might -- some sort of turn over there isn't the center -- -- turn over. What else first base at first base I don't think you'll have a turnover. You think the infield will be the -- well yeah even if Napoli loses ivy leagues. I don't think that unless they find the right trade it's not like it's easy to find first baseman on the free agent market -- it -- this go another -- whether it moving middle Brooks over and I've ever. -- -- -- He had victory they'll be back you'll have Jackie Bradley Center probably right. Yeah and I mean blood is not. Position player wise it's not really lot of guys coming up Bogart's Bradley junior the rotation will be virtually the same of the ball the -- Yeah well Fabio Lester Buchholz. Peavy peavy do brought lot Lester buckles peavy Lackey you brought right you would think. Yeah who's out that mr. Dempster but it didn't work -- you have worked as a backup plan probably -- -- their bullpen again Webster I think they still wanna see some more out of them in the game there. And that the target rotation next -- could be pretty cute and yell and switch and you very concerned about big deal and huge that's what it I don't know what we're doing more. Whereas with. When did you start thinking that this team can win joke this. Only time I've asked. That you -- we do for him to north president went. Actually it was actually confused -- just earlier post is there a -- how many times you -- -- -- -- four times -- won the 400 times of -- this guy you don't lie it was it was it was so much of BP gas but it was like this is the narrative after a it's you what I thought was always in my no question. Is winless when they sign him and went went went went went Jon Lester to Liu who put it back a bit. When lesser pitchers are. It's that way that came into our disabled in September. That felt like a post season win -- it's like if -- can do that you get to this guy. You know that's my thought buckle to come back to be good if Lackey so I thought OK I don't think they will put this team to win -- World Series. I think realistically. I think it was. What I got out of spring training I thought this could go really batter early and it it. I could see disciplined with potential there you get to the first game in a lot of things went right even that one game. He says all this work this were this where you could see that working throughout the course of the year. But realistically. You get to that West Coast trip because remember. They had a terrible road trip -- Texas that was used in Kansas City which -- was that I was in August it was all right DA sixty day road games in ninety days games. And so they had a terrible road trip then. At a big comeback after placing sisco in Los Angeles. When they would they'd beat the Dodgers like they did then. I think that that's when the -- the conversation changed because you were free clear of that awful road swing and and yet -- ago. But this duck -- back. -- who's going back on the field right now I see another award following a -- they -- returning -- -- drops it and I was worried about that we have and I said to you the break Q imagines he's going to war. Sure yeah a little. Don't -- to suit a white guy as well as you have one that you wouldn't feel comfortable given that we feel like satellite. The problem that. They tell the I would say that the crowd is less than there was wind. When they took off this with a little less than. Game six -- Mercedes. Yet a little. A little bit there really Sierra. Sees in Kennedy you know. Palmer. You go. On and I don't see any of them. Keep the ball during this as you said earlier watching on the -- it seems like the Steelers run a little bit but you know rejected the phones. We see them coming in the rolling in right now. That I can count the people as a forty people here left -- that way. Way to go by these guys. Since then you're going -- -- that would give Douglas. -- you're gonna kill. 77797937. The boats are back -- definitely go back for the good of the boat we should be able -- -- -- to get that some players here as they parked we get back after break Jarrod Saltalamacchia. -- do you see this morning talk to them will get that. -- live from Fenway at the Raiders the boats are -- boats -- zero point 2345. Era. Now that -- program that that's all the luminaries there is the World Series trophy. I see Mike Adams Red Sox -- -- Race and that's trademarks and he's. Everett high because that thirty years now I've got shows Wilmington people are gonna go crazy. See a bunch of players season -- And -- -- producers down there trying effort to get some of these guys on earlier today. I was like oh. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Earlier today John Kerry spoke to Jarrod Saltalamacchia were played out later on it's the plays we'll hopefully get some of these guys to get your calls. It's 6177797%. From the players -- good target you know that's a good move. CO regular season the players' wives so there's prescription sunglasses on -- that. That's like it was -- out at second base for -- -- sort of a second that's. I. -- I was trying to tackle Ellsbury who has kind of become. Egos here goes there -- -- -- that. He's he's facing Ellsbury back. Then as I don't. You be more aggressive don't rob Bradford wants to. That's what I was gonna do that good -- that's always the plan. Right now so right now right now and right now. It. It's a lot of bad bad. Oh my goodness Matt. -- -- In -- year. -- Eyes and tried it news for you I got the -- -- -- -- it means I know. So who's next on the list to drive or we'll check back and she could be like like. -- -- now. I suggest -- John Farrell here at TD with Kevin Walsh I think that's. -- I'm -- to the manager at some point as well. Is that the last couple proceed Jacoby Ellsbury -- Red Sox uniform shirt good ball right there that ever gonna happen. Any chance now. Out of a hundred yes it is and play a -- -- -- before you answer that confidence. Sat with Jacoby Ellsbury is definitely one of the World Series games they said he wants to stay -- thoughts. To believe John did Israel sources look at all you know. Well now bends approaching TO -- on. Maybe next up hopefully duties with -- very lucky -- John McDonald walked right lights on its. One out behind it is for Torre you've you can dig to turn that Pedroia for the second day of the day. He sees them -- get to Pedroia but get on the -- for what's at talked yet that right there. -- -- -- -- Bradford didn't Bradford yeah. Double on the radio. So off the blow off. If it's like if you like would you call some room cellphone so what. That's just cannot keep the -- would be any worse than robs what do you put Allen doctor's care I don't talk to him. What -- And I didn't meet yesterday LeapFrog play Roddick -- -- bull it's amazing when your name. Guys say no there's no chance the this kid and nine it means is that space station why are we here Wallace go but I go back to brighten. -- actually enjoyed the -- To get. To set the scene -- the the trucks are. R.s while it's like -- Beckett -- job you know it is not have brought it to this book it's because both sore foot right -- backing up spread throughout Fenway all the way out of their players all over the place with their families. Bad decisions failing miserably trying to get players you like about Bradford and in his life at and his wife leaving that caught just raises arms. I see what your players as -- -- there will be interviewed them their -- just somebody else. That's what's going on here. But back to the -- that your real quick -- Why do you say other than you know everything with her answer spoke to Ellsbury sees he. He's -- very much mindful -- -- ones in week. Golf course -- -- real life. But he's very mindful of Boris knows what he's doing well -- come back here for less than some morals now. -- -- note he's not a bad to -- places -- UNC state yeah handle the play threes from any day when Seattle right. Having it makes no sense to bring him back given his age and production this -- million dollar a year player as best throw it -- doesn't let -- Yeah this this is the year if -- this year -- wanted this is what you. So Jacoby so I guess is under -- under yeah you can get back at twenty million dollars for the next six years ago that's. I would say we talked about arts the fine baseball lead off hitters pretty. Hard for their big twelve -- so that's number three him -- number three all right five he can't do that can you bump victory a lot is over the in the do. Yeah obviously it would re sign. Place in the field lead off the bat -- -- -- -- -- and he'll always plays better. Victory he'll stay right right great years there. Yeah. He'll hit the bottom of the order. Obviously. Could be the plea deals are -- anybody -- offensively you know people that it. Not out here this year I can't imagine. The Jacoby Ellsbury for the Red Sox makes any sense I know he was good this year we have some good moments in the postseason but they do anything and being fair knows. He's the kind of contract -- trouble the first place it -- it comes back the talk about last you have to beat the right guys. Is that it's the right guys go deal right now you're the best 300 million dollars and those -- players. Oh after meals that's gonna that don't -- well if you won it all -- so I think it's. So if the pick one who has it. John Henry pretty equal. Value our old. Which by the way I think it's something -- should. Have done. So low. And I think that's who beat them they sign all the guys why UT David Price or I don't know -- create. The last I think you have to learn what -- something be said for. Be able to win in a place in perform at a big spot in a place in go to W over at the that we don't you think they'd undervalued the pass with no. Yet don't have a decent post -- -- day that I -- but I'll go to B well Adrian Beltre and beat the marquee. -- -- Yet I think I think it's so -- really well know in the club house and then. Haven't done that they -- Oh. Carl Crawford a 140. Million dollars a call Crawford he knows all. About 300 million dollars right there. -- -- Well they sign both Lester and Ellsbury would follow that up that's YE. Keep doing -- the week the other guys were rookies sign. If the -- -- the year olds. You know from him right tells you. Guys keep. These guys can use because they feel like be right now they this. Could win -- mobile probably Beckett it would though Jon Lester. If some of these other guys stepped. It that's kind of -- I mean that happens but it didn't look out here whereas men over felt when I don't see any baseball players left on the others went over there. Dempster. We had to water -- which juncture and you listen and that's -- -- It closer trying to. Like follow the middle infield. -- -- so. He'll. Maybe he -- did you beat them with us at the two bigger. Focusing on what people that Hitler and it. I don't see any do you see a single player left. -- -- -- Dempster I yet nobody. Gomes. Was with Dan -- and that is an at -- left and he quit when he tried used your name. It failed 6177797937. As we wait a year -- period 5000 players on earlier we've had zero -- -- for the first hundred minutes of the show is okay. It's fine people. Celebrate a year now they have put they have a bit about on Ray Allen back it's everybody we get -- but he. Just Brent what was just ran -- for the table -- you know. I would have looked I see the same as to the same thing about it the same attributes -- know what's going on. We've got to go. Out and approach ago. It's the only. It is like it pants. You name rob Bradford today. Today. Up a little bit I didn't even need to say your name actually. The Mets they don't want to talk to you that just wants -- -- -- that it's fair point. We got. -- you're lucky away from I don't know if I do because it's up talking to me -- -- do my job hated. Him. -- let's do. I'll wait for that where you see secondly and Jonny Gomes here's Gomes makes his way around makes where Oprah I think oh goodness. Give me here Ringo. Well there's ego blow Johnny yeah everybody it was going on throughout Bradford Berkman and I don't. I'd give us your best -- best side in the parade route. That's signs. Guys John Maine not in our joking around actually ever and the science they were the first worst to first. Mean -- myself double the other guy we were first to first. We do it and it'll last and business I don't know. -- -- where that started was the it was tribute the finish line guided marathon finish line was that planned out was an impromptu what was what was going out of that. Yeah those. Obviously I mean -- -- planned out in right on -- were you know trophies on our -- and now we had you know six and seven -- a strong jerseys. And I mean who would have thought you know when that tragedy it. That you know couple months down the road we -- able to go back in place the World Series trophy right on the finish line. Down on I don't know who wrote his book but I kind of think this you know pieces like this happened so I'm just going to be part of. -- was Tuesday and you talked about the duck -- -- that was kind of the rallying cry. But it did was this parade what you thought it would be like what is what you envisioned it would mean I'd I didn't want to think about it I didn't want to envision you know I mean. Trust me I'm not be disappointed you know but I mean I just want it all that happened you know I want to go. -- in with open arms open eyes open ears and just so you know land and that's what I did not -- on the man nap on the vote mean it and we and the in. Whose judgement call trying not to get in the water I mean we knew we are here almost all -- candidate Boller for a minute but -- and got Dempster is not a sporting John says this is the first team in his life where there wasn't an a hole on the team. Everybody on the on the team all the guys were good guys at the same experience for you first time everybody bought in. From day one you just just Dempster is the only impact. Not that upset but I yet sure I mean. -- you know like every team you know others we scuffles inside the clubhouse here. You know. Disagreements. Here you know not doing is not doing that showed me out here show me up there and as expected you know on the net -- competitor stuff -- I mean none of that happened here and we we have to deal with any negative inside the clubhouse. Such a clean slate I think -- or the reasons that you know we made a 162 games -- in the game -- -- -- laughs you know four hero. Just three earlier would -- to -- you know attitude back. -- it was a behind the scenes moment that you'll remember the most. We understand the Grand Slam tournament and a great place in the playoffs there it was to be a bit behind the scenes moment that you'll remember the most. On. Okay what I guess it wouldn't be a moment but. Underneath the behind the scenes of the superstars on this team. The behind the scenes of David Ortiz the behind the scenes. Dustin Pedroia. The Buckeyes he's dealt very last year mean you know we don't get the opportunity to play with these guys and you definitely don't get to to see them you know off the field. And how they treat each other inside the clubhouse and what goes on. But what a breath of fresh share -- share work place with these guys and it was just draw iron it just to see you know how hard David Ortiz works and how hard -- drew worked knowledge other guys. You know that they just you know -- -- slow traffic and we followed. We're gonna let you go John you last question here since you first got to do this opportunity to watch a guarantee. Announcers chip return next year -- the first had to do that set the tone right away let's get a guaranteed for next season means for you you got to cross off worse right now you know actually his first to first to first. You know but I tell you what I mean. I knew you know inside you know that. You know this was a championship caliber team -- really did. Mike mentioned you know my first spring training you know look at our starting lineup and a disparity in a playoff experience. It's not like we have experienced them from one team and -- Arlington next. So and I knew that time was now and obviously the business side steps in all the free agents that in. But. Super that. We you know we knocked out this year I -- thanks for joining us enjoy the offseason. -- that's Jonny Gomes within the the members the Red Sox may be robbed the biggest hit of the world's yours. Made the game winning home and takes -- one. The with obviously. The -- speech speech side did. -- -- -- -- now competence it was there for whatever reason -- Six what 77797937. Rob Bradford here till 3 o'clock picking your. Calls that Red Sox victory parade. I don't know why not. But it's only one that's at least 46 headsets that aspect of that department for a rob Bradford WEEI dot com Berkman and from WEEI. If that -- market report in the top. Whereas if Bolden posing pitchers -- as fans don't know the they're -- -- I've suffered a heads up. Now he shakes hands. If you do it again. It's like the rocket -- robots to be running over. I'll tell you what some of these guys my -- -- -- -- -- achieved in his Vietnam is not -- -- look now here for his part time exercises all offseason. Let's get. Let's get some of these calls -- day -- day you'll take first. Take. Jake -- Manchester Jake good afternoon. It's great -- a -- -- great speed and. Thank you very much equal and we'll talk Ellsberg. We can all agree that all real great. Ball player. Very good play very good not great very good. -- and going over all the players and based on a race -- between five and as a ballplayer. All -- -- and -- now. He's in the top 38. Right rob -- point five yup off final on a bit players the major leagues. You're you're in particular and Jake Jake Jake for personal look at this team. Pedroia is a better player that's one would rather have Pedroia or Ellsbury for years starting tomorrow. -- -- -- All Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera you'd pick the best player for beats me doing my out my throws better. It is what did you five pretty quick to point. Anyway so anyway Jacoby Ellsbury could play the player we just -- Huckabee is a player. Pete. And well Jake Jake -- wanted to Jacoby Ellsbury twenty million dollars or 36 years old. I'm not no -- that's not exactly. I would consider giving a like a five year deal anywhere from like. Eighteen to 42 point three million just don't like at six era I don't like almost four years to be out but I'm I've got -- all the. That's really right that's that's -- -- -- the guys we want him to attract Jake and I think that's. You know I didn't think the reception the -- Pedroia a year ago that they should look to trading him because I didn't think -- gonna take a deal that was. He friendly he did it Ellsbury is not going to do that he's not gonna. Take a four year eighty million dollar deal because he really likes the fans of Boston -- likes -- -- sure likes the people but he's waited this long he's gonna get a swing and he's gonna get. Some huge offers it's not just doesn't make any baseball sense financially for the Red Sox to start the put themselves in the position. They had the walkway from Ellis to finally get seduced I think that's part of why. They talked to Hamilton robbed last year during the winter meetings but you know the work -- kept using over over at that press conference. After -- it was discipline and this is another test. The best teams are the ones that set the limits and then they walk away when they -- pass a climate that's exactly what they did with Josh Hamilton and and it'll be interesting to see what the Yankees do because this is going to be ultimate test you have. The biggest market team in baseball with the most money with the player that they need more than maybe any player that they've -- -- that in a long long. Time I'd be so -- the Yankees if they didn't while I -- -- a lot of -- a lot of balls I don't think they're gonna do which is -- it's gonna set them back. They're gonna give they're gonna pay can go 2830 million dollars when he's 39 at least 37 but these guys with the proof -- why it doesn't work on the -- Here's the they're bigger issue. If they order it paid their money to one person mission peak you know should be David Price you should do whatever you can -- because they're pitching is the biggest problem. Kuroda is a free agent this year maybe they'll get him back but he's not the next forty years old with sabathia is nearly applauded if. If you're Brian Cashman right and how much control as this you ask yourself -- -- with four titles in five years. You have wells who had grown I don't do gate you had Jimmy he. You have starting pitching a good lineup the question but you want because you're picking us that if you psych you know that the money they have tied up the next five. Snead did. Chris -- quick before the kickers. The -- so. As -- talk -- put the boat like. This season's gone so far I know a lot of the -- -- and strong and everything but just from a baseball perspective. One if you're like follow Bradford Tebow. You know quick summary of all the events as they complete. I would like to hear that actually Chris good point -- quick summary of the season let's start. Third because -- Jon Lester threw a strike yeah remember that that was -- -- the united insurance that can make anything jump boat with members if you want the synopsis you go through you go to. You jump to August and how they got through August. That was the biggest thing I think they had to go through for this team then you're able to hit some bombs October fairly healthy. And -- through it that's it. Six was 77797937. 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