Mar 14, 2014|
Red Sox Outfielder Daniel Nava joins the show to talk about getting into the 2014 season. The Sox are asking him to prepare to play many roles.
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Baseball break on this -- spring training Friday Daniel mob has been against the program before his. Red Sox get set 13. Almost fourth week of spring training gained a lot of joins us here on the AT&T hotline Daniel -- Lou here in Boston power you. Yes. We're doing good three weeks into camp. How much different. This time last year -- at this time this year and bloody teammates talking about moving on sort of focus on at the season -- I think got. I think that the -- -- it and obviously a lot changed from about 121013. And then. I think a lot of it changes here the 2013 1014 -- who -- not what happened last year you look forward to this you're not saying that. But the bad thing at all but I think that via guillotine -- who -- what -- -- it lipped about where -- about. Gil -- idol last year John throws a year one in kind of that urgency that he brought with them and just you know it dated day and getting better. Do you feel that same intensity this year coming off a World Series victory is is that still there. Yeah when we have our. Our first day as well it was. -- Other than or -- what are you doing what we've what we did last year. Building on that but in the same regard -- let that you know without doubt there. On the guillotine to log in policies courses aren't set yet but I'll. Others that's it was such that we have there's ever say. -- there for a top all laid out you every at risk involved. About getting better and -- a cliche saying that really what it. Allowed to go out there be oh if you allow that or BA they eat well. Yeah I know for sure the -- probably got nowhere in the line up whatever John -- where every puts you so be it but have there been any discussions. Ball possibly leading off and how do you think you would fit in general. That would that anything other than. More or less what you got what you got -- you know we're just looking at different options it. That's but I -- -- it was a lot of Bill Barrett. I was aware that we have a couple days but no one has been locked this is who we are the guys. Product you'd be it upheld it of you know given bad -- a massive -- From my understanding there's a -- of its options but I think that it was they had options that we are pretty good options whether the bigger it could be. Who knows Grady Jack you draw mr. A pretty good. See I just looking your spring training game of the first three weeks and your left your right your bat lead off your baton towards the bottom of the order may not. How do you mentally prepare yourself feel knowing that year they asking you do. Couple that for positions at a couple different spots in the batting order is that difficult for you. I know I'm -- spring training has. The you. Hit a certain number unit that is China or a lot of -- -- -- -- -- -- -- box itself. -- -- -- -- Whether first left or right or this and at batting order batting we -- betting that there it. It doesn't matter if I'm not exactly into that a place or are worried about and yet that's -- spoke our thought it might be back here in which. I'm sure you have a lot of -- -- -- -- they've let you know Lou you know that the restraint about. Your. -- -- -- -- -- That could swing things like that not too concerned about where player or let them playing -- that he would have been a place where. March 30 virtual router -- -- it close -- like he would be let you know the route you're out. -- you always either. What I -- that -- -- -- -- I think a lot of guys it myself try to get back. Now the only work on Arizona and API and who rule mark Versteeg in cricket from what was great out there with you -- -- yeah. So you that you have you have that longer look agree besides what most guys on your team's so. What what was it like with him outdated geez you guys struggling what did you see you got it just looks like the great athlete. I think they got shortly. -- -- I've got nobody is quiet but he works extremely hard extremely diligent and that get that their -- -- never quite what you back. But this track record -- the other injured. Let -- write that art it is very good at it. But it well and I think that's one thing that the -- that. Did you feel it you know you can body. A little better shape -- -- -- Most other guys. Built about that playing about it -- what I without their their I think it -- at certain. What in just. It -- -- that they wage has worked out that or you're working out there but it bought it after. Body. Clearly from the press box. Well there will very good. That's I was gonna say to them worked out that guy for years no the intensity of the -- was he just full participant and all that's all those agility drills -- it seems like. That's the everywhere you probably take it easy a little bit -- was he just full. From what I thought it was helpful or that means it keep it didn't work out we were exactly the same schedule it says he had. More stuff they do get prepared to work out that it -- -- -- actually have -- they've got to keep it around you'd. You work out seeing around you it doesn't do it but what else about you look at it or the other -- or -- What you're working out I mean. It wasn't that. Sit back at my tire you out. They have what like is there a wall of fame and is looking a lot is Lou on that wall of fame for all the work out he put -- hole. Believe I you know that's opposite picture I think with a last year yeah they're -- they're that it. But what an honor the great ability at all you do it weird. Any other head with. I don't know -- I don't know it's really beyond the law or. We'll be album is only only agreed at the skip this with. What what about it -- it. Like the they go it's years at I didn't dinosaur behind their rights to the dinosaur caught a picture of him. -- of the Yugoslav I think -- set -- personal record it at that has been. Not at all -- bug in the let me ask you thought the guy on the field then with what you've seen from Grady is well -- a lot of talks about him and Nike's one got to kind of -- seems to be that this team has said he's the one that can Alter a lot of plans would be seen from him on the field. But it could also let's. If there is saying. -- -- like. Myself a lot of the guys kind of open our eyes was yet it yet waited two years it right back all the it. The whole and all the dirt it may have skewed electric catcher. Right it took that -- like like he never. I get in the at what is it that like. I mean they're -- that in the way that it's a little. Instincts are still there he still has that and you can't fake that that's something -- don't have a in the box. These are helping as -- -- that that what you look over past the army is such a great aptly. That all of the it was a crime involved body was all about which. Just keep them on the field and make sure that. Long term goal lead in the close to the great side board that you know. Relative and who knows with time and older got to be that never not never got. We're talking to Daniel lobby said you're not leadoff spot you could be a split position and are really focusing on it -- playing time in a year in a position where you don't. There's not a lineup where you just okay the opening nine opening day with this team is going to be line up game to game three game -- you were in and out. A left field last year we had conversations get Daniel with your manager John -- about what playing time -- what the rotational like this year. From my understanding that in -- what we had last year. Well I would expect. The situation we have as you know -- there's -- the last season. My role is to be great base Friday. And I wouldn't expect it any. Other than that through a simple fact that you know that aren't career numbers against lefties are very good he let. And that. I don't think I would expect myself to be there anymore that Iowa last year you know injuries can be a part of that factors they were last here but hopefully we stay healthy and hopefully you know. It is their executive it's as much yet I think being worked out pretty well. Where it -- -- kind of about our guy out. Those guys play that's also on your feet are almost got it here by the edit. It or they don't go out laps until a final thought what a little. You go to spring training every team changed a little bit new faces guys -- got new guys come in but. It's a little strange this year -- that you're you're starting shows up -- still kind of out there and it's been almost four weeks now and street guys who moving on from him but does it seem a little strange this -- name pop up people wondering what is gonna apple Stephen Drew. Well at the beginning way. February rolled around. Let you know what apple happened. Yet -- -- short there yet they're both well they all heard it yet. And now I think it will it brought in actor. Like are up at their their base as well. And I felt -- questioning that because that or were pretty much Democrats or greater. Lock in on it I'd be surprised that it. And neither bill -- Source operate like that it. Where content we have because you know that we've got -- guys are well outside the site. Although that does work it up that ticket -- shortstop -- bit it they're really get after -- you got really. -- -- -- As that that's what everybody wants. Or are you. But -- what really mean it is such as I have a question or. Those guys what we have right now that it yeah well we want to gut it out. I think if I -- correct your arbitration eligible on next year had the Red Sox at all Daniel you in your and your agents as FX have. Any conversation about an extension that a keeping here. For -- time. There. Right now we're going. What it is you're out there at at at best that there is there is. It brought me. I'm -- About 500 million dollars. Sure sounds fair we're really gonna shoot but it -- at Hewitt. You're always go high they can always come back the war but it's its -- are good right that's good that. Now there. It that a lot of other bigger concept that more or less certain. Be that sure they're more -- about it. For me it's not about it and thought about but it really is it at that I had everybody play. Or the World Series. That struck me in west yourself -- this year a skirt. A lot that really well all the little period in its way -- it all of that play. Base in the text messages that we get only talked every time Daniel people want -- that extension they they love your attitude they love your approach. I'm wondering where you -- jetBlue park the other day when the PA announcer. Announced every ball on strike there -- stadium. Well you know. All this silly things up a little mark what is somebody in your runs out in front office they -- They said that the debate this internally on yawkey way for a year that they -- with the idea of the PA announcer after every pitch. -- ball two and one strike. She went to they did this -- jetBlue the other day. Does that sound like a good idea John Lackey your picture said it's a terrible idea keep reminding a pitcher he can't throw strikes by hearing ball ball. All your hitter would you like that at Fenway Park Daniel. Well it just so involved. Let's now court now not at all I mean look would you want that hopeful. As I didn't owe to our ballot nine Balt lot. You're invited. -- you know it it deeper deeper it. Insinuating that you're getting deeper in the hole it's it's still owed to. It but it now I don't need that billion. Now. A lot of guys would he would. I'd bet though is we came out throughout our career baseball that we're still it would be of course let. Not party in at least for what -- human eye can see is what -- saying you know clear minded. You are no scoreboard. As well. I don't not exactly serve and part of that I would they're -- is that. Elijah did so I go a little different than you remember -- this good. Dale appreciate -- time good luck the rest of spring training we'll see -- when a couple weeks. Thank you got banks army and the -- Any time one of our favorites in a lot of joining us sell on the AT&T hotline. Talking about his spring training and weighing in there at the end we can add John Lackey. And Daniel modest car Red Sox players who say. And thanks but no thanks on the PA announcer.