WEEI>On Demand>>Alex Speier of WEEI.COM joins Mut, Lou, and Christian with a Grady Sizemore Update

Alex Speier of WEEI.COM joins Mut, Lou, and Christian with a Grady Sizemore Update

Mar 28, 2014|

Grady Sizemore has officially been named the Red Sox starting Center Fielder, Alex Speier joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to react from Spring Training

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Alex spears in Fort Myers responding to what John -- announced today that the Grady Sizemore. Is a Red Sox opening day center fielder Jackie Bradley junior headed back -- -- -- Alex of course WEEI dot com Alex -- Christian. And lieutenant how're you. I'm just an hour hour. It might reach sixty today though things are looking up Alex let's let's. Let's get your reaction. Not a huge surprise that based on it. The last couple of days and weeks but I would say a major surprise based on the expectations. Going into spring training Grady Sizemore your opening day Satterfield. Absolutely when you're talking about a former superstar who signed -- 750000. Dollar guarantee contract. You're talking about a guy about whom there is a tremendous degree -- -- -- -- complete indicates a cyborg -- starts. -- beside them but there were one of preaching -- to happen. There that you may never be able to play at a high level and he may be able to touch her reached a a pretty good level again. After. After I meet even more time in the minors after spring training. Working to blow their stock shot and be ready to be and every -- big leaguer again but say they couldn't -- the likelihood of any bit -- -- -- So ever would have been surprised that can -- In film or -- his own. Expectations because there is expectation necessarily at the measure after spending two and a half years of the game. Eat the way in which he described it was. It feels so good to get some positive news right now in the a long long time that's happened some really quite clear it. He wasn't -- benefited more from you know spend time in the minors you're ready to compete individually or in the in all likelihood Jackie Bradley looked like a player who could benefit him. Yeah I was gonna say Quayle won eighty -- -- you know kind of burst on the scene and stole that job last year in spring training -- they -- lawyer you know he played well. This year cover it as the starting job and then loses it's -- pretty sizable complete 180 -- take the news. He took -- you know. There also itself -- that -- sort -- about it as you want and there's disappointment because. -- you feel like is ready to be to be a good Major League player but at the same time Jackie Bradley and talking to -- a you guys didn't see Jack knowing Jackie -- -- the real peppy junior playing this -- He struggled deeply US his swing got longer it is like you know he was did approach instead of eating. That kind of steady Lou retton when you first got to -- -- You know you saw that kind of you know -- front side that ability to go line the line. And really just straight line drives all over the all of them apart in the gaps in the -- -- guy who look like you're kind of getting paid trying to swing too hard during too much. And you didn't look like you're comfortable with. Which -- swing this spring in your defense is amazing. He has the tools. To be a good offensive player as well content but you know this is there's an organizational decision that. He benefits from time combined effort in the minors not go to what he did last year when he was shuttled around at the start of the -- who switched their tent set motion. And a difficult start -- the airport. Alex was the lineup address at all today. The batting it. Her opening day or were not worked for the -- -- big guy commissioner's cup game get the wind today. Not today for opening day. Circuit let the let it was not further order but I think that we are pretty good sense. Exactly what's going on they've made the decision that or is going to be batting in that index kind of up middle third of the lineup number five numbers that place where. Including about when the the guy who's starting Q for the Red Sox against -- the right into -- mount. Alex great stuff what forty or full reaction full stories laurel at WEEI dot com and look for the opening day on Monday thanks Alex. But it encroach on Alex beard joining us covers the Red Sox on the beat at WEEI. Dot com.

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Gr…

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk cleared as Pats prepare for start of training camp

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Recapping Patriots OTAs 6-20-14

Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.

It Is What It Is Cast: Tom Brady's present and future

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks…

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

Red Sox catcher, David Ross, joins MFB, 7-23-14

David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.

The Bradfo Show: Talking hitting leadoff with Brock Holt

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

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

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Starbucks tattoo 7-23-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Jake Peavy is done 7-23-14

The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

Red Sox catcher, David Ro…

Red Sox catcher, David Ross, joins MFB, 7-23-14

David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.

Three For All: Landscaping goats, 7-23-14

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

Where is David Ortiz's ri…

Where is David Ortiz's rightful place among the all-time great Red Sox players?

We discuss the home run achievements David Ortiz made last night that moved him ahead of Carl Yaztremski, and discuss Papi's place among all the all-time great Sox sluggers.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Unexpected Phenom Edition - 7-22-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by the unexpected emergence of young Brock Holt in the Red Sox lineup.

Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam, 7-22-14

The fall out from Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam.

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

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking hitting leadoff with Brock Holt

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.

Producer's Podcast with Julian Edlow 7-22-14

This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.

SoccerCast - Liverpool Midfielder Joe Allen

In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!

Peter Gammons on the Sox …

Peter Gammons on the Sox and Jon Lester 7-21-14

MLB HOF'er Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss what the Sox will do with Jon Lester.

More from this show

Steve Buckley on Tony Dun…

Steve Buckley on Tony Dungy's comments 7-22-14

Steve Buckley joined the show to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.

More from this show

Minihane returns 7-23-14

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

More from this show

Sox seem to be alive agai…

Sox seem to be alive again, so are you back in?

We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.

More from this show

Jon Lester continues to d…

Jon Lester continues to dominate 7-21-14

John, Gerry and Jerry Thornton discussed the Red Sox sweep of the Royals.

More from this show

Weei Writers