Mar 31, 2014|
Rob Bradford joined the show live from Baltimore to preview the Red Sox opener.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
I think that's the easy part you know on -- I still I'm always looking to pushes more and get better and groups so. You know we're gonna stick with you missing game plan where we've been using now just continue to try to you know get treatment get stronger get better and you know build off games and kind of get it's conditioning back. Any sizable -- say Addai hasn't been a problem. You didn't LP hasn't felt like he needed day off but they are going to schedule them as needed going forward I believe my. You don't wanna play on earth and the cold and cold weather you've seen the -- only played a range -- today hampered in the past we have never seen a guy. Like this will be treated like a humble for the whole season and I hope it works out it's the best thing but. It's gonna be ridiculous. Pictures knees off the turf and the cool weather in the in the baby and and hampered him all year long. Just like they're gonna debate be and pepper victory you know it's yet you know right. And they won't give a damn money now now will play you know. I was second the American League in my feels -- people who from a Connecticut is not -- any opposition to crank up the wall looking -- -- -- be in the next Carl Crawford said he didn't want to lead off right now I'm not lead enough -- under forty million I'll tell you where a minute and I was gonna say that not only ask that just put mentally problem. Guy not a stupid jock straps a locker room is the sort of -- about -- don't which which player brings us -- if it. Problem WEEI's. -- saw speaking your wedding guests from Baltimore. Throb Brad -- Bradford -- how -- -- Our glory to our site or would you agree that Grady Sizemore is without question the biggest surprise a spring training. Yeah I considered retarded like we're gonna follow up in the first period spring training yeah yeah opening day lineup. How they could. It surprises -- analog product. How. How much of the kid glove treatment. Is he going to get certainly in the early part of the season when it's cold and nasty up there. I think you'll see him play more and -- a row for awhile. John Farrell says that there's -- a road map and out all the -- six weeks out from opening day. I think they'll be careful like. You know I think we also these are produced you know -- work. If if you start producing this all love them right this specific about Koji last year yet but. The exact about it all the time. As people sort of analyzing what could possibly go wrong with this team I'm trying to take a different -- here and tell me this makes any sense to you whatsoever rob Bradford. -- is not gonna be David having a major falloff in production although I think it can happen is to be Koji having a major falloff in production although I think that might happen. I would say the domino effect that having to deal with victory and go on and off the on and on an -- off -- Injuries sitting down aside back hamstring -- of the case may be as a domino effect that has Jackie Bradley not inputs are getting confident but playing the position he's not used to right field early in the season. Yeah I know that -- make him the cold -- -- bring Jackie Bradley here because of rules but I can. Confirmed that he was in the -- thousand last night being stored away the years he's going to be here they. There's no court in the you're all the time and you're gonna contribute. He's going to be a guy who the I think in the first month of and and -- that we can't go awful what he did. In spring training the EU he walker and Jackie Bradley you -- probably use your strike hard I think he. He pulled out all he tried to hit home runs but I didn't think that you're gonna play a big role because -- are you a secret. -- who's in who's in right today. I'll watch because my car is there. And will play on the road and right but not a home. Fool all not -- my carpal play -- of art -- -- arguable line. So you'll have not -- right. But a guy like now but he can play right on the road any of those guys number comical and me not at all night. And I played not not play it right in the home and he was okay he's not he's not he victory you know. Right but nobody is right now but he could play right it at all. So I think that's what you the other bigger -- and the third -- and -- -- right. That's the problem sides more breaks out and you victories are sitting there all banged up -- really in Europe Bradley government in New York governorship. You surprised Lester talked whenever that was like it was a baseball writers' dinner and said he wanted to hometown discount that was a few months ago. Are you would guess the number is at 6144. Is he said he would sign for that the shares -- number. So the Red Sox obviously are offering you surprised that that -- I told to that night we made those comments he wouldn't be signed opening day would you have been surprised. Now very good hometown discount -- relatives and it's everywhere every the Red Sox. Are dominant -- they want him they Pedroia contract back at me with Jacoby Ellsbury there offer what the argued 85. And and they're recover and -- well and ultimately it. And I think that laughter even though -- that hometown discount the reality is that. Here are apart from the doctor Marty want to argue going to be. Potential free unit number one starters if you go to market you take -- -- -- -- there was a hundred million dollar. That that's part of what you're that it does not going to be what Jon Lester certain yet. So you know I think -- Yeah I'm not surprised at all I -- -- and somewhere right now I had to guess I'd be aware of somewhere spot one what is it you'd get a deal on. AM Brad folk we got -- means for questions around earlier and we all took a stance on them and the question is what is. More likely to which is the most likely. -- following -- things to happen this year. Buchholz gets 28 starts and remains virtually healthy through the entire season. Middle Brooks has a close calls a monster year -- a state 25 plus and 100 plus. Ortiz is just as good as he was last year I'm talking regular season but postseason. Or side is more remains healthy and productive for the vast majority of the season of those four things what do you think is most likely and least likely to happen. -- know what did you pick the middle ports and William BU I didn't eat here yes I did you like so. With -- I thought I'd do it outside the box thinking I like it. -- all due respect you -- film are remarkably actually. I probably would go a sparkle but when he start really. I decided -- They're they're gonna merit him well enough that he -- get to point. And what is least likely to happen Sizemore stays healthy the whole season. He had I think that it hit threes that against them nobody that nobody ever done it as a position player and I know 31 years old -- it. Yet hasn't been done I think that the current management but that the problem is -- -- -- before. You -- love with -- guy you'd start vitamin a little bit that he start wearing. And that's via the Cox -- the appetite that evidences. Will Ortiz stopped trying to take as a no he didn't try and spring it was just. Or even darker try to -- Chris Tillman on amounted terrible. And today about it and eat it act. After the White House. There. Are resisting the trip to up Pennsylvania Avenue well all that's what I want that you've got a very and you what apple longer ago that you aren't. You keep Easter are. Find out if he can name a White Sox still that was like eight years ago agility that -- his favorite players see if he's boned company could do their name and White Sox player his favorite -- But I realize obsolete -- and sure I'll be right back. Spring that on him and -- Jerry loves his foreign policy they can Wear those sport coats that Gomes got -- from what blew things and we're gonna win those to the actual White House. I think I think -- said he he was going to do but there was. Conflicting reports that they actually -- but the good idea. Thousands so -- guess -- management might step it's a little excessive Henry Werner and Larry -- this -- they've -- -- And that's -- broad. I think you'll make compromises soaring at Bradford teacher. Earlier this idea do you think the biggest chance that Gomes is the guy who talked to -- the star of the show but one deficit last year was an a hole on the team. Your chance Combs is a playing well novice playing most sit around the benches -- chance he could be the one guy gets -- pinkish behind the scenes. And I you know I think that -- he might have to watch joke or prepared you and agrees that it. Speak that the guy to his credit has label on the game and courier. Well we've been an everyday catcher. -- -- federal law early -- beauty. A -- I mean it is 37 going to be 38 year old actor. And David Roth is there that -- well growing and it might be a little bit more or less than a lot of people anticipated from one side. And so it is -- might be. A cart at a all right art. My when you now. Confidant is John Ferrell in -- geek out being a safety net in case Koji implode at age 39. Already know I think -- on the surface so say well that the -- -- maybe I'll start he'd been really good for the first after the close for the cardinal last year he do it. You don't -- spring training you can blow anybody away. And and I think if you ever asked me what the biggest problem or what the figure it's all he might have. -- -- I think coach you have to be good. But he doesn't have to be -- does he was. I don't think you'd get to a point where you say argued performing over quicker Clyde no he didn't rise write code used the word that important to them. And how would you ex SS Alex spears color commentary vs rob Bradford over the weekend. Well it didn't talked about you running so let me use. It's it's got a one of the same -- I doubt it off. Is it is an intimidating being next to a hall of Famer I mean Jokester realist in the hall of is it I mean what's it like to see where his championship rings and likes to come in your face you're all three the same time. I carries look at where and when he's announcing the the single player from the Minnesota went in the cemetery in and I get chill -- my. -- -- its performance are important for mr. -- to make sure we know balls and strikes the spring training like sometimes I think you know it's may -- should go bigger picture but I'm not a hall of fame years. That president the other person who is going to be teaming up with Joseph Perry are this year I think -- it. Outstanding I'm audits will be next that. Final question how did the college tour from twenty mile final long -- run go yesterday Brad -- Well sort of moderate one mile more accurately what was it 411 miles -- It's -- -- way it is much harder for you have much more respect for you gonna do for men and -- skinny guess that it's easy for asking you and I agree I don't disagree with that. Yeah I I read the -- collapse or not dart who are hurting you need your ankle whatever it's not my you like supporting the body in the a reality. It's naked 21 seminars that are not or I. Ask -- this time slot blot correct calendar I have always important I agree with totally agree -- -- -- -- has gotten from the shrubs and do a good job IC. I think he's got a chance to -- for you gonna run with anyone like -- And you know -- and. I'm running ironic by the medical sense that's about it if you go to court artists as you run when you realize well you are. These -- people who work after year. And out there walking -- letters. Yeah well I you know I I look at our other two are good friends he built a lot of credit you -- if you've been in the zone. How I know it is so you've crucified. Idea miles just the law since it. -- five kids in those past like this Lena Dunham look like that's why I said I -- is glacial. Glacial is fat -- these big cottage cheese thighs. She went crews -- climate. It's -- from the marathon because you have it is. People are going in that context. Yeah not a -- until marks guy running back that army guys -- -- and ruck sacks on in the and I -- artery here -- breath like give all the credit the world if I were -- I'd -- like you'll collides dale out there not a thoroughbred. Are there are greater economic -- proper marathon aren't -- -- the world are parental enjoy the day we'll talk to you. Writer rob Bradford WEI dot com that's covering all things Red Sox all the time those would be next.