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Kevin Millar, MLB Network, weighs in on the Boston Red Sox

Apr 4, 2014|

As he does every Friday during the season, Kevin Millar joined the show talk about the Red Sox keeping together this current rotation, which involves getting Jon Lester under contract. Millar also touches on Grady Sizemore and what his workload should be.

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Kevin -- -- -- Lou welcome back but Dario. Mild moderate or they broke right right now you don't ago. Like it's a known fact right I was not about the addition of speed -- that we will be in the -- an animal allotment. They're -- we'll all remember you -- and you know ultimately yes that's been a little we have -- like yes but they're anonymous wheels that are dire. And I think Libby might fit and that guy. Well let's get a goal and we Iraq and not act as his agent we got to get them on their let's start with the most important question of the day as a man who's taken. I yourself hundreds of cell fees in your lifetime what do you think of Ortiz his cell beaten and with the president on Tuesday camp. They're not -- on him well he's indigenous land -- -- 100%. Multimillion dollar copyright their characters stamps from Belleville. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- One to meet presidents do. There -- -- -- of Palm Beach or the Secret Service -- -- while executives call the White House that is up by popping not an easy thing that you. -- -- Doubt that the red dot. You don't immediately reached in his pocket red dot that. They think it is -- really doing this right now -- -- -- OK but David or are you again here it is opening days guys that are. More hits into a -- at -- -- people somewhat concerned about it. What about the extension. But I know I know you're big on I know you're up on and I was meant the world through the over the -- on this thing of pop -- that -- that if you're retired -- the Ritz. There's a third I I got a little little game I don't I don't care I'll I'll. All the old and burger you eat out how to interact -- on the -- When you're talking we'll listen and got shot -- It looked at him yeah. It's great partner -- -- your partner here neighborhood where there. Bop -- -- -- I I'd be beat up there I like normal -- -- older older so I'll I'll call it won't happen at one time and I'm constantly as as Illinois guys. I don't implement it. See you know it's interesting now because. He's a veteran and he's earned it. I also think we have to remember he's a real important part of this team can't go after him in the lineup -- Mike Napoli. Who showed last year. He's a good -- the order guy but -- after Napoli you're hoping middle Brooks is a thirty home run got if I expected to be be here. You rethink Zander Bogart's is gonna be a future all star but in the middle that order. It doesn't get more important David Ortiz have any another 282930. Home -- year to anchor this Red Sox offense. We we actually with whom nobody knew him -- mean you. That are that are so it will work -- laugh. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Are you still oppose this report are Hawkins the director restaurant and an important that you mom and pop it if it's war or allow our content -- that he too and it's going to be up by how do we sign they've hurt -- but right now. President. Well at night in the middle of your lap that -- -- and you saw your bank vault like come to him. -- people and then he goes deep we worry about spring training numbers are so overrated wreck Harvick couldn't get a guy out -- -- area fifty. At first all star on eight innings against braves. That the more stories are better and you call and you yourself in practice we're taught and practiced game time lights come on poppy here. It get your talking on saint Louis the World Series that the maybe clay was still requesting whether it's gonna be given pitcher whenever wasn't. They're both agreed that John let's make himself a lot. Of money right into the -- wait before. Where are you with this Lester -- it seems that they've they've sort of table this discussion. What is the number Jon Lester you. I you know what I don't know what I -- know that he's a bonafide starter and I know that the -- are allowed to have that all of this side of that album money has gotten. -- -- And at this point you're you know who work what semi tech guys are now -- nine dollar like actor. Hey I'm all -- competent for themselves great. We salute you know that extension with Miguel Cabrera quote the 300 million dollars. Money right now it seems like the game tremendously healthy. On last year at or in this rotation for many years and and it threatens. -- you know I don't see him. Or how would you see him go elsewhere but it's been -- -- the game right now you've got to enjoy that Lackey. Buchholz or Lester rotation right now as launch you can have. I'd say the reason. I give -- reason he walks away that the Red Sox stick to Kevin. This whole idea responsibility. And you look at the contracts -- pitchers in their thirties it's not a knock on Lester. But they're not many contracts for guys of his age of the 56 year. 10029. Dollar variety that pan out and to me that's the only way right if he wants scherzer money. -- like the Red Sox probably walk away if he's gonna take Adam Wainwright steal five in 97 and a half five and a hundred. He'll be here forever but I would say how does he walk away. I think -- be price in the Red Sox playing the responsible card I'm not want to go 67 years with this guy that's it. Yeah I'm happy and you better have a back up plan to bring in another guy for a 149. What's that every year that market that we talk about change. We always want change. As as people what ultimately sometimes you have that guy right here your back yard. And that's what you gotta be careful where I think that's what happened we all wanna get different change in your genes. And it's a Bob we're gonna pick America -- the west this year we're gonna happen. You know -- -- now -- in the NBC and Brandon belt and when the whole -- I'll -- well what changed. Bottom line is that you better haven't played you're gonna play the Smart Car. This city wants to win every single year not secure from now and more about that up I think lobby guilders in the back and you know they're not going to be -- But a lot of organizations are playing field to Elkhart today and ultimately in order McChrystal also -- You'll bench Erica thank resize of this offseason sent out risk reward at -- but this guy can do can begin to feel will be anything. That we saw in the past get this guy with -- what a player he was. How amazing is it that this year's -- as two years all the surgeries get a regular spring training teams out there opening day. It is making the magnitude of the timing that he has but I he's a tremendous. -- -- first -- so wonderful looking young man coming in its young man's gonna bring a fine for the stadium right now because. He's worked all about it greatly in Cleveland look out for being alleys. But the bottom line is Al could be the biggest the only offseason if he can play under thirty plus game redirect stock. Are you kidding me right now could you always gonna produce. You know we're gonna feel if he's healthy that problem has been as -- and Grady has had a chance to basically take a year -- -- thirty. You'll body Yonhap pot and come back and now it seemed like it was to -- so. The jumper on the guy out all the plans they might into traveled into what appeared. Taking Q did Jack brown bat and not. You're absolutely but the bottom line what a night signed by then. -- just saying that the hottest -- fight the temptation Sizemore gets out to this great start but he needs the rest we know that how do you fight that temptation. Tech to keep model line up and on the program that they has scheduled these first few months of the year. Bottom lodging guide -- and I meet cute player I don't care about the program to be out -- much mastery and you know what certain what this what if he feels good. Everything he let -- play a hundred -- and if he still attached or need a little sore wrist or whatever is backed by great and then you monitor situation. That's why all the help stop the pictures and I'll watch it every -- -- there are some 803 pick the next -- -- portrait is. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I think he'd be opposite yet let's. I can play 68 we got like 78 we got beat by a week so we'll speak about super standing -- -- and great site Margaret communicate. -- the countdown is on for the Zander Bogart's hall of fame induction in Cooperstown. Look at Florida goal that would view. The the approaches kid has the maturity he's now I'm curious of the guys you played with who is the real young player you looked at an early agents said. That guy doesn't play. To his -- -- -- is 21 but we watch him every night and he looks like he's 31 with his approach gimme a young guy. We might compare to what the maturity that Bogart's has had early on in his career. There was Longoria when he first came out three in the big late on an extension what that would erase it all in disgrace what the racing -- yet. Some player mark one might take the field they have. I called the back here that's not talk back for just that it he's got through that demeanor of a veteran he's got the heart rate of a veteran there's no big situation. He's a fine looking around shortstop he's got size you've been -- seem at third base. If you -- -- -- power you get the ceiling right now and this game right now. The moral of the story -- he's got great work ethic that our Brian Butterfield are you got great hands. Suspect that that's great that space star that they star in future star you look at that if he can stay healthy. And get better and better and better but my goodness what their early at bats we -- and hit I at the -- And this is ability not to swing at the strike zone I love this -- -- -- -- latest game why don't you please give a long time I was I always thought I knew what to catch was legally. After what I saw in Chicago the other knew that it means that a field in this replay system. I'm not quite sure anymore what are your early thoughts and replay on the fact that maybe that one took five minutes to decide. It's okay it's okay it's what I'm not big on the Altec escalation and we changed the game there expand -- -- don't wanna change arcane so what. The -- all the old school. Dangers that time we saw Chapman did -- that at both the iron and had a plate at the all unfortunate but suppose it could help like all -- fortunate. I don't like all the stuff and it seems like we're NBA game mark called back a game like. Everything about replay it I'm out and I didn't realize how many calls we're going to be replay early on your that it may want while we want electric wind on the seem like but. I'm not a candidate my my opinion about a panda a partner great job they stop their human factors I love the home run replay call I -- like that. Very good couple -- I I -- replay every single player on the field. -- last one for me you were part of one of these ceremonies in 2005. How important is it after today. This team to turn the page and look at it 2014. White House visit rear view. Rings in the rear view how do you move forward and focused on the task in hand after today's events. Achieving this group IQ exit -- mean you know we have a problem -- -- -- or we got out -- swept by the white optical five direct -- Don't win the World Series or not a -- hangover or not. These guys saying group of guys have been either tiger -- close group. Also look at last night when they landed in the club I'll take a walk and what god awful news. But they're a great group put guys bottom line they have that passion to win every day John Farrell is remarkable rendered keep everybody contract. But it can beat let me get this straight to go back to back it body needs aren't being sports period. And so Iraq sought to have a pickle ball and had a -- but the bottom line is that they have a great group to go. That vote so we'll see what happens there's no hangover effect. Napoli had a shirt on you know now you're on lap I hit calmer poppy still -- calmer Pedroia still Pedroia what you what happened to be at great speed. Quite a second so maybe breaking some news here. You saw this team. When they landed here in Boston I'm hearing that there are. Red Sox legends part of the festivities today. We see you at the ballpark at some point some capacity later on this afternoon. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- don't give you the microphone again remember the most well liked guy and hopefully they'll go please don't get the microphone. Don't -- a microphone Larry. Of I've been with the element that Julius. -- ought to. Expand that is Kevin -- the real one -- joining us he's brought you -- of friends. And arrest restoration specialist and I've -- in smoke -- so we broke some news there. I don't think the large name has been listed anywhere I agency actually in the ballpark will ever be another opening date than it does not at -- As has the right vehemently called them up Satterfield. And helicopter Paris and so. And appreciate you guys stick with -- you know it's technically she's in talking to a Kevin blog on brought great broadcast here. -- and -- -- this week airlines and Budweiser you know until 2 o'clock in dealing with some of the technically she freaky guys. Stick it through with that will be here until 12617779. 79378. TT -- won 37937. -- sweet Carolina come on now before first pitch. But in -- Sports Radio that the media.

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