Apr 10, 2014|
Dave O'Brien joins the show to talk about the Red Sox & Yankees series and the Sox outfield situation.
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Our number -- dale and -- Sports Radio WEEI. Dale Arnold Michael -- Christian Fauria is what this is well. Talked to Dave O'Brien the voice of the Red Sox. In just a moment or two live from New York Yankee Stadium in fact will do it even as we speak is Dave joins us on the AT&T hotline hello David. Nearly all ball security all -- -- you are never late never hardy might. At the top bush that were true. Michael how are crushing break then a day I don't regret I don't absolutely gorgeous day here in New York incident and voted back on -- Could be 65 degrees can be just perfect spring finally -- -- I don't know that I'll play a baseball with you I just wanna say that I enjoyed the call you indoors Burke. National championship game and I think you probably know before the game started since they're going into the game you know -- with eight no national championship games. But you probably knew you had a pretty good shot of calling number nine net night. You know really really really did appreciate the especially for doors kick in assists a tremendous. Brakes on equality but it. A game really good national television audience certainly pro women's basketball games before that and the keynote extraordinary and for all the talk about you know he can be cocky in any giddiness and he can be and -- charming -- that government. The phenomenal basketball coach obviously the other chances are pretty good that it can -- it. He's in a national championship. In that ultimately lost one of my coach -- and his coaches never lost the national championship game. It's sort Connecticut the coaching almost -- I think that's probably the most incredible thing commodity that. That one of those two programs. We were just talking about the lineup for tonight and and Michael's been kind of fantasizing about the possibility of an outfield that would consist of Sizemore and left. Jackie Bradley junior in center and eventually Shane Victorino in right he's gonna get two thirds of that tonight and Sizemore in the leadoff spot as well. I love it a lovely and unfurled kick in and around I think that -- it's gonna go. Actually Jackie it's going to look at it if he's gonna get on the week yesterday. That electrifying kind of a -- but certainly defensively can -- and -- it was anybody. Hello -- by the way is the center fielder Billy he's been playing this for. -- he's getting better on political -- the gold Glover Grady Sizemore and looking a little more confident out there. In O'Grady can still play out there and and victory I think an orchard golf feel the same way. -- -- lost early on I called this open in its. In its -- all the but he he does. You know eighteen to take extra bases with the current owners of all it to right field. He goes into everything. Is that that is certainly knew he shouldn't play that the team has been -- you talk about the upbeat start you know couple starts have been terrible like different pitchers or whatever. A lot of that it becomes active victory will be. Yeah and have an app that does happen if you if if Paula Gates's wish. That means somebody's gonna have to go now the general consensus that's either -- Gomes or not. I mean out of those three guys who has the most value to the team right now. Well of those guys could certainly Johnny on to me and I and I know that people as a look at the numbers that doesn't reflect it. You can reduce it is serious look at other its formal World Series a year ago who who is in the outfield for. The majority of the time that it was funny to alt again a lot of the -- into into the batted in jeopardy. And -- -- on everything right now and he's taking pitches he would normally -- but the guy who's in the leadership is certainly are likely. I I believe the Red Sox could make a deal. Can acquire something for Mike Carp right now we will do that I have a feeling -- -- that were not exactly that. Think this is a surprise. To the Red Sox gave him and they had sent down Jackie Bradley before the season started Victorino got hurt. They turn around and call right back up you think they're surprised. That he's looks like he's here to stay. A little. I think like a little bit pleasantly and over the -- surprised. It in all the right ways because. Which check you've done -- don't you give you a glimmer. A glimpse I think Obama is is character what -- what he's capable of doing. A cashier. On old people aside from productive opening day didn't do anything. He has the steely look at that of a young and I didn't go along here he certainly knows that he bluntly -- that's the big league level. And now he's beginning to convince himself. He's a little more. And if he doesn't chase everything in the lead in the spring in his swing doesn't it on and cut the -- -- that he can stick appear. And I think that you know what they're oppressed by the talking with the coaches is that he never let. Him he always assumed. At some point it was a player problem it rolled the Red Sox and 2014. A little bit quicker in mind he thought he was supposed to be the center fielder whispering trying to. And he's going to be. And you know in the short order I think that we're looking at a kid who is really convinced himself he belongs here. You gave a very fine weather report for metropolitan New York in the recent matters to me. Is because if I was of a mind to make an excuse for Clay Buchholz his first outing in the cold weather and all let's stop and not be enabled -- to top 8788 miles an hour. That excuse might not exist for tonight's game and I certainly like to see Buchholz ramped up a little bit speed wise. Well -- -- -- -- detail and you're the same look that -- adamant that you know it's it's almost gotten to the point where your little tired. Talking about stuff like. Whether shoulders -- is next feels good weather is that is in one piece. It -- get back to 9394 miles an hour. You know -- JPE. And thrown and -- more -- you know he's got great movement when he wants to put it on on issues that he did it yesterday. He's Smart he is he is who were compared. It is he considers himself every player in terms and programs that make up. That's what we're kind of looking for a typically -- colts now you know if you if you really want to consider yourself one of the upper Echelon pitcher on your own staff. It is time to stop with that -- it is time for -- the throat 200 -- -- -- 33 starts to throw 94 and I didn't. Going to be to Casey and if he doesn't in the -- and like more. You've got to commit yourself -- you clay. -- -- 78 and in that might opt and I think that's a PP the anger of the stuff anymore that quite honest. And exactly probably has better stuff right now that PDF look at. He -- -- in the morning inside the war. -- You know Davis play by play guy voice of the Red Sox won the voices of the Red Sox. I would guess that in your perfect scenario. You would love to know. Each of the players on the team the coaches the manager of the team and be able to share. Great insightful stories terrific anecdotes for your broadcast. I'm wondering indicates Jacoby Ellsbury to get elected got to that point. And if you didn't look it. That's a great question Michael I don't know anybody. Oh is -- ever felt that way of optical need to be really do abuse and -- you know. -- liked it and I. The other pleasantries he was always an -- -- Conscientious hardworking guy I like him. That you know he was healthy was among group that lead -- men and isn't. Always appreciated that lettuce does that help but I think he always has -- guard. In front of them and -- It's it's interesting to me that you know coming to New York health care as much about that. As we do and lost it actually has won a lot of their guys to treat. And really care that much. A loving players at the -- want to get a little big poster and I think that hard to do Jacoby it was all it habitable all of his teammates soul into the mean it that bad at all it just means we don't really roll out at heart -- in the air at the time when I really want it to political editor. Wouldn't and he broke moderates you know adult tree crushed him. And I didn't know it's been an ultimate fusion and say all out exactly how we eagle soaring in the batter tried Iran are trying to slide today. But it was it was incredible to me the only played eighteen games this season. Even at that very and -- -- a month ago and remember this while all the reports were key -- should healthy enough. But -- offseason because -- back in there and play and he refused to 2108. Well Arizona shut the seed of doubt. Total loss to a -- his thought process on what led him to support the citadel on collect a pretty big paycheck. But I'm not critical back to work right now and I was a little critical -- about a critical and in terms of you know Jacoby had broken it like -- in -- commute not offer that was always very unfair. But a -- also got a ministry -- a couple of times just to see how he was coming out the other rent a. Dave as this as this game is this series is this robbery is it lost any. Luster any buzz of it seems like there's really not much hatred anymore at least from my point of view have you seen anything differently than I am. -- -- I don't see any differently than that you can contribute. You know what I prosecuted you know it was in the market the -- You know it was a -- punched out guys all play. It was -- it shoulder torn up and it immediately all those don't happen anymore between these two peeps. At the -- don't get it all the time in this series they -- they -- an -- and here. That's gonna happen and I like doing just that there's a lot of that that I that bubbling just below the circus kind of its flight in the and outright hatred it's not there anymore and -- employment Derek Jeter these two nights he's just him right civics. The captain the -- of the -- how can you get greeted Derek Jeter up you don't do anything to upset anybody he's never made -- headline in the life. I think that probably worked for me to repeat in this you know brought we're back in the saying it would be a whole lot easier to keep the. It's funny talk about Jeter I I may think that his gold club awards are complete and utter joke and I do. But that doesn't take anything away from my admiration of him as both a player and a person in the same way Mariano Rivera. Nobody in a Red Sox in Red Sox Nation disliked Mariano Rivera and I don't think anybody dislikes Jeter either. Like greed in this economic CC sabathia he couldn't eat. -- -- -- on the baseball diamond. And sabathia that actually got a lot of those guys and -- -- like -- like to hear the history with the Red Sox and it looked forty rejected the Red Sox offer as a free agent his father god and shouting match with a -- out -- -- -- him. From Boston years years ago with the history that there is one of the most -- and I am right now. Curtis Granderson when he -- according to -- in the clubhouse all the really class. He's and the guys that I wish there were more medals which they get more rich he's because that's it. For the arrival either missing from -- Our question is how good are -- the Yankees. Pick a pretty good good 882 and I think now it's in the pocket and it was the guys who made the the difference from he -- -- excited and it's clearly on the first couple starts that he's legally innocent yesterday. You know just a few hits over seven innings and he looks like absolutely the real deal. So they don't have Mario I'll attribute that's all he's going to be what I look at until they -- all of that until they get something like coach -- It's gonna still -- Able to be that you can -- -- Optical that is awfully good but the can with the -- that obviously all the agree tradition for them -- up to a tremendous start. You know in what all the pieces are healthy. I think there are the others Google is maybe the Orioles and Red Sox in the American League. At this point but I think it's -- -- like -- I really do I think it's going to be great division race and the cigarettes Mexican people ought to.