Apr 17, 2014|
Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
We've got to -- my jog down there right field line it doesn't own. Did it happen it -- the tennis -- -- Iran's growing around the corner Bradley it is not with a two run double and the Red Sox can't make tennis six more away. Oh sure that couldn't be a game that bloomer -- he was doing instead of Dave O'Brien right Albany. At this it's you know it's all about timing -- -- as I get the five hours seventeen minutes. And the fifteen walking by who is great call like this state but his ball for last night was so good I'm on the all. -- Call -- block better than that Kenya. Can't do it any better than that and it was it all night long it was -- just one of those nights and owned by the way it was -- about 37 by the time -- you get the double. -- Let's start let's talk a little bit about the lead -- position because Michael and I are having this son discussion I'll put it that way. About you know whether it be better off if you just could find that guy who was the lead off hitter every game and I think ultimately they want to they just don't think they've got a yet Michaels thought. Kind of outside the box and I like that is that maybe -- Bogart's could hit that spot. -- -- It's not a it's not a crazy thought actually and hit it might be something -- is undergoing a little bit -- on pace so let's not the only one it'll all that was. That was early on that it is you know because he's so patient up there because he showed so much discipline. And he took a couple of blocks it by a couple of -- -- less I eat eat goat than the ability to get on base. And he's confident enough to do you know eat. He has that that even with the bad throw the other night that it was great to -- cant -- said I'm gonna learn from that that will make. After shooting at him in the chest that had nothing to do with the cold weather. Nobody in a club not surprised that you know he stood up and took responsibility for wanting to -- a lot about him all these years old 21 years old. But a guy act kind of like that idea nice lineup although it the other -- piece article that site launching the double. That probably you know you want to go right back there and Angela Pedroia again but I don't regret that when that game that Dustin Pedroia -- he was all over just what it was everywhere. Dave I don't know if we started at the great Jack and the problem is with us today too so. -- -- You remote by the late Jack yeah as a huge future too many future and we did at the end and Aaron Boone. You about -- the other day and I like allergic that well. That are a couple of times but have been really eager for a long time and I love working when when you see India and you're you're gonna get a big. Now let's get to now what's -- we're not friends of his here I want. I'd say that's why I I immortalized him as he does he broke everybody's heart tear down -- he's now welcome in these parts but I. -- after about Jon Lester what did you think when you heard the details of the contract trickle out. -- four years between seventy and eighty million dollars for Lester. I was hoping that and that it sounds sacrilegious to say that an eighty million lol I was hoping it was untrue -- -- a little low ball offer. And if that's the way it's gonna go there and make it very very difficult post those were my options and the other but the popped into my head was John did a great job holding -- content. A couple of weeks ago when he said you know everything's fine and relationship is great we're gonna move or from the point but I. I don't know what -- -- that but that was -- If there's truth in those numbers -- that there were lower than it should. How much yeah yeah I thought. If he got a hold. Hold the four year cap and you just don't wanna go beyond that you know Lester B 31 next year there's at start of next season. Maybe you up those numbers -- say OK it's four years now we're talking 2425. Million dollars per season. Had -- a fifth year if he reaches certain levels innings pitched days off the disabled list not got a nice little deal and you compromise on on both sides. Right and you know looked at me they know who years they know he doesn't games they know what he's done is most important games of his life. The whole point threats -- to win world championships now. That's the guy you want pitching game seven you figured that out he's done it before you've done in the post game into the biggest game in. So I -- they get it right in the middle of the crime and this is the guy you want but he's a horse. You know he's he's six foot or -- 240 -- he's in phenomenal shape he he's a perfectionist. To the the distractions sometimes that's exactly the guy I want pitching game seven. The day you're around this team all the time and we respect you -- a little bit here how do you think that played in the clubhouse that offer and you think it was disgusting players talk they got a lot of time to talk before the game on the plane all that. I'm sure they did -- -- sure was knocked around privately. One of the things I like about this particular group of guys is. They don't take -- business -- public they they don't make a habit of that but. I guarantee it was discussed and I guarantee that it did not go well -- didn't -- pitching group in particular a cluster pitchers this evening with with lack. Ian and with the Colts. In particular -- I'm sure didn't go over great but. It's also business but they also signed contract that the ball made a lot of money in the at all I think I understand what that was the first foray. It's not going to be the last one there will be other offers coming. And I think anybody in there is nervous that it -- won't get done really well I expected. Players. Talk about him in the future tents that he's going to be the ace of the staff perk for many years to come that so I'm looking at a. Dave you know that that everybody talks about baseball players and says you you will eventually get to what the back of the baseball card says you are having said that. I know these guys can hit with runners in scoring position better than they have so far this at least to me just feels like one of those team wide slump things. And I don't think there's the satisfaction of winning a five hour game should overshadow the the major issue with this club right now it's an anemic offense. Three hit the first inning and three over the next thirteen innings. If not for a slew of relievers that Providence or get rolling out there throwing strikes and effective at the position players there to pitch in the fourteenth inning game is probably still going to right now Arsenal -- that the thing that. I gotta believe that he. You're correct that once this team returns to hell we will start seeing those five and six and seven run innings that were pretty warm. TV every week a year ago which he gets back in. I don't sit dead -- we keep beating but I think Victorino is the key to all and for me. And that's all problems at the top your order is well the defense are problems but for me Entergy more than any. And that that incredible desire to win in the that people innings and they have not been able to replace that ease back. Where Napoli is back in Atlanta an everyday basis and I would say this to -- -- Brooks has been missed. Pretty darn seriously. Jonathan Herrera and nice kit but the moment he comes out of the lineup the Red Sox are going to be much thirteen. Middle Brooks was launching shots -- and daddy practice the other day -- -- statement. Nobody talks about them you know getting back into the lineup I still think you're looked even little holes in his swing you're looking at 25 to thirty home run guy. This season I think he can be in that ballpark for -- runs so that's a huge difference at third base and -- not the team now that the -- going to be in two weeks. And for all the good reasons they're going to be much much better -- that. So oh sorry Mike but with all the injuries and I know that I'm -- she's due back I guess he's available now. You know it makes me nervous that he's available and I know that's crazy but whenever you're sore shoulder. And we worry so much last year about. Beat the miles he put on forty PPG you know he was he's lights out. -- Red Sox and being super super careful with him. Yeah I think John is going to be very very careful with him but he he's ultimate spot where I want to win games and there are a lot of we needed. Good starts by this rotation in peavy most recently. I Leicester a couple of those so you've got to win games I. I think they'll that it is that he is only the prudent thing to do to attack off on occasional problem -- Who else is gonna step in and week at a chance to close as it last night he didn't do it. Either going to emerge another candidate who once -- -- and -- coach he would today if he's pitched impact the pack teams and -- back to back games I think I'm gonna keep it very very close and -- Kolb wants to pitch. And you know coming through the system in Japan. That old guys do is Earl -- throw and they love to throw a ball park this guy loves to pitch and and that's one of the hearing about coaching is that he wants the ball every single time. Even win sometimes it's not the best thing in the world for him to be on -- 3830 years also. I think they'll be very careful until. We're talking with Dave O'Brien play by play man extraordinaire one of the voices of Red Sox baseball here WE did a great job on you can't count too you know -- -- I told -- they'll last week. -- good. Now. Let me ask you -- -- -- -- we were talking with John -- yesterday. And you wanna know what the difference -- differences between the NBA and Major League Baseball. John Ferrell was -- 2500 dollars. -- for calling out how debate. Know David Stern would that would that the David -- you say anything about his -- gut that that's fifteen grand minimum. So he's he's fortunate that he's a baseball basketball every play. What do you think is that the future replay is this time next year will we have it will be refined scaled back. More expanded -- I don't think through expanded anymore I think -- -- its -- with what they have Michael and obviously we are but silly comments the other date you don't light it with the roll on these -- remarkable thus far. You know comparing it to my new car not you don't know where everything is or however it works when you first buy into car you figured out if you go. They've been Drexel and is a true about it and number -- -- -- and involve the Boston Red Sox and you know I I think when you look at aside spine like that it it's indicative bit. You know they got the message. From John and other managers have it done the same thing I have been kind of a La -- guy all the past and you know. Talked to and interviewed it's only a good many times in in his office. And since his fingerprints are all the -- he's huge in this like for example that the the plate he can't review one of the plays he can't review. It like a one -- line drive to short whether or not at all -- caught or whether it's get. That is not reveal like you're even it's only the recent work there that's something these stepped up and in meeting -- you know there's no way he'll appeal replay this and figured out. Might -- is that if anything happens with that replay next year it will be it will be scaled back. That fewer of these review double play -- will be route you'll bowl. A year from now -- the game is slowing down I think some of these calls or taken for ever. There was one call that took five and a half minutes about ten days ago but he was not an Oakland. I think it's ridiculous the game is too long that is we all know that. I think it's going to be scaled back because the umpires here are just taking over the game that in that sense than that replay -- And then I think managers also realize. So what else is going on here the older umpires back here in New York. They're not going to in Paris they're brother and on the field they have an opportunity not to do and and that kind of an extra few middle -- that I think dontrelle talk about. David the problem I'm having with as I watched this it's not that you'd there're some plays that you don't have irrefutable evidence to overturn I understand that we all accept that. I seem to plays in Red Sox games where video replay got it wrong. I'm looking at the plate -- into occasions they just get it wrong how can make how can they even answered that. Yeah and you know John. I'm told that need the ball just past Duke enters the glove does not have to be in the pocket in order for that to be to catch. He's confused about that I I thought I heard the same -- heralded in and it looks different. When we look at the replay the other one is whether catcher as a right to block the plate and in party -- two or three plays where a catcher has been blocking the plate both foresee as the ball. And yet the call has been upheld as a as an out at home plate. That should not be the case so. You know the umpires are lacking consistent vehicle at the umpires on the field are not in sync with what the replay rules are and what they're supposed to accomplish. That they that. Might might have what bothers me is the the one challenge and we -- very early on in the season when both she had the one challenge used it. And then later in the game there was an obvious mistake and he had no challenges left or how do you feel about that. Well I don't like it either and I and I don't think the managers -- -- spoken to like it either but it it goes the one thing it's kind of on about it Jackie. It adds a little bit strategy. There wasn't there before and I know. In fact by it tickets the team manager to manage but I think that kind of interest that you have to be careful about when you can use your challenge and how quickly you -- it. And that put more onus on the managers. To be prepared and to be picked up with their video guy. But you know John Carroll -- privately say a couple runs like he's got out -- something the first thing the the -- part system news. Are you here to argue or you need to -- you guys gave the thumbs up thumbs -- You know it's -- and they wanted to know and others in the comedy. Aspect to this -- that you -- get. I think it was that what is actually some good news. Chanda shelling tweet about an hour ago 39 days later and he has homes so Curt Schilling is evidently returned home from the hospital and cancer fight -- good news for everybody. That is that is terrific and I -- whether there comes a time in the near future he can get. Act on broadcasting as well and if that's a priority for sure -- and didn't get back on there because I beat them -- some on Sunday night baseball. He's that he can be an absolutely brilliant guy and a lot on the listened to put. First and foremost his health and not make a -- so that's tremendous there's. David we appreciate time as always we'll talk to next week. It or take care that. That is Dave O'Brien one of the two radio voices Red Sox baseball here on Sports Radio again the the -- on the Schilling tweet came an hour ago. A with a picture of a sign that says welcome home dad -- and Chia -- tweet out 39 days later and he has home so. We hope for nothing but the best I know we went through. Radiation treatment is his teacher. That he had on in the picture she -- outset you know finish my radiation treatment went like -- my super power -- and so a good for him I'm sure being home it's. Big part of the healing process and and hopefully that will continue to go well as well 6177797937. -- telephone number. AT&T -- line is 37937. It looks like Dave O'Brien agrees with you and Jackie and meet. Offered just didn't seem quite right back -- point was he was hoping it was wrong. Because it was a -- that because it it just sends the wrong message. And again I'm I'm asking you guys who were texting Essen and tweeting us -- -- what about the this is not real world. We understand that we understand that that this is not paying firefighters are teachers or police officers or nurses properly we know that taking it outside the real. I like going to the movies. I think it will be the willing suspension of display that said you know this is god this is for the movies are too expensive. In the movies that are threats and there -- a record 6177797937. Dale and holly and Jackie McMullen. Sports Radio WE.