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Kevin Millar, MLB Network 4-25-13

Apr 25, 2014|

Kevin Millar of the MLB joins the program to talk about the Sox defensive struggles, the change of the transfer rule, and the Pineda pine tar incident.

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Well they took three weeks so they fixed didn't Kevlar joins -- here but on the AT&T hotline -- do the same sort of bus celebratory jumping jacks for the baseball. Apparently called back to their old rules of the catches that catch no matter to drop it -- not. Thought it was obvious from Hamlin blew me it's like the obviously catcher catch and also we're worried about all dropping it Bobble. It's it's it's the right little. If Corretja will be good to at least make this change during the -- -- in the locker -- all we can move forward now we've all plays that happened we know what average actually now he -- after players are wherever. This is the right thing to do. There's your another one coming America and I heard the collision rule it and -- the wage should be -- at -- leaning towards this is just as long as the base runner doesn't doesn't. Deviate mail from home -- actually create the contact. Everything else -- who could go back to normal. That's -- one out like little I don't like the whole bit but sort of -- changed. The transfer rules this was an odd scene. That that picked -- play at the plate -- change baseball so to me that's the one I don't like. In general I'm never used to that catcher have a regular lying to -- -- camp Beriault -- you have to look at the late game so. I don't know what they're gonna do their character brought back a hole that hole like me. It's just in my opinion. Its district again. Well it's that maybe he'll work on that the Red Sox Kevin quite frankly and you were there for at least one of the games. They a lot of things to work on a very sloppy series against the Yankees two of the three games just -- Like it came out of sorts and -- curious what you thought watching them play -- look is bad from your vantage point looked us these last three. Didn't look like they have a lack of identity right now my. They're not they're not very fast they're not very athletic. First the third. You know you drop from Napoli to go to pop featured an outlet to whoever you want AJ Pierzynski. The moral of the story is is that. He just missing that that athleticism you know and Daniel were lean on Jackie Bradley junior he loved the -- throws fields and -- -- you wanna see him play every day. You know victory -- back that will definitely help. But the more what the whole story producers that real athletic club you know they're almost a frustration when you're not hit homers and drive the ball -- Muster. It makes you look a little bit sluggish now I'd like to say it again eager to get here and it's. We are really early in the season the Yankees. Right now look like they're better than a Red Sox no doubt I need to knock it looked like the real deal their offense looked like real Biehl. Yell all that shed their Red Sox now like John Farrell said there -- days finally get the chance to break. Or how big guys that you want to break camp with the get victory a comeback the other middle -- come back. You know I love this -- Brock. But -- debate they've just got to get figure out this -- lead -- situation and and and and that -- -- and what he has been out. -- liberal to come back tonight it and offensively is -- going to before he got hurt so. You got your left studying film Bogart's -- middle Brooks and although drew was still out there but is that ship sailed a year in your mind is this these two guys you run with. Any -- music that -- basically proven he can play the position. He's still young still him in stakes are still some angles you know he effectively get -- This that that this -- a great kid he's a hard worker Brian Butterfield state on the third base coach and infield coach. You know so I don't think that's the problem will be the problem is is that we got rid of felt very. They didn't know would replace -- You know I'm gonna go back to real -- we -- Damon. Tremendous -- up there. Their place we're Coco Crisp tremendously -- they're replaced with -- out very tremendously other else -- like well. You know so I think that's just when you -- very plight. And and how hot like he has in the 35 -- seventy stole bases and he's gonna bring. Value at this. Or eight it stopped it at 56 -- governors to leave the big. It's a bigger issue the defense right now I would point out I agree with you that April and I'm not know -- -- this team out. They leave baseball owner runs they played such a clean branded defense last year they now seventeen on -- most in baseball. They have three different outings by other pitchers that are fewer than three innings that's the most in baseball and five hours last night was the first since that 2001 team that I'm Mike Lansing. At shortstop Kevin. Are you at the point where you would if you were the Red Sox front office are you asking about Stephen Drew that it is his name come up to Kelvin help. This defense out would you go that far. Now doormat the point where I'm looking on the Internet figured out it certainly up in -- out there. Q&A. Good thing you Google leadoff hitters out of the -- Yeah Google leadoff hitter at the peak right now what that. Oh -- all I will say. They -- watching Red Sox. Being around the guys it's the same group of guys. -- problem Lackey performer certain nights he -- -- outlook that get parts for the pole and apply to our conversation but I probably. -- that -- brought about in the stroller out like it or bako is gonna pitch better. Lester pitched well enough to win and you know I mean they're OK they're the same guy Pete compete and -- it all ballpark every night. Egypt and get it going offensively what they are rolled up ball but it makes it look all that we're ever out of minus seventeen run differential. And an Ottawa -- with a minus side I think that our worst in baseball whatever albeit a lot. So that's what they got to clean up you know likely appropriate out. -- getting mr. Pineda and squander early in your opinion it was it. Was it easy -- product game that he is he gonna get suspended because he used pine tar as a pitcher -- just because he was just an idiot and so blatant about. Well I mean you're gonna think it feel the same way I was the great thing I've ever you know baseball and Robert Niekro. With the same paper of the pocket you know like of all. But it's illegal things do. Did doctor baseball we know pitcher do it that's okay. I don't know what pitched. You followed you need globs -- -- -- -- -- baseball or are they could remember to start before looked like he ate chocolate cake. All -- number no I'd like you're blocked a punt -- of -- what could possibly do so much and then that's a better and I. I'm like what is going like it was completely you know -- little black -- elect are pretty kick. But that's where -- like not mention that all you need to have that on -- It's the last punt to our question hope we ask you this year you know I am Lewis ever a lot of hitters say Kevin that I. I don't mind the guy music -- it gives pitchers a better grip and I know the have better control on unless like it again won -- you know at night before in my lower back. You followed that category say you're OK with guys is -- because you want the pitcher that better grip -- because you know all your pitchers. Are you isn't something you don't wanna go back and forth and have to have the manager checking everybody can you think everybody is out the usual soap on their their body somewhere. I'd be too much I mean I'd I don't care because is -- -- so the plate at all. That makes the Robert backed him loose in the air at all as tacky and -- stuff so the clintons they -- it -- what was our Tuesday amount of our -- this young ran. It's having on his -- the you can put on your wrist on the belt buckle premiere. Okay you need a corrupt it's 35 degree I get it. It's not about where -- -- drills and and it in the -- But it's just it's part of baseball I don't care -- when you have -- your place in the issue laughed like what could go yeah it'll probably it will be yet. Today it was embarrassing at the -- and a lot of people been saying. Last -- four hours that is gonna come back invite John Farrell I I I don't I think all of baseball decides on John throughout -- all of baseball looks at Pineda and say. Idiot I don't think -- to change a rule I I don't think it's a bite John Ferrell because. He had to go head to do it John Farrell doesn't go -- the eighty. Right Pete so you can you can go -- and they were all pop -- -- or you're out thirteen and try to help. I don't care that got cut. Moral of the story of John Farrell doesn't call it what in the what else but general you -- John you got to go I don't care for color or Lester Buchholz or -- you're. I don't care -- who usually. This guy's got it right -- -- while watching lap. Yeah it was just it was so blatant and I am curious do you put any of the blame Kevin. On the yankees' coaching staff you know I just can't believe he was a lot to go up there I know this kid is dumb and he didn't understand it but I also. I'm surprised he was a lot to go up there I agree with Cashman it was embarrassing for everybody involved did you put any blame on the coaching staff for let that happen. First thing I thought it was yet no friends. He's somebody had to see -- on his neck you'd be like -- -- was taken mount much at pocono earlier in Brooklyn I'll meet you have to see. Now they don't what -- sought out. It's it's called particular look at Wednesday that -- This is not just somewhat and it's not outs. Period and I like that because it takes the opera that's right -- a -- utilization. But it was embarrassing thing and it and it ultimately nobody saw OK I'd get it when -- somebody saw it sailing and yet no friends because that was just a brick and not try to wreck waiting to happen and obviously -- and what -- -- hitter John Farrell had to do you want to do what he had to do. ID actually had through forced to say as we did -- -- but this you know elites talking about the Yankees sit in their first place at thirteen and nine Red Sox -- last place three and half games out. Well it's April 25 at three and a half games out you played awful lot of things you got to clean up but. Know what really running away with -- -- -- -- the Yankees basically are where they are now because at an opera. Say in baseball you're right there's nobody right away Detroit hasn't hit. They haven't played well the twins are two games over 500 that that Bennett -- -- it'll probably get beat the Cardinals straight up for me Carl -- hit. There's a lot of great -- and just play well -- that's okay that's my point it. April it's forty degrees out it's 37 figuring out it's not hitter slugger and their offense hasn't played well yet but that's okay. I'm not I'm not I'm not worry I'll be -- you come talk to me. And you know and -- they're still playing -- like. 500 ball icon were react then you start -- but I'd say no big deal because nobody's going -- -- -- the first protest that muscles start you got eight sums up. But you know look at a lot of good team Arnold the Tigers reps not exempt putting area. -- John this is your boy -- wake. I caught him basically. Fall asleep at Fenway sit next year than he was you on like crazy man is he okay. -- in the tickets he complained about it legal. Okay then go on a cellphone entire game between your attack certain look at out of our like I got it shows he showed tickets put -- fallen out let's watch the game not help. You've got to have the ball flight or seventh saw I was at the Joker who looked like it like game. Fifteen restaurant had a political -- I don't know fifteen minutes or you what thirty fight broke a personal record but yes. That was why are usually lead -- because. Usually he's sex teen and tween and taking pictures and he -- -- in part it that was a great great game with a great big -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Point your point not to give baseball group -- you. Need to retaliate -- older I. That that. You're lucky the other day that the FCC wasn't watchman Lorena tees were on we talked to those two holy crap that's. Those guys he gets in trouble great stuff Kevin appreciate the time will talk to -- soon. Export about Kevin Millar who joins us he's human MLB's intentional talking he's brought to you by our friends at air rest restoration specials and by brand spoke up so he's not.

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