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Kevin Millar, MLB Network, discusses Red Sox recent struggles. 5-2-14

May 2, 2014|

Kevin Millar of the MLB Network joins the the program to talk the Red Sox recent struggles, the implementation of instant replay, and the upcoming 2004 Red Sox reunion.

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-- Kevlar is brought you by air rest restoration specials and a I've read -- smoke shop and Kevin joins us on the AT&T hotline cab but little happy Friday. -- what's going on yet. Yeah I bet you are I don't know what she's okay. Thought we got cable I left oblique cobalt and the New York. So let's rant all you sound like you're actually -- for double -- yes that you love those double headers and -- right actually exits they may when it's still. Forty something degrees and rain in love that. Right it it's a late in the day night double or even more sexier when they're concealed from -- morning. Go about 2 -- -- morning just forgot to -- who is going to grab grab several cotton batting cages. Full practice to reiterate that they Gatorade and stay there. I got a computer game honestly promote the Sox have -- last night I gotta admit that double -- was that just blows -- you know because you wait for this Red Sox team to sort of take off and play better baseball they give middle Brooks back they'd get Victor Reno back and that it three and one since then the offense it's a different look in the neagle get swept a doubleheader digests that kind of scratching your head a little bit this team. Yeah especially where -- -- (%expletive) really wanna play safe and had to play at that first game group Pedroia Bobble had been no bad -- stories saying. The -- that -- -- this it's hell aren't people ask why is it hard to repeat. Why is it you haven't and over debt all false it's hard creepy because the -- you know. It's hard to have the same mode -- a year ago an -- one example coach you are. The guy went forty any ground give up -- run it seems like you have it right toward an incredible 88 hour fastball he got a great they're great. Last I get doubled home run you don't get rewarded -- Last year that it didn't happen so touched that little examples why it's so tough. And this team there's not definitely not clicking yet but they're not their identity yet but you know they're not bad. They're just they're not great but there have been many great team yet in the agreed to run away they -- -- about what -- the year earlier. -- you buy -- to that idea that you're getting to 500 in past that is a big deal a little mention the staff for came on their now all in seven. When they've been right there since the second game of the year yet it is -- if -- chance to get to you know 500 push past that is that something that that they'll look at -- locker table which got to get to that Larkin and boy. We'll take off from there. Not a topic at 500 thinks so poor -- the -- in my right now I just think you're looking at the line. You know -- back. I'm always always used and any character -- what appear odd games -- are firewire but you're happy you're not Bert place. Really who care about 500 you know the problem is that beat Latvia that you earned 128. Also they've been able to play 500 ball the last may be a -- filer whatsoever -- -- -- -- They haven't gotten -- -- the -- -- like yellow or played. Editor of -- campus struggle their injury so the good news for the Red Sox is that they still haven't done anything. And it just a great story. So eventually we're victory -- -- know Brooks and everybody got to get healthy Lackey what are bright spot that stock got a bright spot me a bit unbelievable this year. So I think there's some popular entered its kind of order around in the not it -- yeah. Where would you look at the -- least I mean didn't. To be overrated or that just some key injuries or some certain teams because it does the record it's just amazing. What he has little -- I. I think could be looked around based police all the Detroit tiger not scored -- -- Baylor Arnold they -- score runs did not just kind of got hot Minnesota. There's also Peter. That the whole saying it takes time right there and get that -- that our little stories and -- often goes crazy I think that the -- early on. You know the brewers won eleven straight games in the -- like while the Milwaukee Brewers -- back. You know what -- lotion. And got -- That all of the whole story is nobody's really going off right now added a breaking story Chicago the white dot. Erica -- homered drove it 3234. Runs. Eight right. But there hasn't been that one game the target right away -- it's even it angered that -- greater play good. I think that it's in baseball in general. Kevin I look at the Red Sox the way they're built and obviously. It's a situation where they have some young players in their line up this year John Henry talked to something called Bloomberg business week I don't read this very often I'll be honest. Not a Bloomberg business week -- may be Chris roses. But he had a a an interview they're talking about baseball. And he talked about a study about money in baseball said to need the most important thing the study shows the virtually all the underpaid players are under thirty. And virtually all the over played player player are over thirty yet teams continued extravagantly overpay. For players over thirty which led the -- I'd ask the question yesterday is he trying to say. -- obvious we can build up a -- just young guys only. And don't need the overpaid veterans that we can win and do you believe the team's -- with a bunch of just young players young underpaid guys on their roster. No you can't aspect Henry you know so yeah it's for him with the recent years but there are so -- prayed. You know late thirty guys may thirty yards and I understand -- government there's no wonder blame at times but the ownership of the club set bill. And we all caught up and it will be cut that big huge free agent. At the 800 feet and that there were three guys. Are great European and only like two or three teams can afford -- -- has ever -- against themselves. But it started back without -- -- I mean when you're at the Colorado Rockies are believed in the great -- harder -- Forty million dollar like first however seem somewhat at all certain that register their -- PP two million Eric. Somebody a hundred million -- closer. You don't tell. You can't win which you're young guys that keep it straight. Do you need to sign a -- percent and you're probably not but it's the revenue based on the -- there it's LT. It's gonna take it -- roster player -- -- -- players that are making big money are struggling and already worker -- hitters they're entertainers. It's the same thing blocking better legal record a movie -- about Boston make it 59 -- at remote competitors that night. I mean a year or so it's all relatively speaking slot you know they wouldn't work money ten million dollar rebate pot hole. But Aaron need a lot enjoyed a lot dot locally reps are our identity. Yeah I want to get to got to that -- we started in the past that run the prompts and extend veteran players and I said think about Jon Lester. And Lotta people say let it go all we get Henry Owens -- -- we -- are not urban young. If you can't. This Red Sox team to me. Unless they go and you'll get a guy like David Price that they should be able to compete for World Series next two to three years and if if you Carolina some kids in double or triple -- -- beat Jon Lester start opening day that's not gonna get it done eight. Not that that's why it's important I think to keep a guy like that if you plan on being there the next couple years. You're right Lou you're -- -- told you you have to have a game plan and that's the job for opposite we're gonna let XYZ -- golf. You can create your view perhaps some place and I think this -- category and they realize -- early on that they'll bury our. You know and and it gave a ticket booked in the lead out spot it -- the big -- I think they've got five or six guys -- lead out spot. Nobody's really taken over that role -- decline. Guys 350. Plus sober and you get you back don't get me wrong. -- -- market and our player obviously but the moral of the story is using an example or get rid of Jon Lester you perhaps somebody coming back and Max -- They report I don't know what the rhetoric like game plan to replace. A young -- has pitched in a lot of big inning for the Red Sox. It is one World Series for the Red Sox. And let's not forget -- now we'd -- go in a bit. And make it mid game keep it well big games so why you know -- certificate situations but that's her job hours. I Campbell about the team the Red Sox see this weekend amid it's or among them but I would tell you I am I'm surprised again I shouldn't be against. Eighteen and ten now on the Oakland -- their pitching has been outrageous you surprised. There ought to this sort of start in what could be seen from them. Where you also look up -- -- most wins the American League not Detroit not Boston. The open lays out west. While we surprise -- it's like to greatly won ninety games side streets these. We don't wanna give credit because they don't ask the 3456. Power hitters they're on commercials. But they find a way to get done every single year they could catapult and and they all think sixth seventh straight game and for -- more information at 23. You don't meet Jim Johnson got terrific start right and had to go and do little empty guys -- the back in the open and our job -- skeptical or robot. You -- what you're gonna get directly in the -- this -- credit. There are eighteen they are -- purse they -- a way to match up well they're like just like. That race and and they just they don't really you'll offensively what you know what. Pick somebody goes -- You know it's not or sort catcher or -- and it's that it's not radical nobody out and execute throat burning -- -- right field corner and a long time by. And final exit counselor that should surprise anymore we don't wanna give him credit because they don't have that 45 million dollar a year player that's on every commercial. They'll want to ask these last that is -- plate the plate PD was called out they reviewed it. Okay conclusive evidence and I looked at again and I still even at three Larry you know -- national played or not but. Where one month after the replay that they've corrected 85 -- attorney five or -- a 190 calls are so. Do you like it doesn't need to be tweaked where are we after a month. Last I was right -- much you know that -- you'd be -- -- you got close to the evidence and no issue -- the plate we can assume. -- can't -- to overturn a call the call was correct. -- called out. But are still lost it seem to play you understand that he'd probably -- to -- probably did we can all probably we get we get bureaucracy so that play was correct. Beat they finally got through. And no one played on network you and our retirement. -- talking about it okay. Which is what what sort of multiple. That -- also that one they made the adjustment okay. That other stuff. That week and it will learn it and it's its catalog but they are all right -- -- -- to stop it all right having like a part called game really really good. You know trying to -- their best they are no more like activate to get embarrassed so. That we are just we got that would elect or not I think it's it's great speed and adapt into the. I Kevin because people that get enough around here of the eight year anniversary. Of the 2004 Red Sox to back that took place couple Summers ago. The ten year anniversary will take place is a lot has changed the last couple years you're gonna be back in town according to the Red Sox on May 28. What they a cast of your members in 2004. I -- Cesar Crespo. Who has agreed he will be there Lenny DiNardo will be there -- -- zoo. Will be there. Who -- the guys you're looking forward to seeing of your 2004 team back here at the end of may for ten years celebration. Or brokered -- get. Here ever -- right but there's a lot that changing you're gonna be -- and if -- -- on. With a -- -- -- so that's to that's for you can't see the hopefully you know slugger perhaps. I'll look report -- -- how mistakes he didn't last year. You know but there's an on time Iran -- -- -- get hit -- a guy -- a -- -- you -- -- And the -- some more Marino and it appeared before I'd like Baghdad looks absolutely reduced. He knew about her power out you know and but -- haven't you love but it's a while -- -- pokey -- -- the -- man short stop by seeing a while -- know these guys are doing now well. A look at Porter it's always fun and I know that. It seemed like -- can't get sick habit but it kind of basic and. All were -- -- bust your balls unless they're the Red Sox to within eight years with kind of I know there's menu as a right one but -- the it was so bad 2012 Bobby V thing was go crazy that they just figured OK we -- a change up. Rollout you'll -- and -- eight year reunion. Oh god nobody on -- -- here are. What we celebrate. I thought I'd hear a couple guys if -- if these guys say they're name they were on your team phils libel. Is going to be there. Jason shield is gonna be there. Mike Myers -- but obviously trying to give somebody else -- Abe Alvarez who is up for a couple coffee wars hat kind of weird you'll be up there as well so those guys were I got a calf. I just don't like her way to Baghdad contact -- at the odd cast feel better enjoy the week able documents week.

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