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Red Sox Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia joins MFB, 5-27-14

May 27, 2014|

Dustin Pedroia talks to Merloni, Fauria and Benz in regards to the Sox recent struggles, Xander Bogaerts' head, and whether he'd rather party with Gronk or Johnny Manziel.

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-- hold then we'll start the base runners. Note to. Playing a line drive through. -- -- And here -- one run here comes -- -- -- -- -- hard. Red Sox have -- Good but dry air. A moment it looked like -- that would make getting -- rather tentative. No but -- him too RBIs sixteen and here it is 63. The debut edition of Maloney Fauria and events demands Christian Fauria and Maloney on WEEI -- three point seven. The VI Sports Radio network and flagship. Or the Boston Red Sox and joining us right now for the first time doing radio this year for the first time and our first show if I Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Dustin didn't feel like what in the World Series. Yesterday -- Atlanta. Is the big went for a semi we've we've got organ grinder lately. But no answer question in July when the World Series is -- the right direction enough. Don't go a long way to go on the with an uncertain -- around it in when a lot of August. But you're glad to shape their beauty -- -- -- -- -- -- what what what's next right but yeah. I -- -- free -- about it -- you -- and I that period so. This is pretty -- All partisan -- for you guys go to the strip to -- listen John fell short last year new group of guys -- love that same court you win a World Series everything went right and its say there was so many different areas right nobody can take the blame because it was on a given night maybe something else. What's happened to cause you lose -- how difficult has that been for this group. Yet it you know it's been tough I mean no one in all the guys they work together we we are really handling of -- You know on a flight the other trying to talk about how to pull ourselves out of did not turn anywhere air that we -- A lot of things didn't go our way during Bernard -- and gains -- the you know a couple games in -- by a ball. He got chopped -- home -- to go over Brock Ed. A bloop single over my head and then you know one mistake sleep you know street Orion. And that kind of you know -- been happening throughout the gambit. You know you look at the big picture 162 games and got -- -- Richard -- You know what what is in common stock ball all played -- -- -- -- is set for double that date alt rock. You know ward at target the break since it's -- turn around and notably an hour. They just are you looking for a solidified role as far as your place in the lineup you bad first second and third. -- is designed do you prefer one of the there are at that point at this point is it just you know what can -- do to help out. Yeah that's what -- -- -- to help out and we. You know obviously you know coming in the year earlier we are we -- a leadoff hitter for. Seven years in Kobe and and add it all exit usually -- I'd Anbar is third. And then David so obviously when Jacoby left. You know we we tried a bit about little bit and then saying shame that the injury this year. So kind of you know we're kind of trying to find some consistency at the op Ed and I hit the opt for awhile. You know so but it doesn't matter what whatever work we're out in the lineup you know we got to try to find a way to keep it there and not that the problem everyone. You know you can say what you want about all the you know we need to keep a light at the same or whatever we'll -- -- -- framework we get the former -- -- -- You know David everybody in -- it doesn't. Now one guy you know. Well we're going to be consistent you know you'll -- -- you're you're underweight so you don't -- to be. Dustin Pedroia with -- -- WEEI just really glad you brought up that last point because it speaks to something alassane earlier in the show. How much of an onus for you feeling David Ortiz Napoli before he got hurt for the losing streak because I'm sure you heard what was going on here in Boston. All the Red Sox fans were getting very agitated with some of the younger players not stepping up and getting better but you guys were struggling and slumping to. Did you feel even more of an onus to bear. And breakthrough and try to carry the team while these young guys were going to their growing pains and how much do you think that contributed to ten game losing streak. All of a little bit means that you get you know when when you know we're not -- -- offensively and you need that spark you wanna be that guy out to -- You know step up and and all out of it but you're not. You know sometimes you gotta step back at the game come the year on the that there were a couple in ample water secure their in game I'll ask -- about. Not sure Australia will run on it's it's. You know they -- necessary and obviously from something in the middle zone that processor ticket they cannot walk in. Getting honored. You know try to do is someone that -- -- something. You know your strategy you're a little bit too much and you know after after my second about yesterday. I -- -- north -- Charlotte again on me relax play. And you know help -- anywhere I -- and and you know all the guys will start during the he's got to settle -- -- and the lack of I'm a big believer. I -- it -- -- -- at the end we'll be right ring to be here here record courier -- -- interiors you set up your play or inning game here about 3030. So -- got to the back in an acute with the process and it'll happen. You know a new shortstop is really nothing new for you I don't know how many you've played with but you know the signing of Stephen Drew it but expects him in a week or so. But -- Zander Bogart's moves over to third base and he just -- comfortable at least offensively. How is that Ben I know you you talk an awful lot with him being young player you've been a veteran guy how is always Sanders had right now what Stephen Drew can mean for you to. You know what would vote bogeys unbelievable and you got -- 4041 years old. About 100 or so while the bailout and all American and how they appear on. Why are our bigger market -- And in baseball and and it is an unbelievable everything that we -- bogey did you eat these enable -- -- there -- -- -- challenge and did. Great teammate. So we got slogan that disturbance in -- both bogeyed just put our space and he's -- -- apart in edit and baker that are so. You know pretty proud the way -- From the first game that but now the way he's improved in every aspect of the game understanding the game you're going to be a good start for a long par -- Columbia because I know you work out -- only talked while you go quicker Connelly he only first three years in professional sports and what it is that discussion ticket placed as a when I see a lot of -- up it's at it's that first step is that reaction thing we're. Maybe it was lacking early on. All you are I think you -- -- would win. You know you don't know some of the hitters you know I don't another -- -- you don't know. You know their their throats and where they're trying to get the ball and in the play in the middle -- -- -- -- thank. You know getting good Johnson and and you know looking into the -- and the end you know we're gonna hurt that you seamer away and you know we excuse -- -- in the right an idiot that you got to know where he insists they weren't gonna get the ball in that respect I'm here with that on it and end. You know you don't know when he had -- the players so I think the second time around it definitely the inmates who played. In Tampa that we're you know ranging ranging to a -- made a a play yesterday you know -- Bernard that the date -- You know what we're gonna get the ball and he's improving every every day. Yeah you know listen I Clay Buchholz is obsolete struggling a little bit the last a couple starts. What would -- what would you advise him to do what would you advise John Ferrell to do based on you know the best way to get him back to playing at a high level. -- And expect any of our guys I think. You know. Ladies and know that we're gonna go or wanna go he's got to give the article. I mean it's got electric stuff. You know everybody culprits get down its arms and that my culprit -- there are signs we'll work against these up on everything. You know. You go out there -- indicators count that drop -- -- You know on the order some new swing at a you know little things don't go your way so. -- I would just tell me all they are gonna go -- -- -- keep working keep current and got a lot more -- long long way to go but we're gonna we're gonna get back in this thing -- do what do you gotta you gotta be at the art. Dustin Pedroia with a second baseman for the Boston Red Sox and the guy. Dustin you guys good enough to get back into this with what you have in the clubhouse right now or do you need help from the outside. Bought their China helpless when black I think every game now that that we play we saw the guys that we have. I did you know I I feel that we've got a great chance to winning every night even though we just off again -- You know one yet surely came back -- so I -- you. But every time we show up I gotta I gotta get your network so. Where it for the world. When returning world chance that they got think about it in Portland Oregon -- -- that. Gotta find ways. The wines are going to be easy on never it. Speaking of fights doesn't it but that's just got to touch on that our work -- you know these guys trying to you know school we on this unwritten rules -- baseball going to be in a -- at a football players so. What do you take out of that skirmish the other day with Escobar or what would you. Would tell you just break that down for me -- we are we reading too much into this. You don't know I don't have a problem in third base our you know -- -- -- I. The way the way I play I mean how would never. Once think about turning in the rays dugout yelling at a job that her or you know I would never yell at David Price going to be a much respect. For their team in the end into the against them that that was it was I had a problem. I -- -- at second -- I didn't know what was setter -- -- I did have a problem and -- had a problem concerning -- You know being that his beard just jerks -- -- issue the right after a -- early years ago long term do you figure that's going to be a for a long long time and and now some -- couple years from now they'll be gone so. Guys like Jon Lester should get one pitch play with for a long time in the deal that came on indicate a lot of people -- before -- seven the end. And I'm sort of afraid that it is an unwillingness to kind of move forward and pay these guys and keep the good players your long term because the prices up and that was bust -- and articles in maybe some guys net. In that locker room weren't too happy with that duke these guys want this guy back here. Jon Lester says that one a hometown discount how poured his view for this team you think the kind of keep this guy around. Yet very important Don Johnson. Everybody's seeing what Jon Lester -- in the Red Sox uniform mean every every army at all. On the good hearing and we have a big into its its inspection -- let's. And and and in there there's. -- look playing behind him I mean. Eat eat eat in the compete -- -- -- the -- it may -- you know what you wanna go to work for guys like that every single day and I sure hope he's here here we meet her other markers together. Does that bother you when he got hurt that I mean that it kind of scratch your head saying no. Why would -- office got more money greens are proven he can be he has who he has. -- I mean I I don't. And I've been to the business side of this and and I don't try to. What emotion into -- I mean you know I all I know Obama's former teammate and make sure that. You know it's -- in the right area and -- You know he sticks to what makes some good that -- job make sure. It is not our mandate. In the weight room worried now aren't hurt the order they're they're attracted to be great. And you know that that's put into that that I focus on what we're with John -- Inside not somebody else I'm reluctant contract up to. Wrote that focus on the game and an and the rest we will take care of itself. Customers driver this NW EEI's Maloney Fauria and then it's lasting for he would dust we always get a question from one of our listeners on FaceBook. This front comes to us from Kyle it's a good one if you could bring back one guy from last year's championship roster who wouldn't be. And why. -- It's now I know I have a great answer but it but it. I don't know I don't know anybody else know. About you know Guerrero. -- -- absolutely. Like the date you know had back surgery knee surgery and that guy you'd better opera wants he was. Or David BT it sure you oysters are a lot. Very intelligent hitting guy in the US dollar and eight. Openness now picking up things here and there. You know you know pretty good go but we're not in -- -- and -- order for guys that from actors in a lot they're they're great players. And -- when -- -- that are that are you know Jacoby wants Yankee sultan. I mean there's there's concern in a great he is tempered tired so. Congress that you guys -- -- I'm local law that want to play with when you're in makes it special policy and that's the one in the World Series so. You know he yelled at -- -- and hope they do well. I guarantee that's not the answer Kyle was expecting. Now you know you know Guerrero. Everybody's looking him up as we speak I got one quick question this is this is a personal question. Let's go back to did the single Dustin Pedroia days. -- you have two guys to choose from you're going to Vegas you're going with John -- -- or Rob Gronkowski who we think we'll have more fun with. -- She -- probably that's for me probably a grown man on any along Bayern Munich it's I'm not all. You know we get in the little. It'll fighters on the on money back though you have been did. And Dustin thanks a lot of coming I'll let us in a big part of our debut show -- your debut interview here for 2014 thanks a lot for c'mon Maloney for in balance. All right guys thanks Erica experiment. Dustin Pedroia Red Sox second baseman here on 937 WEEI.

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