Jul 11, 2014|
The full version of The Trade Deadline Show hosted by Rob Bradford and Alex Speier. Guests include Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, and Royals GM Dayton Moore. Rob and Alex talk about the all the options the Sox have going heading into the All-Star break, and touch on the AJ reports from the morning.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
First trade deadline show a week ago I thought it went swimmingly. Well and just myself. Very much much thanks to -- out some populous front blue jays general manager. Edwards rally Houston Chronicle. Writer. And Alex -- W yard dark comedy and he was so good. That he has actually live in person this week Alex I'm no longer banished to predict -- what -- Simon it was that you're the only person would ever go on assignment on July 3 -- -- watching fireworks you were scouting something -- indeed indeed -- -- -- swimming in my -- waters is while it while it -- -- that's the most important thing we're going to be doing in this on the off days and off -- Thursday leading up the -- waiver trade deadline. I'm rob Bradford of WPI dot com again that's Alex -- of the same organization. We're proud to be sponsored by hope New England concerns how bad need dot com you're sitting in for you computer right now I want you go to hub and you dot com -- Little -- a little bit learned a little bit about -- fine fine organization. There were very proud that sponsor new show and we're proud to be doing this show we've done it for a couple years now and and it's a lot of fun and what what fun this year is that it's different. We're getting ready to go to the all star game Alex and myself that's going to be. Media availability is going to be Monday in that has always won the most fascinating days. I think of the entire baseball season because what happens is you have all the all -- -- disappear for an hour at their Booth. Do you go around from personal personal person and a big part of what they're being interviewed about. Is the trade deadline arguing get traded where do you -- where would you get traded to where would you like to play in Jon Lester better brace himself right. This is this is the real deal for him this the first time that there's. Ever that there's been a question about. About where -- future's going to be yet and what so what happens is is Joe Schmo from Kansas City. Page John how would you like the playing Kansas and telling him quality content or or -- or or Joe Schmo from and from Atlanta. Hey John how we like to play in Atlanta. And so he better have his answers -- week we talked about this before is that there's some great examples. Of these players were going into free agency I don't whether it's -- term or guys who had no trade protection right who. You know -- -- this crazy out about this here with you like do you like the you know the Empire State Building -- edit it is great is a great timing because -- real -- couple -- -- -- -- -- trade -- so yes there is the all star game. But this is. Just as big a part of it to me I mean the all star game is what it is -- derby forget about it right. This this this -- is is a meat and potatoes yeah this is the events because this and it really helps to define I think you know the next couple weeks this is where all the attention shifts. -- you know of the attention on what's happening on the field has stopped and so the only thing that people can evaluate for these few days aside from rob. What you view as a very meaningful game on Tuesday night you're your your -- me. Yeah they're at where -- problem is the question of how do that who gets better who gets worse who -- but who who's moving who's a buyer -- seller. And everything is totally geared towards it it's a pass. It really -- it and in so why a few more passing this year I think it's because we're gonna go through this phenomenon. And a different way that as a Red Sox reporters as we've ever out. At least since we've been -- Dhabi -- dot com. Which is 2008 which is. You you are going and identifying the guys who are -- of these big names were going to be traded the how would you like to play in Boston because the reality is that the Red Sox probably -- trading for those. MIA yeah I think you're looking at the guys who that the guys who are who would be longer term acquisitions. So it's an interesting time to think about who might they be in pursuit of in the -- he's definitely. And that's already coming into focus by the way with the 2014 Red Sox what they do in the coming off season as well as of this coming trade deadline. Is set to set themselves up to be a lot veteran Torrie to team -- -- but he fourteen. -- again this is the MLB trade deadline show one of the most -- more unique shows you're gonna find on the radio dial any part of the country wildly successful Disco on the Internet you'll see. So in the interviews that we've done in the past and they said last week Alex and -- who've witnessed -- Yemeni was there is great and he also set the scene. For this week -- the questions I had asked doughboy it's wise. How many sellers right at that point. Would you identify who would it be on one hand he said on one hand our I can think of one ball right after it happened you had the cubs. And day's trade which would dissect this team for basically this this flurry heading on into the not waiver trade on line so before we get into. What is gonna happen looking at the future was gonna be around the corner. I want Alex take a second that -- your opinion on what has happened over the last week what really struck you as being meaningful. In in the Red Sox universe it was -- they -- -- to themselves beyond -- over doubt. That they could not put their eggs in the when he fourteen basket right did. -- state when they got blown out during this homestand and you know great they they've finished it up with two straight wins but that is too little too late if you look at. You know what they can do between now and the all star break. The best they can do is I think get to seven games under 500. No team in in the wild card era has ever come back. From that are down to win the division just doesn't happen right and so they you know NC all of a sudden had. For the first time. On on Wednesday and what Tuesday had been cheering and saying on them before the game. Well you know we have to we have not yet at the point where we have to where we're looking towards 2015. And after they lost on Tuesday night. They started eight towards Italy fifty do you smell blood in the water because I was the first question redshirt him. Double mini press conference last night is after the designated agent Kaczynski for assignment. And he broached on these topics and Alex at the equivalent of first -- asked question which was you said this yesterday now you lost have you changed. You're kind of focus in they had. But this is some what Ben Sherrod instead about kind of the state of where they are now with a few weeks ago to not waiver trade deadline. We're in an unusual perhaps unique position and that it's unusual in the sense that we haven't been in this position this is out there. And and as you thinking about. Trade players at the deadline. It's unique because on the one Edwards our our team is or is on the other hand we've got guys on the team or. Performing at a very high level or our little World Series months ago. That doesn't happen often baseball. So we'll just have to see what happens. As I've said before or whatever we do we'll be. With the mind of trying to get better as quickly as possible and -- and buildings -- team -- -- response. -- Isn't very trusting the here bench turn to in. Start talking about how they view the next few weeks because before -- it was grow. Awfully awfully vague in and one of the things the world has been a couple things that has happened over the last few days that perhaps start to set things that. In motion a little bit we talked about the Brzezinski being DF -- but probably more notably that the Jake Peavy. A situation which I I would not been surprised at all if if he was already out the door this. I mean he basically was rights offering his own postmortem on Tuesday night it was Ellis those strange rob after that game that's part of the reason why. You know that I wrote a column that I basically say this was the right. Where the Red Sox. You know where the Red Sox third in the -- and said it's not happening this year and that's exactly right that's exactly what you know essentially the transition that happened. The bench -- an articulated. It was so strange to have Jake Peavy talking about the fact that he was in trade rumors that he understood that there was a reality to those trade rumors. He viewed it as being a real. Possibility not likelihood that it was going to be moved and kind of looking back forlornly and lovingly at -- hobbies yeah. Quite a weekend in there that gives me an opportunity tennis at that stage of one yet we got the rest of the show. I want to offer you the opportunity jumpin 61777979376177797937. It's always did Tom talked about. Possible trades where the -- sector going. -- other teams are doing we've heard about the docket today possibly going undergoing Tommy John that changes the landscape and on waiver trade deadline but what we got coming up we're going to be. I get a chance to right before the Red Sox hit the road get on the -- about an hour or so ago few hours ago I get a chance to talk about this week. It Jake Peavy went through with peavy. And I thought it was pretty interesting because we know who who thought you're gonna get on the bus for Houston did you figure is gonna get on the bus for Houston. 5050 -- -- voted 5050 that's saying something out I mean look I think I I would be if he's if he's on whatever bust areas on August 1 I'll be real surprised yes so I it was a -- directed him. We also have another interview coming up we were gonna talked to -- in more. Kansas City general manager and and he's a really trusting guy with a really -- team. For a couple reasons number one. That when you talk about a team having hope that things can turn around. They they site last year's Kansas City Royals team right. Absolutely we -- I remember at the all star game last year taking the pulse of of the royals were the author game like Alex Gordon asked him so about Ervin Santana out you know he's he's going to beat. A really interest in trade chip for you are Ervin Santana I'm -- say he's the Jon Lester if he wasn't at that level. But they were weighing -- or not they go off from the qualifying offer as -- Kansas City was six out heading into the all star break. Will pass -- more about that just after the 11 o'clock hour. So we -- -- things going on but I want out so wanna talk more about where the Red Sox are right now and what we should expect. -- -- say they're in a holding pattern but I think the talk about the peavy deal. And the peavy deal everyone thought are you gonna do something like look like AJ Pierzynski was designated for assignment. Right now you keep keep train movement got to keep doing something. We don't have that. First -- -- it was important I think document people I thought they were thought it was important. Yet ruby Della Rosa -- restart healthy dipper into workmen threw his start healthy make sure -- arms market fall off before you'd feel them and then get the right deal from what I understand. If they they approached Saint Louis Saint Louis really wasn't happy with the offer so the Red Sox at OK you know what will will regroup. Will go back right it is no rush. Yeah there's I mean look the Red Sox have the Red Sox could easily deal Jake Peavy in August if they want the -- the problem is the only clock. That they're up against is that they want as a significant amount of time. To evaluate -- dollar rose in Brandon Workman in perhaps other guys were in AAA as they hand but they are not under any presumed gone. About about dealing Jake -- right now. He's they've accounted for the money so the only question is the opportunity. And if they think there's going to be. If they think that whatever -- they're getting is inadequate and they can always. Step back there yeah absolutely for the oh no not all but they really do it was interesting after after Wednesday's walk off -- that John -- Kind of sudden passing rubio -- -- was very good we look forward to him being a staple rotation. Well if you look at. Yeah everyone's excited they went through games and -- -- I don't know if you heard this one today while another walk off the walk off in a row with kids you know kids. But it it can't besides all right. And once. A year ago it because -- -- an increase today with bill I think Mike you said like fifty times -- Celebrate. That it eases the transition it is certainly does so yeah and so bit this. The stated Red Sox are playing all these kids went through games in a row everywhere and feel and did AJ Pierzynski got at about everywhere feeling dead. Well but what does it mean and and I is going to be fastening pocketed date more because. We -- six games out to schemes though. You don't know what's gonna happen. But yet have that hang your hat on and kind of I -- in in idol. And I don't what I was I don't wanna go there I don't wanna go there but but. Here's the scenario. You sweep the Astros they're feeling good about themselves to -- Houston which they haven't felt good about themselves -- time. And in this is a different feeling good about yourself I think I don't know if you agree. I've said this over and over and over again they haven't won more than few games Euro except for two times you had a seven game win streak yet the three game win streak. And December game win streak against bad teams playing terribly. Three game -- three -- Minnesota scored five runs. But now you have this feeling -- the last two days of them will be a different feeling. I don't know if there's still -- team I don't know. But I do you sense that there is a different feeling in that clubhouse. Because of the young guys and also here's another thing Alex because I also think that John -- allowed the man Angelo now. You would look smoky -- I talked to him after the game today where -- you think about it. One that roster that you have there's not a lot of managing me. It was it was not at last there was a multi dimensional offense this there was a non dimensional -- and -- right -- rookie pets is. A multi dimensional player the first time right because the victory of being out because of Ellsbury being gone. Because of Dustin Pedroia and not being the Dustin Pedroia he's been throughout his career it's been -- they have and how you what selfless help Bradley's article. Just a little bit yeah same time that he's just become ridiculous. -- as an as an energy as a source of energy and yes so sold. This is say you go to Houston you sweep that series. I'm not saying your back and it by. It makes the last 22 and after weeks really really fast -- -- -- a -- -- anyway but it's not like -- keep going down this road up. All you kept losing you kept losing you kept losing your trade Lester -- -- for Koji. If this is why this is so fascinating in again if you like join the conversation 6177797937. Or on the eighteenth he text -- 37937. One thing I want to talk about which was you know you go into. No matter what happens no matter what happens -- these young players and you have hope with -- keep that. Jackie Bradley senate -- on the pitchers in in Christian basket as yet I've missed I loved watching play. It was interesting to hear John Ferrell celebrating the ability to bring yes bottom of the strike zone after his start because that was -- Pierzynski and you know -- Alex -- I'll say it. Also it I said this. It's -- on this two months ago. And and I understand there -- evaluate her lap it's the same thing yet yet -- I -- who AJ Pierzynski and saw someone -- stiff wooden didn't have that they would hit just an opera we exactly. And they were like well we can't have a a sixteenth young guy in the lineup. Getting ready to get you know blown back by me -- well think about you know prisons was the -- some times. And you would have had a batting cleanup right -- you would have Christian Vasquez. You're right that's what it was. Off Ellis so maddening -- have like six singles and a week because their best on the plane would hit just enough he would throw a guy out just enough. It does say OK -- keep them around. But it. I am told you this is not second guessing this is not armchair quarterback this is this Christian baskets you saw him play yesterday. We saw him play a bunch in spring training you've seen him play in the minor leagues. And there's an energy to and that energy you can feel. The last two days it's been in there -- it has been a conversation. Since at least man may be April about whether or not located -- all the conversations should've been opt. The conversation should have been. Punctuated. And let's whatever so we're more before this is not -- I I -- the I questioned that but I I you know I think -- be the lack of data Pierzynski. Was was apparent you know with largely parent but again. He performed just an -- now and it was so. You know what if you don't want it out. This is about -- hundreds -- it is that not this is the MLB trade deadline. Show Edwin Edwards thinking worth thinking about what the Red Sox possibly can view what the rest of baseball possibly induce a lot of things a lot of balls in the air. -- we're talking about the Vasquez and president's key in the state of the Red Sox but. And -- 5 I am and I do think that there is a different energy there right now whether that translates to wins in Houston. I don't know but that does not go that does not go against the fact. That the Red Sox still need to find some offense is still need to find a middle of the order bat and when we're talking about the non -- credit trade deadline. That passed I whether it. It's it's an established guy whether it's a guy in the minors that to him the past to be the primary this is an opportunity to at least explore that. And whether it's that we've talked to the ground work for the -- yes you in in the Felix Hernandez he has nine guys -- five vote and give us. Doris Day and give its -- Gonzales whoever. You know and but but you have to start finding some offense to put it in the middle of that a lot of of that to me. It's on the -- we can talk about and also something that the Red Sox should be talking about heading in the next couple weeks 617779. 7937. This is MLB trade deadline show we go to break after the break. Would -- be talking to optical played my interview that I did about couple hours ago -- Jake Peavy I think you're gonna find an interesting Alex because he's very very honest about this week he's been honest the whole week Wright is an interesting how -- -- absolutely. Strikingly candid yet and not not saying is nothing to this I don't know what you're talking about. Saying well you know what there's probably a lot of truth there's stuff coming out the we're gonna talk to Jake Peavy right after this. I have spoke to them I've spoke to -- just. As. Just in the polls on things. Because you. You know I think. You get to this point it's it's some mutual respect thing hey this is where I stand and this is where we stand it's nice to have some to be blind sided by anything can kind of have some feel. Certainly. Would never disclose anything. That's personal conversation. Men and tool. The day comes -- that we we have to so and that's just out of respect for for the process so. I'm here I'm so happy to be here although unfortunate situations where. What we're under. -- more lord willing and. Rule that was Jake Peavy punctuated by back yeah Nokia or -- that are drill. And while that was Jake Peavy this is MLB trade deadline so I'm rob Bradford the guide dot com out spears. Alongside me exact same organization called New -- concerns -- ND dot com go check it out as they said that was Jake Peavy what was that after. It's over you know and me and Tomas united got him before the game in the hole down in the -- next of the batting -- It very honest before the game and then after the game we -- -- ego multitude of people. And and he's just been honest the entire time it's been. I can't imagine what it's like for Jake Peavy. This week it's been so bizarre. But that's why I want to catch up with a after the game today because yes. Jake Peavy is on the plane to Houston with the Boston Red -- as a member of the Boston Red -- So right before he got on the bus I get a chance to catch up -- them and he was very very honest here's what yet -- Joining us now on the MLB trade deadline -- sponsored by hope knowingly insurance is Jake Peavy who's been in the news this week quite a bit and obviously is gone through the trade deadline in the past him and -- going through right now and yeah as you had to Houston. First off going off the other today. With all the rumors flying around and he says he says these things probably aren't made up and is there's some -- truth to a reality. Did you think that you would be getting dressed and ready going to Houston this team engineered. Well certainly hopes so. You never. You know I'd I did just. Feel like some of the -- -- it was. What was maybe premature and people were we're remiss in -- little do with -- now Ayman do could be. At the same time -- stuff. Changes every fifteen minutes. In this it's really the reason not trusting I don't know if you drugs -- crazy. When -- player involved if you chunky but with every thing says every phone call it your general manager hazard. So you know I hoped -- heart that this would be the case and got about ten minutes to tell him to get on the bus -- -- lead Houston over -- to go from there but I. I'm I'm extremely excited that -- the last few games. Worked out you know maybe. Not sure what Baltimore's on the and paid any attention or they play. Maybe get in the game back in and sure more hopeful John Lackey. Hugh Hewitt said Hewitt said that day that would one day we're really all the rumors are flying around he came to the park and you you really were more focused and had been longtime. And you felt that you were locked him. And it throughout these past few days has that continued to be the case where -- -- you feel that. -- still here working on your crafted and you just storming to the next hour yeah of course you have. You have to be what we've had some changes you know here in the in the room so it's it's going to be a little bit different dynamic didn't know a young catcher. This and we'll -- they would with him in Lackey and listening them you know listen lack prep. You know -- more and eyes it's been it's been a -- You know watching a young kid learns and so excited you know he's so excited for years and from the looks of it -- review. Agree catcher. And obviously we come whispering what's. You. That's all on. Is to is to stay wrapped up and in one my job title my obligation. At the moment is and that's to be here in made it very clear Iowa -- here you know. That being said. We never had any hard feelings there you know wanted to -- us from Boston Red Sox. People you know. Was more -- -- making those decisions my future. Plus questions just news is you went through this last year to a certain degree. Which is more. Filled with -- anxiety this time around her her last you know I think last. I mean treason in in quite quite some time. And it's been in Chicago for five years. Things hadn't quite worked out the way we want him to Chicago we played them to it and then last year got often and played about the plan now to the point where you knew. Had some. Ground Emeka to to be in contention so and the deal last year coming here went down to the wire and -- teams in and hang on every word. I hadn't been through it -- also I was a little more exercise I think last year that I am this year piece where it was it was whatever happens. I could certainly. It would have been tough statistic in Chicago last year. -- and really have to right now especially -- that means you know rebuilding stage. For the following year as well so. Being here in these guys there's nobody through this until we're mathematically eliminated -- hopeful on. Us win the division when you come to work and you know your team your organization. This is after that makes it laser camera work everyday grind it out so. -- see what happens I'm I'm so excited to to be here one of these years phonetic and and just put my head down to approach in go to work until told otherwise and open appreciation salute thank you. I it's nice tidy little interviews Jake Peavy this couple hours ago reds clubhouse after their big win. I'm rob Bradford IBI dot com -- -- -- organization Alex yes or no when they come back from the all star game -- Yzerman. -- July 31 he's not. -- I can see him making it back but that again. I am not sure I'm not sure I can't say one word that comes on these guys. Now now this in this I have noticed -- -- -- the five minute right now and yelling yeah absurd -- -- -- -- -- got out of hand -- hand wouldn't really -- how to respond and I told -- -- -- is being productive in game forcing -- -- -- were unnecessary and thanks -- saying that you would -- -- -- myself. -- you know that that's -- one -- right this soup -- yeah but you know I thought it -- once again we said the entire week Jake Peavy in that interview like other interviews. He's very honest. Things we know. He's he's not shying away for the fact that it is really good chance he's going to be traded is also making it very clear. This is where he wants to be before this let's go some call Alex Stewart I'd I'd if you wanna join the conversation 617. 77979837. Again at the top the hour. -- to step out for second at the top via our -- be interviewing Dayton Moore will be calling and the more -- to -- gentlemen manager. Coming up so this little Linda now Linda Howard you your first on the trade deadline so tonight RU. -- attacking my colleagues are calling. I -- not stand and then that's grants is still a rookie he's coming up. But -- hear that comment. About the energy in the last couple of days. And you know you don't have anarchy and his parents bring a new or different talents. To that club. And I was wondering. Can't say progress selects. You know couple of weeks a game. Which TV in the rotation and work with himself or. -- energy translates to where. Peavy is doing better with -- players and Workman is working. Or whatever could that such acts. What happens in terms of you -- He'd be with the club and maybe movie -- -- well I'm not excited about. That side of the miners. I have a great question Lance thanks for the call it's a great question because that is lay out this scenario. That if you're gonna hold on to peavy you would think the viewers start winning some games at in that we -- think he's gonna you're rated right yes okay. But in this scenario that you hold on a -- -- on this winning streak you dip back into it. But if you're doing that -- work with probably pitching well they'll -- is probably pitching well. And if that's the case get rid of PV. Well Workman is in the minors until you know and throw. PDAs and so previously know well whatever. But yeah I. I mean look there with the way in which there are two things that occurred when Chris Vazquez one was. They'd been -- and articulated this idea as to John Farrell that they wanted to look to guys we're going to be able to make an impact beyond 2014 as well. Media obviously is not act guy right even if they were to retain him there's no real indication that they wanna bring him back the agency they wanna get. Yeah the younger and irritation paid you know they'd go with young internal guys. And the second thing is they thought that basket made the matter for the short term so that also played into it. And honestly the feeling that I have is that they feel like. Workman and Workman intolerance right now are better options. The short term as well as the long term and -- played there have been now the and argued -- PBS like last two outings. Has been pretty dead and the other interesting part is that whole notion of Vazquez being able to bring it is at the bottom of the strike zone. Because that's where PV lives right -- his stuff. That's where -- -- that's what it down but what of yes that was one. The issues that Jake Peavy had the deep Kaczynski. Do we know that one of Pierzynski strength was not receiving the baseball in taking pitches -- strikes. And to your point. PV EU. Wants to live there absolutely as for entrusting us market for -- after the game. Just talk a little bit about Vasquez in and he said he he really looks at as an art. If that was interesting to me he looks at it as an Arctic catching as an. But it is awful fun watching it back guy cat I know that. He's he's really interesting because for him you know grow most most guys go to glamour positions you know when they're playing Little League today. They'd be immediately like we'll go out to shortstop. And do whatever Vazquez was a guy who who's from Puerto Rico. Where -- a weathered the Quechua tradition is long he grew up wearing out and Yvonne Rodriguez. Pudge like how to catch videotape. In work done drills tirelessly with the is that from the time that he was about ten years old. Trying to figure out like this is this is the art invocation of catching. It is something you. Chad Epperson is the Red Sox catching coordinator. I've been listening to him for years just kind of it just rave endlessly about Christian Vazquez and his commitment to what it is to be a catcher. I'm he -- -- he gets so fired up -- met this guy and -- well I thought it was kind of missed placed his I don't know. Is the big league spring training this year was the first time when this started while they really think dug in. That it is document he made some strides heading into this year heading to spring training of course we've had we've had a barrage with what I wanna -- a pass didn't -- carry over into the AAA regular season another thing. Before we get back to the calls here. The other thing in that TV interview I thought was interesting very very subtle thing. I'm talking about they were sitting PV Lackey sitting with basket today. And that shows he did not that kind of dynamic. And despite that sort of thing it. Absolutely the fact that the fact that the staff is embracing the idea of working with the young touch are oftentimes you expect there to be. A little bit of hesitancy about making that transition from veteran. Youth I mean. Quite frankly like when -- when Ryan the -- way it was up in the majors for instance I don't think that there was that necessary that same type of immediate enthusiasm. On the part of the pitchers they were. They had the law bad longs had relationships with the Jason -- tax in the Jarrod Saltalamacchia is of the world may were I I think a little bit. Reluctant you in and here it seems like everyone is all in on men soaring basket which is really what. We're gonna get through the trade scenarios who he might fell who the -- he also if you want also give in to the landscape. Of Major League Baseball the MLB trade deadline coming up. Not count is is a huge thing the Yankees are always in the usually be buyers and and Micah. One of the biggest swing guys in the in the American League. He could be -- -- turner answered -- heard from somewhere that he was the most important guy that is what was I wrong. But it now well absolutely. 61777. Guys see the phone lines are really studied him of this one love I love everywhere a city year. We're sitting here -- over 10 o'clock at night we have Dayton -- in the city general manager. Coming up at the top of the hour we have. Ball -- -- Jack people wanna talk about trade deadline this of the exciting this is July is -- some 497. Hours and four. Wrote -- that's right that's -- this I see all lined up we're gonna get to a recruit right through that great arm it's agent. It's -- on its back on right after. Why we're back rob Bradford RBI dot com out spears the exact name organization. MLB trade deadline show sponsored by our friends at -- doing in -- club and the dot com. Get in front of the computer wireless news show. Go to -- the dot com. If the row nobody I mean you'll likely see Alex you were to sifting around in the it is now Internet just now what. Fine -- Red Sox web site. Yastrzemski ruins Red Sox again -- or whoever put that actually generates let's get to the calls that Alex threat to get the calls said -- Rio lined up here -- first -- Michael Michael RI thanks for all the Mike. Good evening and thank you for taking my call -- -- -- listing could PD and -- realize how classy he is and we think about chemistry. We know people and the idea that chemistry really played into their winning the World Series last year with AJ Pierzynski -- me. And the embracing of that I think that. Having that kind of chemistry again maybe help the team. And -- bad. Even though there are a number of people believe we should be. Movie and selling equity trade deadline would know he really distinguishes itself in the elite no team ball or not Tampa Yankees now outlook Tanaka. Toronto built the latest in south of the red carpet last year I would hesitate to -- The big seller. And all of -- we're playing eight and in -- -- flat -- great we're still live at work -- half games out of first place six game that wild card. I know that you have to advocate that no team at this time a year and trying to make the wild card. I would it be cautious about selling right now I'm expecting that routine -- point or run -- he is ready to do you could ever. And I don't wanna be -- -- of having my game well. But their account here and I think that that he could do pretty well we just settle and wait for a bit. All Michael and it's great -- great points and it brings up the chemistry -- and is two different conversations early and we talk about peavy because. There is no question peavy is an absolute rate it this team in terms of the type of player he is the attitude that he brings. Write me this chart no absolutely is the make up is that the makeup is unquestioned -- -- he hangs out with the Jonny Gomes and his. Is not the pitches over here the hitters over here he fit in perfectly brings in the statue of the Indian. All of that. But the thing is something good out brought up earlier which was. -- look at even the short term production who is the better pitcher if you want to make the run that Michael's talking about who is the better pitchers. Ruby del grosso president workmen -- Jake Peavy. And to me you know this stuff is peavy stuff doesn't match up in the other guys right now and again he gets into the question. So you don't wanna put too many eggs in the 2014 basket because you're duty at pastor talked about the longest of long shots I think the game graphs. Has been pegging the Red Sox playoff odds around 1%. So you don't wanna put too much in there and -- and trying to push off and valuation the could benefit what you wanna beamed when he fifteen now if the pursuit of being didn't when he fifteen can align with being better and make you run in 24 team. Great but that's how you have to do it because. Timmy. I do agree that chemistry is very very important. -- you have to -- it left and by the way they were slapped in the face with the presidency. Got what -- already been slapped in the face with it you know Bobby Valentine obviously in 2012. The video to be slapped again yeah evidently that apparently you know the fact that they did move this early with -- he might be -- might be evidence of the fact that they did kind of absorb some of that -- army you're right because this is not chump change today at the years is go to Bob and and did beat Bob power -- A much. A Gallup poll worker you know brought out they're grown up on that the you with the with the articles. Well actually you know. -- -- over the young guys are obsolete yet that they're all -- barred priests here we have a lot of fun doing. Hey you know you need to -- out to walk -- The kidney stone age you present the path that kidney stones and -- that match. Pena left town -- -- that you were incredible. Well I'd assume I've I've talked a lot about 8% -- evenly over the course today and it's a fascinating conversation we just -- -- -- this called -- Pierzynski today is it's crazy. The that the LP pork consuming per of them that all Pierzynski story and and up and you really what he meant or didn't mean to the team and the thing was real quick Bob before him. One of the break a lot of it depends -- obsolete don't know I don't know I don't sit at your side I don't know I know I know that you -- I got I got -- I got them up lined up yeah you know I know I want it. By the the thing that was his shocking I've said this couple times net England on the radio which was. Yet I. There are things that I knew about Pierzynski about what type of player was obviously I felt like the -- probably let him go before because of the baseball player with I don't care what type of attitude he had out accurate type personality. But one and so I go in yesterday did do that story because he had the F they'd. And what I came out one at the end of the day it was a whole bunch of stuff which I didn't know going into the -- in the day so for those people who think that accident on the story a month ago. I understand a lot of thinking but. Honestly I didn't know this stuff until yet I did not have any idea the level. Senator -- though that there -- a tough crowd man you know everybody's gonna tell you how did you know going I don't I don't want to get our body and not try to beat -- -- -- applying a belting act none of al-Qaeda right now. Bobby I appreciate not only wanna get it -- not the defense are distressed at the scene in I guess the point and try to make is that. I had no idea. No idea. About the influence or lack of influence that -- he had met clubhouse really until yesterday total Alex have you felt. Same to me when I walked in the clubhouse and sought for the first time in their corner that Kaczynski used occupied. A group of about a half dozen players sitting around socially. Which was a scene that hadn't been seen in the Red Sox clubhouse is here especially not in that area. I thought that it was a pretty clear message about the about how they felt. Of about how the topic that is his influence woodworking and quite frankly I agree with you Robin until until he had been designated. I didn't have that clearer sense of the the level of you know -- I don't wanna hostility but it you know -- offer. There were -- destructive Biggio to maturity as a Bob what do you what do you got -- I carry now though we will are right now it's. You've got a lot of young at a right now. You got a lot of young hungry potential on this team but let's take a look at a couple of -- talking about it I heard on only telling me that. I'm running -- what do what do you -- out there are gonna hang up but let's go to America. While only we're talking about I'm gonna have to eat the -- -- eat a ton of money to get -- Jake Peavy right now. -- -- Walking into a National League location. It is is that old plus. I'm hoping not only could nobody money I want to get a little shot back about one -- Craig garrido is a lot of pulled one mortuary don't hear -- you. You guys an out there right now would cute too. -- broke into -- for Adrian Beltre you guys have a great night I'd love to show that club that I probably appreciate the call. I would do that trade no heartbeat and so -- the Red Sox in the Rangers would never do it in Seattle Beltre has another year's contract and that's the price of the military contracts an interesting one because when he signed. A lot of people thought the tax overpaid. They think Beltre were get through the contract could be heard all the time. Buys dealt with injuries -- be short but he buys you don't want to you can just edit he's dealt with the injuries and continues to be able to do that Adam and April our united Adam. That they they elect on appreciate it thank you unlike typical of the Alaska I think we're done this year. I mean we are one of the worst teams in baseball third worst even the American -- by record right now. There's fourteen ahead of us and our division we'd have to pass eighteen in the wild card. We're one of the worst teams in the run differential where -- poor run escorted Lauren runs allowed. I mean that's. We're just doing everything -- Well -- Adam I view we have take stock -- of even when they win. It's excruciating process right. They use this is great that they have these walk off. But every go back to last Sunday in New York you squeeze out that win over it and knock him. And then you have the win against Baltimore the walk off and then you have these you know when they're scoring three -- that's right that's exactly what I'm talking about so out of mom agree with you. No I mean a couple of year last year couple years ago we would smash bad pitching and then maybe lose by one run -- maybe win by around one. Against good pitching now we're squeaking by one run wins against bad pitching. But are in swat party -- start to think about next season. And I guess my concern is that. It looks like we're gonna have to have a lot to contend next season I mean if Tanaka get surgery. That's probably gonna drive up Lester. Well that's a great point Adam. Absolutely great -- CC sabathia thanks for the call appreciate it CC sabathia could be micro fracture surgery on forget about CC sabathia combined with -- you're talking about the guys who like entering the year were probably relied on the one in -- Kuroda is creates again. Yo let the Lester conversation there's so many levels to it. But the Tanaka. Situation right now that adds another level to I don't care. I think of the field people will say while the Yankees ago shy away from giving a contract like that is solid capital sabathia. It Lester it's pitch in this division. -- it is is right now probably the top the list of free agent pitchers. And -- to knock it does have Tommy John well guess what. They're given you're number one starter yet because they pays the same problem that the Red Sox do on the and more pronounced fashion which is that they don't have. A -- they don't have an option in their system who would be successor. To the top of the rotation guys are John Atlanta are you doing John. That I -- long they -- Michael thank you. This might be off topic or maybe it is and when -- went little. -- streak audio from which didn't. Type situation like this group came from the -- work. When does that -- Perhaps. There there's there's a whole host of hurdles it's difficult to predict precisely the timing at which a guy is going to get cleared by Major League Baseball but does money Tomas who is -- the guy you're referring to. Outfielder from Cuba big raw power not a brave new raw power I was told by half by and evaluate her. I wanna say that he has who would have graded Abreu obviously is an eighty on the twenty to eighty power scale. That Hamas would probably rate more around 6065. Still. That represents a commodity that the Red Sox don't really have so you would think that you'll be someone who the Red -- have considerable interest in the but and it's difficult to predict that you don't know what's gonna happen before the trade deadline if it's going to happen in September as it happened with -- or win. All right appreciate the call thanks so much. We have some more calls lined up. And I think in -- Alex. As we week that we can -- more we we've put an text message to nominees read the push back his interview a little bit so yet through these calls very accommodating -- -- him. He's got some stuff going on obviously very busy man trade deadline. By he's going to be a fascinating guys -- news for the reasons we talked about. Number one this is the team being identified the Kansas City Royals. As the whole. For teams like the Red Sox are about six back last year at the all star break make this run. -- from sellers though the potentially buyers with a matter of weeks he probably will talk about that also. The quest for the mill the order bat they actually threaten the middle viewer that the potential guy -- rumors that the Red Sox general Myers so what that dynamic is like because I think that. You go back with the team was the first when we first -- the Kansas City he was desperate for a proper rotation -- of the ticket -- and dual match. Trying to get that. Then they go after shields because they need a top grossing patient pitcher or thinks might have switched where hey you know what. It's a lot harder to get it will Myers maybe than James Shields where harder yeah -- yes so we get talked to about that but as they said he's -- comedies gonna push back his interview a little bit. We're gonna go to break come back answer all your calls. If you wanna join the conversation 6177797937. At the all lined up. Thanks for holed it on we'll get you right after this. I loved the MLB trade deadline. So -- you'd make a show for now ex. With that -- beat boxing was kind of old school hip hop like for Bangkok thousands closely get the rapid I'm rob Bradford -- be -- dot com Alex these decks a more organization. But it crank through these phone calls phone calls have been excellent. So far document the MLB trade. Deadline not waiver trade deadline of course the show is sponsored by club knowingly insurance. Go to a computer go to hub and so this get right back to the calls I should mention about. 1125. -- Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore will be joining us. Very very pertinent gas great time now they non always. The guitar to in passing organization he's running in their right in the thick of things but right now we're talking trade deadline Mike in hope what he got worse. A-Rod Alex Mike could interview with -- The really good classy guy. Unfortunately in all he could very will be excited about 17 -- there was some offense behind him. -- it is going to be traded I'm pretty sure anyway but calm -- need to bring in Baghdad and I don't know he's gonna bring net and -- prospects. Down the line. And we definitely need the side on what we're gonna do with wacky. And let the because one of those -- was going to be gone that -- terrible next I'm pretty sure. For the trade deadline because offer army's three reasons I keep hearing lackeys name people matching lackeys name -- they think he's going to be gone. Mike tell me why you think like he's going to be gone. I don't necessarily think lackeys in the side I just don't think they have carried all I I I I just don't see that happening I'd prefer. -- obviously. Like evil that up there an age he's dead serious injury. But up like it always happening and a in the port course. For his career and I'd rather him with a game. He's he's -- the after the second and and I I did see him go. I Ian gold and other ebony is solid. And Lackey right now I think he's tradable I think we can bring and a couple -- And you know he's been great this year and last. He really killed everybody that he's like what they thought he was acquitted of all that stuff went down but. I think he could bring something into it into us and I think we need to class triple a last year. For the time being I'd rather see him without some long term we can't equitable because obviously we need in the that would -- a -- so. And -- could it be great pitches but right now best reinforce aid needy. IC Dylan wrote to work himself up to -- that. Right Henry Henry Owens and thanks for the call Mike Henry Owens is at what what would you say what's -- -- ETA and -- I I don't think that we see him up in the big leagues this year I I think it will CM sometime next year so that brings out brings us a lot of the two Lester. And the next couple weeks are going to be really interesting what Lester we talked about the all star game. Media availability how these players have to sit there and these questions these -- used to be -- these questions about. How would you like to pitch in Atlanta hurry like he pitched out up. Andy's have to sit there and -- term all these guys have done it now it's Lester turned and I got to imagine now likes. I have to imagine that the Red Sox. Argue have got to a point where they have to put close to their best foot forward I -- I actually asked top insurance and about that yesterday just whether or not the Red Sox needed to get clarity with regards to their potential free agents. In the next couple weeks so that they knew. Really how to treat them as assets rate whether or not you're treating them. As -- only for the rest of 2014. Where you're treat them as an asset. For years to come in I think that you know really we're talking about Lester and who -- hot here right yeah I guess they're anywhere when. When people question the whole like should the Red Sox he sellers at the deadline that's what it boils down to or is there anyone else seek him. -- who would even entry into the conversation of whether or not the Red Sox are really you know really. I'm back out watering the relievers he could Mickey case for a gas but. By -- is still the you're not stressing out about them leaving and we know relievers are. You are -- to turn a mall over a whole bunch he can probably find summer place I the big -- and -- really good acquisition he's a little bit rough time lately. By you talking about a guy -- ground balls again he does what they got to -- but to go back to your point. Yeah I do think that they have to in -- was so what -- -- -- answer for that. He said did they'd it will be a factor in the calculus I believe this is what it's cool IP you know but it won't be just positive a I'm back I'm using to spot a factor in the calculus factor in the calculus so. You know they it helps them to know whether or not whether or not there's the basis. Or an -- PI figure I think you have to do it I think you have to do would be just makes a whole lot of sense that you figure out how close speaking -- Before the non -- trade on July 31 and that's where we're stormy on towards Matt and Fall River are you Matt. Illness like this -- you again. Listen I an -- and Allen Craig before but I think he would be the incredible and the chance to get hitters hit quality. In the deal with Saint Louis now would be incredible. Inconceivable even if they have increased the Jake Peavy offer may be include -- prospect or even you know throwing a Mike Carp is well. You know who think like he hit it is possible to get them they really don't have a position from the trying to free up space for young outfielders than. You've been great acquisition for this year and for the future. Yeah I think did die I think fit right Allen Craig MPV like that's not a straight up conversation clearly -- it would have to be a package. It began with peavy but probably also addressed number of other needs and to that you know in that sense I think he could Harken back to something like 2011. Where you saw the cardinals very creatively addressing. A number of needs at the trade deadline by partnering with Colby Rasmus and in turn using that with you know it seemed like a sixteen way traders something. It netted dumb like seventeen players to address various holes whether it was it was -- starting rotation it was it was the bullpen it was multiple bullpen arms it was. And a lot in to me if you're talking about. -- for peavy no protect -- -- for peavy plus Miller plus prospect. You know because the Red Sox have. You know the Red Sox could certainly deal from there. Oh yeah I started slowly process but but but Matt I don't have a duty to -- again no matter how. I'm would you I like Allen Craig a lot in its kind of bizarre you -- our. Hitter he's a 308 not power hitter but he draw I didn't run that he had additional flexibility can play third base. For -- -- the outfield -- Los Angeles in the cheap money I I think most of the time this series all of his. -- -- yeah I mean he's he's contracted it while he's under control through to 2000 actually through 2018. He option 2008 team he signed through 2017. But it is kind of bizarre the year he savage thanks for the call. The he struck his on base percentage went from 7373. Last year and right now it's at 93 other we started out terrifically this -- yet but but but that's my point though I I think day. Yes he's down this year. But when you're talking about a guy last couple years 8760. PS 830 UPS. This is what you're looking for you're looking -- maybe doesn't hit a bunch of home runs but you're looking for a guy who's driving the ball a guy who could be in the middle you water. It is a lot to like about healthy productive -- rank if you believe that if you believe the app or write an article cardinals are thinking about moving him and you wonder whether or not they they are asking themselves if that player. Still exists where is nice guy by think that that's how you gonna start thinking -- that in this isn't the prototypical power guys that we keep referencing. But is a production guy a guy who can produce runs and that's what you have to start fighting -- -- Red Sox Charles and Connecticut are united Charles. Hey -- I don't. God it's -- -- it's not. They're real quick check -- solve their initial thought element raiders got a call out our other. An -- talk about Lester is more yeah. -- worked -- right out meant it at that. But to explore that thought and stop sign me like Turkey it's yours who potentially could make them need to attack and look at -- What Charles here's the interesting thing that the that that and market news it's fascinating. Because I do think it directly affects Jon Lester and a couple different ways number one as we mentioned. The Yankees if he does have Tommy John the Yankees are probably the -- for number -- And but also. It also highlights the fact that Jon Lester has been pitching in the American League east without getting hurt. For an extended period of time -- who hasn't been doing that. -- -- Peter brought right -- I just want to bring that up by one of the major pilots are up. I became much right and -- currently sit -- middleweight but Jackie Bradley junior. Take a big league play in the outfield. You know yeah we miss Els birdies on base percentage and hitting but. If there's and held -- Perez. That computes. The number hit a player takes away and be erratically in my in my if you take away yet. Every other game theoretically that he hit that its own. 240. Whatever batting average threatening yet. And it doesn't that make him really valuable as prepared -- you submit. Great to -- -- -- people say Ali Al let's just because my grandmother ran out and -- There are statistics that calculate that I would get them for you in a second but there's not on. That website Bill James online there is what's called the building Bible plus minus. Which refers to how many how many outs above an average player at that position. A player will produce and you're right to factor that into a player's overall value now. You know right now Bradley ranks extremely well I think -- he's the best of -- I believe he's the best among major -- and outfielders. He has he's credited with having taken away. Twelve might -- having produced twelve more outfield outs than an average and a pivot at this point which is actually a lot. But you know in terms of developing the whole player if he can be at 330 on base guy. They knew of a really bright above average us one of the things we look at the views of the rest of the years if you're assuming their out of it. That is one of the key things you have to find out what Jackie Bradley is the rest of the year. Because you have to plan and yet this is one of the most important things this try to squeeze in a couple more calls before we go to break and we get to date more. Chris in Connecticut how're you Chris they get Gloria do things. And I are Croats in the canal if retreat where we need to get proper hear -- your prospect brought. I really do want lectured really aren't. To an eclectic it's -- treat America he's gone. -- Is that Chris has a quick quick aside. Holy macro is he is he doing what he needs to do to get his money is -- -- So I mean he's been he's been running out it's free he should had to win today. You know cramming more -- -- -- -- got a little more -- for. From our current. But my question I -- that -- gotten an opening up the Stewart that this first. Obviously it would be offseason priority brought. The lead. Is getting acquiring. John in Miami that that have put extreme. I was singing and the media about. Double play duo. All Arizona -- with Marrero. A major effort the short step in the future moniker quarter. Bitten over the past few years that Guerrero has put together at the that when it gets hurt. -- thanks for the call Chris Alex when we get honorary. He is probably the one guy in recent years in the Red Sox is to move profiles as someone who can be adequate up instantly and well above average defensively. Grace is obviously spectacular defensively no back. So yeah there's there's a chance that Guerrero is a shortstop of of the future. Although it would help if his if he if he was an even more ivy -- Yes the key you'll -- zone among vet like relative to Major League shortstop. Right but he won't be he will be a stand out. To me the best. The the guy with a high. Is doing a Red Sox shortstop in the system is named hobby or guerra and he's in that in in the Gulf Coast League right now. Buy dot I think that Barrera has chance to beat the Red Sox shortstop for a number of years if if what he's showed offensively this year. Is sustainable for awhile going forward artist before we go to break before we get to date more. General manager Kansas City Royals Stephen -- RU. Steve yeah I. I wanted to go back Alexis and I don't. Our triple agent as a true that there is there are bit. Laughter what are your best. And you don't think you can that be open market and you can retrain. Trade him and try to bill will I'll try to oral or you make Romanoff are term -- all -- break. Well I still haven't sort of under a foreigner so market and you meet him closer to where you wanna be ignorant and you -- the guys. -- -- Movement toward Utah has been especially in this season. All right I agree receiving. And that's my point is I think between now and -- -- waiver trade Ireland at the end of the month and thanks for the call. That -- the Red Sox have to put close to their best foot forward in this goes back though what I reported what was last week. Which is this isn't about waiting to the end of the year. This is about Jon Lester who wants to concentrate on the season -- -- doesn't want distractions even now -- being now and half games back. So if you -- if he perceives an offer to be close that he will negotiate. But if it's something like it was before where it's going to be a process over a couple weeks no thanks. Yeah I've got to get to the end game quicker. So I see some of the calls still lined up. Had -- if you can hang on -- us after this break. Dayton Moore general manager of the Kansas City Royals are very very trusting guy with a very very interest in team that a -- about what it's like. They be left for dead. Before the all star break being sellers and then all of a sudden after the all star break. Your buyers. And you actually have a chance that's exactly what they did last year he'll explain why it happened and how you did that right after this. Welcome back to you MLB trade deadline and show sponsored by hope knowingly and insurance hub and to have a win this Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore. Oh won the finest GMs in the in the game I've known for a little bit and up and done a great job with the organization. Lot of challenges in in. Day in this is a unique time a year now as -- first off I wanna go back to last year to about you guys what every time we talk about how unique this time of year is. A lot of people reference you beat Kansas City Royals last year. And what you were before the all star game and what you were by the time and on we were trade deadline came about if you take beat back what that whole experience -- Well you know last year we we wrestled with a lot of what to do urban. At the time or we we made to pick off season trade large shield and in Wade Davis -- moved. Really -- players including you know will wires and magic arteries these so. You know we felt that we needed to do everything we could just report the group player in 2013. So we made it should not to trade. Ervin Santana. Or -- I wasn't sure how that was gonna work out -- believe you know in our team and our group player that we felt that. -- to be successful long term with this group we needed you know -- that many -- -- we could indeed in thirteen and of course. Moving and Eric the I'm where we're at the Dutch firm billing just so. Looking back it worked out with we have an actual run 86 when he's not where we want it to be of course but. It was a vast improvement you know over our our recent history so you know we'd -- that depth footage in a position. Compete you know sooner or later fourteen manually power down this year or are. You know we shall we we've competed from the first day up until now well. Oh got work to do I'm going forward in the area we're monitoring ways to help our team. Like every other organization. Those days is really fascinating that you -- wrote this in ten gods allow my guess it wasn't time. How difficult was that because -- to a certain degree the Red Sox are going through a little bit of that right now. Of of knowing saying you know why we have to make a move and we still -- a contender in May be -- Iran around the corner which in your case there was but how difficult is to waive that and when do you really have to make that decision. It as the days get closer to the -- waiver trade deadline. Well you certainly don't wanna make decisions until -- actually because this game changes minute minute tactic in. You know go back in Iraq many there all the players -- -- looking to maybe move in at the old place -- -- somebody gets injured or out in -- scene happened then. You're you're you're glad you didn't make the -- you never really know as though your -- and he'll go look in the future and it's it's difficult. To be able to predict what you know is going to happen at the end of the day just kept together much from you can't. Relied your manager coaching staff. He give you get a permit them and go there feel you know for what's going on in the clubhouse certainly -- -- -- yourself and you know you're culture are out there are evaluating the other morning nineteen in making recommendations. And he just gather as much information as you can in the -- make the decision you know when it's appropriate but analysts are really makes. Great great and and -- little conservative because. Again that the climate in our industry changes. You know minister -- stated day. Did you see that coming the last couple weeks before the non waiver trade deadline and have it -- it was or was there anything that is trying to set this. Run that you have in motion. Well you know we. Felt that you know our offense should start trending up our defense -- been really are starting rotation. Has been you know beyond. Our expectations even with the addition of -- we knew it be better picked in a country. That for -- curve was good. And you know urged chin continues. Discrete you know recommend and he is doing a good job or -- There are full and on what triggered the defense and and the pitching would remain strong. The -- and -- -- -- up -- the second half is you know pitching in a word out a little bit. In the second half as you know and getting -- a little bit advantage all. Jumped a little more Kauffman Stadium in the summer months so you know we're hopeful that we keep you out of that. The shoot strong but I think we were six games under 500. At the all star break perhaps and you know we got a little run right after the or duplicate or. And Baltimore and I wanna say we want 57. After the break should get -- are -- It would cover overall and but again there's no -- to protect users -- gonna happen of course. You know that the number one saying every club I have to do they help in you know state pretty healthy. Last year and going into the break. You know we were we felt we were -- a good place from how important well and other organization here right now but got a lot of talent on the -- and that the -- In a situation. You know when you're you're trying to make moves scored organs for your team. The target broke the news James Shields and end Ervin Santana and from -- going back a little ways of your quest to find the top of the rotation guy and he made he signed -- mash and and he he was atop perceived as a Topper rotation guy but it was so so difficult. Has that turned because we especially around here the Red -- were look at the the offensive struggles that they have and how do you find that next -- the order bad. Has that turned from. The priority has to be going from getting the top of rotation starter or is it more difficult now to find -- middle middle of the order guy. While a great question I think it varies from year to year of course in the I think it's you know the recent all -- I think on the market -- certainly. Supply and demand is what it is there's there's never an option. There's no skating the fact that. Are crucial to grow your own -- from and and that's one thing -- -- doctors that are terrific job in league I want the best system in the game and you know we were four we've been fortunate that -- cool and talent. As well but it's you know at all except for only if you have a legit leadoff hitter -- -- -- for all -- -- Your offense always has changed to work and you can plug a lot of the guys. At the other 66. Spot again if you have those spot places an order but there's no substitute for good starting pitching starting pitching obviously. Objectionable Korean put the game and rhythm. Allowed her off and you know -- -- certain had dug out a little quicker than the other guys and again which became -- rhythms I think there's no substitute for. For good starting pitching. As as a GM how difficult was that shields miers and other other pieces involved with the -- Myers. Trade to make because there was order. Agonizing. In and in the scheme of what goes on and in. In the walls and perspective. You know it's -- all but what we do cargo. Actually it was -- agonizing because then -- your -- young -- and we knew we -- it will mark two million dollar draft. We knew all the talent in them and he did nothing in the minor league to brokered a question what type of -- it's going to be in the future there. The -- we made advances. Decisions you'll go over the royals they're we needed Alex Gordon Billy Butler -- players in the -- they were double and doesn't do our best to sign him long term. Took advantage of you know Gregory -- -- rebounding and haven't and we're hopeful sign a long term would put it at a decent contract. In that position and move him trophy is Escobar and Lorenzo Cain and there we needed good role role players after the -- and do everything he could support him while those things have been accomplished in -- we -- young group in the in the major exit what -- The stock at an art burn -- it's -- and ask or on the club Gordon Butler were turning into. Productive. Major League player and again we have -- our farm system. Two could add to that current group or not gonna go out when the negotiations. Create and -- -- we use our farm system. By trading little -- -- who really you know high quality picture that help. Being in the position two win and but again if that's your -- -- -- typical thing to do I mean I remember when we traded Adam Wainwright. J. D. Drew we knew we had J. D. Drew a one year and John all felt that you know -- But the and the additional working straighten. And Adam Wainwright was you know a few years away from impact in army truly love the time that we knew the -- going to be good players so. Again we have these are our system. In an appropriate manner terror to win the negotiations are challenging -- Who is available in the living off season. Of 2012. If contract for all. Nobody could really debate whether they could put on thirteen and certainly you'll have to win the right for -- shield or how your arm and then. And you know we're fortunate to have enough talent and you know that the timing was such that we felt it was important. To start winning games that the Major League level look we've we've proved that we could still made bill. Farm system we have a group we could win a Major League level we still have a group it went well yet so. Internally in the playoff compete a world championship at all what what -- World Series you know gobble up. Well -- pretty good position right now would be and having him toward the all star break in the last question. We had Allison topless on a week ago and asked him I said how many teams would you identify -- sellers ice and once they could become on one hand and at that time I was a week ago. There was one piece that I won I can think of well shortly there after the cubs make the trade with the -- the days and things are started pick up now from your first person perspective. Where do you see the trade market is it really started is this the time we're really -- heat up pull the after the all star break. Well I think I think you know shortly it's it's after the break to achieve that deadline because right now. The asking price now for player that could eventually might be available very and your great weighing all options demeanor. I look at our our situation right now on -- the only one that I can comment on because in I don't know what. You know other GM and other organizations earlier are spiritually winter club that when I look at our team. You know we've we've we've got pictures you're Detroit starting tonight and it's important we play well stay in the -- They were true game without a wildcard. You know financial flexibility is somewhat of an issue or Russia. But you know they are certainly ways restaurant group fourteen men but in the player that you -- and he. They're going to be available to -- and you know our look at our club. He who would like you know maybe get a -- and armor to -- and then. Certainly cricket at bat that. You know logical to look at the same thing you know that the team that. Would potentially have those players to deal. -- asking prices very high which should be I'd be I'd been in that position before you wanna make of that Gil on board so it for clinic in the area. You know go to Google are a little bit and somebody won't jump up and it is. Aggression -- and ready to trade -- -- -- top prospect. And oh again -- that kind of where we are here and can't figure out. Well day -- thanks so much for joining -- always great to talk review in. This exciting an -- -- having people get excited when you guys got back commit last year and and able they like. Your team like the way you guys play in the -- the fact that -- and in this year so graduation so far. -- -- probably appreciate having and then all the -- -- -- -- I don't stretched MLB trade. Not waiver trade deadline. Show sponsored by called New England Sharon on rob Bradford IBI dot com Alex beer with me thank you. -- more for Colin in late night. Kansas City Royals general manager -- I was pretty interesting was -- to ignore. Absolutely I love. Hearing about the the idea well not -- it fascinating to hear about kind of the behind the scenes like agonizing about about the idea. Of what a great challenge trade you know it's one that you can talk about over and over when you're talking about a top of the rotation guy and established veteran like shields. For a further homegrown guy in Myers. It really. Represents so many different philosophical fault lines in the industry I thought I was. It was well we remember when that deal was made -- that you as being talked about because they're royals dating choir in the Red Sox. A bow in -- argue with the Red Sox inquiring back. But the will promote it through some would suggest that congress adjust the Red Sox acquired first right. But the will -- for Jon Lester conversation. Which was really trust him because it lined up would James Shields of the time. Remember me Lester was coming off the really bad year down yet 2012. He was under control the same amount James Shields. So while we look at how Lester separate himself and shields right now wasn't necessarily the case back then. It was is interesting in in to your point. If you look at it and he talks Dayton Moore talks a -- The value of a proper rotation pitcher number one pitcher and the value of one of the power hitter. And at that time I talked to -- with him about it he's been chasing this number -- pitcher he chased -- with Gil Meche early on in his ten year. And now he want our league Gotti felt and James Shields bots. But. Which is harder to get now which is harder to get compared to when he was chasing -- match which is a few years ago. Compared to now I would say the middle of the order hitter he will Myers. Is much more difficult again I mean look at look at the royals home run total write the royals are the one team that is more power efficient in Major League Baseball released in the American League. In the Red Sox. They they have what 53 home runs entering today. I mean that's that's shockingly that's a shocking in the shockingly low figure -- -- you know -- they do not have a middle of your order back. And when we go back to the news Bougainville other fascinating about the interview and talk -- -- day in which was. The they were out of their perceived to be out of it having the all star game they go on Iran. The toward the end of the month and they get back in and they become buyers more than sellers and ball when they were sellers to perceive seller servants in -- was the guy. They were gonna try to get a bat where well. They hung in that they need Ervin Santana they hang on to him they offered the qualifying operate. And then he sides with the Braves. But they never were able to leverage him to get that. Other back but Santana like represents. What you can Santana represents the kind of found money where you can have a buy low guy. Who suddenly turns into a base there anyway they've bought lawn they will always on him you know they'd actually yet they did a great job of identifying him. Trading forum before he was non tendered. Which is what was going to happen with the angels. But you're seeing it again with for instance the cubs and Jake Ariana. I don't want to exaggerate the degree to which is possible because you know you have the eighties with a guy like printed mosque. Who is an out of nowhere discovery. In terms of middle of the order bat but the number of thirty home run hitters right now a Major League Baseball I think that last year you had something like. Were up -- wanna see which was the fewest more than twenty years. Compared to the number of guys with sub three -- are raised. Those guys are falling out of trees right. Via the -- in. You made this point which is. The get that -- the order that we talked about the this day and sort of trade which is here or nine guys pick five in and do your best against Stan. Well. A lot of these power hitters there were talking about baseball. The team -- -- locked in -- but they fell into the. Yeah I that I I explored the topic a few days ago you know with the -- coming to town -- represented a guy that rare thing which was. A middle of the order guy in the prime of his career into the White Sox did a nice job of updating everyone including the Red Sox in what was a pretty tight cluster of bids. In order to acquire -- you. Who's going to enter their lineup for awhile but in Chris Davis is -- current us young Batista Encarnacion Brandon Moss. You're -- you're talking about men like almost. David Ortiz for that matter almost a majority of the -- home run hitters in Major League Baseball. Basically there are two ways of getting them you either have a top ten pick in the draft. Or you have this incredible good fortune of buying you go and a funny thing -- -- -- -- cream too and I now under these words by. -- -- -- -- Right now this was the reason absolutely that's why you -- Bronson Arroyo have unquestionably you went for the lottery ticket. Yeah it's it's a it's a tough on your screens and a phone call the year before the end of the show has been a really fun show has been. Georgia shows we've done two shows now bulls have been really really. Enjoyable to do enjoyable listen to. We've had fun doing why Fred de fund -- in the first one Alex was on -- -- marital -- on calling him last time I thought there was a highlight of being on assignment -- it was absolutely buy it -- it's been enjoyable IV people are getting fired up. As we yet closer they'll get even more fired regardless where that with the Red Sox are because if if they go to ten game losing streak. It's still going to be conversation go attending wings reviews can be conversation they're gonna be going after the same guys regardless if ever guys were able to help them. Next next year and -- aren't. Maybe this year too but you know if they if they trim a couple of games off the deficit if they go Kansas City on this season. Then they would still be in a position where they would still be looking for offensive pieces they could help them beyond 2014. In -- and perhaps they would hope help them help them get further. It you know make some more noise in that in an American League east it's a Activision right. Now who's that guy -- it in -- sociable with Sweden and a phone call 6177797937. A New England insurance MLB trade deadline show wrapping up here but you squeeze in one or two calls here before the end of the show was a guy Alex. You have one guy in the east today that guy I think they should take a runner. And every record go anywhere from -- to Carlos Gonzales to. Anybody is there any guys that you say they should take -- Adam. Quite honestly you know my expectation is that there are so few of those guys who -- who clearly -- smokers I mean quite what interests me. Is the possibility of may be talking to a team like the cubs. About the idea of treating for a young. Power hitter and someone because the cubs have. The cubs have loaded up recognizing the scarcity of power in the game they have loaded the top right and I don't know them Chris Bryant it's -- lawyers is her right he's yes -- as though there's a bit behind but you have Javier Baez you have like you have all these guys with huge power. Huge power ceilings. You know maybe you contemplates. The idea of you know if you really like -- investors do you contemplate -- Blake's wife heart. You know and maybe one of the elite pitching prospects when about one of the top tier pitching prospects the you have number one of their offense prospects. That's really interesting to me. -- here's a name a -- thrown you Alex Rios. And the reason I thrown Alex Rios -- because you know you knew you'd say oh what was the news now its Prius for visa. He's the guy is thirties and we've heard we'd know what he can do it this is there is a lot of upside well. He is an option year you'd have a -- under control for another year. I think he can be a very very serviceable guy he's killing left handed pitching. Can't hit with some power we know what you do is not a lot of mystery there. But this can be our guy who really can I think help viewed next year he's not the guy that everyone wants who is going to be is out of nowhere home run hitter. But for why you might be able to get what you might be able to give up. It might make some sense to yeah whatever sure that the Rangers -- an issue really really high because they have that option year. So they could certainly hold off. -- -- certainly could hold off on doing like Rios for the offseason. -- but yeah I think you explore absolutely they are going to need they need more and their outfield and they don't have. They've been discovering these internal solutions -- the holes in the -- -- of the world but they don't have -- they don't haven't Alex Rios out committed don't -- But we could continue that conversation we will continue the conversation and what -- Alex what we can count on is on route. It really as it was it was a fun show it was. Is this -- -- we are dominating the tend to be in night time slot on me on a constant basis I appreciate all the call I appreciate all -- year. Chart is -- yeah eight or failure will never now. I actually -- that point of contention is that I have no idea that's in my last name. 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