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The Bradfo Show: Talking trades, transactions and rumors with Giancarlo Stanton, Jon Lester

Jul 15, 2014|

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It's nice easy and. -- things that interest. So I wish my -- it's. Just sit there and still. Episode of this and to be who would win and show. -- Welcome to another edition of this -- show's sponsors as always -- who distinctive clothing and hope. New -- insurance hope that -- dot com. To the finest institutions you'll find anywhere. Speaking of -- we are at the all star game -- just wrapping things up here from Minnesota. When John -- Koji. Point of conversation will be trades. Trade rumors that not only for trade deadline you can hear more on the -- waiver trade deadline show on Thursday nights from ten to twelve without steered myself. But until the show rolls around. What I wanna do is to talk to two guys who are at the all star game whoever you need. Experiences with trade rumors. Miami's Giancarlo Stanton who's in almost every trade rumor. And who really do every Red Sox fans' hopes -- and every trade rumor going forward. Emirates likes Richard Jon Lester who is going through. All kinds of trade -- right now and really. Just going through contract toxin. And everything becomes with transactions in baseball's unique time for Lester. Talk to bowl stands. In Muster. Prior to the all star game so that trade rumors spectacular. Podcast. When -- kick it off between Carlos -- Hoosier Palestinian thanks for joining me and obviously -- we talked yesterday about. People Boston want you to come in Boston and get that from a lot of different cities I'm curious. As a young player when was the first time you remember ever hearing yourself and trade. I do -- actually say you went out from the miners still were amending the marriage for Boston. -- About -- I it. I actually didn't understand the business side of it as much I've pretty much it points off my way of it mean for amendments makes no sense. Whoever the other Camby even close to true but I grew up and got older I understood. How works a little better understood that I was a possibility. So -- you remember that moment animated blu awhile ago bureau of the moment who might have told you did how you found out was it because it wasn't like it is now it wasn't Twitter. I think once -- and in that Dallas shoot well at first. Year to root of Twitter and on and all the madness that goes into that 2000 it and to -- right when that started. So that's not found out. Was it. Was -- you said do you know what to expect you understand the business side of it was just it's disheartening -- because obviously you go to a team in -- think you know this is my team. Now and I was actually pretty flattering to. You know be compared to that caliber at that time. Men. Two two huge risks when you do that for for minor league never touched the textbook in big ways. Did you stars who -- this is where you actually start looking at. Boston I don't know if you ever even been a bust you start looking you know wolf this happens. Ever have to know -- that you know what to -- What about them because. We'll still pretty far away from big -- A year and a half away. You're looking like Pataki took a -- you -- -- evaluated Demi god that you didn't start researching on me saying are. Did what do you do do you call your agent do you call the front office what you just have managers' time. This is this on -- rise in talk about us the easiest. Route to no legitimacy or not so. That's pretty simple and talk to him on what what matters and get back to a close there. Was out and since then you've been involved on the trade rumors for TV do you feel kind of like that was the closest. That it would be seeing a reality. I'm not sure either. I don't know how close I was -- Article however irons close every do you do you sick of pets if you get sick of this sort a lot of question. You have for the most part I mean because rumors are rumors but then again the root of all that. Through shirts could be some rumors so you never know it from your play at Fenway Park I have one time it was. Once 2012. For. It was -- forward. Let me. -- -- You know when you're going when European you're not used to -- you see on TV. And you walk in their for the first time want to -- so wide and on the wall as -- close close your impressions. -- -- -- Fashion field you know like one of those games those student design and and video game -- plan. It's different -- -- so many years on TV and then walking into it you know so. -- wall seemed closer. Yeah I did he do it. That's you videogame player. I was gonna say you need me depicts only part that's what I do concedes he's as well. I and so last last time I will ever ask you this question until you arrived in Boston -- answered the exact same way you yesterday. So what do you think about playing in Boston potentially in the future. That's out of my control -- You never know. You understand I had doubts about -- thank you for -- All right second appearance on the -- OSHA regulations Jon Lester. You were to say how excited you are added to execute. But the fact that I get another -- preacher gift card on the -- just a teacher its European cuts are you better start working now. So this is going through were sitting in the American League all star locker room you've gone through this before. As you said yesterday every experience is different. So far to this point unit were we were talking your -- play in the game to this point how is this one been different for. I think this I think more soldiers off the field for me thank you sir. You know I think off the field stuff has been different more different for me this year just isn't my kids you know I got him -- -- here so it's like. They -- worry about them you can get maps together you know you gotta. -- -- -- -- really announcing to Carol this. You know still enjoy it and you don't have the families and you know it's just a little more chaotic than. In years past and so. But as far as all of this stuff it's been it's been great it's been. But a lot of fun being this -- also his cousin and you know everything tell us that -- regret Imus and so that was. School and let you know let him be a part of it and and so yes it's been a good experience. No idea I I of falsely. Said that you were gonna have been four. An hour of questions from. Media all over the world and all over the country saying where you don't play you would you like to play here we like to play there. Were you shocked like I think. A fuel -- heard that more people -- come over that -- essentially you've been through that media session before but not as a free -- were you surprised at how that should count at all. A little bit mean usually like he says there's a there's a few people that come over from different teams and just make general small talk and ask about one of their guys there. Or whatever but. You know -- you guys this year. So which makes these two minutes VG count all the you know obviously that this familiarity with kitten and and probably yes no progress goals and questions and do all that so. I mean it was good and I'm glad there's no surprises and and you know I think that those those types of questions would probably. You put me a little off garden and little hesitant to answer and it's those -- On a few questions yesterday about futures -- -- questions answered you can't. You don't know what's gonna happen tomorrow so. You know you just you got to take it you know played played today in the -- happens tomorrow. What's -- trick what was the trickiest question for you because -- you have talked to you about this before. You've gone through this whole contract year and handle it very very well and and answered as honestly as he can. Enough friends he can you get in that dynamic where you're sitting there for -- guess it was 33 minutes yesterday and there was a time where I think there was a bunch of them in a row. And no loser won that it was tricky and offer him. Not don't think church yet thinking it's just. You know you end up answering kind of the same question over and over and over again that. You know your answer could change a little bit and people could perceive that as you said something else you know. I think that's the hardest part is just you have to be. Weather guy words of this swear words in another way you have to be consistent with your answer and and make sure that you stay you know he stay on that course to -- -- -- -- You veer off that course and just say one wrong word that you meant to say. Meaning another thing. Now that's when he got controversy and he got blow up and we got even more questions so. I think that's the hardest part is just making sure you're consistent and now felt like that that I feel like that's why this year has gone. As well that possibly could to this point just because. You know we haven't had we said this. What what did you mean by this and they're saying you know so. It's been it's been been that consistent answer and make sure that that. You know you don't have any flare ups you don't have anything that comes comes from. All in one of the terrible things jumped out not really jumped out because there aren't surprising that there were entrusted to me one was you can be very openly said. Listen there's been things that came up this year and I've talked event and we've we've we've cleared here on after a lack of better term. He just talked about that about that the importance of whatever communication -- have had with whether it's -- or whether it's with the ownership not necessarily -- dollars and cents but about the handling of this whole situation. I think you know anytime you're in this yeah I don't know yeah we did yes they -- doing it again you know. You know any time you're in the situation there's going to be times where. You know -- he may feel like when I'm telling him isn't the truth through. I -- feel like what are he's talent near my reputation isn't sure -- whatever and where things get lost in the translation of they set to open this can you talk to him or hate him. They settled on this and talk to him you know like that might get lost in the perceived -- -- And steer clear clear and they're clear they're on a few things in. You know it's like this and that that that's been that's been the thing this year and I know people on the outside don't understand because they're not in the room and on the conversations but. Everything's been ample everybody's been having good conversations and and you know it's not hang up the phone screw you were never talking again and you know things have vivid -- hasn't we -- we use we decided and they've they've. You know obviously I respect their wishes on about you know not talking about money but. Or or don't getting golfers in negotiations we we've just talked about the parameters of mark Gibson and things like that and you know I -- and sentimental and consistent with that and and just trying to put it off so resiliency and we can. When we can all just put our heads down and and work on this as opposed to working on trying to win baseball games in this. And deal with the media attention and you know there's so many things so I feel like. You know that they can keep saying there's going to be -- right time right now it's not live in. When the time comes will will be would put our heads down and and get it done hopefully. Two and a half months ago I Arianna you guys whether it's you personally whether it's a team. There's been a lot of surprises along the way I think gas yesterday as a when I was prosecuted to the state and obviously the team -- surprised. The situation has been a little bit surprising but now you have two and a half months. Are you looking forward and when your pitching well I'm ormat is always easy -- look forward. The are you looking for to you last to a -- months or is it like you know I need a couple days to try to regroup before -- get back into it. -- -- on me look forward you know to playing in it and hopefully get us back so that's where we need to be. You know I I think this is a good break you know it's chaotic and crazy and and all that but it's it's still a good break we get two more days and so. Look forward to look forward plain look forward to get back in the and so we can get this break was good for everybody in. -- we can give back to to playing good baseball and we get back but we have been the last you know. 56 games you know we complain. Playing pretty well so hopefully we can continue that run. Just it would be more consistent I think that's been. The biggest thing is you have a good run of good baseball and then. For the next ten days collection of baseball you know -- to sort. Just put ourselves in deeper hole so hopefully this consistency in and and move standings we look forward to most severe but. Alarming last night and Watson Jean -- it was pretty impressive you know it's gonna be traded -- -- a couple of years everyone knows you have concert. Naw mean just being in the room really I mean I've I've been around some of these guys. You know to hang around Cabrera and you talk to -- -- the yesterday -- and ventures there and you know -- our guys that you play against all the time and it's nice because you seem on the mound you see him on the field and obviously the personalities are very different on the field or cynical about so. It's nice to get that other side you know you can. You know you can make you let your guard down a little bit to those guys when you see in the on the -- at home or whatever so it's. You know it's nice -- and some business without naming names in when recruited event happens now know. Nonetheless that comes out. Talk about baseball talk about it. You know different things happened during the year and we played each other donor whatever and through it. Just want to let you know the Brian -- going around bragging about how he's the first ever. -- replay. Officials for the American League in history of baseball you would bring about -- that's about par for the course for all shapes and -- thanks John thanks.

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