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Rob Bradford, WEEI.com: Red Sox need to win this series 7-18-14

Jul 18, 2014|

Rob Bradford takes the place of Kevin Millar and disucsses the sense of urgency in the Red Sox clubhouse and possible moves at the trade deadline.

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-- -- Noon hour. General are normally Ellis right now brought to us by ERS restoration specialist and Brennan's smoke shop. Kevin could join -- is at a golf tournament differently off. So he did -- -- that that's rough retired like them. Rob Bradford joins us from WEEI dot com kind enough to fill in at a moment's notice appreciate rob how aria. Still bowl our night with the same lifestyle so it's apropos uphill again then you play golf you play golf. Well very very rarely I do very little like every ball hard does and so but -- it but it but when you have to golf I make it a priority -- quality guys. Robert perfect like regular finger and rub -- start out by having -- chime in on this conversation a Christian I've got into if you saw the Harris poll lists they came out the most popular athletes and all America LeBron James number one Jordan. Still number two. Number three Derek Jeter I'm sure that has a lot to do with the -- this poll was conducted fairly recently. In advance even they are on a partisan advance even of LeBron decide to go back to Cleveland which -- that would have made his popularity spike even more. But Jeter's got no -- when it comes to Q rating in PR and stop like that because of all the love that's been thrown. His way in recent weeks and crested during the all star game. Aside from that -- you look there's a lot of older guys on this little LeBron as young as you're gonna get on this list. Guys on the back nine of their careers. Especially baseball wise when Jeter leaves who takes over. As the most popular guy in the game do you think. I think what the big guy won the MVP -- -- Mike Trout and they have. You know it is. A lot everybody that press box in Minnesota but Jeter was gonna win the MVP it and Mike -- comes in and does what he did this -- -- it's any coincidence they want. They're really -- this guy for good reason he's he's a great player he's a dynamic player and the other guy I would say Giancarlo Stanton and I'll that you played in the market or on the team that you can really do that it right now by. Those two guys for baseball big purse obviously but at some guys. In in baseball -- big have been really pushing -- are going to be really pushing. But overall those guys compete they can contend contend and live. That type like guy -- other sports these younger guys in basketball the younger guys and football. I don't know if they can't right now and that's probably why you guys you have seen in the poll that you're seeing. All the studies and research about how baseball trending over what was your average age. Of the all star you were 53 years old. That's a problem that's why it's important to get these guys go. You know the follow up to that -- is the argument that I've been having with Christian and some of the colors today as part of the reason why Peyton always -- more popular than Brady when he duties polls is whether it's fair or not whether it's Ryder not to a large degree I don't think -- Tom Brady is linked with Belichick -- -- linked with spy gate and people look at that. And they don't like him quite as much as they do Peyton does Ortiz fight the same thing because of his association with steroids when it comes to popularity. Throughout the game. I just New England throughout the. A lot of guys -- dying to know how Christian feel about the spike gave argument. Well. They -- robbing him you outwards. I don't know about two hours. I Christian and I think. I think -- had nothing to do with any team that they've won. I've had little impact I think they're guilty of being arrogant they don't know is not spy gate about the argument that -- put us in. LA how other than the idea that could affect sprayed popular now I think it affects builds popularity that's why -- -- totally agree with that I think I think Brady. You know what I asked -- -- hit it straight -- -- said. Over would you rather favorite there and both Brad Faxon or Tom Brady said. Wildly definitive Tom Brady -- he walks on water but he -- that that basically summed it up I think Brady. And tight despite gate nearly as much. As -- ballots active certainly but it got about your key question and steroids or performance enhancing drugs. No offense I mean when he says. You don't get a free pass I agree with that and I think if you -- -- as well yeah -- did it he doesn't recover as brought up right name is brought up all. I think you point to it that certain degree it can help. Yeah I think Brady's done the same way when you get outside and doing that whether it's fair I don't get Bradford is is it -- Smart intelligent football fan so we knows better than to go ahead and put Brady in spiky in the same position we're talking about people that -- their faces and streaky -- before they go under stadiums Smart intelligent. Doesn't necessarily come into play when we're talking about all wide reaching a perceptual. As someone who paint their -- to drink from exit there I like to think that I can also be intellicast. Thank you don't they usually why would you put all those -- to get paid decent people in that category but there's a more people off to -- -- I missed cut. With the so I guess it's not really the second half of the season for the Red Sox but Robert were calling it that. And obviously try to figure out -- realistic way this team to stay in the hunt does wild card would be fantastic. But based on the history of the situation off -- back they are. Is it realistic for -- assume that they can actually pull us off. It -- realistic. Barely and and I point to other people point the Kansas City. Dynamic last year whether -- they went to ten into. After the all star break got right back give it. Totally changed how they viewed the trade deadline were worth thinking about trading Ervin Santana and decided not to. So lot I think it is fairly realistic -- guys. I've never seen an instance never -- where you can about the all star break and you have a series over the weekend. Says there are saying that we have to do well. We have to win games in this series if they get swept by Kansas City. Then -- that your talk about it not being realistic so they -- such a fine line. All of being that you. Actually in the conversation and actually having a chance to beat -- into the deadline. I think it's it's going to be -- -- -- in the city brigade team right now in the kidnapping trial they always have trouble with so. Yes they have had been playing better big act against Houston in the White Sox. But still this is going to be a top four. Yet I was sick of that this this works for the for the Red Sox settled dumb and dumber line. You're saying there's a chance so you obviously you're gonna have to stay vested but -- misses it allows watching them at the Celtics through the year and you know during their season and and whether they were taking -- not be just more winning and there's really nothing -- just watching basketball pure Red Sox fan. What's it like what you will be paying attention to -- to keep -- to keep me interested. Well I think fit -- over the last couple weeks people are getting -- media about the young guy I've I don't care they win the united. Good to see young guys in the moves that Jackie Bradley in the brought called the I don't think that place here I really dol I -- I think that the people wanna see them win and if they don't win they wanna see them make a move to make themselves better in other words. But they -- 500 until the non waiver trade deadline. And they don't make -- move I think even with these young players they think people will be upset they want deceit. What they're gonna do you for next year there's some optimism with the young players sure. But they want to see them go out in yet another piece because that's basic guys they need another piece especially in that -- your I don't know how they get a but they need another piece so I did I didn't think they have to do something dynamic they have to be all here in the next couple weeks at the deadline. Rob Bradford was pitching for animal are today and I don't have very good job by the lemon had. It is out. I look what sort of future hall of wearing my my head seizures. Ed hardy tees are right exactly yes and it really tight I think rod did a better job and our Peyton Manning. Tom Brady discussion in the large African done but I do I can't let's go -- -- bringing up a little Cole Hamels is yeah. First of all do you buy into is 32 is there any. Fired the smoke. I have Padilla Cole Hamels is that the reds like exacted on him awhile ago. And and you know just to see where the Phillies were -- the Phillies had no inclination to trade him. As little as we're talking right now -- still no inclination to trade him now the Phillies also known to wait till the end. The non waiver trade deadline to really -- go. And I'd -- that they wanna deal Cliff Lee to the problem is Cliff Lee Evans double thing -- would be good rehab start. But as we sit right here right now. I just don't think -- -- it's a realistic thing for the Red Sox to be trading for Cole Hamels mostly because the Phillies really. Don't wanna do it if they don't wanna do it that you probably go over -- if you wanna get in on it. So let me ask you it and this is sort of multiple choice ranking. Got a question. What does Cole Hamels or another pitcher of equivalent caliber you have three choices. You play it out to the end and you try to sign Jon Lester. Or you'd trade Jon Lester now and get another pitcher in advance. Or you'll allow yourself to just say we're gonna lose Jon Lester and we take the compensatory pick what's -- today the NC what's. All of you leg out PP. And what I mean by that I think they have to put. Someone at their best foot forward. In regards to -- -- Jon -- before the end of the month and in so far that it has been a science they're gonna do that. It is that you got to find out we're Jon Lester that and if there's no hope in and out of our. Trending toward thinking that they just don't wanna go to waved on -- is gonna end up. There's no hope you have to at least explored trade -- yet. Get something back. And I left it lets you still think you're in the last few gonna run -- that we need Jon Lester for the stretch. Even though we know he's gonna walk because that topic can be valuable guy they go back to. From the guys they got -- letting guys go they get Jackie Bradley had -- and Blake's wife art. I spoke comp pick for guys they like got let go so. I I I just think that they have to put their best foot forward and see where they're that would Lester and Utley up also if he were -- Europe. -- lastly rob one thing there really at that needs to be underscored here is that I don't know we've talked about this enough how badly they've played. How badly that has screwed up this whole Lester thing and -- right because they thought they had more time. Correct to get this done but out out there so bad and they might be out of it. They probably feel more of -- need to trade Leicester to get something form because even if they were very part on the line in terms of negotiations. They would've had to -- think to themselves back in spring training or not can be last place so celebratory Jon Lester. This has to be considered now because they are in last place. Are absolutely no it would never recovered patient them. I've been in the year but that that we get to this point there's going to be. Talk about trading -- absolutely. Never thought that was ever going to happen by. In and the other thing that probably doesn't help the Red Sox -- -- -- -- them on the field by a good job -- in the catbird seat because he's pitched so well Doug Lester handled that. -- alone the entire time that he can do so because he. Perform on the field by. Did we go back -- your point now I mean in spring training I dare anyone to say they were the ones that -- you know what they can do. Trait that laughter at at the deadline Nolan -- Rob thanks a lot receive -- good job. Market. He looks even better that at a party teacher that he doesn't know suits. People -- party game.

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