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Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Jul 28, 2014|

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

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This -- knows what I love them like -- sit on the times as we're gonna be they trading I completely understand I mean this. They said no hard feelings and what they have to do for. For their organization. And then polls mean Soviet if it doesn't. -- -- after five days intention. Settled in November December. October -- whenever this. Jon Lester on the prospect to be traded from the Boston Red Sox host a plan hot topic of conversation our program earlier today in the Maloney Christian Fauria and meets him -- middays with an FBI -- 937 WEI your home of the Boston Red Sox joining us right now let's talk about that and more on the AT&T hotline. Promised pianist in Kurtz in. Tim thanks a lot for joining us and let's cut right to the chase here Jon Lester will only be traded Libby to LA and is Mac camp coming back here in exchange. Orlando -- early in the first question today. I. -- gives a bass I'm gonna pay that now answered. In not only betrayed him with -- understanding that it finally occurred to me in the last five days. That it didn't -- possibility. I would say and they ago I was built a lobster is not. Going to be traded and now that possibility. Exists in the airport it is a fascinating situation. And the doctor Engel in -- -- saying they have so much money VO at all they care about their winning the World Series if they can't get David Wright. Then maybe just maybe they looked at Jon Lester. Is that your Matt Kemp is the right fit here granted. Attacked need all sorts of -- now that's pretty obvious he played all three outfield positions this year because he has not done very well better deal. But he just doesn't seem like this is going to happen. Camp Lester beat. Too much money is involved but camps and created -- -- to me they're just too many -- -- Announced they it it it isn't gonna happen but the bottom Lester being traded at operable again I didn't think that was possible and -- It ten days ago -- to Tampa Bay you know David Price was the number one guy out there and are losing and they see you know now is that they feel like they're ready and these might look at Lester and say I don't have to give up as much for Lester I mean that he -- that two months as opposed to a year. And a quarter. But how do you find that desperate team it. How do you find the Texas Rangers for Matt Garza -- units that's been there that the can get over the -- but nets that's we -- do whatever it takes for a lot of -- will give you the best prospect is that the Dodgers with the amount of money they spent recently. Well that could be the Dodgers but the doctors there in her late date yet. Swept the giant GM there Nickelodeon's. Very Smart guy is not. Anybody can get -- guy for a couple months about future meaning in that Jack Peterson -- it is better -- of the future and need. A center fielder for next -- probably. He's got Corey eager you would be very shortstop or third baseman of the future in Eaton walked back side -- one of those two positions. Sooner rather than later betrayed both of those guys are David Price and I think that's what it's gonna say. It's just too much asked me that we give up certainly one of them for Jon Lester and he app app belt. Is that war this war a two month rattle and they have got a situation there's no telling what they might do. Let the same time and is not in mortgage the future -- -- -- if it were GM -- Earn every -- their salaries right now to like make them look like take a chance or do like it act it. These are the hardest decision. At GM will ever happen. Regarding Andrew Miller and his future and they we can now attach Koji who Haaretz of that discussion as well. Yeah I mean it's gonna be really stating what they do with code you'd been. -- at a second half of the year like almost no closer ever added that all it this year duke. It created the end of the year how much the app or. But the red accent perhaps 2000 ER -- do we need to re sign him and what that only eight. Bell I would all -- on they're not in -- keep it there in the race but. If they bought at a rate they. Actually at least apple look into it and I'm sure that they well -- At all -- he'd need a reliever that's sure that the where in Anders including the Dodgers is absolutely load up. On its many relievers did make -- get. Down the stretch that you win and -- you would eat for -- and out at about those to ensure they already have. But the -- back they'll have better yet and nine return -- in -- 88 straight candidate Barack invalid at the a different situation here in botany. -- won the World Series last year their ballot out virtually every night. Expensive ticket can't you give up on the either in or near the Boston red dot -- that tricky spot that there. He didn't did you tell -- -- is what we lost but something up that. My concern is big picture of what -- Jon Lester negotiation. Committee how they're moving forward here and thinks and John Henry. There's still a big market team as long as you -- three year deal under. And that bigger than how well the golf for five years ago long term and invest that kind of money but it's under a year to what three years bill overspent to bring you win. And that's a look concerning the Boston Red Sox I think if your fans. Yeah I would think so too I mean look I understand the red -- either a lot to beat back. We're not gonna give -- -- -- -- the yield to a thirty year old pitcher Pete being that. With so many pictures here recently elated being probably. DT the bat is well and many others -- -- here in the logic there. I didn't -- -- can't sell that band of the red back is at the ordered to eat every sources and the money that this club as. They are or not -- -- given Jon Lester or year whatever it that not apply not in this. And that's why the read back there are in its top spot in logically they shouldn't it be cheered he'll -- a thirty year old pitcher then maybe you're right maybe take a three year. Make it Rick Bailey looked and a three year deal -- the very end after three years but it gets let him walk when they don't have anything close immediately. Number one starting pitcher behind him. That that would have been a really difficult but. To encourage Amir SP and joining us radio and WE I was sure all of this earlier Tim because we went through a list of Red Sox that could be moved at the deadline -- have either asked for -- been brought up in rumors surrounding -- -- Do brought Stephen Drew Miller Koji and Lester. -- is -- again denied any I said that that they're all getting get traded before the deadline now I think it's because little wants to come out of the broadcast Booth and shoot back up out there and not happy -- everybody that I hate the Whitney and a lot of the situation but the weather right now. Magistrate could get the sell off speed that massive do you think. Now I don't think I'd give -- time a year at least it is my experience you're here. Album name and then move on one of them. And -- and he also a look at the value of the people to trade the good player. It in part he can help you in a lot of ways -- black and bring you much back really realistically. So you cannot get anything back why would you move them even though he'd like to move. Look at the silly not to change subjects here but they -- like nine guys on their key. That they would like it move and yet he checked the people who think oh that silly situation. They tell you that maybe. Marlon Byrd -- maybe attorney at the start a move and maybe everybody else say that that's the way it works this time a year. It's a lot of that everyone's available but it -- rare event. Pre war I guys move from one team has betrayed and. Tim thanks so much for going Allen is really do appreciate announced busy time for raises for everybody in baseball circles thanks for carving out a few minutes for us here in Boston. How did I say it means that I -- arts and thanks.

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