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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

Aug 1, 2014|

Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.

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-- days MF below Maloney Christian Fauria Tim vents on a Friday we always start off the noon hour. With Kevin -- was brought to us by ARS restoration specialist and Brennan's smoke shop from intentional talk in the Major League Baseball network. Devoted tot lots about the Red Sox and their moves yesterday but we just wanna get your perspective and discussion we have right before the top of the hour. Did you see the play at home plate last night in the marlins' game against the reds and if so what's your take on how was overturned. It stinks I mean I just think the rule the whole plate role -- terrible I think it's strange to gain. I mean it. It's been around for years. Want to -- it out. You know the player to become states in the second been sliding it looked up sort them out. Regardless but literally physical contact your own place you know it's the ones are -- a jar the ball loose and not think last night. Mike Redmond -- -- with everything they had ever all of comments that are are at the comparable wallop your your spot but that. Your blood red was fired up man it sure was coming off think guided teacher and -- there you know we wanna go there now is most -- date bodies Kevin as you know you know not what they once work. And they got to fix this right before the post season you think of what happens in the game it's a sentiment that. Terrible little on the net editor -- seriously if you think about it. If it ever got decided that late he rolled out all eating in the -- that -- like really. I think about and felt like it in five. ALCS champ series plate the -- eight -- And they roll roll call -- like that -- -- match and keep your -- in this game now I mean that it's just -- that makes cents. And I don't like the role and never liked -- role -- -- about two bogeys seeing he got hurt are our dynamic players don't like it straight. But let me let me just -- -- At protector. You're a little bit more maverick here you know Adam Dunn coming around third base. In the third inning probably accurate idea to stay America actually Mac. -- a little -- become around the bases. You know on the seventh -- understand and they're all like cancel catcher now -- you're not run in the bottom line at what a bad rule. All right so the dust has settled on yesterday's I guess historic. About a trade to me crazy -- So just what's your general overall -- what happened with the Red Sox gesture of all trades are made. Are are not there yet they were they we've been wait for two year term -- like you wait prediction like oh my goodness gracious -- and that can happen. I think -- and Lugar let me -- straight into much Billy didn't do much angle really. And you know whether you think rays got an app for David Price who cares I like smiley nick Franklin I don't know that they all -- -- -- got raised by. I don't framers would target -- I'm not gonna question and I think Bruce Marley. It's our our -- Kubel all David Price not working level belong. And I'd love look they're Red Sox it guys I love what the refs suck it up or to protect right now laughter. It's never gonna -- by everybody it doesn't make sense you know they got that got three Major League players like victory Lester and Lackey. And they got three big league player immediately help the -- out the guy Alan Grant that aren't here the last the year all these. -- here this year great. You look at Jill Kelly hamstring issues battle a little bit but are now yup that there are many -- -- And little -- -- -- I'll be ordered to -- level right now a quick little. And Seattle. And now I'm not at an Oakland by the way is the -- -- yet. In prepaid all night but he he would be at the box they're. And he kept it going out of -- -- Iran now. Also more New York. Trust me to get more to it. Well I I do I hope so what can only sit and 233 in AL east marks in his career he's a better hold -- -- and Oakland and he does on the road. -- -- -- -- -- -- 4545. On the -- in -- are. We're you know we're talking about it's not like I get it here's the thing with -- Lester with me. I do think that there's an acceptance that even got to this point I'm still caught up on that you know. What you gonna -- a -- -- -- -- -- that still caught up on that the didn't bring Scott back earlier in the year. I I think I expected I wanna wait now says Christmas you what he does you know year in two months and can they sign him long term to mean that is deciding factor how I feel about this now we performs does. One year of your own assessments of the -- compete but to look at the trade is guided demo Tehran's it would be good for Jon -- -- it but it ended today aren't you tired of look at the offense from now -- production. Are you excited to have on the sale you want we got kept him on the victory all on Kirby. I don't know demeaning thing but we had a good time last year what you'll -- -- I'm sure watched him. -- at least keep that he would sign and I would've been like countless car. Like it's going to be present it behind -- he's now you don't get any exit -- while the report. Like ever but at that others bat I was never real run. You remember broke late in Anaheim. And it looked pretty funny -- Not all -- upper right -- -- all that Walt. Brought her so I look at a guy like. Allen could -- your hand out somebody like we have and are now you know what. But that's not it will land we leader had comical. At all our dynamic a spot and Bobby in the city and every you know everywhere around. -- -- -- wonder why not that we're okay and back here great. We all the city and it -- three years they've won -- world -- and but I'm just want her out kind of cool you're you're about to opt out laps and plot. -- -- -- -- -- Guide the could have some pop now worried about the other rent is -- that that might wind and that's the pitching staff and if the unwillingness to sign guys long term in their thirties to me if that -- is a philosophy than Lester they won't resign and admit that there is still a chance but -- -- off the bench Harrington to get a number one and a number two -- we don't know that's what it takes to win. You write right now miraculous -- lesser -- -- -- you know whether at burger government whether they lack of stopping the -- there's a point what was on the right here. At -- -- we saw that picture saying hey. He would not -- and they -- -- am and that's -- -- certain plot and -- -- act that Iran that. July 31 or August 1 radio I'll explain why how they got all. Albert is now I don't know what we're gonna do. What kind of person pretty -- on the map but I'll edit and let that you better have a backup plan was gonna replace him out by now and we -- change. And that we talked about the order which who lobbied their client that -- that we are hurt but -- what. They're gonna -- assimilated -- -- that dynamic starting. You don't want starter you know out the rotation with that and we have no idea. General Wallace from intentional talk in the MLB network pay -- As it relates to the other big trade with. John Lackey I'm wondering what you think about the potential bounce back that may or may not be within Allen Craig in Joseph Kelly is is there's still. Enough talent there and are they still capable drawings more positives out of these two after making the deal for Lackey. 100% positive coming out and this is what it's bad at the stretching national pride and will begin very top. And who understands that the game has sparked -- all 32 about five homers in 2000. To work or. OK the point home run. I'm using it and -- or -- that -- home run averaging five in ninety RBIs a year also needs to bury you drive it he. And it's also note Michael can't play anymore. You have off here outcry has had a rough month. Her step I'm all -- armor wherever it got brought in about thirty or if he worked forty run whatever. But -- about or accurate aren't they. Open ninety plus RBIs. And -- -- voted. Right 300 packet every year all your -- remark like I I would have while I'm Arnold allowed him. -- ordinary and dark and. The red rock. -- -- He replied number I it's it's worked hard scorned that drive and -- RBIs I'll take those guys at forty Almonte now. We're gonna grab the top 8900 RBIs. Allan -- that's rock and the game's popular -- alcohol here you'll el -- -- -- young army that we got hamstring issues here but good kit. -- that he was on that staff -- adult actors. -- -- bought insurance and it began to relax. So if you Cooper looking -- status update us on UC reasoned assessment says it is but it's -- it's only precedent you don't remember it. Assessment -- for the rest of us. That's about the death it's easier to think about I don't know I felt reference. If people want to test produce and here you try to figure out okay. It's you can't really view them as a rental 'cause there's an opportunity for them to re sign him long term. So if at the hope is for them to re sign him what does he need to do for that to happen. Who years there's a dynamic. Aura around him already -- you've been around this guy but he's got that start sort of player -- that star or. I know -- beat it wanna give this up and make -- corporate it may be open. I looked. Like your guy available. But there are currently in the league in runs OK Heatley and -- or operate around the leader in RB are all -- Apart at -- Asia where you're actually protect the plot and somebody now you know but -- -- but I think there's a star. Aura around him you put him and that -- that -- -- Red Sox with big -- in -- a truck -- another dynamic I'm not -- -- hit it well. 45 Lou I don't -- to -- a backdrop I know what date he's gonna hit point pocket thirty Olmert meet your -- big RBIs. In place and go look outfield that. Absolute and you know I know you at the outfield. You that you mention it here earlier on just assessing the entire day but -- -- free mapping done amazing amazing job with the organization obviously. Could they've gotten a deal in the off season another 545 games on it's going to be tough Ron but I'm trying to make sense of this deal I just don't get it. Yeah I I think -- extra one you know you look at it like where you're -- or your player back. Unknown to him while he was up. He's not big increase in order indeed quite regard record -- -- -- you know -- over -- -- or sell noting that speaks again. He would get elephant -- what are we have reported their -- order. Smiley pretty darn good he's got a great dynamic name yet but I I I agree with you we were expecting. For guys to comfort David Price -- -- and that they. I don't know that the deal or not at all but I know one thing and friends held a lot smarter I am so that he felt even make that -- Now in its repeal of the -- because we've won ninety games like street he's the one unit that there are. I -- it's a who's got the better starting rotation. Oakland a.'s Detroit Tigers. I can't say that tiger there are no better remember they get the three last three years that our young award winner back sugar -- and I know -- got all by the RA this year. Here we know -- say hey -- based. And Verlander gave up. So I think that if the tiger are the better bat like that because at their five starter got a -- well where. Reports -- Anibal Sanchez report. No doubt about the tigers who brought. The open nature of solidify -- matchup now with any. Kevin thanks a bunch really appreciate coming novel -- on in the MLB network look at. -- or banks are kept as -- are here on 937 WE I.

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