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Mike Hazen on the state of the Red Sox 9-4-14

Sep 4, 2014|

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Hazen on the state of the Sox.

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-- front office report is brought you by noon turf care to -- the business solutions. And New Hampshire Motor Speedway joining us on the AT&T outline assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox my case and Mike good morning how aria. More or you're -- and it's really hard hitting baseball question that we were just toss around a couple minutes ago. Well why does baseball insist on having its managers Wear uniforms in the dugout why can't we go back that all Connie -- -- -- -- suits and ties is there are practical reason the John Ferrell was dressed like his players. I had to battle over it and remark but I think. I think it looked more comparable to where pre Q you talked about some of the particular area on John Wall guys back in nineteen -- When they were in the dugout and at -- agree a 100% humidity yeah I don't think there's a practical reasons or. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Set the dugout prior to the Farrell are these guys he could tell Francona didn't want to deal -- I think -- nice nice comfortable attacking us. I think that deputy got -- and -- if you -- -- what's it to work every day you do the same thing sir Robin in here. In your in your pajama like that that and in studio you gotta love. Mike you talked about on comparable to what's uncomfortable watching Gene Lamont and a baseball uniform that's uncomfortable. And I yeah I'd I don't know -- -- -- -- -- -- -- short tracks tax cut prior out before -- I'll go backward this is something I need explained to me and I'm not sure whether you can do it or not Pedroia -- concussion at the elbow foresight there wasn't any. Retribution there wasn't any hue and cry I've looked at it a million times and when I looked at it like that for the 100000 time it was clear that he had already attained the bag his left hand in fact it was up almost to his arm yet. It was like keep trying to get to the bag he was already there almost past the bag when he -- this forearm shiver caught dusted in the head. Was there any internal discussion as to whether it was intentional or not. If you might be intentional why the following night did buckle -- -- his best fastball right in his -- Yeah I I don't I don't agree that either I mean you'd. You know predicted great things after the game and I don't look you're gonna get clear opinion about you know our side stinks but things -- intentional right and the other side usually they started you know and we've been on the other side of the things well. You -- I'm sure if they felt like you wouldn't -- Billick intentional. You know they'll be open that'll be remembered. I don't think went to you know last place. You know out of the other reason there's there's really no point troops in the such situations. Well we thought we had our I'll run and the double with the rays -- the last few years and I'm sure will continue to early in the future. And next year opening day were gonna look ahead and look past this -- -- this you know forgotten season focus on next year opening day. What positions -- best players -- -- -- in the lineup more he bats and -- if so what position easy plan and his can steal and senator. You know there are a -- circle are under -- We have a -- ago. I'm I'm you know walker and commercial that I think all this deal and that -- marching. What position they're playing -- Mora are all shake out we have a long way to go. In the off I think we'll try to do as you were trading deadline into the rest of the regular season. What to acquire not many really good Major League players because it. We know we have some redundancy in some areas we know we have a whole other areas that need to be plugged. And -- and logos all -- -- money and free agent market going to be able to do you trade. Having good Major League players not just marginally player trade MITRE mightily well having a good. Me established Major League hitters. Some a lot of he's got a power which is a commodity in the game he's got I think -- up fairly well strong position at least I don't trade talk to pull off. No matter what you're doing because in each tango on that. But we're going to be a pretty good position we think going -- we are given out -- And players that we apple on the roster minor -- and the financial resources that we out. Coming off the books are partly to -- fill the hole that we shall. Was a fair -- for the steal we have seen -- play only in releasing the play around here who's who's a good compares. I mean I think the more you know grown out a lot in our room was wrong -- -- -- go back a little ways -- you know got -- out. Pretty good power. The ability to out ultra right -- -- left field and he's a very good athlete. He can run. You know where you can end up in the outfield it -- throwing arm. You're project in the center fielder right now what do that in the opposition we believed to center field -- -- -- and we we you try to do too much history on Cuban players and you know gone back a couple of years we watched them on the amateur circuit with the national team. You don't really get to watch a special setting an idiot watching their work outs so you know you get a much smaller snapshot player. And it's more patient work out -- situations that it is in real game play. You -- -- stat coming from from Cuba in some cases that are out there. But other than that. You can give your redone and now watching him play a lot audio players like Howard and feel a lot of about -- -- that's typically been. Carpet was tore up that are coming out there are. We're talking to Mike -- and Red Sox assistant general manager you all your years around the game like that you ever seen too young players and referring to -- best -- -- and brought -- Be asked to do so many different things at the Major League level and do it with relative success at every position they've been asked to play what does that say about these two guys. Yeah no I I haven't looked the other than you do it I haven't seen player -- lautner you know they wrote. It -- that they have. I think you don't brought in. Playing that position at the mile mark we -- out and play a lot of earth are the Major League level which is something coming up tomorrow that you're talking about. -- -- -- -- -- all well and doing those things you know we're not popular guy around seven places and say hey. Ego -- -- -- ego or feel that you all -- ritual that. We did that immediately to level disguise thrived in every one of those spots clearly is certainly -- -- or a -- valuable members is interchangeable parts. I think where his value I'm in next year. This guy -- really allowed to carry. One -- bench player with regard to specific position player in the play that -- compliment of position players but. That last guy -- now be something whatever you want to be whatever Artrell is pretty. Because rock review it was -- two player. Because it was so many different positions on the field and rookie. I got a transition. It will be a transition -- -- First and we're at how little a little while ago so we we've got about a little bit but that transition of the younger player from me well. Not ready -- that tradition between triple in victory since. You made it look. Pretty. Far in the you're gonna probably hit its stride the year when Lee triggered -- -- And they start eaten a lot of -- -- is all that might be an excellent opportunity to that point you know he's handled himself very well he got out there formed. And he's played well both -- -- And you don't -- and keep barely played center field you know up to the point where -- into the big league well so. Look football goes -- you two really good players that we're out or are. With will middle Brooks only getting 289. Plate appearances this season obviously it's seems logical that winter ball -- should be in his future. Is is that going to be a hard sell for him how's how's that gonna work out does this he see the value of playing winter ball. I don't know yet we haven't sorted out those. Fine final are discussed and go where a ball that you out during the month of September and we're a ballclub sorcerer in Iraq are -- so -- until November we got our. Normal -- -- value that -- you know he when he came into the big league level. He took a bust or not Ers to -- that you gonna let appear that knowing that you got all out of it. You one of the best players but -- We got it back it up let you know a guy that goes out there and the ability intact based on nightly basis yeah we knew. We knew that guy you know -- The way he played me really construct third base. He always impact the baseball we need to get back to the player. Had a billion impact baseball -- and night out and you know we're all a -- you got -- had a great -- and you have to do look forward injury I think it is probably a little bit at -- here. You know you gotta make up some of those that we see that as a good opportunity. Turn the light -- go down when nobody watching. Now picked up an over under at bat against experienced guys that are out there and -- ball. On that and figure out the clock -- got training well we block are now. Hope we go back to September as we look forward but that the other vehicle that we out. For those younger guys will be to be open to. -- -- before we let you go out what's -- -- -- you mentioned some -- what what do you what you're responsibility and role here for the rest of this month. So mostly the rest of this month we're look at our target store in return we got army and we got get a organized ultimately arcs. Might we see the door and play out we always play out so much we're lately are right now. Looking at all the potential target free agent tree that we're going to be talking about starting in October and Matt are out. We don't want to era over and say hey how vocal thorn at the end of the year hurt would not hurting her. We're in the ballpark we know the security in one -- if you go work. He didn't mortal at -- too -- we're doing now now we're coordinating working through that now as well and you know. Unfortunately mark -- play out there or how great some of those guys were working on to that stuff. And then we start structurally we start the -- player. Noticed -- that we're gonna execute column the few days after the World Series and we're starting to make a plan now are that would element that freedom. Is the assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox my case of Mike thanks for the time and and go to work if you will please on khakis and like golf shirts for the coaching staff that we look. Well there you got work under in the -- deal. We can do that might face with Dennis and Callahan on the AT&T hotline are out front off report. Is brought you by noon turf care. -- business solutions and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway the public will better say yes the winter ball why wouldn't hear about the dramatic manner -- as well on the champions. McCain isn't chiefs' worst sun goddess or are you forced to work in the winter she usually when the seasons over which to. Mr. made that commitment from what football baseball starts again shall be done by January 1 launching. She laughed at CBS it will sure -- -- the second first second and I would go to everywhere -- two kids together she's. Work in -- -- on the -- and one day a week they'd do they do -- on -- reports live. They do what this other reports live for the -- -- they'd take. And this group behind so I should I get a I got a question for you put your -- total Patriots -- blow it all vineyard Jerry Kelly and Villa are on them. Ron Borges. -- who else would you wanna write about this writes about Belichick place in history -- He puts him as -- Catania and anyone teases on the -- fifth all time home like -- high does that. Leaves the bonobos are upset you're talking about all sports or just give up. All time NFL coaches he's number five on the all time list at missiles off the Bobo is yes yes I agree they want him higher even know. He's number one among active coaches. Nobody effect. It's only one guy who still alive and among useless you know that's aboard. Even though Bill Belichick changed everything in Boston will get back about as well.

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