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Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
-- after five days intention. Settled in November December. October whenever this. Jon Lester on the prospect to be traded from the Boston Red Sox -- to -- a hot topic of conversation our program earlier today Alou Maloney Christian Fauria and meets him -- -- -- with an FBI on 937 WEEI your home of the Boston Red Sox -- us right now let's talk about that and more on the AT&T hotline. Promised pianist in courts in. Tim thanks a lot for joining us and let's cut right to the chase here Jon Lester -- be traded will -- -- -- LA and is Matt -- coming back here in exchange. Orlando -- early in the first question today. I. -- gives -- I'm gonna pay that now answered. In not only be traded with the understanding that it finally occurred to me in the last five days. -- it and -- possibility -- I would say and they ago I was built Jon Lester is not. Going to be traded and now that possibility. Exists in the airport it is a fascinating situation. And the dodger angle is Barea is staying they have so much money -- at all they care about they're winning 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. The Red Sox need all sort of outfield -- that's pretty
much -- -- -- you give up certainly one of them for Jon Lester and he out at self. Is that work that or a two months now and they're bad situations there's no telling what they might do. Let the same time and is not in mortgage the future Jesper two months so if it were GM -- Earn every out of their salary right now to like make that looked like take a chance or do you like it that it. These are the hardest decision. At GM will ever happen. Regarding Andrew Miller and his future and -- we can now attached Koji who Haaretz of that discussion as well. Yeah I mean it's gonna
but something up that. My concern is big picture of what this Jon Lester negotiation. Committee how they're moving forward here and -- and John Henry. There's still a big market team as long as you
Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay
Well this year it was a big big day for Christian Vasquez throwing out a runner in the first inning catching six different pitchers get two strikes that. framing pitches so well Christian that Chris was really a team winning you've got plenty of experience with this staff. Seeing the ball on him
to his ranch yet and it's got to be a lot of Juan Cruz and catch. Told you we are right course record in all star game you know we're on. Great pitchers. Tell us if possible -- influence. -- -- proposed today there are yet here you guys
Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
get so Koppen numbers and we soak up but his work habits Brian Butterfield . It got to work hard they -- out he carried himself like a professional always proven that Stephen Drew situation happened and
Jon Daniels, Texas Rangers GM, Joins the Trade Deadline Show, 7-24-14
Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.
probably be looking to trade we went through Koji no replacement there Andrew Miller no -- replacement. Jake Peavy you do have a replacement. Jonny Gomes . You probably can find a replacement. Right -- have the right handed bat who's able to impact left and pitching are you about what a find out -- we'll Mel Brooks is back nine prime more playing opportunities for him and then to go down the list. David Ross to -- is an interesting one I think. Because. Ross is the guy who. A team probably could use you know veteran
up you know there and I think that. We we've seen with David Ross I completely across only played thirty something games last year the -- we remember lap sixty day ideal for the yeah I
Trade Deadline Show, 7-24-14
A full version of the Trade Deadline show hosted by Rob Bradford and Alex Speier. Featuring an interview with Texas Rangers GM, Jon Daniels.
I think it's a good comparison -- what's everyone talked about today Jon Lester . And it is so many facets of this conversation I'll just start with this that what we know this is what we know Jon Leicester situation. Scott -- over the Boston Herald got an email from John Henry last night early this morning. And John Henry basically said that being they have agreed with Jon Lester for a presentation there remained -- after the season. When Lucchino comes Allen Dennis and Callahan. And says pretty much the same thing I don't also pushing it as we wanted to park. And they didn't want it right Jon Lester is clear preference I believe was the praise was. Wait until after the season so and then so I called the round in in a source industry source told me this is something that reported same exact thing a few weeks ago. -- Jon Lester yes new -- New Britain very likely could not talk until the in this season blocked. Big but here. If the red Seitz came to Jon Lester in his representation. With an offer that was perceived around market value and who would -- Would result in a -- we put it. A and efficient efficient umps are issues efficient negotiation -- very short is Jon Lester does not want to distract. From the team you don't want distract from his performance in efficient negotiation. Then he would -- during the season absolutely. I I will say that again absolutely. This is a fact if that happened Jon Lester with clock during the season. So I understand the narrative early this morning was there is no chance is talking at the
six year deal. From another team at the same may be would Jon Lester ultimately choose to staying with the Red Sox over going to a different place and I think. That's the the -- they took with David Ortiz Tuesday to think he would leave right that's a tactic took the Mike Lowell. Would actually ended a working focus of Philly offered before he took three to stay in Boston so I think -- market hometown discount. That's what the Red Sox are leaning on when relying on Jon Lester Ripley really want to stay here. Yeah unquestionably there there is a certain you know. Well I -- a wanna say anything
training that was -- opportunity you get the bargain basement deal with Jon Lester kept going up. And now I think this whole idea of gonna get to that point. And you -- rely on Jon Lester taking Leicester than deal. Because hourly it's really realistic I mean the difficulty for them if you think about it was that
Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14
Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.
it just after the current negotiations. And it started part. Respect for Jon Lester and his desire to postpone this until after the season. He's not an extraordinary role and. Is that the last five or
shaped and formed. The direction of this negotiation more than the other Jon Lester suggesting he would take a hometown discount where the original offer reportedly be seven million dollars. You know I don't got to
is like this stage as a member at the end of the Boston Red Sox for future years and probably will be diminished if we talked. Prematurely or excessively. About various stages of the negotiation all the way. That's about the way to two or they signed Jon Lester at the Olympics or less committed. And radio because you don't have. Stages of the details and who shut John analysis so various parts of negotiations. But difficult as the signed Jon Lester he seems to me in because as a member of the Boston Red Sox . Again negotiation radio waves -- not a way to do it. We'll just to reiterate. What John Henry said to. The Herald.
John Farrell with Dale and Holley
We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.
pretty good chance -- gonna lose now and then. And unfortunately for Jake Peavy there's a pretty good chance when he pitches they're not gonna score any runs. It it it varies from year to year last year was John Lackey was in that -- that can't. Mean they just didn't score when he pitched it just didn't I can remember -- were -- Tim Wakefield -- that where is just. They don't score and they don't score when PBA's pitching and I I am at the point where I'm sort of wondering. How many more times -- I'm out there. Well we're all respect. JP. A lot of respect for Jake Peavy . Think record great clubhouse kind. -- record guy. You like hang out with just a fun guy that -- too easy he's a media favorite for sure an enemy. AFC and accidentally. He continues to be called a tough luck losers without a lot. It's not on John Lackey level Lester John Lackey had a losing record last year it was a good pitcher. Jake Peavy is not a good pitcher lowest ERA plus of his career right now highest whip of his career right now. Second highest ERA of his career right now. Tied for the highest home run up per nine innings of -- career one point five where's that -- block these -- bad pitcher who. Communicates well with the media. That's why he's described this way it's medium guys at 101 that good. -- -- -- it manipulation it's an international sport all towards Jake Peavy all of that scored a run support problem that's a pitching problem. Like that even his arm that things worked out. I
know what will dive right in the -- it with the weight Jake Peavy has been pitching. Are you -- point where you consider replacing him in your starting rotation. No not at this point. And
on a team. What do you get run support last year was John Lackey we were talking about the second remembering your work Tim Wakefield just didn't get any run support whatsoever. Is this Jake Peavy easier for that. -- I would think everyone would would acknowledge that and you know. Unfortunately within this week with an all
Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14
With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.
market was right handed relievers you can go get. Rocky story or Joaquin Benoit . These these check. Maybe grant out for the rays wind up selling you can find a reliever and that means that the
Red Sox catcher, David Ross, joins MFB, 7-23-14
David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.
give us some time to compete each with with with this group. David Ross for this right now here on 937 WER Red Sox catcher you just said David we were just talking about it not more than twenty minutes before he joined us about Dustin Pedroia trying to play for -- played through injury. I can you speak to us about how he's dealing with that and whether or not it's gonna get to the point where he passed do. Sit donning -- go to the bench as he plays. Yeah I think I think I think he's I think that they dusted one of those guys that it is hard to get -- out of lineup. I think we're a better team he helped us in some way to win a game on nightly basis that's why he's Dustin Pedroia . He whether he hits or doesn't hit whether he is is healthy -- not healthy. Brains and a candle to our team
a good -- -- the best left handed pitchers in the game. David Ross for this year on WEEI David if you could this is for some of -- on our show since. AJ Pierzynski was like going here the other catcher in the locker room with him how did he handle himself -- in the locker
The Bradfo Show: Talking hitting leadoff with Brock Holt
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.
this planet. Today's guest is Brock hole lead off hitter for the Boston Red Sox . And -- re talk with Brock -- about leading off for the Boston Red Sox nobody has done it better. In the entire major leagues since poll started this position for the Red Sox back on May
off hitter. Brought -- they were Brock Colts. Lead off hitter. The Boston Red Sox . Just a few at bats away from qualifying. For Major League Baseball status for batting average champs so obviously that's right around the corner -- placements on that profitable. Think he had seen him.
ribeiro. Question was the cool thing about being leadoff hitter for the Boston Red Sox . There's a lot of cool things. When you eat -- or free anybody be pretty cool but you know being on this