A collection of originally produced podcasts featuring WEEI personalities, writers, celebrities and expert guests.
Minor Details Ep. 98: Youth without the transition - Rusney Castillo and Brock Holt
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
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The Bradfo Show: Who will be the next Hall of Famers?
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
even close. I mean this thing about you look at the voting Craig Biggio will get in textures X 74 point nine this year to meet the fact anybody could look back and that Arab baseball. And say Craig Biggio had a bigger impact on the game and Curt Schilling is silly it's ridiculous racial and won two World Series in almost
Fantasy Football Podcast: High Value Targets
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. This Podcast focuses on the High Value Targets you can get in your drafts if you draft smartly. These players can slip to you and make a great impact on your roster as the season moves on. The draft is won in the middle to late rounds when the best upside players are taken. Jim and Pete give you in depth analysis on the High Value Targets to seek along with the Rookies that can make an impact this year. Jim and Pete will be back this Sunday morning too, on-air at WEEI FM 93.7 with even more. Prepare and enjoy!
do them both sides of the formation and guess what that got Marques Colston and stills as it's gonna say in the zone the last piece -- personal. Yeah a lot of you have got problems dealing with the saints this year you know the days of Devery Henderson and and Robert Meachem being the guys you have to -- worry about Shockley right over yet they've got a different level
NWOA Injury Report - Shane Victorino
On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.
well or you. Very good very good a little bit better than Shane Victorino but and we'll jump right in he had successful what seems to be successful back surgery on. To repair a couple of
And you've got to crowded outfield. Could this spell the end of Shane Victorino . I don't think it will he seems very optimistic if you read his. Read rob Bradford its article -- Victor Reno from the other day. He's very optimistic keeping -- get through the rehab process. Sooner then he's expected to and really get back into shape in playing shape and be. Not just still rehabbing coming into spring training but. Full -- ready to go so really -- to see that from Victor Reno because. They really do need his leadership and for those of us who've actually been inside the locker room. And seen -- he is a true leader on that team people do follow him he's a very outspoken member of the Red Sox. And he's proven to be an important member of the Red Sox now if you think of Victor Reno he's been a very good outfielder. Fielding outfielder says this is pretty good fielding outfielder Jackie -- -- are very good --
Little League World Series Podcast 8-21-14
Sam Packard and Zach Geld provide a thrilling and dynamic recap of the LLWS so far and prepare you for this weekend's games.
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that I just -- all he -- -- great game he had. South Korea coming in -- in eight straight wins nine Sarah. Eight street. Undefeated in the Little League World Series and Takahashi -- -- man power up which are necessary elements of farm rates coming off a complete game one it shut out. In Japan's won twelve straight Little League World Series . Start that again I didn't think Korea had a chance with Russian men and boom. -- the little monsters their South Korean
called it no. It's -- game this review in the Little League World Series it's got to. Unbelievable if you're gonna go volunteer umpires can't be shown them up every three innings about a terrible calls
Minor Details Ep. 97: The enormous gap between Triple-A and the big leagues
The 2014 season has been a fascinating case study in the immense challenges that players face in the transition from Triple-A to becoming full-time big leaguers. A case can be made that the gap between the two highest levels of competition is now larger than ever. Red Sox hitting coordinator Tim Hyers and bench coach Torey Lovullo explore that phenomenon, while also examining some measures that the team can undertake to narrow that huge divide.
really good big -- mean you've seen. You know you've seen what David Ortiz is doing behind the scenes on a daily basis in order put himself in position to be -- hitter that he has.
clear that there equator -- stated contribute to you know to the Boston Red Sox -- Is too young guys are no they're going to some wrought iron . And another late in the Hayward muscular to do it quickly or you know sometimes it's it's obsolete and you. You gotta learn gotta make the adjustments to survive and think that's one thing that Pedroia and David Ortiz a lot of -- -- kinda. Relay that information to the young guys and and you know it's sometimes this can be
LLWS Recap on the Producer's Podcast 8-18-14
Sam Packard and Zach Geld recap the the first four days of the Little League World Series. Mo'Ne Davis dominates and we get you ready for Japan-South Korea and Pennsylvania-Nevada.
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Fantasy Football Podcast August 15th Edition
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back for another edition of the Fantasy Football Podcast. This week it’s a lot of detail into the Tight End position, as Pete Davidson ranks the Top 30 Tight Ends as you prepare for your Drafts this month. Also, Jim and Pete tease an article at Rotobahn.com called Drafting in Reverse that is underway and can help you look at your drafts from a different perspective. Stay tuned for “The Fantasy Football Hour” this Sunday at 7:30am on FM 93.7 too! Enjoy!
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Minor Details Ep. 96: How pitchers develop in Triple-A with PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur and RHP Anthony Ranaudo
At a time when Henry Owens' early performance after a promotion to Pawtucket resulted in questions about whether he'd be up in the big leagues either in Sept. 2014 or for the start of the 2015 season, PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur explains the value of having pitchers spend time in Triple-A from a player development perspective, while also offering insight into what he's seen from Owens and others in the Pawtucket rotation this year. Anthony Ranaudo also joins the podcast to discuss the player development value of his first big league opportunity, while explaining his progress as a pitcher in 2014.
was on was up but he put himself couldn't coaching at the New York Yankees . But. You know he did he did a fantastic outlook there the competence. He goes stood up to the and you know
Little League World Series Preview. The Producer's Podcast 8-12-14
Are you ready for tears and lack of fundamentals? The time is finally here, the start of the Little League World Series has arrived. Zach and Sam break down ALL 16 teams in the U.S. and International brackets. This is a MUST LISTEN if you are looking to get ready for some emotional, miniature baseball. Get all the information you need on Mo'ne Davis, Sam Slaughter and the rest of the 12/13 year olds playing in this year's LLWS. Click now for the preview episode of the greatest sporting event of the Summer, the Little League World Series, Yeah Brother!!!
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