WEEI>On Demand>>Ben Cherington talks about the trade deadline

Ben Cherington talks about the trade deadline

Jul 27, 2012|

Mut and Merloni talk about the Ben Cherington interview and what he should do at the deadline.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

I hear from bench Eric in here just the second it's not -- ID 37 WEEI start in baseball today. Tea right now on the 11 o'clock now we're gonna get to some football as well saves the east is fascinating this year. What do talk some guys involved these teams in the 11 o'clock -- our guy Campbell lark at noon of course. Everyone's favorite game over under at one point a lot of Red Sox questions for wonders. Our bench -- earlier today would be antsy about the upcoming trading deadline for your Boston Red Sox. And it so. Which that we spend more time in the room each other about deals -- -- you have thirty or forty phone calls. Other in Europe or the so. -- are continuing. You know congress subject matter those proposal. You know and some rather than doing. What we do this weekend. Out of -- and as your approach been been etched in stone and determined that is buyer or seller or will this weekend in New York help determine that for you. What we have to do you were so -- of the mindset. You know -- look at where we are standings it's situated. Services that are right ahead of us -- -- purchase. We don't believe there's there's there's any of those -- -- -- better certainly it certainly more sound. Though and that's exactly or not they -- out -- aren't. You know you're an NRA. And war. Or you know turn away that would improve -- chances of winning an a or via. The charity basically admitting to add this weekend is going to be a long way deciding what they do you and I half wonder the as a Red Sox fan should be rooting against them. To win this weekend that you get to that deadline in trade off some of the parts that are not necessary for a team not contending. I'm not trying to fix the whole thing here Lou but I'm saying if you get to that position. It's -- to trade pieces off that you can't use get something for turn. Does not help the process. They don't try to Beckett or get a Crawford right doesn't start the -- is a real. -- -- -- -- I don't think it helps pick by getting rid of these guys you gonna get that prospect back that's gonna make it worth. Two months. Of sending a message to your fan base you know this -- you you know how it works. Okay so you're gonna video -- here even after six games out in August 1. There's a ton of teams you gonna continue here -- from bent it we have a lot of talent this team. You know I don't think the return of your sweetie shop -- go to regular aren't you out of -- Cody Ross's of your bullpen guys a guy like Eric cook. I just don't tickets it's and it's gonna get back enough. This -- say yes we're done we're gonna play out the stretch final two months analysis organization doing now. Instead they're gonna say you know is that prospect worth that or do we have a team that could make this crazy sort of run. That potentially they do have been not doing it. -- with -- lest the polar ball the way they are but you know the these guys -- -- has seen. A lot of these guys at their best. And then when you do that you'd think that there and you just waiting for the come up. So I don't think the return they gonna get some of these guys by selling. It's gonna be enough for them to sit there and fought for the last two months it's and that -- the fan base we we know audit -- this organization works and it starts to happen. Here is a blue print your magical run for Japanese phone calls he got 63 games left. Usually if you look back at the AL standings the fifth place team in the American League as a league not a division as they lead. Is about 89 wins do you think it'll probably take 89 wins. To get that final wild card spot into one game playoff. That -- gotta go 43 and twenty over your final 63 games if you wanna get to 89 wins. On this 63 games you've got left. 42 against these winning records. 27 over a third. Are against the top five teams in the American League yankees Rangers angels. Tigers and the Oakland a's are also one of the top five teams the American League. And you got seven more games on the road the need you at home. So that's that's what stared down the barrel on oh by the way. About 20% of your games down the stretch against the Yankees nine of those Yankee Stadium. So that's that's. That that's the road to the playoffs that's the road to 43 twine goes through 42 games against the top five teams in the. Five really I mean in Oakland has gone an amazing run to get the report when -- out. Get a goal 303628. The rest of the way. Which -- eight games over is no question about it but they won an amazing run just to get there. And that's why I don't think knew that the leader of the wild card. The winner of the -- could -- and one. Look at the American League. You know army and this is so much parity -- that that I think 808586. Connection gets your plane game for that plane game. We get into the playoffs yet it's chaos. Well and that means those. If you think that that 85 wins is gonna get -- in to the sec while it's hot damn close in five really sick that means LA Oakland and Detroit. Are gonna go what thirty and thirty basic 500 baseball on the stretch you believe right now those teams are gonna go about 500. Or two of those three teams. Mean that's on what can and here they -- 54 wins the angels do and I got sixty some odd games to go and Oakland's in the same spot Detroit 53. You'll get sixty games to go adding thirty to that to get around your. 85 number per second while cart. It's kind of hard to imagine that almost teams are gonna go 500 you're gonna get enough to pass them. There's a pretty good teams right there. And even then in middle we talked about earlier this week. It's not just -- teams are front and it's the amount of teams got to sort of leap frog and that's what makes it's so tough and yup that's what this weekend is so important. 6177790850. Jerry's in a -- -- up when Butler hi Jerry. Jerry how are you meant. -- -- and you really does speakerphone -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Hey did you Jimmy I don't I think -- -- and admitted today he does though. Well I don't expect all you law. And -- -- -- it. -- What. It. I don't feel -- all. -- -- All right I sort of outweigh what -- Boy. I think. Jobs. Are about. I don't -- the I'm trying to figure out. What what's Ryan's plan -- Minnesota. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- None I'm just saying -- -- planning beat I believe people are people out there in Oakland can't figure out what help Billy -- is banking because he he trades away these. No great players it's a bunch of prospects. And then elect a cable got to regroup at this prospects and then try to weigh all the prospects for another group of prospects. 0000. It'll work out. I don't think you get an eight to have a Red Sox all the moment you meet a problem on a the. But the point is -- is that. Is that you really don't know what the plan is and I agree but to me a general managers and rocker come on here and a -- show. And say that we are done I'm gonna unload each and every player in his team. You know I mean but it would be nicer and that's not his job. OK come on to say it would -- A kid that's. I don't wanna hear that from him either now want him to -- appear one and to say that things that he did. -- -- some somebody pops -- -- say I'd just be honest with everybody and tell us that you were under performing and it doesn't look good and was your bank can do. I apparel at GM coming on in morning -- were done. As far as the plan goes I don't know what it is. It's not Penn's job that Tony. Really what his game plan is. It's one to do next acute. We'll see what happens I will continue with your phone calls that 6177790850. To all free 8885250850. We start with the Red Sox and the importance of this weekend. And what they do against the Yankees back to your phone's keypad here.

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Lo…

It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

Celtics President Danny A…

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

John Lackey with Joe and Dave after he pitches a great game to beat the Yankees

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Reca…

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike…

Red Sox Assistant GM Mike Hazen chats with Dennis and Callahan

Hazen joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk for the Front Office Report to give us the latest on all things Red Sox. He also gives his take on the Michael Pineda pine tar controversy.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Lupita Nyong'o is the Most Beautiful Woman 4-24-14

Headlines of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane include the most beautiful woman, three lesbians and a baby, and a murder tattoo.

Pine Tar Finally Catches up to Pineda 4-24-14

Dino, Gerry & Kirk evaluate the newest contender for dumbest athlete.

Buster Olney, ESPN: Farre…

Buster Olney, ESPN: Farrell did the "exact right thing", 4-24-14

Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Michael Pineda using pine tar at Fenway and getting ejected from the game. He also discusses the reaction from Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

Bruins and Red Wings get set for Game 4, 4-24-14

Mut and Merloni preview Game 4 of the first round of the NHL PLayoffs between the Bruins and the Red Wings.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN: On Pineda's pine tar

Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to talk about Pineda's pine tar incident, the Bruins Red Wings, and the Celtics.

Dale and Holley's Four at…

Dale and Holley's Four at Four Milestone Editon - 4/23/14

We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley: Pierzynski just needs more familiarity with this pitching staff 4-23-14

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Holy Diver? Bruins win but focus switches to Brad Marchand's instigating tactics 4-23-14

We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Fantasy Football Off-Seas…

Fantasy Football Off-Season Podcast 4

The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

Boston Marathon director …

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray 4-22-14

Dave called in to discuss the epic Boston Marathon.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: David Gregory is tanking 4-22-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

More from this show

A great Marathon Monday 4…

A great Marathon Monday 4-22-14

The guys opened the show by discussing yesterday's Boston Marathon and Kirk's run.

More from this show

Shawn Thornton on the gam…

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

More from this show

Weei Writers