Wed, 5 Sep 2012|
We atalk to the fans shortly after our epic Bobby V interview and find out who was out of line... our questions, or Bobby's answers.
Pete and Matt react to the signings and re-signings the Patriots agreed to over the weekend. Matt gives his perspective on the fractured relationship between the Patriots and Wes Welker.
Tom E Curran, Pete Sheppard and Jack Edwards break down all the comings and goings from Gilette Stadium on a day when the changing of players really heats up for the Patriots.
We discuss the only topic of the day... the departure of Wes Welker and the signing of Danny Amendola.
Four topics we haven't touched upon... although today we kind of did... four Wes Welker topics are tackled.
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I bet you're the big show let's get right to the phone calls your Michael. Here's crash courses in Maine aggression. Are there are you know it's darker and thicker -- problem. I wanted to give you crude goes on on an interview -- or -- or and cartilage so little French. Which to me the shades. Idiot manager Craig could have gone down that disaster about twenty years ago like just such got a good job there. It was painful -- And I am just curious as to. And -- get -- below where do you think this Red Sox team is going to be the beginning next year. I hit it it it is the great question that's a tough day opening after they have provided themselves tremendous financial flexibility. The question is do they go out now where they did not do it well in the last couple years. And shot for the proper groceries if they do. Their back on the road to recovery if they don't. There in the same -- I whether -- -- to latest Chris about them. Looking at the free agent list out there maybe you'll get to that a little bit later on but if I -- them. What I would do is look at teams that have struggled a little bit with top of the rotation guys look at the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles are in first place Yankee fans they are tied with the Yankees right now with a starting rotation it's an influx all year long. But given a great open up on the Red Sox. It's the cheapest thing to do you've got tons of money. I would go -- concentrate on building a very strong bullpen hoped that Lester comes back strong Buchholz comes back strong. That you can get -- brought you you've got to bring Lackey -- no other choice -- hope that he eats up a bunch of innings. Maybe winds 1012 games for you and find another starter but I would spend my money on bullpen. Bullpen and more bullpen. Yeah I think the pictures they got from the doctors actually make your vote in the and that in the not too long run an even -- some value there thank you protect. By her daughter -- you I would -- I go to the bullpen right now because you can you can get a lot of players 2000002 and a half -- I would overpaid for some of those guys. What's the big deal if you overpaying. A two million dollar player and you played three and a half for a three million dollar pay play a pitcher. You're you're overpaying him by a million at four million this team's been accustomed overpaying guys like fifteen million. Then you're -- you know Carl Crawford John Lackey. J. D. Drew a lot of people and -- at a crucial link but you know building a ball and sound simple it is as simple. But it's not it's beautiful it's a tricky -- -- -- look at Baltimore Baltimore starter we've got to build a bullpen I think they've figured it out but there are a lot of teams -- -- yeah. Okay -- -- try to try to build a good ball and and you don't do would be disregarded get a look at the four year history of the Red Sox last four years downward track. Starting pitchers can't go deep into games. So look at what you've got you've got to you've got to bring Lester back you gotta bring Buchholz bounced back is it your best. A possibility. Of improving next year is those guys finally reached they're -- But if you only get five innings six innings out of some of these pitchers you need to build the back into the bullpen. Maybe you maybe you can piece together that way texts on -- -- -- that you should allow Bobby viewed upon -- freeze orchard I would do that. -- I would do -- -- -- is just even -- -- state. Pick gold Michael -- a longtime expert -- -- on. Packet deck hockey and you'll. Plot back -- -- it was kind of uncomfortable like yet only until. The IQ you. You're or. I look at I look at it this wasting EO Steve I look at this like the team's been uncomfortable watching normal seasonal. Out. Annual bet I hit it into great okay it. You know you like those two young guys in the neighborhood. You'll he would but we -- wrong -- aren't the pool. Want to come to be a little bit. -- -- If you -- -- how do we. -- we beat them up I don't believe I have -- I don't believe I don't believe in beating apple people I don't believe that but -- I don't know how how did I don't think I don't think I beat a -- the beat them. I asked him I asked him a question. About and I didn't even finish and -- as Michael pointed out. I didn't get all of the information out I wasn't just got to hone in on that one situation. I later brought back -- -- -- said what difference does that make after they lost six games the don't you get the impression. That one of two things have happened here that he's -- checked out or oracle can get fired is that a legitimate questions. I try ask don't that's what office. It is response about that he's been in general miserable. -- I it's to not pick on. Like. Intact start talking you guys have got that a manager makes the difference between may be. Editor so it. Not not even ten game well I don't live out west coaster you know Steve Bartlett justice must differentiate here. Glenn feels that way. I don't necessarily photo I think got a manager. At a good manager can make a difference -- team a team. If you have a look if you if you have a team that just isn't very good indeed and he can hit you can't pitch. You know has built James that you bring and you can resurrect Casey Stengel and you can resurrect you know Joseph McCarthy -- these folks in not gonna win many games but I think with a team like the Red Sox. A team with a core of the Red Sox have. A manager would make it. I disagree that -- was they would they had Theo Epstein an excuse me they had Tito Francona here with Theo Epstein making the decisions. Over the last three or four years Michael. The pitching has gone down to -- okay sure they're okay that's not managing but that's our front office the those -- decisions the front office -- Are you talk about managing now making a difference if you say that he makes a difference but not a big difference a football coach. Football coach makes a tremendous -- all I think a manager does make a pick a manager makes it significant differences and -- that is the word I would I would dispute. I speaking makes a difference significant I would disagree okay so why should he go. What should Google Bobby Valentine. And if if if all managers are are pretty much the same wire we've been estimates I'm talking about the -- well. I told you I would let him go for the rest of the season. I don't think he's the right guy for the make up of this city in the style. I think there is -- to this Bible tell you this as much as I do like Joseph meant as much as I do like what the rays are doing down there the more important guy. It's -- of the more important guy is the guy who's making the personnel decisions because if you what Tito you put any other decent manager. In the Tampa -- situation right now with the pitching that they have they're gonna be close to that win loss record. And -- Joseph Maddon is a good manager I think what he does is. Keep these guys focused. And on the same page and keeps why Ali -- 62 ago I made reference to football Obama Obama makes him a significant golf. -- -- were present the same thing because. That is part of the job you make it sound like it's an extra. Well you know he's able to manage these personalities and keep guys focused as the job description so some guys do that better than others therefore. That position is important because some guys can't do it and yes one of the areas where Bobby struggles mean even nine even John Henry says and as Tom -- TP. That Bobby Valentine. Is a very bright baseball mind but. Not always doesn't always do what players expect him to do doesn't always have. A strong communication abilities as part of the job and if he can't do that then. He's not the -- and listen up for the red -- up and somebody else who can't do that would do a better judge. Shaking your relationship as it has been with Bobby V in those players if Beckett. Lester and buckles were pitching well right out of the gate in April. You when I would be sitting here having a friendly conversation with Bobby V today. And we would be talking about. Which playoff position. These guys are ready to secure -- after the -- show way analogous six point 77790858885250850. A lot of people who apparently missed the interview. Would Bobby V here analyzed our -- asking us that will we play at when we play pieces of it will play pieces between now and 5 o'clock and during the 5 o'clock -- will played again. In its entirety here. Good good -- you know a couple a couple of good texture and AT TAT and T text -- respect rethink possible. Once as -- wait remember remember 2006 and how that season unfold -- the crazy amount of injuries in Tito managed to get 89 wins. But Tito got the best out of those pieced together lineups agree disagree manager certainly made a difference of a few games for sure. Another Texas as managers -- -- -- they can't make things much better but they can really screw things I would agree with that. And another was and that's a good -- managers. Not important on it right. When it's important in Michael is where you and I disagree I don't want it. I don't want people to project my my opinion manages means absolutely nothing that's such a significant I would say not necessarily argument example. If you're looking to improve your football team. And there's one of the top coaches in the league are available Bill Belichick is available money to greet somebody like that is available. What I give up first round draft pick for absolutely. Because I think in football. That guy changes your entire program he develops a whole system. She's in many cases heavily involved. Working would you player personnel people in drafting those specific players that can work within a system to me if you've been. You know embedded it with a football team for a year you've seen now works and -- you wrote wrote a book on it. To me he makes a significant difference in football team to Bill Belichick away but a lesser coach in there and I -- with the talent you have. You're gonna see you drop off. When it comes to manager they mean something yes they may mean more. As a -- -- that team with the personality that they yeah. Then they do with the -- in the -- the decisions they make about taking pitches up putting pitchers in line up stuff like that to me are less significant. Then are they cut the guy that can keep the club -- in Tito's case was great at being able to deflect all of the man equal. Okay and not let it in any way disrupt the rest of the team that to me is important so. That's why this guy that is right don't necessarily want a lot of games but -- can lose a lot of games for you if they can't handle that may be the case what Bobby this year. Yeah I think they can win some games for you to -- put put it this way someone. But it pretty well as talking to the other day described Tito as. A southern lawyer -- like a southern lawyer. He will. You'll pretend who'd do who do the all along. It's dumb like a fox. Tito is very Smart guy you know -- I get is extremely Smart guy but. He gets credit for managing personalities and a lot of times as a euphemism -- -- you you know you -- with managing personalities. They're trying to say you're not that Smart pitcher you've got good people skills boy actually has both. -- good he has good people skills and he's a Smart guy and I think you have to do -- -- to do both pretty well. Managed well you and I have I've talked about this and in the past and you you spent some time long time one more time and I did with -- with -- announcement some time. And people talk about Bobby V and he was first described when he came to this down -- he's the smartest guy in the room much right by them. We Tito Francona when it comes to baseball. I think he's the smartest guy in the room but he plays the dumbest guy in the right. That's his -- that placed the players because it allows players. To be the Smart guys it allows players to elevate them up here. As opposed to what you've got right now. Were I think players think that it's all about Bobby or Bobby wants it all about -- so in that sense. It's it's it's a factor but I citizen in. Robert Rector writes about it WB yeah I don't count today. And I know we're gonna hear an awful lot about this the next few weeks the Red Sox have to do whatever they can't get John Ferrell John -- I'm not I'm not -- If you -- John Ferrell on the cheap. Then maybe she's the right guy certainly seems to be here we go the smartest guy in the world got its extremely company can work. A lot of different angles and a lot of different jobs when it comes to baseball. I am not given up top prospect for a no sir I am not giving -- -- -- colts. I am not even giving up Daniel -- house that was I think he can be resurrected -- too much -- -- behind your socks writer red stripes by 1635. And what John Ferrell is an arrogant smoked now Americans are -- so I don't think something's going on there so John Ferrell might be a Smart guy. Mike you good pitching coach. Might be all of those things but he hasn't proven to me. That he can manage in the big -- And he can't get it done right now in Toronto. How do you expect them to do what you with Boston it's not like you're talking Boston's roster of 20042007. You won't have that next year by the way the -- have a challenge roster. Of the interview with the Bobby Valentine as online now if you guys mr. -- And it's as a symbol -- if your card you don't have access to the computer right now. We will play it for you in the 5 o'clock here's Lenny calling from Seattle Washington what's up what. Hey guys -- wall which -- the -- date in the aisle and an outlaw it you did a great job all. -- can only because they all want the game yesterday and you know we talked all. It's packed Crowell a rectal. And you know with a lot of guys here you bought -- out. -- -- -- Not so much you know they're part they all they'll watch ultimate and the baseball field we're like yeah. We are really embarrassed the you know not in -- right now and it -- funny because it gladiator we're -- keep -- higher on time all week here. And Alitalia although. All out here -- their -- and all my golf lyrics ballclub they've got they came here every at bat that you may have bought a lineup Megan thought. 66 and 71 of the main partners have it yet no -- there's -- an artist gave no bats and and everybody nice -- -- -- nice run since Ichiro was traded there's still far games -- 500 of them made the playoffs well. Don't laugh too hard and actually think they have top of the rotation -- They do the -- is not as strong and obviously they need to chose to score runs but they -- top of the rotation pitching is certainly a better pitching on the Red Sox Everett. I got a phone calls Arabic -- 67779. 0850 -- -- in Providence, Rhode Island. Hey guys. And he ideology that you -- two to call you guys. Now who's on your mind this is a guy collier golf. That are making and now what have you guys told me to did you put together and called back so look. And Paul basically to see what the restaurant ownership has done with the GI got a -- about the solid streak and not going to be. Go on and now I disagree. Block them by industries. So let me Egypt -- port city at around the best -- you know that's up there with me. And yeah well even at -- that he picked it up to that he'll he'll pack its policy. -- -- your whole little you said fifty or 60000 they would act now. I'm not saying it's a bit if that 5060000. And that's the only epic 38 and change rights to political policy. Now and I just totally disagree. I'm in. You know even these seats that the bodies don't get to double the saying I disagree with. The album you know you you don't want that they bought those seats on the premise at the time. That the team was gonna be a championship caliber type team. So now that you know that the team is seriously -- you have made the playoffs in three years yeah I won a playoff game and for. When you have to make that decision now -- went down the money. You dealing with a whole different set of circumstances. I'm not sure people don't now what they will they be half empty they'll -- to 3003230. War. Add in Yankee games will will fill out that you know 60% sellout something like that 60% of the games with fellow. But they'll be mid. We games in April and September. In which they'll they'll they'll fight to to fill up that ballpark no doubt in my mind. Plus there's the damage to the soft place to go to. Is she thinking where you're from seeing -- -- and Turkey ago it is in small hole or just to disability you know Poodle -- way. Probably Elena went up the phone -- those guys in and. Thank you America -- it was seen this happen before in cities and there was no bigger baseball city than Detroit. And they were good for a long period of time and that was the reason. Then it got really bad then obviously economic problems within Michigan. And then they were one of the worst drawing teams in baseball for awhile now they're back obviously because they have a good team we've seen it happening Cleveland. Where they had the longest sellout streak before the Red Sox -- we sort Baltimore. If you're not if the Red Sox can rebound come back with some big name players. NBA. Playoff contender next year I would agree that -- the ballpark if they can't. If -- 500 team around there and people sense that that's what they are they're not they're not -- of the ball park every night. Yeah you're right I mean we've seen this before they got to sell -- streak going right now. It wasn't too long ago one we remembered it piecing -- by the way wasn't a self made a nice differently apart. Used to -- the little attendance game -- games is tonight's attendance 15900715. Or 33000. I'm not have them sellouts but still good crowd just Democrat marketing opportunity -- you know there are actually guarded it yet but. Think it is gonna get to appoint word we're looking at twelve now Elway in the ball -- -- 171000. In the ballpark. There's no shame in this out streak ending and I guess they don't distributions they don't wanna hear that until they break that record may break that record of saying the great and -- we have passionate fans but it. The streak is over by the way of the streak or not it. It will even if it if it has and it even if if they need to give away tickets were give tickets at a discount or not charge at all. That streak is not ending until they get within -- Enjoy it's important to Jewish point of fifty or 60000. Seats it is the reason that the Red Sox. Have only 38039000. And that's up from where they were at 33. But they never wanted to go higher -- a lot of teams if you look at ballparks right now you don't wanna build a 60000. Seat stadiums because. You don't have to buy tickets in advance you can go day of the game. And if it's raining or the team is not faring well in August. You don't have to you can wait till August to purchase those -- -- by the mid April or Christmas in. A what do they call it Christmas in in December whatever that the Red Sox do the. -- over -- -- with the Fenway curses at them hard a couple things here one I think you've gone national. I think DMZ is interested in your sound -- is obvious now what I was very much DMZ are just realized it actually gives me. Is is planning a regular very much -- of the security -- -- that one -- with a cardiac issues IO. Number two number two Jessica Simpson you see here it is -- and yes -- somebody else's I love the sarcastic music. You played at the beginning of the Bobby Valentine and it happens to be Bobby Valentine's -- -- actually that wasn't sarcasm. Ben asked them last week. What your -- so right you told him -- played it was a good mood last week you start off to good mood today. Things changed and the other thing -- I don't want to understand this -- a lot of texas' notes that this will be a short. Blame the reporters for blamed reporters for your questions. It's not blaming anybody. It was it was written in several places. And talked about several places that Bobby Valentine arrived at the ballpark at 415 because he was at the airport picking up his son he was stuck in traffic. -- That's been out there wasn't created a little. Only I somebody may -- -- Michael there were five or sixty. Written out our players out of stuff that is an extremely bizarre over the last couple weeks. That lend you to believe that either he wants to get fired. Or he's kind of throw in the towel and there he feels differently about the job I don't know. Maybe he feels the front office is not backing a month that they didn't back him up at the beginning of the year and I asked that question later on the interview and you did as well especially when he called. 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