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November 29th Hot Stove Show

Nov 29, 2012|

Kirk Minihane, Rob Bradford and Ian Browne are in on the Hot Stove Show this week. They talk about Larry Lucchinos comments about short and long term contracts, Jacoby Ellsburys future when he hits the free agent market. They also talk with David Ortiz and take calls to end the show.

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It's amazing. All day long. People don't have to me and said this these two guys debating on -- and it's incredible it's changing the way people talk about television. It's Lincoln Douglas for the what centers us. I don't know who who were as bad a -- to dance. Rob Bradford as always this year Alex -- off this week filling in again. Museum brown into the who's -- by the way is to know against -- yesterday coming out a perilous. Well you know what sucks but it was to go in and pitch again I want I want Pena and see why you hear. Why you even here -- the big question text Ian -- Well the fact is when you have three kids texting madly in the only at the text three letters actually a thirteen year old actor Robert. Well. I always these guys are on us and had to -- thing. It's -- spilling over to tonight it really is. So I just think the question that Ian said before and he was asking kind of joking here in the Terrell time. But you know yelling at people say but it's a fair question when the Red Sox want to do something. I've -- that we just have Alamo it's fair question. I'm having to start out this restless if a team with 69 games to see them. Used to -- -- its not fair to ask when the Red Sox and. I was -- it -- fair an -- and I Arnold is fair to say hey you know what it's it's unbelievable that they haven't done anything I go back to say that I know while I'm putting words I go back two years ago and using that example once again the only move they had made at this point two years ago was. The into military then -- show for the winter meetings where were in the airport. Flying to where was Orlando -- -- switched my -- three times right in it yet because Adrian is all stuff is going down the next you know few days later their Carl Crawford all's well best team ever different throws that are coming up with 69 win season. -- people right answer for him -- so they they also didn't have as many holes to fill but the when you get to twenty million dollar a year players. You obviously have two holes to fill -- message that. You understand bad bad season tons of money presumably yeah and is waiting but that's the biggest thing right. And so now when you look at them but one of the questions everybody asks about inevitably Salisbury free agent year coming up after this year. -- -- on this morning with John and Jerry and was asked about the future of Jacoby Ellsbury. Resource center fielder and we -- -- their go to those discussions active discussions with with regard to him that but I am aware of it. You don't know whether someone's got to come deal and make you look at a proposal but our plan is to. It still would have Jacoby Ellsbury goes here's -- center fielder this year going forward. Well I mean you know you can look at 12 ways obviously he's not gonna say hey look -- look at the trade Ellsbury who -- whatever you -- -- that's basically what else is about Jon Lester Hudson called Abbott. But I mean you can look at that way but it is sort of the burning question look at the offseason when you look at and say well. You have to think something's gonna happen one way or the other. And you know of course -- BS is opening deal wells for be on this team. But I think that you know and Alex for about the day I think he wrote the story and then disappeared somewhere real nor does it wears out but buttered BJ Upton when BJ Upton signs in and turns out the Red Sox. Really had no interest in BJ up through net and it tells you where -- -- a little bit anyway. Now will it be Justin Michael Bourn you know there's been some reports may be there there. Kick the tires and up I still can't imagine they gonna go that route both guys I mean would it surprise you at all. If two weeks from now we have a Jacoby Ellsbury is being floated around rumor out there. I'm not not floated around -- a look at this way. Bring Scott back with a year left Wisconsin he's going to be Hungary is gonna wanna put up the -- did two years ago and the -- benefit from that -- he's gonna have another MVP air. Type B who cares -- he -- look. It was a rescue with his MVP year though we in the onto anything else in the ago that kind of the year and said the economy but anyway I think there handed titled two teams point I think that. You week the only time that you're gonna trade him is this offseason because coupled draft picks scenario right. He is devalue regular teams trading for mark played into the draft picks. When he blocks. By. July race but that's my point though if he's not you know actually get the value are now because if you traded to a team and that team has him for a full year meaning. When he goes signs somewhere else they get to Trevor he's ever really good year -- and you make any higher level of play that you would right now all that is well again and that's the problem right now though. Yeah right -- -- but that he'd be looking up to -- got 75 million yesterday is that right now is a basis of disasters to ninety. Some -- you drop parts of licking his -- -- look at that and you look at the Ellsberg thing if Ellsbury has a good year -- two years -- good. -- North Shore and it's at that right now and that's why a lot of people feel like rookie annoyed at the point you -- amount this year and then. He walks and you get that year I got that body and -- -- and -- -- elected. 9011. Of respect -- that's on baseball reference right at the time there so but when you look at some of these other -- following these rumors now are going all over the place to talk about Lester at some point. Now here in the last half hours ago. When he Jayson stark -- you said Johnny Damon right in -- talked about Adam approach now the Red Sox are looking at him kicking the tires on him I mean not go past three years three years. You know is is that a reaction to doesn't battery though it's okay hey Napoli. -- yet we have we have someone else here that we we might be interest as well. Well you know as you said before the show though -- Napoli. You know is we always say this and it happens this give him for open primary in importers. I mean I haven't talked to people down at Texas and Texas doesn't seem to wanna get more than two years. Well I think Seattle might be the only team to Seattle so Seattle that ballpark grueling Wheldon moving and offenses are so -- him when he went there they sold him shortly tried asylum on that. And they're desperate they're desperate for offense and -- -- that's why you don't even though we have no evidence of this being the -- I strategy when they talk about as Lester will Myers saying he says hey you know what. If you did wanna spin around a guy like wil Myers it would be to a place like Seattle who's desperate for hitting. Who you might be able Packers are Zander Bogart's with and you get Felix Hernandez back I'm not saying that was ever discussed -- that whatever happened. But Seattle so desperate for offense. And they're moving offensively as they said and so you know that's where it's gonna lead that that was I think that is one MLB -- are you sending Alexander -- -- for for -- And that's the goal of everything let's say him. -- in -- look at Napoli for an average annual contract for him -- Well that's interesting thing right -- really see a weak arguments we -- yeah we talk about years. But with Napoli you have a team that team off from qualifying offer of thirteen point three million. So in that teams as has Ian pointed out. That team supposedly was in on him or has interest in so he they're not gonna pay him thirteen point three million so what is going to be the annual average of -- looking for. Ten you would think so but. I I'll come back to -- if a team ICL's desperate enough maybe they opt out and get too uncomfortable rainy day -- be more valuable to it's ours and other teams that carries perfectly suited for him. Well I think it's not only for Fenway but. I think that type of hitter that you want in the middle that line up in that lineup in general. Another Russian thing with -- said today Tomas here about a couple weeks on Harrell was this idea of giving. Josh Hamilton won in thirty or you know -- -- is that -- for one year you know don't get bogged down in two years but give them more of an annual number bigger number. Best which you know about that today. Is -- general proposition -- against certain certain situations that may deal away too much to attract someone yeah I do believe that the dangers. That the you've -- -- free agency in particular art are the dangers of of election night. Tiger era -- financial capacity. And making extra long commitment because of the pressure competitiveness of free agency this signing someone. You might like a -- for three years -- a year -- -- free agency market and all of a sudden that's five or six years. And now you have to do it because you don't know what the other close to doing at least. Yeah this is not an open negotiations supplying them and apply induction until this week and that's that sometimes -- -- along the debilitating contracts. Same philosophy ironically is Robert Redford indecent proposal. For big money. Really small you know hard for us refer Arab those things tied together around reference actually -- time. It I think that actually once he singing -- there is -- when Maryland shows a Christmas at Fenway on Saturday and five with a blind auction is bigger -- just it -- is there someone you take out of -- what -- fifty billion. Is that something it may not happen this offseason but you think about it doesn't make sense here a couple of babies philosophically as we go on here. You look at -- you would you say is going to be the sort of new ways and happen to somebody in the fall this contract could Hamilton potentially with all his you know problems bedecked. I don't want to -- but you know. I don't know I think -- a new -- and having it right do away from the Red Sox I don't know if it's a new way across the board because there's so much money in baseball right now. And there's been in you look at Josh Hamilton and he's going to be looking for whatever six years there's going to be teams gonna give it to. So we can't say hey you know what everyone's gonna take this strategy and I don't really know if it's gonna work for the Red Sox will be -- through CP does. But I aids itself and wholly different and it should be. -- that answer from the team do you get the idea that that's something they're going to do after that that's what that's their strategy sees some of these guys. You know don't get that 456 era program and -- -- and for the booted two to three years -- -- battle I wouldn't be surprised off the outbid the Yankees for Kuroda. Mean that was as we talked about -- shows ago I think that was just memories and it. This is guy who want to play a certain place and play for one year and need money wasn't that big a deal form. But -- you know they've also been helpful over already overpaid slightly for some of these other plays if Marty -- David Ortiz who's going to be on the so don't vote went five medals five minutes David Ortiz will be kind of in case say that they're overpaying for you know after -- -- if he needs is incentives. The but David Ross you know so. Hey Jonny Gomes. If Johnny going how long it take to announce that Simon earned a they come to throw their families that are examining one body part today but it it. Not exactly the FB rush to unveil Johnny -- it's it's like you said it's all timing out for Christmas at Fenway on Saturday Jodie what are you under the Christmas -- as Johnny until 10 o'clock be there. Last night before we get to Ortiz probably Andrew Bailey you know obviously that he was -- be part of that potential Farrell compensation now boss role earlier this -- said. They'll look at trading him what do they view him right now we had but we have Farrell. Jason is a closer -- -- right what what what is -- ultimately once you whats the options -- -- else is he gonna set a registry what do you know. Do you think they're actively looking to deal him well the fact is that if you was given up as an opportunity or one of the options for the Blue Jays. In the federal deal then we don't have. Evidently. It. It read much into it and -- season last year and missed. For a month of the company and came back -- pitched well for awhile and retail office to such a small. Sample it really -- -- law and he enrolled early good story about the you know the issues he's having with the newborn kid in. Do you think back to it is like you don't like to make excuses for him but I didn't yeah there's a lot of stuff going on and still win this guy's been healthy he's been pretty did. But does -- you do you want him to be V guy. If your bullpen or do you wanna go out and get someone else the guy that they thought Mark Melancon was going to be last -- -- way closer to be the guy throws that six in 97. Not to -- -- throws 89 in 91 and and locates. Three David Ortiz you're 92 break we get back to violate sounds like the Red Sox you guys are doing it and the next week to -- other week of Niagara actually think -- well -- -- -- you know I think that I think the Cody -- thing is gonna happen next week that the of people know about just under stock about something's gonna happen. I mean. It is bulletin -- that David roster Johnny jokes like him who the front they would shorts for the 92 break we get back David Ortiz of the calling -- David Ortiz after. Hot stove showed 937 WEI Kirkland and rob Bradford Jim Brown in for Alex -- in joining us now on the AT&T hotline. Is Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz David it is curtain and and rob Bradford and -- -- out of Boston -- you. -- -- -- -- Not much you know we had the assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox on it today. And he had something very very interesting to say we're gonna play you clip. -- -- Season. Microphone and yeah upside down might I live on the got a -- pass the microphone to the you know and it kind of reach around behind my back in. I'd be all cool Owens. Helping on penalty on -- that now. David -- David. Yeah are you by that you buy that excuse. No can't help -- -- north of in my side it's Aggies are retreads or whatever it is not we should they did before it's a bit. They want to make it opens so I wanna make up the issue about army he had father and about -- and you know. -- -- -- -- -- -- It does as your health right now physically are you feeling you were -- where you're in the process. Opened with a I. I. The Murton up -- early years. On the left one -- the -- but it was. What it out. Yeah so yeah. -- you know he the phils the wouldn't do it the there was. Mark what do you do and it. I'm older and we. Someone. Severity of that people that are not serve. Lamar runs so and so. It's all those. That are what remote where the moment yeah your day can't I'm not about who would go over. The you know now and you know old I haven't -- -- -- this sort of it. Burden -- -- blown and not on them. Tour. And regular for the first. Four months. So. Then there is considerable competitive. There he says you do that shockwave treatments dollar Boutros gonna put -- action pro. A few weeks do you think that did a lot of good Fauria were you happy did that. I think sort of -- in. Our skirts. Not a ball. Their that you. Would remarks. More than when you're when he called. But you never -- about as good -- it -- -- -- involved they'll do it and wouldn't that cool. So. -- -- It -- forward who love the Berkman hit. There the one of the things happen and few weeks ago is due buddy Torii Hunter signing with -- Detroit hum. First off did have you talked to him about that decision at all and I guess the second question is. Does it worry you at all about free agents coming here. Are coming off the year in you know to do it sounded like Torre really wanted to go to a place where. He he thought he was gonna win right away do you have any concerns about that. Well informed there we. Where are eaten bone Spurs are you cook or you wanna find out a little symbol. Or let -- once you do and I don't remember it. -- uncle who. Who. Called -- didn't ball -- -- -- it was a moment from Limbaugh. So once. I got the that are normal. If there. Burton -- we know our. Odierno currently under our belt Brattleboro. Who we're. Did dale would you like -- this team do this winners are what is there a guy to out there on the free agent market the you have your you know what what do you think this team. Really needs to take the next step next year. Wore them down on. Yeah. My little. He Shia group order. Might -- on the road in a little bit and I look for. It's not a or one. That that wouldn't sub par on the I'm glad you know. And public -- supplement. That's one person and will be. And I didn't perseverance it was a little solution. We have it was -- -- -- about coming up. And a lot of decision it was made. Cabrera served. The Wimbledon so hopefully. They Kamal on the scene in. You -- to a couldn't do it before or promote for bewilderment to rush the that they. We didn't dome home of -- -- so well in one down on quality. -- -- -- Yeah and articulate -- car. And some of the room. Well our system where it. And I think. Of the who murdered in what. -- could come back to a David need to get a chance to answer -- but are you concerned at all -- below. Free agents health free agent's view the Red Sox because your whole time you've been here the Red Sox have been a pretty desirable place to play. But they -- is at any concern in regards to that. Forward. With a little bit afraid the first couple of years probably. But. Wouldn't call on you agencies. Yeah and yeah ultimately it instantly. Yeah -- -- felt the -- -- you are looking for or whatever operative. Would not want to -- I don't know if there's a lot of weird about it so and so what I was wondering -- is because with a confident we'll deal with -- not. Or. Just look at that hurdle and analysis. Are going airborne. As. -- -- about them. -- -- -- -- -- -- You'll that was minimum compliments. Very well. It's comparable or Boston or important game in certain. Might have been -- -- we did not -- that is true or are. It's the same appreciate. David Ortiz joins us on the hot stove show the David Ortiz celebrity golf classic takes place December 6 in the ninth. It century grand resorts at cap cannon out. David charities for that is what what is the. Well. There's not a all in all. Quote -- of that I who. My the year he -- upon. Would lose. -- or. Parker for certain. None of water government wasn't enough movement. You know regular it was yeah it was and -- absolutely. Might lol -- promote -- -- Murton. Belichick called on him. But he's as well. It goes from a -- in -- It is -- the it was not a great. -- -- Yeah I'm I'm choosing to make things happen this is David actually inactive that robbed -- -- golf course I -- that that they'll never be the same again. I think in my -- life in -- little -- number games are tough but if I just lived up and blow. I hit everywhere he's you can -- -- got here. Yeah -- -- like look as they hit them or at least I don't know that it comes around that can smoke. He's British anything stands them up. Up up up. Robin the speed on -- and that's it and let. -- I didn't go to the pit incident or I can be it property you know if it goes up. David shifting back against their Red Sox batters with the manager John Ferrell I guess I would ask. What does John fell bring to this team that Bobby Valentine couldn't last. -- -- He's a man who we. Well and been told -- -- well. So I don't think for a win column on what we moved to who -- sit in Barack and so. He doesn't like. When -- go out there. That's unbelievable was what the problem that would. I think the -- up on the golf -- almost saying yeah yeah I mean it's. We -- our. You know the team. Form. Not remarked that -- well. I know a lot so. It was Garrett but it would wouldn't be. Form. -- block and that's about things as. Accomplice. The moment. Of all the rest of Ramallah. Form. A purple bird so works. Yeah the other programs losing. Not our. Rather than the fact -- and I said go to I have no problem. -- thing is there's a lot of good things happening. And I think that in the long wrong going to be. The -- Obviously with Valentine you spoke about the college -- there and that NBC shows that that you know basic gave up on the season you had any contact with Valentine since that. Not really. I'm on the solid it was my -- won't break a certain look. Who. And as much time and and -- brought him over the long run Columbia. A bit. Who Bobby Hebert of the weather. Four and once -- sold on -- the Cubs are so it's. I don't know whether -- Burton. -- -- Of the people. Now. That goes on as you and Derek Burton it was. Alone -- certain -- so I'm I'm support and bounce it. I'm human -- regular amount. Certainly an uncertain what -- what -- -- things. The two of -- Yeah. I think a lot of that is what I do. I'm not here to Garner north it now. The one of the older brother. Oliver Perez -- being -- Lover or -- -- know not a lot of our problem. Look I'm glad it worked walks in our no. One turnover. Margin. There's no world group so what was -- Bode well a lot of confidence is involved. So. While posting them you know comment on the incumbent closer. -- a marvelous for their problem over the ball. -- -- -- Butler. And know that -- And reliable. David -- go back to the couple days right before. -- you agreed to the contract. Did you think that there was a chance that you gonna hit the open market and that that you actually might end up not a member of the Red Sox. Not really. I think. Written. Of course -- did the perm and see what the -- And -- -- -- LeBron is now are important. -- Kuerten. In the lineup not on the line. And it was uncertain you know. Basically earlier couple sloppy so. -- promote live -- -- The ball well what do. Or. One big big -- gave little thought almost firmer. We're about to. -- yeah. David -- talked to a Cody Ross this offseason and so after playing with him pretty area how important thing to be this clubhouse of this lineup to have a guy like that that back with the team. Well I think I think -- insert them with -- who. Who are home. Abuse not. Only on the proper side. So we'll go into the end and so pretty yeah. It is really yeah. He's a great human. -- -- it's great great he wouldn't let up here and in what order. For that -- some of the well in order welcome among. Every day certainly is UConn. But it's not purple bird are like what are the perfect couple birdies and then it didn't. Didn't. -- -- that wouldn't. Did you and another sometime this summer remember. The well -- -- -- -- its current. Situation. Remark or broken -- -- The medicine and other want to know. Why. I -- circle about Baltimore. And he's doing what it is but it didn't. -- David most important question that day. Who who's in my foursome. Hopefully well you know. -- -- -- -- -- I -- its damage now tomorrow. They don't want it all on me down their embarrassing myself. Mom and give it a war and then. Mean. I offered it could be my caddie. You think that are quietly what we I mean. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Marshall so it is a made it a term a bit -- some -- What -- of a look at the online auction bidding you have the auction items you have right here. Unbelievable you throw first pitch at Red Sox can go to David. Ortiz celebrity golf classic dot com go to the quality online auction -- the first -- Red Sox games in a -- you -- if you want to go. Red Sox Giants get a chance to meet you but the big item. David you guys are -- guys aren't dummies running this thing. The second ID see out there -- is a lunch stay with Heidi what -- yeah. Hard right now is 600 dollars David the guys and around a year ago. Twenty times. -- have like tonight he does a great I've. December 6 the seventh to December ninth that's next week David Ortiz celebrity golf classic that benefits to David Ortiz children's fund David we appreciate your time thanks a lot. Say there's. Thanks to you know who -- talking about the only about the guys. That's David Ortiz Red Sox Disney he's not mean your your -- itself right it's away it's some work. There's an agreement as an agreement of what I mean Dave Ortiz enough. Let's get that obviously has put its foot down just put it this way my wife has a better chance -- playing golf tonight. They are. Quick break here now where it takes a focal fix him any guys -- talk hot stove talk possible Leicester trade Napoli. The Rocha and you want -- they're wrong calls right before the winner and this is like. What are we -- brilliantly half an hour left the last half hour before the winter meetings. Penalties and six was 77797937617779. 790 reset your hot stove. Phone calls yet. That's right at the breeze. We don't we don't have title at a brief. There -- these calls. The -- what what do you take away from the Ortiz conversation. I think he was really just a body balance and fired it into a restaurant up and -- of that not just that -- for respect ever left -- little respect I have for audiences easily -- place he got the contract he won it and now you know it's. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But I -- the -- when you have a feud with someone are -- anemic Christmas card well I was -- -- -- to get to the phones are all lined up 6177797. 937 John. John do these aren't -- side and used it on and yeah yeah I was made interview and don't get back and under our beloved David Ortiz you know I just. Yeah I think about him and I eat cheese fielder -- only holdover from out from the good times. I'd like to see -- get one more good run but can't you guys around until we can do or brag you know. I didn't -- up in the right way. Ups -- but there's small part of what he said and you sorry about what the -- and we need to you know power bat in the goal line. And I think that's as important you go back to when he's been here obviously you and Manny. Then even when many laps he was you don't one million deal when Youkilis stepped up and became a Sunday at -- dad yesterday a few guys I think this is a real concern with them in and that's. What -- -- look at this like absolutely take artistic Ortiz out for arguments sake look at it. We saw what we saw the last two months the last is right I might be on Friday and you know eight guys among the -- I think gate ten home runs and told ten home runs after. Ortiz left and that's why they're going after Napoli -- a couple of the reasons but. We said -- get time and time again those type of guys are hard to find baseball one on the rarest things in baseball and that's why you signed it Ricky quick -- on the home runs in the what was it land and total is one since argument and Penske. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Guys I -- are behind big name Adam LaRoche in dressing and maybe and I'm not sure which way I'd lean on him but. You know now at the trade that -- made they have the option to move washed out to first base and maybe that's that is. -- destination anymore. I like am I like the glove especially what scares me -- -- usually started slow and have a a better second half and then coming for the NL. You know I know -- here for eight days that's interesting in that as an aside. I've always. -- or been disappointed that the Red Sox didn't close the deal on Alex Meyer who went and that's. And I -- I vs Kentucky it's two point one good round we knew would get so. They even have a chance to drafted in 2011 so that's why I'm really following Matt Barnes goes to them I'd like to ask them. If there are high on Myers. They must have been higher on Barnes and they have a shot there and a what if they would have grabbed -- Myer where they took -- type of -- what they have but he never got there I think he stopped in between him with the Mets. Right misuari art were sets and we -- he hear it time and time again how hard it is to find catching and how is that a risky proposition even draft catching that side by. In their eyes nodding a lot of people baseball lies even though he's a high school kid he was as much a can't miss as he could possibly have the catching position would. So -- -- -- about -- -- and you look at and the Roche is a guy you want to be 33 coming off a big you're going to have three. That the -- are excellent -- And the Russian Mike Napoli and basically that it's obvious to me and Mike Napoli warm yet won't intuition too is yeah at least -- -- and a four of those two guys fall through you know that Euro grossed like they like him. And it and I don't know what they have sort of safe option but I think this the -- listen the most upside Napoli having him and I think the perception was that will -- would cost more than Napoli. You know going into the better known the guys about it -- legit first bases and really did defensively -- -- -- offensive year. Pitch with power buy it and write him about it yes car Napoli -- Carla Boston Europe next -- Welcome Barry Gardner nor -- You know up a little bit you know what Tom Elliott the twinkies released what he's no wonder what he would have done and hit it. Like you're better question what happened after regional news is really good that first year what are. Well Greg cobra pool grows older and was one of the options alongside David Ortiz and today -- -- management right. -- -- -- No Jeremy Jeremy Jeremy. You're it was originally ahead of the depth chart of Ortiz and -- yeah started. Some of the other guys in the last place can -- -- -- in the American League. Reports Greg Manchester hustlers is well there was no it happened Greg your elbows is he -- Big guys -- up to their current event as darkness. I'm you know it amazes me how optimistic people are. What this offseason and what this team you know they're going to be adding Mike Napoli there all the ancillary pieces but fundamental problem with this team is they're building Iraq and they have a core of players who were too inconsistent he can be considered a core. I Greg let me just say this before Belichick continued I don't get a sense of overwhelming optimists out from anybody not -- policy that is sort of wait and see approach a best. Well I mean who I mean bring in Mike Napoli in. Evan recently given a set somewhere -- who's saying that's a good who's jumping up and down that you segment. Bring him in -- I mean that in the Mike Napoli is pretty good how many people do seem optimistic about that but the fundamental problem is. I mean who on the team besides maybe Pedroia and -- course it would result. -- blocks played papacy than last year what is this team's core on the pitching staff what is the political the core players that you're built. I'm not thinking about when you say that we talk about the fundamental problem you know that's where you -- -- you don't know about Lester you know -- tonight it's better laughter at times he's been over for a year after that you just don't know that it -- that's further -- that's where the conversation about the success for next year -- and and that's because you can make cases both ways with the last of the buckles that you brought Lackey. You say hey you know what all those guys at some point have done it. By the same time all those guys -- some point you know -- -- is paying a worst case they're up by it but that is yes absolutely -- that's why it but it does speak to how two people are viewing this team. And the impatience and everything else. Big Jim what throws waiting to January NC on -- Roddick was. -- -- of baseball history tears and all -- dying game I I understand the impatient and didn't -- here's a question -- it was a key free agent. That the Red Sox signed in January 2003. January 2003. A -- full archive and David Ortiz in 2002. RTL -- You know a month later they -- alarm. And yeah this guy makes this point on Napoli at the time people are saying you know -- Camelot it was bill melanoma Yahoo!'s David Ortiz went one of these where -- at me I'm all about the big names this time no way. And -- I understand that and live by it the same time you have to look at how many holes -- -- the fell. And -- you just can't go when it's like with the Patriots when they get that they got on this -- by this bringing the Joseph Andrews he's of the world and every in this. A ton of guys that some might hit you can't rely on that you need some foundation I think the color of right before. Is it that's where the concern with this team is it's not so much you know -- you gonna get into -- -- Hart what are -- what are what are what are you building around right. And it's a -- it's a great question and I think what they're building around to be perfectly honest news is a lot of the guys who we haven't even seen play yet. Is the Bogart other Jackie Bradley juniors in the in the Matt Barnes in the guys that they'll grosses. 6177797937617779793. Said your phone calls we get back -- -- I -- it's a couple calls and here's what's next for Boston this thread that. Big game both good man in the -- -- -- out as a reminder for people us in the show or listen to Russia. What babies got a car that's what do it note not. So deep three cinema was with the I get -- -- Big guys they don't they don't got no I think it's that -- important thing here is not so much what they do to 2013. To -- they don't do. -- trade that young count on it because they young talent we have. Is more important fourteenth fifteenth sixteenth I don't what can get that the that impatience of the trade committed guys because they feel the need to make. Splash that -- great. Arthur Reggie the Brady at all this this is -- In no way he just said these -- the bridge year before wasn't really to break here because president this is the real wanted to be but it was never going to be this is the ultimate bridge year. I mean they might get lucky and get some of the guys we talk about -- them in excluding the pitching staff to go and -- You know. I don't think anyone thinks of anything by the bridge you'd get to the guys we mentioned before Soria right now offseason -- the winner meeting starts. On Monday Monday. Okay so. This is it's going right it was a Monday through now Monday's statement -- slow things start picking up on Tuesday and Monday through at third Seymour I guess for a masters a week from today Thursday easy does it into the show what is going to be different this baseball team a week from which are part of him. I would agree that. Yeah I think fit. In week we've heard at different points in the off season. We hear things that we had no idea about Jose Reyes -- yeah we we had no idea about big Jon Lester Kansas city's and we no idea about so there's going to be some thing. -- Napoli you know shall know some and I also think it did you start missed the key guys giving -- you like the BJ Upton and a world where there's going to be a trickle down. I was a domino affect me while his way for both those persons and wants one thing happens one leads to another -- on Monica you anticipate Hamilton Greinke those guys know the -- Palin's image along Hamilton in particular and his minutes ago. He's gonna be issues fielder. Dad that and that went a long long time and in no way and no one thought. When we were the winner being last year and fielder's name -- mentioned lot of people thought you know one or screw this up. He's not gonna get his money's not gonna get -- years ago our motto of this year's Boris is -- the money is mostly name's Ryan Madson. You expect a huge pressure it's too easy just died I don't I wanna I would -- better tell us and interest maybe make a trade and not at anybody's radar. We've we've talked to us of that thing this week and he might have been 10% down the road. With Lester will Myers or whatever but that's a big -- that accurate. And Acura was at the big disservice 10% Oscar to start yet a buck but it's something you've started that could be continued. Ian thanks offered -- thanks I'm part of the time go. Amazing it is amazing how fast the one our show was when he -- -- committee hang back and -- -- radio and Asia after -- Marconi are all special thanks to David Ortiz and David Ortiz celebrity golf classic. Go to David Ortiz celebrity golf classic dot com because by the the where the windows online auction a -- -- what the -- actually is from. Great I was great cause David Ortiz children's fund thank the panel today. There's a couple of company rare good Thursday night football game Falcons Saints that's next.

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