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Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey joins Dale, Rob and Alex during “Christmas at Fenway”

Dec 1, 2012|

Bailey sits down with Dale Arnold, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to talk about how he is preparing for the upcoming season. Andrew also talks about his injury that kept him sidelined for the majority of the season.

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    Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. I know detector can you imagine having Stanton in Boston did it forty plus homers easy architecture from western mass. Two words about prospects Daniel yep they can go hard the other way. I another one here says agree with you order percent top of the rotation guys talk about Lester innings a year post seasons died. Given the cash over five years five for one and should get it done. And out finally is Lester stats are comparable to average career he walked away from 244 million Lester has been better than Homer Bailey and look at the contract. That he just signed a few textures telling me the gets four clocked at. Well evening parade for a UConn for the championships I assume the men and women together out both of them winning the national title. Yes as tougher as Turkey's but happy for Kevin Ollie who now is the next. Hot coaching named to go from college to the end beauty after eight seasons. But undefeated in the NCAA tournament ally guys can say that are at six or 77797937. is in New Jersey he's up next When then. Just try to not cute bit Ali thank you and I can't believe that a low ball. Jon Lester like they don't agree that you like a side impact by one and whatever argument sake. We have been out of my. But you see a lot of contracts for your team that have gone got into the contract stratosphere and some of them have really worked out so well. But for a number like dapper Lester what he's so willing to stay. I agree I was surprised. When I saw what the number was at the end of spring training where the Red Sox know Lester broke off toxin seems like a a low ball contract terms of dollars in a low ball contract thirty years. definitely. god I G I mean lucky probably let out a little bit like that way radio reluctant I had. Yeah I mean yeah I'm with you thanks to the fall being a former yankees fans perspective. They're never shy about spending dollars. That Lester contract is makes sense and I've said this a few times. Because just getting back to this point I do think my gut still tells me they get a Don. Gut feeling they still get this contract done because I hate candidate it player just wants too much just wants to be a Boston too much. You back going to be here at the expense of taking deal it's foolish and a four year seventy to eighty million dollar contract before which. At ball way below market terms years below market terms the average annual There's no upside here it sounded like a Red Sox blown away with a give you four years but here's point six million a year. Which is probably more than you gonna get I guarantee each and every year on the open market that it could at least. I still think Lester would walk away from crystal he'd say no. But I could look at that is saying the Red Sox in good faith effort to try to. Do with last year what they've done with other guys which is over pay an average annual dollars but try to take that discounted terms of the number years seventy. I can't say that. I can't see it as they came under years came under dollars 6177797937. Bill isn't busted up next they've built. They would subject. who visual. You know what about. You guys keep in the world. Could together okay. guys they look at the guys renewed deal if everybody involved. Make him have the option to. Who boarded deals rivals ordered to the guys will. Make it work. So real simple. So three years of his make sure Israelis and three years seventy million. And then assuming he stays healthy another two years at how much. Ordered me at all. That would come out to volley at 5110. About then you know what would actions. YouTube. 120. It was cute guys so. Yeah It it it any guaranteed dollars sport. That that's just not gonna work for the players work for last. Well hope what works right now what made two big guy a two year deal seven million. With a guarantee. Appeared to remain nimble. The two more years of targeted what are enviable. Well let's get. That that that the five year 120 million dollar contract. Where. OK I guess that that's reasonable but I mean you if you're guaranteeing the money that it's not three years in the two years to five years. And yet we could what three years didn't work out three years it will be created numerous believe that you develop very animated. You know. Yeah I mean I like well. I guess I can't get what you in there you know again trial period so to speak at three year seventy million dollar. You know test blown the CP states LP and see if he still producing. The news saying guaranteed fifty million after that which is five for once money. Why would John again you'd think about it okay hometown discount know we heard the operator gets excited about it. to get past the idea of a hometown discount meeting complete insanity. Seventy million dollars even over a three years average dollars a lot of money. But it still. 50% of what can get out in the open market. You know why would I take seventy million guaranteed even for three years when I could just double that six years guaranteed at 140 million. You know six I can get that extra seventy million dollars over three more seasons just to go out in the open market. That would be a great team friendly kind of idea but Lester were being eyed Joseph and Wakefield once the way HL. What they've done so much for the in the you know 78 years. That burning up I don't know are already up at. I agree with UN and the injury concern for me is that they're now we are talking about Clay Buchholz we'd be having added I merely different conversation. But with Lester even a year it was bad in 2012. Still pitch to plus innings. Yeah I mean you don't get a picture wondering about that party and you don't hate you guys brought there get a going to be offered. And I are I think I really like the attitude that you just want the behavior I don't understand why the Internet situation black. We're not talking about giving the guy a 140. I'm not all that with the amount of money more book like the object audit. Well he had I think the Red Sox kind of Hewitt in the regard as well that's why I wasn't completely floored when he said OK if we here opera was the most that they had. I'll put out there by the time they broke off negotiations. But I'd be and neighbor of 400. Yell now and a and a big. Average annual value a Ford seventy for is an opera that you know the players get a that's an opera that it's designed to be turned out. Yeah independent though they looked like but based on the yacht I don't know it. All the the PR stunt getting negative PR because I think I had tickets ridiculous they have any Lester did lie to me if he blocks away at the end of the day. And and the Red Sox look back and in the end flick back and say. And they could of they could negotiate they could out of spring training but the only opera percent beat the teams the only one's gonna look bad that's an. Aerial my opinion darker integrated you know integrated I'm sorry you know it made it. It's the same age and it did Dustin Pedroia has I can't think of his name off my head to similar Pedroia as we negotiated down discounts the This situation it is thought here we cannot I mean update completely done park are now completely. It sounds like till the end of the season got to do have an exclusive negotiating window. Went thanks for the college and they've exclusive negotiating window with Lester. After the season is over and that it's free agency. But you know in my mind even if the Red Sox were come back with a big number in the fall. But it even gets to. Reagents even gets to the point were other teams are our ticketing contracts are offers a Lester you're probably spending more than what you have spent. It just get the deal done now. You just avoid any possibility any any chance did you rate in the another team another suitor and unlike David Ortiz we can't you know we had a debate about Ortiz is going to be even a market that is. And I thought maybe lot of people but absolutely now. That's fine with Lester there's no debate right. I mean when I can debate the fact that it thirty year old going on 31 year old lefty it's starting pitcher with a great post season track records that market. We know that that's the case there's going to be money thrown at this. So you have the opportunity. To not only negotiate exclusively with him up or you even touch or even Free agency. It to get an offer on the table to sign this guy if they're not able losing the player beat. I signing into a deal that maybe goes outside their comfort zone because now they worry about free agency not to worry about other offers them. You could have made a better fate in my mind decide than these reported figures in at these numbers are right you know he's not taking. It's an it's designed to be refused to keep brought out their deceit it's a hit proper. I don't think organ necessarily buy that I think that this mark baseball banner that. That they and as long as you're in line with keeping Lester some cables don't want that at any high price and that's fine that's your opinion I disagree by. It any band that wants Jon Lester back is valued at his team. It and understand just what the market is looking for the seventy's at It's an insult. Text messages committed 37937. AT&T like. Texas is Red Sox have too many pitches in the system they had the upper hand. Now that it's does its thing is too many pitchers in this is have a lot of starting pitching depth they have a lot of potential. As allowed by hope and is better than Jon Lester obese Kerr shot why not. But you know what you have in Jon Lester. You don't know what you have yet Henry and that goes to my point of if you're gonna have some of these cost control pre arbitration arbitration guys up. Lester got the money to do. He could have a a lot of money coming off the books over the next read of where years. Yet a pitcher John Lackey threw for 500000 dollars on next season. In NA and it not a salary cap sport but it sport I care about a 189 million dollar luxury tax threshold for the at least they're from last. I that to take three years the market's already at five to six. years as Lester won't get 140 on the open market I disagree I think he will. I the Texas is give Lester one of these two deals. Or for a hundred or seven and 12611. if the offer candidate for for a hundred then I would say you know the Sox made an effort. They made shots try to sign him and take battled down discounted terms of the year when it for par seventy it. and a few text is going back to a couple calls as a wide world Lester take three year deal and a trial period. We can get five years guaranteed and I completely agree this is an interesting text here get this one before the break. I you know I'm not entirely sure why everyone has the phrase 110 for five I should get it done because he had no idea. What will get it done in theory. Yet that would be a hometown discount. 111 for five years an option six and eight I have no way of knowing. Whether that would get it done so he's looking at 5110. I just keep coming back that number because I look at. What the market would probably and keep going back to guys like Cole Hamels you know reasonable comparable to last year's regular season numbers I see six. In 144. EC 23 and change per year so take roughly that average annual value. 43 in his case it's going to take a year back it five years old hometown discount. But he's not leaving and and the billions of dollars That's why I come back to that number I'll get it done I have no idea what I'd be willing to go to say. 150 over 520 million a year probably. Start pushing diablo or we'll talk. You see what the number but a number I have in mind. And a lot of people have in mind they think 22 million a year twenty to 22 million a year years and college day. Five years a 10210 million dollars 6177797937. The point though I had no idea we don't know. What gets I can tell you this though. Ward seven he doesn't get it on told you that before knowing. That that was the for the Jon Lester turned out we get back to your calls coming up next we'll talk war. A Red Sox get to the Bruins as well and what touch and the Celtics before the end of the show as well get to 4 o'clock Chris Blondie with Sports Radio. WE yeah.

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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

I don't know what you guys but nothing says baseball like a snowy Saturday in December. That's what we've got here at Fenway Park it is Christmas -- -- client. Joining us in our broadcast location here the royal looters broke its it's actually accurate daily it's good to see guys I sent me on nights on a snowy Saturday as -- period mean what a way to celebrate Christmas apparently Lewis now. We're not really a -- club votes. He likes. Yeah I don't my -- group on the East Coast Connecticut so. For me as a baseball players you know the obvious is good Arizona or Florida. I like those winter months get up early on this. We'll we'll still let that a lot of originally for a present are still lobby for his headset Jack -- got option has got it and now I -- gadgets you know. Like being around family I grew up in this kind of area. You know not too far from home and it's not that bad I mean you know a couple times a year you. You know yet the weird. -- that it's it's -- I -- of the the mile mile winners. We'll -- -- curious well people was up on stage a little while ago and he's insisting to me for two reasons what he was holding his stump. But -- having a little bit did you end up being given any weird animals like you were sitting above the stage -- when I -- keep in the clubhouse is talking about some exotic animals that -- -- showcase Syrian I had nothing about it -- itself fortunately maybe I'm gonna -- who's -- next that I don't know where where that number is on the tour but now -- there's the united. I don't know about water bugs on the floor and at the holes don't it's it's not a hazing ritual among Red Sox those -- -- come over vote goodness. No I guess not you know I don't know mean. You know it's -- sums up a lot of the ask yourself. You know myself included so will remember we're gonna move on from that it. You bring up an interesting point we were talking about this earlier I don't fans don't like to hear quote unquote excuses sometimes their facts yet and the -- are health was not something this team and a lot of this past season including yourself. Yeah no -- and when I was healthy. I didn't do much opted to what I don't capable of him. At the end of the day I you know. When I don't do my job I'm faced with the questions -- and I can do my job better so this off season really focused on. On next year no vacation this kind of I had medication during the season. You know and that that's that's that's the bottom line and you know I think -- as a whole organization of. If if everybody was -- their seasons of not doing their greatest. I think we've got to by the way in and this year can we can really take off and and I think I mean. You know act of respect to the organization in the front office for realizing that. There were some issues with health and and you know different things and they wanted to get ahead of that curve and not have to do with -- totally in the offseason. And they were over the make that big -- are happy to free up some songs for. This offseason or whatever the however they wanted to assure you that but. I really give the organization credit because a lot of teams may not have been able pull -- off theories it reset all the right things starting your voice heard it last January about. Prepare to play apostate I'm ready to be the -- the Red Sox. Replacing Jonathan Papelbon were to -- another big deal that it even though you get a whole season of the closer Boston. Looking back now at it now what if anything. About the requirement about the job itself that really surprised. -- besides a losing aspect of yeah I think I think what you -- you myself I mean I had personal expectations -- the team met expectations and we did meet those and and it bosses obviously great city and I can only imagine how good it is when we do win. But fort you know -- with those expectations and and the greatness of what it's like when you win we don't answer those that fell and you don't with the winds on the board yet to answer the question so. You know I I was you know so for me it was. It was it was it was eye opening in that fact that. You know that the fans are are awesome and they deserve a championship and I -- I feel the same way from that team doesn't perform and and you know we're professional athletes we have to do our job and at the end of the day. If I can only imagine what it's like to win and I can't refinance. Oh you weren't blown away and if you have a couple quotes a so you're gonna float away whereas you have books David Oakland. You know there was three people get a there you know I remember a couple of instances of federal aid to your credit you stood periods of the question but that wasn't that that was something like OK I understand it's part of the field. And he's going to be fifty people here waiting for me you know I mean that I mean I was saying when Oakland you know I think -- I wasn't. You know. 75 or hunter for a hundred in Oakland got -- isn't open to it comes with that with the territory just limiting Nat and and realizing that. Sometimes they give up base runners can't be perfect every single time but you gotta find -- a -- and find a way out of that. Last year I wasn't able to win and I really have to. Refocus on myself and and -- -- the situations in and you know doing things differently and for me. The fans and organization well most importantly the fans at that pay money to come see us play. I didn't do my job have to faces questions and they deserve to know how I felt about that. You know and also. It's funny I don't talk to you guys and I echo what would it save a couple of roads and they've only been at times but. I'm really looking for that -- today interview on the field after -- -- supply ship and -- -- -- my favorite stories of the year which was the focus and I don't yeah a lot I have been a publicize it anyway. All you can tell you could tell it anyway that you discovered something about the way you hold the ball with the when they were analyzing your thumb injury which I found fascinating. You know just working with our trainers and you know we are just kind of -- regrets. I kind of crippled the fastball little differently than boasts. You know pitchers. You know and they because I Griffith so hard with a much stress which may or may not create some extra stress that. Weakened ligament or whatever so therefore you you know like doctor grant set out. Cleveland you know you -- it started doing you know. People people do that all the time on the words are hope you don't to a pocket when they're running or something silly like that. You know and mine was running to a base runners and just the way Griffin baseball may or may not help that not saying that's that's the reason but. You know for me. You know it's I'm pocket change and why I wasn't putting out that that was the reason -- you don't -- I inflicted. You hold what you -- baseball if you look. You hope that your -- underneath the baseball everything -- -- which you didn't even know that you were doing it soak in until I heard Wright's comments. I really I really get that some under there put the pressure here so what's that tension on a little ligament and you know some most guys kind of hold on insider you know underneath and they had to squeeze that way and mine goes down it's a slow -- has -- believe you know you're doing him. -- you know. I don't know maybe it's I just picked up the ball councils are thrown a little kids are doing it throughout ointment that life wanna if you wanna work on some. Grips in the fifth -- -- -- that's not enough to battle now having dignity -- -- just a natural gut it out in front of the maybe that's the reason we -- talk about the disappointment of last year does it where you came back to you feel like you're a 100% healthy to you feel like you had. Your stuff as it's always as it always created it was really matter I expected that or were you seeing a difference in. Let's hear -- not be as devastating it's happened in the past that now I think health wise I was ready to come back I would have came -- Without that you gotta have that confidence to step step on that mound in the big -- now -- you gotta have. Know the back your head you're okay me. You know it's such a delicate position where one little thing could screw up something else so for me out a 100% healthy. It was just a matter of execution on me. Just looking back at last year. I just remember. If things that keep me going this offseason the things that look back at last year which you know fall behind guys and not -- mr. Nixon and those are things that I've known -- -- as example we've done my career even in -- minor leagues as a as a reliever was attacked the strike and strike one you're headed count. And I and I got away from that some reason. Could have an execution in. And all that stuff but you know next week myself throwing those are things -- focus on in. You know get back to what I do. If I could ask you potentially awkward question so. Afraid of us have as we've talked about a little bit earlier this show and a lot was made of the way in which he reacted to your initial favorite team and you know shut down but it shut the door at that four out save a great feeling for you right but he reacted. You know that were officers in the bullpen. It was it was kind of a big deal where it was. It was the approach that you looked for teammate yeah as as his teammate as as a development for the bullpen. You know how do you view and act like that how would you describe that and make it that has brought to the bullpen just in her personally yeah I mean. First currencies is awesome down there -- keeps elated at the you know. In the clubhouse you know around the guys look different but he he has is his -- senator it's really funny and you know he's got some great stuff it's unbelievable his talent and Stanford guy I mean I can imagine where -- -- was when when that happens then. You know being closer for that that length of time in you come back and it just kind of you know here it is your time time filler I can understand that that frustration. You know it's a little disappointing the way handle it yeah I mean you know you would that that's -- two out go about it. You know but. It's just. There's there's got to be a lot of frustration with and I don't I don't blame them for being pressured about it you know as a teammate. You know as a friend on the talk to him about the way you and I think that that was the issue. We're talking with Red Sox reliever Andrew Bailey my guess is your personal experience with John Farrell is fairly limited. But I know you had an opportunity at this point talked with teammates who do -- John -- who have worked with him. What are they telling. Yeah I got this all along at the guys have talked to. Are ecstatic about it and no talking with with talk a little bit our bullpen coach he's excited about it. And and they said earlier today that relationship with the core group of guys that feel as. So imperative so our success I think that. They already know his beliefs and and his thoughts in baseball you know Pedroia Lester Buchholz Jacoby all these guys. That's been around. Understand where he's coming from from baseball sense I think don't in the spring training the transition of guys like myself and you know. You know salty and and you know middle Brooks all these guys to be that much easier come together as a team because yard had that foundation of worker the guys. With the manager. And and his system and and think success instantly things like that so I think they're excited about it I'm excited about it I've never played for a guy that has pitching experience which. I'm really looking forward to because I know that the bullpen will be run smoothly and you know it's it that's got that's the hardest part of the game by far is in game management of the wolf and you know a lot of times you know you're starters for the lineup out there and you know -- -- -- off Rory or this guy needs to get in the game. Where's bullpen guys -- up every single days is about how I use so I think that management. Will will benefit from from the higher Ferrell and you know the overall pitching staff -- well I yeah I kind of half joked. For what makes it you're going to be on -- and I guess our first question is he going to be on the team at the beginning of spring training that fits your name comes up as happens you've been in the Major League long enough to know that urinate but we'll hear from time to time the life of reliever -- United -- -- -- -- -- -- doesn't -- -- from my rookie -- in -- The trading deadline came around I remember him yeah -- I mean it didn't bother me then but you're like -- -- did you hear what they said in and now it's like. You know you you're gonna compare the season yet you're in the way you prepare for the season the same way no matter what organization it. I can only hope to be here I don't listen that stuff I would've said I guess at previously I wanna win here I think I think this city. I mean the only two hours away so. It's like family means so you know if we win I'm gonna Philly -- do so. -- You know I want that so badly because not only -- deserve it but the way they celebrate up votes and all that stuff. Our experience adding it's awesome -- from my first trip to Boston -- as an open player might. Thought the time my fiance and I. We did a duck -- torso. Both the capital underrated great yeah -- -- Israel might -- -- couple times that the Boston has. You know it. You know. Under the radar so to speak in what not you know normal we're going to do it through the driver's -- 2000 mile island I was at first you know it was her idea I just kind of want to sit back a little bit and gals on the Oakland -- Susan you know right. The maybe you said I think you know previous radio interview that. Who won the -- this year was hold on federal compensation. Which he said if I don't vote for you probably why yesterday's later as she said something about it. -- is to see you on Twitter some. Like I -- -- and actually. They that happens that'll learn about it you know. You know it's it's -- -- fight Toronto's. -- we have sabathia in Toronto her sister was affairs so. You know I had my guess that I'm I'm happy to be -- wanna be here I -- win here. You know and I'm really looking forward to. Next season because I know that the ownership group we have and the front office we have. But guess that they recognize that problem last year that has that -- and they're gonna put a winning team a competitive team on the field with expectations the only difference is last year. We didn't fulfill those expectations we fell -- drastically and this year. We have to come you have to we have to do their jobs -- that you are talking what he has to be pitching coach that you found him already pretty. Yeah he's -- the song mama would back the locker as well and you know the way he went about just are short conversation on the film history I think. You know I we talked a little bit about our strong program. You know he says well come up with a full drone program for the offseason kind of an outline schedule. And we'll sit sit and talk about it next week on the phone and and I think that's great because he understands everyone's. An individual there isn't a set program -- my from programs to be different than hopefuls are blasters or. Resolute from Lance observed whoever's and I thought that was really. Really -- and I think if that's my first impression ahead of him the ways and work within the season's going to be the same ways kind of individual basis rather than the group. So insofar as you think about things from a fan perspective this -- with that with passion for the game I feel like. How much are you following the rumors surrounding not -- but what other moves the Red Sox might take this off season -- mean. You gotta be a fan of the game as a player right so I think it's I think it's instinct you know the whole. The whole hot stove free agent market mean you know my house has -- -- TV on you know. A baseball fan baseball player you know it's. It's it's my job to know what's going on you know kind of you know and I think it's a semi I don't follow it to the point where I'm studying it. But. I think comics say the way this organizations that it with the hiring so far it. I think you know Dave Ross they pick up for us and Johnny Jones. And I think. Just talking with my former teammates in Oakland. He was big reason for the success last year and I think you know having him on our side. It's only going to be good things I've heard from number of people -- is his impact he had on that young team that organization so I'm really looking forward to get to know him. You know and and obviously you know. Andrew Bailey Red Sox reliever for the holidays I wish you good health thank you very nicely nicely and dad dad definitely you re both right good good -- happy holidays to you. 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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.

Heath Evans, NFL Network: The Impact of Revis and Browner on the Patriots Defense

Heath Evans of the NFL Network joins Mut and Lou to talk how Revis and Browner impact the Patriots defense, the Vince Wilfork Situation, and the arms race between Denver and New England

Former Patriot Ty Law with Dale, Holley and Fauria

We talk Revis with his friend and mentor, former Patriot Ty Law.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Ow…

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.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, discussing Rajon Rondo as a color commentator, the NBA draft, and the epic Pacers-Heat game

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.

Joe and Dave Postgame wit…

Joe and Dave Postgame with Grady Sizemore 04-11-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.

Dale and Holley: Steve Lyons 4-11-14

Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On Pineda's par tar 4-11-14

Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, brings us around the NHL 4-11-14

2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.

Dale and Holley: Jack Edwards 4-10-14

Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.

Headlines Headlines Headlines: Aaron Hernandez in more trouble 4-15-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.

Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Ow…

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.

Joe Andruzzi, Former Patriots OL: Reflecting on the Boston Marathon, 4-15-14

Joe Andruzzi witnessed the attacks first-hand and sprung into action to help others when the blasts went off on Boylston Street. The former Patriots OL joined the show to discuss and reflect on that day.

Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing one year later 4-15-14

Mut, Merloni and Christian Fauria reflect on the tragic events on April 15th 2013 at the Boston Marathon and discuss how the city has changed.

Matt Chatham with Dale an…

Matt Chatham with Dale and Holley: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.

Reflecting on the One-Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.

David Abel of the Boston Globe : Remembering Martin Richard through the eyes of the Richard family 4-15-14

We speak with David Abel of the Boston Globe, who penned the incredible piece on the Richard Family in this past weekend's Boston Globe.

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

Minor Details Ep. 79: The…

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.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast #3

It’s been a busy week across the NFL & with the College Football Draft Hopefuls so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson plowed through as much as you can handle, including news about The Jets & their interest in Chris Johnson, the LSU Pro Day, rumors and news surrounding free agents & recent signings like Santonio Holmes, DeSean Jackson & Nate Burleson. Then it’s all about the 2014 Rookie Wide Receiver class that just continues to grow and impress. There’s a lot here to keep you informed as the offseason heats up and the draft approaches. Get ready!

Boston Strong one year la…

Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

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Brad Faxon gives his take…

Brad Faxon gives his take on Bubba Watson capturing his second Green Jacket 4-14-14

Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.

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Bruins V. Red Wings in fi…

Bruins V. Red Wings in first round of NHL Playoffs 4-14-14

LB joins Mut and Merloni in studio to preview the Bruins first opponent in the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings.

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Headlines Headlines Headlines: Aaron Hernandez in more trouble 4-15-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.

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