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Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox catcher, celebrates “Christmas at Fenway” with Dale Arnold, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier

Dec 1, 2012|

Saltalamacchia reacts to the Red Sox offseason including the decision to acquire David Ross in free agency. Jarrod also explains his relationship with the pitching staff and his development as a hitter in Boston.

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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

We will interrupt the phone calls for just few minutes and welcoming another one of our guests to. Is joining us here at table citizen. Greets everybody here including rob and Alex and eight Jarrett Dale Arnold nice to -- welcome. Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has completed the grilling from the youngsters behind us here now you get the grilling from these youngsters out here nice to see I don't. Help me here we go now we go knows what's up with questions you get. Korea write and edit right in front of the best hands of the beneficiary. -- and -- -- his wife says that. At that that's pledged. There's a lot of it was known as the about the clubhouse -- into those different manager it's. That's question you don't hear too much of that is a -- don't tell me the difference between the clubhouse you know that I guess that -- -- -- it was a -- it was almost father friend that you values in the clubhouse early every day -- card games you know. Grabbing kids bringing them in the clubhouse sort of in the air wrestling you know you would see him do it. You relate to this. Players you know you policy you know young -- acting manager and you know not to say anything about it it was wrong you know by the came in in he was so that's you ask anyone who's -- themselves. And you know he uses capital or school type manager you know and became men in this it is. It's just you know just past two years is that then what we wanted to be. So in other words one of the biggest and most underrated -- the Red Sox. It's -- the -- -- the last couple years has been Victor Martinez's son. It says. We -- a little bit of that in Atlanta for us that's for sure -- when we were talking about that about the the dynamic of going back it was a year ago that Bobby was hired. And then you go through the off season in everyone's hoping for the best quite understood that he was it different. I -- guy that you get to spring training and for your perspective what was the players. Kind of feeling of where -- it's kind of feeling him out. There and then seeing which way it was gonna go because there were some people who were very very loyal to veto it. And it he was gonna it felt I was gonna have to do a lot right to kind of turn that -- right away would that be accurate. Thing honestly I think by the came in a situation is we just came off the September as the worst in history so. You know I think a lot of expectations were I think for the players. You know he did a great job he reached out to me a couple times akin to my house I mean. I think there -- a lot of players I think the ministry Terry you guys are just trying to get to know -- he says feel about seeing who is. Creatures little different than we're used to but you know neighbors we're trying to do something different trying to get to the World Series where. You know. And terrible September so. Ultimately doesn't -- wanna win that's all we wanna do is that -- clip art win. You know and that's what we kind of took from at the beginning. While much was you ports of of either getting out to a good start pocketing up to its starkest. He didn't want to get didn't get out to a good start so it was still kind of that well maybe this is the -- I don't think there's any panic in the start what you did the year before -- because he did stuff like. And it was just kind of took off from there. But you always wanna start off. You know -- you wanna get some wins in the -- wanna feel confident going into the you know. Full season -- you know once things started on so little bit. We've still felt pretty good like you're gonna pull this out you know -- the guy's got hurt. And obviously you know we we had betrayed him and at one point that -- because towards others is let's let's win this without you know. On the big names the big money so let's go out there and do this and you know trying to prove people wrong. So two questions for the first what is kind of retrospective looking back to 2012 season. If you've handled you had a bigger workload did you -- accurate behind the plate you're performing. Basically right at the cusp of an all star level in the first half last year. It then you know and then the second half you weren't able to replicate that performance necessarily. How would you take what what your takeaways and a personal basis of the 2012 season. You know personally think you first after the season obviously went well. Second half I think it is you know a lot of got a little bit. -- -- down -- I was doing a lot of strand you know it's three different people and not just -- that's the reason. You know it could be anything you know. Little more disciplined him. It hasn't experienced the big league level for new years but I feel like you know what I would do differently from last year this year. Is. You know trying to put too much pressure on my shoulders with everything you know we've had great pitches we feel great coaches that this year that we could really lean -- rely on. You know it was my first Liu. You know -- to go to kind of talk this out. That's the place that's it was a good experience for me I feel like only get stronger from that. Got a second question relates to the fact that abide by the Red Sox are you know -- a very usual situation. With their catchers that deeper organization that's really happy. Since you got your habit than most other teams in baseball at. You can't write the part where were working together down the stretch last year so -- we -- both views on the roster but you guys got outside to David Ross. What's your sense -- the role what's your sense that the likelihood. That you know what have you might get traded sometime before between now the sort of next year. You know it what works to a school. Accidentally it's. But it's read it yet. You know they. -- our own ability. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's gonna happen that's they're it's. Hopefully this ridiculous and don't let that that is known my coach. That we're that your who did the rough not a surprise you. It surprised me. He's it is you -- in the -- in the organization. But -- -- either record career. Let's. They rates. No -- he's -- me is if it's perfect if you've been here towards reform here. You know it's nice. That catcher. That are on the game alone. That. It was. That he leads other never really. Conflict surprised. Both on the same page story. Learning so it is we've talked to you at all the the instantly. -- It's lifted its -- against -- It is that. Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is our guest here. Talking Andrew Bailey few minutes ago and he basically said you know my off season took place during the season that he was hurt. He -- I'm gonna start throwing next week my vacations are over you're like the opposite end of that spectrum. You played a lot last year I would guess that rest is is probably foremost and then you start picking up after that that. Yeah arrest was that. You know at normal time off but -- a month off this year. You know which was which was good -- my body. But you know since November that I get back in the jam him you know start -- slowed him in there. But -- to -- the same routine you know it's just something that's helped my body -- -- past years -- is the same thing and it is kind of prepare a budget proposes. What do you think you -- the most on last year as you pointed out. This is a different dynamic text not around you're the guy and you'd be running the you know while the pitching meetings and everything. What do you think you -- The most. I think I learned. The most about you know is you know the catch -- on the games we. The grind of a full season on that side of it. You know sometimes which you on the field that you try to improve on some humans -- you know. So you know was meeting sitting down with guys you know kind of sometimes you got your little heart that it was some of the guys and get on them. You know everybody goes through something different so it's always nice detect when I was with -- -- years ago. There's -- shaking a little bit today you know this would -- get is that vendors you know and system does he added that the pitches to you know for fears that it would do that too much anyway. That put those going to be you know life. The ultimate about winning. You know I think that's what everyone realizes and were inaugurated do. Does that play against your nature. Having -- like -- gravel with somebody and shake them a little bit. That's -- must I think it's a different -- drive in the eyes got everybody you know -- -- -- -- That's when I'm here for your. In my career with a bunch of friends one of these you know fairly -- care about them help -- do. But I think they understand to anyway but we wanted to do all of them. Do you find it veteran guys except that guys who've been in the game longer than you have maybe some guys weren't even here anymore where they accepting of that from you. Yeah I think so I mean. You did differently at different first throughout the local. It. Don't you thing I think just that it was a you know that there weren't you know regardless of what's going he was so great that that's well look couldn't. He could turn -- switch off and switches that game that he was in their news you know let's go. Regardless of what was going. You know that's just another -- -- -- -- -- -- that. Is negated it and even as there -- that before he gets them through that's these immigrant you know that's detonating. Like that -- were reasonable he's gonna you've got it's it's up to this -- he's first you. Like like those guys places so. So talented. Go out there and you know. It's like out there today interests that anything can probably -- -- You know so it's nice to have those that the person do. Given those descriptions of those of those guys make up -- to. The talent level stuff. Looking back how surprised are you by the struggles through patient had this past year. Verses it's surprising. Over him. It happens and you know there's a lot of variables abilities that each of the ballpark with the talent that -- it's. It's a lot of that stuff those were -- some of that mean it makes me feel like I didn't do my part you know when they -- Of their loved. -- these guys have done so much in their careers of such a young age. You know they can help it you know. Trying you'd better get better. Here when you go to there's little -- no hitter and win the World Series you know. Your expectations are pretty so whatever guy does that give them two runs and lose two ways of -- What you can do you know we destroy Iran's it was they get upset if they wanna win. -- that's what you -- What. What would you say the plate you know I don't know anything about it. It works. Little room that -- years down the road. But what do you think this team needs about every -- cute kids who say you know we've -- you have talent obviously. Well if you say we need this to be competitiveness in what was it. The biggest thing I think from lasted I think we're gonna a lot of those issues -- preparation I think preparation for every game. Knowing where to place certain hitters knowing this is certain hitters will. You know. If -- pitchers I think that's the biggest thing we've been missing. It is it's it's frustrating you know me that they hold the running game is another thing we got to do better as staff. You know we gotta we gotta try to limit guys get those bases that the nation had. And it throughout the male version forget about it usually get you out he's still second the guy at the -- -- that -- -- scores. Some stuff like that we have to limit you know council is great we've got a great group of guys like each other love each other. You know we hang out you talk Yeltsin's it's not about him. You know I think we got to have a good -- it's in good offense and then Bill Clinton in the right. This read between the lines you know you've gone through a lot of pitching coach you. -- all the work qualified guys but it sounds like I don't wanna -- in OK you want to find the right way I guess barrel -- start to because. -- -- a -- success in doing things a certain way I would imagine that -- what you're talking about little. It's preparation everywhere and it's not just with the pitchers it's you into where their position you know -- now there's some things. As a ball player you have so many things you opposes any of those -- offensive ready defense really as catchers pitchers ready. In the U gotta go out there and you got to remember this guy we're after all Maltby it's we get a flashlight -- Clam up there's a lot that goes into is that you know nobody else really sees this you know preparation helps them know so it's not just with the pitchers it's a lot to do with the defense. Often. Last year for a while you had to pitching coach. I'm not asking you comment on whether that was successor failure. This you're gonna have to hitting coaches are you concerned about mixed messages one guy telling you -- think another guy telling you know as something different. Think. You know I'd have to believe -- you're gonna have a team -- For hitters -- pitchers they're going to be the same thing they you know. I think it -- means that on weird you know. The players that's you know that's sentences him. You know ethnic classes to -- I mean they were heroes they say it is and there's so many scouting reports going it's almost half -- It's so much is -- the ball so much. You know that was. And so. It's almost like football. We're down the road some -- you can have a starting pitching coach and a relief pitching coach sort of thing. Yeah I do we have we have three really at three pitching coaches -- -- Obviously there to visit go to them. You know I think to have the consistency every day you know right you know whatever that is trying to get you know -- -- -- the runners weather today. This team isn't the best quality teams have to slow them thrown off its view about what. Someone doesn't. Have a and your perspective as coach and -- former teammate if you. Created throughout the market who at least in theory that Red Sox beat would be you know obviously -- Regis Josh Hamilton out of -- There great great players you know obviously and ultimately written a good friend with and he's just so talented it's ridiculous and it's just. You never I mean think about the last seven seasons in the big slump you know it's like. You know what he brings that lineup regardless if he's doing -- that are it's just mean you stadiums of Vietnam they selected one of its he gets home. And it doesn't matter what -- includes -- -- Internet anywhere. The roads and he's such a pure hitter in I've seen that got played first base and I've never seen in your mind as far as the defense side of it -- they have an agent. He's got -- touches the debt holders if you play well here. Those two guys is obviously any team. We we wish as I said Andrew -- for Christmas we wish you good health and and everybody on this team and I have a feeling there's a lot of guys can one get this thing going quickly as possible it would take the taste of last year out of Germany now. Yeah I think that's they wrote. It's been template while it on there. That talking about it -- appreciate your time thanks they could see Jarrod Saltalamacchia joining us here on Sports Radio WE yeah.

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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.

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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!

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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 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 first round of NHL Playoffs 4-14-14

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