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The Annual Red Sox Spring Training Media Roundtable on Dennis and Callahan

Feb 20, 2013|

John and Gerry end their trip to Fort Myers by welcoming Rob Bradford, Gordon Edes, Steve Buckley, and Tom Caron to the set. The roundtable closes out the week by giving their predictions for the 2013 campaign.

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For the final -- of our final day that read such retrain. In Fort Myers, Florida our annual -- ads bring it to assimilate Motley ugly look and crew of media members at Boston. And I think we've cut over over outdone ourselves just yet known how we get Gordon needs thank god the camera or off Steve Buckley rob Bradford and Tom Karen joining us gallon here at the broadcast -- just like jumping off point here gentlemen. I know it's early I know it's only been a week we could happen at the case may be what is your first and overriding impression thus far of this camp what appears what smells. Feels different than what we've seen in the past year. I I would say order that there -- business community chaos some light years and you go back to the the video screens in the clubhouse with. The in the will put runners go for -- that there aren't singled -- -- -- Steve Harvey show a valid IP Valentine animation right that was and in you know I think the first week is spring training you guys might agree or disagree it was way too much blaming Bobby everything happened last year. Beginning with David Ortiz referring to the manager relate growth but I think with comfortably -- that now everyone is on board. But aren't you suggesting that. Bobby deserves some blame by referring to chaos last spring night I don't remember seeing chaos in the first couple weeks all I -- I ever. -- -- -- -- No I disagree and. Lately that I was on the snow and -- that I had grave doubts about this team and got lapped up the -- so. No I thought troubling signs posted. -- -- -- We have put up. -- It was it was a bad companies of uncertainty. And people getting defensive about it. Guys trying to do too much guys trying to be so somebody -- it really they weren't a lot of home. And then just like you said the jumpstart that what is this video stuff in the middle locker room you know what. What do these everywhere and get their hands in at 8:30 in the morning -- here Louie -- get all fired up you know it just it was just different. Bobby did try to reinvent the wheel some last spring it did and with a veteran team you can't do that we we talked about it being Bobby's fault and so he wrote the column about it but he blaming everything on. On Valentine but it was. Lot of bit at the end of the day the dysfunction between -- and coaches. And it was like the team with work kids trying to do well at school during nasty divorce can start I think that lasted I think that lasted longer I think that's -- -- the players were role in the rise from the get go. But it you got to the point where I get the sense that the players' analyst at some point we have to take some ownership of it. But it the dynamic with the coaches expert is officially our few coaches really never get any better. Did that all go to -- -- a hand basket win with the duke lists incidents and in the Pedroia reaction is that we will do things like that isn't that about where Bobby fell off the cliff Stanford's -- the season which. Yeah that's -- Port of no return right right clearly in and you know we talk about the coaches in and you remember rob last bring. Tim Bogart in in body McClure would come out to stretching thinking that. That day was -- followed. The course that they have charted Bobby would come out changed everything. You know that we're not seeing this spring ahead at this camp has been run very efficiently and and you -- You can just sent Seattle comfort level -- If you imagine that you imaginative Bobby if John -- came out and said I really don't believe in the wind I really don't think it is part of a baseball then I. I reporters go at the one you have is it that well he doesn't know really what he's talking about that he's never been a pitcher -- this just would never -- Q do you. Think that translates into wins that's the question -- they're gonna win us all old school guys we just said it would Dave Ross. Twenty minutes and enemy could denies equipment and more gracious he loves them and Cameron Tommy Boy and I -- I know is that either -- adjusted pre -- -- what do I have to put a bunch of cool guys together how many wins does it. -- the last week we start of the -- as we do every night. Is that. I consider it that it win ninety and I can just as easily sitters and lose. I can't remember the last time there's been this many apps I run on a calm and that it could be 85 and I think everybody would give five. -- -- You go about their knowledge while said that they won it all are tied for other -- every every team that -- it again. And guys -- -- if this is like 79 and it correct -- by minute ago my two concerns are. I can boil it down to one a and one B one day. Is western buckled what are they gonna give you and then one B -- if that's gonna get out of or reasonable. Now and in those questions nobody can answer right now nobody can currently sit here and say should get -- don't you think Ortiz and Napoli is disaster that happened like. For second week you know. Or -- ticket you're you're you're not ready to answer any questions that we imposing it in that you don't know there's they're -- thinks that Moscow real yes -- -- -- And -- -- I don't think the last her book holes -- The that's a stretch I think it's. You were about the Achilles yes that's too many things that can go wrong but. I sat here last here with you guys on this roundtable saying to me the biggest appears they have is Lester and Lackey and whomever back in this case. Had had their you know rely on their sense of professionalism to get back and it and it was -- that but I'll -- it means that it's gone. Is Jon Lester don't really think he has I don't know what he's done now don't know but not on days when -- but ignored the advice and went on and let your 15% on manager at. He's got what he used to be which is mean. Not -- -- And watch here I saw the rolling of the guys and the umpire saying it and that wasn't Jon Lester I don't know where that they came from. Jacket or what just that the chicken in the -- I have no idea but I remember when he pitched in on the all star game a couple of years back. And we were talking to him and I said he faced him we were married and I said. Boy you know they -- -- we -- playing importantly him Mary you -- wolf repeats here and say for the going to be realistic he says no I would never have a pizza with him Ramirez. That's big I want back -- -- that by about bird Oliver talked to the -- these guns and get a good -- well no he did his job CI I I didn't read it that way in in in my conversations with -- -- I didn't. Hiding come away with that say it's either I think what he says what he certainly said to me and in rob I think he was saying similar things to you it's. In the in the midst of -- wreckage of -- season there were still things that he. Look cute that he could build on for next here the fact that he did -- seventeen quality start he wasn't saying. You know because I made seventeen qualities -- it wasn't a horse big areas -- say it was that in and you know this whole idea whether recent days are not set that aside. Just that the big question for me coming into this season easy it was last year aberration or is he going to be the guy who for four straight years. Gave -- 200 innings won fifteen games -- more struck at a 150 or more in had an earned run average that was -- percent better. In the league average you know -- that left handers in history have done that yet. Farrell asked him picks him isn't barrels blog at the list wouldn't be Barton Lester Lester and -- that barrel. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And it was exactly went -- doesn't he can fix it right away but that's the encouraging thought we go back to what you said about when I talked the last year. You know that the thing that he got riled up over with next level the next level -- it will what he expected to win 25 games aside -- -- right okay this so there's that. But there's also what's wrong -- -- doing what you did for the previous four years in the next four years and take away that they've been under way with an attempt at all people with site up there if you if you said Jon Lester we're come out and went fifteen to seventeen games and have the RA he did. On the average those four years you would sign up for that and you know what. That would go a long way to get this team to the title -- told your Gordon who's your favorite new guy. My favorite new guy. I would thinks so far in my own experience is been victory. He's been right you know I mean. He makes no secret of the fact that he deals with the eighty GM and you talked to early in the morning men those -- -- pop -- -- -- -- right and a mile a minute but. I think he brings a tremendous amount of energy here. If he's got a bloody group -- -- thirteen million they'll you know your wallet later in your mind. The thing is you what you have to do when you look at those salaries is the fact that none of them are board long term commitment you know they. This may be the famous bridge here yet -- would we would be bettering guys. That that. I think there's a lot more depth in this line. I think there's a lot more balance in the -- but again it goes back to the fact that all of these guys so many of these guys have to bounce back from bad years. Yeah they'll. Dodge arena might be the one that -- about the most. Economy because of the way he's played his his game high energy -- legs that age that -- You know to like NC bouncing back -- okay Ross was okay now listening but he's bought them physically also for this year. I think apple define victory seek -- I don't he's going to be flat -- -- -- -- current scheduling regular MRI but let me -- to what have you ever -- -- -- them and find that even you know -- right and I think that question may need a left handed hitting first baseman. And they don't seem to carpet why is that I think yeah I think they aren't just -- America and -- the left handed hitting left field. Well can -- playoff at all for all you Whitman I pick and we don't you're you're you're you've got every night Hazel -- and I heard it the other day after Alex vacuum out of that ultimate goal that is what happened -- wandered down one of the practice you know -- lob the ball and they did with Jack -- of the Arnold and I hate the media and I had gotten that yet the Fedora on it at the radar -- yet the stop watch yet the whole war like that guy at Dodger Stadium a shot behind in an America where it where the -- but you'd like -- who got the -- like Korea but. That was act that was putting and show all okay with this -- -- figured out -- have fun although the floor. But what about Michael Brown. Jackie Bradley Effect -- -- because there is reportedly discovered footer with no fifty they would have to Jackie Bradley senior -- -- -- Jackie -- the thing. Wilson polish is the only -- what can he be left and that is drugs on. Bomb is I don't think you're a -- that's him -- Friday. You want me I thought Charlie partridge get smacked down by Alex about it -- out gas so he asked to get back to. Yes -- he's just that little baby. And he's 23. I I know -- -- three very old Jerry Rice harper we've had this conversation and you'd I don't think it's nice lead guy's minds on in the league and from would be thirty threes that and hopefully. I think I would look forward to some watch him at all if the rest -- You know I got to that point at that point -- I've talked about what the most of what the most important players I think -- -- -- because. We know victim view you can give victory to bounce back you what you -- not Jacoby Ellsbury out eleven. They have something happened -- very that's a big hit for the steepest. -- I think an outfield gets a remarkably thinner and you don't have any where near the -- all the old Mary who replaced senator Victor Reno Victorino Utley. Victory victory -- -- -- maybe later on new years which we all agree that two years ago when a certain tabloid newspaper in Boston have been headline best team ever -- those days that that that was not good for this baseball team. No with the proper -- with Crawford and gonzo and and the sense and not just that it. What everybody was saying to them that there were some sense of all we need to do was show up and because based on this this remarkable array of expensive talent. We're -- -- -- a bunch of baseball games and bop you beat you completely disagree I thought that was evident winning bad for the Boston Red Sox. Can't firstly these low expectations were everybody is saying there -- you had to go right the scrappy underdogs -- it turned out well isn't that good for this baseball team well IE. I I understand what you're saying. And I go back to that these years of imperialism that I don't think they pick up you know that would and 110 games -- But I have a Josh Beckett famous quote things I've never played on -- team 100 game right for right and I I don't think it was the assumption that they're gonna win a lot of ball games. You remember they did they did -- that if you winning percentage the one we were hot and those season. I just think everything fell apart. But in the end it was kicked in it was in the year that you guys agree that pitching fell apart. And it wasn't it wasn't all that stuff as well the ones eat chicken and -- in the future. It was it was I think they've they've been eating some of the victory in my. But the point is that when you kiowa island -- go outside authority that Nowak and that's the reason why Alfredo says it's still here. I mean because they learned their lesson when they got to that point also and you have to rely on the kiowa island to go out and hope that he could get through. Or -- thirds. It's not really getting traded as I -- -- -- Israeli district I I think between now and opening day. They get to an arms it and yeah you know get a lot of spring training trades that are big you know Clemens with the Toronto Blue Jays which was every February early spring training. Back in 99 of course the big royalty rate which was disasters you don't get big -- it's been training. But I'd be very surprised if they did not make -- trade one of the following the service -- was Saltalamacchia by opening day. Well I think I think two out of the three I think both pitchers on conservatives. And Bailey will both end up bringing something back in value someone will -- up. Losing their clothes like the reds right in the spring training last year's Bailey has a lot of value. The other thing the sevens is interesting because I I think. Much like Manny back in the day he's trying to to -- his way out of town he wants to be a starter. Why not. Make it you know uncomfortable for them to keep the problem is that the option on oil that was -- -- -- that -- this says that it that there is no empirical evidence to suggest this happens every single year in the east but if we can just agreed to from time to time. Something -- which much is expected as an absolute abject filter. The Red Sox were that team last year to use the other team and and I -- some outrageous but Toronto is an example could the Los Angeles Laker affect. Being in effect here where you bring it all these people all these these these unmatched pieces of the puzzle and they don't go together and they don't do it expects. Well what I look at the blue jays on that overwhelmed by their everyday line. I mean you YouTube got Jose Reyes -- that that's obviously a great addition Batiste. You know I can RC on -- some pop Bonifacio will help them. But beyond that that that line -- doesn't dazzle me they still -- -- Brett Larry's good young player but Colby Rasmus is question mark. There's a number of question marks here in even with the pitching staff. Yes -- you know obviously bring in an RA Dickey on the go back to the American League racism questions -- Josh Johnson has some health issues their bullpen. To me he has a lot of clinical are you serious offenders are quite important guys -- -- well but he you know he missed a lot of time last year -- art. But to me. John the guys that team it's gonna show that the biggest drop. This year morial is absolutely. Don't let -- let when he died -- nine and one run game like sixteen into an extra ticket yet -- and I didn't do anything here also your right cigarettes to export. In other words now I think I I think the Red Sox will finish in the in the top three in the division you do so Baltimore Toronto blow them. I think Toronto could finish below them -- -- I would Wear it at night it's like. I'll be shrimp cocktail rye got. As we can continue this minute. Welcome back Dennis and Callahan wrapping things up in Fort Myers, Florida are lastly a broadcasting and as we do every single year a media roundtable to discuss the past the present and the future. The Boston Red Sox team Gordon needs Steve Buckley rob Bradford Tom Karen Auld joining us here at the broadcast site to get back in the bullpen situation will expand upon the -- the Bailey in the servicing. Eight is do you think the template is. In ensuring that mine in the baseball off mine and our organizations -- that they wanna do what the Orioles as you just talked about before. Did last year by shortening the games and getting to a very very strong bullpen they've split it 69 Nguyen a 69 win season -- 669. Loss season. And sort of what Arizona did the year before on the strength of their bullpen is that the template here. I think you can trust those comparisons you know it's funny if it is the acknowledged one. Hole in his game that was put together -- yeah he's a year after year in trouble -- sort of if that -- -- here anniversary -- by committee I don't know what Ed that clock and it got closer by committee is that -- wasn't wrong. That the committee is you still close are you don't have -- like anybody US. I hit disagreed I think you do need -- closer closer bike to work. Set up by committee that's all. That the basis of their closer by committee theory was that the most of the game might be -- ones -- fifth inning when that demand commodity unique apps. But what they didn't value up I. Is still needed a guy coming close. I think all I think above and beyond anything and I agree with -- -- -- -- but it's the human element they didn't factor in the human element and right or wrong this is how relievers worked. They have to -- we were just talking about it to bail you want to mediate that he got what -- what he thinks he's no doubt automobile aren't going to be what he believes the right is busy at work court -- two nights ago. They told me the eight inning run those go back to the human element that's it that's why closer by committee didn't work in my mind because I wanted to know when they're gonna. And there wasn't enough that it expected the box -- yet. But in just a bike to go to what you're saying about Andrew -- mutating. I think this is an interesting conversation because John Obama only early on would hit -- -- trying to force that he's our eighth inning guy. But it's it is important for him to know his role at -- for guys to know their roles now like you said he's back Dolly now. Say it'll be a good competition for that eighth inning he will certainly be in the mix for that eighth inning -- might concern when you look at his bullpen is. If guys beginning camp thinking they have particular roles. And that changes by the end of camp while that the daily sessions of combined what part of it out here tomorrow throws 979 exactly -- -- heart. And back to the point on who the inning guy is in what Ferrell may -- said during the offseason I believe it into Bailey will be the eighth inning guy. I just don't think -- be with this team. And I I think that they love this hour in that role. I I don't know which when you guys said it but it's jumped out at me with -- said yesterday. And immediately I'm saying that backs up my point that that the trade going to be made between now and opening. But here's here's my big question with the people think can we automatically assume that the success that jewel and her hand at with the Pittsburgh Pirates. As close for the last years it's gonna translate to the American League east bought us a different the Pittsburgh. This -- you take -- is now that doesn't regret it if the good point because what if that with the state that doesn't work out. You go -- Radian Group bill that argue in part -- -- felt what has daily show you are no words or -- here -- -- -- -- -- -- hit solid can be dependable closer -- and I don't I don't know closer no closer in the major leagues yet you may be off. Well though that's your next best option. And what are I think the solemn. Maybe -- is not much of that rub it or it goes so in my book or is so right now. And he needs to -- brewers got fixed I heard that they probably did you know what I I think I don't I threw -- -- -- Yeah. I I think -- opens up Pataki he I don't think you can trust. Regular season were based on to a spring training them anymore proof I -- this has talked about needing baby steps with parts that back at that point in his do you think that Jerry and we hear news crude oil interests and I think Aggies then they have the culture opponent -- in the really really expensive she it's been aware -- that they get there's about the you know the other thing but it then you know all the little things he needs. They look at this team say you would advocate and we're gonna win ninety. I know I I don't I I think everybody striking a cautionary note. This -- no I'm not talking publicly privately they say we privately ninety would be stretch a lot of things have to break right now and they're aware that's -- big -- big -- is significant and because it. It and think that they don't -- for -- and I was gonna say it might -- but why spend ten million on J. D. -- and seven island Agile and ran for one year if you don't you're not that nice Freudian -- there the other thing like I -- -- -- -- J. D. -- not have a brother's -- every it doesn't -- that back -- but everybody starts talking realizes not Stephen Drew and Agile and rentals for a team that's probably not gonna get that camera and especially today they -- -- and that told. Be they believe they -- is -- back to the original box at first but it wins in four games. I think this team is not going to have a losing record so what's that the -- -- you know 82. Of cars given York's. And Toronto winning again -- at the annual rite of spring right at the cherry blossoms bottles -- start driving the departments at the polluters are for real that's the that thing about this team is accurate 828485. Win ranger in this -- -- in the hunt and you're good July trade away. From 87 straight I'm not in there and Heidi are expected to get back viewpoint when minions what -- I think that's what they think we put together a team that would get us to July. And not fall off the pack. And then we can make a move to portable you know the immortalized in Hillary's point this morning that might make the road. The plan upset much more difficult not only for the Red Sox but for a second team the American League east -- -- going the fact that the Houston Astros -- no that's that's what I couldn't win every task at the -- He -- fifteen in regard to try to thicker crude that they have to play the game is the Rangers eighteen times eat I said -- Lose a hundred of them I think a player you know I've made it doesn't make the average Carlos -- -- point nine million while the average is three million right in the Craigslist and I said about the -- finer point on it by. If they don't go for it like it's used in April for. That's not afford it there that don't abuse that you -- -- -- and I think when they play. It likely. That in. Feels like when Pete Rose that money on his team and he is bring in here for hours pitches. In the money that's how they can -- -- -- that and and -- and today. Just leave that -- I'm afraid broke well what they throw all star game out of politically I would think -- gentlemen if that win game yet if you want. The biggest difference to me between this team in last year's team and even 2011. Down the stretch is. Assuming that John Lackey is going to be helping give you something and I know that's a huge assumption. I look at the depth that this starting rotation is significantly. Better than it has been in the past. -- dancers a guy you can count on for a 180 innings. To 200 innings I think Lester Buchholz. Our solid. -- brought. You know can should be able to build up a good year last year. Want the novice compared to a young CC sabathia I don't think he was talking about his current -- -- you might have been Bobby get that as a lot of stuff. But if these guys faltered now when you look down to Pawtucket. You that you can bring up a ruby dale Ross -- can bring up and Alan Webster you can bring -- right you know that there's a chance here that. I didn't mention Franklin or Alice why can't I think that's yeah I -- I -- this is the guy who might be the wildcard because we've. We saw -- hamstring. You brought shoulder. This week right wasteland fit -- fit again his wife seven still here. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I need a win total. And I need a guy who completely. Goes above and beyond expectations and somebody who has an absolute go on this team policy hadn't done so -- total a hero and -- The spot that finished his I wanna hear who's not gonna pick of laughs it's hard not to pick -- yes so so win total. Position. -- -- Rob Bradford can -- -- Cornell Barnard got to run -- to -- -- there isn't -- But just ran around behind I mean I don't waste goes lays out and that it right there with -- with 8585. What place. Healthy third place game. What was hero. And -- just developed just who's -- the the new year MB the year -- royal bounced back Pedroia. Well -- as an. -- to the White House. And to -- the heels are everywhere that our executive of the I -- I edited -- -- that but I don't think it is but -- -- -- it. -- be useless. I'll go -- the go with the stupid to Alfredo with them is that they are gore. I've got to go with 84 points yet and finished third. I think the team that wins that division probably won't win more than 8889. Games. I like the Yankees and asked -- but. I think Stephen Drew is gonna have a year. A belt trait like you're not those kind of numbers but it guide reestablish its market value here I think he's healthy he's very good shortstop. For several years with their -- I'm thinking that. The Achilles might be in the moment yeah I was gonna go live -- -- which first yeah -- at a golfers now seem like copycat the sardonic. I already five wins third place like everybody else. Jacoby Ellsbury -- -- anyone was ever put on this earth to have a contract year ago. Or -- they gonna do it five and a half years right and waiting at the free agent market. I think he has a monster seasons like that you don't trade him. You ride it out you take the draft pick in the offseason so long things where I think is go to the back next -- that wants out there. And -- brought to me is the concern. Like two years ago he just can't not ready to go. They kept them that offseason he was in great shape where they'll last year he -- on this here comes back. A little worried about what's inside the guys. It's natural events like your secrecy and a right -- the last thing you get to pick on ask all of I like yeah all right but. Is much of a joke about the entire division winning 84 games and MLB flying in the entire division of oil Wofford College World Series get them out round Robin double elimination. I'm I'm I'm -- temperament expectations 78 wins we all hope and what you know what I did this last year -- happen. You'll -- right though in you're right few over right I did what eighty. 83 day thing and excellent equipment but like I said nick -- 97 and at -- place. Were placed and other gentleman's -- like at Harvard because I think -- have a respectable citizen wins as they built throughout and -- success. That day that I I don't I don't know I. Whatever thirty seconds of the six our -- and I I I think they hero that the term for I think so unless it's gonna bounce back this season. -- I've someone talked him out and I mean it's still I think the -- -- -- -- the -- -- that he's -- And I think he retool -- I think he's going to be dedicated himself that he's good season. And I don't want you to term goal but I underperform on to my grave concern at the -- I think the two year deal with lifetime achievement. And he he he's here because he's he's reminder of the good times. But I mean we're in the spring training right golf cart so I don't know what the deal was with him and I don't know if you panic yet. The part that you're not gonna get the old time meaning you Ramirez David Wright production right now Jerry. What's the order again you know have the -- No -- I said two weeks ago that they -- at the gate in the in the fifth and if we are without cable break but I picked up here I get -- there you know we met Johnny Gomes and David -- up and ride that I see him on every night and and Joel Hanrahan and these guys. The real deal and terms that -- -- -- -- ago. A hundred day and I. Bucks at seven I don't think -- -- -- like two -- to do whatever it is that what what -- first place 111. And last export. -- place. An -- moment two weeks and then over performing here over performing hero. Is Jeremy has. I. Police no real little Brooks it's 32 months. That is my prediction and goat is under performer -- or underperform or. Well we hurdle but the blade runner I expect to see opening date to Mike Napoli that if you would like -- -- honestly because of it's these incidents. He's going to be tough it's gonna try to play but he's gonna have issues Mike Napoli yours please. He's going to be that he's an opening hours of -- this -- -- -- -- a problem with AD fourth place like I need to think outside the box and make everybody laugh. Over performing John Lackey. I'm John Lackey might surprise some people would use -- -- or whatever whether it's distinctive yet like his first year in Boston fourteenth. With that well many are out he's gonna go you know. Fourteenth we wanted to on those decisions yet has refuted what they built right right I -- And I think he is the individual the represent entire team of low expectations and anything and -- seems to be seems to be great also Lackey Ortiz is right off the top of -- it was I was gonna say that -- with these guys Olson -- an up some of the switch up my choice -- you guys had Victor Ortiz because if your injured on July 26 and here we are in in mid to end of February and still only 90% not a lot of baseball activities. Continue not easily envision him hitting the back wrong at first base or taking him misstep and being done for the year so everybody that Ortiz. I'm gonna to come up with a pitcher starting pitcher so I got to decide whether -- be Buchholz Lester or do bronze. The failed miserably. Is -- -- the opposite -- story condemning failed in the American League last year. And you'll be laughing all the -- yes I'm not gonna say I love it -- opposed him lied and sexy can I agree also expect that brought all right that's it. -- lot of fun good talking to -- Enjoy the rest your stayed out here we appreciate that normalcy when you get back up north rob Bradford. Gordon needs Tom Garrett Steve Buckley on that you have no golf balls but have a trip have a shrimp cocktail and -- go to. I think that up that's not right between the strip the don't what are the guys I don't know -- -- every morning at the studio are yes yes yes -- -- on Friday it's all right we'll take a break and that is the thing up live from Fort Myers.

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Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Bruins heavy favorites going into first round Series against the Red Wings

Mut and TC discuss how almost every national hockey writer is picking the Bruins to beat Detroit. Will the Bruins be too confident?

Mut and Merloni Previewing Playoff Hockey 4-18-14

Mut and TC preview the Bruins first round match up against Detroit Red Wings

Dale and Holley with DJ B…

Dale and Holley with DJ Bean : Complete Bruins-Wings game 1 preview and analysis

We get you ready for Bruins game one of round one vs the Detroit Red Wings, with DJ Bean from WEEI.com

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Title Town Edition - 4-18-14

We tackle four topics all revolving around the most recent runs to championships in Boston, and misnomers like Title Town for Green Bay or Hockey Town for Detroit.

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and…

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

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

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

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

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

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

Jack Edwards previews Red…

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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Ty Law, Patriots legend: On being a finalist for Hall of Fame, 4-17-14

Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea is pregnant 4-18-14

The top of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

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The Bruins prepare for th…

The Bruins prepare for the Red Wings 4-18-14

The guys opened the show talking about the Detroit Boston matchup.

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Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

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