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Jerry Remy on the effect of chemistry on the Sox

Apr 10, 2013|

The Remdog joined the boys to talk about the departure of Iglesias and the arrival of another Drew, Jerry said that Stephen is nothing like his brother JD. Lastly Remy agreed with Minihane that team chemistry is over rated in baseball.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Our weekly conversation -- Jerry Remy has brought you by Lexus of watered down new England's number one volume Lexus dealership on line at Lexus of -- town dot com and -- Newton Wellesley hospital it's always. Jerry joins us on the AT&T hotline at AT&T forgy LT -- that morning Jerry how are yeah. My guys played on good Iglesias that option to attracted that he deserved that Corey played well enough this. Well he certainly played well enough respect but the fact is you know they they did go out and get a shortstop was pretty good flight up. And you know what I hope -- -- now and I think the thing that I I saw most of spring training. In the beginning of the season the fact that he's learned how to become a big -- right you know he's. He's good on the work properly he's. Been in the right frame of mind. And I just hope that being sent back to put stuck it. I doesn't change that attitude for him because you know a lot of things can happen I mean injury can have a very quickly could be right back up here in the big leagues. And the united sometimes when guys get -- down -- Avant is that like you have to the first week. You know you worry about erratic tomorrow but being sent down and you hope that -- remains the same because I think he's finally getting. You know at a young age what it takes to be a big league play and stay in the big league. And I just don't I type I'm you know I just don't want that to go away because he's been optioned out. You know it's too early in the season after having success but he's played very well. And you know I think his swing has been much more aggressive than we've seen in the past the defense the cause is an outstanding. And it's a tough move it move but -- to -- everybody expected. And it's a move that than doubles he would -- -- Hypothetical question of drew were making 900000. Not nine million would we be having this conversation today. -- LA is proud to be. More intense than what it is right. You know -- there's no question made him think about Jose was ready offensively for the big leagues and that's why they went on this side drove. And who has a proven track record in he did play very well announcement right before he got hurt so. You know now his opportunity comes and you know we'll see how it matches than what -- what's. A lot of we know a lot of Wrigley his hits were infield hits he's got more speed and I thought guys it's fast it. Number this -- Doug did you see real evidence that he's a better hitter. He will be -- passable hitter than Willie that would over the number two -- -- and have a good long big league career. Yeah I think so Jerry you know I I I really think that you know when I first started it last year. In not knowing much about him you know like but he was one of these punch and Judy kind of -- believe that. But he -- a full healthy cut. And sometimes you know maybe a little bit too big results -- you know and I think that's built up and you have to work god but. You know he's committed himself in the off season to becoming a that I get a when you think back you're a Red Sox history of guys who. I think he'll -- leveled did not you know have great offensive numbers and when they get to the big leagues -- better offensive player. And it could communicate with a claims he has you know he could come up here it's 250 to 55 in -- play great defense. And NB you know complete after a few ballclub. You know it's going to be fun is you know we haven't seen any of Stephen Drew yet right you know. It -- in the American League at all. Pressure's on I mean he has the hit he has to play the field these odds booting balls. We're just not getting the balls immediately people who watched glacier is for the last seven games against say it can back up here. Thought Coco ought to get him in the you know I mean everybody plays of the pressure in the big leagues -- it's different types. And and then you know it. Let's play for about -- coming off a rehab assignment is going to be nervous it's gonna be his opening day you know was that the players have already gone through a week of the season. They're pretty much settled in as it is right now he is not. You know so he needs some time so I mean if if people a couple of balls than in game one -- if that's the chance immediately we wanted to -- his back everything you've got to give the guys. An opportunity and he will get that opportunity. And I'm confident he'll play well you know he's got a good track record and I think he'll do very good job at shortstop for a. Should've got a different number of those that that number in that name on the back to. It's not fair you know what the reaction going to be if he -- soft. We've -- JD -- -- -- we've found that out as they -- complete opposite of the matter of fact that I mean he just. You know it real real. And try to -- -- every thought you know I did need to play an inning -- along. And you know he's the guy that that fits him very well. With what they did go -- on him. Were you convinced Jerry when it happened Saturday that. Lackey would not around the pitch for the Red Sox this season. I didn't get the death out of me and I I thought for sure when I saw him grab his his arm. That might be it for him you know and they and it was sadness fear in my opinion because he works so hard you know people -- like Lackey -- some awful lot of reasons. But you know what I've got to know him in and he's you know he's really a good teammate. And you know they brought everybody was -- -- he was pitching so well you know in the game made one mistake in the game and the guys at all whatever sepia. But you know it was nice to see him back on the -- up all the work you put him in and go out there and throw a pitch. -- had that happen and media had the feel bad for the guy. But he doesn't think it's too bad and he thinks that you know he's going to be back and it'd probably I can imagine them. Making you know maybe he's got to -- mr. couples but I would think. I mean it's Phillips right on an -- have problems so I would I would think that there's going to be some -- -- Well hopefully it's nothing to do with the repaired elbow that you know he works so hard to get back in shape. They Gerry as far as you can tell how much. There's John -- still do what the staff and the reason I ask that if the upswing with Lester and buckled to the rest of the staff continues on this out words like. Do you think he's helping the mechanically or is that the environment at this manager is created these guys in which these guys will work. I think the combination of both things done and I think that. You know it's it's it's have been his presence back where they had success. -- that the natural comfort zone for them. There there -- some things that he saw from the opposing side that you know he wanted to correct immediately. But he had tremendous incompetence and the other end and together is very impressive to me. You know it's it's not that easy working under a manager who was a former pitching coach -- met by an easy job. Because they go big you know one I had that pitching staff and and you know lot of managers Francona forget -- we would totally lead the pitching in command of of Farrell so. You know that's a difficult job but they seem to be on the same page. There's constant communication. And you know it's so far it's worked let me make every outing really threw the first of five and and and going into the second round. I have been very good outings and even a Dempster outing in New York was good enough to win. It's so so you know I think it -- a combination of both things having him back. I had the security blanket and someone who has an eye on them and also the working relationship that he -- when he -- that it would. Questions that you might have had in the offseason before they assembled in spring training has been answered for you by this team even in just seven games. What -- pitching you know I think the biggest concern would would you know in the starting pitching be good. And I know we would not deep into the season and I know morally you know going at what second round of the rotation. But that's the key because they get such a strong bullpen and at this starting pitching is good that bullpen it's gonna be you know be able to pick them up being the games. I'm also pleased with the amount of runs they've been able to score without Ortiz in the lineup. You know when you get David back hopefully in the middle of this month. That's gonna add to the offense which has been pretty good I think so far considering the fact that. You haven't had big poppy and -- so I think you know once he comes back. The offense gets even better in those those who was scoring up front and the other thing that's been very impressive to me has been a defense they have not been an area. Ended that that's pretty tough to do it the first you know a money game they've played felt. The combination of pitching and defense you know to me has been has been very very impressive. I'd so with that -- 10810. Wins but that is still. There's still some concerns -- -- give me one or two that your name your word about. Well I always worry about injuries you know I mean you if you if you have an injury -- a dialect unless the -- -- but -- he can't replace that. You know and in you know some position players you can't be -- put the key guys -- can't. It would seem that over the last couple years and you know as bad as things wore. Injuries were a part of it you you have to admit that. Him and you've just. You know that that scares me more than anything I mean I love the way the teams come together right loved the way I love their energy I love the way you know they played a game. And you just hope that they stay healthy and see where the chips fall in. You know I I I think they can be very competitive ballclub but again if you lose a couple of key players. You know -- probable and there. Look at the Yankees right now I mean -- you you know we ran a bit -- -- -- ran out against the Red Sox in the first couple games was just not yankees it was like a triple -- ball club. So you can't win like that you know and and we have to stay healthy. -- I grew up watching you place on an askew as a former player you can help me out here okay I've been debating these two clowns all day. I I can't figure out team chemistry I can't figure if it's real it's not real to an intangible I feel like the Red Sox are playing well right now is Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester. Are pitching well yeah I imagine you're gonna tell me it's deeper than that chemistry is a big factor but it just seems hard for me to prove. And I think that you know I played out from teams. I approached who played on teams that had terrible chemistry but what. And because we had great players. Yup exactly and you know I wouldn't call right they close -- ballclub like any meet you felt. All of Jim rice's you know the leader can't. The closeness that you but goes without saying and Jimmy wasn't the leader but -- it was a guy that show by example by going out playing every day. But you know I yeah I I really Yankee teams that we played against. In the late seventies that would fight at a daily. And also. That respect chemistry thing is this kind of sometimes overblown I think and I think it comes with winning and I think I think it comes. You know as time goes on you build it you know it's always good at the beginning of the season is especially good. When you winning at the beginning of the season. But the real pest who it is when things go poorly and at some point you know every team has got to go to a -- stretches that we see what we have. And but I have always been on this side of you know what -- good players. Got to go out there play play big game and that creates good team chemistry. And Jerry conversely I'd imagine -- some teams that weren't great. Along so well. Right of the load so I played on teams with the -- we had a terrific time through what you guys we could win any game. Good -- leadoff hitters on the lineup. I was the chemistry it mess and right now as you guys seem to be having a blast human -- Diaw or up two greats. All I appreciate that -- you know made me laugh like 67 times already morally week into the season but that's. We're having a good I've always good to win you know it that much better than these games when you winning in. And you know it felt fresh for it to this is that the new beginning for road. -- there because as a new beginning for the ballclub so it has been fun and it's been fun to get up to this stuff to go through that road trip in new York and and and at Toronto and come home and it went and excited fact that opening day had been a bit. I mean everybody feels good you know what though it it's a lot more fun doing games like that than doing games -- the in the last year. I think it was nice of -- in the the -- would make him or solo -- like actual size. And the quickness of -- you gotta think about it -- -- you know negative and at home and I don't I've either Youkilis in this morning so you know -- -- the -- he's been a referendum a minute hands trial period is over we now have to make a decision as to whether we keep him were jettisoned him aren't capable unit which -- sort of who only got good good chemistry from what I hear it. When but it would have to be in the beginning now got -- efforts accurate accurate Jerry accurate. It's I don't know about that you know that comes with and who might be in. You know it kind of something new that popped and you know there's a bit of an adjustment period and I think you guys have reached an adjustment period. And I personally don't look into the show very often. My people tell me things beginning I was definitely with the anybody. You -- aren't doing that well this year -- did. Everything is gonna blow smoke at that we know you don't agree I think it's time for a pocket square -- room you know that's it do what I -- -- -- I you know I can put it you know but I I still don't look -- do you you have such leverage over the do you try to change the league policy every year and I just fail. Good employee -- I don't say anything that's what I try to do my job and hope that this went back to our era dog clocked it next week can a guy they want they have scenario yes. I read this story about five in the paper this morning yes yes I would get to that -- can we get we get hurt -- that if you abuse crimes he outside of Fenway Park. For retired Wade's 26 yes yes I mean yeah I've -- 57 turned baseball around this city you know Triple Crown. It was a great player for many years become I mean all of payment. I think he deserves a statue outside of Fenway Park like that -- -- do you think he would show up for the ceremony at the question of could not. And -- cigarettes is -- Miller -- he'll -- Jerry -- -- but what what documents -- -- our conversation with Jerry brought you by Alexis Watertown new England's number one volume Lexus dealership. Online Lexus of watered down dot com and by Newton Wellesley off. You -- you before -- about a -- friends and -- catcher Ryan Dempster Fenway debut tonight as the Red Sox return to the Fenway Park field. Against the Orioles talked Terrence Tim Wakefield at tonight's starter for -- I -- -- way at the open final -- Dennis Kelly straight.

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