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Scott Lauber, Boston Herald, Joins Mustard and Johnson to Talk Red Sox

May 18, 2013|

Our old pal Scott Lauber from the Boston Herald calls Craig and Larry to give his take on the Red Sox and if they have finally righted the ship. He discusses Lester's amazing pitching performance so far this year, the injury situation, and the Sox bullpen issues. He also discusses his opinion on the value of Jacoby Ellsbury and his poor play in a contract year.

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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

Mustard and Johnson Sports Radio WEEI with the Bruins. Flying after their miraculous comeback on Monday night winning game one most of the attention. Pretty much over on causeway street and flying under that proverbial radar somewhat. Are the Boston Red Sox but they've won three in a row and now firmly entrenched. In second place a game behind the Yankees in the AL east and here. To assess all things Bo Sox is scout law -- the Boston Herald good morning Scott. I think you have the wrong line I do the wrong line I guess I cannot thank you very much. You think judge Douglas did you hear us. Person -- security buttons at the right as I was saying I'm Scott robber is here from the Boston Herald in good mornings got. I was evidence. Good you know we were talking about this earlier back in the day when the Bruins and Celtics had a long runs in the post season Red Sox got very little attention. Until the two winner teams playoff runs ended. -- get a little missed out -- for those late eighties early ninety's -- Red Sox pretty much. Playing in obscurity these days they're -- paying attention the Bruins. Yet they are in north wrote the other night after the art -- to come back when that they haven't yet but yeah. You know probably their biggest win of the season under their -- strike will milk production -- -- slopes this week slump comes up. And that clears the bases with a double and it happened all at 1030 at night just a few minutes before -- mark aren't at the winning goal for the Bruins -- sort of spot. But we saw that right look we saw that to happen. Well it's like Clemens -- got it I don't know if you're around back in the day Clemens that is twenty strikeout game in 86. A long time ago the night the SL to put away the hawks one of the great third quarter runs. On their way to an NBA championship and barely anybody was at Fenway Park that night barely anybody was watching TV when he Clemens then it. Beaten the most impressive one hitter nobody ever saw which -- expected pro in no -- two years ago direct approach on the copy any governor in Tampa. And and again that it was in the infield hit and remember talked to a few of the writer's that -- thinking. -- that's -- fault but had you know it is if that was not that was. He's got all the fuel bitten that was not a hit oh my god -- -- at a perfect game. The same -- Bruins won a cup or so yeah. You're you're right -- that's really clearly flying under the radar here and play pretty good baseball overall after that let -- stretch which states. -- Scott all the little bit went to win side that we started to wonder. You know are things beginning to crack a little bit here that it come back try to nicely against the rays in and now the twins who even knows -- Scott what's been the biggest. Surprise so far this year for you with the rats -- You know I think overall it's been pitching. We we went into the season -- without that you wouldn't hold -- there was a question about each and every one of these guys. Including Procter and Buchholz the repeat questions back to their names and then the pitching has been really really good. Overall notes it's it's still early and that's still a matter of will hold up. But. You know appearing almost every game they play because the pitching and good they're in -- where. The opposite struggled and there are going to be nights like that I think that this lineup is built. The way it's built. They're gonna at night where they go quiet for six or seven -- no wonder they can score enough runs to win the game. But they're pitching included up to keep the minute and I think that's really been surprised -- meet those. I wonder like everybody else what candidate he really had enough pitching to content and so -- they've shown that the deal. Well certainly the top of the order has been spectacular. Is it just barrel returning to the organization that is turned around. And only just the years but the careers of Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester. Yeah that's certainly be easy -- explanations for it and it's it's funny I had pocketbook Lester and Buchholz about that. Did a couple of story couple weeks ago I am on that -- yeah and and one of the things that Jon Lester made clear to me was that. Won the have a lot to do with this and and they had a lot of pitching coaches in the last three years since chuck -- first time. Are they thought they were from curtain on the problem or any minute they don't want any efforts and and Lester told me that the other parts things. Very much the same way that John Farrell -- since the start spring training in terms. That's it goes very very regimented. You know I think yum. And the -- -- -- treat these guys like veteran pitchers have been around the block and give them a little bit more freedom. And he's -- to not respond well that and the ever came back in. And they wanna spring training he said all right guys at 815 we're going to be out here on bulk and -- watch it grow old asphalt. Tomorrow will mix in this in the next to a mix -- that it was a very -- very regimented schedule that routine that. These guys were familiar with from the several years and they responded well -- that so I think you know. Lester -- saying. You know sometimes that's the sort of thing you need especially when you're a veteran pitcher you've been around a few years. If you give it a little too much freedom maybe take a little bit more than you should and and the -- came in Britain and very tight ship. And reminded a lot of these guys the waste barrel that things. I think obviously responded well -- that fact and that it responded well to it now so terrible a lot to do with it it's certainly his program but the emphasis. As sort of -- and it is is there aren't themselves. And gotten back to doing what these guys deep well when they were -- And if that's the sort of answered my followup question. We talked to John about this after was hired in December. And he's been a manager before obviously up in Toronto but. Has it been difficult for him to separate himself. From that responsibility. Obviously will be easier with the -- there was. -- working from the same program and same philosophy. But is he is has he completely separated. And as he emerged now as a full flown. Manager of the Red Sox not just the pitching coach to a little -- of of the of the degree. I think -- has spent and that was a question that I -- myself we'll get hired in October well gee you know. Guys know responsible for -- -- lobster guy who's 25 I couldn't make a lineup for the dual position players. We've got to deal with pictures. You know it is that Sheryl stack if you will on electorate but also. And and some of these other guys in this overblown because you know he's not to be out here watching their all parents sections in. And in dealing with them between starts in scrutinizing them in going over video experiment. And and he hasn't been hit the park and -- more possibilities than that but. But yet this is being kind of sighed as really sort of picked up off arm are a lot in The Herald well and and certainly hadn't barrels here it's sort of laid the foundation for that as. -- but I didn't think he's really trying to you know a lot of that responsibility do you have a city services is clearly the pitching coach. Ferrell grew the manager I don't think that any of the pictures are under any yeah. Any illusions that fit that otherwise access. You know Clay Buchholz told me what it is is there something that I need to work. If I have a question about something I don't have to worry about hurting -- -- -- going around him and asking John patted because that notre longer never to. Is pretty sensitive to the fact that these guys have a relationship with -- And that you know -- if they feel like -- out and help them directly go straight to and so I think the overall. So far it's been a pretty good working relationship -- -- and it would you know separate himself just -- but not completely. Chicago the perfect guy to ask. There's two also what is the biggest. Aside from Farrell obviously his presence about where do you detect is the biggest difference with his team. This year in and not on -- under Valentine last year. Well I think settled that are really good job at the very start of -- spring training putting the focus back on the players you know poppy Z it was always about -- the and that everything sort of came back to back then and -- kind of deflects a lot of that he is he. He wanted to have a lot of credit for for turning him around he'll -- -- credit -- that and players for doing. For doing what you need to do so. You know I think he put the focus back where it belongs in and I think it -- the way it was built. You know we -- of the tropical that -- companies you know -- range. A free agent that the kind of wondered what are -- doing very kind of shopping in the in the you know in the long in the long titles here to -- you looking at Josh Hamilton instead of Johnny Gomes and I think it would -- it was it brought a lot of quality people -- like poems and and and Napoli in the -- and you are even you know coach you are two really good team -- -- -- I think that the team -- like one another and that's not something I'm. Certainly could upset about the scene -- in the year before and I think of some of these guys to better players than we give them credit force so. -- just think it's also as described don't you think it's also great that the the person who were running -- last year arrests of Mazen and running all over the place and challenging the manager in the light. This year. -- system up to that situation in a heartbeat and it's been resolved. What kind of affected do you think that have on the players. I think it has some effect although it was probably easy decision and -- won't -- what looked like he'd been lights out and and on the ground in support in the clubhouse in the immediate seeking to send him down he was pitching or -- -- and there so they get -- the long reliever so I know he's a little political poison -- in the -- and I don't think he was the one hour thing last year -- the year. Four I think that that. That it was robbing from the complex here in and I think that that that it's gonna -- down everyone's so certain barrel aspect that he passed. Spring training -- the Secret Service challenged him with that. Very hot light BP where you can throw the ball as hard as they wanted to Q and Carol all the -- and pop elements. The situation was resolved and and the weight -- it'll be at the box not that the -- fuel topic and Bobby that -- exploded into accused. There were out there are other things to you know what would -- console -- -- barrel set decisively like closer. Whenever you went there -- In -- -- -- -- closer. The shortstop situation -- great it was great for the first week of the season and -- never wavered he that was Stephen Drew comes back. -- -- -- The people who opted to isn't it. The situation is that you know although I got all the certainly at shortstop controversy in I think Ferrell and accept that -- And then the rest of the clubhouse and all that line in the and the right personnel this year all of lightly that sort. So they they're for the long -- up. -- seek and I think it depends on whether the pitching also happened so far so good on that front when -- when Jon Lester plate buckle. -- and a combined. You know if if if that type thing continued throughout the summer how could that possibly go away. Well you know it's funny Scott spice guy we're retirement this last week and brought it up this week 2002. Pedro won twenty low one point in that team missed the playoffs by about six or seven games and get a wild card so I can happen. We can have two guys top of the rotation winning a lot of games on expect either one of these guys that went -- -- they could doesn't happen very often two teams to two pitchers on the same staff winning twenty but it did happen to know to. And they didn't make the play does have pretty talented team. Yes you know without back in the standings and -- yankees won the division wrote to it and that was part of it. Juggernaut. Pardon and so I don't know that there Specter they're knocking at the point they'll be helping doctors. So I don't know that anyone can run and -- from everywhere else in the that it in the Yankees. York yankees the Yankees look where they are given all their injuries so they can only. They can only get better like yeah that's what they're calvary comes back in the Orioles are off to a good start better than people thought it might be so. There -- the team in the division but there's not a prominent team that's gonna go and and then pull away from everybody else so I think it's the Red Sox in and around the continued -- kind of -- -- It took about offense and more and Arctic can take over public I think -- make an interest in the summer I think they'll be within. Within striking distance of something whether it's well part of -- because it. And doubt I guess that's really coming up last year on the Internet or that it's an exciting summer there. Scott last question from me do you anticipate. The pressure mounting on -- Barry if the numbers don't get better in this is supposed to be his big unit cash in the chips. Request and the request and then I'm sure it probably will aren't sure probably already -- -- yesterday two guys. Who went through this last year on their own inspector Reno and Mike Napoli in both of them sent to -- to going to be here it yourself. Just another year. Try to put that pre empting out your mind and that's what it says. You do the best and at that and still have been. Scored on the phone and saying I have a -- year -- of -- this week he and your money that year and all the sudden it's in your year end and -- can't ignore it. That was it 227 last year the Reno with its it was distracted or you're treated in midseason. He wondered where it was going to be -- the -- here is career. I don't know if that's happening yet we -- -- he'd never -- Natick. And certainly you know victory hopefully next on city hasn't really. Detected it yet. With with -- they'll bury that he's not -- to the start that he wanted to get off to. That's for sure we all know yet what the expectations are for him in the offseason that he could work. Seek there -- two million dollar contract yet. The cult proper kind of contract with Scott sport driving that train on her in his mind. He's about to start you want to about two and the longer it goes this way. Up along the work that we talked about it like you know Jacoby Ellsbury that -- those 2011 -- so I am sure it didn't mind. Some degree and you know look we -- went into the year thinking. No problem with your region next year they'll be all the motivation needs a huge year. If -- works against him and that so far it looks like that indicate so all -- the clothes are on the obviously that. But you know you're right he's not up to start their little party you up to an -- hurt him as far as that when he hit the market next winter. All right Scott good stuff as always we'll -- -- down the line. OK OK Scott thanks a lot all right Scott clobber the Boston Harold -- on Sports Radio WE yeah.

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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.

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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

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

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