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Pawtucket Red Sox Manager Gary Disarcina with Salk and Holley

Jul 12, 2013|

We check in with Pawtucket Red Sox Manager Gary Disarcina live from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket on a day he had some biting comments for demoted Red Sox slugger Will Middlebrooks to the Boston Globe. Gary discusses Middlebrooks, Jose Iglesias, and his role helping the big club with the PawSox.

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But there are a lot of questions. That we have about the -- socks and you know who's better. To answer some of these questions. Then the manager. Of the Pawtucket Red Sox securities personality -- -- he sits down with -- here who's a local -- a local guy -- local guy -- Straight from what or whatever the name of the street is involved it was street Louis. It was group orator a -- America Patrick Patrick I have got it around. And shows atomic level. How much if he's he's won a couple years older than you. One year old he's one year old Aussie guys play together in high school and you guys have known each other forever and here we play together for three years and 1983 really brought -- back that was Easton mass tournament. So those. Like to play them. I can only -- you always hear of these teams horse like three or four guys who who all played together in high school is like 33 base and he is BJ Upton. David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman all played together in high school team growing up like. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Exactly one of the games that turn it was Pete Smith was to Burlington on who's pitching for us we beat them enough and to move on to believe that it's. You know Pete Smith and that was number one for the Phillies totally witness. -- It was a low hit game was he superstitious there. Of course our side I guess change it to nine game losing streak here -- know when we -- we don't change it up to that close of the line up in the clubhouse upside down. Is there did you really. Yeah. -- love that -- does that work. Will work -- -- was -- trying to go forward find out a -- -- few hours I. And her mind is the big league teams when it was about twelve. And that that's -- the first place to start here is in terms of your job -- -- Tripoli manager and you manage your way through through the minor leagues you were in -- few years ago from the mistakes you've been around the Red Sox organization. How do you balance and that's going to be the first thing you have to decide as your two minor league manager and. No doubt at this level Luke Luke in the main concern as soon to provide John and insurance and those guys have to the big league level players and to support -- and we look at us as a little bit of an extension of them almost like a taxi squad so to have guys normally our our organization amino. Our team -- is pretty much been decimated deal with. Webster go up and ready to go up work and go -- -- -- -- The hard way we go Iglesias. So our job down hitters to get guys ready to play at the big league level and support John so when those guys have injuries up there. Or they make a trade we have guys that are ready and prepared to get up there and play him. They're the engine that drives this organization as a big league team when they when everybody feels it. It's about the conversation. That that you had that initial conversation that you had to have with. Will little -- coming from Fenway Park the bright lights. The first class travel to McCoy stadium in Tripoli and a lot of guys don't wanna be here quite frankly but he is that. Well it's been you know off however I had a relationship but will back him lol I think -- 61718 years old back in 2000 so generate so that the relationship was -- be. 100% honest with them into and knows that I'm here for and the staff Peters is to get him back to the big leagues so. The first time we came to Arizona rehab assignments it was a total different dynamic of the goal was to get him some at bats give him. His time in America -- ground balls and it was working and so -- can get out of here quickly he did at the five games and performed here. And I struggled up there and have the same -- that time. Iglesias caught fire so. For will come back down a second time it was much more emotional. You know he's been humbled as frustrated. It's tough to lose your position and you know we have set differ a little bit while they played well -- played Wednesday in. And -- -- will completely understands that the dirt to try to win games. Jose was given the best chance so from from my initial conversation we'll like I left them alone for there to cause it's frustrating. The -- of those guys to compel him. What you're talking collectively it's a big difference McQuistan Philly park you know the people the accolades that the cameras all that stuff so. For Willits just let's get back to basics. It's worked hard to focus on what you need to focus on not worry about what Jose's doing up there. Don't worry about the Red Sox are doing what we're about well and get him back on track routes that were starting. In the article that appeared in the globe today you're pretty -- a about who he is where he's been etc. What goes into the decision to speak so bluntly about. Well I think all players want him want honesty that's it in the wannabe to them I think so I mean if they don't if they can handle them there in the wrong profession because it is. Majority of us as players were some of the winners in politics and somebody that. It was a -- of -- what you teammates -- being honest and I'm willing to get worked well only to get back where it was a consistent Major League -- And he's here he's one of the guys on rehab assignment I just don't tickets. It's Smart to sugar coated with these guys as the Romans in its apparent -- -- low as it was credibility. -- have a relationship will respect executives in eighteen years old way. For -- he has been converted from shortstop second third baseman. At that background with them. It would belong it was a work -- and he knows that. I'm here for him of him to be honest with them and you know when he -- -- the -- -- -- is not a possibility coming redirected into the back to -- needs to -- Manager Gary d.s are -- this year WEEI we are down out McCoy today. You had a similar situation with Iglesias when he came down and earlier in the year in and there was a police certainly amongst those of us in the Boston media. That he didn't wanna be down here he wanted to be in the big leagues he believed he belonged there and there was at least a few games -- wasn't playing for you. They won't happen and indeed how was that similar different from what you experience who will -- over. Well in order to what the specifics with it was a ethic that's its windows and perfect. The bottom line is going to be professional and you have to put him hard and it doesn't matter if you're able probably triple the equities. You -- yourself to play -- I'm a professional contract there. And perform to your abilities but go play. And he just needed some time -- don't think about reassess what he wanted to what you wanted to do it wasn't have a -- wasn't so what Jose Iglesias had 2010 and a quarter 2002 and so. You know once again -- goes back to relationship as -- and support -- you know and hold grudges against American you know. The Q. Do you have an agent. My agenda was to help -- back to back to the big leagues -- perform well there. His case little bit different than wills because he was performing well and Stephen came back from his injury and that's numbers and so. You know I think Jose just sat down for three days and you know reassess what you want to do what type of ball he wanted to do. When he came back for us have a stretch. Pleased about thirteen fourteen and he'd he'd perform well he wasn't -- results. But his approach at the play was good his performance in the field was outstanding. -- -- to -- a good teammate thanks so. Her in a difficult call from John and inventive you know check in on those it's easy to give them a thumbs up and Israelis. The players gonna tell you when it's time to move -- effort from -- Jose. You know took to reporters are some. Reassess what he needed to do when he came back and he did it are you surprised he's hitting like this and I think we all knew he was and -- -- an elite defender and the question was with the bat. Tom I mean we play a lot of games are against San times there is what we see a lot of highlights and that's been the walks with on the plate discipline has -- the command of the strike zone. As aggressive swings and -- we saw him to get to two streams get to two stretch -- -- put a ball club. Or did try to -- ago first pitch fastball him you know -- Bob's you know. If that's about -- about their quality. Performance from all about -- -- the quality of epic. The consists of the consistency of his approach has been what's been impressive to tossed it to Dave joppy who. It worked really hard down there with them to see him taking it to the big league level against you know the best -- the best in the business is done rewarding for all of us. We got a young player who's heading up to the big leagues for the first time usually I would think get the opportunity to tell them that which is going to be pretty cool. What do you tell them that when you're given them a little advice about going out there for the first time I imagine not crash Davis cliche is what are you -- On each case is individually you know it would be we were just in Lehigh valley of the ball clubs in Seattle and and -- So you get more calls at 2:33 in the morning as a manager get woken up by Ben Crockett and you're trying to figure -- where you are first of all they try to processed information you have to call a couple of players and what was also offer to posada so that was -- -- one but. You know try to wake him up there all different you know joining ideas -- that was one of the best ones -- -- -- -- -- because of his career path in the that in. The fact that he has -- the time is when some twenty meters and is a great teammate first question Obama was do you have a car. About a minute Livan knows at Columbia because it's 4 o'clock in the Boston it was 12 o'clock apparently. The late move so. Just ask the other cars it listen and you need to get elected you're gonna go play -- -- -- and out that's been the best ones. A tough spot Sander broke Aardsma it's a name we hear all the time in Boston. It's just breakdown his game in and just tell us what you've -- from. He's a definition of a true prospect of twenty years old and performance. In the batter's box at this level with the power that show. He survived it was a it was a two week stretch where he was here and struggling to sit sixth in the order -- -- -- backwards it's getting you know 2031 excellent breaking balls to get themselves vote. But he is the definition of -- true prospect and we're very lucky -- -- -- not only as a prospect on the field but it's great -- for -- -- staff members is great to work with. You know mix and it over at third base to give -- give will. Very similar to what we do with Wednesday or Jose that brought -- to be -- a lot of time with them at third base but. You know it's really important these guys to. And the ability to slide over there or slide over -- second you know hopefully someday you know he can experience over there a little bit too. Because you don't wanna get called up to the legion and charm for only its third baseman because. An injury or something today often you know the ability -- -- John just -- bogeys name and their third. Knowing that he's had he has experience over there and some versatility as it is terrific it's it's apparently in the big leagues so. But for bogey. Plus raw power plus arm good defender -- does things a little conventional shortstop and he's got some polish left you know he needs to learning to -- intricacies of the position and some of the fundamentals of the position. But he is -- Ramiro Ortiz after -- questions. Right reminds me a little bit more -- I was looking after a priority for two years last two years with the Angels and the agent in the ability to control. I'm levels it was impressive so like -- -- -- press seems under that you keep the expectations low just -- immediately comparing my China should definitely keep Bostonians. Low expectations. I think -- the -- -- that you go to -- away you know some like when he was nineteen years old. Media whispers as -- When -- what kind of questions. Sorry Mike but with what kind of questions -- -- -- questions for example. Malia you know -- -- you know didn't make the right decision you know it was in the right position a couple of -- we went out there almost like similar to. A football walk through of plays just -- out -- today for. Fifteen minutes by myself -- blow on -- just walk through. You know -- and relays where his positioning exposed to via our infield depth since they'll just ask questions one going to be here. That's a terrific question that's great for coach two players says why. You have to explain yourself -- he asked the question hello why you know why don't have to go your short double or what does that -- mean after you know right on little things like that that. You know young kids you know they're just not there yet and that's a good sign for over studios questions asked that question with a wise to start. I know they're there are some teams today that. Like their prospects to either very little time in Tripoli were skipped triple A altogether. -- you -- to get that weird mix of kids on their way up veterans who were bitter because their on their way down the prospects of never really quite native who languished there for a long time. How complicated is that as a manager to deal all those types of people and one and one clause. Well you have to manage people and you have to create a positive atmosphere every day that's been my goal from day one of that comes from being with John you -- -- played with Joseph Torre in 1993 with the Angels -- their although I believe -- what they're doing. We come from kind of the same bill so to speak as far as you know what I started off the Cubs -- some of being an honest I think that's all these guys want this -- -- of the older guys want honesty and keep your door open communicate with them every -- touched him in some way it during batting practice or you don't it doesn't have to be about baseball but that's my job and I think. You know I have to keep my energy level up. Especially during a time like this when you lose nine games -- you know I do get concerned that. You know with Sanders here and -- here and you know we're losing command and so to speak you don't wanna treat doubles and a -- wanna win some games in order to back to keep that that culture -- -- and I think. My main goals to have that cultures the similar to what's up there in the big leagues so they walked in these players walk through that -- they know the staff Richardson or -- joke to myself there for -- and we have no gender you know I've played ten years in the big leagues that don't need to really be here. I'm here because I wanna be here so these guys coming and they know that my job is to get them to at least experience what what I have to expanse of -- hope they're able to do it. -- -- winning games about the conversation with guys like -- for example I just picking on him but there. Lot of guys when the majors. Come to the minors. Until like okay I really don't wanna be here right now. But their teammates wanna win games not about just working out your issues you have to be ready to be focused on winning yet perhaps that. Conversation with guys say hey remember a lot of these guys have been here all year and they would contend. You know let that that. That's our job is as a manager touches a good start early going. Not really didn't have big team meetings you know individually with guys and you know what's -- thing you don't want guys or create issues. That filter become cancerous and -- night -- -- issues all in the clubhouse and you know that goes -- the performance to. -- don't try to get these guys to really concentrate on the process their process with their routines are. So when John Carroll called an arm these guys individually or you know John calls -- he start he knows their staffs. He's gonna ask easy working hard to stick to his -- can get a bunt down. Is a good teammate and you just if you remind those older guys who seem to be bitter at times. The straight right up and they wanna get after they wanna do what it takes to get back in. You know a couple of things that I do -- we know these guys first -- down is slightly more opportunities you know what the justices you know when I -- and obviously more opportunities we'll adjust to it. Given that time to lose have a little disappointment have a little frustration but. After those two days they need to be refocused and get back on track and get back to their process whatever it is whether it's pitcher with -- position whether catcher. You know I'm a -- -- to three times and often you know he's up there now it looks at the via their for a while because of Russell's injury but. You gotta get these guys to focus on especially with the message was from Joseph on the bench to come and go what they need to work -- Those little things that. Stop them in the focusing get them back to work -- quality paw Sox manager Jerry DC are -- who -- here on WEEI heavily if you -- minutes in the bigs. I think eventually has to have a lot to learn you know 23 years. Off Rosen and it was a field Korda as a special assistant to Jim over and in Anaheim as a roving infield corners are probably -- for three years and you know it's James goes fast -- -- -- -- -- you learn really quick when you don't you know sit down in the order in the stands for three years and you come back down -- for example equipment. I think that's that's eventually Michael -- themselves. So far -- right now. Who we see next man you can't predict who's gonna get injured where they're gonna Red Sox are gonna need somebody but I didn't know a lot about a few of the kids who have come up so far this year who who -- we -- see you later this year that you're gonna be happy to tell. That he had a you know you're going out to the -- -- you know hopefully hopefully you know it's a you know all it really. Two guys so that we do have some guys out here -- Alexander obviously is one of them -- you know we still less things work on we have. Chris mark in the bullpen has been throwing great you know it was a Joseph Torre has been opened. So we have guys who you know we'll we'll have a tough emotional -- -- tournament office. And go on and on that does there was a lot of good guys down here and stuff you know -- well. Did you hear a prediction earlier. Mr. little power your OK that you're pretty you know I -- any part don't want to take him and I hope you're right -- -- the leaderboard now because what happens. -- you get a part of the streak and tonight. Somebody in I'm not shortest somebody your team hits multiple moments. And you win. Good to depict some I don't know have you you tell me he. Would do obvious little healthier or center. -- was this is -- -- it will Losman news when wells -- they won last appraisal is it okay part so. But Zimmerman and operatives have double or triple that always -- singles and arms to please -- after -- FedEx Cup element they lost the -- are you what are you talking tonight they're all due to be honest I'm just looking for a couple of -- out there are a couple of runs so he went tonight and tomorrow. Turn the lineup card. I side if -- if it -- the relative to you and -- indicate that. That way it -- again good memory of those losses. You know leadership and upside down. And good stuff this is a lot of fun thanks so much for stopping by Gary -- are seen -- the manager your Pawtucket Red Sox. Our first text that comes in OMG a one run through -- for Gary. Now but the ONG but certainly the idea run into -- wall forms that's about it and -- record and is that it is of vital and -- from Patrick right there very well we have over -- -- run the law form thanks all of your backs alcoholic -- --

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