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Kevin Millar, MLB Network, weighs in on the Red Sox recent magic on Mut and Merloni

Aug 2, 2013|

Mut and Lou are joined by the current MLB analyst and former Red Sox first basemen to talk about the recent magic at Fenway. Many have compared the spirit and chemistry of this year's Red Sox to the 2003-2004 clubs, teams that Millar played on.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Lunchtime hour model or 937 WEEI every week at this time we talked to. Our guy former red sock now part of MLB network intentional talk Campbell large party bike about a tractor corporation. By a -- insurance. By commonwealth mortgage and buy golf Smith and as always Kevin joining us. On the AT&T hotline eleven walk off wins Kevin is it okay that people now start to really compare this. Red Sox team -- to the 04 team that seemed a little magic to them all the way to their first World Series and ABC -- They got -- And a lot a lot to prove it to do to -- -- fourteen let's be honest with an -- of the group of guys -- got a -- squad. I think it's refreshing to see it's like a Red Sox are back you know that city of Boston now has the key that they can relate. You know in a group of guys in a manager and staff -- not that it's a lot on the watch your wraps up and it's going to be exciting. Yeah I love you were talking chemistry and a city on earth you need to have the talent but we got a good team and can look at a guy any nine not one let them down. That's why you -- this team I think kind of pull these games so late where I just don't think most people thought they had a chance. Talk about picnic chemistry and is there something with it is a tangible. It is a man who and you can't -- -- -- from -- -- chemistry got some people say he had good team winning you know developed chemistry and I are understandable. But. Understand this season of baseball is so 162. Games get spring training you get the whole -- So when you go through the struggles and guys don't get along -- I -- -- three yourself while it's dollars and well drew them X -- and root for little Maroney -- really -- Daniel Nava and Johnny doll and Bryant answered. It makes fun and what happened council winning atmosphere what -- -- your dinner with seventeen guys what happened that. Or care about struggle. You don't -- guys brought to eat that month trying to figure out it's not just me me me and I so. About being McCain and routes are trying to look like their full on team that -- great order in the old eagle. Are you mentioned that the chemistry part of that room for each other Kevin when does that start a -- I heard stories about this team. Guys who came back from spring training said there's something different about this team is that is that the start that earlier can develop during the year. Noise you start Derek because -- -- you -- -- -- a teammate. Which baseball guy you know they want the best free agents available. You know I cannot. You when you look at got a paper Josh and don't talk about but they -- act I regular Napoli to victory out right got to go there's you know David -- The old guys. They -- exit for the city so that was what they really started you know being Smart about you know we shall -- heightened -- -- big. Numbers aren't that might not be right for the city. So Philadelphia new York and bossy or get some makeup guys -- cigarettes such a great job. You can last week you said his team does in the certainly need a guy like Jake Peavy will that went out and and they got him and the at a pitched this they gave up the Gallic Jose Iglesias I'm not sure what what what are your comments bit about this deal Heidi that the Red Sox did. In Europe that Jake Peavy for Iglesias last incident maybe don't need a guy like peavy. But they pull it off anyway what is he burned -- -- the stingy likable. I'm awful. He'd get a horrible line so immediately you bring in just had a tiger. Mentality and so you love that about -- -- -- That he can stay healthy for this club he's such an asset when healthy. You can competitor he's a winner he's that guy so although some are all the intangibles that he drinks. Also. This spring that he also -- about this table looks quite a few times last year with Jake Peavy. It's such remarkable competitor that this city will -- cannot I believed adrenaline factor. Will heal some of those pain that you go through and it's going to be a great pick for the Red Sox even though I really hate to see -- great here kite who. -- don't because that's something you just can't teach what he brings the practically put -- -- be a great indirect doctor -- or the you don't go up. You're asked. -- we're talking about what happens rotation next couple weeks year Kevin I'm curious -- imagine Ryan Dempster we talked about -- last week compared. Dempster TV Dempster has a little bit of the bullpen track record right for three years he was able closeout games. You know pretty well if they asked him here peavy gets his rotation maybe Brandon -- in the rotation buckles comes back. It they said to a guy like Ryan Dempster repay -- -- forests while the September playoff fund is. At this point his career does that make sense -- that makes sense for the Red Sox. Yeah I feel like I mean that at some media can't try and answer here at me personally -- outs yet -- Ryan Dempster said. Career he's got a big ego saying I'm starting pitcher right Alan whatever the Red -- -- best routine and should do whatever if you wanna play right field. Well the small story get some rescissions ahead -- got a -- act or talk about some time September so a lot or start right after trying to keep pitching well. You know -- always coupled. You see at times. The block key factor and and and he understands that they're lying -- but -- what he brings also work ethic and attitude and just. There -- side bet you know another can't put into print so maybe make a decision right now but one that -- comes different askew and perhaps six or seven starters -- say Iraq. Will you help us misery prominently doubt in my mind right that you whatever we needed to win baseball. It was couple areas this team it didn't address what was third base one was bullpen and they. Figure I didn't even -- it's like Alec -- and now you might be reliant on got to -- Britain Brandon Workman maybe even into Bogart's. That's -- are relying on those young players you know what this market is like down the stretch. Bristol board with all of it. Well yeah you're right what else -- it. Cardinals and they don't donate it you know you got some young dancer it's OK your airport -- all your good. On the mound unique night out you know so little bit offensively. Again -- beaten up but as a pitcher you can get the Biloxi next huge and how to throw strikes and -- -- Marley you got that big a little salt. They're all young people are Serrano or not veterans that supplies and what you see what they openly to -- -- last two years you get one or two veterans around and then their whole staff -- But they keep winning ball games sought in the Red Sox are -- We're talking to cap in the law are it sounds like going to be Monday and you hate talk and a body want to all of baseball -- these by -- suspensions -- gonna come down and week. We heard from Buck Showalter yeah -- eighty. He doesn't want the Yankees to benefits say -- end of suspending -- for life and kick him out of the game. They might just -- salary altogether are you okay a little lifetime suspension for A-Rod into the Yankees benefit by having a salary. Stricken from the books and allow them to reset where they are from a financial standpoint. -- -- next great point palm reader or an organizational washing the benefit of the -- contract they're gonna have to do. Where to pack it -- I think it's something that we've all talked about -- Ella got old and dull it's set them back at forty on forty cheers you're not worked on -- beat out the last five years your work. -- -- so bought make it a great point why should the Yankees back. They get the book. And ultimately -- You don't start over your a redo but when when you don't want to -- that aren't so I'm not knowing if -- Helping to be a lifetime -- premiere but it's. And it's going to be. Some that comes out that -- that we haven't heard. The lawless border area right now it's all speculation we have no idea ordered all.

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