Nov 3, 2013|
Jacoby Ellsbury was clearly a major contributor to this World Series championship, but will he be with the team going forward? The boys discuss what it will take to keep him here, what he'll be looking for on the open market and if Jackie Bradley Jr can somehow replace Ellsbury.
Danny PIcard opens the show discussing the Red Sox signing of Mike Napoli and the Yankees signing of Elsbury and Beltran. Also the impact of Cano signing a huge contract in Seattle.
Danny Picard discusses the recent MLB moves by the Red Sox and Yankees with Comcast Sports reporter Mike Giardi. The guys also discuss other potential moves we could see this offseason.
Rob chats with Danny Picard about Mike Napoli re-signing with the team and what could be coming next as the winter meetings approach.
Craig and Larry look at all the Hot Stove action this week including Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees and Robinson Cano to the Mariners.
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That's -- l.'s very. Talking about his world champion Red Sox. Not necessarily talking about free agency. Which he will be one we'll get that right elvis' sports Sunday at WEEI. On college Danny Connie with rob Bradford. At 1 o'clock. Patriots at four point five today and home against Pittsburgh will get to some patriots -- a little bit also some Bruins DJ dean. From WEEI dot com Bruins beat Friday he will join us at eleven talk about this bruins' loss last night. In Long Island. But I'm not panic about Vatican about the Bruins -- -- some things to say about the team economic taken by. It's okay although there was a long trip to Long Island Saturday night. Backup goalie for an Landrieu. Panel about. On reliable -- that would stick with the Red Sox and that Jacoby Ellsbury it. That we just listen to that audio clip it it. It it brings us to free agency in you don't. Like to talk more about free agency at this point on this day that I actually would prefer to I know you're still ballot because it's -- I am basking in the -- -- -- world championship looking back at some moments but you -- -- could I have a qualifying offer news tomorrow. That's qualifying offers have to be in by my clock tomorrow what's the notes on armed him to say I have to chase qualifier to face it. Yet the chase it's a year into -- Jacoby Ellsbury. What's he asking for a 130. -- War all the fact you definitely -- at least he's asking for more. What's the deal with Jacoby Ellsbury a lot of people said yesterday he made the comment to report is out I'll be back in 12. That's not the first -- that data but some people might say it's the last time he says it and a Red Sox uniform -- -- we've heard the last of him. Clark yeah I yours you watch you walk off the field on getting off the duck boat yesterday. You have to take a moment and realize that might be the -- last time we see him wearing a Red Sox uniform. By what do I think it's gonna happen I had to guess right now I think some team is gonna overpay form. Good to go beyond what the Red Sox are willing deep the pay women and their ego is just the Red Sox. Way of doing things right now it's just so different from what it was even a year ago. Where if there's a semblance of a team. That really really wants Jacoby Ellsbury and they offer him this six year contract worth millions and millions hundreds of millions of dollars. And the Red Sox. Just don't see it that way they're gonna go to. What why do you why do what you have to do the Red Sox last year they were disciplined in the way they handled contracts. And they caught a lot of heat for well nothing of a world championship. They also have a player which everyone understands is going to be good and Jacoby Ellsbury out of the gate but cannot meet bill living Jackie Bradley. You have the better benefit of the doubt you'll have to take secret he had to take heat he did last. But it is a guy if there is a god that that you might think -- to a man in -- -- -- front office if there's a god that might be worth that money don't. Don't have to get away from that strategy that you have last offseason of you'd think he's worth the money. Sure so you don't -- big huge yankees work the ball is Laura let me ask -- this route -- is it more if they don't bring Ellsberg back. -- people that they don't think he's worth the money or more that they just think Jackie Bradley junior it is ready to eagle. It comes back to how you're allocating your money all of this every time you sign a guy the thing the you have to think about does citing this guy. Prevent us from signing someone else we really want we really targeting. You there's nothing wrong with signing free agents. Resigning guys signing guys to extensions if you feel like that is the right guy. But you have to make sure that that is the right guy could we found out the any what happens when it's not the right guy you get him strong and you have to rely on. The the are the most desperate of teams in the Dodgers to bail you -- Now let's go back to Jacoby Ellsbury and you say the Jacoby Ellsbury -- years this -- probably represented of year what you have -- Jacoby Alter -- yeah you'd agree with that I would -- all right so -- their numbers. He you have unity batting average 781 -- PS nine home runs. 52 stolen base solely for cart steals Butler -- -- for him. That's a good year very good year. 7810 yes. Is that worth being a top ten guy in the major leagues in being paid is that worth. Allocating. An enormous about a resource is so that you can't do other things. But but my argument and you keep bringing up this you can't do all the -- -- does say they have a body can do whatever you want at our works. Follow works is why because number one I noticed that sometimes you go that route -- there -- situations and maybe you could you. Big money deal to a certain player that you think is is worth it sure it won't. It's shorn of -- shouldn't affect arguing why on the things his. Budgets every what does budgets and even when they were throwing around money -- budgets and now the budgets -- even more tangible because you have this 189 million. Watermark you can't go past the go past it you're going to be hit like. Know what the Yankees aren't going -- that's all you want need to know. So. It's. You have -- have a budget they have to allocate their money wisely. And you can't get caught in these contracts if nothing -- didn't -- to -- you talk about the year in the now. This talk about going down the road win you get through the fifth in six years of these contracts. And you have your pain to Kobe Jacoby Ellsbury point two million dollars a year. Well. Is that gonna work out we're trying to build the rescue team -- the angels. The angels in 2016. Will be paying for dice. Over ninety million dollars. Josh Hamilton Jered Weaver. Albert pool holes. And and C. J. Wilson. Those four guys. Over ninety million dollars and that's not even including Mike Trout so when might throw comes up. Because you have those four guys. Are you gonna be able find my throat I don't know but it enters into the conversation. That's -- you know I think. Jacoby Ellsbury post season on the UU -- -- regular season via post season hit 340 at 344. Scored the most runs in the team. Fourteen. All rounds but six obvious I look at runs scored I look at the batting average. On base Albert to me is a guy that. And again I don't necessarily know how many years. He wants -- we nominee as he wants that's you have to budget that's the biggest thing to me all the years you know thirty years old. Okay how many years -- CS five so that's the first question I Abdullah today you're. We are all but the answer would be a lot of years ago six years and here's the reason why. Because all these contracts are set up to. What's your next contract and can you get another big contract well Jacoby Ellsbury using an -- a four year contract. And then try to get another deal at 34 years old no. He's gonna try to get his big contract right now and at six years and others say six years so. If these other four year deal right Dayton he said the forty deal at twenty million a year. That you get to that. You become a free agent again you think at the age of thirty -- -- five he's gonna get a chance to have a two year deal at twenty million dollar a year now so he wants his six year deal at twenty million a year right now. So it would be the years I would I would wonder if on the Red Sox but then it would also be what already is Jackie Bradley -- And how -- do you think he has run. Is -- Jacoby Ellsbury already what do you think that Jackie Bradley junior could step up and I think I think you probably be you be an everyday player in for the Red Sox right now Major League player the problem to me. Is that. Jacoby Ellsbury presents a lot of things that you can't get right now -- Jackie Bradley junior doesn't necessarily mean he can't beat that by leadoff hitter Jacoby Ellsbury is a pure lead on this year. And that's -- in baseball. Right yeah. So. You won't slide Victorino up there okay whatever you can win without Jacoby Ellsbury it's just more difficult to as the the table setter this offense. And -- all I don't know that Brett I don't think we know the Bradley can religion to be a good -- field. Do we nobody can get -- leadoff spot and I'd be maybe he evolves into her over the course of the year. You go over visited dynamic player -- -- a dynamic player he's big very very good player. But yet. So. It's it to be interesting decision I just think what they'll do is it they'll set a price for Jacoby Ellsbury. And if some team goes overt which I think they will. Then they'll move -- so where we think -- -- is a Seattle because that seems like let's listen to this yeah talk about a cells actually yell Texas yankees Seattle at yankees. I mean idol season that -- look at yankees I don't think. They needed Ellsbury dated -- -- well. If anything yankees needed it and I don't believe that what they need a better starting pitching true and they also need to I think they need to part way through Robinson can now. I don't think an old. I think it's I think it's there and bigoted but nobody's gonna give him 300 mile ride to the title for animals that's outrageous. He's just come down off that -- the old the only team that seems that -- -- from -- the -- -- his -- nine million mark is the Dodgers so. Would they go after about I don't know by yankees should do exactly what I just said. Which is set a price of the goes over it and move on an inside three players without money. That's why should do they won't do it because -- can no means so much of that organization they need to find pitching. They need to -- -- sabathia Kuroda Phil Hughes didn't work out. The eighty defied pitching I mean you do that by allocating your resources wisely but I also feel like they need panel back and I. Know that so that's -- -- -- back and I don't you wanna look at his 45 and six of contracts. But you also have to look at the first three years of contract and the next three years of your organization. What's gonna beat their for the Yankees second marriage I think they need additional bribery -- all because I don't think he's gonna go Walsh. Joey but we'll be able to get that no money go ahead and do that still you'll think you'll make whatever makes you -- he won't make three billion. But will he make close to 200 million. Probably. If you do that argue -- strong. Because for the rest your roster going for that's what you have to ask. I think the Red Sox look at it Ellsbury in the situation. I think they need to look at. The first to a three years of the contract. I think it -- Barry escalate said I -- I attributed that nice to me to do that but I'm not sign the check I understand. But what I mean I don't know hole I don't know I don't care about here at five and six I don't. Right -- right all it's it's not effective. But that's the that's what he says that's what that that's a lesson that they should have learned. From the Carl Crawford contract from from AG Gonzales contract is that. You you figure out. Is this gonna work when we're building a team in years 3456. Right you have to hear something about how I feel like it's a different situation. Where it would help rough -- right so. You're absolutely right the idiot and I do think that's a good point. Because I do think that. That you should value the ability to play in Boston they didn't do that the past John Henry said that they are going to do that going forward that. Jon Lester ERA in the American League east -- Lester has more wins the American League east of any pitcher in the -- the last five years. You value that. So I agree. Jacoby Ellsbury can play in Boston you know what he can do as a Boston Red Sox you didn't know what Carl Crawford could do that backfired on you you do. -- that in. But all I'm saying is that there's going to be some team I think that is -- As some other issue that's the third -- second thing is what does Jackie Bradley junior thing. Bring to the team the next couple years my my next question is one -- other teams. Going to offer Jacoby Ellsbury that's that's the next issue media because obviously we know with Boris. -- -- -- -- -- I don't think they cannot alone there's no hometown discount as you said both -- and doesn't hurt Scott bourses -- 6177797937617. 7797937. Assists what Sunday. WE yeah. Welcome back sports Sunday WEI on the host did -- for -- a -- to rob Bradford in studio. -- and Red Sox and we got a little free agency talk and Jacoby Ellsbury what do you think. They should do also you have a moment you'll look back on. I wanna hit that moment I wanna hit you thoughts. Was the biggest moment of this championship run are now on well if you -- eleven. We can't just stick to 2013. If you want DJ being from WEEI dot com is the Bruins who we know join us at 11 o'clock local. Breakdown -- Bruins lost last night look forward I would say again return this week and talk about load Julie Ann's comments that -- In a little kick in the behind or at least trying to. Not sure it's gonna work given the fact that it's. I'll -- you said it was it was a rainy night in Long Island on Saturday. In not not much to be -- -- 6177797937. Which stretches in Maryland it's up -- -- and I the -- thought they were alive and well down here you go. And that I did let it rock act -- that you did there in the play out like you and then overnight you're like wow I'm not that was the best. Little arrows that I I think the board of me Patricia beyond suited. Yeah that go into a bit after the game you would get on there and get everybody liked it that. But you know I like talking about it was gray is I they said before. It was just great baseball game of baseball is a real winner -- revenues it was it was it wasn't only the policies in which we haven't had here in a few years. But they were really good teams that we could talk about baseball because we couldn't talk about baseball last year. Been happy gained so I think it and -- seventh that it was born and -- Though you know it means so much and I'm I had a couple questions about that a very situation. The latter not have a business instinct at all on why would -- take you wrote with Pedroia and not anybody else that's questioned one. Questions two part of the problem with the long contract that these guys and the bad character and L thinking that a lot of integrity. And then number three like how much that they acted in the -- believed that they didn't. Maybe they don't. Say a matter people wouldn't admit then you know about my question. Well first of all -- Berry and ice sculptures Ellsbury was going. To free agency regardless mind Boris is not gonna let him Boris wants him no he says Gil gone you're gonna test for it yet that's the first yet to compare those two. Well I think that's grants that. Yeah he had been. Why they why when they allocate. A long term deal as he goes one of the questions like it they did with Pedroia and while they are -- number one they felt like he was a foundation guy he represented everything they want. They want him to be a leader going forward they felt confident that you can be able to produce they also got slightly below the market value for arms so. All of those things lead to dust the -- signing that extension. The last question I think Patricia said was do they factor -- fans wanting him back not really I do think that. Wouldn't you remember going back to 2007 Michael Winston World Series MVP there's a lot of fans all over the player parade lines already -- he signed Michael -- I'm Michael -- And I think that that's where ownership might get involved. But at the end of the day the Phillies offered more from Michael than a Red Sox did so they still reached -- limit what Michael. So I don't think did the fans are gonna drive the bus. In regards to how much money you spent and the Red Sox could've offered Ellsbury. You know a 108 they cut -- from the world and it was more at stake here of course is gonna say well we're gonna use that in free agency. Welcome sign anything right now nick is in Weymouth what's up neck. -- I then dole wants. Only twice. Mamas and -- up -- I bill and you. Great. I think that yeah I didn't and then what I that's solid that you would do it bought it and you don't a great job any thank you I agree that. And Barack I don't know if you're a number of those I like doing the -- issue on the rainbow got it. And and and guess what you build a better job -- that -- thank you thank you kind that I that I love his style okay. Ali -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- you're on everything you know everything. Is that you can't you that you don't want I want you might figure on a map. Yeah well and you know -- thought it -- tempting though it didn't look like you again -- caught in the heart of the one difference yet. -- Lack the firepower. He had no I know you know him well it's that so it's okay we've would know more at 2:30 in the morning like in the playoff -- good to talk what do you got what do who's got a Red Sox topic. Well yeah you know -- my thinking in the bullpen blows and but the other that's what I think is. I've been battling would write openers since the beginning at. Al Barry took a wildly -- he came back and and by that I mean that there -- it's for people. Well you know like you -- simply. Connected so there has. Going forward again this I don't know dean's sudden Greek acts are we OK if it happens great and I don't have those scenes. I'd like competitive team currently out there is -- it. And I think he's irreplaceable. GAAP net hi Jackie Bradley couldn't you couldn't replace the -- XM and what do. He. Acting out and in the outfield this would be eight points and grabbed -- then I'm in danger get smacked the ball. On defense on top of that -- I'm. So. It is killed. That the -- sucks horribly lost and I guess we have to rely on leave the outlook -- -- on that some call we buster for a few seconds there at least there and I had phones but I'm I mean what -- buried. Jackie Bradley junior -- Ellsbury is irreplaceable I just I just don't know all I don't know what. -- -- no one -- well nobody knows what Jackie Bradley junior is going to be. We thought we might only it's easy said that it was opening I falls I don't go to draws a lot I did all right. As the very video rookie you have -- I'd like that. I got excited that I needed I did my site fanatics or but he every -- it is great that's great thing about you did. I've kind of been a big blocks and a big -- about that he noted there was really the them all it's appropriate at big lots of odds and loves. -- victory you're you're by the particular -- Zander oh -- is Jerusalem. March the locks if anyone. You wanna talk about big blocks -- You wanted to say that David Ortiz is Grand Slam dramatic moments of Red Sox history. Oh god it's a big blocks to go back laws big Lockett. Game for the 2004 LC as these dramatic moments we wanna relive -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Six on 7779798376177797937. DJ being. Bruins inside of the WEEI. Dot com is gonna join us at the top of the all we -- gonna Google all his bruins' loss last night. Look forward to his team for next month that's all. I'm not gonna get into what this team should be traded for the deadline yes -- -- people talk about ought. Let's get some some does help the porch back LP get -- helping get this team together a plan together. Judge judge it was a net last night till I. Did it needle join us at the top of the dollar I love -- sports on your island back at this time.
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