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Joe McDonald, ESPN Boston, joins Danny Picard to talk Bruins and Red Sox free agency

Nov 9, 2013|

The Bruins hit the ice tonight and Joe McDonald brings the latest news heading into tonight’s game. McDonald also gives Danny his take on the pending Red Sox free agents.

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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. 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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Welcome back. Sports Radio WEEI Emmett Till 3 o'clock. Bruins tonight at all against the maple -- Celtics. And Miami. I know everybody's thinking about Red Sox free agency. And some of the guys on this team last year this past -- championship club will be back who won't. Talk about that and bring -- this may Belize Bruins game tonight I Brendan. Joseph McDonald from ESPN. ESPN boston.com. Jordan back going on I don't know. I'm not much Don -- down at. The god today for the morning skate Maple Leafs Bruins. Year and any changes any changes to the lineup tonight that we should expect or is this pretty much what we saw the other night against Florida same lineup. Albeit at a an optional skate this morning here on and to please not skate Bruins had an optional and I don't expect any changes at all and that's called all the sort of elegant Panthers. You know his. Granted it was a there's a full on win against pretty pretty bad here Christine bite you saw a good thing for the Bruins and coach -- wants to see that continue. Gary in such comment please which obviously is one of the best teams in the in the united conference. I'm so I as a ring no no changes and to the rest will be that the broad side. And did you know their directives. And the standings they might show Toronto to be ahead of the Bruins but I mean it. These two teams and I know local Julia what he said he said at Toronto's legit but. A lot of that has to do with that even people from the outside much of Toronto right now but in the Bruins based on the records but the Bruins. Joseph long term hand how concerned at war people in plays that role -- an -- -- losing -- that they had. Last week and leading into the Sagan game nobody was really too concerned whether about that means you -- 82 game season they got a bounce back they have the talent to do it. They know that this is still a group that. That that wins the must win games late in the season in the playoffs didn't there wasn't much concern that are ones that. No I don't believe any concern at all being -- in Iran and in this Citigroup cut. Has been through this many times without. You know they don't let I'd get too high middle -- -- -- A tool I mean I know it's Lou you know very. Very cautious but it's true that this group in the one thing we've learned about her -- -- of actually years. Is that when you go through these these kids. It doesn't appear like these guys that are -- I'm nervous callers they they understand that they wanted to go through the matter of getting out of their right time. And they've always done that actually goes in you're not that it's right at the right time and then it could -- even admitted black children playoffs and those. Finally you know depression. The pilot error coach admitted when he said look. You when you get some how to we have on this team yet you know guys trying to take some time off during the regular season you know because it's a long season but. They have the talent is to hear from those those -- here's. When I'm council and I think that her and that her yet. I think tonight is -- going to be a great cast her for the Bruins and then make a lot of Monday it would and bay lightning or also an electric team. This year so I ended up and -- with with the -- and we'll see what have grown a lot and I. Speaker -- Joseph McDonald ESPN boston.com or on the AT&T hotline on WEEI indeed jolt. When this team does break out of losing skid one of the guys that needs to step up his Brad Marchand and he's needed to step up his game most of this season he scored the other night putting most impressive in the goal what he sort tapped then. That that snuck through the goalie was the play that -- the Blue Line to be able to. You don't get rid of the defender keep that puck and his own and create that real created the goal. I sent it descended and all that this is a guy that pain if you're took out not -- -- rectum of importance of this Bruins team needs more than others. But it -- no I don't even I don't think there's a question. This team needs Brad Marchand to be to have his -- game to you know to be that spark plug. More than maybe anybody on this team and when he does that you see what they can do. And of course and game and you know we're we start to see him had a fine game the last couple here in the and the one thing that you do a lot more. Against Florida on Thursday -- -- chirping you know who's getting picked me you know only opponent gotten you know really get negotiations. And really movies -- garageband and the corner and and you mentioned applicable I mean that was kind of that you played in the Big Ten. At the blood because it doesn't work out and is an odd man rush -- on the other land on to -- so. Important for him -- -- in the one thing about strategies is you know last week we could have. Haven't seen him. And help on Iraq yards by a third after the game you know you lose. It's like okay this is -- coach and stats as. That really work with a lot this year they don't want a game but he you know he needs to find a balance between being that -- And here on the right. But he also has the leader and as you mentioned you what those guys that when he's going well the team is. All is well in the one thing about him exact. You know playing alongside. Iran and we Ericsson. I mean it is dynamic line and I think that as the season progresses here I think -- and -- better -- from those -- so. And again I think it starts and I -- I really wanna see how these guys play against one of the best teams in the conference and you know given all the excitement and the energy that on the -- in the media have put on this team since the first one since it's so much here -- Quarterfinal. So you write in and then LP about -- this week is you know -- -- we've we've been saying his -- -- all these years. You have my standard CI a called a monster on the hall it's gotta take at. Time to get used to that you all I mean my share my shot but the bottom of the -- he's just playing games that people. -- -- -- I think that I had no idea if that's what you look in the past you said it really didn't matter what people called likely. I just to see that you know that side of this week is just. It'll only mean good things came on here. Now wall however you pronounce -- he wants his name pronounced -- -- It's good to see not much on -- -- and on to say on the same line as bird's role now and Louis Ericsson Mets. The top two lines Tuesday to get that third line joke Soderbergh Kelly Smith and Riley Smith I got the -- got overlooked in the -- say again trade. I've loved his game and it took me maybe a month here maybe even a little more than that to really figure out what call Soderbergh is. You see him skate after a guy. You know and he just jumps out of the at least on TV. He jumps off the screen with his puck pursuit going after a guy his stride and jacket -- a perfectly he has -- -- full stride. And it really does impress I'd like soderbergh's game. Is this line of -- -- and I guess had to put a playoff lineup out there right now not that he's going to but -- its signature trying to figure out what does Ross is gonna look like moving forward. It must win games. Is this reminds Soderbergh Kelly Smith with with smoke around it is bestowed on them its third month. Out of the right now again it is and the one thing about the old style with which sort of greens and you know here's -- -- it was so let's talk about him last year and then. When the -- we're gonna get him and Landon and when he was going to be able to sign of Wear and there was so much hype from the sky and at the time I. My application -- of it anyway well. Why is he played over in Europe and so on and off hot to meet you what -- -- -- any challenge that had to be recent. And obviously he struggled when he came over here posture toward the end of the season and into the playoffs the limit their motto was kinda. But he -- but you know coach Julien -- Mano -- he could play strong physical. You know you bring that violence at the -- game. And I think it's starting to see that over the last few gains and brought it. I'm very you know it -- in campers and even though a guy who walked Shiites you know we've seen in the room. You can tell he's a lot more -- a lot more confidence. And he is too strong dying and he just like him you know become that type of power forward or almost swear you know he's able to. Could wreak Havoc in the order of torture and create a scoring chances because you know you look at a guy like Eric Elliott. And -- Smith to -- you mentioned rallies net meaning here's the issues. Really played well the growth this year and everybody's -- but. He may be used as a -- and Sony Ericsson trade -- a without -- development and scouting rallies that since that -- -- the Miami although Iowans. The -- like -- centric Kawika card go. You know for the Bruins. To be able to hear from Ameritrade I think was was very give it his team and obviously makes pop up because they give him a lot of what kind. Yeah -- basically been on the third line but he's plywood pressed on an -- a point this year in March it was we struggled and on the power play. And he's making some pretty pretty impressive plays into. -- areas are so I think there's a lot of upsides and rallies this game and the look and we -- -- which was kind of cool. Even though he grew up in Toronto he's got to -- police say that you -- -- -- trade red ring finger really not so it's they'll you know little interest -- conduct but. -- -- -- I I do I actually do because. Like begging -- you grow up and try and Owen in. Last year that's all he talked about you know playing to people so -- absolutely it was used to try to why wouldn't they -- To plan tonight. It's make or Joseph McDonald ESPN Boston. The dotcom era Sports Radio W yeah -- Bruins Maple Leafs tonight we talk about that -- launch Soderbergh -- -- And -- Julian teams in the past the -- characteristic is -- roll four lines you have that depth. With this team certainly when that lines -- away -- the -- Kelly would imagine handy -- get yemenite returned from a Jesse Winchester. Leads his feet puts the -- lot suspended three games that they wanted to suspend this kid for five games of all about it I don't go back and forth and all these hits in what's dirty and what's not. And I don't like to do which all the president is a lot a lot of hits that. I think players put themselves in vulnerable positions. Along the boards but this is one sort of an open eyes and what's in the corner. But it was an open ice. Leave his feet elbow comes up this is the exact type hit you tried to eliminate from the game. And it wasn't the one thing that you know. Prevention and look that was. You know he he's a heart kind of tender you know he did you know -- -- gonna panic and lakers. Without our even Chris Kelly out in the export -- -- -- in the Bruins that he was okay need to return right away. And -- -- -- -- what could -- -- without any -- you know I I know Jesse Winchester you know I played with -- he's not a dirty plays one of the night -- in the end it was probably don't and but then -- -- will be to look at the replay and you left to ski. That you -- court it would be elbow when and he -- you -- I didn't I didn't look at the replay and probably will do what they. When it. Seeing it being necessary to do and in this case what the three games which I think being the first -- -- is. Is good you know it's it's. It okay you know I don't think he -- anything more than that. But that. I'm Veronica and certainly shouldn't even though the way that we watched and eliminate each had shots. I'm so or not I have no problem brigades mentioned you know but more importantly likely you know Chris Perry. Chris Kelly I'm not injured on the play in and he's fine and obviously played. How is he Tim Thomas ovation I watched on TV sorting get to see it how is it in person. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know the water -- and then coach -- mean what can I give him clearance to play. In the water you wanted to play. -- return to the lineup he's been building groin injury but he -- practiced practiced that morning turned more exchange. And you you know want to -- -- kind of fortunately here. The -- decided against it they want him helped keep the long term I'm not too because. And -- one game. So eligible this point that I want you kind of beat such and you would you would get -- What it was preparing. Pat on the night or only a few minutes initial on the Jumbotron and everybody in the building any let up in the cheered me in the nice summation and -- commit its current and up late in the hands. It would Goodman and opened -- you know that you would be able to playing and really see and really. Get the ovation any dessert because -- I mean he played very well very near Austin. And he was one of the main reasons why they wanna cup in 2011 so. But it was good to the reception likely given the fact of saying it was an error a week echoing you can get at least but it could see. And public perception and -- Joseph before you go all you cover the Red Sox as well so I can't let you go without asking you a couple -- such questions what you think about free agency and the couple names -- a thrown out here. That the Red Sox and might be interested in Tim Hudson. Carlos Beltran won't what do you think either of these two guys those realistic possibilities I mean I know -- very I think we're all. We all. Nobody believes he's going to be back so what are we -- what -- you Aaron Tim Hudson Carlos Beltran and maybe even the catcher position we have Brian McCann but they. They opt them a qualifying office over at such that if the Arab draft pick what what are you are not on these names Hudson can Beltran. -- that they would Beltran in and -- is that these two players -- our advantage has been in the including Yelp last year around this time so a note though it surprised me and the one thing that everybody. He popped on here is that while they won the World Series wondering ethnic looking -- -- will be able to bring back. -- and -- -- in -- of the -- and so he had to go out. Any -- and improved team in the current. Category that he that he knows that they mean because when they won the World Series. It was in Maine raises his coaching Oden and allow. And you can add arms -- you can add -- and of course couldn't do that. You know Beltran and remember a whole different situation that means that -- got to go out. And get this guy and you know then maybe you know victory -- and -- which opens and said that -- pot -- but they really liked. Victorino in right field with the way he played this year and then finally catch situation there a little thing about salt is a lot of games last year while. Low -- you know did a solid a couple of concussions and he played well offensively and that's a year. At a local input into the area in Indian city of like -- come and come to the realization that it might have played my lack immigrants are beautiful. I don't think that it is I think red -- so I really don't look at -- -- -- they typically make any decisions but what surprised me if Hulk is back in the in the Mike can you should be because you worked with the with the coaching staff very well -- respect them he's well respected all around and call out and I like to see him back but. You know it's fired weapon and didn't you know via free agency or trade or anything along those lines you know it. Bring back in the -- that they need to -- need to meet conditions. To make it even better going at 2000 what it's like a -- give meaning coming up. That would -- coming up in a month now I think -- -- and Doug -- can make and to try to make it he struggled at 2000. Yeah how -- been canned because again he -- -- -- -- off to get -- a draft panic. I didn't think that there is a future at the salty in Boston I IE I agree with not. -- in the qualifying offer fourteen point one -- I actually agree with given drew. A qualifying offer because I think if you Stephen Drew -- And we hit our knowledge that he's gonna look for a deal out in May be a multi year deal I think it's a it's a good decision on his shot plot and some people say what fourteen point one. Given the playoffs and yet why wouldn't Stephen Drew except this like he's not gonna accept it won't because he wants a multi year deal. -- to be accepted. Fourteen point -- note this is in his last year Major League Baseball. The red shorts at some -- moving on is going to be Mel Brooks in their bowl got a short and quite obvious spot for drew. Want to arm at least -- person next season what do you think happens it's -- -- that he accepts an offer else that we both CNET. No I don't think we'll see American ball and ineptitude of the sites or else. And could could pay per share in the red -- that nick -- -- an opera because of what it and in return that he does such a world. But the one thing about -- -- it again Scott Boras client he would support a long term deal in the arts will probably not you know give him. What you want to show that they want him back because look what he did apparently the entire season in on -- tablets aren't I'll stick with him. In the -- in the world in the jail here and again in the World Series because. Defensively he would go round and he made solely plays and made a big difference the World Series and Adam that you have will -- -- should get into -- so I think he'll move forward they're very cold all. -- knowing that they can put Bogart's in electro optic equipment -- took third they also have -- You know homegrown talent coming up that could challenge but look -- -- what. You know Sunday at -- positions but it aren't even -- concern I don't think we're gonna see him back call it anything air. Any political comeback for that of now one year and and really try to have a stand out breakout year and I really don't look a long term deal because obviously. You know he's a the prime of his career and you know he's he's got a lot of -- a -- -- -- -- -- -- And I'd be very surprises in respect the right. Yeah I would -- I don't think on with Pam I think if I put myself -- shoes I see with the Red Sox have a the last Saturday in field. And fictional I stick around and there was a case in which they want to stick -- -- got a short -- stirred. That might cost me some money on the line for multi year deal so likely to be Stephen -- eagle for the multi deal right now and there it's SARS the financing did -- get a draft pick. In return Joseph finally. Real quick Mike Napoli. EE was given -- qualifying offer but. He's gonna explore free agency I think he's just he's just you to me it's a no brainer to bring him back he's just playing in the game right. I think they'll I mean you get -- -- they -- a year. You've earned that right to -- and explore free agency and see what the deal you can get out here but it's given. How well he's been in the clubhouse and seeing him on almost every day basis -- spring training all the way to the early to the World Series and Eddie. I would do walk around -- about a -- on partying with a look into what would like you guys coming back. The -- for the reds side so. You know from a health and quite what I think -- probably was. He's been anywhere adamantly they had. Hope with the I do I really believe. He's you were they want back who's going to be packed. Because I really did you genuinely good players in the evident by the way you. He -- consultants and the World Series or. I think Napoli -- several types and you know it's a lot of multiple. Ideas Joseph McDonald ESPN boston.com. Joey Mac thanks a lot great job the -- decent. Joseph McDonald right there it's a great stop inside -- the Bruins he was at the TD garden this morning for the morning skate. Says no change is expected. To grass in net tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Kelly even after taking -- hit the other night. Looks to be okay retired and I came in heaven -- sometimes after the game you get checked out may be -- -- not. And fortunately he is okay for him he's okay and his health after that hit Winchester is suspended three games. And I am fine with that your phone calls up until 3 o'clock 61777979837617. 7797937. This is Danny cut -- Sports Radio W yeah.

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