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Rob Bradford: "Sox will offer Drew a two year deal"

Nov 13, 2013|

Rob Bradford joined the show from the GM meetings in Orlando. He told the guys that he expects Stephen Drew to get at least a two year offer from the Red Sox to stay in Boston.

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Our conversation with WEEI dot com rob Bradford who joins us from the GM meetings in Orlando and has brought to you by the beaches of Fort Myers and it's Annabel. -- -- -- won't be long hand says Bradford those in my -- -- ball ball really -- all stories definitely when it's solo it's called hijacking -- a good understanding hey rob joins -- on the -- got like good morning -- -- so watered BR Garrett how are you -- eight -- -- as well laid the gauntlet down for -- he's that you will be entered this is John Ferrell. Heavy -- clause in his contract manager of the year. I think they I think usually you do I don't know -- certainly but I think usually that's the case that he should be pissed. Yeah a lot that you should be pissed because he deserved reward. Going thanks so. Do you know obviously you know the the gal who voted left him off the belt but you know the guy from Seattle the nation negative from round. Iggy geeky -- whatever so you know -- brown from jiji press as you know Madden. And Showalter asks us a call and I saw that -- and so Walt army Showalter really. -- in this always happens by. -- -- -- -- -- fell off. Talk about completely is just it is wrong. And and obviously I think that you -- one I don't care about markets like care about the -- that twenty game swing yes I bet that's what I look at. I was gonna ask you it we try to -- program how we would wait certain things that were making his vote and if you had a vote. The delta between last year's win total and this year's win total would carry the day for you. I think so it and if you're looking deeper into it and you look at all the circumstances that went into it -- you -- -- you're -- overall roster. You have to you have the dynamic of Boskin and then that's the thing is everywhere and just don't. Would be no manager in Boston and it and it's so hard to win a major of the year here in Boston. Well should we look at it a little differently is a little more difficult sometimes to win in Boston and other places. About surpassed expectations. Because nobody I think we have 48 or 47. Pre season you know picks on various publications and not one pick the Red Sox to finish first and in fact most had them last or next to last. Yet it -- that we are just real hard discounting what Terry Francona did we understand that we are starting what Bob Melvin did. By all of this week we accept -- -- -- -- the best sports stores that we keep a long long time the Cleveland Indians were nice story but I don't think they've all in the same category. Erupted up or shut up on the subject after I'm done with this I think the fatal flaw in this whole thing is the voting is done before the post season before you determine who has ultimately done the best job in baseball and that's get his team to win a World Series. -- it but that happens all the time that that's been built then why. -- just how it's always been -- with -- obviously you have to help the ballot in before the last group -- -- forty the playoffs. Probably did -- I need to know why they'll probably you can't determine the best team in the NFL is until after the Super Bowl is played you can't determine the best college basketball until March Madness is over. There's a lot list of things to go wrong in regards to the BB WAA and in baseball hall mean that's one of them I agree with it. But it is in this system something that was just dropped in out of nowhere I don't. It still don't understand why is -- is I think gonna happen down there at all and all the speakers just going to be nothing but obviously is going to be our current stuff happening. What's happens hasn't happened yet. I had a awesome meal last night bomb. And then I'm not lobby for some more. So yes it is your question now and is a reason why. Is that there there are -- stuff that happened every general managers and he'd like to go down the list of Daisuke that you're 2006. Go back the last few roster -- But there's so much money in baseball I think that. That players and agents are petrified to sign these deals because they feel like a -- try to steal now the -- -- unbelievable deal. Then two days from now. Then somebody that's got a better deal because there's more money and more interest but that's why I think you're not seeing -- -- went to -- right now. Is Napoli gonna have a lot of options. Yeah I think so I I think so because you look at the type of player just guessing -- more value this year than he did last year. Even before the hip thing came out. Because you know only about the time players years which is the guy who hit home runs and I was power which is the hardest thing define baseball. And then you also have. You also have a guy take two other pitches but now you have a guy who can legitimately playing a position. And play it really really well last year music catcher but he was the catcher who you read political concerns over he was OK he handled the pitching staff okay. But you look at him at the first baseman this is where you belong -- this -- music felt. -- if he leads. And that was latest rumor that he stock into Texas go back to Texas. Who plays first next year. -- I think he should keep an eye on Corey Hart number one guy -- got out last year right handed hitter. Opera the Brewers he's put up good numbers in the past. And you have played maybe he'd be it might target sitting there you have deal not sitting here I'm not saying these are the answers are not saying that the way they're get ago. -- It is I don't think there's been easy solution like there was last year last year remember guys do when you're either gonna go after Mike Napoli. So I think that after Napoli this time around. If I don't it isn't there's no slam dunk. Is Beltran a realistic possibilities -- someday that they are around. Drooling over. Arnold they're drooling over by nobody like him and they like him but -- thing is it the roster that the problem. You still have to leave him in there because there's not discounted a novel what he did. Right in and is also going to be competition in terms of Beltre and the Yankees likeable lot. He's dead and they're guys we have to also look at that I think this hasn't been talked about enough that you -- lose some of these guys to replace them. Jacoby Ellsbury you're you're probably it'll -- them. And how are you gonna replace his offense if you look at you bulwark against the best went above replacement of anybody on the team. So you can get to say Jackie Bradley can apply in there didn't at all volleys from you need to have more bats and a lot of but I that's why I think that bulk for an interest them. Which one of these us starting pitchers -- they gonna move there's no way to bring all these guys back next year just doesn't make any sense. Yeah but here's the thing is that if if they don't get the right deal form I could see them bring them back. Just because they like adapt. In the Arctic territory got the ticket -- any -- now there's. If you look at the Lincecum can't touch you look at like what are we can't can't go looking for. This about fourteen to sign -- get our -- starter on the free agent market it's hugely expensive. So the team can go in and say hey you know what working Garrett Jake Peavy Ryan Dempster is if it doesn't hurt that much. Because that's what's starting pitching is going forward and actually might be a bargain but that's where they might be an advantage -- to try to deal one of these guys. I don't this is like figuring out the domino effect but play along with me here -- Natale goes and they have an interest in Beltran are they comparable what Beltran playing right field at Fenway Park would -- more sense to have novel go to first Beltran take over left. -- victory you know in right and I guess Jackie Bradley and center does that make sense. They either got makes more sense -- -- he's still work Jonny Gomes -- -- -- Well playing every day right. It got dark and not the other day and not a good guy you know I felt okay at first but he acknowledges that he did some work to do. In the other thing that I've heard in the few meetings here is Mike Hart. Teams out -- -- carpet they're not willing to deal with a there that don't wanna hang artist guy in the end he might be a legitimate got -- looking at again I don't -- -- would be easier day. But he is in the mix here because we'll come back do it does hit home runs. Guys just don't do that. Why can Jackie Bradley just your opening day center fielder why would you want a mess with Victor Reno. Who's played as good right field as we've ever seen around here. Why not just go to plan that we thought was in place all along. While figured questions there about -- told me say that at least once in this interview. But that is the request X -- the it's true I think that's what's gonna happen I think Jackie Bradley can be -- center fielder a big victory looked devastated right. And in a barring any kind of Beltre and acquisition I do think that you probably have that combination collapse. Which could have a bad combination I think I think now what does get -- devalued here. You look at like the cut the year that he had. And if you're still value OBP and work the count. I mean what do you wanna lose shelled now over the on the into the bench you wanna lose Gomes I mean Gomes in any of these guys is gonna complain. About lack of -- playing time would you would you agree that will be Jonny Gomes broke. If that all I I don't think so I think you that you probably wasn't too happy when he wasn't playing by what you guys would you -- me ask you. You guys would you guys have a problem they came back without help field. No no doubt will now -- -- -- -- it's up front -- gone back at the had a plan in place they knew Els -- leaving -- known for years. And and Bradley while he struggled in his brief time in the majors his progression in the minors I mean who knows. OBP and his minor league career that's almost a thousand plate appearances is over 400. Is he works the count he gets on base in place of damn good center field why not say it's his time he's 24 and April -- don't think it's time. Side I think that you can legitimately be a Major League player right now I think we're obviously -- thing with Bogart's. But I don't think we should discount Jacoby Ellsbury is out sincere. We eat it he it was a pretty big part of the lineup so you need other guys to step up and and I know everyone's assuming the Bogota is good step up. Everywhere you assume the Jackie Bradley couldn't stop up. But they might need to add something here especially if you have at Napoli. Are now that drew was gone we assume -- is now you're shortstop for the foreseeable future. Where what of middle Brooks will he be your starting third baseman in April. Yeah. I'd still I don't think you can discount through big -- over -- -- gone right now yeah I still think there's there's. There might be a scenario where you they go in the offered drew a two year deal. So and you've got obviously middle bill Brooks were probably hit the trade market or or maybe you might look about first -- so do you agree that's gonna happen. But I wouldn't rule it out. -- the Red Sox are you the Red Sox will offer him a contract this offseason to your deal. Yet yeah why that's what narrowing that -- failed to get the dog if you released to companion I mean it popped up like that the the plan is in place -- the shortstop. He said is this -- -- middle Broxton is a -- Well I think you also I think -- that's also factor -- TV coming up behind middle brought. And how a lot of people baseball like to keep better in the middle -- now. No middle Brooke and I know you guys know this he's got all 169. Games here and hit 32 home runs. I don't think it recent big and I know he doesn't take a lot of pitches I know he his diet and that great right now. But he he's he's. He's proved to be a Major League player. Why do you think that the type of player the replica what you portraits and use that type of guy who you ask what is the scenario why they would do this. -- that took -- -- why they would do it we've Bogart that third out through their per couple years took it he becomes up. Then you figure out what to do with middle Brooke I'm not saying that's gonna happen but I am saying that that. It is in one of the options. -- beside Ross will be the other catcher on this team -- we used salty my hand or somebody else. Are right now but I'm gonna -- rule we I don't I definitely don't think McNair and I'm pretty sure not salty. And if not Ruiz and you would get a guy like Guillermo Navarro. But reasonably interesting guy because two years ago he had great -- at the -- -- yep of over 900. So that's how they built that team is in some respects is that bidding go out and get the guys coming off of these great years -- -- guys coming off without years. Bigger than they were gonna bounce back and they did -- that there and we fall in the Catholic. Why is salty no longer attractive to bam he provides a lefty righty with Ross. Yeah you know what I guess people think -- value moments maybe as much as other teams and if they did they would offer from the qualifying offer and once they don't offer him a qualifying offer. They know that other teams are gonna give -- -- And they're gonna offer much more than the Red Sox are willing to do so. I think they they just looked at other guy does better options right now -- -- right I mean the guy hits with power. He hit from the left side you put a good compliment. But for whatever reason that there identify is not not as valuable may -- from the belt again. -- and now we're gonna find some dirt on him you want twenty leave -- The B that's smear campaign that little minor Myers small smear -- where does get up yankees if they don't get. The camp I think our little White Sox. But like that you look at it went as well I everyone does that ruin doubted -- -- -- -- up with the Yankees so. AJ Pierzynski or Ruiz a bigger shot for captured the Red Sox location. Ruiz is out but it Kaczynski was quick out of the -- -- play and he. Put it -- if you know obviously he can hit you -- -- power. But he would have so many other things that you have to deal with. That that type of attitude that he he's he's he's a very polarizing guy and receiving the ball he's not a good receiver in terms the catcher. So. Yeah I would I would definitely say -- way above opposite. Do you do you get to stay in the same hotel is all the GMs you India of room there. It yes yes oh yes the answer I can tell you the answer is yes. He's got two rooms spoiler rooms like Q and Alex have like rooms that are election -- this week. Now c'mon. Don't want it wherever built shattered -- -- that's what we. Whatsoever rob Bradford is to do list today after you check off breakfast buffet. After I pit road destroy this morning or material will not the end of it at the lobby. And our board -- force -- ball well that. Is probably early afternoon but you know it's always a festive occasion where. You stand in the middle lobbied for about a hour answering every. Question about every single player yet the whole Larry's site by and we talked about drew. Because you always have to bring up Bogart student Bogut is -- guy just like Bradley's new guy called Barry. Though it's not like you like UN -- denigrating Michael a couple of years ago would you try to -- Beltre on the Red Sox it is pretty -- indict him. I went well I'm coming home just in time Q are you guys have -- He's doing a live hot stove show from the hole like this -- on an email while -- fox woods tomorrow that's not incentive enough to be there. You guys -- prepared me hitting on seventy. Ago years old XF a cup and what's her name. Thanks rob. Thank you guys are conversation with -- rob Bradford joining us from the GM meetings in Orlando is brought you by the beaches of Fort Myers and sent a bit too.

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