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Updating the Winter Meetings MLB moves with WEEI.com's Rob Bradford

Dec 11, 2013|

We check in with Rob Bradford live from the Winter Meetings in Orlando.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Rob Bradford with us right to -- DCU diesel federal current digital federal credit union looking DC UC -- -- experts -- -- made it you know what. I don't have so much trouble Obama afterward. Rob Bradford -- well. It brings news yet but it took a while dressed now because of your schools to close Margaret last time. On the -- of the enemy that your news -- can -- -- Now lets you wearing my cluster tool -- result you know are those people. You know. Play you know our eyes -- you to address. That's not a nowadays I'm Bradford here. Is there is that your commercial yes that they've put slot while angry. A lot Bradford and that if the offseason of rob and Alex. -- -- It weighs. All bombing site about Mike's that is his commercial it is the series here's the -- and adversity character -- Nate rob Bradford here so -- the offseason of rob I don't know if you knew that Alex. With a busy offseason about the star of reporting for WEEI. And adding TV appearances into the mix for the winter meetings right into spring training. I was excited about it principal told my -- provided -- what is slob I looked like plenty of well you know what I did I went to school this big workload you've acted -- -- short guy what I get a sense of the -- experience my decision was made. Good -- slob -- Willy Willy Wonka. That on -- why it is that is that something people. Few Champions Tour is that the things that affect your college or are you going for him although it you know everyone in reference. To. People -- reference talked about dressing well over the top dressing well. Which -- mr. you know it will only want. The fine depressed people ever so we're you know we're using that as. One -- the Google like James on mr. Not listen whatever -- last or so ago it it is a lot of where bottler. By the way that's nice that's by their reference department. -- -- a very well no no love for the monopoly man now that's basically just an attacker. That was named the sport and I think it's mr. -- I -- is it that the clothing it's nice that it's built. It's a nice job. I didn't have to look at it afterward top -- monocle it is. But I didn't without it for a little while I would like to see you off like a bit like you would have been hit it to him meeting if you'd been in the law everybody would want to. What do you think the that very well appearance that -- who was over here to go to that he's gonna make any deal. A -- I know they say now don't expect anything let. The Red Sox aren't known for saying don't expect much in. Carl Crawford happened for Gonzales I was here I don't know if something happens you think. You see any scenario in which they maybe catch it from these minor league prospects. For a young player baseball. Or. Take a chance that a -- anything. It's tough you know the Mac cam thing that type. That type of scenario would make sense if Matt -- Williams weren't falling off on these micro fracture surgery on the ankle -- the bad shoulder. We've seen what happened with -- bad shoulders how long it takes to. Hit home runs again right so that they had no traction in. You never know the the pieces that are interesting for the Red Sox on the starting pitchers right. -- they seem to have too many starting pitchers. I'll say it again. You better have the right deal -- you do not give up -- Jake Peavy to me. For this team because he is the difference between you and the Yankees right now that I pictured that it's not him. By itself. Ordinary it opened at the Yankees the Yankees don't have it -- to me if you asked me what CC sabathia is right now. After last year it closer to number three number one. And he's their number one you have Kuroda you know -- opinion and it comes back we understand that. But you can have that great line up that is count right now but don't you guys think that still the Red Sox as we see here are probably the favorites because of the starting pitching. In the bullpen I'll just sadly we had Steve Phillips on yesterday he was torching the yankees' lineup as well look at -- their outfield -- the power. Ichiro Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury. And in his view that that group was getting hit a combined twenty home runs I think Ellsbury will walk out summed up in the in the I don't Arafat. And still that is not exactly powerful outfielder who's gonna play third base of Iraq not there Jeter's not exactly -- power threat anymore. -- -- not in the Brendan Ryan is great fielder can't -- to save his life who's going to be can always now gone mean. You're talking about the same yankees he would use to help they still got that great lineup. -- -- Other particular -- I know there are gonna hit home runs may be as much as -- you look at how the depth of the lineup put Ellsbury with McCain and Teixeira. The gets more switch hitters in there but it's Soriano if it's yeah it's interesting that you mentioned the third base because we talked about Stephen Drew. If Derek Jeter stop being Derek Jeter first second. Then that would make a lot of sense you moved Jeter over. And I'm not assuming brown not entering Brendan Ryan did turn her over to -- the third to better writer and and Stephen Drew -- -- tell you that's not afraid to spend money. And also has some draft picks coming back so I don't think you understand their tutors shorts. A very very porch or -- rob I don't think you understand I know Derek Jeter's a shortstop and how are your candy will tell you this if -- -- week. One more position to say there rate steadier day he's not to know what to do we want don't we want different types that may not know what to do this year anyway. I think -- you -- you -- you -- Jake Peavy and the reason you have the reason the Red Sox are ahead of the Yankees they have more pitching you are. Which -- still have which -- still considered top three guys to be. What we saw the top three in the post season Lester and Lackey buckles. So you've got to wriggle room and make it extra -- it's probably 45. Jake Peavy is either for five Ryan Dempster is a 45. You've got. Some flexibility there wouldn't really be a terrible thing. To move the -- -- for another piece that should be whether it's but what. You need that's the thing is it cute kid what are you gonna get back for Jake Peavy is it going to be sets so so so important that it sort of or who's gonna give you back to center fielder this and maybe I don't know but I can't see a center fielder that jumps to mind. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- All I'm saying is that this not look at the other six starters in the sexual luxury. Number one we understand what happens. The attrition of a season and the importance of the depth of starter but also to have a guy who has the potential. To be a top of the rotation guy you'll give up on if you have to ask you won't work -- questions and Michael -- -- -- I like him although like I understand all the problems with. You said that it takes a while to come back from shoulder do you think that means and another year or so he'll be back to being back well let's look at some examples. Adrian Gonzales. Jacoby Ellsbury. I'm forgetting someone else by news. Arthur out of America that's available to others are -- do you play -- there's some other about our culture and knowledge of the 2000 technology back right after its 2015 we'll be back again. Yes he could be aren't so -- beat dole if you -- -- the rules are worth -- the -- well well if he's if he's going to be Matt Kemp twenty million that's what he's back camp twenty million billiard player. If he's going to be that -- from 2015. Through 2019. -- you -- twenty million dollars from the Dodgers to pay for the one year where he's not act which retreat from that camp and say okay he's going to be my guy. For 2015 in the Aung -- and they're just gonna pay for the one year I've got away in order for him to be him. Maybe but it's not only the shoulder is the ankle and it's a good point. I just don't know if that's -- depending on how much money they're gonna give you depending on what is gonna take to get him. It's still an enormous gamble if you you're just assuming that the shoulders and heal up and two years and the ankles not to be a product bars especially for me. And we were talking about -- just micro fracture surgery on the ankle -- so we're talking about not just a your your your garden variety ankle sprain retirement very serious ankle surgery at a very serious shall. Eritrea and and you know I ask someone if you have those two guys with the Dodgers. And their dogs are willing to give the money which one do you take Kemper each year they cities here. -- -- with the Red Sox be able to move -- Jake Peavy. Or somebody like -- number force five starter to the doctors for -- eat here with some contract. Well here's the problem -- problem reality. Is they feel they might have a better player the country here or at least as player -- -- now. Me the entry you at the rules a part of our time getting left him pitch yeah and and so you get that guy and you know minimum minimum money. And so while you write about it off you don't want to be on the eyes sought a I've been -- -- -- -- -- sarcastic after they dropped about it try to my wife Scott Morse is still hockey Colorado there. He's let's see he's he's been talking cents at 45 he thought writers -- Paris to the or waiting for your leaders in each game. Have you have you noted what's going on here last few days there's no she'd been doing market that. That's rob -- rob afterward were that we are we got four for coming up in just a moment rob of course brought you might use digital federal credit union. What can use a view we got -- we have good -- the next -- -- them.

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