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Boston Red Sox Reportedly Showing Interest In Corey Kluber
"Kluber might go to boston. But that's not definite I don't know if i even want to take the chance but you tell me. Is there anything there. I mean if he goes to boston still think boston's going to provide them with decent run support. So that's good Kluber the durability has been a major concern. The past couple years. Lost some break on that curve. I i i'm just interested in seeing him. Get a regular job. But i also look at boston and say they're desperate for starters. Anybody they can get an affordable rate. Who's gonna give them start. So i don't read too much into it
Celtics Training Camp May Kick Off Without Gordon Hayward As He Leaves Boston for Charlotte
"Camp camp for for the the Boston Boston Celtics. Celtics. But many are still talking about the teams off season with the opt out of Gordon Hayward, followed by the sign and trade with the Charlotte Hornets. And although there were many rumors about trades the Celtics could have made President of basketball operations Danny Ainge said today he won't discuss player names, but there were trade discussions. But I'm just saying that, you know, we did have a discussion with Indiana not gonna go into the details. And we knew what the risks were, and we knew what all the options we could do. Signing grades with Indiana with Charlotte, and we thought that any one of those options were good like number One option was getting Gordon to come back and the Red Sox
Chicago White Sox Claim Emilio Vargas, Add Three Others To 40-Man Roster
"White Sox made a few moves today, They plain picture. Emilio Vargas, off of waivers from Arizona have also purchased the contracts of Jake Burger, Gavin Sheets and Tyler Johnson to add them to the 40 Man roster. Boston Red Sox have hired Will Venable as their bench coach. Manager. Alex
Theo Epstein Resigns From Cubs, Ending 9-Year Tenure In Chicago
"Theo epstein the most accomplished general manager in baseball one who guided the red sox and the cubs world championships after eighty six years. And one hundred. Eight years of droughts is leaving the cubs epstein had hinted this for awhile and came as no surprise to clubs owner. Tom ricketts epstein ran the cubs for nine years and made the cubs at sustained contender making the playoffs. Five times epsteins red sox were perennial contenders of well. There is of course immediate speculation that epstein could end up with the mets or the phillies would have seen is telling friends and associates intends to spend this coming season working with nonprofits baseball team. F seen said quote. I do plan on having a third chapter leading a baseball visitation. Someday the why do not expect it to be next year unquote.
Theo Epstein stepping down as Cubs president
"Red Sox related, the former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has stepped down as the Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations. No word why, but in a statement, Theo said, is the right decision for him, even if it's a difficulty, one All right. We also understand that stepping
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora apologizes for scandal, says he served his punishment
"Slash old manager of the Boston Red Sox. I never saw that day coming, but it happened and little by little. No other conversations got deeper and deeper and they made the decision. But, uh Honestly. Early in the year throughout the year to be here, right now talking to you, Johnny. That was I never thought it was going. It was gonna happen. I made a mistake. I still love the game. I still love what I do. And I promise you that from now on, you know, I'm going to use this experience the right way. I'm not proud of it. I'm not happy about it, but we have to move on. Oh, boy,
Back in Boston, Red Sox's Cora vows to be above reproach
"Will be introduces a new manager of the Boston Red Sox for the second time in his lifetime. This happening later this afternoon core of course, winning two world Siri's with the Red Sox won is a player back in 2007, the other as manager in 2018 will have a
Hurricane Eta death toll grows in Guatemala
"About 100 people believed to have been buried by a massive landslide caused by rains. Of what was hurricane ETA. The death toll in Central America is in the dozens after it reached the areas as a Category four hurricane. The storm is expected to become a tropical storm again as approaches Cuba Tropical Storm watches have been issued for parts of Florida, where it could approach late Sunday. Baseball's Boston Red Sox
Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Red Sox
Red Sox bring back Cora, rehiring manager from 2018 title
"Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox hired Alex Cora as their manager. That's after course, spent last year suspended from baseball for his role in the Houston Astros Sign stealing Scheme of 2017 Corps managed the Red Sox to a World Series title in the 2018 season. This. These ABC News
Alex Cora returns as Boston Red Sox manager
"Baseball something of a surprising turn involving a recently suspended manager. The Boston Red Sox plan to re hire Alex Cora as their manager after he completed his season long suspension related to the Houston Astros signed cheating scandal. 45 year old returns the team where he served his manager for two years and led them to a World Series title in 2018. His suspension ended last week when the L. A Dodgers won the World Series. The Sox finished last in the AI, least during the MLB. He's shortened season. Matt Piper.
Red Sox to rehire Alex Cora after sign-stealing scandal
"Alex Cora's their manager today. Of course, he guided them to the World Series title in 2018. Suspended by MLB in 2020 for his work with the Houston Astros and the sign stealing scandal that goes back, of course, before his time as Boston manager the N B a about to unveil their 2020 21 season. It will begin December. 22nd and last 72 games will not see the finals, though played until sometime in early July, with
Alex Cora rehired as Boston Red Sox manager
"Plan to re hire Alex Cora as their manager after he completed his season long suspension related to the Houston Astros signed cheating scandal. 45 year old returns of the team where he served for two years and led them to a World Series title in 2018. His suspended ended last week when the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.
Boston Red Sox Bring Back Alex Cora
"A cheater, but he's back at work. It seems that the fallout from the Houston Astros cheating scandal really wasn't too much of a fallout After all. Jon Heyman of the MLB network reporting this morning that Boston Red Sox have hired Alex Cora back as their skipper Cora was fired before the start of last season after he was suspended by Major League Baseball. For his role in the Astros. 2017 sign stealing scandal. He did manage the Red Sox from 2018 through 2019, including the World Series Championship of 2018. A J hen. She was the manager in 2017 of the Astros, who Cora worked under. He's also back in baseball after he was suspended last season as well. He has returned to manage the Tigers this offseason. So basically both guys just sat out a year and back in baseball, which Should kind of tell you how baseball really looks at this sign stealing scandal that they really didn't want a black ball either of these guys, and they kind of welcome him back with a little wink and a nod
Red Sox bring back Cora as manager
"Publicly, said Chief baseball Officer Hyeon Bloom would have the final call on naming a new manager after firing Ron Ron icky, and despite reports Bloom favored his former raise coworker, Sam Fold. Boston reportedly went with Guy ownership and fans were clamoring for Alex Cora Cora managed the songs to a record number of wins and World Series championship in 2018 before a less impressive 2019 campaign and lost his job in January Amid a sign stealing investigation. Major League Baseball suspended Cora a year His role in Houston's cheating scandal but with socks in need of a splash to reclaim their fan base, not to mention familiarity. Core was rehired, Bloom said in April, my opinion of him very high. I also think obviously, people are complicated and people make mistakes. You know, that doesn't excuse the conduct confused. That's certainly something that you know he is going to have to own and that I'm sure you will. Adam Kaufman doubly BZ. Boston's news radio.
Boston Red Sox bring back Cora as manager
"Expected. Red Sox reportedly intend to rehire Alex Cora as manager Less than a year after firing him for the controversies surrounding both Boston's and Houston's sign stealing scandals that took place in recent years. The Red Sox Won a World Series championship in 2018 under Chorus Watch. It was also the manager during a rougher 2019 season, but of course, recently served a year long suspension that just ended after the World Series. For reportedly masterminding a sign stealing scheme in Houston Red Sox were led by Ron Ron. Nicky, Cora's bench coach last year didn't go so well finished last in the American League East Socks need to make a change fired Ron Ron icky looked toward a new skipper, and it ultimately came down to Cora or Sam Fold a New Hampshire native and the team again, according to baseball insider Jon Heyman and multiple other reports. Went with Cora. The expectation is that he is back in charge again.
Dodgers' Betts awarded 5th straight Gold Glove
"L. A Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts has won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove award, and it's his first as a member of the National League after winning four straight, is a member of the Boston Red Sox. Meanwhile, the Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Renato won his eighth consecutive gold glove over the American League.
J.D. Martinez not opting out of rest of $110 million Boston Red Sox deal
"D. Martinez will not opt out of his deal. So will remain in Boston the next two seasons. He's coming Arguably the worst year of his career, and, according to baseball insider Jon Heyman, the likely finalists for the Sox manager job are Sam Fold. James Rouse in Don Kelly, Carlos Mendoza and, Yes, Alex Cora Adam Kaufman, the BBC
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Onto corre again whether it's always been whether this is a fait accompli and it's it's known. . Or just a very strong possibility if he does come back first off <unk>. . Handicap this and second if he does come back. . Are you looking at full acceptance here is there any resentment will there be backlash or does he does it feel like he largely escaped <hes> you know the kind of the wrath of of Major League baseball and the public for his role in the cheating scandal with the acid feels like he's GonNa come out of this. . Fairly clean. . Well, , he has been suspended for a full seizure and he was essentially fired although the Red Sox will remind you that the key phrases. . Really agreed to <hes> Parkway's Yup up. . Nonetheless, , his punishment is every bit as severe as A. J. Hinch who was the manager and presumably the guy in charge in Houston. . So as the top Lieutenant Chorus suffered the same penalty that the guy who was running the show. . So sure I think he got off lightly he lost a year of salary. . He lost he was exiled from the game for all the twenty twenty and his reputation is at least somewhat tarnished by association with that season <hes> does he come back I? ? Think it's on the table. . I think the players would absolutely welcome outscore back with open arms. . I don't say that in that they have rejected Ron Reynecke or never paid attention or listen to him. . But core obviously had a bond with most of the players on that roster and they would welcome him back for twenty twenty one going forward. . I think also opera management and ownership <hes> having strong affection for Alex Cora I think they were sort of guilted into making. . The decision they did back in January to let him go I. . think that there was probably some pressure from Major League baseball to do so they did so reluctantly but knowing they had to do it. . That's at I think they would welcome him back with open arms at the x factor. . Here is hind bloom. . He's the guy who is the chief baseball officer was hired by the owner several months before core laugh to run it his way. . Yeah. . So you know while the owners are saying in West Spring you know we'd be okay with are coming back in the players shore with like it it was probably would probably play well with the fan base <hes> ultimately bloom has to decide is this guy it's gotta be his idea I who am I? ? Okay. . Off on his return,
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Okay. So no one was above five for the ER a like that's not that bad of rotation buckles was pretty not good stretch of his career know it's not Joe Kelly still. It's still relevant Thursday and water and rigas. Everyone's telling me he's going to win twenty games again, which was crazy to think he's gonna win twenty games. Again Rick Porcello serviceable. I wish they brought him back this year at the price at Mets were paid him and Wade Miley home. Yeah, whatever. He's your Marty Perez Wade Miley actually after he left the Red Sox. He got better, but I'm still I mean like what's that? The five is the mark for being good place to park be good. Just like if you're under five that's not terrible, which is what we're seeing like there. There is a team right now is 616 I think like that's awful. Do you know what their run differential is wage differential is the worst in baseball by far its - 60. Okay, the Pirates have won ten games. I think I think it's thank you James. It's 11:00. Now, whatever. There's like - 4 or so, it's it's unbelievable. How much worse they are? I said, sometimes you gotta tank for Trevor Lawrence and that's what the Red Sox are doing. Apparently throw them out there. If Trevor Lawrence is a blame football game or get him on the mound use that use that Cannon because they would it be the most entertaining thing of this team this year again besides like Alex Verdugo is really I'm excited for that kids baseball future here. I think that job Actually got something going with especially cuz he was a Red Sox fan growing up. I think he's going to be a solid addition to this team baseball wise. I hope you're right. But hey, Tom. Thanks for coming on. Hey, thanks for having me man..
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"There's a dog You should definitely see moved on from the obviously traded Mitch Moreland. But Martinez might have been the one that I keyed on the most and said he's got someone some team out there is going to need him. He's going be of use to them the faith in National League. Now it kind of because they didn't trade him that tells me that but it didn't get as many offers for them. Then they get the market they wanted for him. So if you're on Bloomberg, I just move on from them to move on from when you could possibly trade him in the offseason if he opts in, you know what I mean? So I think maybe they kept their options open as far that goes. Maybe they move on from some of the other names because they said I will get a better Market in the off-season Cristian Vasquez being another one. And by the way Christian baskets the more I thought about that was that's a power-hitting catcher. Those guys are kind of hard to find. So unless slowly Back-up Plan change not just give these guys away. So that's why I kind of warmed up to the weekend too high in bloom had when I think if you asked me two weeks ago, if the players are just listed off for the only ones that they traded I would have been. I mean, yeah, and you're so J D Martinez obviously is the most important one that you that brought up and I think he's an end up saying here cuz I don't think the Market's going to be as big for him as he wants. Especially wage not taking over the d h, but they're not going to fold. Eh next year, right. They're going back to regular season. I'd be surprised. I mean, I think remember they are but like with the players are going to say give us the full-time DH it creates more jobs going to create, you know more opportunities for those guys. There's no reason to have pictures hip. I mean, that's the other thing too. Like with this code would be a sport some of these things are working right the national like DH Works. Yes. I mean like again, I'm just a temporary host right now for the show. But as of right now with this is an anti pitchers hitting podcast. I am so against that but it's good for the business for Red Sox because that means JD Martinez If he if the national league ads in that DH roll JD Martinez Opt out because there's going to be now an extra gaggle of teams that are going to need a d h and a lot of them don't have a guy like JD Martinez just waiting there in the rafters. So they're going to go after him and throw him. There is a growing up. So it's good for the Red Sox right now that the NL does not have that or at least in the long term and out doesn't have that but going back to my point about these guys who are still on the team and what it means. I think the Red Sox, I think that signifies that the Red Sox know that they are not entering a full-blown rebuild like a couple of years ago..
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"He rips apart Farm systems poured Detroit is still a Barren Wasteland up there still a Barren Wasteland and this is what was going to happen. And I mean, so you brought up. In fact, there's one guy who I I worry cuz he's always been good but not great. But he's having a really good season this year and he's making a splash on social media and I'm a fan of him because he talks a lot of crap, but I am genuinely concerned that the Red Sox are going to go out this offseason and throw in overpriced amount of money at Trevor Bauer. I don't I don't think he's going to keep up what he's been doing. Yeah, I don't love Trevor Bauer. But again, you look around you're like, okay. Well if you don't look Trevor Bauer, what do you want? What do you want to do what he wants to guess you do it. Do you want him to go get three more Martine Perez's you know what? I mean? Don't get a guy who's going to have any outray between 5 and 6 maybe win 10 games in a regular thousand. Do you want three of those guys order to have something like Trevor Bauer who is a quality picture. He's also, you know throwing media standpoint. He's going to mix it up so he's good for business in that regard as well, you know, oh it into it for sure. Yeah, you know, so so why not I don't you love that idea. But sometimes you have to look around and say well it's the best available maybe go ahead and sign them. I'm not totally against it. Right and and especially when you look at the offense as a whole cuz and we talked about at the start of Season. Okay, if there's going to be one if the Red Sox are going to win games cuz it's 60 Game season Anything Can Happen. The Reds win games going to have be like thirteen to 2:13 to 12. The pitching isn't good. But the offense is really good really hasn't panned out that way especially when you have guys like Andrew benintendi who just aren't producing that the way that even close to what you anticipated the way that they would produce so the offense I don't think you have to do too too much too..
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"And so maybe that was the mistake by bloom in the Red Sox was giving me a million dollar contract to Bradley to begin with and now you're kind of stuck with that. I mean if they had traded Bradley and eovaldi that's 27 million off the books Mookie Betts. Twenty-seven million this year, so it's not that simple, but yep. Do wonder if that was a mistake and the other trades makes sense? I mean Brandon workman's a pending free agent you get something for him Kevin flowers pending free-agent. You get something from you know, he temporary had another year left of a like that returned. They packaged him with workmen. That's always smart to do Moreland has a three million dollar option for next year. So you like that but he's getting older and he's going to be thirty-six next year. He's got a lot of injury problems. You got them all back in Michael shave. It's the place and first base you want to see what they can do. They all the moves to be made sense. There is no movement was like, oh my God, what a brilliant move. The only question will one was not trading Bradley. But if you can't if can't get anything for him. So I got the Red Sox the Red Sox did find one. They didn't make and here's where baseball just plays with our emotions. I mean if I were to tell you, hey, the Red Sox did not sign an old guy who was three four Thirty this year you'd say big deal. Of course, they didn't but then I say that guy's fault, right and everybody kind of loses their mind. Hey, you could have bought black holes back and may God. Old City happy for a month blah blah blah. I'm glad block got a job. I really am as you know, he's such a great guy but no surprise the Red Sox just throw on the line, right? Yeah, you know, I was a little surprised they need players. They knew they were going to be making trades. Why not bring it back. It's like, you know, absolutely what's the point in keeping players who are not going to be free agents. Anyways when you are not going to make the playoffs so essentially why keep Bradley and he said it's important to have a positive environment here to have a club house that breeds winning that game he seems to really like Jackie and contributes to that even if Jackie's going to be a free agent just having him here for another month can be helpful to the overall atmosphere on the right side. Don't tell me having Brockville here for another month. When I took the same exact thing and wouldn't have cost them anything. He was released. It could have been a very easy move for them. I believe he passed through waivers and was just straight-up release and then signed by the national so Thursday. It seemed like an easy move that they could have made and didn't and I do Wonder because Bloom shows essentially chose Jose Peraza over Rock bolt in the off-season. We see this all the time. There's a lot of stubbornness with general managers in baseball when they when they make decisions. They want to stick to them and ride out and they don't want to ever admit that they screwed up and I think you bring it back. There is a could be a sense of who well terrazza didn't really pan out. You know, should we have kept hold? I don't know. I wonder about that. So here's what I'm wondering now, too. I was talking earlier about the rampant anonymity that suddenly has taken hold with the Red Sox..
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"I don't know if Bobby dalbec is going to really be something speaking of big hulking guys who can hit him out on top of the monster but home bring in your first Big League game little tip of the hat to Daniel Nava her Kevin Youkilis or the great Sam and who by the way, I saw it as a Rochester Red Wing not too. Well. Actually it was a long time ago. I was going to say not too long ago, but we're talking about the freaking 1980s now, I think Jason mastrodonato of the herald also from Rochester, he does not remember Sam Horn because I'm old and he's not old but I once saw him against the Tidewater Tides with a 5 home run a doubleheader. It was just a remarkable thing to behold. I mean you guys know about Sam Horn better than I do. But other first home run games for the Red Sox not too many of them. Danny Shafer had one back in eighty-seven only nine ever. But anyway dalbec had one on a total golf shot just a little slice down the right-field line just inside the pesky pole. Nobody knew it was gone. It a 48-month Degree launch angle meaning just a towering pop up is all this was but that was a good day. Sunday was a good day. Kevin plawecki had never been on the field for a Red Sox win Owen eleven when he played and that's not fair. If you've actually had a pretty good year but Red Sox actually won the weekend series their unbeaten in their last 4 Series heading into what they've got with Atlanta right now and look at thier one and twelve against the Yankees and the Rays is here, but they got a winning record against everybody else. That's one way to to put that if we want to shine a nice light on it but back to dalbec I hope he's something the guy that comes to mind for me since I'm still dating myself and telling you how old I am or with every one of these Sam Horn Recollections. You guys remember creating gubanich. That's who that guy reminds me of the he was a big strong kind of Catcher slash infielder type late 1990s and went to Mike piazza's High School, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. And he was supposed to be something never was he had a home run maybe two or three games into his career. I'm looking it up right now. Hang on. Oh, yeah, here it is. This is an amazing game the Red Sox and 99th, which is such a fun team top to bottom. I know I'm viewing all over the place here, but the 1999 team think about it. I mean, it had Pedro's twenty three and four with a 2.07 313 Girl Scouts, which is still a record for the Red Sox. No more want to batting title hitting 357. You have the All-Star game at Fenway. David came up and got big hits Mike Stanley had a great year. They were down to nothing and it's just 5 in the playoffs outscored Cleveland 32 to 10:00 from that point on their rotation other than Pedro was an absolute hot mess who was Pat Rapp Mark Portugal. Jinho Cho San in Rose Wakefield was a closer perhaps the season That season was nuts. So the Creighton bubonic game the Red Sox behind a gubanich homerun took a seven. Nothing lead in Oakland, New Jersey. Early in the year and then they gave it all away..
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Close to seventeen strikeouts per nine innings last year as a rookie, a red SOx record, rookie, or not, and the latest in a long line of hard, throwing Venezuelan left to roll through this farm system, certainly the most successful so far doesn't give up extra-base hits to let these big not bad for a guy who signed for seventy five hundred dollars back in twenty thirteen. And we'll. Finish up with Collin McHugh. Guy That I got to know what the mets when I came up and just a really thoughtful insightful guy sharpened his sword. Houston Astros, because I love that spin rate on his curve ball. It's a big if if he's healthy. But he can certainly contribute as well and what's going to be? Let's face it everybody an absolutely strange nine weeks. That's all this is. It's basically a nine week season. And I, it's a race to see not only who can get to that thirty six wind total like we discussed, but who can stay sane who can do the little things necessary to just kinda tune out the drumbeat of no drumbeat. There's not going to be real fans there. There's going to be fan noise, but was the psychology of that can be all about. There's still so much that a lot of people I mean. Certainly the players have to to get to here and think of this like an NFL season this year if you start out twelve eighteen. Dusty equivalent to being three and five if you're the Patriots and As. We know unless NFL team goes seven and one down the stretch after three and five. They are cooked at that point. So getting out to eastern start and having a lot of orioles on the early schedule here, that should help, but They cannot stumble like they did last year. Remember that terrible open road trip. That was my introduction of the Red Sox by the way. Hi, I'm your new announcer with Joe Castiglione? Oh, they're gonNA start to and eight I hate this guy and just to leave you with this. I know that drill pretty well. Because my one year with the cubs, they started out owen fourteen and everybody blamed the new guy. Anyway hope you've enjoyed this little run through the. The roster there will be more changes more things to discover and decipher, and we'll do that together as we go, but half the opening day. Thanks for tuning in, please stay safe and please don't make fun of any of the players that are wearing masks. They're they're doing the Lord's work here. I'm not kidding I. Mean we're we're all supposed to be respect. You wouldn't just walk up to somebody and sneeze on them. Would you just to be an idiot? Well. We don't have all the hard data even yet about. How easily this stuff spreads from person to person I happen to think it spreads fairly easily from prison a person and so does the CDC so somebody who wants to wear a mask the entire game, even while they bat I hope you'll applaud and not tweet something disgusting. That's just my personal thought on that okay. This is Josh Lewin China to keep an apolitical the rest of the way, but again thanks for tuning in Red Sox beat from C.. L. S...
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"And now former La dodger for do go comes to Boston. Look you don't replace Mookie Betts. We know that not possible, but this guy plays defense like mookie he really does. He had fourteen defensive runs saved for the dodgers. Last year was a positive sixty s when he added to play left field, and he can play centre as well. There's a lot of guys can in theory play center, which is great to have, and now like you gotTa platoon here. He's actually hit lefties a little bit better than writings in his career. The O. P. S.'s two points higher against lefties. Surprise to find out after that should be at least on opening day and second base. Known up. Peraza, Jose Peraza and by the way Pedroia is going to end his playing career with a batting average of two ninety nine. What a shame! It was at three hundred, and then he came back, he tried to play. He didn't play well. He was heard obviously and these. Ninety nine Peraza to thirty nine with Cincinnati last here from pokey reese to Brandon. Phillips we've seen former reds, middle infielders come to Boston and compete before and the coaches seem more impressed than you might expect with Jose Peraza. There's kind of a pedestrian guy when you when you look at his stats, but Ronchi says we love him, and you swing has been great great vp is. Is GonNa be the second Baseman here and he can get starts at short and third win. Zander and Rob Evers need days off finally we go to number nine in the order. That's your center fielder contract year number Nineteen Jackie Bradley Jr. Now Forty Games in last year. He was hitting one forty four forty games this year. That's two thirds of the season, so that can't happen. You Love Jackie Bradley Jr... Now Jackie Bradley the third undersized in high school. We were just talking about Dustin Pedroia and there's a lot of that with Bradley wasn't invited to the prominent showcase events. He went undrafted as a high school senior, but when he gets going as you mean. How many guys are on their resume? have it that they flirted with a thirty game hitting streak their batting ninth in somebody's batting order. Last year, Jackie ended Ryan Presley streak of forty consecutive scoreless appearances, a monster home run so hopefully a nice bounce back over all year for J. B. J. on the bitch. Couple of catchers to clue you and I'm Kevin. Will wear twenty-five out of purdue former met former Indian Jonathan Lukoil will wear number twelve. This guy was fourth an MVP to balloting not too long ago for Milwaukee's thirty four years old now is coming off neck surgery, but his old before the next thing and all the other injuries has opie was seven eighty four when he was healthy? It's been six sixty six ever since. Little pause in the action here just to talk for a moment about something. That's not all that easy to talk about. Nobody loves talking about erectile function. I get that brush off. Usually we say lost my mo, Jo, we just kind of move it along with Santa had a long day at work or sorry..
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"So I know I'm no expert, but here's what I'm thinking as everything kicks off Friday night. Here's what I think is going to be. Red Sox lineup and we'll break down kind of guy by guy. Just I'm GonNa just talk extemporaneously about each one in left field number sixteen Andrew Benintendi. It was supposed to be the leadoff man last year. It never really took, but here we go again, and he never turned the corner at all last year I mean it every step very much like the entire club. He was grinding, trying to figure it out, but he was missing a lot of pitches. strikeouts last year. Obviously, that must improve third base number eleven game program Rafael, Devers boy where to restart more line drives off bad than anybody else in baseball last year, two hundred and thirty five of them say the Poindexter, with the slide rules the the most extra base hits in a season by red sox player ever last year Rafael Devers had ninety Ted Williams. Never had more than eighty six did that in his famous nineteen thirty nine season when he was just coming on. Nomar Garciaparra Ninety seven at eighty-five Ted Williams get the list in nineteen forty. mookie made the list not in two thousand eighteen, but in two thousand sixteen was seventy eight divers had ninety. Last year and some of the best hands in all of baseball, though as able to respond to pitches, the defense certainly has gotten much better. He really turned the corner after that costly ninth-inning error in Chicago early May last year. He talked to Adrian Beltre on the phone and somehow got his mind, right. Guy had no home runs three runs batted in his first twenty four games last year and ended up where he ended up all right batting third your shortstop number two. Zander Bogart's who actually finished last in some of the defensive metrics among big league shortstops last year, but is blossomed in one of the best players offensively in the game. He was on base more than two hundred and fifty times last year, fifty, two thirty three home runs seems like he's absorbed the same lesson. His Jose Altuve The walks have almost doubled the last four years now he's doing major major damage, and we talk about finding another face of the Red Sox and Boston sports, really because Brady's not here Gronk, snotty or Cetera et Cetera. Then Zander Bogart's is the guy that's already got a couple world series titles on his resume, and there's the personality because the type of guy that people should be drawn to. Your cleanup man. You're D. H. Number Twenty eight Jd. Martinez going to get back to the production of twenty eighteen. He always mashes lefties. He's going to do that again. At four four against lefties last year, two thousand eighteen was three thirty batting, average, forty three Homerun, hundred and thirty run batted in season. I mean obviously that's a lot to ask for even pro-rated, but I'm fascinated by JD Martinez who by the way still a has no walk off home runs. Can we get one of those? Charlie Culbertson has four. Of Twenty three total home and his career Martinez is no walk off on two hundred and thirty one home runs, but after he washed out with the Astros in two thousand thirteen. A great story because it was sending a lot of time in the trainer's room had bad wrist the ESPN feed..
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Well, it has been a long difficult journey, but here we are with episode number, two sixty four of red sox. We have baseball. Yeah! Opening Day is upon us, Josh Lewin is with you right now and I guess we should be excited. Right I mean this is certainly better than nothing. I don't know if that's a great catchphrase, but Red Sox baseball twenty twenty. It's better than nothing. Where's it going to go I? Mean The ten playoff teams last year average ninety eight wins. Say Six. Oh five winning. Winning percentage so thirty six wins is what you got. Get this out of sixty. You can't afford something like five or ten starts. I mean you'd have to play basically better than the eighteen red sox did at that point to go forward just to get in, so let's get out of the chute against the orioles right high feeling about native all these reopening day star five point nine nine. Last year we'll get into that in just a moment. eighteen of pitchers got at least ten games for the socks in the world series season of two thousand eighteen, only half of those are still with the organization I'm working at sixteen red sox hitters got at least sixty at bats and twenty eighteen and again only half of those are still employed by the red sox. You say goodbye to a couple cy, young winners and Al Mvp World Series Mvp Potential Hall of fame closer, the fan favourite Brock Holt is gone. I mean even Water Nunez. For a while, so we'll break down. What is on tap for these Red Sox are twenty twenty shortened season as it may be no guest this time. This is just me talking to you about the lineup, the rotation the bullpen and we'll see if you agree with the assessment and give you some things. You probably didn't know, too. It's always the goal. Hey, there's there's no shortage of action going on at our exclusive. Exclusive Partners Online sports. There are making their way back. They've been there with a UFC NASCAR soccer leading the way they've got the best odds in lines for the upcoming matches this weekend. In fact, ESPN is back, so look for that. They've got more.
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"Like. If I was the red sox I would have thought that more employees would probably wanted a furlough, but you know they're they're now. You know taking less money and still working and doing doing you know is. Is Much as they're expected to do so. Yeah, it's a difficult situation and you know we're seeing teams throughout the League doing it and I understand why A mass live put Did furloughs for a week? Everybody did a furlough. A bunch of media companies are doing it i. mean you know if your business is losing advertisement or other? That were just you know sales if it's a store? I mean if it's a restaurant and stuff I, mean it's difficult, so you have to do something I just think that furloughs ribbon better in this situation for some of these people instead of having to force in, give up all their. You know to give up some of their salaries a large percentage. Yeah and you know as much as I wanted to kind of swing towards some positive talk here I. Really Am big on that with all. That's going on in the world right now, but. I'm looking around and just on the subject of nickel and diming I'm looking at the nationals he talked about. You. Know things that you you could have done a little differently. Total News Dump Right I mean on a Friday afternoon with every city in the country, basically burning with race riots. That's when they basically decide. Well, let's announce it now that we're going to take everybody in the minor leagues from four hundred a week down or excuse me four hundred a month down two to three hundred, and I'm thinking. I don't know if you can nickel and dime worse than that I mean. Why would you WANNA save one hundred bucks? What what's what's the use of that? I mean especially a week ago. You shoot. Everybody knows big glitzy world series rings a cost, a JILLION dollars. What are we doing here? That's ridiculous. It really is I mean. I mean. How much does that really as you said? How much does that relieve in save in the long run? And what does that tell your minor leaguers you're trying to you know you're hoping will help you out major leagues, obviously I mean I chocked Josh Army. WHO's on the Red Sox? you know one of the red SOx minor leaguers on their forty man roster and..
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"Just put a stamp on this and get get along. Little Doggy I mean let let's have this at least in you know. Fans are understandably pissed off. Teams again the Red Sox, not the worst offenders here, but everybody's taking their sweet time servicing the customers to get refunds to games that aren't being played. You look at the as not paying their minor leaguers. The nationals quietly deciding to cut minor leaguers salaries from four hundred bucks a week to three hundred bucks a week. Those are not good optics gotTA. Love the nationals player stepping. Stepping up and basically saying f you to management. If you know if you're gonNA take one hundred dollars away from minor leaguers will pull our resources and come up with that hundred bucks a week for these two hundred or so players I mean come on your Mark Lerner. You're worth five billion dollars is kind of the least you can do so again we're. We're looking for good things. We're looking for shiny stuff and the rubble right now and as America just spins off its axis right now in the whole world seems to as well. I WANNA. Go back in time. This is a one thing I thought you guys would appreciate because. The nostalgia play. Obviously, that's something that's kind of saving our butts right now, we we think of things that happened. Way Back when. Or even. Hack! Three or four months ago before Corona, virus and Because I'm recording this on June first. That's a day for me. It's funny. June first with the mets. That's the day Johan Santana had the mets only ever. No hitter and I missed it. I was back in South Lake Texas. My daughter was graduating from high school that evening, so it was a a no brainer. That's where I needed to be only have one chance to see your daughter. Walk across the stage so I was there, but I just so happened to Miss Johan Santana no hitter. That's baseball. Susan as our good friend John Sterling would say in New York, but for me, you know I I go back, and this is a fun anniversary for me. It is a twenty four year anniversary of something else entirely. It's when I got to be a major league baseball announcer. The Fox network was hiring young guys to roll out their new game of the week coverage and me and Ken. Singleton were a team for the first couple years they started mixing me up I worked with psycho lions for a while, and which sobbed in with MacArthur and boy. I'd some great partners at George Brett. Frank Robinson it was just amazing and. The very first assignment I got June First Nine Hundred Ninety six twenty four year anniversary today. My assignment was red sox at Seattle. And the Red Sox. Let's go back and ninety five. They were coming off. I thought a very interesting season that was ear. Tim Wakefield started fourteen in one in Wakefield was going to be on the mound for this game I'm going to get you through that lineup in a minute, but. That was the best of five against Cleveland, where in game, one nehring hit the go ahead of home on the eleventh, but then Albert. Bell hit the the big shot off Rick Aguilera and the bottom of the inning, the Tony Pain you walk up again seen Smith, so the socks ended up getting swept in the ninety five playoffs with can Saco taking an over thirteen I think.
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"Red Sox beat. This is Josh Lewin your host from the other coast sitting out a year and Salona Beach California where things are starting to quiet down. What a crazy weekend! Awful weekend! Maybe, this'll be archive, and you're listening to this and twenty twenty three for all I. Know A boy. Wouldn't it be nice, but it was twenty twenty three right now, but the weekend just for archival purposes that just happened in America was eye-opening, scary chaotic. Horrible. Race riots and Protests gone wrong and there's some good things the I'm sure can come out of it I. Sure Hope So. It's scary. TIMES CORONA viruses. According is the number two thing that everybody's talking about. Twenty Twenty Sucks Just to biblical proportions. I'M NOT GONNA. Wear you out with that. You're here to get away from it and I'm here to provide so. We're GONNA. Try to get to in this episode. A little bit of prediction in terms of when we might see some baseball when we might see the red sox out there at fenway wasn't a great week or weekend for the socks either. We're GONNA talk to Chris Smith momentarily from mass live. He's going to break down the red sox kind of caving towards what a lot of teams are doing right now. Which is saying look? We're you know we're losing money, so you're gonNA, lose money. We're going to start having some salaries here releasing minor leaguers and As always I hope he has. Total red. SOX Honk I give the red sox of the doubt all the time, because I think that that they the giants the phillies. Maybe there's very few teams. It seemed to do almost everything right. All the time and the Red Sox are usually right at the head of that list. I just don't think they. They had a very good Friday. With News Dump that showed that they're gonNA start cutting salaries and. The structure of how they did it. We'll get into that with Chris and a little bit, but I want to try to keep it somewhat. I don't WanNa say positive because again. Nothing super positive right now, but just. As of June first the latest that you need to know the players proposal finally came back. They want one hundred fourteen game season would start at the end of June would go to the end of October. That's probably not going to happen for a variety of reasons, but at least it seems like there's some some talk now some back and forth and. Expanded Playoffs for a couple years I dig that that's fine. They're talking about a salary advance of one hundred million split among the players during Spring Training two point Oh. Still talking about enhancing the season with microphones on the players and other broadcast enhancements. All of that would be fantastic and. Holding some other events like off season all, Star Games. Plural home run derbies. I mean there's so many cool ways you can be generating goodwill and additional money, so they need to find a way right I mean. The nuclear option is not an option that they gotta understand. How if you don't play, it might take years if not decades for some fans to forget all of this squabbling, the millionaires versus billionaires. And other sports are starting to come back or at least show that they know what they're doing in terms of coming back, so it's time to..
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"And it was. We're about to play. The Boston red, sox and The question was had. Lee May really done that poorly against Louis Teapot, and it was something like the staff. Lee was like three, thirty, one with no home runs and I'll say seventeen strikeouts exaggeratedly or performance. No home runs. And and so I run back and. Do it by hand. We had all the score. Sheets of all the Games go back and recalculate recalculate. I go and I see earl in the dugout meetings around the said. Yes, that is okay. And so that move blay may down I. think to six in the binding order now. Twenty years later. Twenty years more than twenty years later. Who that I would ever get to work for the Boston Red Sox. New that I would ever get to meet lt on and on a bus at team bus. I told Louis theon that story. and Ti says to me is wonderful accent. You know why he didn't believe those stats. I said why. He said where at Fenway Park one day. Thirty Lee may is a home run over the wall over the screen. What. He goes next inning. He reigned, did rain rain rain looking no stats. He never hits the home run. Remember that. Could call only can call bullshit on Charles. dynevor involves something like that right about everything else. You had no way. No, not an easy. The the stats, really. He went down the the scoresheet from game. That retroactively didn't exist right. You would see that. He hit that home run, but I thought it was amazing. The Tian remembered it and and that's what was causing earls, suspicion, but the. Or was great he was in. There are thousand earlier source role and one quick Baltimore in because of another passing of late, unfortunately great alkaline. In Baltimore is hometown of all things. He had a homerun. Just light rain out. Didn't council famously with a three ninety nine? Yeah okay, yeah. I educate you you educate me in the world turns that that's how it's supposed to three thousand in his hometown in. Did see this week is like like nine our podcast, but. I got up Charles. DYNEVOR DDS has been our guest bringing back. I promise, thank everybody for listening and once again, thanks! For making this thing, possible and do tune in..
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"Process to dive in to the culture of of Worcester in central mass and I feel bad little bit because Worcester. FANS ARE PASTA FAN. They've been coming to pawtucket for these fifty years again. Minor League baseball defines it as one market. That's why you have not had two minor league. Teams in wooster. One in pawtucket I simultaneously in organized baseball so I feel bad that only lately. Did we really dive into the culture of Western, but it's one. that. You learn in immediately. Is that the heart? The symbol of a heart is ubiquitous and you recognize. Is that maybe there at least three reasons that it's so valid one? Back in eighteen, forty eight, when worcester went from being a town today in a city they. Declared themselves the heart of the Commonwealth. So. They were a transportation hub They are essentially located in Massachusetts. But also right around that same time in wooster the Commercial Valentine. was invented but really the third reason is the most Tackle reason you can feel. You can touch and feel the compassion of the city. It is a city with a heart they've had tragedy with firefighters other tragedies to but losing the Worcester six. In nineteen ninety nine ripped. Ripped this city, and if you're from Worcester, everybody knows and everybody was affected Firefighters in law since including recently and so, but how the city reacts to heartbreak is heartwarming. It's a remarkably passionate and compassionate city, so the hard is ubiquitous symbol, and that's why we want back in the logo. Also. Go back to November. Twenty second nineteen, sixty three president. Kennedy is fascinated. The world mourns as the nation mourns, and in this spirit of melancholy. There was an insurance company in Worcester that new spirits were low and I think whatever they were GonNa do from a business standpoint, a merger or something like that. Prompted the head of the insurance. Company has their out agency. Can you do something to lift spirits? And they went to an artist at the AD agency gentleman named Harvey Ball Be Alo. and. He sat down at his drawing table. and. He drew a circular yellow ball circular. a circle was.
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"We have to be careful not to let our dreams become stated plans because we're short of that, we have imagined that twenty twenty would be a season long a series of sentimental moments where you could celebrate the memories of McCoy Stadium. This is the fiftieth anniversary this year of Pasta that's baseball. started in double a with the red sox. In Nineteen, seventy later became triple eight of Nineteen, seventy, the twenty twenty. was you know a fifty year period and tied in a bow and you know a lot of baseball? Fans know the longest game professional baseball history. was thirty three. Any Games that you are familiar with because of your days with Rochester Red Wings. But in nineteen eighty one. And that thirty three inning games in pawtucket against the Orioles Triple Club at that time the Rochester Red Wings. I mean history thirty three innings, and there's a whole story in a gorgeous books about read then marries booking semen craftsman's, but there's a great, but you want to celebrate that you wanNA have Dave Khoza. Who got the game winning him? Come back so we? Assumed that, we could do a season long. Tribute to McCoy and deposits baseball while building polar park in West Both are along the blackstone. River both are in the Blackstone Valley they are one market as defined by Minor League Baseball, so you're not going too far. Even though it's still an emotional jolt to Rhode Island Lois. who see that you're crossing the border? In Massachusetts but it's really one market so now with with Kovin. You have a `daladier season all right well. We'll still be able to treat twenty twenty with sentiment. They never delayed construction and you're starting to wonder well. Is Everything going to shift any year. You might still have it. and you just don't know well now with today's news that some construction projects in Worcester Cam resume. You have the resuscitation this construction project, but you don't know yet what the rate of construction will be because you have to take new measures to make sure the construction workers are an entirely a healthy and safe, so you still don't know what the impact. Of the construction hiatus and rate of construction will be, and so you don't know yet when we're talking about time wise for the sunset on Pawsox baseball and the sunrise blue SOx baseball that we still have to see. On Baseball and by the way I can only imagine. The merchandise is already flying off the shelves internationally. Really, banding of there's Logo. All of the time of the heart I mean it's just fantastic so I know you have to ten percent. We have everything in the time to read I, mean it's almost makes it sound like we're insensitive. If we get excited about anything, but if you close your eyes and you know, here's a vaccine and ballpark is open. Give me a little taste of what you envision. A summer night in Worcester to be. Well. It has been A..
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"You look up tainted means that there's something sticking to it. Something in there is something there so. Let's be be grownups about it recognized that there was an issue there, and that's where we are. I think that's very well sad and you know if you go inside the numbers. Maybe it's coincidence, maybe not, but for what it's worth. The team Oh. PS with runners in scoring position in eighteen was eight seventy two when they had nobody on, it was about seven fifty, so whatever they were doing. It worked but but all in all I. is it fair to say? The socks skated a little bit I mean? If. They really didn't dive dear nearly as deep as the Aska was did it makes sense. Punishment was far less other than a video replay guy taking the fall Cora Front office. Everyone else comes off pretty clean here. Yeah and one of the things I've learned in which reading over the years is that? You can rip the team. If I. Read a call saying. Oh, the red sox in this the Red Sox, that and boo the Red Sox, and how dare they? I can walk into the clubhouse the next day and no one's going to bat an eyelash. When you, would you aim your your poison pen if you will? At individual players, coaches and In front office types, and so forth when out now it's the individual that's being called to the carpet, and that's when you walk in there the next day and you've got that player will come running up to you, Hey! Tom How dare you so forth, So with that in mind with that philosophy mine, of course, they skated. Because it's if you Google Boston Red Sox while you're going to get that stop, but you google individual players. They're not part of it. And so they can sleep well at night. Knowing that their individual reputations have not been a questioned. And, so if you look at it that way, yes, of course, they skate. You know I look back I. Guess was twelve years ago when the US housing market crashed, and how not a single top executives at any of the major banks went to jail, one loan banker somewhere that I think got thirty months because you can seal the tiny fraction of his company's losses, but that's kind of the comparison. Some people are making your the JT. Watkins is this one lone banker, and if you're to believe Major League, baseball, he acted alone in decoding and relaying signals and Dave Dombrowski didn't know John Henry didn't know the players didn't know, so. Let me have you put your intrepid journalist hat on again. Is that possible I mean it? Could that really be true? Could. It be true that it was Watkins alone doing all this question. Yeah, we'll know it's silly. Because he. He doesn't have that kind of power. he? He didn't move the video replay room to right behind the DUGOUT. And he didn't on his own and I don't know him well. I had a pleasant five minute conversation with him in Fort Myers back in February, walking down a hallway together and We have a couple mutual friends so when I say I know him, I I have a vague familiarity with him and nicest thing I can say he's a very pleasant young man. that doesn't mean I've done a you know exhausted investigation into the way he does his job. But. I find it hard to believe that this person. Who hopes to grow and prosper and have a career in baseball would all by himself. Gather this information and put it under. The is in front of the eyes of Big League ballplayers That just doesn't make sense to me I think that's that's being very naive..