Former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia chats with Mut and Merloni about his decision to join the Miami Marlins after hitting free agency this winter. Jarrod also talks about his relationship with the Red Sox during his time in Boston.
Kurkjian joins Mut and Merloni at the Winter Meetings to talk about the Red Sox plans on the market. Tim believes the Red Sox are not satisfied with their situation in center and are looking to add a veteran outfielder to the mix.
[0:00:36] ... bunch more than their words when you sign. That's been probably triggered NelsonCruz. And probably others when first starting pitcher goes we've had some -- maybe that starts and announced it. I've covered these things for 33 years and I swear fellas I've spent five days in the hotels and went home with nothing but -- and I. I just hope that's not case here because this is a hard week of work we have to have something to talk about something concrete to -- so. As far as the RedSox go. -- opposite people to people really believe. Debenture is critical weeks of the year with Bradley Bogart's in middle -- three ... [0:01:50] ... Jackie Bradley junior ready to hit in the -- I think the RedSox are gonna look at this situation today. I don't know if we can win the division the way the Yankees have upgraded ... [0:02:41] ... look at the movement can. This is in the case where the RedSox are pursuing them but from what I'm told the -- that the doctors have made him available and are willing to pick up. -- sizable portion of that contract. If you hear the RedSox killer you have to pay only have to pay. And million dollars of that contract year. And you have to be certain ... [0:06:12] ... biggest thing to have probably from now until opening day will be JonLester. When you -- the way he was in the post season given what he was last year at parks this year still a young guy when you left in his deal. What are we talking a boat with JonLester as rescission. We're talking about before you -- don't know like five and a hundred. And I said that might be team friendly between right you know before hand is because of free agent market he might be the best out there we know what happens when that. It happens right and you throw let's say a thirty year old lefthander out there with a great track record he's gonna get five for a hundred plus we've got Clayton Kershaw now we get David Price who might sign. Both of those guys before JonLester setting them markets he can't be real careful. And the way Lester pitched in the post season and I saw him on Tuesday night in Boston in September didn't -- told me after the game that the best I've ever seen him pitch -- So he's actually getting better it's great news for the RedSox of course. Shouldn't pay for it and if he keeps getting better from here and again when. When veteran left -- quality ...
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
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Mut and Merloni are in Orlando for the most exciting time of the offseason. They breakdown what moves the Red Sox could make during the annual gathering of front offices and agents.
[0:03:13] ... Jeff fried John fountain -- the Mario that they're hanging out. It's SeanCasey. Yeah you're right this is boys' club that it there's no doubt about it boys' club to walk around are such a ... [0:08:33] ... year deal was an important part of this offseason bringing any catcher AJPierzynski an important part. All of this off to replace pieces that left Ellsbury. Jarrod Saltalamacchia. What's left for the Red Sox not ... [0:09:23] ... you get a starter -- left side is Jackie Bradley Center fielder RajaiDavis by the -- you know they announced its with the Detroit Tigers two years. So again you look at a team right ... [0:15:26] ... that could platoon. The more portly when you start the year with StephenDrew it will little books at third base and you get a guy like -- collegiate to Olympic -- down to minor leagues. ...
Rob Bradford joined the show and talked about the activity on day one of the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Rob told the guys the Sox are in a good spot and plan on waiting out the Stephen Drew market.
[0:02:13] ... I've ever had not perfect but -- before you didn't really like StephenDrew and they're willing to take a chance of having -- up the infield. Also our. There's an hour by that you go ... [0:03:03] ... we don't like -- middle part of much debate saying we like StephenDrew and we certainly like -- -- Your -- one of these starters. Beyond that I think that the market. Comes to them it's the same thing got a great position if there's a lot of teams out there were gonna have to pay a lot of money force starting pitching did you look at all the momentum ErvinSantana into the world. But you can play that -- RyanDempster and say you don't -- with cheaper option for your I don't think there's good I don't think there. Right now I don't think they're got anything close to what any deals with a starting pitchers and our committee I would rate it tick you beat them. A guy like JakePeavy has the type of stuff -- the type of potential. That's what's gonna separate you from the Yankees having that type of ...
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Bruins at Flames, 9:30 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Predators at Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Celtics at Nets, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: Kansas at Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Oakland at Indiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Evansville at Xavier, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Boise State at Kentucky, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Gonzaga at West Virginia, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: NJIT at Seton Hall, 9 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Shakhtar at Manchester United, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
AROUND THE WEB:
• In case you are planning to attend the Super Bowl in New Jersey in February, be warned: The tailgating police will be on patrol. Event organizers on Monday announced a list of rules regarding transportation to the Meadowlands and what fans who park in the limited spots will be able to do. The lucky fans who get a parking pass will only be able to use the immediate space around their vehicle.
“You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car,” Super Bowl organizing committee CEO Al Kelly told ESPN. “And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to eat or drink right next to your car. However, you’re not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you’re not going to be able to take out a grill, and you’re not going to be able to take up more than one parking space.”
Kelly also revealed that fans will not be allowed to be dropped off at MetLife Stadium via taxi or limo, and they can’t park at a nearby lot and walk over. Instead, those without a parking pass will need to ride one of the chartered buses that will take fans from remote locations to the stadium, or take public transportation.
There are less than 13,000 parking spots for the 80,000 ticket-holders headed to the game. That, combined with security issues, made for the restrictions.
• It’s been rough season for Ed Reed. After getting kicked out of Houston following the Texans’ demise, the veteran safety signed with the Jets. And things haven’t gone so well since. Although New York ended a three-game losing streak with a win Sunday over the Raiders — the first win Reed has played in this season — he apparently helped cause an injury to a teammate.
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie suffered a concussion, the team announced Monday, although he did not leave the game early. Coach Rex Ryan said he did not know when the injury occurred, but the New York Post notes that Cromartie appeared to be shaken up after colliding with Reed in the third quarter on a 48-yard touchdown by Oakland receiver Rod Streater.
The team is hopeful Cromartie will not miss any action, especially with the Jets struggling to remain in playoff contention.
“I think he’s going to be in the concussion protocol and things,” Ryan said. “He felt better [Monday], so I think that’s a positive thing.”
• With the struggling Nets preparing to host the Celtics on Tuesday, more details are emerging about the rift between coach Jason Kidd and recently demoted assistant Lawrence Frank.
According to NBA.com, Kidd lost his cool with Frank at a coaches meeting early in the season, telling Frank: “Sit the [expletive] down! I’m the coach of this [expletive] team! When you’re on the bench, don’t [expletive] move!”
Frank, who reportedly was complaining about Kidd to others, became less involved on the bench and last week lost his seat, assigned to doing daily reports. According to the New York Daily News, Frank has retained prominent sports attorney David Cornwell, who also represents Alex Rodriguez and Jonathan Martin, presumably to negotiate a buyout of his six-year contract that worth more than $6 million.
“[Frank] worked hard, he did the things that they asked him to do that I thought were on the court,” Paul Pierce said Monday. “But obviously some behind-scenes things that probably went down that didn’t go well with the coaches, and that’s why the decision was made.”
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Dec. 10, 1980, the Red Sox sent the left side of their infield — shortstop Rick Burleson and third baseman Butch Hobson — to the Angels for which three players?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We got booed at halftime. We’ve just got such high expectations for our team, and people aren’t satisfied with anything less than our best every single game. It’s just the way it is around here.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during his weekly appearance with Dennis & Callahan on Monday, on Sunday’s win over the Browns
STAT OF THE DAY: 2 – Boston College players who have been invited to the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York City, with running back Andre Williams joining 1984 winner Doug Flutie after earning an invitation to Saturday’s event
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Raptors guard Terrence Ross hits a shot from beyond halfcourt at the end of the first quarter Sunday night against the Lakers.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Third baseman Carney Lansford, outfielder Rick Miller and pitcher Mark Clear
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Chad Stuart of Chad & Jeremy was born on this day in 1940.