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Arab emirates failures Sports Radio WEEI. Christian are candid with you till 720 in minutes and after the mud man. Red Sox baseball against the Yankees. They Tryon escaped the Bronx without getting swept. At Carolina Brady here I was gonna unity in the trending now but I eight plum forgot. Leading off smoky bets in right Dustin Pedroia batting second at second Zander Bogart’s short batting third followed by David Ortiz in the cleanup spot Hanley batting fifth and playing first. Travis shot in the sixth hole at third Brock colts batting seventh and playing left Jackie Bradley in center batting eighth. And father Hanigan himself reining in again doing catching. For the knuckleballer Stephen Wright. On there’s also a story kicking around rate now about Dustin Pedroia and David Price which are will get to in just a second but I promised I get back to the call salutes do that you’re 617. 7797937. Then gravel line if you don’t have one already can text in a 37937. Mark in South Hampton you’ve been waiting what’s up. Declaration that technical jerk I’m actually called yesterday that I could get eight iPods and that it would break out. Our problems our staff and and well overall not just sit right so whether. But I noticed this year and I mostly a lot last year and even dating back two years ago. It’s usually you know that steps you know right in front me but it seems to me like the toughest sending all our starters on the course. It seems like either we’re trying to work out cheer on the shores you know I want it to pictures it is always happened the first inning argument at the first year first and there. And I’m. Yeah it would not net because I think the majority of time if you look at person shall stats are about this year like historically. This year and last year it and you see big but the content saying where there. I I can’t remember what I want to first. And to me. What I am when I’m thinking as you are even ready to accept personal letter to help the ball is getting warmed. You know it’s like it’s there but I personally sometimes second and settle into the next report and what was the pitching coach’s job in the bullpen. You know what got into her own post and they get open warmup. Note I mentioned yesterday and yet I’ve actually I was younger I Rupert and I was getting it started gain those last eight or ten to politic side of the spot. Then what does that were sky just a little more like they’re settled again and again the amount which. You know what mark I don’t know the numbers in the united I’ll check for you to see if there’s any America what you’re saying is I don’t think it. You know you’re geared you don’t sound crazy to hear anything like at that certainly seems like he reasonable take on all this. I mean for price yesterday it was the first thing the fourth restarted fall apart here. And while I do think that the Red Sox pitching has been pretty good. For the most part. I would be interest in seeing if the first innings ban especially problematic for some of these starters I feel like it may be for like Buchholz and maybe for price. But for the rest of these guys I mean. I’m feeling any there for Porsche sell over for Steven Wright I don’t think there’s been one inning. And I might be wrong again I’ll have to ought to really check here but they pitched well so even if there was one inning that was sort of throwing them off. You know it wasn’t brought him off so badly that Steven Wright CRA is up over two yeah under the porch solo you know is really. Had had a rough go like that I haven’t seen that. So I don’t know of a global check on those numbers were real quick though. In this is kicking around some academy had written a few other people here Dustin Pedroia. It was apparently watching video today. And he found something in David prices delivery. Anyone over he told David Price or batteries to David you know I’ve found this heat junior Saturday I don’t know exactly what it was. And price was stoked he said oh my god I can’t believe that it’s you know it I can’t believe I didn’t notice the city was date there everyone’s saying the same thing he was kicking himself. For not detecting this. Flaw in the delivery. To which I say. Hold on a second here folks I think it’s great to Dustin Pedroia is trying to help as teammates out I really deal. But I remember this happening last year with they won Michael Napoli do you remember this. You remember this last year on May twentieth I have the article right here Kyle brochure for espn.com. Wrote a whole thing about how. How old Mike Napoli was I mean you remember when he looked like last year. You remember how bad he was. Dustin Pedroia looking over video of Napoli at the plate noticed something he could be the cause of his struggles. Nepalese that I wasn’t getting in the my position he pointed that out to me wanna look at the video of what I’m doing now Pedroia told Napoli need to get back to the basics reminded him. What is role on the team isn’t that in order to get back to being successful like yet the last two years. He had to simplify things at the plate you’re here to drive the ball out of the ballpark and take chances. Be a big time presence and happily made some adjustments in law and be all the had two hits including a home run. In the Red Sox 43 win over the Rangers that was in May. Wanna know what Mike Napoli hit in June. 190s with the twos 74 on base percentage and a slugging a 321. That is they’re robust OP SR 595. So again. I think it’s very good to Dustin Pedroia is trying to help his teammates out but before we all get all crazy about this let’s remember that last year we are gonna jump on the bandwagon I do think it all out Dustin Pedroia is finally solve the problem for. Mike Napoli and he’ll come back and be productive again in around on and on and not quite. He may have had one good game after that but a knee maybe maybe didn’t listen to the jury’s advice afterwards either. But let’s let’s see let’s he prays go out there and and here’s the other thing. I hitch in the delivery that no pitching coach no one else noticed. That’s a little. Right I mean isn’t it is how much we pay in this guy. 31 million dollars to think maybe the coach might pay a Little League coach who might sit down spend a little extra time watches video trying to figure out what the hell is causing him to beat that badly. Why is Dustin Pedroia the only guy finding anything I’m not saying he actually found anything or didn’t find anything. But this story has now leaked to the media announced gonna start you know popping around like it always does. And again I don’t see any problem with. Dustin Pedroia trying to help this team takes up a wide these. Why isn’t always Dustin Pedroia the stories come back to them I don’t believe that Dustin Pedroia is the only guy on this team there watches tape of anybody but himself on the tries to help teammates out maybe that’s true. But he’s certainly the only one ever gets written about doing it. Because ever hurt anyone I mean you know like no one. I don’t I don’t hear about coaches looking at film is often does the desire about Dustin Pedroia doing which I find to be a little weird but again. I’m not I’m not gonna try and go after does have a driver trying to help his team and I think it’s team and I think that’s fine. I just think it’s a little strange it Pedroia is picking up hitch a guy’s delivery while we have a whole staff pitching coaches who would notice it. And also David Price the notice it himself. I mean David Price watches on tape visiting. Who knows David prices. In town delivery in tics and all that stuff better than David Price. That he’s kicking himself for not noticing. Makes me think it was something kind of obvious which again if we’re talking about a guy like Eduardo Rodriguez tipping his pitches that he 22 years old fine not your thirty year old. There are yet thirty year old 31 million dollar a year ace the aegis spent to king’s ransom to get in the off season. All different. In fact there’s a lot different. And I realize again that there is a lot of baseball left to play here. But this sort of stuff I mean it just adds up a little bit doesn’t it. The performance. The all wow geez I Jared didn’t realize it died united. Does the majority notices amazing thing that I dragged totally didn’t know about it. It’s something about it he’s just not it’s raw you know I can’t I can’t even really put my finger on it just something about David Price in this whole situation as you some off about it. And I am really how I wish I could describe how right I feel about old betters just it’s awkward you know I mean there’s little awkward moments. The beginning of the year. The David OrtizDavid Price you’re the man I got to brag let’s go hug in front of a camera that was totally you know not not strip that are staged or anything like that it was weird it was awkward. You know it’s just it’s the whole thing he’s been a little awkward. Even price was a guided people hated Boston. You know not just because not just because he was good good because he had this sort attitude to (%expletive) people off. Going after Ortiz to iron out big in the game you know these things little things that just rub people the wrong way. And you know what all of that could have been easily forgive me. Celtics fans forgave Rasheed Wallace we could do you know Red Sox fans can it can forgive David Price police. That is not the problem. The issue here is that he’s coming here and not perform. He’s performed any level that I can only describe is is. Sake. Of it pretty much yet. Betty RA is under is is getting close to seven. He has another start it’s gonna be up over seven another bad start it’s up over seven. That’s what we’re gonna be looking at would be pressure going to be wondering what went wrong with him and how we can possibly. Be carrying any area that I. One thing to say no he’s not great April went out and April anymore Toto in town this is. This is the real world now. And the next time he pitches it’s gonna be against Dallas Tyco in the Houston Astros who by the way are off to an awful start. Just a totally awful start this team blew everyone’s mind last year is Houston Astros team. And now they’re down there with the twins and the Yankees down at the bottom of the American League. Which I find to be very very odd now the west is. I mean a whole American League really is is pretty wide open. The worst team the American League’sMinnesota Twins they’re eight and 23 other than that every team has won at least eleven games. And while the Astros are eleven and when he and the Yankees are eleven and seventeen. In the angels aren’t too giddy they’re thirteen and seventeen and they just lost their best pitcher. The American League right now I’d say is pretty much up for grabs. The only two really good teams I would say actually you know what forget I’d say there’s one really good team at the White Sox. Everybody else is Canada’s float along. Orioles and Red Sox they’re gonna go back and forth for probably the next couple weeks here between first and second place in the east. The Indians and royals in the tigers’ girl gonna keep battling it out in the central under the White Sox the Rangers the eight is the Mariners down there in the west I mean there. There are all right bought stuff with the each other the angels to a lesser extent to. Each division has four teams that are all kind of in the same boat and one bad team. That means you got twelve teams awful potentially in the mix right now in three or not. That’s exciting. And I just sort of hope that the Red Sox success so far isn’t mostly based on that because well that’s. A nice thing to see and it’s certainly a you know exciting. Thing for your team and especially with the team that hasn’t done well lately like the Red Sox. If it’s something along those lines and fine. By you know if it’s what happens generally over the course of the season is known teams start to separate. Usually it’s around June July bit in around right now we haven’t seen hardly any of yet. Nationally. The Chicago Cubs are doing things that I I mean I can’t believe how good the Chicago Cubs are start this year. They are ridiculous. And the White Sox are pretty good start the Europe still. Very get as a matter fact. That’s a great pitchers and irritation. But I wonder you know the Red Sox just one of these teams. Erred they have the ability to separate. They have the ability to it to go above and beyond what they’ve done so far I have to think yes they do and the reason why I have to think dead because David Price in the area around seven. That can’t happen this year I mean it just statistically that would be ridiculous if it continued this way this year. I mean it did the numbers for prices are straining his wife five and one with a yeah RH six point 75. If he’s somehow managed to escape their game last night with a no decision I would of really start at third I think that maybe there are some sort of deal with a double that was struck. You know back when he was at Vanderbilt which was like you know David we’re gonna make UA great regular season pitcher. But you’re not gonna be good in the playoffs and then when you finally signed that big contract you’re not gonna you gonna win all the all the start for you gonna have a terrible we are. And they’re gonna hate you. We will make millions and millions and millions of dollars and that was it dealing me with a Dell oracle for a decided not to quit the team Vanderbilt. Which by the way we have that story told and he’s very airwaves. He almost quit the team. David Price almost didn’t didn’t finish out the year ended Vanderbilt college. Talked into it by his coach my manager in the but you know I mean that’s it’s just it’s strange the way. The way like can go for some people some times six point 77797937. The phone number 37937. Is the number on text. And you can tweet me at Christian are can’t. Wanna read some of these text here. One texture in New Hampshire saying well the question should be is our manager former pitching coach and isn’t there a pitching coach that is supposed to be catching this stuff. Why is the second baseman doing the job of the coaching staff that is a fine question Dexter New Hampshire I wonder. You know what what that hell. And it’s not like I don’t know what exactly Dustin Pedroia foundered in finds earth even found anything but David Price certainly seems to think you found something. And not only that the David prices impairs that he didn’t see it first will beer prices and bears DNC first David Price isn’t paid to go out there and see what’s wrong with David Price. There’s coaches and scouts and all sorts of people Ers get paid to do that. David Price is paid to go out there and pitch well when he’s not pitching while all those people like his mansion at the figure out why is not pitching while not Dustin Pedroia. So I agree with you there what’s going up. And yes John Ferrell as a former pitching coach. But I’ll be honest with you folks I have not seen too much evidence over the course of my time watching John Ferrell managed teams in in. Toronto or here in Boston. I’ve not seen much evidence to suggest that his presence. Really does much to help pitching staff. Maybe when he was just the pitching coach but as the manager. I mean do we have to go over it. Sure 2013 was terrific. In that pitching staff was great. When he fourteen. Pitching staff was fine to start the year but ended up the offense was so bad they had to trade everybody. And then. John Ferrell had an opportunity right then that that is second half of when he fourteen. To see okay you know let’s let’s see what this guy really is we’ve given some young pitchers. Games that are very low leverage type games not people going crazy over you know pennant race. And let’s see what Alan Webster and retailer Rosa and Anthony were not own the rest of these guys all have. By the way this are not on Texas yesterday. Came in a long relief when agent Kohler went down with a shoulder stiffness. Who we get for Hammurabi rushed rub your rush you know area Erica pretty good trait all things considered. As a very good trade actually Robert Grossman go this year at any rate. Those guys I’ll sock is the point try to take care Alan Webster and Taylor Rosa and in Renato in the rest of those guys were terrible. And Ferrell couldn’t do anything to disable these of the guys you got in the in the news Crawford Beckett is Gonzales trade. And Ferrell didn’t do anything to make those guys better those guys couldn’t do squat. It is not like they’ve gone on to have great careers here either so maybe you know it’s it’s a question of loved John Ferrell couldn’t he’s. Gimme chicken salad out of you know white. But then how about last year. Last year you have a team with five number ones according to the manager. And that was a disastrous season. Premier pitching perspective. This year. You have a legit horse at the top of the rotation and he can’t get out of his own way meanwhile Rick were so when Stephen Wright are carrying the load here. And in doing the job that David Price was brought here to do. And I’m happy to see two guys picking up the slack form because lord knows at some point this year. Reports Salo is gonna have a tough stretch Stephen Wright can have a tough stretch this is baseball that’s how works will David Price be able to be there to pick him up when that happens will he be the stopper. Are we gonna keep seeing in this crap. This frankly I think you know ways it’s not it’s not just me Al frustrated okay. Invited not as frustrated as fans are going to be. And I would hate to see David Price get booted may. By by Red Sox fans but believe me. Betty RA he has another start and that eerie gets up over seven against Houston. He comes off the mound with a ERA over seven after only going three and two thirds of Ford a third or whatever it is. Understand I’m not I’m not encouraging be able to do it in fact I think it’s kind of stupid do. But he’s getting your booze. And that’s Sox. It’s only may. We you know what that’s the way it is 6177797937. The phone number 379837. 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Christian Arcand on Dustin Pedroia becoming David Price’s unofficial pitching coach, 5-8-16 – WEEI.com