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Bradfo Sho, Ep. 29: The Travis Shaw conversation

May 5, 2017|

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman, and former Red Sox, Travis Shaw joined Rob Bradford to discuss his current lot in life, along with his true feelings about how things transpired in 2016 with the Sox. Shaw revisits his good and bad times with the Red Sox, along with his motivation to "win the trade" that sent Tyler Thornburg to Boston. He also identities the American League East team that was truly the Red Sox' rival in '16. WIth the Red Sox playing Shaw's Brewers in Milwaukee, it's a great time to reconnect with the 27 year old.

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Add road show. That's my open definitely probably would have brought that's my old. Query where you don't know what you're stupid. Brad broad show. That's delicious. We've talked forever shop few jobs on this broadcast this felt like he did time to revisit. With the guy who is now the Milwaukee Brewers third baseman. Now obviously the former third baseman for the bus routes like the Red Sox are drugged and laying. At third base right now trying to find an answer still after last year. Shock he's doing pretty well he's hitting lefties for the brewers. Playing every day from Milwaukee. And also I don't know if you do this the Red Sox are going to visit the Milwaukee Brewers and travelers shock starting on Tuesday though. Once again if Philly good time to catch up with saw in find out how he's doing. Saw was good shot talked a lot about. His feelings about the trade his feelings about what transpired last year with the Red Sox and and really how he changed since leaving the Red Sox as good conversation he's been on the podcast before. This might be his. Best appearance yet drab Rashad is back he's back. Numerous appearances on the Bravo show and he is back but he's back in a different capacity this is actually Travis this is your second appearance as he member. The Milwaukee Brewers congratulations on the. If there are a lot of only brought OSHA. Let them. But that law if if you remember though one of the biggest takeaways from the previous one which was after you get traded. The wives. That you said that the media stood around breaking news to me that everyone thought the media is to stood around the clubhouse eavesdropping on people. So I wanted I wanted off that dynamic with the same interlocutors the Boston. God had had enough it will go a little bit. More. If I mean it's night. One well. Yeah so is that the first offering congratulations first off I'm giving it it started with your new team the Milwaukee Brewers. And I assume that you finally got your your fair share of here in. And hats and everything else that you didn't have the last time we talked you know. But what's what is the biggest difference what is the what is the biggest hit me the power rankings of the at the differences between playing in Boston Milwaukee. Obviously it's way more laid back. Milwaukee hated it you know they're. Actually pretty good support at all. Obviously. And I'd like this ball well. And there's a lot more a lot more laid back. You know before it got it but that's what's wrong with everything so let that the big difference in this. I mean so far enjoyed it obviously not in the spotlight at. But it'll be eight years what it. Means a lot better for the travel. So do you think that they'll hold the whole scene in Boston rewrite it means not hyperbole. When you talked about you have to stay in front your locker even on days right union play. Because if you're available we're gonna talk to you and by the way since you're good quote we're also gonna talk to you so. Is is do you think that that whole scene now whole experience of a year and a half in Boston. Has helped you saying hey you know I can handle anything that comes my way in Milwaukee. I do are being brought up and the ref thought that they actually. Are there figures for. What you're hearing about the media alliance. Spotlight and it's what you get out there at least let me just normal just that ultimately. It people want nonstop before always. Now or the other side of the Milwaukee were or were not. Mean they. I mean law that would pop pop up. Is people struggled on the first. Looking back on it out from the outside or in the off and I understand. Almost in shock. I never understood that on the news spoke admirably here everything here. You well wish you all the roads Red Sox what's going on I would imagine you tax these guys and everything else might as someone who got traded. The first time in your life I've never been traded but I I am summarizing. That when you get traded I would you look back at the team that you were traded from them like you said you came up through the system. The it is something where you checked every single day what was going on do you have have. Might. Order seed on constantly the other reporters Twitter feeds on constantly. And this and want to consume everything with a Red Sox as your diversion away from what's going Alamo Milwaukee Brewers. I mean actually I keep it separate sub air the although I thought that triple a lot of aggregate. They'll. Good relationship with the guys. He's a box or. I'm yet about whether yes uncle. All you guys that absolutely. It was so what was your take on that since you can be a innocent bystander the situation. Anything about the news there was a lot that happened predict anything about the whole thing surprised. Well later. I. La. La. At as. It actually. I didn't think well all right let's face it in. The situation. I don't think you strike or not just oh but look at life and it is. Built that slide I don't think there's any sense I heard about it on the bit to what they wanted to do. Obviously should still look here at old. Did you make your elderly people was there it was not a thing like last year when you were the Red Sox to view it is it's a lot of times this is I watched this whole. On this team hates his team of the rivalry like you threats like yankees rivalry I do think that sort of something that's built in it's not even a reality. But when you were playing for the Red Sox was there an element. Any sort of I don't know like discomfort. With the Orioles. Not really mean. What it. Looks like this year although. Well. Also last year and the reaper that you'll be wrong. Baltimore. I don't think it was good that we targeted and it was this year what you eat why. Like Toronto. Used to the there is here before they had this flag you know. It was kind of why I like. That coupled up the field but on the field at. Edwards last year and I don't know why. I just tell you one spot that you would have been potentially missed usually. As if there was a bench clearing brawl is I was going up down on the roster there's a lot of talented players in the Red Sox it is not a lot of big guys your big. An app so. They edit. You have been fight. I have. Never been part of a bench clearly situation though really. But I got it last year at. That Warner. Got and where were you I would advocate ethnic. If the beat couple saved you very intimidating you view prevented the whole situation from from giving steam. If it so what do you what do you guys since you keep track the Red Sox and what's going on. Tom you're doing very well with the brewers knew founder spot you're on your career path. Which you established relief a year and a half ago so good for you graduation. By you you look back at you what you with the Red Sox are going through now and still struggle at third base. Arm is there an element I know that you like you to Milwaukee. But is there an element. Oh god I just got my chance I could really in this big market in this place where. There were maybe they didn't prioritize these much as they showed that I could be doing what I'm doing in Milwaukee art could be doing what they did for most of the year last year at that position. Well English but also its first full year on it. A lot of guys. Struggle. Badly. I look overly concerned obviously the app you're. All. I would not overly concerned. Absent any. Any situation and a marketer and it. I. This year and new. After experiencing that area after seeing the beginning bench. Not performing very well I'd better player because. I kind of got a grasp on. More direct what. It is prepared. They can sit there with that preparation. Thought in the this year it's. Is that voters because there's just a moment. Well a bit so they need in the bullpen in the pick up any. Likable here now. Every day again. It has been in the case of a chance to play another year period technical people think that hopefully. Call my plan and a lot more consistent. When the season last year deep down. Knowledge that your grandfather then you can be honest. The after the season's over his thinking I'm gonna remember the Boston Red Sox and and be able to prove all the things that you just said. Or I am going to be appeased they used to get something else what was your feeling now he's not after the trade not even that that day of the trade but after the season ended. Realistically. In the here. And knew I was and now my whole situation. In the aggregate problem the chance. Yeah it was in great shape but in the year. I'm 100 Bartlett thought personally he's worked extremely hard. What in the Gloucester and realistic way. Get somebody in that position where it made sense I was. There could be traded or. Well as your situated. It required. And the. Is there an element after your creative I'll show you the guy once again I don't know if you knew this I've not been traded as a Major League Baseball player. But if I was I would have that element of I'll show you that I am a better player than you thought it. Yeah I think that I. It. You wanna when the tree and now everybody competitor a competitor. And obviously one in the this year. There's some decoration the kind of predominantly declared yet but bylaws that's filed in the last year and along with. Ergonomic every player though one. When the trade something that are the person not personally but I I've really. Establish myself as an aggregate their face yeah obviously just wouldn't trade. What do you better right now than you were when he started last at this point last year. You wanna roll. The had a great spring training. And you are great first couple months but what or you what are you better act now than you were even then at the union made last year. Are not warrior. Last year. Concern myself with my little mini slumps I think. It. I don't know about in the attic in the but might start. He struggled with their forties and we're going on on alert that strategists ignore all the noise out. I'm not really changed there. Community here and work remains in trading. Stated that they think they. Know what it is prepared. I'm going for the struggle and losing yours started by everything. A lot of little battery check it. It is gonna keep you hungry this year and obviously I odd I think. Experience and can put it in this would be a Clinton really practice that he should think that you have more reps and more more. So go back to that I'm not asked dean to identify an article or sound clip or anything else but you remember it in instance. Like you said. When you read yeah and you're you're saying I don't wanna get my involved in this I don't wanna get my head wrapped around this. I don't want it to worry about this but do you remember whether it was the time of the year. A subject a topic. I general group of articles that you said all men that is. That is that in hindsight that affected when I was deal. What are tree there a requirement that are are aired oh. The iron. I'm struggling particularly period for a period there. What plan like I let it go. And my numbers are not personally were not getting sick. Seventh in the order. I think I would love and support people on the drive and eight. Toward the bottom up in order to make that trade. Planet. Why what what what I stand certainly I think that was. A sort of act how to. Why does it make a trade. Then I try to do more. Keep that while it. It's. So you had two moments Roy you had to trade you have in the new of the month not a thing. You remember Hocking that whether our office Ferrell whether it was a fellow whether it was Ortiz where there was anybody. Of being able to to voice your opinion on this other than you know your body's immunity is talking. Were you able to sort of formal lot formerly addresses either one of those situations. What yuppie couple situations and keep a lot and a lot right there that there aren't. Going on over again and actually there's. A tree target. In the he can't control that that your control. Or whether they're part of keeping an apple he questions. There were conversations and during BP. They have this season the that's backward. Control. Leave and what they want that are happening. Why is all. Tracked these art. Was the most gratifying I would imagine there was a cup probably couple gratifying moments after. Sort of you know you're the struggles and then then they brought him and Todd and everything else the me I would guess. One would be done Friday night in Oakland. Another would be what was it it was was it the last game in San Diego you having another good really good game. In that. And visibility into. Right exactly and remember you worked out of its deal. Are they so. So blacked out though does that that Friday because I was expertly calling broadcasting that game. And nom and we had you gone on the on the post the hero of the game post show on the broadcast. That's I remember distinctly that game that was army cot is here we're gonna ease him in regret let him have a day in the major leagues and and he's gonna play basically all the time and then you have this mammoth game in Oakland I would imagine there was that was a in your professional career nothing against Norman conduct mig and make a decision maker for you person that was seat seed that's what I'm talking about. Yeah I mean that picket gave a step albeit that situation so. I didn't I didn't situation daughter that you've got to take over. Just happened that I had to get it. Net and you have another ticket. And between you worked out in left field never played and you'll never probably play there again right you are trends is a Major League third baseman thing. Everybody yeah. It actually first. Forget that. I think not that big a lot of people for it actually first I consider myself the first statement. That can play there popular. And honestly on Saturday on the my career reimbursable. Enjoyed vote and I'm and I want on the third. I like a lot of people. Probably a little better person. One thing. In or not the not a building up here well one thing I noticed right out of the gate when you start playing third base could you reported third base you won the job a lot of people didn't. You put that on the radar. By you are pretty good third baseman and Europe I tremendously accurate thrower so you put that on your resume that I called you were tremendously accurate thrower go ahead. But if you feel this is an 81 baseman this. Biding their time at third base. Don't sell yourself short enough to know the words. I'm confident in my ability. To appoint a lot of people forget. As fair or deny united now you'd be a third base that you have first baseman. And it's called him told him. Did you see by the way Eric Eric announces last name for sports I know how to pronounce it but I want you get the 3000. They're names but you wanna say tense times now whenever. Now that he writes yes the name's did you see that coming do you know him the you know anything about him. Now I knew enough about sugar spring training that he be wrestler. Huge he definitely. Like. It's outrage is too tightly lists that are urging them all. All. You to eat it and turn it okay well Mikey he got a lot of people now. Enable Iran. You're lucky I mean at the press the left field that are the only. Leader. What's he do if he doesn't lift this like push ups and like the Bo Jackson work controversial war partial markets before your time but. What's he do. Stretch. Double. The editor a lot of stretching on. That there's been hurt. Or aren't this year well. Aware. Russian us and our question and I'm just I'm just asking for my own personal. Wellbeing and it's only going to attract. He the big board. What most people. What think what is the clubhouse like they're compared the Red Sox clubhouse. Very young real and a couple veterans here brought a cart. These. Like in my situation or packet a lot of free arbitration. Just trying to prove that their everyday and it's an unlocked or their body at age but he armed robbery. And ball I think rather than people. It was kind of oh yeah here. Now. Well I'll be technically on and rebuild. It they'll enter your true. So part of it as well. Well you know I was gonna ask you also when you become the young guide to the leader by it but I wanna ask you this. When a lot of has been made we talked earlier about the Baltimore situation in the leadership in the clubhouse and all of that. And I always thought last year that the UN Ortiz and you have Pedroia at which they are going to be the leaders we get it. But the majority of the the the tone of that clubhouse was going to be the group that you're kind man. That group on the move to unit and you in the Zander and and because it was no longer I hope from a major leaguer I have a major earlier would that be accurate to say. When we talk about leadership in the Red Sox clubhouse that's the group right. Yeah I think that's true data left that scores are eating better well well now that sorts discipline wise that courtroom as it. Authority the path it was each happy there here we all. That well basically everything minor league level together. The familiarity with everybody air. He's now eleventh. With a couple other guys with that group that is exactly in the courtroom it was you know. You can read our our our long in the future. Ultimately got a lot like. So when you get there and you bring your Credo about Mr. Big dying city right that's their right mayor thing Johnson. You give those we spread those are on the club buses and what we wanted to what is that's what's going on or did they make new teacher dessert new driver shot slogan in Milwaukee. Well it's wonderful although there. On the ability that took. The players that really recognize sofa and what looked. Violence. A lot about the latest entry but it took a lot as well but. They are called they called them on our. Oh all right well I tell you lives since you don't spread out those teachers send you a bunch about Bradford T shirts and you can have the whole Milwaukee Brewers team Wear them. Tom is before I let you go I thank you for the time is there anything you want media if that fill you in on what's going on Boston at all. Was again when I ask you this question before you you. Revealed how the players felt about the evil evil media and I appreciate that because now we have adjusted. Is there anything else you wanna ask. We will. One question their government. Womb that's a good one. So you did not have you didn't have the right you you have to you have the Mike Napoli locker. Here a lot record. OK all right so here we moved to Ortiz. What would win that were you the last one no that was him marker right. It was and what they're handling. Ever had to do on the side they. I'm gonna say I'm gonna say that it's Josh droplets. That. So Sarah Roberts co. Just relish has had not had T shirts made up about it yet but you know Bristol timing if the but there is in terms of people switching locker price moved over to buckles was locker. And him remove Ortiz is locker. Work. Minutes Andy Bennett is right in the middle there on the road that you're so he's right smack dab in the middle I think he might be next to Pedroia. Right there. I take that back I am sorry I am not thinking clearly he is the first locker when you come indoors the casino greener of the group. Well yeah not on. A position player wrote it there. Did not say more that there were the earth the first one though now there's. That's a whole other podcasts so why players get blockers. I don't know. Anyway I appreciate the time Travis regulations and and so obviously you know hit like fifteen home runs in the coming days when the red size limit down. Though I'll give you no insulation to have a time and now applied once again a stalwart on the brow approach so much appreciate. It.