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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: There is no leadership in Red Sox clubhouse. 7-11-14

Jul 11, 2014|

Kevin Millar discusses the Red Sox releasing A.J. Pierzynski, his appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and the Red Sox continued struggles.

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Seven W. -- -- Joining us right now it's like little Red Sox baseball -- promise it's kind of a large brought to us by Suffolk university and ERS restoration specialist and Willis -- smoke shot. Bring Kevin on right now let him know that Christian are doing whatever is humanly possible. You throughout the shorter travel Alou is not here -- how -- -- thanks much for joining us. -- -- -- -- -- slap guys who Christian camp way better than what -- over there and besides you picked up great. Re -- -- -- -- you need to beat either sky without -- I'm just getting -- -- -- Kevin of course the host of intentional talk in the Major League Baseball network first -- -- before I get to this give and I I understand that -- you might not be aware of the Chris Rose -- on with us a little bit earlier on the week to talk about all this. Cleveland madness to be -- that are now. Yeah at sidestepped -- -- -- -- the agent -- backcourt -- I dislike hate each other stop all the that your you guys are fortunate to run around. On nine and under and I -- have time to count it like like I'm that yet so I think -- big -- hung LeBron James guy big Cleveland. Seem that would ban -- and -- captains that they'll. Oh it was great no you salivating Melanie we tried to contain him best as we could but he was he obviously had his -- -- All jacked up about note tried to defray some of these Cleveland fans who were upset about the notion of LeBron coming back based on how he left. The result. Gangbusters about Johnny -- Zell and all that -- now Johnny -- -- visit to Boston to get quite as it set as much attention Kevin is the Kevin Love one did that. He was up there at Fenway with four beautiful babes as you might imagine. Why why would be you know -- owner Edward nine and -- out on one thing. Stop with that there's that and the kids -- -- at the money's on top with I mean our reform like do a lot of -- wanna get on -- -- and that's hard to be there when he rolled out -- statement. And -- -- -- and really are Bagram well. Third game on the get a chance just -- from India and the mayor exact on all exactly. Know this by -- -- Seth Meyers last night. So up to that Margaret -- -- Jon -- you know -- Slowly and landed -- Don't -- and to our egos at eight. I. Like back and -- and Houston and Austin and you are about 45 -- obviously drove all. About became -- -- going to bed about 456 more out there not on. I'm honestly what's up -- -- possibly. You know you finally do catch -- -- -- -- they're out in right like L story like. Thank recombinant like that my particular terps are. -- is a product the Mercury -- yeah and next time you don't like the -- all the court crowd at it but he -- -- -- acute -- stock and and it any -- and -- in that same person that you EB. It's that that -- person existed down her really really all it. You know you don't Italian and a better person that he's been. You can't make this up at Belmont -- got tape facts Ellis I was the Red Sox for three years old 30405. Right World Series got it. Came back for game down a three game biamby yankees right. Red Sox in the playoffs with the Orioles -- a three year -- 06070 wait I get called third now. It's game seven. April 1 pitch out there to bring back remote jungle Larry Lucchino and still -- it would -- heels were in these spotlight right I'm not every time. Tracy did OK okay okay I feel not a good shape and I was felt. The developers pitch out -- I can act. Yeah can I got permission from Andy MacPhail was president the Orioles that you can go to like really they do those but. Apoplectic. -- like your new wife let you go on a weekend with your. Is a catalyst like -- A Christian -- is this gonna. It seems like I mean I guess so many would be -- have been divorced -- have all the answers Saddam divorced and I just got to rely on you without explanation or prospective speaks to itself. Well listen is that speaking of Larry Lucchino -- he was a major talking point before he came on for us today Kevin because wasted Dan Shaughnessy in the globe I don't know if you saw the article yet or not. But he went so far as to say we just throw a number out there and Jon Lester Ford seventy. To me it came off his ball accurate but dismissive nonetheless of that. First contract opening discussion points seem like that -- Lester the wrong way in here and Larry in quotes anyway in the papers say that. Makes me feel like we were right for suggesting it. In the article. So you know I'd want a wanna I wanna see obviously got the you know a talking point to where -- -- in numbers in the paper it's gonna send a player -- up there. -- player's. -- war paint on all the stuff. Usually better off go on behind closed door we don't Jon Lester is a cathartic it right we know it the -- the Red Sox sign you know. And it's it becomes a little bit I eat when he hit it in the public high right out of radio joked yeah. And I don't think anybody's business. Right it's talent when -- starter turned down a 144 million dollars it became a quick distraction for Detroit tiger as good as. On the money we can all happen opinion which you know about Max Scherzer and the -- our partner in. Exported forty or more million dollars. At that she'll figure out how to line up and yep Iguodala back that a player. Look at -- articulation. Between Jon Lester reps not in my immediate area -- and -- Who you know look to have these kind of type articles that week at all thought about areas. Today Kevin so AJ Pierzynski obsolete got designated for assignment. Now that move do you think it's based more on his production. Or more of his about his personality. That's a record baker. Wondered and happened from the immediate sign. It would been hot side to me. Yet salty. You know there are some scene in question mark of the fact but -- -- salty was pretty darn you know. Good scene in the clubhouse which at catcher and we struggle at times. -- different sides of the plate -- try to -- but still. Revolve around. You know big boy make it better batter batter -- an -- got no such -- like all. This thing let's AJ. Yell back in Korea are a lot of money that I -- -- that made a career per year I -- -- -- with the Rangers. There's always -- that little eight. I don't like the current. You know I don't like him -- it for -- planning on playing again and got it like now we're gonna king I think it was a little bit you know more obviously likely. So in -- I would and the club that I didn't play with them. I read the article that rob Bradford row after you know you sense that. You know Ian -- are not ball and you know now on out actor able to older loiter around the peavy and that young -- and a couple -- unnamed sources. It hit a colon actually doesn't go your way that there's always gonna be a scene and are part of great saint I I I don't think all production. I think there's a lot of made you think you'll all everybody. Parker lack of production and -- at Burke it's maybe the -- up once all that and Aaron simulators. Kevin is this it if if if you're the locker upper in the clubhouse and AJ is your team -- know what you know about him. You see if you don't there's whispers about him irritating people -- a situation where you go up to limit you do you address some. You tell whatever do you stop that it -- it seems like it wasn't done with the Red Sox. -- That's my that's my point. 80% is a -- You know if you can keep your round AJ you know not back you know -- I'd probably -- so lacked standing -- -- -- And the chamber on the Red Sox who pops. Quick -- green and gossiping and oh you know can collect under the pressure -- -- -- -- -- -- And it was strange seeing what Curt Schilling came over the Red Sox. Not on the back. You know the -- option and pay. Myself and -- -- -- look back up catcher report the best player. But what are we -- your -- you know that there's a slight bit accurate and. Earlier shot at it like 88 that you -- seats director. But that's the problem but not -- in not addressing it and what happened -- just keep on and going on. It's an issue this what happens -- he -- paper Simon. Old article come out -- routes -- player gets kicked to the curb and how it telegraph article by you I think not Wear because that it's not addressed. I'm taking all -- -- all pretty much. And it got cool about shut -- about this use an example now ace Tim along with a. From intentional talk in the MLB network and on a 37 WE I wanna follow up on that what you just said. Kevin because I was kind of wonder what your thought would be if just for this -- this probably would never happen -- -- arguing about this before. But when it comes to leadership within the clubhouse if he is that much of a distraction if he is that much of a cancerous situation. Instead of the gossiping that you referenced should somebody have gone on the record earlier in print in public or even John -- but behind a microphone saint. -- aging -- to communicate with these pitchers better instead of just look at his phone all the time should it have been more of a public situation. To get him on board and bring him in line. Not so much public -- on it it goes I can't stand also falsely call up -- -- -- their. They look so -- correct everybody at least eight. The ball club you are eight you -- -- locker room with your Brothers that are going to back. Six to seven months every break you've got to be on the same page it's not your element. It's a fight. They -- -- -- up to the ball in the locker you don't stand in the late. You are managing man you've got five pitchers that play that guy every day it's -- there -- about your average. All but the production. -- mega money 373738. Whatever it yea exactly as. About winning World Series you were trying to go back to back seat and -- addressed so. Direct shot blocked out scoreboard that leader is we don't know -- -- Shame on him also eight exactly -- part of the problem no doubt about. But shame on whoever spoke to be the leader. And it and not address that what you said in March. In April should be the leader should be leader and I don't know about I don't know you can only got all the more -- -- -- all baseball Red Sox leader. I meet victory -- would be -- got hurt on a golf ball co leader at our roster even. Or are part of B leader the leader you telling. Yeah I think that there should be more leadership and accountability when it comes to veterans around other veterans out -- hear about leadership and sometimes leadership seems to be. A very simple definition it's the older guys showing the young guys how to do stuff but as it is a veteran vs bettering kind of situation I think that's where leadership really emerges does it not. -- You were talking about ATP -- -- I would apparently okay and compete. Address that attracts it's understandable that okay the problem now -- guys are scared they're dressed because. I don't understand that look like club -- of -- who you're all. Lot about people ensure a backup John Farrell got a lot to worry about the war about. Present look at it as an example at the those are the ball well. What or take a -- -- that pop I don't know what possibly. And that -- side it. Talk a repeat. -- to bounce back and repeat. Teams that it'd be accurately and -- -- -- a -- and actually lay the Red Sox want any -- -- ballclub. They came together at that scrutiny here last year and and wield their way to a World Series. And this year. Think government collects an -- -- -- in the center fielder at that I would opt out. I think a lot a lot that they get it but it becomes a problem. When it -- order line but. So if there's there's more problems would you could you give me give me -- great for for what big churches out so far based on -- at at the halfway point of the season. What what grade would you give them. Colorado State made based on the moves they've made in the offseason and spring training what grade would you give him that now you're sitting there at the halfway point. Will remember last place goes my break right yeah I know but I mean it's thought you were. At the -- that set the record and the and the standings speak for themselves especially with what's -- -- yankees a lot sport or six starters. The Blue Jays have lost it seemed like ninety per start over the past whatever you know 34 weeks -- you know that that that's what went into an option and the Red Sox. Not a good up and while I'm sorry that yet all consistently. That's OK -- in the back I mean that. No one I bet you want direct stock look at a lot of -- -- -- play better. I actually look at you'll or 188 to seventeen in slugging percentage at 29 -- The players out there aren't that. Great okay very good at it and go well but great write a World Series champion last year so I I'm not I'm not -- -- my uncapped. Pretty much in this league and its players that play well. I saw last inning Kevin. When you look at what Larry Lucchino said today this year were considering both sides we haven't thrown up the white flag. We're still determined to do things to provide winning entertaining baseball but certainly a large factor in what we will do will be how to get better in 2015. What should they do you should they try to improve themselves for this year or should they make moves the deadline that speak to next year what's smarter. What I think Smart thing that -- focus opera next you -- the hell open night for all of the reps I get onto a nice little streak. Went nine of the next twelve and away you know and start straight up -- what you can't -- in August he's still -- it is helping you get. When you got five rookies start -- first time since 1972 -- due date back. That it starts -- -- -- starters in the Boston Red Sox guys went out and developed. A big market. More they build -- -- the -- he played Jake Peavy trade him better should go start local or okay. It's hard to get back on -- When you started five rookies start your day and you know we're gonna hopefully walk off win an -- you to molecule on that probably not gonna happen. Kevin if Seth Meyers had heard this segment he definitely would have kept around for second segment. Thanks a lot for coming out as men really appreciated. Our -- daycare that is Kevin Millar from intentional talked in the MLB network here on 937 WEEI.