Dustin Pedroia 1-on-1
Wed, 13 Feb 2013|
Dustin Pedroia sits down with our CSN crew to discuss his expectations for this season in an exclusive CSN interview.
We are joined now by reportedly the sexiest member of the Red Sox Dustin Pedroia I'm talking about of course you know the Maloney and Johnny Adams. Justin what do you think of that and what are your wife and get them. -- Just laughed about it and Estonia you know I didn't know. I didn't really know how to take I know they're talking about -- it's kind of weird but it's just funny. This camp obviously different -- was certainly different when Bobby Valentine was in town now you have John Ferrell. What is divide feel like the first few days -- here. It's been good you know. Obviously. You know every the last couple years has been different you know different manager last year to -- one this year and coaching staff and everything so. That the guys we brought -- I mean it seems like they're they're gonna bring -- -- energy. They're excited and and you know all the guys are really excited today to try to forget about what happened last year and you know put a good taste in people's. That's not lost track of how many short -- you've played with since coming to Boston you probably have to but whatever the numbers you've got a new one and Stephen Drew. How long does it take for a double play combination to get comfortable and what has -- for that take place. You just work here it's returning in and scale used to each other. -- he's been around awhile and and you know judges to ground balls at them today and I mean he's he's pretty smooth out there and and and knows. You know how knows how to play the game understands situations and stuff like that so it's just a matter -- -- -- each other and you know I mean 1015 ground balls and you kind of understand where he wants the ball -- and -- like and stuff like that so you know it shouldn't take long. It's too early in spring training where you just throws it doesn't talk about lineup -- and you don't you don't really care but we look at this team as he does he mention -- yet. No no he doesn't -- that that hasn't really come up at all mean it and it. Don't think it will on the doesn't matter to me were ahead and you know I don't think health scares her anybody else I mean if if -- feeling good offensively and in and you know having good quality at bats you know. It doesn't matter will fit in anywhere. Physically obviously during the off season your healing up a bunch of nagging injuries and maybe how are you feeling now are you fully ready to go 10 yeah I feel great so -- It's got unlucky in some things last year my hand and you know at -- things I couldn't prevent you know my hands off the bat and they got jammed and my top and that's where that muscle and you know kind of dealt lawyers have a pain so. That -- -- I got my pinky fixing. You know ready to go. That's and there was some talk in the offseason and perhaps there might be some discussions toward a contract extension. We -- you've got two years left -- an option remaining. Is that something you'd be open to is that of focuses. Where does that stand. I don't -- I don't think anywhere and they haven't really thought about it I mean as far as. The way I think him and -- two years left and an option in. In on an -- needed to do anything but. You know I I love playing here elevator at -- in Nam. You know hopefully I'm on here my whole career but I haven't really thought too much into. You know extensions or third or things like that you know we more concerned that we've lost a lot of games lesser in. You know we need to get access. To be in the championship caliber team every year. -- -- a lot of characters this offseason guys don't be great teammates good for the clubhouse but. When do you break and then when do you start to talk trash when does this start is Jonny Gomes did that get up and Dempster combat -- know what I I know I know all all of them. Format worked out Jonny Gomes in Arizona a lot. -- what's a guy you know and so he sees -- Neil Diamond and David Ross was here so he he kind of notes and plus last year. He -- he's -- the kind of got -- locked -- so I got three hits and captions and I would still like him. And you're gonna you're gonna get and Ursula is just a full rated guys like that coming in because you know this. Last couple years has been you know what's his clubhouse life gets guys to do is reading into -- guys losing games and giving and it's just a slew of guys that chemistry that simple you. I mean I got penalties for organized hate each other one I mean that's stuff. This and that it doesn't matter when you get on the field it at 7 o'clock that that's when you need the most chemistry you know that's the timer words he'd communicate about the gamer talk a certain situations and things like that. You know the the stuff before in as a matter. You know guys like -- together or like each other you know I mean -- -- -- to go out to dinner but. It's good if they do you know it's more positive but it's -- penalties were a -- guys love each other. Well it's ninety's coming. Through this -- -- -- ever got along so I mean I mean. For me personally I don't care you know I mean I'd rather us hate each other 100 games you know -- so. But if you win you know -- -- we get along. With that a lot of people seem to like your new manager John -- especially the players. How much of an impact can a manager and the players' attitude about the managers have an impact for you guys. Yeah I mean it's it's it's been. That's a bonus I -- you always want your manager to be up front with you and communicating and knowing your certain role mom and and we haven't how to work out yet so. You know I know John isn't as our pitching coach self. But everybody is excited to have on the none and looking forward to the opportunity to to play good baseball and in turn this whole thing around. You know just in the last six weeks were pretty ugly faster have to remind you that ultimately. In the final series of the year you thought it necessary to kind of make a statement and set an example by playing with a broken finger you've got a message needed to be sent. Is that part of you may be. Beginning to assume more of a leadership role everyone knows your vocal in your high energy guy but is -- going to manifest itself maybe in different ways now. I don't know -- I just felt like I had to be out there in knowing. That's like good you know it's not like it was an injury or like -- felt the ball let's let him walk you know if I can walk out of you know out of played. But you know the guys we we went through so much together with so. -- it. On vegan he refused to an actor. You're thirty for thirty you should act the same as -- zero for thirty you know it doesn't matter we we were struggling all year losing games and I I felt like I had to be there for the guys and and didn't I want to finish it with them you know about that was -- only thing it's not about. Anything else I just know that if it under any circumstances obviously guys. Unless you're such tough here and with that he always -- kind of you forget it could build on it is something -- build and hope in the future. With yourself last year that yeah you're always learning this game that you learned to go with that experiences help you move -- Yeah I mean that. You know on this and it's every year's different but I mean in this environment I mean there's a lot of distractions a lot of things pulling on that you know you individually and your team. -- different directions. You know and you just gotta stick together that that's what I -- I mean I know. That's a lot of -- for for what I said you know that you deal and stuff like that. And I talked you know former guys that I play with that I looked up to and I asked -- you know what you've done that situation. A lot of sending them the same thing you know they were at a point where you was at a point where he was he was struggling. And you know I felt like he was all myself and you know I I felt like -- put myself out there so hopefully pick him up and and just make him feel better about himself too. You know to perform better and you know I I -- it look at the time you know nobody in on him one -- yeah. You know feel like -- talents in the manager or anything like that but you know he's got to stick together in this environment and think I'm not only the island -- a lot of the guys that have been here for awhile and that you. The tough questions -- over an -- have a little bit of fun this segment we call five from the floor which can ask that question five months. We want to rapid fire style so quick answer so clearly. You have taken the title of the sexiest player on the Red Sox. Number two on the team. -- Players or staff of both -- -- you know members of Guerrero -- -- that we need a picture you know the stat I think with the fifth. That's and you talk about your body building over the offseason. We wanna know what you benching them. I don't I don't -- I think one of the biggest backs in the league and I'm more pull ups and stuff like that is my specialty your big wrestling guy it's special wrestling memorabilia and you'll. -- Rick flares championed us sixteenth. It's. Built a sixties with sixteen time. That a violent Drexler in and help the actual belt that's heavy man Celek last I don't know it's it's -- real well. Everywhere around the house half. -- and also what could intent Kevin Youkilis job chamber team how do you think those guys. The line. Yes and Guzman. Daisuke Matsuzaka your former teammates -- -- Cleveland Indians said today he did so in part so he could face the Red Sox reaction. -- them. She came in English and at at that I don't know. I thought that we needed an and an interpreter -- translator because dies probably does know that he said that. There's no way he knows -- said that he's not aware of that. I know when you get home run off and just a student and Ireland are well into Japanese it. Today you go perfect I just you off the -- will be back with much more from Fort Myers went to baseball show activists.