About the new look gays and what their prospects might be in the NAL west and beyond can -- back -- this Howard to they can. What's up guys say just doing. Great can't get isn't it true that -- doesn't make any move until he runs it by you get your seal of approval. Yeah I wish that this conference call dollar really added up -- get over the Alaska. Good job as -- You know what I really love about the trades. I don't baseball at the rule of thumb but. You don't like to trade pitching when she gets some back well they got a lot of pitching in these two deals in Johnson and Gregor said without giving up any pitch again. The new -- able must be pulled the greatest bull panel. The they really have agreeable. I think that. If you guys that story moves but it also defensively I think that's. -- one area where Billy. You know consciously or not I think you didn't have to be something that's part of a philosophy. The they've morphed into a club that really it's emphasize. Defense Craig Gentry peninsula defensive player and also the bullpen and so those are two areas the year that -- Have released strengthened not just this year -- over the last several years. And how do you evaluate the gentry coming in DC memorial as insurance against Coco getting hurt. Or is he likely didn't take -- into a sort of platoon role with Redick. Well I think that the latter probably will be the case although I think that rhetoric it's gonna become a platoon player. But he Redick he himself but one of the stories that if deficit against. It's tough -- to make room for your country. As of right and her he's not opposed to doubt that I wouldn't categorize -- as a platoon player just yet but. Clearly over the last several readers -- to look good Coco who took very good player. But the realization is that he's not a players likely to play under sixty games that's one reason they brought in Christiane -- someone could aka. -- going places and it feels so. I would think that gentry would play a lot of center field as well it has received from open. He's not opposed to kind of rolling the dice and input tuning and playing a lot of people and I think that's. Certainly part of it thank you there as well. Can that can correct what this united five -- of the game how much are you willing to show this in terms of you're feeling of Al likely Billy is to do anything else here over the next week or two of. Well I said it many times that nothing really does ever surprises me. So I would be surprised if this was the end of it and you know it may be that they might bring in another outfielder. -- have any inside information on that of course but it. If you look at their their Major League roster right now are heavily via fiber outfielders on the forty and that that won't be Michael Taylor. Who certainly has yet to prove himself in the big leagues so. -- thinking that Brandon Moss might play a little more outfield this year. I have a sneaking suspicion that at least. Going to the spring training it did made -- be a marquee type of player that they might be what you're bringing in another popular. In lots of fans surprised by the amount Kazmir got and starting pitchers just I think we were regularly surprised by the amounts of money they get now but. In your opinion how much of a health risk does he represented. Well that's the question why do you -- earlier in his career he's certainly had some issues from a -- you know point but he was pretty healthy last year. And I think the fact that he had a good second now might really influence the isn't it thank ink. He has left -- it you ought to -- a little bit more for a left handed starter. When he's on his game he's very very tough and as you guys now -- the market for starting pitching is such that -- got paid for. About effort figure like ninety million dollars or popular government sent and a soared to two year deal I think what you get what then becomes scary in wind seems I think regrets somebody's field as when -- -- impressive player first 678 or nine years you know it's really and it's a lot of money. But you're only looking at two years for them maybe only one year for -- -- -- so it seems like a lot but it's not a real long term commitment. I still don't think these are hugely risky -- I think there's a big upside -- both of these guys. In other news Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees for seven years. Difference between the franchises yeah. Incorrect was the -- with a. I don't wanna do that I don't wanna do the guy major could I think opt out of those fuel that fire. -- and would target -- of that market for pitching is so interesting because there it seems to be an assumption. And maybe it's been borne out the Brett Anderson despite everything has a huge amount of interest around the league is that your read. Crocodile thanks so. Oft injured in that the Columbia with Brad. He also has the potential to be a top of the rotation pitcher. That's the guy who I -- over the years and given good health could have been a legitimate number one and number cute starting pitcher. -- under control for two more years so. If he -- you're gonna move -- I would have to be not quite sure by the offer. To make a deal with them. All of it might be it it may be that that -- out there for them. I'm not oppose legal industry trading with -- -- starting pitchers. Haven't seen what happens and maybe it at some point down the road you can deal somebody -- I guess because of these the abundance in the -- starting pitching is now they'd be foolish at least not to look around and see if maybe that kind of the deal is out there for -- And how strong is that back into the rotation between Griffin Israeli in and Tommy Malone would sort of those guys is not going to be able to stake in your opinion. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And you know he was gonna triple safer part of the opposite numbers so. Any one of those guys I'd be very comfortable with that the number four or number five starter. Candy -- think it's fair to say that for the -- trade Michael choice within the division that. Rightly or wrongly they just were not overly impressed with -- is Major League debut last year. Well over the small sample and it looks to me like a guy who was comfortable. In the big leagues generally got a few -- he didn't have that many -- It's a little bit I think clearly. The if thinking is. This is our window right now. Emit gentry fuel the very specific need on their Major League club all of I would -- with the they've given operatives there are issues. Well with their valuations as far as they're projection for Michael choice. And it's a deal that I might have been a little reluctant to make because. Just said that the personal thing with me I hate to give young power. Because power is a tough thing to acquire and certainly in free agency it's extremely. Expensive to go after. But it clearly they've felt it was very important to bring in Craig Gentry for the reason we talked about before. And I would like you might take you to -- I think he can get right and it pitching as well on the -- to get a lot of power beacon on the bases. You don't think that's a very good -- if you look at his lifetime numbers. I think his batting average against the -- maybe it's biased against. Any other club so it's tough to get ago like Michael choice split them yeah -- feel like there's a big opportunity. Awaiting them when this season starts at 2014. Thanks in how comfortable are you with -- as a shortstop was if they go to spring training and this is the way it is in the second base situation is what it is. And Larry is -- starting shortstop is that a strong enough middle trio. -- they're comfortable with that laughter all they won the division with replying almost exclusively at shortstop in the second half of the season. Last year. He doesn't have great range but for me. Making the good -- the VR retain employees on the -- are expected to make -- -- with -- and a very good offensive year. Plus you have an excellent defensive third baseman adopted has great range. Now -- -- Cabrera at third base -- -- may -- -- a little more concerned about -- -- shortstop I think the left side of the infield that is fine. Can't afford C Frick award will be announced a week from today at twenty person electorate will decide on it such voters is Vin Scully. Bob Costas Lon Simmons have you started to canvas the populous yet to try to get bilking elected. I could play event that everyone and -- members of the committee received a Bill King both. Yeah. -- personally we're trying to help. We're trying to do the -- -- regret about that Bob -- -- is that it sent to every member of that committee via the holy Toledo books so. Mom guardedly optimistic. We also reported -- about maybe making competitive planted in case the the decision comes down and positive matter for bill on the eleventh so fingers are crossed want to -- you know one of the concerns is because. They kind of changed the criteria. And that is that if little is not elected this year has not received the award. That we have to wait three more years. Because they're focusing on different -- now as far as who's eligible. It would it would sure will be great I know there's a lot there's a certain degree of optimism. Within the front office and -- hopefully it won't be down the road of disappointment again this year -- -- Simmons can take care business you watch ES RE candidates on there. Well you've got some people that I think are voting for bill ought to because there's a question. That you -- game or not I would beepers apprised. That if bill is not it doesn't work. If she's not really close. And the interesting though the way John Miller votes with -- is a partner joined hyper but also. Bill King a -- Italy is and I don't think it's time. I think it. Great candidate but I think that it's -- time and I think carpal have plenty of opportunities on the road. Maybe you might even say that it felt. You know -- -- were very very close as you can juggle the forward so but it -- Tokyo -- -- -- fondly. John don't think about well. All right fingers crossed -- a lot of the detail so much skin will talk to you since there. OK -- thanks for government.