We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Jerry Remy. In addition to a successful career in the majors with the Red Sox and Angels, Jerry Remy has become a Red Sox Nation icon. His insightful analysis and dynamic personality helps to keep fans glue to their TV sets. You can keep up with Jerry by following him on Twitter () or by visiting one of his restaurants in and around Boston (Jerry Remy's Bar and Grill).
Baseball Analytics: What Red Sox player do you expect to have the biggest turnaround in 2013 and why?
Jerry Remy: I expect Jon Lester (Lester InfoGraphic) to have the biggest turnaround in 2013. Looking at his history and, knowing his determination, it is very difficult to logically explain what happened to him in 2012. Until he shows otherwise, I am assuming it was just an aberration.
Baseball Analytics: Whom did you most admire when you were playing in the majors?
Jerry Remy: I admired Pete Rose when I was playing in the majors? Nobody hustled more than he did! I always admired him for that.
Baseball Analytics: What is more damaging to the game of baseball - gambling or performance enhancing drugs and should both issues be addressed the same way when considering Hall of Fame voting?
Jerry Remy: Obviously, gambling and performance enhancing drugs are both very damaging to the game of baseball. Even though both of these problems occurred in different eras, and under different circumstances, I believe both should be handled the same when it comes to Hall of Fame voting. In my opinion you cannot pick and choose among "guilty parties". It's either all or nothing.