Dodgers, Giants, Padres discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd


The home of the league champion with the superior regular season records. So that'll be the team that would host game one and then the schedule follows sunday october. Third of course when the regular season is over so it's going to be very very interesting and al. Division series will be scheduled to begin thursday. October seven so the schedules in place. You know the home. Espn tbs will have all your games. And of course mlb network will have a couple sprinkled as well so as we get ready for. The final month of the season is still things to be decided. I mean there's a couple of divisions you know. I think are set with the white sox having a big lead in the milwaukee brewers as far as winning their division. I still want to keep an eye on the nfl westwood. The dodgers and giants going into wednesday giants held a two and a half game lead and the padres. On the outside. Looking in with the reds. Are they going to be able to overtake the reds. So there's a lot of stuff in that. Nfl west that is like a big division. A look at and i'm not sure if the yankees can catch the raise their four and a half hour going into wednesday. But that'll be interesting to to see if the yankees can catch them. They made up ten and a half games on the red sox if they can overtake the raise as well. You're comes the big interview listen handler. Which so good now. Let's welcome into the podcast. Former major league outfielder matt holliday and matt. Welcome to the podcast. How you doing. I'm good rob. How are you men doing doing great so many different things. I love to talk to you about Let's start here with the giants. And the dodgers will jr is be able to hang on or will the dodgers catch them. The giants have held on all year when people kept thinking they were gonna fall and the dodgers just having given up. Who's going to win this division. Because it's a big thing. Matt as you know the team that doesn't win the division. That's the plan. A one game playoff include get knocked out. I think all along thought the eventually the dodgers roster would catch the giants and especially when they when they acquired sherzer and trae turner. It almost seem like a matter of time before. The dodgers would take the giants but there just seems to be something special going on with this giants team and and and i think you look at the leadership and the play of buster posey and crawford this year and i noticed both of them left a game. Last night was some sort of injuries. Which i think could end up playing a big part of if does seem to be more severe than maybe initially thought but i would say The dodgers have a better roster but it seems like they have a hard time catching these giants. No i'm with you. It just seems it's incredible where they are. Let me ask you about the padres. The padres pick coming in that they would win. A division part of it was that the dodgers have won eight years in a row. You know what i mean. It's really hard to do that. And i i liked the roster at the padres have but they've fallen on hard times now now. They're struggling you know to be able to overtake the cincinnati reds for that final play offs by the. They're not out of it but they got to start winning soon. What do you think the padres dead or can they get back in this. Well obviously the pitching injuries have taken a toll. They've had to mix and match in the rotation a lot lately they've had despite starts to bullpen games and those are tough games to win. I think if they can get a couple more guys healthy i definitely like their roster compared to the other teams that are vying to that wildcard spot. I think they stand out to me as the favorite but they gotta get going soon. You know they. They should have the offense that help them carry the load a little bit but right now they're just not getting enough pitching in the rotation. There's studs aren't going deep enough into the games to get you on any kind of role so it is a bit concerning and as well as the reds are swinging the bat. But i would say if. I had to bet i'd i'd say the padres end up in. That wildcard spot on guest is matt holiday former major league outfielder who broke game with the colorado rockies at two hundred ninety nine career home runs finished his career with the rockies is well played other places but when you played the outfield left field. The padres petits in the outfield trying to save his shoulder. Keep them in the lineup. Is it easy to make that transition or is he athletic enough and good enough that he'll be able to do it without hurting that team. I think he'll be fine. I mean you talk about an athlete. Young athletes he runs really well. He could throw has great armed strength. I think it'll be pretty pretty easy transition for him knowing that he's a son of a major league. I'm guessing he grew up. Checking balls in the outfield major league. Stadiums in running balls down. And i'm guessing has some experience a playing field so i think he'll be fine. I don't think that's an issue. I think he's one of those guys. That was some some some some time under his spell which he has a little over a month of the seasoning. Do make it into the playoffs. They should be just fine having him in the outfield. And and i'm interested to see what happens with that. Long term has led the league in errors. He's made some errors at shortstop and a. He's more comfortable playing. Feel it's allows the mind a little bit and it would help his offensive game that much more. So it'd be interesting to see what what that looks like short-term and long-term we saw robin yell that happened with robin young. With the brewers you remember. They moved him from shortstop to center field. This guy went on to be a hall of famer so guys have moved and it hasn't stopped them from achieving. So i'm with you. I think there's a good chance you know he gets to a lot of balls throws a lot of balls away and maybe he just has to learn to hold on some of them once in a while but he could stand in the outfield. And i think it would he such a tremendous talent. I'm with you..

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