Beppe, Olsen Lowry Harrison, Bip Roberts discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
Win now beppe. They won the division last year and the shorten sixty game up covert season but again the problem with the age that they had an early playoff exit. Right people keep expecting them. They want a lot of games. Regular season games over the last four five years. They've been formidable. But it doesn't translate to the postseason. How important is it this year. You know to a win the division again. Because you don't want to get in a wildcard right when you play one game. This season could be over a booby. Make a run in the playoffs. Yeah and you're right. I think they had teams that. Were kind of one dimensional. It was the home radha strike out and this year. You see now that martinez here olsen lowry harrison. I mean andrews guys use the entire feel. Yes making home runs. Also get stupid home runs. But he's been gone the opposite way a lot. He's changed the way guys. Play him that shift us to be imminent but now they have to play them straight up so now we have five guys when the span how to stay inside the ball and using our ballparks you have to play them straight up which gives them opportunity. Now get the hoes. Like normal and so. I think that it's a totally different team with speed. Defensive been solid Year so not really worried about that. Side above pitching has been great all year. Learn about the offensive side. Which was like i said anemic but all of a sudden you got lower using the whole field. You got market using whole field. You got gums. Who can hit the ball out the yard and use the entire field again. You've got marty and harrison. These guys know how to play. They stay inside the ball and they make solid contracts so different team that we've seen the season i would have said. Yeah you know if they get to the wildcard they probably be in and out. But now that what i see and not collectively six seven guys. That lineup stressed that lineup out and make the pitcher work but now have an idea. An approach to where they go up and understand what they're trying to do. It's a different teams. So i might to see how they do what they get in the playoffs. But i just believe that. What i'm seeing right. Now that's w. go low farther than they did in the past i. His name is bip roberts. Thanks for the insight. The former major league and of course baseball analysts would nbc. sports bay. area my body man. Thank you for joining us man. We'll talk to you sue. Hey my pleasure thanks. Have you'd be safe and take care yourself. It's time for the pocket protector. Centrum the analytic numbers. You need to know well. Maybe anthony masterson is his name bs. Analytics is as gay. What do you got for me. Anthony with the first ever major league baseball game to be played in the state of iowa this week the field of dreams game between the yankees and white sox at the site of the academy award nominated film in. Dyer's bill i feel it's appropriate to give the hawkeye state some love. Did you know that. Even though this will be the first regular season game there was an exhibition there. Back in nineteen forty two between the white sox and cubs that drew a then exhibition record. Eight thousand people to the small town of four dodge six hall of famers including legendary cub cap anson arguably the best players entire career spanned the eighteen hundreds compiling over thirty four hundred hits and a career average of three thirty four. It also includes the heater from van. Meter bob feller who's fastball is still talked about in legendary ways. He led the league in wins three straight years from nineteen thirty nine nineteen forty one spent three years serving in the armed forces in world war. Two then came back and wins. Two of the following three seasons for his hall of fame career ended in nineteen fifty. Six here are a few iowan superlatives. Most homers how to twenty-eight most war wins above replacement. that'd be anson. Ninety four point. Three one of the highest marks of all time most stolen bases hall of famer fred clark. Five hundred nine most strikeouts. No surprise feller. Two thousand five hundred eighty one highest pitcher war not feller hall of famer red faber sixty seven point seven lowest era. That would be tornado. Jake weimer for the cubs to twenty-three mark in the early nineteen hundreds now tony watson and michael waka are the two most notable iowans in the big leagues in twenty twenty one the hawkeye state in its history will be on full display among the cornfields was a big week in the big leagues for is it fair and now from. Mlb bro dot com. Here's jr gamble. Jay are the metro cruise along all season on the strength of their starting pitching but the hitting was suspect and most people outside of new york new. That team would eventually fall out of first place in the nfl. East is it foul. Oil is fair to say that at two and a half games out of first place behind the phillies and the braves and no sign of how common that the mets probably won't even make the playoffs fair. It's been a great run for the mets led by the unlikely lip production of marcus stroman and taiwan walker. Where filled in like acis. In the absence of jacob degrom. But it wouldn't matter bis team had. Maddox glavin smokes. The fact of the matter is they can't hit. They had an opportunity to bring kris bryant and instead went full. The strikeout prone hobby bias. Let's be honest. Michael conforto dominic smith. They've been disappointments and lynn. Dora has been a disaster. He's had one of the worst i. She is in new york by a big time. Free agent and i can remember every move they make and spelled disaster with this offense. Philly has a chance to do the playoff dance for the first time with bryce harper. I doubt they will relinquish that opportunity to this. Mets lineup doesn't even have anyone who can hit as consistently as men. Andrew mccutchen land was. Everyone's preseason pick to win that division and even without superstars kuna who toys right. Acl in july. They have enough talent to overtake division. Which in all honesty is one of the weakest in baseball. The mets need a miracle. Barry bonds in his prime and knipe is happening this ship sinking into more money though. It's time for betting on the basis with dave gascon. Love that money that money robert bouncing all the way around the dime in here last week a little choppy but promise. We'll rebound today. Dodgers and mets from queens uptick in a. Julio re thirteen and three year rayo three forty one it seems like when la goes out so the national league west many problems. so i'm taking l. a. In that affair. San francisco in colorado. This is from the bay area. That's a nightcap. Doesn't seem like san francisco wants to lose any time. This season the pace at right now in the national league west. I'm taking the home team in that affair. And then for the american league set of things. I'm taking tampa bay at minnesota raise right now in a dogfight in the american league east standings. It seems like everyone is chomping at the bit. If yankees the red sox trump bluejays have caught fire as of late. I'm taking.