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"josh  hayter" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

05:21 min | Last week

"josh hayter" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"If you don't pitch to tatis, you got to pitch to Soto or vice versa, like one of those guys, it's a shame that they'll cancel it. Machado is having a great year. You could make the case that the second best hitter on the market of the trade deadline was Josh bell. And then so I get down there, there's buzz like I've never seen before. Yeah. People are cheering the intros. No one's in a padre game for the intros. So soda walks four pitches on first. And then Josh bell walks. So now, Brandon drury, who's like the third because they got Josh hayter too. Brandon jury hits out an amazing he's kind of a journeyman and then as a 20 Homer, amazing year so far with the red. From Napoleon. Josh hater. The left close. Long hair. Long hair was having a rough time. So he's now not on Milwaukee anymore. Right, so he's on the part. So Brandon drury comes up and first at bat hits a Grand Slam. Right. Pickle loses its mind. And by the way, cronenworth and all star. So now the thing is they have these pro fars and they have best Friends. Yeah, they have these guys that train Christian. They have these guys that are hitting in the top 5, the really should be like 7, 8, 9. Now they are. Now they're 7, 8, 9. So now those guys are protected because you're going to get pitches. They want to sort of it's just great. This is also little like brockman math nerdy, but I love basically all teams and in the postseason. And in 2019, the probably the most important single play and brewer fans and nationals fans will remember this was in the wildcard game Josh hater was un hittable brewers were kind of winning by a lot. I don't know if you remember this one Soto hits a hard base hit to at least score run to the outfield. Trent Grisham, who's come in to kind of replace yelling 'cause he was hurt. Misses the ball. And it rolls all the way to the fence. And then because of that, Gresham gets traded because brewer's like, we don't want him around anymore. He gets traded goes to the party. So now all three of those players involved are on the Padres. It's amazing. The most important play of 2019. So when you even talk about all three of those guys, hater, Soto and Grisham are all in the game for the Padres. That's as close as the Padres get to a big postseason moment. So it's just combining the players. Two of their players screwed up in the wild card game for a different team. But this might be the Padres year to overtake a team like the Dodgers. I mean, the Dodgers are a juggernaut, but Padres are definitely making the playoffs now. Definitely making the play. I think you might see three playoff teams from the west. Again, let's chill. Last year, yeah, without soda. Last year, the Padres had the best record through 50 games. That's right. And then missed the playoffs when they were losing record. I mean, it's really hard to win. It's really hard to win consistently, even though the Padres lost the next night. The next day. Right. So the rockies, it's hard to win consistently. So what the Padres have done is they've on paper, put themselves in a spot where I don't think it's crazy that the Padres win, one of the next three World Series. It's always been crazy. By the way, they're 12 and a half. Yeah. But Kershaw's back hurt. They didn't get a pit. Are you saying the two and a half up in the wild card? So two and a half up in the wild card. They're in the wild card. They're in the wild card right now. And you see them plop probably over time playing better baseball down the street. It would be a series odds cut in half because of the Soto trade. They were like 20, 22 to one before they're not ten to one. And by the way, it would be amazing. It would be amazing to see them. It would be amazing. And I think the silver lining for the Dodgers is there was a world where they just ran away with this division, didn't really work on stuff. And I think the Padres will have to light a fire. They got to make sure that they may make the Dodgers better. I think so. I think the Dodgers will, I think the Dodgers will get caught if they just kind of believe their own press clippings. You gotta get tatis back. And have him back doing tatis thing. Yeah, I mean, they've done this without tatis and basically without Soto. When could he potentially get back? Do we think? Well, we're in it. It's supposed to be August. Yeah, he took some BP, I think, earlier this year. Yeah, he's like actually swinging. He's the most fun player. He's so he's so enjoyable. He should be the face of baseball. 100% moving forward. Not that Juan Soto shouldn't. I think it's so funny because I'm like tatis is a better ambassador for the game. Yeah, and Soto's good at kind of the things that the east coast doesn't appreciate about Mike Trout. The numbers. Like I think Soto's career on base percentage is like four 27. That's like crisp speaker, Ty Cobb, that's better than Mickey Mantle. 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"josh  hayter" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

Big Time Baseball

07:02 min | 2 weeks ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on Big Time Baseball

"But why don't. You much rather go to see the gothic queen that is Alvarez and go to Washington? Listen, I didn't get a chance to see to see Luke, but I'm sure he wasn't happy. He wasn't in the deal. As a matter of fact, I did a hit yesterday when this deal that got done and I mentioned Luke Voight has been a part of a lineup that was going to be pretty deep, but as it turned out, he was part of the part of that deal. And listen, that's the way the game goes. And these guys know that. Ultimately, it's not fun when you're on the wrong end of it. Haas certainly had the no trade clause, the partial no trade clause to certain teams as John mentioned. And listen, quite frankly, if I'm in his shoes, the way things were handled last year and how things leaked out. And it really turned the Padres locker room. It seemed like in a bad place last year. I don't know why you would feel like he would ever be willing to help at that point anyway. If we're being Frank. It was not in his best interest. And listen, I wouldn't, I'm almost positive that AJ preller was prepared for that. Which is why they were able to pivot and go to Boston and make that deal there. But as the casualty of that is Luke Voight also being included. And listen, Luke was starting to get hot. So at least the nationals know that he's coming in there swinging the bat well, but in terms of Luke, I'm sure he's not happy about it. He was a pleasure to be around two here in San Diego. Yeah, he's going to have to swing the bat awfully well to get them back in the race, by the way. Yeah, no, I didn't say anything about the race. I just said that they're getting who's going to be good. Okay. Well, guys, this is such a big trade. And really quick. Just take your temperature on both of you guys, John. What do you say? The biggest trade may be of the past 20 years. Honestly, maybe the biggest trade ever? Yeah, I mean, I can not think of a bigger one. Obviously last year was sure in Turner, which Tony referenced an AJ was quite upset about. He thought that he had the better prospects with campusano instead of kyber Ruiz, you know, we'll see if you have the beholder. Yeah, I think this one's bigger than that one. You've got bell thrown in there too. You got the Cabrera trade, obviously, was there about 2007, 8. That trade would turn out to be really one sided with Andrew Miller who developed later as a bullpen weapon, and Cameron Maven, I believe, was the other guy and Burke beat knob. I mean, Cameron Maven is good announcer, but I mean, he had a nice career, played ten years in the big leagues, I believe. That trade was, I mean, it's about as one sided as anything you're going to see. I mean, there isn't much of a 23 year old in Miguel's case 24 year old superstar Beatrice. It just doesn't work out. I mean, even in basketball, you look at Kareem, now they had to trade him because he didn't want to be in Milwaukee. He wanted to go LA where he played college basketball and I mean, now I'm dating myself, but you know, they traded him for four guys and none of them were Kareem, I'm dual jabbar, you know, or, you know, not even close. So, you know, I can't put soda in that category and certainly basketball to different sports and baseball, but Washington did as well as they could have done. They got some great prospects, but you're not getting one Soto back. No, no, and Tony, this trade was so big. That 24 hours earlier, they traded for Josh hayter and we're not talking about it like at all. We're training like it doesn't matter. Not only did they sign Josh hader, they also locked up Joe musgrove for 5 years at a hundred at the time, who has been the city darling in everybody was ecstatic and then the news broke of Juan Soto and Josh bell and everybody forgot. And by the way, you got to departures got a chance to see hater, their new weapon last night, who was dominant. So listen, everything is moving in the right direction for the Padres. They're starting to pitch starting to have a complete pitching staff that's all pitching well at the same time. You got soda, you got Bill. You got drury in a deal that gives you some extra depth with left handed depth. The AJ has set this team up to now where it's on the players to go out and play along with Bo Mel. And hey, listen, not that power rankings are a thing and we usually as a group like to make fun of power rankings. But let's be real and clear if we were to make a power rankings for the national league right now, just off the bat, just after this trade deadline, where would you put the Padres right now, John haman? Yeah, I probably, you know, they're probably the second, I'd say still second to the Dodgers. I would say, one thing, you know, I don't want to bring up any negative, but one thing is they're going to have a hard time catching the Dodgers. So they're going to have to play that first playoff round as of right now. It'd be Atlanta. And that's probably a coin flip or close to it, you know, a three game series. So, you know, I mean, there's a lot of hurdles to go, but in terms of talent, you know, I mean, the garages came back from the mets, and they've done well without them, so you could put them at second, or you could put the Padres back. And I think those are two and three. One or the other. I'll say that for now, I'll give the Dodgers the number one spot. But in terms of head to head, the Padres have handled the braves and the mets in their place at their place. And I think for the Padres, I think the short term goal is to catch the braves so they can host that wild card because listen, 11 and a half, 12 games, that's a tough makeup in about a two month span. And that's saying it can't be done. But there is a lot of distance that you got to cover. And a lot of things have to go right. So, you know, you play good ball, you see where the chips fall there, but their goals should be to catch Atlanta, get that whole spot because I think the Padres match up very well with the braves. As we've seen in the early series. Now, the braves weren't swinging at bat as well as they are now, but certainly the Padres pitching is their strong suit in this whole thing. And let's not make mistakes. The teams that we just talked about. Now I agree with both of you. I still got the Dodgers as being the best team in Major League Baseball. But with this trade and keep in mind, the mets did make some trades and got a little bit better as well when vogelbach, they went and got their hands on Darren ruff. And a few other things just to kind of improve in a few spots on top of that, like you mentioned, de Grom coming back, but also listen, the braves went out and got a couple of pieces too. I really like that Iglesias pickup last second right before the trade deadline came to an end.

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

07:41 min | 2 weeks ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"Series, and they have done, you know, they're a baseball team that's been around for a little while, like they've done a great many things, right? And I don't know if this was even totally his choice, right? I mean, there was probably ownership pressure. There was almost certainly ownership pressure, right? Almost certainly ownership. So, but it's like a weird thing to know about a stranger that like when that guy goes, we're going to talk about this. I mean, who knows if we'll be around? But if we are, we're going to be like, remember when my religion wants out of this? So I was like, oh no, you can't have air Cosmo in there. You can't wear cosmere going up the works. And look, I don't know, Eric Hosmer, I know that he was kind of rude to, you know, one time. And he, you know, he seems like Eric Hosmer is obituary. Yeah, definitely. One time. It might be an obituary. But like, you know, it was like, again, we hope everyone lives along, and so like, I don't know if air Cosby and I would naturally get along, right? I don't know if we'd be pals. And again, I think he's not very good baseball player. But when I saw that air cod remember it was just like, I don't want to play in D.C.. I was like, that's like one of the most metal things I have ever seen a baseball player do that. I'm going to do this work. That shit rules. And of course, they were still going to get the deal done because you're a Cosmo was not the important part of that deal, right? And it sounds like they had, you know, they had the air Cosmo version of the trade, and then they had an alternate version of the trade, and all of these guys are repped by the same agency, so who could have thought that it would get out and that there would be all these people and that everybody would know all the stuff going on with this deal. Of course that's going to happen. They're all right by Boris. So, but it was, it was a really beautiful 20 minutes. It might have been my favorite 20 minutes of the entire deadline day when I was like, cause we're going to torpedo this. Brief moment where it was like. Eric Kasper. Favorite. Right, everyone was tweeting this is the most power that Eric Hosmer has had all here, right? And it's a tough spot for us. I felt for him. This was a no win situation for him. I mean, I know. It ended up being fine. It ended up being a going to live in Boston situation for him. I don't know if he views that as a win or not, but that's what it is. It's a bit like baseball player making $21 million this year. He's winning plenty. I know, but just from an interpersonal standpoint. Sure. He had the choice of potentially be the person who sinks a one Soto trade. At least it looked like there might be the potential for that to happen. And then how do you stay in San Diego? I mean, it's not his fault necessarily but he's the guy who prevents your team from getting one Soto and also he's just not that good at baseball. Not very good at me. That's not good, but also like, well, why would you want to leave San Diego to go to D.C. and play for a terrible team? I mean, yes, maybe you get something sweet and something tacked on the end of that deal, but like just all else being equal, you probably wouldn't want to do that. He's comfortable. It's a hassle to get traded. And especially to get traded to a terrible team. So I wouldn't have wanted to do that deal either for him. And then it ends up being Luke Voight when Hosmer says, no, no, thank you. So I wonder what Luke Voight is smoking about Eric Hosmer. Right now, because I don't want to speculate that he might have thought can I have varicose were killed. But like I wonder if he thought it for a minute. I'm very loose tonight, but I'm in a good mood. You know, sometimes we do these deadline reaction pods and you can hear my ass dragon across the floor, but not tonight. I know, what are you on? AJ preller uppers here. This was impressive. I feel like that might go back to him and I'll get in trouble. I will expect to read about what you were on, but I'm impressed by just I'm drinking water and I have had three sips of a beer, so I'm doing this one. Okay, well, I hope you don't crash in the middle of this episode, although that's a distinct possibility. But yeah, that's a tough spot for Hasbro to be in. And ultimately, he ends up going to the Red Sox and the Patriots basically eat his whole deal. It sounds like. So that's the resolution of that saga, but that was quite a wild little interview there. So Patrick get one to one as a San Diego padre. That's amazing. It's gonna be in there, jerseys. He's gonna be in the city connects. It is. Everyone under the sun has said this, but there has never been a trait like this. There's never been a player like one Soto traded. Nope, mid season, a player as young as good as established as one Soto just has never happened and understandably so because if you have one so generally you want to keep one photo. So this is a singular trade and I mean now you're looking at Tati's coming back soon. You're going to have Tati's many Machado and one Soto. Oh, and they got your spell. And they got Josh bell. That's the other thing. Josh bell has had a fantastic season. He is not hitting as many grounders. It seems like as the grandpa rate goes, so Josh bell goes. So he is like a one 40 WRC plus this year. He's hitting fewer balls into the ground. So that's like, you would think that this package could have been had for Soto alone, but it got bell two. Well, because they originally were like really excited about one Eric Hosmer. Yeah. Apparently, so to get Soto and have him now for two and a half years, right? And also have the inside track at signing him to an extension if you want to do that. You already have tatis and Machado locked up long-term. So I mean, you could think of a more exciting offensive core than that. And then you've got musgrove sign too, like the Padres at least for the next few years here until some of these contracts start expiring and guys potentially start moving on. They are set up. I mean, they're not going to catch the Dodgers barring some incredible collapse in Los Angeles. But just from today on and with tatis coming back soon, you do not want to face the San Diego Padres. They're roster when tatis comes back, assuming he is at full strength, which I guess is not a given, but if you have him, you have Soto, you have Machado like this team is stacked. You do not want to face this team. In a playoff series, there are not many baseball teams better than this. And you can look ahead to next year too, because Soto is there for next year and you're beyond that. Josh hayter is there for next year. Musgrove now who was an impending free agent is now not. You have basically an entire rotation locked up there for at least the next couple of years. I mean, this team is like entirely imported, right? Because preller has just turned over the roster and the entire farm system repeatedly. So you look at their depth chart on roster resource and it's just trade, trade, trade, trade trade, free agent, purchase, trade, trade, trade, trade, like the only homegrown Kaiser, is there anyone like maybe a couple of pitchers not even important pictures? Maybe were people who were signed as amateur free agents or draftees here, but like every prominent player on this team is someone that imported

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

07:00 min | 2 weeks ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Out there who represented upgrades. And there's an extra wild card spot this year that every team can go for. And I wonder if this actually does put into context a little more some of the teams that tried to sell when they were in those middling positions. Like the fact that there were teams Tampa Bay didn't do a whole lot to upgrade, for example, could Baltimore potentially have gone and caught them instead, Baltimore goes to trade stream and Jorge Lopez. And you wonder long-term if that's a better thing, but short term was it a missed opportunity because JD Martinez didn't go Wilson Contreras didn't go Ian happ didn't go Nathan of Aldi didn't go Martin Perez didn't go map more didn't go. There's a number of guys that missing at this point, but point is a lot of guys who could and maybe should have gone Carlos rodan, who was probably the best player out there at the end, did not go and it made for a bit of an anticlimactic deadline, I think. So did the cubs overplay their hand with Contreras because we heard about him for weeks and weeks and weeks and the pushback I was getting from other teams that we thought were like, there was so much talk about the mets, for example, being interested in Contreras. And what I was getting back the whole time was eh, right. That they had more interest in having strong defensive catching. Yes. And not trying to incorporate somebody. I got the same thing from Cleveland, actually. Right. The idea of incorporating Contreras with a new pitching staff in the last two months, a lot of teams looked at that as something that they weren't interested in doing. So did the cubs over play it. It's interesting. I'm not trying to avoid the question. What I think is interesting here is the perception of Wilson Contreras among fans versus the perception of him inside the industry. I think if you were expecting to get a massive return for Wilson Contreras, then yes, you overplayed it. But I don't know that the cubs were expecting a massive return. Now you talk with executives with whom they were speaking about this and they kept saying the price is too high. The price is too high. The price is too high. But maybe the price among those teams is so low. And where this portends poorly, I think, is for Wilson Contreras is free agency. Now, all it takes is one team, but if the general opinion out there among teams that we're looking to acquire players is that a guy who's got an OPS over 800 and who plays Catherine who's been pretty durable throughout his career and who hits the ball extremely hard isn't someone you want to get before a playoff run, then are you going to sign him to a big long-term deal? Strange, and Eduardo Perez said, you know, from the player dynamic. Those two guys were hugging and crying, leaving the cubs, and now they're back on the cubs. He said, they probably checked out emotionally anyway. And now they're back on the team. That's a weird dynamic. That is going to be a weird dynamic. And then going forward, if you're a Contreras, as you said, Jeff, now you're wondering about your free agency and how the cubs are going to handle that because you would assume there's a chance you're going to get a qualifying offer and that might impact the offers that he gets moving forward. So yeah, that'll be worth watching. I think that this year we can say the national league was more aggressive than the American League generally speaking. I mean, Timmy go ahead, please. Well, the Padres obviously were the big winners. The Dodgers didn't have to do much. The mets got better with some smaller moves, but Michael givens added to that bullpen and Jacob de Grom starting tonight. It's like they added him also. The braves did some really good things. We mentioned how much better the Phillies have gotten. And even though the brewers traded Josh hader, it wasn't an enormous step backwards by any means. They're still right there. The point is, the aggressiveness of the national league leaves us with the Phillies. Mets and the braves who are really good. We've got the Dodgers who are great. The Padres are demonstrably better. And the brewers are still a very difficult out. If they make the playoffs with those three starters and at least Devin Williams at the end. Even the Cardinals going in at the end and getting to left handers in Jose Quintana and Jordan Montgomery, they, you know, I don't think the Cardinals deadline is necessarily disappointing, but when you're in the WAN Soto sweepstakes and when you need starting pitching and you get a couple of guys who are sort of in that middle tier of starting pitching and you don't get one Soto, it was almost set up to fail for the Cardinals if they didn't go out and get a guy like Carlos rodon and it turns out nobody got Carlos. That's what they did last year. Remember we got John Lester. You know, as we talked about on the show, maybe a proportional response to what you're dealing with within the division. Some of the other executives told me that they thought that the Cardinals, there was no chance that they would pull the trigger on a massive one soda deal because they're feeling was is that jam is alock. That's not really his style. And the second thing was, there's not a lot of pressure on them in the national league central. No. And you know what, Milwaukee, Milwaukee was talking about some potential deals that could have put pressure on them. They were talking about moving some of the pieces that they got in the Josh hayter deal, potentially going out and getting center Fielder. They were discussions there. Nothing came to fruit ish, and though, and right now, the brews are a team that are relying on Brandon Woodruff, Corbin burns, Freddy Peralta coming back, Aaron ashby, and Eric Lauer, and hoping that their bullpen is effective, and that they can hit enough. And that's been their recipe for how many years now. They're coming up on three plus years of doing this and doing it well and knowing that Craig counsel is one of the best managers in baseball and he's going to be able to leverage those relievers into the spots where they can be most successful. So during the course of the trade deadline show, Xander bogarts was speaking with reporters and basically said in so many words, we don't know what the plan is. You trade Christian basques. Yesterday, today they added Eric Hosmer, Jeff, you reported that the Padres are eating all of Eric Hosmer's money. So the Red Sox actually get an upgrade at first base, but they just traded their catcher. They trade for Tommy Pham, folks I talked to in the organization today aren't sure exactly what they're going to do with him. What do you make of what the Red Sox did? Well, I'm as confused as Xander bogarts is about what the Red Sox did. You're either your buyers or your sellers, you really can't be both. Let's say they had kept Vasquez and you upgraded at first base at least offensively with Hosmer and you added Tommy Pham. Now at least you say, all right, they're going to try to win that last wild card, but trading Vasquez and they really don't have a second catcher.

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

06:35 min | 2 weeks ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"For USA Today and bob, you know how it goes this time of year. Trade deadline. Everyone wants to know about particular players, particular teams. So let's go rapid fire today, okay? Sounds good, buster. All right, what do we know about Shohei Ohtani, who is emerged into the trade market with just a few days to go. Hey, zero chance he gets traded. I'll be the shocker of all shocks. So now he's not going anywhere. I think they're just listening so that if they do have to move in this winter, he was not interested in setting a long-term contract. At least you know, who is interested in what teams are willing to offer. But that's it. I'll tell you what. If they traded a human, they have to give money back to all the sponsors or everything else. And this guy's making money for the club. Yeah, and I agree with you. I don't think he's going to be traded. I think this is a case of Perry manasse in their general manager listening. I would say that one team that could check a lot of boxes and making a trade for Otani, the Saint Louis Cardinals, because we know that when we talked about the potential of them being involved in the Juan Soto conversation, the feeling is, okay, well, soda would upgrade the offense. You still have a need for number one starting pitcher. Ohtani would feel both needs. So if you're John mozzarella, should you go in there and try to go in big? Sure, you can. Soto markets or Castillo market. But yeah, I don't think the angels are serious whatsoever. Just listening. And this guy, buster, he makes 20, $25 million a year for the angels. So are they really going to cut a check to all the sponsors? Okay, here's your money back. It would cost a lot of money just to trade them. So during the winter, perhaps that's probably not now. All right, Juan soda, what do we know? About 14 is being real aggressive on them. San Diego Padres, they're the favorites. It doesn't stay put. Seattle Mariners are right there. Saint Louis Cardinals. As you mentioned, rose Alec is in there in the Dodgers. And a dog just really don't need them. But they're involved. Their priority is to get Luis Castillo, but those four teams are going to be the most aggressive. Yeah, so what I was hearing yesterday from teams was they consider the Padres to be the favorite. What your sense? Yeah, I agree with that. And they jumped out right away and called and I'm not sure where the Mackenzie gore injury, how much that hurts. As far as getting a deal done for a soda. But yeah. In Seattle has urgency too. I mean, I mean the playoffs is 2001. If they don't make the playoffs, I think there's going to be some heads rolling up there. St. Louis, it definitely needed a starter. And so I think the work is still a soda. But they're involved. I agree. I think padre is particularly with AJ proller. He's more aggressive than anybody. They do have two, $300 million players on the roster. I don't think they're designing them long term. But at least you'd have them for a couple of years, then go ahead and flip them in two years from now. What do you hear on Luis Castillo? Because I hear he's going to get moved. Yeah. I mean, the court of the market, that guy, there was nobody close. Montas with his injuries and everything else. And he could just deal for next year or two. So I think it comes down to the Yankees and Dodgers. I don't rule out St. Louis, I don't rule out the final Blue Jays. Yankees and Dodgers, Yankees, been sobbing over this guy for years. So he's really the perfect fit. What do we know about the Baltimore Orioles who one of the teams at the tipping point on whether or not to buy or sell? And if they did decide to sell, they would have some interesting players. They would, I hope they don't, you know, you should reward those players from training where they have in playing good baseball being around 500. So if I'm the or else I don't move a guy, unless I get a nice return back, don't just do it for a French prospect. It's not fair to guys in that Clubhouse. And singing or anything else. They got a little careful here without completely destroying them around. You've touched on the Dodgers in the Castillo conversation. Also feels like that they're going to be aggressive in the bullpen market, especially with some uncertainty around Blake trying in. Yeah, absolutely. And Kimberly has been good, but not great. About three weeks ago or someone could brewers to talk to teams, they want to listen on Josh hayter method the movement, but listen thinking they can still win without them and getting our pieces back. So that would be a guy. I'd have to pursue the movement. Yeah, I agree. And they need some bullpen help for sure. So late any help. Okay, two interesting teams, again, at the tipping point on whether to buy or sell Red Sox, San Francisco Giants. What do you got on those two teams? Giants, of course, if they decided to sell Carlos rodon, you have Jack Peterson. Yeah, two good pieces of move. I mean, rodan, you're probably a little Larry just because he's had some poor second half. He's not pitching his will now, as he was in the season. He's one $25 million in two years, but he can walk out of it for one year. It's just what he does. I think Jack Peterson just what he did for Atlanta would be a good fit for a number of teams. So yeah, they're kind of a no man's land there as far as what to do. Boston, I can see them. Okay, well, hang in a burger. We'll hang in the divers. Jenny Martinez. Those are some great bits for teams. Yeah, Carlos rodon, I kind of wonder, if in fact the Giants decided to become sellers, maybe he's the guy that the Cardinals land for their rotation. They're going to get somebody. I don't know if it's going to be montas. I don't think it's going to be Castillo because the division dynamic and the reds are not going to want to deliver him to division rival and watch him pitch for the next two years. Rodan would be a rental for the Cardinals. He would be you had solar mainly too much Cincinnati. So he could be a fallback option. But yeah, I just think there's such a drop off Patrick Castillo. I do believe that the resident trade him a division just in a sense where, you know, how many times you're going to face them anyway, and it's not like the reds are going to contend next year. They pay a price. I think they did movement in St. Louis.

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

08:16 min | Last month

"josh hayter" Discussed on The Lead

"A deserving member of that race again. So how is it even possible for the angels to have two of the top two MVP contenders in Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout and still be more than ten games under 500 on the season? Yeah, it's a hard thing to do and we find ourselves asking it every single year I think there are a lot of ways to answer that question. It could simply be that they've had a real lack of development from within, it could be that the Frazier contracts they've signed have been bad ones. This year, the fall guy for all this, I suppose, was Joe Maddon, who got fired at the tail end of a really rough losing streak in the start of June. And the manager being fired isn't going to fix everything and it hasn't fixed everything. Once looked like a pretty good race in the ALS has turned into another runaway for the Astros, and they didn't spend big on starting pitchers, which is something that the baseball world begs them to do every single off season. And again, they're starting pitching after a brief dalliance with greatness in April and early May is looking like the angels starting rotation that we've come to expect. So it's not to say they can't make it interesting whatsoever in the second half, but they've had so much go wrong so quickly here in June and July that it doesn't look like it's going to be a serious race once again. There was so much hope and then it just all crashed. We had those two months. It was something. Well, let's now go over to the national league. And let's start out in the west. Where once again, the Dodgers are dominating with the best record in the NL. What's been the formula so far this year for LA? Generally, it's just having the best players in the universe, like they have a lot of those guys. And it's a great recipe and they continue to develop new guys to sort of step into unoccupied roles now. Their best player so far this season has been Tony Gosling, who was relegated to kind of a swingman role, maybe 5th starter, and right now he's, I want to miss somebody, but he's probably the Cy Young FrontRunner. At this point for the national league, he has got a one 6 two ERA through 16 starts, 11 a no, if you're someone who likes to win loss record. And so they're figuring out a way to make it work without some of their better guys because you look at their lineup right now and maximum is still has a batting average that starts with one, which is a guy who before an elbow injury last year. He's a guy who could contend for the MVP. They're still trotting Cody Bellinger out there. He hasn't been really good. Justin Turner had a pretty rough first half all around. And so they are not clicking on all cylinders and yet they still sit where they sit currently almost 30 games. It's over 500. So they're in good shape, but I wouldn't be surprised if they do try to make some moves at the deadline just to short some things up. Craig Kimball hasn't been real good out of the bullpen. But a lot of their improvement in the second half probably will come from guys who are historically good becoming good again. So I don't know that they need to do that much of the trade deadline. They probably will though because it's when now every single year over there. Despite the great win loss record, as you mentioned, it's kind of been a turbulent first half for LA in some ways with the big names who have been struggling and some big names who have gotten injured, including walker Bueller and Chris Taylor. So taking all of that into account, where do you rank them as a contender? I still think they have to be top two top three. I mean, you can throw the Yankees in there, but if you're telling me straight up, I can have the Dodgers out of the national league or I can have the braves or the mets to say. I would take them every single time. They still have incredible talent. Freddie Freeman is great. He's a proven playoff player. Mookie betts is great. If it's a healthy Dodgers team, I'm counting on max Muncie Justin Turner to figure things out in the second half. I still think this is a team to beat, even though they are not the reigning champions, the braves hold that distinction. I still think this team can do things that no other team in the national league can do. And we'll completely give the Yankees a run for their money and are better in some areas too. And so if they do something big of the deadline, it'll only improve a team that should be great already. You know, I'm a mets fan, producer Matt sabre's fan. So you just threw out some fighting words, by the way. I come from a background as a tigers fan. I can't really fight right now. There's not a whole lot going on here. All right, well, the essential has been the weakest division in the national league in terms of wind totals for the top teams. But it also has the FrontRunner for MVP. So can you tell us about the season Paul Goldschmidt has been having for a second place St. Louis? Yeah, Goldschmidt, a guy who, I think many expected to be on the downswing of his career the last couple of years. But this year, what he's doing is he is managing to hit for average and for power. Goldschmidt hits it out to left and this will do it. And he does it in gray style. Goldie, the walk off Grand Slam. The great base letter and he's a great defender over at first base. So he's doing everything. He's got a three 40 batting average for 24 on base percentage lays all of baseball and Goldschmidt has led a team that doesn't have the depth of starting pitching that they would like or they're used to Adam Wainwright has been good, but the rest of the rotation at many times has been pretty shaky. And so you wonder if they're going to go add some help there. But if goldsmith continues to hit the way, he is heading now and if Arenado keeps things up where he is a great defender at third base and a really solid hitter. This team could go a long way and this is a team that surprised everybody by going on a huge run last September to get back into the playoff picture. Well, the team that Goldschmidt and the cardinals are chasing in the NL central is the Milwaukee Brewers who have the worst run differential of any division leader in a pretty narrow division lead over St. Louis. So what's the key for the brewers as they try to hold off the Cardinals? For the brewers, I think the key is going to continue to be where do you find offense from this is a team that kind of walked its way out of the playoffs last year because they couldn't hit the braves, right? They had an opportunity to take down the braves and couldn't get enough offense going and this is a rotation that is, if not the best in the game right up there, Corbin burns, Brandon Woodruff lead that. Locked him up with a curve ball. Ten strikeouts for Corbin burns. 7 scoreless. For the breweries. And they have a bullpen in Devin Williams and Josh hayter that you don't want to get to those guys in the 8th and 9th innings. Trying to save his 14th consecutive game. Two two to Riley. A swing on a miss. He struck him out. Ball game over. But they still have an offense that is probably full of guys who look at as more of a leak average type or a slightly above league average. They don't really have that big bad. They found some diamonds in the rough a little bit with Mike brasso with rowdy teles, William damas having another pretty solid year, but there is no star hitter on this team right now. You may have former star hitters, Christian Yelich and mccutcheon. So it's a team that can definitely scare you, could certainly stay in first place the rest of the way. But it's going to be on the back of their pitching. And I think they need to take strides to add to their lineup because it's not a lineup that scares anyone right now. All right, well, the last division left happens to be arguably the most intriguing division race, and that is the NL east. It's the mets and the braves who have the fourth and 5th best records in baseball as of this recording. They're in the middle of a big three game series right now, but even after this, they still have 12 head to head games left. Is there an X Factor for you Stephen and deciding this division and if so, what is it? I think the low hanging fruit might be the right one here. I think the mets starting rotation is probably The X Factor here. Both teams have lineups that taught to bottom pretty solid. They found different types of hitters. They've got some speed. They've got power certainly. But I think we know the mets rotation. We know how strong they are at full strength. Who are we going to have come October, right? Who are we going to have in September? And the rest of those 12 had to have meetings that you mentioned. At full strength, that met starting rotation is up there with the best in the game. And they have had some major injury problems with the gram of course, has not picked up a ball in major league mound yet this year. Scherzer is currently is coming back and he's capable of throwing a no hitter when he goes out there, right? But are they going to be there come the end of the season is a much bigger question for their hopes of taking the division from the braves who really stormed back at it was almost this time last year. It was the end of July when the braves really started to make their run, so that's where my X Factor is. If it's a full strength mets starting rotation, I think they're going to be in really good shape since they added Chris Bassett. They have cookie Carrasco, they have time on walker. Tyler McGill, if he's backed by then. So they're in really good shape, I think, if they

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

06:27 min | 2 months ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"By playboys were those of Tom McCarthy and Scott franske, the Phillies win the game, beating Josh hayter, which is pretty tough to do. You Darvish in the Padres shut out the match 7, nothing, but this was the moment in this game that might have the most lasting impact. It's tied up and that ball hit him, and he's I think he swung as he all right. I believe he swung lady's mother going to say he did not swing first base up by malachi Moore. And now the question is, is Pete okay? I mean, bob Melvin says there's a full swing and tart to argue with him. He definitely looked like he went around, but that ball got him on the right hand or wrist. He's been hit way too often already this year. How many hit by pitches now for this team? Well, that'll be 38 for the team and 7 for Pete and he's coming out of the game. Yeah, I was Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez. So I was hit on the right hand by 96 mph you Darvish sinker, the initial x-rays came back negative for a fracture, but he's going to need more imaging later today. Starling Marte also came out of the mets loss with left quad tightness, buck, showalter, told reporters after the game, hopefully we get lucky with both of them, we'll see. Taylor, what else you got? Buster real quick before we move on. There's a new 30 for 30 out there. You can stream it on ESPN+. It is called the greatest mixtape ever about the street ball, era, the and one era if you remember that in the 90s and the early 2000s, you can check that out again, on ESPN+. And there is a companion 30 for 30 podcast titled a street ball mixtape, listen to that wherever you get your pods. Also, the low post Zach Lowe talking to Jeff van Gundy about game two of the NBA Finals and looking ahead to tonight's game three in Boston. So talking to Tim McMahon about the drama in Utah with them firing their head coach. And Brian windhorst. He's got a new pot out too. Hoop collective, Tim McMahon is there too, along with Tim Bond temps, their preview and game three of the NBA Finals, including how Klay Thompson is attempting to get himself going, the new battle cry for Boston if draymond green has put himself in a precarious position with the officials, including Scott foster plus a new head coach in Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook's future with the Lakers and more on quin Snyder officially stepping down in Utah. Again, that's the hoop collective and the low post for all your NBA Finals coverage. Go check those shows out wherever you listen to podcasts. Bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for a Wednesday, Richard Kelsey at that Chester kid is up first. Don't know what was more shocking, Madden getting fired or Marcus semien going 7 for 8 with four runs scored three home runs, three RBIs and two stolen bases. Definitely madam but wow, what a night for send me and my fantasy team thanks him big time. No, I think it was definitely Simeon given how he had been performing so far this year. A breakout for him. I mentioned when we were talking with Dave, I don't think this was a surprise about Joe. Frank at F bond fig 7 rates in light of what Madden said the way the game is trending. What do managers provide that front offices and Clubhouse leaders can't already provide? Do you see a future that involves more player managers like am I softball leagues? Yeah, and this is a reference to what Joe Maddon told Ken Rosenthal in an interview right after he got fired. No, I don't think they're going to be player managers because they think the job is too hard. It's too involved. The comparison I've made is major league managers these days are like White House spokespeople. Like you just don't have enough time in the day. You know, with all the media obligations that they have to deal with, I do think that generally speaking, the pendulum swinging back toward experience managers because the success of guys like buck showalter and bob Melvin, but it just felt like an oil and water situation out in Anaheim. Next up we have Josh Schmidt at chivalry undead rates in the angels are an organization of patients keeping guys in the Clubhouse for careers, EG salmon, weaver, writing search for years, cutting with pool host last year, and now firing Madden is this a sign of new organizational style or moves of desperation. Well, we'll see. You know, the common denominator with all this is already Moreno their owner who can be very impetuous and he really needs to hire people that he trusts and as far as I've heard Perry menacing fits that description at this point, but he just needs to let him do his job because whenever I already jumps in or a lot of times when already jumps in, problems arise like when he went out and the span of about 48 hours made a deal with our pools. Up next, Corey childs at M Corey child's rights in Mike Trout make a mistake being locked up by the angels or will things turn around one day. I don't think you make a mistake signing a $430 million contract. I do wonder if trout gets into his mid 30s and the angels continue to struggle to get to the postseason if at some point he might go to the angels say, hey, it's not working out and I really want to be on the big stage. Mister jakey writes in, listening to Howard Brian talk about Ricky, he mentioned that Ricky would never retired. I'm pretty sure Barry Bonds didn't either. Any other Hall of Famers who never officially retired from baseball? Yeah, and just to follow up. Barry Bonds didn't retire because if you look at his statistics, how good of a hitter he was the end of his career, he had an absolute right to believe that he was blackballed, right? And the sport basically didn't want him in the game. And so teams weren't willing to extend themselves, I think for Barry, it was to make a point, I don't know off the top of my head, any other player didn't retire, though. Nicholas rust at Nick rust 17 rates and how about some love for Luis a rise leading the world and batting average on base percentage, he's a bonafide Tony Gwynn two. Wow, they're Nicholas. Yeah, I was gonna say, you know, Louis arises terrific, but I covered Tony Gwynn. He not close to being compared to him. And I'm totally biased because I love Tony and Tony did what he did for a lot of years. Last one for today, a meal car, solozano, a traits and at ash solo 26..

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

05:47 min | 2 months ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Right, Carl. I look forward to that conversation with Pete Alonso on Sunday. Me too. Jumping into the numbers. This is himbo knows on baseball tonight. MO of course is Paul and bikinis and research at ESPN who is a honcho on the show, get up and himbo, you know, every year you make really crazy picks. You had Albert Cole's hitting what? 80 home runs this year or something like that. I picked Dylan cease to win the American League Cy Young award. I'm feeling pretty smart about that. And you should buster. Despite the fact that his run prevention isn't quite there, I'm going to give you one number that I think you'll really like that's illustrative of sort of the dominant picture that he has become. But I'm going to take you back a few years to get there first because there are any number of reasons why peak Pedro Martinez was the best pitcher I ever saw. But the number one reason for my money at least was the difference in velocity between that overpowering fastball and his off speed mix. Enter Dylan cease and buster, you tweeted about this a few weeks ago. Right now, there is an 18 and a half mile per hour difference between its fastball and its change up. That is the largest gap of its kind by nearly 3 mph in baseball this season. He ranks 7th in average fastball velo, and dead last, 52nd among 52 qualified pitchers an average change up. That obviously has just made him un hittable. He's on pace to have the highest strikeout rate in his league for the second straight season. Like I said, I think the run prevention will come around and the Cy Young award. I think it's well within his graph. Yeah, I think casual baseball fans are going to get to know his name. Sometime this year or next year, but he is right on the cusp of being a superstar. All right. Dylan sis is one of the main candidates American League signing award. There's no doubt that the FrontRunner in my opinion right now for American legend MVP would be Aaron judge. He bet on himself big turning down the 213 and a half $1 million offer from the New York Yankees. People around baseball thought he was crazy. He's going to go into free agency in the fall and already. A lot of people are wondering who is going to be in position to take a run at him as a free agent. Yeah, so buster, I have taken the role of odds maker here, and I have identified the top three teams in the Aaron judge sweepstakes based on a variety of factors. I'm still going to put the Yankees as the odds on favorite to land him because they have exclusive negotiating rights until the day that he hits free agency. He knows he can hit there. He knows the fan base adores him there and he knows the impact that being a Yankee will have on his legacy. And so because he's a Yankee to me, they still have to be first. Number two on my list is the giant. I would describe the Giants buster as a behemoth lying in wait for Aaron judge. They have only $413 million on the books in the future. The only teams with less money are Oakland, Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Pittsburgh, foster Buster Posey, obviously the retirement there means they don't really have a face of the franchise right now. And he has that massive power to overcome their pitcher friendly ballpark. That makes perfect sense to me. And the third team buster that I'll give you the Chicago Cubs. Now, we know they like to play for. But Aaron judge, I think, would accelerate their rebuild and really supercharge that fan base. They rank 22nd in future payroll allocation, which sort of renders them another big market team with financial flexibility. I say Yankees, giants, and cubs, and that order, buster only, what say you? Yeah, I used to surprise me. I thought you were going to drop the mets in there at some point. I just don't, and believe me, that is a big conversation here on New York talk radio, here where I live. And I'm like, I just don't, I think the mets have other needs. They have other priorities. And here's the other thing too, and one reason why I don't think he's going to wind it back with the Yankees. I think your list is perfectly reasonable. I wonder if internally the conversation within the Yankees organization is like, look, we gave a great offered Aaron judge relative to what other players at that age have been offered. He said no, which is totally his right. You know what? The guy that maybe we should have our eyes on moving forward is Juan Soto. Save your ammunition financially for Juan Soto. Does that make sense? It tells us, especially because Aaron judge does it profile as the kind of player, frankly, who is likely to age, especially well. And Brian cashman is a smart guy. He's not going to pay Aaron judge for value that he has generated. He's going to be paying for future value and given the fact that there's never been a player in history. And that big, especially play the outfield, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they don't move out their Mark. Who's the lethal weapon in baseball? Buster the most lethal weapon in baseball is the left arm of Josh hayter. I'm going to give you some numbers that I astonished me this morning and I hope they'll have the same impact on our audience. He's converted 30 straight saves, which is the longest active streak of its kind. He has thrown 35 consecutive scoreless innings, which is the longest active street of that kind. Buster since he last allowed a run, which was July 28th of last year, the league is betting O 87 against him. Buster the league is ten for their last one 15. Against Josh hader and 8 of those ten are singles. And those 37 appearances, the brewers are 34 and three. To be exceedingly clear, hater impacts winning as much as any player in the sport. The number I'll use to quantify that is by using wind probability added. WPA quantifies the percent change in a team's chances of winning from one event to the next..

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Peralta dominates for 7 innings, Brewers 2-hit Braves 1-0

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 3 months ago

Peralta dominates for 7 innings, Brewers 2-hit Braves 1-0

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

06:45 min | 10 months ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"One of the Dodgers saying, we're not the same team we were offensively last year. So this will be a great series. This thing is so far from being over. The Dodgers pitching is still so good. Walker Bueller and game three had bet the house on that guy. But Atlanta's pitching is very, very good. Now, he said that that Dodger said that to you before max months, he got hurt, right? Because that's the absence. That's a player that you feel during this series so far. If you like, boy, you throw a max muncy with the quality of his at bats into this situation and it's just gonna feel very different. Yeah, the same guy told me buster that max muncy has been our best offensive player, quote, by a lot this year. That's how good max muncy has been. You take out middle of the order hitter 35 Homer guy and just as important guy who sets the tone. This is how we play here. We wait, we wait to hit a pitch. We don't chase. That's who max muncy is. And they're missing him terribly. There's no way around that. I've told you the story about going up to Bruce bochy during the World Series in 2014 and saying, hey, boat, I'm trying to keep track. Are you a complete idiot today? Are you a genius? 'cause I feel like that's always the nature of how managers are viewed in the postseason if it works out. They're a genius. If it doesn't work out there and they are complete idiot, that's what I felt like, you know, in the aftermath of the scrutiny, the Dave Roberts is getting for bring in Julio Harris last night, he was brought in in the 8th inning to face a series of left handed hitters. It didn't work out. The braves went up scoring some runs. Dave was asked to explain his decisions after the game. And I, Tim, I kind of feel like this is just a domino from how the Dodgers got to this moment. Basically throwing the kitchen sink a game 5 to get past the Giants in the division series again having to go to the kitchen sink in game one having another bullpen game. Eventually that's going to catch up with you and you're going to have to reach for solutions and not everything is going to work out and on top of that, as you mentioned with the offense, it's just no margin for error. Yeah, Berkshire Waller taught me a long time ago buster. Just because what you do doesn't work out doesn't mean it was the wrong move. And just because something does work out, doesn't mean it was the right move, okay? Look, I wasn't even surprised when Maria came in the game last night because the Dodgers started Cory conable in back to back games. All the rules have changed for all the teams in the postseason. Even the Dodgers, even with their depth of pitching, this is what they do. Look, they brought a Rhea in part so they could get Ozzy albies to bat right handed and he ended up getting a bloop single to right field. Arias is pitching in relief. He's been a starter. If anyone can handle something like this, it's him. It was his throw day. And Dave Roberts said he's still going to start on in game four. It's not a problem. And when matures are only throw 79 pitches, then the equation changes again. So it's not that it was a series of great moves by Dave Roberts, but to criticize him roundly for this. I'm just not seeing it because again, this is how postseason baseball works. Starters are relievers, levers or starters, and they're all interchangeable. How about Austin Riley in his emergence this year? You know, a guy who is confounded by breaking balls and now is one of the best players in the national league and certainly one of the best players this postseason. Yeah, he's been great. Kevin sites has done a great job with him. And Chipper Jones worked with him also. And they told me that chipper essentially told him coming into the season, look, you're really good, man. You don't even know it yet. Just trust your hands and don't panic in any situation. And that's what Austin Riley told us during the brewers brain series that whether he's in a slump, whether he's down in the count, whether he's going well or going poorly, don't panic. So he's able to just keep his hands back and trust what he's doing up there and man is he hit the ball hard of the postseason. And that braves brewer series. He was the best hitter on the field for either team in my mind from what I saw. And now he's had two enormous hits here in games one in game two of this series. As great as the braves have been recently, can you possibly explain Freddie Freeman in the first two games this series? Strikeouts and 7 straight plate appearances? Yeah, buster. This is why I say this all the time. But this is why baseball is so great. The last time I saw Freddie Freeman, he had a home run off of Josh hayter to end that series. And then he strikes out 7 straight 7 consecutive plate appearances in the postseason. The only guy who's done 8 is David justice in 2001. Freddy Freeman is as good a hitter as there is in the game today, and you can say that for the last almost ten years. But only in this sport, can you be the best hitter and strike out 7 times in a row in the postseason to know? I can't explain the buzz rather than just say this is why baseball's so great. The best NBA jump shooter doesn't miss 20 straight three pointers. That's what striking out 7 times in a row in the postseasons like. And that's why baseball is so great is that the best players aren't always the best players. The way I saw some criticism on social media yesterday, he's got to stop trying to hit the ball the other way, and I'm like, oh, stop. Like my reaction to some of it is this is just a player, and you can see it and you know Freddie, like I know Freddie, he's in his own head right now, and eventually he'll break out of it. I'll never forget a conversation that had with him when he was in a slump in 2017. And once he got through it, I asked him, hey, what was the key to getting through? He said, I stopped being an idiot, and I just decided I'm not going to expand the strike zone. And he went back to his checkpoints and I would expect that's what's going to happen between now and game three. And before the Josh hater game, he told me and Ravi, he said, yeah, I stink. I just think right now. And then he gets a slider right here and doesn't miss it and they advance on one of the biggest homers in franchise history. So it's typical self deprecating Freddie Freeman that's eating them up, but he'll figure it out because Greg walker, one of his hitting coaches long time ago once told me most low maintenance great hitter I've ever seen. He.

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

06:23 min | 10 months ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"That frustrates me a little bit is as much as he struggled with the slider, he couldn't come close to hitting a high fastball this year. Then you've all got away from that. The two, the two big hits in these NLD S's Freddie Freeman homers off Josh hayters to me second best pitch, a slider. Cody Bellinger gets a hit off Duval to me second best pitch slider. Those two guys have ridiculously effective fastballs and those were not the pitches that they threw in those situations and it hurt them both. Yep, Gabe kapler said after the game that he was not going to second best second guess the pitch selection, but I agree with you. In fact, it was Doug and I were talking. Our guest was that he was going to come at him with a high fastball, a pitch he couldn't get to, but you could understand. I mean, just slider after slider after slider in this game against Cody and the Giants dominated him during the regular season. Max Scherzer, you know, I was joking during baseball tonight last night how they need to give MRIs to the other Dodgers after last night because how hard Max Scherzer was celebrating no starting pitcher is more suited to be a closer than max coming through with his first career save. Yeah, there is every reason in the world to love what Max Scherzer does on the field as a teammate as a competitor. There's no holes in any of that because when you mix Uber talent with such dedication to his craft, such intensity, it's such a win win. So his reactions is looking at Dave Roberts Hector in the season, Dave Roberts would joke when max comes in or comes out or soon after a game or even before a game, you know, everyone else is looking for high 5s, pets on the ass. Don't touch Max Scherzer. His body is Adrian Beltre's head. Do not touch me. Do not invade my airspace. I need this room and that's just an impossible thing to poke holes in. I love Max Scherzer and I love them on my team. How about Mookie bets, he's now 13 for 24, 5, 42 batting average in 6 elimination games since joining the Dodgers. And I was thinking about this last night, Carl that I mean, you and I have heard stories about how hard Mookie betts is on himself. There is a along with me in a great player. There is a deep insecurity there, and yet in big moments he always manages to find the center stage. Two things about Mookie last night, they clearly had a game plan against Logan Webb. You know, like, we're not going to we're not going to stretch the zone here. We're going to wait for him to throw one in the zone. His first at bat, epitomized the execution of the game plan perfectly. Bottom half of the ending Mookie betches in right field and there are some shots hit out there and he's involved defensively. Not necessarily web gen type plays, but really good plays. So to me, after one inning, Mookie betts is locked and loaded. We got him. He got a hit, and he made a defensive play. So any of those I'm beating beating the heck out of myself are gone. He knows at least to me and you know, just being an athlete or being a competitor, you realize like this, it's not going great today and I can feel it or wow. Okay. It's working. It's coming easily. It's free. He was free after one inning last night. And saw the ball differently than 8 other Dodgers that came to the plate behind him. He was the only guy that did that against Logan web who again makes you feel like on the short list of Cy Young candidates going into next season, Logan webs on the list. Mookie betts felt great. And I love the fact that you could tell what his plan was and that first at bat. He finally got a pitch to hit and he drilled it in a left field. So Kevin cash spent the entire off season being second guess for that decision he made in the last game of last year's World Series pulling Blake Snell. I think that the second guessing of Dave Roberts may have followed him all the way into retirement, Carl, if they had lost that game last night because of the decision that was announced by the Dodgers hours before last night's game, Dave Roberts calling, Gabe kapler, hours before the game and letting him know, hey, we're not starting. We're starting Corey knabel as an opener. And they also plan to follow him with Bruce Dar gradual. Man, if this hadn't worked out, Carl for a defending champion, let's say if the Giants escort two three runs early, oh my God, the reaction would have been on social media. People would have lost their minds, so it's important in this moment to say, you know what? The analytics, the plan, the gambit that they played yesterday, it all worked out. Yeah, emphasis on worked out. You know, we started this conversation about Mike schilt and analytics. I you can not manage based on the result of how social media is going to treat you. In fact, I would strongly encourage everybody not to do anything based on how you think social media is going to treat you. That decision was not made in a vacuum in Dave Roberts shower before he went to the ballpark. That was a that was a consensus and a collaboration between everybody on that team and certainly in that organization at the top levels. Social media V dammed, Dave Roberts is going to go talk to Andrew Friedman and everyone else in the front office. And they're going to come together today if they had lost and said, well, we screwed that up. That didn't work. And look, there were some balls hammered in that first inning. One of them was going to be a home run in many ballparks. So I think to say it worked out is different than saying it worked. It worked out, they won the game. And by the way, they had history with that, too. This was not.

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Tellez HR, throw spark Brewers over Braves 2-1 in Game 1

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 11 months ago

Tellez HR, throw spark Brewers over Braves 2-1 in Game 1

"First baseman routed to less made an impact on offense and defense helping the brewers to a two to one win over the Braves to less broke about tense pitcher's duel by lifting a two run Homer off Braves starter Charlie Morton in the bottom of the seventh inning it snapped the scoreless game to let is also help stave off a Braves first inning threat started a rare first base to home plate double play it helped also to Braves rally with runners at the corners and nine out brief scored their lone run in the eighth on Jack Pearson's home run had something going in the nineties but brewer closer Josh Hayter stranded the tying run a third check Freeman Milwaukee

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Brewers Knock Giants From Top Spot in NL, Win Fourth in Row

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Brewers Knock Giants From Top Spot in NL, Win Fourth in Row

"The brewers have won four in a row and taking the first three games of the series as they beat the giants five to two Lorenzo Cain was two for three with a home run and three RBIs in this series is four for eight with two homers and five runs driven in the brewers bullpen pitched seven innings giving up five hits and two runs Josh Hayter struck out the side in the ninth to get his twenty ninth save meanwhile the giants have lost four straight and now trailed the Dodgers by half a game in the National League west Riley Aung San Francisco

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Brewers Rally Late, Knock Off Cardinals 6–4 in 10 Innings

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00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Brewers Rally Late, Knock Off Cardinals 6–4 in 10 Innings

"I was Garcia second home run of the night ties the game at three three in the ninth inning and the brewers the plate three runs in the tenth to down the cardinal six deport Busch Stadium Garcia now has twenty three home runs this season William Thomas also goes deep for the brewers who that lead the National League central division by night and a half games over Cincinnati in our twelve games better than St Louis the card got RBIs from Tyler o'neill Paul Goldschmidt large new bar and got your leader the winning pitcher in relief as Josh Hayter Alex Reyes took the loss David Williams picks up the say Mike Reeves St Louis

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Shaw, Lauer lead Brewers past Bauer, Dodgers 2-1

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00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Shaw, Lauer lead Brewers past Bauer, Dodgers 2-1

"The pitching matchup was a mismatch but was Eric Lauer and the bullpen that helped the brewers nail down a two to one win over the Dodgers Lauer pitched the first five scoreless innings and four relievers were good enough to outdueled reigning Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer Bauer had one blemish he gave up a fourth inning two run Homer to Travis Shaw in his complete game four hitter Shaw says the brewers knew it would be difficult to score on power it's tough to rack up a bunch of hits after it against a guy like that so when he makes a mistake you got to kind of capitalize on it the Dodgers have a couple of rally snuffed out including in the ninth the Dodgers scored against brewer closer Josh Hayter with then got Mookie Betts to fly out to right field to end the game with the potential tying run on first base Chuck Freeman Milwaukee

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

06:30 min | 2 years ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Type of information the analytics that were able to bring to him you know he grafts that quick and I just I feel like he's a command guy not an overpowering pitcher he's gonna have to use it all five of his pitches and you know command going to be the name of the game and and and they're still part of that game for for these type of guys where you don't need over power and stuff the way and so we're looking at jobs as a as a big target on rotation and you know he's gonna need to chew up in as many innings as possible for Steve as a as a relief pitcher I I know you love the idea of just putting last game behind you and moving on to the next one our last game was the wild card game last year and you had an extra four months on top of the off season to think about the three one lead that you had in the eighth inning and your best pitcher on the mound what has what was it like in the moment and the since you haven't had a game since then how much of you thought back to what just the fine line of where the nationals were you're losing that game and then going on to the World Series it could've been you that kind of thing yeah I could again I mean there there are a lot of games that we we look back upon not only that one you know it's a tough one there's no doubt about it we put ourselves in a position to to win the game we are about to die in the mountains and it didn't work out and that's what I love about Josh Hayter aims the whole time this offseason talked to on the whole time in spring training he's never brought that up once we've never talked about it once so to me it looks like it's been already forgotten got his mind he's ready to get back to work and take take the ball and big situations again and you know and that's what he lives for right now unfortunately you know it didn't match up really well for us dodging the hardball you know he's a highball pitcher fastball pitcher so the high ball fastball hitting you know you'd be able to to Clinton get that paycheck unfortunately far right fielder took a that balance from what I could see on the video and and they will be able to take take the lead on that but you know they did that through the whole post season it is that I run a different Dodgers they did it again for the Dodgers you know off of her shots and coming back and winning that game they did it to you know you can use those down yeah I mean it was just it was their year right I mean you look back at it and and and and that's what's so funny about this year I've talked to a few people about this is the Washington nationals were never had a chance to go to the World Series that they were playing a fifty game season because they were like seventeen and thirty two at that point and they would have never had and never made the playoffs so it's going to be a different year it's gonna be a crazy year I think anybody in this league from top to bottom if they get on a on a really good streak can get to the playoffs and law have a chance to win the World Series New York native Steve Kerr say against these the bullpen coach of the Milwaukee Brewers as they get ready for baseball and we all get ready for baseball starting next week yeah I've often wondered there's went one hater is rested and he's healthy and he's going in in your pre is probably going to throw two innings what does that look like in the bullpen when his ex yeah I mean it all depends on the situation when does have a lot of time he takes his time and he gets ready when he doesn't have a lot of time he still takes his time little side really cool calm collected he's got great routines he's got a great warm up I never let the situation get to home obviously but you know I'm actually picture relief pitcher two years in a row young and he is just one of those special talents that you get to watch on a daily basis you know obviously Mariano Rivera was with that type of guy K. Craig Kimbrel let me turn the guys who are are in that in that mantra so it's really nice to to watch him work and then the other thing I if you brought up earlier Corey can enable him coming back and and having his leadership in the past with a lot of young guys that we have I I think it's gonna be big for it so I'm I'm really excited about this year and I know its one of those things where everybody's gonna put an asterisk next to what happened but everybody's in the same boat everybody has the same challenges of getting ready for the season and now it's just a matter of who who grasp those challenges and and does the best with that yeah a list of ten years from now nobody's gonna remember either you know you look back and you don't remember nineteen eighty one with the Dodgers and the split season and all that stuff so down the road it's it's not gonna matter you know you mentioned the greatest reliever Mariano when there aren't many guys who can say they took over from Mariano Rivera but you did in two thousand two and and had a pretty good year with the Yankees do that's that's a pretty good state yeah for sure all the down the fort rice I mean Mariana went on the DL I believe it was hello for structuring time and not you know both those two things one when I went to New York that you know I love to step in and pick up the win well when we needed it you know send the mob had Mike Skaggs Mendoza myself and get the ball to Mariano with which of the great teams we had in the early two thousands you know that's what you play the game for you playing again so when you play the game for computation and you know that's what I love about our team our team you know for the position players to the pictures everybody's in it for each other everybody wants the women do their job and and it's really a lot of fun to be around a group like that Steve was looking back I thought marveling at some of those teams you play with the really in the middle of your career at your peak the Indians in ninety nine the Braves NO one and the Yankees are no to all three teams made the playoffs all three teams are chock full of hall of Famers too and you know and borderline hall of Famers and multiple time all stars yet between those three teams who won one playoff series which of those teams do you maybe have maybe the most regret about like that's the team.

"josh  hayter" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

07:34 min | 2 years ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Going to be especially with our relievers are stars are getting built up they were up to seventy five eighty pitches at that point had water to start laughing while relievers were you know doing that every third day that we got them to every other day we're about to move into the phase of doing an up down and back to back at the end of spring training which we never got to and I think that's going to be the trickiest thing with these expanded rosters I don't think many teams will use guys back to back early in the season because it's such a high stress level for these guys to do that you know and and the workload is going to be added and it's such a different pace this year you know we always talk about how baseball is a marathon not a sprint said that doesn't apply this year for us every game means every game means a lot I mean you go through a seven game stretch where you go what insects that might be your season depending what division you're and so you know I think there's a lot of planning I think there's gonna be a lot of strategy and my guy come to camp whether they were doing four or five obstinate eighty pitches the intensity level is not the same when you throw live BP against high school guys are thrown into a bad for doing it on a high school field as one of major league hitters that's in that box and the intensity levels creep up so you know we'll we'll try to back our guys down a little bit and then start building them up to where we feel comfortable as far as light goes we're talking to Steve Kerr say queens guy also the Milwaukee brewers bullpen coach see when you're talking about you know these sprint not a marathon you know it again in a regular game for the starting pitchers are guys who know how to measure themselves and don't get too high early they've got you know they've got to go whether it's five six innings whatever it is ninety hundred pitches the reliever seem to be the guys who feed off the adrenaline the energy of the game and a crowd more than anybody else and you know this from your experiences reliever in and the guys you coach too it is a different energy level that a starter how do you anticipate that playing out when guys are you'll the game situation usually tells them it's you know they got to wrap it up a little bit the energy of the crowd tells them that you're jogging in now with no fans but the game situations the what is how do you anticipate managing that type of environment in getting these guys to bring that in yeah bring that energy level up yeah you know I think that's going to be the biggest challenge across baseball with guys and in the pan as you said coming out to you know their song and understand the game and you know the crowd noise it it's going to be different that's for sure you know I think these guys understand that this is a different year you know that they're gonna have to figure out how to you know so create that intensity level to you know the eighth and ninth inning or key situations throughout the game but at the end of the game at the end of the day I think these guys understand this is gonna end up on the back of the card this is competition and and and that's what we love about the game in the competition so I think these guys will be able to handle going in the game and understand that the guy in the box with the bat is trying to hit a home run off them and and this is a lot of B. P. anymore Steve Kerr say the bullpen coach Milwaukee Brewers our guest here on the sand at Coleman and Swinney Murty we take it till ten tonight the CV of a guy with with Josh Hayter who can help me out a lot of the self the NEO Tommy John this Knievel Corey can evil what do you know where he is right now and and we're where he sits is going to be ready yeah you know Cory's sports such a diligent worker and he's been through a year and a half long rehab obviously because this pandemic in and had a little bit more time again the biggest challenge for any guys not only Corey coming off of Tommy John surgery you is how do you how do you recreate that intensity he's not gonna be able to go through any type of you know we have stand in the minor leagues we're gonna be able to go to A. ball or double A. and triple A. L. dot intensity level and builders catches up we're gonna have to do that during this twenty one day period he has been doing all this work in Texas where he's been out he's on his way to Milwaukee now and and we feel like he's going to be a big part of what this book that is going to be able to do but he's also you know somebody that we're gonna have to monitor and and not thrown into the fire after having a year year and a half off of competition sure yeah see when you page you had I think three straight years of over seventy appearances that's obviously gonna be impossible this year but you know the rhythm of the season where you maybe have a loll and you have maybe a little bit of a dead arm period and you kind of have time to build yourself back up is a season like this may be ideal for a guy like here were that time doesn't exist and like you said you can manage maybe not back to backs early on but then you get to that stretch and you're gonna have a guy who you know doesn't have four months of the season already worth on on that are yeah you know I think that the double it so and I think what you said is exactly right but I also look at a game give the other aspect is if you guys are not staffed by others you know it takes time for guys to get into a rhythm of the season you know sometimes April is in a great month for a lot of relievers because you know they're they're not a shock if they want to be coming out of spring training with only like eleven innings or sell and you know we just don't we just don't have that time frame early in the season with sixteen games of guys trying to find a slider guys trying to you know get location on that fastball I I think you know we gotta do our backs in these twenty one days to get guys yelp peaking at the right time and being able to you know put everything together and try to get these guys who usually do have slow starts to start a little bit quicker and it'll be it'll be different with the thirty ma'am the thirty man roster you know a lot of teams are gonna probably carry anywhere from you know fifteen to seventeen pitchers that's going to be you know literally thirteen manpads some maybe and that's like a September baseball you know me in place yeah thanks also can't wait yeah I know yeah the more the merrier stevia yeah that would do if there's your horse in the rotation and the view was terrific last year if you have a guy that that's kind of interesting in limbo on a Josh Lambo mood I think it was in Korea but he spots from baseball a little bit he's an older guy but what what do you know about him and what do you expect from him this year actually the competitor I could tell you that for the short time that I would rather me not spring training very smart guy I believe he was a producer guy engineering school so he he was wrapped around the international travel and playing baseball overseas and he email one of these guys who really leans on himself to to to learn about things and now with the.

"josh  hayter" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Power plant soon people can watch the falcons and the eggs in their nest boxes through web cameras at the utilities websites the first checks the main hatch before the end of the month the body temperature down to around thirty four degrees and then on Saturday starts off a little sunny then clouds increase high fifty four south was twenty you know for late afternoon evening as rain showers become likely Saturday night showers on Sunday Easter Sunday foggy conditions a high of forty five heavier rain moves in late in the afternoon Sunday night Monday morning we have to watch out for some snow developing as temperatures get close to the freezing mark north of Milwaukee hi thirty eight with fifty mile per hour winds have a good Easter weekend I'm meteorologist working in sports Josh Hayter will represent the brewers in MLB the show video game league he starts his games on Monday and the bucs have established an emergency relief fund to help their part time Fizer form workers I'm resting Auburn newsradio WTMJ hello it's red eye radio Gerry McNamara and regularly talk about everything from politics to social issues and news of the day whether your ability for just starting your day welcome to the show for both pilot flying J. studios this is red eye radio all across America and around the world eight six six ninety right I he is our crown and I'm Gary McNamara thanks so much for being here this morning is everybody doing what to do about while you're driving across the country.

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

09:51 min | 2 years ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Supporters yes and one thousand a good off season for the white Sox doesn't always mean a lot I get it but it's got white Sox fans feeling good I got a feeling frisky team is talking to a guy like that be confident I think that you're ready rebuilds over right now I mean now it's time to win games now said to be an eighty plus win team and compete and get you know maybe don't make plays pretty close you're in a race past the July thirty first trading deadline you know I mean in July was the month that really kind of sunk them last year to Minnesota played some good baseball last year and I think fans appreciated that they saw that okay maybe there's a light at the end of the tunnel like their turn to turn a corner and then they go out they signed some big free agents and they walk up a couple of their own the latest yesterday being on Moncada and everybody's feeling good we get out to our corona hotline right now we say hello to Scott Merkin he covers the white Sox for MLB dot com joins Carmen in York on ESPN one thousand false guardians worry simply out Scott mark and and yeah I mean they've done well here haven't they Scott recounts that a good job of locking up the core of this team long term yeah you know you make a good point they're worried when people talk about well they won seventy two games last year how can they you know jump up to ninety wins or something like that it's yeah I mean there were forty three and forty five team at the all star break last year before injuries to you know Tim Anderson a lawyer man is gonna knock them down and they started four and sixteen in the second half and they're going to change his number that was a pretty good nucleus in place already last year and the thing is and what kind of question about this is yeah yeah they've done a great job of getting this core together locking up or down supplementing the core moving forward but you know you you have to be realistic to you know like you said it may not be a division contending team this year it may be a team that things hadn't played meaningful September baseball in the eighty three eighty four eighty six games but they're still good season for the same one for you know that the real kind of prime contention window I think starts in two thousand twenty one not writing this year and that you're up at all but I mean if there is an early stumble as they started to get you know twenty five thirty five or something like that people shouldn't be up for grabs and say you know this isn't working that's a terrible you know there's there's development that have to keep happening and then you got to kind of meld everyone together and you have these guys now in place for many years to come so it's not a one year type of thing just to get it done right if Moncada you know from last year's the real guy this is an incredible bargain obviously and is it a little easier for a guy like you I'm a kind of a sign this deal Scott when you know he already did pocket thirty one and a half million from the signing bonus he got when he came to this country from Cuba with the Boston Red Sox yeah I think I need these guys really do enjoy playing with playing with each other you know as he made it's it's you know it's kind of an easy cliche especially in spring training but you see this greasy Subban California last year you know with this young group and yeah I think it's a good deal on both sides and there's you know there's risks on both sides you know maybe Moncada took a little less than he could have made a few it just played out all the way through and this action are banking on that Moncada we saw last year would have been the guy that's gonna be moving forward a guy who should be a perennial MVP candidate the guy who struck out seventeen times in two thousand eighteen and still had a decent year but you know I mean the talents there different ways Robert you know you're signing him before he's seen one regular season majorly because now the guy looks like you should you know eat a five tool player you should be a star but again you don't know so I I think it all and then but I agree with you on the money part but I also think he just enjoys I think a lot of you guys just enjoyed playing with him and good for them that they want to take the security and build something together here on the south side well actually I mean maybe that but on the south side when they play yeah where they actually put you in the south so I don't know what I don't know what side of the family yes it's of me so I don't know the card the borders would dictate that yes Scott Merkin is our guest is joining us on the corona hotlines Carmen in your co on ESPN one thousand are what other news and notes on a camp and should we be talking about who would be excited about you know Robert a lawyer you demonstrating some of that power early on right the robbers were great you know Robert I think one of the things to watch for the team this year and they're gonna be able to beat a number of different ways in the last year the offense kind of stagnated the time didn't have a lot of home runs you know what in the year when everyone had a home run they've kind of address that they had some power hitters you know the impact of the on demand right now going to be able to you know take the Bobby about Robert and then it is got a year under his belt but they can run to we've seen a lot of not just on the basis of the guys going first to third guys have yet taken activated and speed in that line up and yeah in terms of what to watch G. leaders making his first tactical cactus league start today against the crowd here in mesa and Brenda I was making his first cactus league start your data yeah Julia had a minor chest strain that was near his right above the right rib cage right out of the left calf strain delete it was never worried ingrained out that doesn't mention yesterday that you know he went very gradual very slow on this because the doctor told him that if it happened again this early it might be a two month high but you know disappear and so the other people are wondering if you know why would any earlier or they go in this case it was you know planned and he's ready to go he played a B. game the other day I got a test three or four innings today and and you know moving forward and delete should have enough time to get himself built up and get ready for that opening day start on March twenty sixth right now we say that spring training stats don't matter the old joke is really expressions they don't matter until the matter right I mean what do we make it a matter of girls early struggles here yeah you know I think the same thing and you never hear a guy would go to the hall of fame and says you know man in that one year I had five twenty eight in Arizona that really set me in the right place you know but yeah I I think it's just it's kind of a learning thing for him I I don't even know like if he hits for twenty burst you know what he has for singles are five singles and is the best this spring if the facts would have made a decision say well now we got to take and I think they're looking at the process more than just that you know that the raw results maybe you know in the twenty sixth man competition where you have like Mercedes and Delmonico and maybe even that Collins in there maybe the numbers are being looked at a little more they're what they're producing right now but yeah I think medical is this team's starting second baseman is just a question of when he comes back he's like a basement so yeah just like Moncada doesn't have yeah I have had a great spring I don't think you really worry much at any upgrades that can Dylan cease to be this year's Lucas Giolito yeah you can be you know a guy I mean he's been outstanding in front of him now you can look at the other side there you know I think I think things that the selective right if you think like Montana is going to be you know it the player he was last year you're like I used to for sixteen you know whatever it doesn't matter but then you look at Dylan cease to look dynamite and yell in appearances in spring and you know really controlling the pathway for the ball that cutting is macho you've made some changes mechanically but you're like well this guy could be a break up yeah I I think you can be I don't know you know that's pretty lofty goals what Lucas did last year but I think you're gonna see a different guy compared to the guy with the you know one five eighty R. A. over fourteen starts last year and you know didn't don't play down those working started you know they won't didn't go exactly as you want and I think he learned a lot from that experience that he could take into this offseason and kind of build up from there your brother's got a question I think got a question really yeah yeah yeah right yeah you don't bummer I only keep hearing these comparisons to Josh Hayter is more of more staff Britain exaggerate okay right is he could he eventually become the closer of this team good yeah I think you can good question Randy good I'm glad you research that a little bit about it yeah bummer is much more decorating yeah that that powers thinker you know one of the best groundball guys in the game but it instead because last year at this time he was bad even talk about that either the play did you take them to the controller controls right and any kind of found something in the spring and was literally you know maybe one of the best relievers Wilmer Saudi billionaire coming in certainly for the website yeah I you know this is how may of last year in fact when I think of the other young guys on there but I think number without a doubt is that on that closer role at some point if your fantasy team second I went to a nationally fantasy I only do matter with old school man your brother I swear to god only doing a national week we talk can we talk a real briefly consider all there about how great that the name is but these kids were young we can't unbelievable performance I'm already reading reading car like a champ I heard that that and now we did I didn't go to the actual service yeah early in about nine AM heard that the rabbi went up to Randy afterwards and said where did you learn to read the Torah is acting he would know yeah here's hoping you're too young could pour we've all started with pending a ready for that I think we have that much to go through but yeah I mean it was it was the key is Brighton Dana today they were the stars but I was pretty impressed because I got to say it was a fabulous party enjoyed cubs Sox today and thanks for the updates got it we appreciate it your dad anytime we talk too soon that Scott Merkin that's gone or going to Twitter it covers the white Sox for MLB dot com when we come back we will do some training we got more giveaways today to York and Keith law one look for that conversation talk about the cubs and the white Sox farm systems into place today in may so we'll do some training next you're listening to Carmen in.

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

12:20 min | 2 years ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Kelly was kind enough to join us in the previous segment and now we're joined by a marine a politician a good guy the head of no better friend a U. S. Senate candidate and well I teach boy this all this a long introduction for Kevin Nicholson how you doing my friend been a long time yes good morning thanks around me are you well it's it's my pleasure I'm doing great in tonight you're in Madison so all of our listeners on W. IBA can come hang out with a no better friend event at the Holiday Inn Madison that's I believe on the city's east side six thirty PM and so what are you guys gonna be talking about tonight or have a great presentation we've been doing forms around the state and this is our Madison form today she said and will have Wisconsin manufacturers and commerce talking about economic growth will have Wisconsin institute for law and liberty talking about school choice and the impact that had on kids in Madison and around the state we'll have our our new board member former Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman there talking about actor seems older roles and then talk to the number of other different legal issues and other American majority there to train activists around the state to get them ready for upcoming campaigns so so yeah we'll have a great group of friends and partners there and I'll talk about no better friends mission which is you know is to grow the conservative movement and to be out across the city Wisconsin showing people that conservative policies actually work better actually well actually free people from socialism as with talk about that a bit in the presidential race but create opportunity in that put people in better position speaking of the presidential race one of the socialists just dropped out within the last half hour at least reports surfaced that Elizabeth Warren is out this is now a two horse race and they are in fact old grey mare is Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden what what do you make of war and dropping out now and the state of the race thus far well the democratic establishment really did play a heck of a card and get everybody to drop all the Mach one quote unquote hotter to drop out on queue and then endorsed the pine in a way that resurrected his campaign I've never seen anything like that I doubt you have either it's it's actually quite crazy that they pull that off with it I can guarantee you though Elizabeth Warren dropping out was not part of their plan I'm sure they will they should stand for a few more correct and right that that support away from Bernie Sanders so this is now the socialist wing of the Democratic Party which has obviously a lot of control of the Democratic Party right now coming back and then trying to put Sanders in a better position to win so I think we can say is these are going to keep fighting for quite awhile but you know that was Joe Biden or it's Bernie Sanders they've all kind of a doctor the same policies whether it's Medicare for all or it's you know we're talking literally about socializing medicine and taking away your health insurance or again I talk a lot about school choice these are all enemies of school choice people are beholden to teachers unions and not the kids around the country so it's going to be the same argument either way just question of which befuddled old man carries a force well I could not have put it it better myself I think in the battle of befuddlement to Joe Biden is way ahead you know it's it's we hold these truths to be self evident we're we're all you know created by that the thing we we talk about it Bernie sectors I believe that he at least seems a little bit more with it but as Michael Bloomberg said the most well known socialist in the United States is a millionaire with three houses your question just how genuine he is yeah well yeah that's right his supporters like to talk about is authenticity well if the Bernie Sanders is truly authentic he really believes the thing he's saying that he's quite immediate I don't think that's true I think you know that it's weak people and they they think he knows how to play to people's fears right and the reality is that there is a younger generation of people out there who received a heart a negative messages throughout their education about our country and the promise that it holds for them and he plays on that fear and he he does his best to tweak it to get people angry that bit them against each other so yeah I agree Joe's got the befuddlement lockdowns Bernie's got the anger and the fear locked down it'll be kind of amusing to watch I go back and forth but but again we pulled back ideas and policies and again this is what our group does but it's it I truly believe that's what we have to going forward look hundreds of millions of people gainfully employed under the trump administration the economy growing our enemies feeling push back on their heels in so many different ways in armed conflict not on the rise been on the decline these are good things for all people doesn't make a difference where you come from what you look like and so we should have confidence as conservatives that are ideas really do work better and they're done the Democrats socialists Laffer willing to to do what they want to scare people and put them in a worse position we should call them out when they do it Kevin Nicholson joining me no better friend Corp dot com is the website the event tonight is in Madison it said a forum to discuss the upcoming election school choice obviously a big big focus of the no but no better friend organization at the Holiday Inn Madison no better friend Corp dot com for more information on that now when you say mobilizing add getting activists out there there is of course a big race on the ballot in a little more than a month a month in two days state Supreme Court and I've been doing my level best to expose in a way that the rest of the media will not just who Jill Karofsky is Daniel Kelly the incumbent conservative Supreme Court justice is a true professional of a strict constructionist someone who believes in the constitution at its very core it seems to me Kevin that the the difference in this election the dichotomy here could not be clearer how to reset right into the left is figured out and you know this and are you sure this is the audiences that they can't win elections in the legislature or the executive they'll just put people on the court that will just re write laws arbitrarily with no founding in any kind of legislative record origination and Daniel Kelly understands that he gets that his job literally and these are these are the words of John Roberts but is called balls and strikes on what has actually been written in the constitution and the law and it's not the judges placed or or wall to go ahead re write things as they see fit so in selecting Dan Kelly all you're doing is saying policy should be made by the legislative and executive branches and not by the judicial branch and that's that's really what it comes down to now that arranges the last because their goal is to again over right your choices as a voter when you go to the ballot box and in select your legislators but it's a really good argument for us to bring to our neighbors because you know dance going to be on the ballot along with the Democrat presidential contenders and it looks like this could still be competitive democratic presidential primary at that point you're gonna hear tons of negativity about Dan's prospects what we can say is this could be a hard fought race but let's go back to Brian Hagadorn when we were all told there's no way this is not always win and yeah right so you got to get out there you got it you got a vote on April seven there's no two ways about it and toward that end president trump I haven't seen the final numbers from Texas and this is obviously a much more Republican states than Wisconsin but it was a big primary super Tuesday the state obviously blanketed with ads for every Democrat hotly contested race Michael Bloomberg Joe Biden Bernie Sanders and the like with seventy nine percent and I admittedly just check this yesterday the last time I checked this statistic with seventy nine percent of the vote in Donald Trump had more votes than the top Democrats combined that tells you what sort of energy is out there and for Republicans in this state to send a message that this president is as popular as he's ever bad wouldn't it be something for Donald Trump to get more votes than Bernie and Biden combined in Wisconsin and by the way vote for one of the most deserving people ever to sit on the Wisconsin state Supreme Court exactly no that's exactly it right getting huge huge messages no matter what we know that we've got as you be at the center of the election going for this year and you're right we can send a huge message the entire country by saying that yes we do support the policies of president trump that is let the people out of prop poverty in giving them opportunity and yes Dan Dan Kelly the great great jurists and and it's gonna actually polishing the legislature and the executive branch where it belongs and that's a simple message you can carry to your friends your family and your neighbors make sure they get out and vote to goodness said it better myself Sir once again Kevin Nicholson my guest no better friend is the organization no better friend Corp dot com is the website the event tonight in Madison six thirty PM holiday in there an American center Sir thank you so much don't be a stranger okay I always enjoyed having you on the show thanks very much for having me Dan I look forward to talking again soon Hey wait before I let you go a couple years ago you're running for Senate yeah and you made what I thought was just a ridiculous prediction fact I made fun of you are there for several weeks afterwards and that was that the brewers were going to win ninety five games and in the NL central the brewers won something like ninety six ninety seven games won the NL central came within a game of the World Series so I gotta hear it Kevin I'm gonna put you on the spot brewers production this year eighty eight games yeah I I think price second place in the central but potentially cracking a la carte that's my prediction I could be wrong but that's just the way I see it I don't think it will be the ninety five win season again now I I don't think I I just don't think they have the rotation by beyond Josh Hayter the bull pen strikes me as suspect that especially in the National League that's what you do yes I know I'm ecstatic that Christian Yelich is going to be here likely for his entire career once this contract gets finalized but I Hey they just don't have the pitching that they did of of two years ago or even last year I think eighty eight wins is probably right because this is an incredibly talented roster I'm excited about tested hero I mean I think this guy's a future superstar but you know they they look they've lost one of the better catchers in the game you know to get offense of fire power from that position and he managed the staff he called a good game it's it's going to be tough I think you're probably right eighty six eighty seven eighty eight wins they're a good team but not not great I don't think right but enough to crack the playoffs hopefully interesting season and also to make it pleasant to be outside watching baseball Miller park absolutely my friend Kevin Nicholson always enjoy your prediction Sir and I will let you know hold you to them take care yes it yeah I haven't really had a chance to talk about that Christian Yelich contract two hundred plus million dollar extension look the reality is everyone eventually becomes Ryan Braun or Albert Pujols or heck Bryce Harper is already over paid when you when you invest this amount of money this is what it takes you basically pay for the first few years of exceeding the contract in production that I mean clearly Christian Yelich was one of the most underpaid players if not the most underpaid in all of Major League Baseball this contract is going to keep them in the walkie tallies thirty six thirty seven years old he's going to be making twenty seven million dollars per season he'll clearly unless he's just a guy who defies the laws of of time he's going to probably be a little bit over paid with this is just the reality of baseball economics and I applaud the brewers offer keeping this guy here because I was concerned he he is the exact sort of player and person that you want to build a franchise around I was ecstatic about that now the contract isn't official yet it's you know they've got a hammer out details and physicals and all that but Kristin yeah which is going to be in Milwaukee for pretty much the rest of his career and I think that's a great thing for Milwaukee a great thing for the brewers and a great thing for the Wisconsin.

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"To the left to the Padres picked him up as a free agent and thank them pretty fat contracts and bolster their bullpen here did that vow ball bounced off the facing of the rooftop and a fan down below us stood up made the catchy is a fan of the giants Jersey a lot of young starters in this pottery rotation so they know they have to stock double pendant pamensky gives some link down there B. also pitch in high leverage situations as well and you as we saw last year I think that might be is calling John obvious he's going to pitch in the bullpen here at San Diego but he was able to come out of the bullpen last year and not have to think as much you just gained a few miles an hour on his fastball his breaking ball became better to swing and miss curveball he was extremely effective out of the bullpen the Padres paid for it Napper double with the two strike pitch slider in the dirt and it bounces in the dirt may hear spins around doesn't know where it is even though it's right at his feet finally picks it up and by that time to lay Brandon Crawford for the second time very opportunistic Lee seeing a ball in the dirt takes off and he makes it in the second this time without even drawing a throw as well as soon as this one they're gonna scores a passed ball are they saying it didn't bounce in the dirt first well look like it did bounce in the dirt I thought any ball that was in the dirt was considered a wild pitch but apparently not weird yep so now bell with the chance to not get a runner from second base with a single he's already done it once in this game Crawford leads away from second the pitch belt takes the Kerr Barlow two balls two strikes account with buster Posey on day one we were tryna Pomerantz the success he had in the bullpen they had excellent success with the giants before they traded to Milwaukee in Milwaukee you know the brewers ace relievers Josh Hayter has become one of the best in the game huge strikeout totals well Pomerantz was like Josh haters in the Milwaukee bullpen no belt swings and misses a fastball at ninety four down on the outside and he did not get it strike three and that is out of the two so another strikeout for put on here comes buster who.

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"josh  hayter" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

11:27 min | 2 years ago

"josh hayter" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"You can forget about Brody and Alonso and McNeil the highlight of Florida's no doubt about it he called it all down this is ABC one ounce of the is the first time that you guys have been here doing a show yes yes that is a team that's unbelievable yeah that's right no that's that's amazing as you are you know it's amazing that they never said exactly a showdown for Sakhalin years yeah it's kind of amazing exactly actually my ledger here as Joe would say I've set myself down here a couple the book did you down here and that's the last time I was down he was about fifteen years ago with Maddie toys when I was still doing middays with said that sit was on one of his sabbaticals will put it out yeah good way to put it right right and that's it so let's see what is the first time in order to use it or let it be here we were just out playing Pete Alonso we talk to people on the before the game but you just heard it and one of his dancers jumped out at me you know he said the best moment of the season last year for him was dom Smith hitting a walk off home run to end the season and a shoulder rub something you finally to started again it also it put it through you they met fans up at the old but don't let the old good match so it showed what you said at the top which is paid is kind of the leader this team anything not it's about the later one of the guys comment like that that he's more move was Tom get the big hit a special he's a special kid I I love listening to all my day I learned something about it I learned something today about people as your I learned what's up he didn't interview in Spanish really are you hear it in interviews being Spanish chance he does I think there is some Cuban heritage and his family either's farmers that I don't know exactly but and he grew up you're down here in Florida but he he did not listen it was kind of holding but he did an interview it's very generous of her to a very impressed with the almost anytime he talks I learned something really he's I'll tell you one thing the the the second day that I walked in the locker room down here he was sitting around now you know you you surround it early in the morning whatever you get yourself ready he's sitting around with the basically the guys in the minor leagues talk and talking to them okay either that tells me a lot about him which is kind of fifty three home runs last year right now he could be a star all right and he is a star there's no question but it is unlikely to store now he's he's he's the kind of guy you want leading your team is he's going to be some special here really this is special guy yeah you know there's no question about it with the lines I say I I I gotta tell ya and I would say you know for a while my very identity yeah I look at this team and this team probably has the most fire power I've seen going to met the obvious Israel sixty one at Delgado adult friend of David and Jose and all those guys you know it is guys that are that are you know probably gonna lose playing time and if you want is is is relatable to play and I still think he's gonna but it is still really got soft no I think he's going to play too he's he's determined to play any of those far he looks good we'll see when he actually plays games it gets out of the out feel that you'll learn a lot then that's that's really the the testing point for or but you know even even some of the guys that you don't expect to make this team you know one memo has problems the other day Ryan Cordell who played today you got a look at a mile here today he's he was well I think the white Sox last year but impressive he's got speed he's got some power is it a home run down here you know they have us and I think they'll have a very good bench this year regardless of who's gonna be a Matt Adams or juniors or whoever hopefully dom and dom yeah I think I will be there will be there to show everyone out who is this is this Jimenez is I don't know I don't know who that who is a there's a part of the spring training I have no idea that there in the late innings and we have no idea the Mets the lead as well yes even the second baseman today I was wrong thank you all the things around here at all in alpine that's you to seek is that's that's not use somebody as the old joke is be bagging groceries in a few weeks that's one of their top prospects under two minutes you could be up how about some of the second baseman today who I don't even know Hager he had a couple good plays and hits yeah I I honestly haven't heard much about him so they they don't have a lot in the farm system but you know the guys they have here I think and contributed and I think you're right Joe they do this this can be an oppressive offense of team if they're healthy and if they stay healthy and they do what they're supposed to do so so injuries could derail anything obviously get around any team any season I'm excited for the season I'm pumped some sort of confident here the two things that scare me okay okay number one is the division they are in the best division in baseball the National League east has a chance to be very very good the defending world champions time time defending division champions in Atlanta and obviously Philadelphia the other thing is they had one piece of this whole plant that's it there there will be tens has barely through last year because of his issues but they need guys to be ten times better than they were a year ago no Joe says he's right Hey look familiar the S. can't be worse and logically you're probably right they can't be worse but it's not just that they've got to be considerably better because the bullpen it has to be better on its own meeting exactly go out and you know change all the names out there I mean they need bounce back in a big way and familiar probably didn't do anything that made you you know now he was not overly impressed is with us during the inning okay D. as was not that good the last time out although you through high with you through ninety eight he just got too much of the plate on some pitches but again that happened time and time again last year so you hope it's better you what you're going to have to hope it's better that's the they could die I think D. as would probably be over I had to pick a key for this team that's probably the guy and he's going to be a closer so if he can't deliver the way you expected him to when he got over here then they're going to have some problems but they're deeper I think of the pen with the chances and if you get bounced back from the other guys Lugo as well to someone someone looks good so far this year you know he had injury problems last year as well but he feels good so that helps so they they can be I think just the most of the other two so I I think that's so that's a plus yeah that's that's the sports factor rotation idea me to me I see the top four to me it looks like set for the top for the Grande no stroll being a poor cell I think those probably guys are gonna be locks how do you see that fits slaughter yeah yeah I was talking to him about that fear for eight years on paper you know it I know that they want to try to do that they they kind of want to reinvent the wheel for the fifth starter which you know I think it's pushing in but and I'm not sure how that's going to affect us yeah we got like maps who is given thirty starts the last couple years and maybe is starting to show signs of consistency but I think they they want to try to use that is I don't know you I guess because they don't need a fifth starter right away they want to try to attack it that way at the beginning of the year I don't know how that's going to go up but if I had to say if it was me I'd I'd give it a maps because I I think you'd like to have a left hander in the rotation and Walker can certainly feel he's got some clauses in his contract to which his someone's son of clauses that with relief appearances he can you know get some you can get some extra money that way as well it doesn't just depend on it so I think that's that's a plus for him and he can be a long guy out of the bullpen but I I don't sleep don't at this point Joe well listen you talk to Louise okay he's he's basically barely get off the ground for opening day right right he hasn't said anything about any price kind of hard to tell at this point of time but I I think that fifth starter thing I mean it's it's an interesting innovative idea I just don't know if it works because of a lot of things injuries bullpen usage all kinds of things the other thing that I don't love it so the Yankees did incredibly effectively there Chad green who struggled so much use out of minor league has their opener he excelled in that role the idea of using Seth Lugo in that role is insane because right now he's the best reliever I'm sorry last season Seth Lugo their best reliever Dellin didn't pitch D. as strong familiar stock though is their best reliever like how could you use him in first and second thing I need him for the seventh no exactly nine potential you know I I think what they figure you know if they use look on I think they probably would go that way is using for a couple innings of the top of the game and then they would have him maybe not the next game but they went up in the game after that they could use them for an inning and then I I don't see that that's why I'm I'm not exactly sure there there's so many things that can happen next running games bullpen usage so that but Lugo wouldn't be happy doing that to be a very honest with you why would he well yeah I mean he's he wants to be a starter but I think he knows his role here and he's gonna be workable and this may sound dumb but I I kind of think it's true so there are stats in baseball and I think pitchers and hitters obviously care about stats because that's how they get paid okay if you are an open where you can get a victory you can't get a win but but you can get a loss and you can't get anything else so I know it's it's simplistic but I I would think as a guy who wants to make some money he looks at that and says it on the open all the time I can't get a win I'm going to get a lot give up one run I can get lost right what makes you look good you know we had actually had I died a long discussion with what's up about this because he's young and he's right too because they have to as far as the arbitration process goes they have to revamp how they view relievers hater Josh Hayter said that as well it went on at length about it when he had his opportunity he got knocked down then he lost his arbitration case I thrive by walkie but here's a guy who's out there and pitch is too and sometimes two plus innings to nail down a win you know at the end but then he won't pitch you know for two or three days possibly so you know the did this save that up for him no probably not but at the same time you know was he how valuable is the I think is a lot more valuable than the other closer so sure of that and but if he doesn't he doesn't get paid because of the numbers and logo doesn't get paid because of you know the numbers that he puts up or can't put up so they have to revamp that how how they do it I don't know how you do it but I think they have to take a look at Eddie JD Davis what's the story there probably won't be till this coming week when he gets back out there I mean he's rehabbing but it's it's still a bit sore at this point he jammed up pretty good and he had the previous injury in there too so I I I think they have an off day Monday now would you play Tuesday I'm not sure but I think by the middle of the week you probably get back in there and I think that they'd like to get absolved bats in there too many used mostly in the outfield but the deployment third base that's where the injury occurred when they were up in Lakeland so what we'll see you know McNeil's getting the the yeoman work at third and he'll be the third baseman so but I think they'll pop treaty and in both places I feel them at third base as well Doug Ducey bat the Mets were here at I was gonna say tradition Felix now flat park it's the seventeenth name that they've had what's it about job is about a.

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