Mar 2, 2017|
More on the WBC, and your first dive into fantasy baseball this year.
World Baseball Classic talk, and Linfield Prof Chris Keaveney joins the guys to talk Japanese Baseball.
Chris joins the guys to talk about Japanese baseball and how it ties with their culture. Also talks his new book!
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Hey Mike Lynch here and I'm Patrick Harris you probably like baseball which is why you're listening to this this is the hot corner podcast look like satellite baseball I guess I'll tune in based. Pretty neat so thanks for listening this is brought you buying your local less Schwab tire center doing the right things since 1952. Baseball. Baseball and much more. Sorry. This is the hot corner where terrorism lynch and deep dive on baseball and hottest topics in sports. Now here euros for the hot corner country terrorism might flinch. Being new to the club how do you feel about the way things have gone for the Indians so far from the only winner on the team. Rest of the losers do what choice but birth blow hot corner with the Arizona win Jun ten ADP. Playing long like not all the friends. What I meant to be hot corner. For this must be a Wednesday. Absolutely must be Wednesday. It is actually in fact to Wednesday. Alike that. Think the middle of the week reminds me that the week is still going on. K that is. That is something mid days tend to do well my man I know our work you know outside of these office or work in the service industry and I salute you re still makes yet yet late my weekend is Wednesday and some days and on Wednesday I do the radio show in on Sundays it's mean in the lady. Right drinking so while special counsel to reconnect and if so you don't really have a true weekend no no in somebody's like. And it's Monday and I am reminded me is doing its authors Stanley brand. And it's Friday and you're like today's my Monday I feel great in right for electric chair. Wait I get to go three days off here or whatever two days and a night. You have a friend who works in. Parks a parks and rec both California and his weekend is Tuesday and Wednesday. Yep it's awkward. I I cannot imagine. Having that be your weekend moot because I've never worked in the service industry before the reds on there had been a crazy. Up and down schedule but. We're the re telling shoot for that matter. But I just can't imagine it because at first to be cool 'cause you're only doing we can stifle or what else is often works you're like now. This is and I'm unique to him and then you realize that everyone's working and you can hang out an important. Right tonight tonight I unfortunately have to leave the showed a 34 my band shampoo hilly trees that I tried to promote on this foreign radio programming Tom McCann has a show this evening at the trouble medical from nine to eleven on Belmont. And it's one of those things they send out all these mass text messages from Mike. Well the Bayer is cleared denied then let's come check in a hundred some Beers that I saw on the near to Christmas now and I really don't sound like anything in your text messages is that how your friends proceeded to tell you know there's probably. And everyone's like our man I got advocated it. Our man you know I work at 7 in the morning we are sorry and asinine and not at Arnold Wednesday and auto mall and I'll we send out the text message it ends at eleven sell like eleven shard seal the deal home and and you know it's really just an early guy you know it's OK and then nobody shows up don't you just sit on your couch and relax and all you just got to go home asleep but it's really great to a greater we possibly gonna get there and nobody shows up nearly. Dang it this is like my day off and then I get done with the show and I'm like. Ready to have a beer and like hang down like if you were to come and I'd love to sit down and BS a view but people it's like 1030 and they're like I'm out. See you dude it's a bit. One that once he aged playing a song and they look at you in the eight to give you the wave for. The door as they're walking out I came for five minute guys got kill me they don't support you. Are you here on out there there will be a Wednesday were I come out after the show and drink with you when you're not doing a show up and down. I will try to knock called united ten. Pretend pretty adequate time frame do you have to be here tomorrow all the time I wake up with my wife in the morning so I'm supportive husband so cute. Yeah jealous so my alarm goes off at 7 AM every morning so I go to sleep. Have been so busy this week. My job outside of here we we are about to embark on we are not about to we're about to finalize a brand new project that is a big deal that's taking a lot of time in. I came home last night from the Oregon bureau wards at about 12301245. Pretty drunk. And there's my partner and she says to me. That joke. She says to me oh I do have a boyfriend. And I passed out within twenty minutes and I woke up and left the house this morning before she got to. I've stuff sometime in the NC I'm going to. Duval with my wife friend out if she has a new job and she's working insane hours to circus is learning everything I don't because there's that curve right this morning she left at like 638 Ambien before mile went off and I was like. You elect loud and do and that's when I get home tonight at 930 and guarantee she's gonna be passed out because she woke up like off 5 AM this morning though and it's one of those things like my partner and I we we talked about this you know I let her know last week Kate this week is gonna suck. Really bad but let's get through it. And now that we're halfway through the week. I'm very reminded that the yes. Does make it make like a random day be like a date night in the middle like tomorrow we're gonna go out seed. Movie I think and other special putter random third round and we don't ever do that on Thursday that the because she's been Donnelly we'll do it. Yeah it'll be like a missile that I think I should have. All of Sunday often I think them to take a lady to hood river for the day cut may play in the river a little bit a little bit nice drink some beer. That's more renewing their flag and of the dove mountain and if some frame marine kids. Say hello to my friends out there yet they Mike I was thing about this today because I got into work and put on the Toobin. The MLB network said that there was going to be a movie. It didn't it just sad movie I saw about it yet it didn't know a movie was going to be souls like. The usual political baseball movies us on the Sam popular dale let's look at our won't do the work. It was spring training baseball. They just incorrectly labeled it as Debbie yep do you actually watch spring training baseball yes. Anything that's not yankees. Yes really yes because I don't I watch like some Indian stuff and then I'm good I. I don't need to see Chris Sale work on his curve ball and get lit for two innings now. The correct question should be to actively watch solo okay so you're just more about the atmosphere all this sounds this morning. Right I. Typically in the morning. I've got a couple of various routines that I do but one of them includes. Imus on every day but all like throw like Travel Channel and watch like the solutions right it's not good background noise to come on. And today they counted it didn't happen on today about a one of that background noise and may head lies Marlins Astros spring training. And also like. Okay. The announcers were awful good at that could end up the real announcers toll Arnold really I think so I mean do at least another yankees have a real announcers there so I'm pretty sure is the real guys I just they're knocking the rust off get ready for the season counting them for attorney for them to. Like the umpires but there's no like a whole lot to talk about so they're trying to fill time line off. You know argument over their special guest was today. Below Marlins Astros since it was the pretty sure it was the Marlins broadcasts OK so Marlins broadcast maybe Michael all. Carl Pavano oh geez for a whole inning Ellison Carlson Romano in his monotone voice and she actually. But this is great he actually referenced. His time in New York they're like pick Carly you played in Miami New York to play in Minnesota what was your favorite stop. He goes well. 'cause I love New York for two weeks and then you know exactly how that went after back. At least he was artists to. Easier is on as I was like yes you're the most hated Yankee in the last twenty years up to them A-Rod because. You tell your six year deal for seventy Millen pitched like one year yeah out. Yep at least he was fairly well at least he's on his will take that yeah lowers your favorite stop well it was really just citing the contract in New York that I had no business citing. But I love money if I. I just who doesn't wanna you pay millions of dollars to not throw innings is not doing anything really. I like fast this is Healy is regulate two million dollars doing nothing but back kind of thing is. Part of our sprint earnings fungus but yet that's stuffed his in the season it's more serious and I guess I ran in the Booth but. I watch it is back burner as I don't actively watch it but. There's not much better at 10 AM and eight times for intranet baseball. That's true ma'am why do you think I like soccer so much as a by get up at eight. As I can usually squeeze ending game and sometimes to games like then new champions league games 11:45 AM 1145. Champions league games. I'm Thursday's Europa league has three games 9 AM eleven and then went one yet you can watch all day yet it's excellent. So I like it a kind that's like an NB. I don't know I don't know if in visa right word I don't think that's the paddling down but that's why like things like the Australian Open. Because that's at 2 AM yet I mean who doesn't wanna go to the barring it smashed and then watch. Federer Nadal at your house at 3 in the morning and going five sets of the troubles. Set tiebreaker it's. Why not to be honest with the I've tried it would support Ernie gene and it's not as easy as its knowledge super tough because you're like they come over all put on Federer Nadal 2 in the morning on some wives some Beers and like. 3 o'clock rolls around and you're actually like trying to watch it. Because you know when you're younger dailies my younger days he can party till 4:5 in the morning. But remember much of a problem yet but you're like socializing yearling two year your your brain is more active. You get everybody in the house you're sitting on the couch watching it and it's and into the morning passive Beers around 3 o'clock rolls around you're just hoping somebody else is everybody else's passed out dead and if it's at your house you're like crap. Everyone's past out of my couch and I live here know I just how do I tell these people hey Mike peca. I need to go to sleep now to Allan please go home please don't stay on the couch thinking. Red. First world problems locally Douglas I do I do enjoy spring training ideas do not want to over consumer because laster made a mistake now washing but every day. And then I wasn't as jacked for baseball content watching it even though wasn't the real thing it was just like OK finally the regular seasons here I gotta pace myself. I love this takes on the fan takes on a 55 through five most PDX baseball show ever soccer tennis blues. Pregnant facts. So we do next hour for a baseball. Era so we are good. All right more continue our trend of creating things for upcoming shows leading to opening day last week we did of the best you can find that on the less Schwab tires podcast. On either Twitter or they Tinny the fan dot com. Today's things under achievers. Which teens don't live up to the height. We'll get to that in thirty minutes and at the top of the 8 o'clock hour. Skews main players that are coming up great seasons that main have a little bit a stumble on looking at you Andrew McCutcheon. You can always takes the showed five went through five that led to interact with us throughout the entire show you can also find us on Twitter you can find me at PDD 085. You can find Michael lynch at Mike Lynch 27. And our fantastic producer mr. Joseph Fisher at Joseph fished three that's a fight as CH harass us as we come out I get. Will start under achievers and the recap. Of kind of those guys who flood last year you're listening to the hot corner with Ayers and lynch on 1080 the fan. This hot corner where terrorism link in Charlotte and 86. It. In. This. 719 year on the fan. The reminder fantastic producer Joseph Fisher the third. Always tweets out as DJ items DJ fished at DJ finished it looks. The best name Jones saw him in Rome arm on him and token mean. What are if you're just joining us we did this last week and that we're gonna gonna keep this going until opening day of kind of teaming shows. Kind of a round of expectations. And ideas of what's gonna go down this year. In Major League Baseball and last week we did kind of the best we started there we chatted cubs. Who might compete against them you know and then we talked in the Indians go back to the World Series the Red Sox are loaded. Mankind has looked at her issue issue's gonna on the divisions this week we kind of decided let's look at people that me. Not quite get there but should. Om and that was kind of sparked by what we wanna get into now which is kind of recapping. That kind of under achieved. Last year and we wanna start my queue or start teams or players. What's our teams and that's the easiest place to start and I fingers. There's many places you can go. But for me there's one team that is the poster child of last year under achievement I'm crossing my fingers that it's the same team I think. 321. Dollars and Adam's ex yes all right coup. The Diamondbacks. Signs the Zack Greinke too insane contract. They've been traded at Kansas wants a normal on prospect. Plus others to the Braves for Shelby Miller ready resurgence of his career the year before coming. And then decided you finish with the third worst record in the National League at 69 in 93. I seeded second worked for the Rockies were better and the Padres they were like. On keel with the Padres are only one game better in the Padres that's a terrible once a bad team one game better than the reds and half game better member is causing us the Braves didn't place he goes and I'm not ripping on those teams they're just there in a whole new place of rebuilding. Especially the reds in the Braves right the reds braves and Padres are. Our teams that meets. Bad expectations a lot yes. They never disappoint bright they are always at a par or you kind of expect him the reds are a little surprising because this Alvarado a Maine had Phillips last year and Jay Bruce Sutter obliterated them. But in other downloadable surprising but you know the Bruins. They're not going to be brought Packers so Alex or the Diamondbacks though because. Holding any of us thought they were gonna win the division. Because we like the giants and we knew the Dodgers would be annoying and be around him. And they did when the division but the mean it'd be there. But we thought -- for sure make the playoffs they not go to the NL CSI never in debt and we don't know our team we don't know why slow the nationals can't win playoff game right and the giants had a cup saying Clayton Kershaw Achilles Jensen. There's a reason and yes literally those two guys. Avid Diamondbacks were bad last year me. If you look at the ERA is for guys like like drinking a Miller will start at Miller because it's embarrassing. How batter was refine his name you know 61. At five ERA last year in twenty. Starts. And a cascade of boos rained down from the stands. As he and the guys that he became valuable because he was pitching for a bad braves team. Because the cardinals sent him to Atlanta effort Jason Heyward you. And and he had a really good here in Atlanta any had a really good year but no run support it was right is numbers were like Felix Hernandez like eleven and ten but have what I look at these 63 ERA something list from Mike Barack. So he goes there and gets a 615 he gets hurt or they put him on the deal is they think he's hurt 'cause he's not pitching well. He never recovers. I did our next year even says he regrets it now making that trade the former GM Dave regular prom. And then you look at Zack Greinke got a much better year in terms of much better but for his standards awful for 37 ERA in 26 starts. He recovered but Greinke started the year just as bad as as Shelby Miller did and you add those guys the rest the rotation wasn't great. But then you go look at like they're batting. Like all Paul goes that's gonna have another MVP season. He was very good to nowhere near what was. You the year before I will give them a little credit though AJ Pollock went down earlier in the year man that was a big blow to him to them because he was supposed to finally be one of the guys that was gonna help. Goldschmidt carry the load I mean I drafted him in like the second round of a fantasy keeper league right it was like I'm gonna hold on to this guy because he's great. And I ended up having to stashing on the DL because this serum to get him in like that. I don't. I'm I'm looking at the team now just reminding myself about the year. It may be issues Tynes has Tony Tony Tony I don't understand why we thought they were gonna be so good. I mean signing Greinke is huge in getting the right would Gillick all while those are removes but looking at the team. Specialist Pollock went down it was Goldschmidt and everybody or even gene cigarette at a Goodyear but. And is it Jake -- gases they do not agree here is fine at some homers yes my Tomas is there hit some homers believed. Think we're very good when I Philly hindsight was when it's funny now but doubt that was the most to sporting team. And it'll be communal realized what think you just you'll skate caught up in big money spending. You know when guys spend money Unix you expect him to be good. And they were not good another team similar to that I would say were probably. The Chicago White Sox. Trade for Todd Frazier. They had Al Robertson in the bullpen for a lot of money on Brady's coming back. Silly wintertime and sale and I thought they were going to be really good and started the year well yeah and as an Indians fan you're looking at him go numb and like I'm worried that I watched a lot of White Sox to pay attention. And then they were just. Debt well they have legally dead in the water and now the only guy that plays for them. Is I feel like Todd Frazier does everyone else is probably getting it moved right cantata still there and how to read and so as a brave but Intel has probably only get move to bring in Austin are going to bring you might be a White Sox wiper from honest but when Thomas might. You will most like if he was almost moved in the offseason he will almost definitely be moved at the deadline for sure. They were interesting. I don't wanna say the bell I was disappointed. By them though what they weren't under achievers to me. Because I didn't expect the White Sox to be very good they under achieved based on their first month. Record couldn't they go like weren't in first at the end of April yeah last year them and then they just collapsed. But I wouldn't you know was under achievers we are they have a lot of good players to have his bat of the season as they did. And we have to break but the other the other big one that's under achiever for me. Was the Pittsburgh Pirates. From that's the team that I was in law. At the beginning of last us outfield and baseball I was raving about them in the police say is an an Aussie and offensive yep I'm Garrett calls a true a civil Audrey young arms are coming up through the miners in Ireland and Clint Hurdle seems to be a guy that people wanna play for. And they just couldn't get it together in I'm assuming we talk about players who were bad last year will get to the main crux of the problem in the cut him but. The pirates. I actually look if I had to pick a team in the National League that I root for or pull for it's the pirates. Because I like a lot of their players and I like the story of they were bad for so long and out competitive again it's fun it's a fun. Story s's they're getting good bonds leaves to goad to savers Cisco router yeah I mean I. It's it's if you listen they show you know that there's a Lagos soft spot martyr for the Colorado Rockies are far and no reason whatsoever other than I think. They're really good players that are underrated. But yes I'm with yet the pirates are great that a that outfield was stacked. In you and I both fell in love would jungle gong. Yes we both fell in love with him and serve valley is a very good serviceable catcher I wouldn't call him. Well that's why since service thought I. Actually I was telling com started return reais keep you gotta get your last year but gong got hurt Eric or to get suspended. Or both it was both he was hurt the beginning of the year in the I think yes well you're recovering from ace right 'cause he guessed that in ST into the stands and nasty some. And then McCutchen had a terrible year plot going down marte had Goodyear's them but. The rest who have viewed the team was not great Gary Cole I think without for awhile. You know a couple of young guys in consisting 'cause their brand new so they were they were one of the inner chambers from me. That's kind of the teams we saw that are that we're kind of have a few more corporate disappointments and then when we come back will touch on players in the mid to have my chat with. Chat about some of these other teams that that kind of failed that's next on 1080 the fan keep on the fan text line and five bad through five with your thoughts the first. Is Joseph sports. Assembly and sun and eighty close. We commit a hot corner. Do as bad boy every single Wednesday from seven and nine. After doing a good. Continue their conversation on. Under achievers. From last season just kind of recapping before we gained two may be predictions of you just might think that's too weird concept on what I think is going to struggle this year Obama just a total thanks in Jericho first. Amber's season's over just teams that I think we. Can kind of see you might have issues and we were told just gut feelings we are talking over the break in a wanna stick with teams remitted. Might. You essentially have like quote unquote hot take and then another team that I should've mentioned instead of the White Sox. Right the other team is the Astros yup I'm Daschle's were team that everyone thought had popped already. Yet another year with L two big Correia springer and their sex etc. yeah team is sexy right you have the NL Cy Young winner. And you got some young pitchers coming up on him. And they just fell flat they brought in like Doug Fister is a veteran in near or five starter who had a great year the year before in Washington. And they just fell flat they springer didn't have as good of a year Correia didn't have as good of a year out to coastal great. They had a couple of other young guys and they tried to play that weren't great either. And then. Doused Michael was atrocious absolutely terrible McHugh was really inconsistent. My colors of really inconsistent hurt a lot and now was it and went from AL west contender to just above 500 middling team. Yeah and now they were still in the race for the wildcard at the end but they finished five games out so for awhile at least they were gonna but not really do think. They're fortunate in two ways though they were expected to be good until probably this year. So maybe we got. Teased a little too soon well in it were expected to be into 2019 yeah remember the original prediction right and so I think maybe we get teased a little bit by an. Item here say I mean I mean there's there's guys on that squad that. The crew didn't wanna see Carlos Correa for another year. And then Bregman comes up in your life oh man this is going to be easy so awesome in the beginning each draw gold yeah. But he's there now for a full year serious see an infield where it fell to they've Bregman and Correia. Hello displayed first. I don't know who cares if it but they also got to get to catch the ball the I think he's from Cuba you yuniesky agree L. He was like have a big money international guiding got him too so he's there are so. They've got options was having guess the person's. Believes catcher who use their DH look I read their capture was. Prince and he was bad with the food and he is most pitches catcher Jason Castro he was really good year reform than he. That like 200 the good news though if you're an Astros fan. Look and you'd dusty air. It. Is they're young and everybody's locked up yes so you're in good shape. So last year was kind of disappointment but and everything's going to be all right I think they're actually pretty good this year I'm gonna go ahead and use my newspaper website roster resource dot com don't forget it exists hello. NC with the Astros projected lineup of this year is that and is tackle I'm for the website don't forget we exist or from here this is a really good resource and it looking rosters what we're glad you know this roster resource or serious sounds like a sponsor of driver problem yuniesky garrido is going to be their first kiss from this year. My god and men they got Beltran to and the camp and Josh Redick and just relax and Oreo cookie. See that team should be pretty good. Should be achieved in that photo lineup this year would be springer out to make Correia Beltran McCain and Bregman Redick Gary LA okay. How will squirrels militants still cleanup hitter I was still good raw voters he's still a bit. Enemy out car called the Q fires were colors Charlie Morton. Her. Gross. Bullpen still nasty yell no but if the child's personal interests but the lineup is good but that's that's why they're disappointing that it could tell pressure but in general was like. They're supposed to agreement were to write my hot take though that you mentioned yeah this is this is quite controversial. I me. And this doesn't mean for the whole season for this one is very particularly about the regular season. I kind of felt like the blue ridge is under achieved. Another made the playoffs I know they got into the wild card game beat the Orioles made it all the way to the ALCS. But. To me. That team. Should've dished Roy DAL east yet they were incredible on paper yet they had Tulowitzki and Batista and anchored Aussie known and Russell Martin and launch Josh Donaldson of course Africa and BP right pull our in the outfield is no slouch right and they had a Estrada and they had it. Stroman and they had Sanchez. Ended. Pry the Rica's was the bullpen but you're like RA Dickey. And our addiction right listen community yeah is that your four starter he's a former Cy Young award winner I looked bad team and went. Don't you roll your eyes a you know who else is Cy Young award winner over him remnants. Thank you my broken. I love to ball low and Colorado at least. I thought Toronto was going to be but by the far and away the best team in the American League I really did yeah they were so loaded. And they barely made the play. Let's put this way as a Cleveland Indians fan. While the Indians were busy beating the living. You know what out of the Red Sox going into the American League Championship Series I'm looking at the Texas Toronto series and going. Please Toronto beat Texas because I don't wanna play Texas. And then it was like game 20 it all the gods exist please read this team I don't wanna see that light up this is scary I need an adult. And me yes I I think we senate's we have first say I was like really there in the ALCS of that disappointment you're right. That lineup is absolutely loaded or what Jose was with Jose Batista. Josh Donaldson Troy Tulowitzki and Edwin Encarnacion the three of us could fill up the line up and that would be awesome right. And I remember they were they were in the struggle territory for awhile there a male who's they were. They were like oh my god there might not make the playoffs but they did but just this season in general I was expecting domination and I got. The good team. Well amino under achieved to a certain level osment. I'll take I'll take that to another level. They may have under achieved because one of the guys that. They've built that franchise around. Was also a massive under achievement and will lead into more players after this but I've got to bring up Jose Batista and he was not good last year right. For a guy who. Who's had what 340 home run seasons and last five years last year he batted I'm not even looking at Rosser resource dot com yes we do exist. And I guarantee his batting average was like 232. And had 24 home runs. Let me do my memory is correct he ought. Jose multi stood had 22 home runs so to off. And had 234 thank you almost that was exact by the way at 234 in a while I had to look at those stats really hard because there's a chance the Indians were gonna sign him and those like. Oh please don't do well there you have an inaugural. So I would actually say despite that office being completely loaded that might be the guy. Then I'd point the finger at. I also don't really care for John Gibbons just personally yeah he's kind of a dish yeah he's got to do each face I would love it if I had to blame I blame partially. The bullpen that was really bad last year and now blame partially. Injuries from being honest. DeVon Travis remember him from two years Julianna he got hurt he hasn't really been the same Michael Saunders was hurt you did hit 300 last year though Michael Saunders asserted the beginning in the year yep. He won appoint a 1420. Of course was hurt every year Batista miss fifty games it's like the sun rose today of course to those on the DL three times that the every dollar Barney play and a 104 games last year for the night if if if we loved our Marty here but come on yeah but come on let's go guys. So about banning that's part of it but yeah I'm ultra a lot of the women Jose Batista. But I still wouldn't call him on to blame for Capuano completed because nobody likes him but he's not the most is Pointe Claire baseball last year. No no not at all and if you watched any inkling of baseball or listen to any of the last 45 minutes of the show you know who that is. It will bring that up when we come back at 743 in this is Portland sports leader to an eighty the fan. Yeah. It. Is. Elissa lynch and AEG seeing. Yeah. We'll regular hot corner of Portland's colts lead us in here. Get Ezra we number one. To blow as he takes in the fate takes on a 55 through five trying to figure out where we're. We'll reveal little nugget. Go find poorly sports leaders appeared. And that's what. Global. Yet. How wonderfully yelling it's important if vote. We're we're continuing our trend of underachieving and we spoke about teams we mentioned Arizona. Pittsburg Pittsburg as the Astros. My I think looking at switching over to players the players what is tricky. Because. It's almost like the players should coincide. With the team not being very good but some of these guys. Do you fit that bill. And other guys don't like Alex arias was disappointing Lester but the Yankees were supposed to be good. Now so or you really that disappointing and I don't really think people expect an Arab League to be honest nobody and I'm just using as example. The number one guy. Guilty as charged. Who was taken a lot of heat in the offseason and I can't even imagine. What it's like to be a fan of this team. That is. Actually looking to Wheeling deal this guy and that is Andrew McCutcheon. Beat Pittsburg pirate these franchise player of the pirates being discussed in trade talks last year. Lay all this season like he did the previous year. Had a very late recovery to make it look a little better. But his final line last year to 5624. Homers with 79 RBIs plating on almost every game just missed and. And it hasn't had a hit him to have this. We have heard Jerry in Cameron used. We jury he hasn't had a hit never and he is a guy who I think. Is incredibly important for the game of baseball from Amman even just talking as it as a fan of him I'll love McCutcheon you're talking like base NN. The cut our inability and like ability. To meet McCutcheon. Could be. Derek Jeter like marketable yeah. Got a great smile. I think there's only one guy in baseball who's more marketable than him right now as Bryce Harper. And I think Bryce Harper is more a he's got to cheer he's right the feeling that you mark Friday night he's everywhere are attacked he's like A-Rod yeah it's like Iran marketability monkey. He's more divisive where's Jeter reload Jeter he was cool calm collected and was a good guy any help the community that's McCutcheon. But it McCutcheon can't be the McCutcheon of two years ago. Then he's never gonna reach that level and that sucks and this is coming from a guy who. Desperately wants the youth of America to play baseball again because and it's awesome in B. You're seeing younger people drift away from the support them now that's not to say the young people don't like baseball I'm younger like baseball. Joe's younger he likes baseball meanwhile listeners who were millennial to a baseball but in general. Kids are playing Little League as much anymore right let's dispense sport it's expensive but it's also just. It's not as opposed popular anymore soccer's getting in popularity braswell's easier to play. Indoors all the time so you can always always be playing basketball. You can do is good unless there. Into McCutcheon is a guy. Who. Especially in in. Urban communities and inner cities can be a face can be a guy that the kids want to aspire to be because if you look at the Anderson is crystal baseball there. It'll fields right they'll play baseball crime and if people. You know of eight McCutcheon has blocked a large portion of people who live near cities are are baccarat for an African American and there's someone who can give them. A person like Ken Griffey was every junior was somebody who they can relate to and they say look I can do it into McCutcheon. And there's no doubt in Major League Baseball I mean Major League Baseball gets this rap sometimes and it's not diverse. And I don't understand that because of the amount of players that come over to leak. From Asia and south American Central America and especially the Caribbean sure there may not be a whole lot of European going on or. App for him and I think that's words lane it's coming in the African American in the black communities in McCutcheon was the guy. Now the cool thing about this though that I will say so we don't summit we're just. Haiti on McCutcheon not that you are but it he had a bad year. If there's anybody Rangel he's had to badgers if there's anybody were rooting for two and not have a bad year it's Andrew McCutcheon. Yeah you know cause Bryce Harper didn't have a great year last year press ever really good yeah especially to his standards and especially standards of the future savior of baseball sort of thing you know the future 300 million dollar man. But McCutcheon like you said. Well put together nice guy. Great smile I wish she still had the dreads I actually think shaving the dreads are big problems of his because of messes with your equilibrium in your balance and year. Like how things weigh on your head and stuff like that precedes the guy wanna see really come through. Context this text says problem baseball owner cities' and someone marketing its lack of places to play partially what I said yeah there's no word play totally blocked. Did the kids don't even want to play out because there's no where and there's no one that they look he has as good as someone American Idol or someone wanna look up to right right and like. Football you know football's hall you kid. Kids in the inner city can't afford it helmets and cleats and shoulder pads but someone's gonna football. And you can run to the park woke late catch people aren't picking up sticks only baseball anymore. All use this as an example and when I was in high school. Islands in the suburb in New Jersey. In our league for baseball. We had a couple of teams in Paterson and Newark. You know anything about the area those two were not the best places to go. Really rundown city's very very kind of crime riddled with errors new works you've listened here. You know it's not ever beaten. I'm sorry you are wrong Joseph you heard a very wrong. We went to U. I wanna say it was Kennedy high school. And I think it was in Paterson and we played game there. In there was a syringe on the baseball field. Mom I'm not kidding that's where we played our high school game was a field had to syringe on it quote bear arms was just for Kuerten at the Intel of the aisle there is broken glass and it was just it was bad. There was another place to play that was in Newark and actually had a Muirfield because they. They played at a public park. And invested money in buildings places to play for the for this high schools but. Now that wasn't the case so even if there is a field. Probably in pretty bad shape yes you're probably not going to be going out there to play does that feel that they dug out. 'cause I'm thinking if you're like should not the baseball field pretty wide open to you know make people can see you like yeah had a long day. If you don't you're shoot Oprah part I don't know if you care my friend had one of those like weird fenced in dog out things like the pencils out you know around the edge Newark based off field not in good shape right now Olympic was Paterson but Newark also mockery com. But that that's more on talking about is you don't wanna go play in that situation even if there is an option for you it's not it's not a very pleasant. Boy and think if your parent you know name your kid is 78 start to play baseball and you take them to baseball practice and you see this stuff on a regular basis. When it's time to re up next year maybe year like 81 plays soccer instead 'cause I know they play soccer or the you know this field and that's fields nights. I don't know. A smaller players or I was just reading and you find another a couple of the players on the touch on real quick that are are pretty obvious son Jason Heyward. There's there's no doubt in anyone's mind that his offense production last year. Was abysmal but he got away with it because the cubs are loaded he actually played fairly decent in the World Series and won a gold gloves it was defense is still there. That's a guy who was disappointed in I've found a list of some guys. Mike you're more inclined to do is deny him because I think he's action was actually hurt for most of the year and displayed through it but he looks and Indus. Yes Felix was if you don't hurt your last year for me. You ride the injury did have an effect on it but. He had games for you give up like seven runs in the first inning like four times and that's not good that's that's that's big signs of trouble that's the opposite of feelings commanders and sure he may have rebounded towards the end of the year in and pitched better but. You're used to see in Felix and in the low to ZR a wise and he was almost at four so. It was a bad year for him injuries or not. Yeah under achieved death. Just damages and shorter because one we talked about a Moore like last week we talked about the cubs but he was. I would say out to the McCutcheon he was the second. Worthwhile third worst compress harbors of their two. Matures and virtue is so crazy to say what you think had a better year last year Bryce Harper Andrew McCutcheon. Push. Andrew McCutcheon everybody remembers her for Indy and think of the star harper and like oh yeah on that hand it was a little wild homer after homer was insane. Harper had 243 average attempt points worse. 24 homers of the same and like ten more via I want to find out of Logan Morrison finished better batting average last year. What I was generators does not qualify not enough latent access complete it is just status. Well I don't think there any rules in this you. In this contest Logan Morrison last year. Almost had a pretty good end of the season he finished 238. Alone or fourteen homers 43 reviews some other inching names of note on this list that I just aren't even though I don't like talking about lists Justin Upton. Teaches you to do Michael cook for so long and brutal. And that's interesting I think people just thought it was going to be great in that at least for us out here hoping he'd be great because you want to OS you buy right. Well I guess the thing is is in. In April he batted 365 with four homers and eighteen readies to go to Mayo 1694. Homers and six or b.s in June 1192. Home. Or six and a system down a couple of times a year others taxes this from a brisk and you could argue Heyward been disappointing every season of his career given the hype turns. I would say they were probably had one. Doing the season to welcome guys to do it is audio and super created super did. And then the last name on this as Lugo is uninteresting one and I think it's totally applicable Yost CO we. Yeah another good that's the hype train we is raw talent we know that. Number everybody knows he's raw talent but he was really good raw. But good inconsistent but good in his first year and last herb he's been up for two or three years now. For re. Two Fuller three full three full I wanna say welcome back I think we he's been around longer than we realize that's the weird thing I feel it has been two years. But I could erupt. But he's he's supposed to be like the big hitter on that team and he was packed sticker says chuck Peterson. When we when we come back I wanna kind of look I don't a season long campaign against chuck Peterson are pretty pretty much everybody on the Dodgers not name shot. When we come back we're gonna try to look into look into the future in. Tennessee T look for teams that may not quite. Fit the bill that we're building them there was his worth here yeah I'm telling you man the d.s been around longer than we thought I. Yet so we'll look into that T teams that should be good that for some reason aren't they will call on the new Arizona Diamondbacks at 7159. In this is the hot corner.