The Major League Baseball season opens 2018 earlier than ever before. Has the game become over-analyzed? What is ESPN doing with it's announcers? What's going on with player's and coach's salaries at the big league and minor league levels? These questions and more tackled this week with Andy and Rob.
Special Guest Rick Horton, who does play-by-play for the St. Louis Cardinals, joins Andy and Rob to reminisce about their days in the minor leagues as roommates and share some great stories. They also discuss instant replay, modern day statistical analysis, the Cardinals Spring Training so far and what their chances are in 2018.
Andy talks with Seattle radio host and former NFL quarterback Brock Huard. They discuss Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners, how spring training is going for them, and their chances in 2018. They also discuss MLB managers and how they affect a club and how they're treated by ownership versus other major sports.
Andy talks to Rob Rains about how baseball has changed since his playing days. They discuss how salaries have changed and what's different about spring training. They also cover the news about Andy's son Scott Van Slyke, who is currently in spring training with the Florida Marlins.