In this episode of In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, Jeff Brantley is our guest. Brantley got In The Trenches just as he was about to return from the All-Star break.
During this conversation, Brantley talks about his three-sport high school career, success at Mississippi State with future Major League Baseball players Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro, and Bobby Thigpen, his success with the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds, and how he's living his childhood dream following a baseball career that spanned 14 seasons.
Brantley takes a look back at how former Giants manager Roger Craig placed him in pressure situations at the start of his career and who was the best manager he played for during his career. Also discussed is the Reds' recent draft, what to expect out of the Reds in the second half of the season, possible trades, and the players to whom fans should give more credit.
As all of the world of baseball, Brantley is also thrilled with the success of Shohei Ohtani and talks about what he's seen from the possible MVP of the 2021 season. Our in-depth discussion with Jeff Brantley will entertain you.