Out of Left Field:Looking at the N.L.West and an interview with Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt!
January 23, 2017•78 min
The pieces for 2017 are starting to fall into place as we are less than 1 month away from Pitchers and Catchers reporting for Spring Training! Mark Trumbo and Jose Bautista finally have homes and they wound up back where they began the 2016 offseason. Was resigning them the smart move for both of their ball clubs? Plus, Dan Plesac explains why he thinks the Arizona Diamondbacks are the sleepers of the National League West in 2017. Do we agree with him? And, Chris takes center stage as he breaks down the additions the San Francisco Giants made this offseason and why he believes the mistakes of 2016 are behind them and they are raring to go for another World Series run. Finally, Major League Baseball umpire Hunter Wendelstedt stops by the show to tell us just what life is like for the hundreds of young umpires hopefuls attending umpire school this month and what it was like for the 4 new umpires who have gotten the call of a lifetime to be hired as full time MLB umpires. All that