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Today’s guest is MLB.com’s Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) here to preview the MLB Season and focus on the Mets and Yankees. Here is a piece he wrote on Utility Players in the MLB in 2016 which has become more relevant as time passed.
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(3:00) World Baseball Classic through the eyes of Joe Trezza who was on assignment covering games from Japan to Miami. The difference in style of play amongst different cultures and how they will coexist in the MLB
(10:00) The Speed of the Game. How can pace of play be fixed if their is even a problem at all? Pace of play vs Rate of action.
(14:00) A parallel between the MLB and the NBA through sabermetrics and “efficiency”. Mike Trout lead the league in strikeouts and won the MVP and now James Harden will break the record for most turnovers and possibly win the MVP.
(20:00) The MLB and Rob Manfred’s push to build up Superstars across the league.
(29:00) Yankees previews. Why Gary Sanchez will be in the two hole. The dangers of relying on prospects and expecting quick success.
(39:00) Mets preview. Is there a log jam in the Mets outfield? Who gets left out? Mets position players have a versatility to combat injuries. Realistic expectations.
(53:00) NL Preview and AL Preview. Runaround the league and touch on many story lines.