Another busy week has come and gone in the 2018 season, and that means a full show for you this week. First off, we want to send out our sincerest thoughts and prayers to Danny Farquhar and all his family and friends in the White Sox organization and beyond. God speed and get well.
The first manager casualty of the year has taken place. The Cincinnati Reds, after a dismal start to their season, made the choice to fire Bryan Price and pitching coach Mack Jenkins. Did Price get a fair shot this year or was he given a team that nobody can win with and unceremoniously shown the door?
When Out of Left Field began, one of our first topics was what was wrong with Matt Harvey. Well, with our 2-year anniversary rapidly approaching, the New York Mets have finally decided to stop searching for the answer by letting Harvey stay a starter. This week, after another horrific outing, Harvey was moved to the bullpen. Can Mickey Callaway help resurrect Harvey’s career with this move?
Plus, if you listened last week, you may remember Chris saying that the Pirates are in good shape so far if they can steer clear of the injury bug. Well, leave it to Chris to lay the jinx on the Buccos as Josh Harrison went down with a wrist fracture from being hit by a pitch. Can the Pirates keep raising the Jolly Roger without him in the lineup?
Finally, the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the hottest teams in baseball, and this week they received devastating news that starting pitcher Taijuan Walker has a damaged UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery. What does this do to the D-backs chances and just where might they be looking to fill the void?
All that and a whole lot more on this week’s episode of Out of Left Field.