For more than nine years Corey Brock was the beat writer for the San Diego Padres representing MLB.com. He decided to take a job closer to his home in the Northwest and with his departure the Padres have a new man on duty covering the team. A.J. Cassavell is his name and we were lucky enough to get to speak with him.
The graduate on Penn State University has worked for MLB.com since his graduation in 2011. He first started out interning for MLB.com and also spent some time in Los Angeles helping to cover the Dodgers for the site. A.J. has covered the Padres in the past for the site, but obviously this is a whole new gig for him. Spending the entire season with the Padres will be a new experience for this young writer.
He is excited to cover the team on a full-time basis and will provide a different angle than Padres fans are probably used to. Check out some of A.J.’s work on SportsonEarth.com. He is a very talented writer and Padres fans are very lucky to get to experience his views on a daily basis.
In speaking with A.J. we get to know him a little bit. He talks about how he came into the sport. He also gives us his take on some of the Rule-5 guys. More specifically Jabari Blash and Luis Perdomo. Of course we ask A.J. his opinion on the new Andy Green regime and how the feel of the locker room is currently. He did cover the Padres when former manger Bud Black was at the helm, so he does have an idea of the difference.
Some hot topics are discussed like the retired Padres numbers, Bryce Harper, Rich Gossage and the DH rule. A.J. is well versed in all things baseball and it was great to hear his opinion on the state of the game at the moment. A fresh prospective is always nice when talking about the game of baseball.
We wish to thank A.J. Cassavell in participating in the podcast. He has assured us that he will return with some more quality information and we hope this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with him. Thank you all for the support and enjoy the podcast.