An absolute miracle has taken place as we here at EVT were lucky enough to spend a couple of minutes with Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the MLB Network. He graciously agreed to come on our podcast and discuss all things San Diego Padres.
Mr. Rosenthal is probably the most beloved baseball reporter in the game today. He has a huge following and is well-known for his demeanor while conducting his interviews. All though small in size, the always quit-witted Rosenthal is an absolute giant in the professional baseball industry.
We asked him about the managerial differences between current Padres manager Andy Green and former skipper Bud Black. Ken speaks of the obvious distinction between the two and specifically talks about the unknown factors of Andy Green, being that this is the managers first season at the major league level. Some very interesting stuff from Ken on the Padres and their manager.
The three of us discuss Wil Myers and the fact that we could see a huge year from this young man. Health is a concern, but once if he breaks that stigma, we should see a perennial all-star and a superstar. The current state of the game is also discussed. Bryce Harper, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Mike Schmidt and Jose Bautista are all hot topics. We all agree the players should be allowed to have fun and this topic is something that the game of baseball will always debate. Old school versus new school will always be a thing.
Ken is asked about the trade deadline last year and the fact the Padres stood pat. He among other MLB insiders were very critical of the Padres not trading Craig Kimbrel at the deadline. Reports were the San Diego Padres could have received a great deal, but A.J. Preller proved that being patient was the answer as the team got a huge return from the Red Sox. Ken straight up tells us he was wrong, which is very refreshing. He agrees that Preller got a better deal by waiting it out. Mr. Rosenthal is a stand up guy and that type of honesty is what makes him beloved by so many.
We truly wish to thank Mr. Rosenthal once again for coming on to our podcast. He typically does not do interviews like this and we are extremely lucky. As always we try to go the extra mile in bringing you exclusive content here at East Village Times. Please let us know your thoughts and comments. We always strive to bring you a better product. Thank you