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02-23 Jody McDonald of WFAN with Howard and Sal

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We'll that music can only mean one thing it's time for Belle Allen and this week in baseball. Okay Gamal and I I Sami prize and a lot of talking about I'd bet my next guest knows what I'm talking about. We'll know little Yankee stock Sal another Yankee fans listening you're welcome real Jody McDonald joining us WFAN radio in New York are AT&T hotline jedi back you remember Mel Allen in this league baseball right. Are we this equipment note we need to figure out what dealt with meant by that and I finally. Came up with it in baseball unlike the web spelling is important yeah I figured out I watched every week. Plumbing too I love that show all right so Jodi I am and go at it that the easy question the obvious question right off the top here. What are your expectations for the 20s17 yankees. So very good question now here's the problem. Because for the first time a long time I will tell you that BP would expectations. Might not meet the band expectation. Because the Yankees the last probably year to look like 506070. Years the expectation is always the same World Series abroad. They've got more championships than any other team they are at the the biggest franchise in the sport. So if they don't win at all that they've come up short. That is not indicates over the last 1015 years they only have. Won championships since 2000 they would the last team to go back to back in 19982000. Gupta gonna try and be the first team this millennium. To do it this year but 2009 as early championship so the Yankees winning the World Series is not a foregone conclusion. It's still live with the fan base most Yankee fans still believe it's there right that they just need to show up but they're supposed to hang another flag at the end of the year. But the organization is realized that's not baseball in 2070. So they're all they're going to put energy debate that is good enough. But they're not going to be the favorite they know that and if they need to develop young players along the line while they're going. They will do just that so it's kind of weird date Yankee fans expect more from the Yankees and Yankee. I wasn't even thinking about World Series Odyssey. Joseph you and I asked about expectations I was wondering are Yankee fans expecting a playoff berth let alone Michael worlds I wasn't expecting a World Series contender. As I say be realistic band velvet. The drug the blue jays a more accomplished in the Red Sox have more talent and esteem the Yankees had no better than the third most talented team in the debate. So realistically. You ate grilled wild card spot and you're trying to get lucky. Com but the die hard Yankee fans don't but it rooting for the people forty or fifty years are still living in the lead the World Series and our rights. Generation and believe that the eight you've got to win it every single year where they come north Florida. Jody where the holes well you know where the the of the places that need to be filled the spot the need to be filled by the end of spring training. In a pretty. That the doctors going to be their number one guy and should be their race to cease its about is that the latest gear contract very motivated. He can't really judge see see. By his side when he gets beat camp could exceed the fat CC pitched real well actually the fact CC pitched poorly executed ATP could well. But I also see this kitty CC pitched poorly we'd love to say let's get CC by Al we've looked sweet company can't that expectations for the seat and doesn't use the work that way. If not the Cy Young award winning pitcher they signed. For millions of dollars million years ago now it seems like but still a very solid starter. Michael but it is an enigma. He's got great stop at times he's dominant and other times he's out right inaudible and it looks like he doesn't know what he's doing out there around the mound. So he's probably the key guy of the three veterans they have a misstep. And that they're going to be out of the back and it's going to be too young pitchers that are gonna fill out the red their rotation. I happen to be a huge police Severino bad pitch but nominally at the end of 2015 coming up as a rookie. Started in the rotation alleged it was awful. Got sent down to AAA for once came back at the end of the season pitched well in relief again. So they're hoping to return to the rotation Severino can go back to the guy who is one of the more dominant pitchers in the minors. And edit a really wide open competition between Brett Mitchell at least that's with the best of the young guy pitching at the end of the season. They're question marks the starting rotation. Is a global question mark the only real given. Is to knock Ahmet Severino guy I think he's he's going to be fine but there are major question mark tied to that rotation. We're with Jody McDonald on our AT&T hotline from WFAN radio in New York let me circle backed expectations. And I want to ask you about Gary Sanchez who came in last year and took everybody by storm ends up with twenty home runs had fans probably drooling over how good he looked. What again in terms of that the Yankee fans down their Jody. What are the expectations for Gary Sanchez and what realistically does he do for an encore do you think. Now this is where yankees they have done give them credit while I called on the carpet earlier. They realize you can't just pro rate his number down that he had twenty home runs in 200 at bats did do the mapping its fiber and a bad. He's gonna hit fifty I don't they Gary tentative could be home run hitter he had a phenomenal. Unbelievable two months and I'd item. Brought erupt for. Rookie of the year even know he didn't talk to August. Yeah you should have high expectations or implied people realistic. Eight Dario run absolutely within his grasp. Caddie drive it. 8591. Yet they can't. If you're projecting a predicting fifty at 120. Because that's what he would have done had he played all one 62 last year while that's not realistic. It's not happening but he is going to be eight key element to this team. Birdie got to believe now the next decade they traded McCain during the offseason they saw enough to believe that this wasn't a fluke. And he's going to be there starting catcher for the next decade so canceled McCain and for about a 130 starts and being in the middle of that Yankee lineup policies. I want to ask you about Matt Holliday and Cris Carter but also tie in this. What what hap what happens at first base who takes over for Teixeira. But to be determined to have very fair question. They weren't going to cite Cris Carter that wasn't airplane and they were ready to go with. Chris Byrd and title lost in the world by the way got hard. And now isn't going to be able to start to see and you'll be LP about by April 1 series start here in the minors. But there are absolutely ready to turn it over to those two guys. It just Butler is prices came down to. The big guys bright kid got so much they couldn't ask. They couldn't they couldn't believe that Carter could be adequately adapt million dollars when he led the league in home Bruntlett here. And it was why do I have if he wants complaint from me and I get beat. Leading already bitterly for that price how do you not take them you carve outs and first base at bats or mute our route to BH a bad warm. He's not yet 500 bats but he could get three under bats and for the price they think he was this deal you know holiday don't care DH. Did what are the intriguing thing who's spraying that we look at that is. They try get polity up to speed in the outfield. I didn't day played out there and did so sparingly for the cardinals the last couple years he not a good field rating war. Yankee Stadium left field is a big field lot of space out there he can't throw it up well for right. Could you just take your chances would have been laughed and went gardener to right if Barry judge doesn't win the job in right field. I'm not at Aaron expand but the Yankees traded warm. Or lay it here they are still talking about even though he's struggled mightily last year. Back to it's going to be a question mark. How they comply holidays and yet. And you can get a 500 at bats I think you can produce form. The question is is purely as a DH or are they going to use and some in right field the plan was to make him a full time designated hitter. But what they were able to get their hands on Carter in they do wanna give him some at bats in Colombo government lineup the same time. Chances are probably gonna put a little out of. Last guy when asked about is a rolled his Chapman. And and I preface this by saying I know it's the Yankees once you've never probably bring up salaries because it's the yankees' nick can afford everything but. What you think of bringing them back would you think of the deal he got. Going great. He's as good as there is debate ought to quote the position. He'd love to is four months with the Yankees prior to being traded cubs today at all that worked out still got a world Jerry down that at a championship for. Arms so everything gave up roses world mr. Chapman after the big incident during the offseason weary at the start to see it. Suspended because there that domestic violence stop. I was surprised he came back because that is you've gone out the door. Loved my time with the Yankees would mind coming back. Hello we do like the Yankees to state you could talk to be as good let the government created yet to be here. And it did just that they brought him back ivory trade Kapanen and Miller. If you get a chance to get wanna go back you go ahead and do it but can't just did because it job when he was done and if they hadn't brought him back at big would have been the dances job. Why not go back to the bullpen depth that the Yankees had I don't disbarred signing ID QB dominant against the Yankees. Doesn't surprise me at but that was one of the better I think they did don't. I got shot to talk about the Yankees but before I let you go Jodie just do me a favor take good care of my Mets okay. I think the Mets missed out the other day I thought Matt leaders would have been excellent fit with them. With Dave great young taking any good good and during the pitching staff. They would have had to expand the payroll which. You can't kill bad payroll. You cried for like the last decade and a half. They've been dragging by by the teams and they are the biggest market the world yeah but they're the only team that lavished a hundred million dollar contract during its top seed and only want free agent. Took down six digits when nine digit however you want to look at it appear at the zeros on the back at. That was the bet with that's that is that a 110 million. He can't quite simple payroll that probably kept it from getting leaders. That they'd like Travis start no better than the bad. Faithful like Travis start or I liked rabbit start no and it was bad enough that the bad state gambit he signed with the nationals and they'll be competing web. I still bigoted thought that we don't studios but the leaders dining might be the one that kind of tipped the scales toward the national paper. Well the pitching stays healthy knock on wood if it doesn't then I think it's going to be like last year and you're gonna be you know Clarkson and clutching their excuse me. Clawing and scratching to get a wildcard spot. And education would don't don't wanna see a guy like Madison Bom Gartner and I want to. No now that was not fun. Thank you for bringing back some wonderful memories I really did not enjoy that criminal. Thank our bet that they can corporate dollars all right good to be a bit. The good news is even with I mean I just went going in expecting not to get any runs against him so you know. I was prepared. Jodi thank you very much started thanks for coming all of us today. Ballot my pleasure buddy thank you.