Episode 2: Keeping the Faith

Randy and Derek return for Episode 2 of the Views from 314ft podcast and look for some baseball-related positives that could come from the COVID-19 pandemic. Note that this episode was not recorded in studio in order to follow public guidance during this health crisis, so we apologize in advance for any drops in sound quality. We hope to be back in studio as soon as we can. Now, the episode notes:

  • [Open] Corona virus discussion, reaction to delay of season.
  • [10:58] A Yankees’ minor leaguer tested positive; how should the team/league respond and could this be a jumpoff point for improved treatment for minor leaguers?
  • [20:55] Discussion of the Daily News‘ Bradford William Davis piece on the negative impact Yankee Stadium’s surrounding neighborhood as a result of the season’s delay.
  • [29:00] How should the league handle playing venue contingencies and regular season scheduling?
  • [39:03] MLB’s opportunity to use 2020 as an experimental year for future postseason ideas.
  • [47:40] It’s not all terrible: the Yankees may be at full-strength come Opening Day.
  • [52:35] On the performance of guys like Tyler Wade, Gio Urshela, and DJ LeMahieu in spring training.
  • [55:55] Miguel Andújar’s camp, his work at first base and the outfield, and how season delay could be a good opportunity for him to work on his new positions.
  • [59:15] Should we be concerned about Gleyber Torres’s defense at shortstop?

We should be up on your favorite podcast publishers very soon — hopefully within a matter of days. Until then, we appreciate you listening while we’re still in the early stages of getting this thing off the ground. See you again next week.

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2 Comments

  1. RetroRob

    Randy, I do want to see how Gleyber looks at SS knowing he has the job and is there full time That hasn’t happened yet. My guess though is there is a better than 50-50 chance that Gleyber is the Yankees starting 3B’man come 2021. Gio is going to have to prove to me that he didn’t have one of the great one-hit wonder seasons. As I don’t believe Andujar will go back there, that means the team will need a new 3B’man. Gleyber’s skills should translate well there and he has more than enough arm. Hope I’m wrong, meaning he works out at SS. We’ll see.

  2. RetroRob

    Pleasant surprise. I figured you guys would go on hiatus until we got closer to the start of the season. Looking forward to giving it a listen. All baseball content is welcome at the moment!

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