Yesterday I did my weekly radio interview with David Todd, discussing the latest events at Spring Training. Here were the highlights, with the interview below:
**We discussed how it is too soon for Andrew McCutchen extension talk. We also speculated on some odds on whether McCutchen would remain with the Pirates after the 2018 season.
**We both feel that Jung-ho Kang is on track for Opening Day, even though no one on the team will admit that.
**I updated the injury status of Cory Luebke and Gerrit Cole. I feel Luebke’s hamstring strain really hurts his chances of making the club.
**We discussed whether Jameson Taillon could be limited at the start of the season with his innings. I think that’s a definite possibility, and broke down how he could be limited.
**David asked about Josh Bell’s defense, along with my article on his swing changes, which you can read here.
**Speaking of first base, we talked about the crowded scene there beyond John Jaso, and who might have the inside track for bench roles.