The Opening Drive

ESPN Insider Jeff Passan

Jeff Passan joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about his latest in-depth ESPN+ piece on the death of the starting pitcher, Fernando-mania as the perfect foil for the current mindset, baseball being made worse by these pitching problems, being good for teams but bad for players and baseball, whether or not pitch courts are effective, wasting the talents of pitchers with the current roles, why velocity and ramping up is a big problem, how to fix it going forward and how the future of baseball will look depending on which path MLB takes going forward.

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