Joey Cora is a former MLB player who played for years for the Mariners, White Sox, Indians, and Padres. Joey now works for MLB network and can be seen tonight throughout the MLB playoffs.
Joey joined Ed & Steve to talk about the upcoming MLB playoffs.
Steve asks: Speaking of the Orioles, did they underachieve given their roster or was this pretty expected?
Joey replies: Their division is very difficult to compete in especially without a true #1 ace, if they can get one then they are young and talented. The future looks bright
Steve asks: Last year the roster stayed pretty much the same, could the pitching rotation stay the same and the team still come back and compete?
Joey replies: they can compete with those guys but to get over the hump then the need a #1 ace. Tillman is on his way to becoming a special player but if they can find the one guy who can be the horse on the pitching staff then Baltimore will be a team to watch out for.
ed asks: Do you believe Chris Davis is a 40 home run guy consistently?
Joey replies: I believe so yes, he has been doing this for two years now its not like he was a one hit wonder. I think the Orioles have a very good nucleus, very young that will be battling for years to come. I go back to what I said earlier that i the Orioles get that Ace they will be tough to beat.
Steve asks: Where do you rank Matt Weiters amongst the great catchers of the game, how high does the offer go for Weiters?
joey replies: The good thing about Weiters has great defense and gives you good power hitting, he may not be a Posey or Mauer but he is one notch below the top guy or two. I cant say how much he will cost, but they are going to have to pay him thats for sure
ed asks: What do you think about Rivera’s career when your looking back on it
Joey replies: its unbelievable, obviously you have consistency on the field but he has been so consistent off the field too, he is just a great guy. Last night was very special, I’ve never seen such a special moment as he ended his career with the Yankees
Steve asks: If you were the commissioner what would you change about baseball?
joey replies: I would maybe add two more teams so it becomes even, or I would make the wild card round a best of three series.
Ed asks: who do you predict is in the World Series this year?
joey replies: I see St Louis making the world series and I also think the Red Sox are playing great baseball so I would say they will battle St Louis for the World Series.