I made my first appearance on MLB Now’s new set in Studio 21 on Thursday in an abbreviated installment of the show (due to day games being broadcast on the Network). From the roughly 20 minutes of show we did, MLB has posted this clip discussing what was then the still-unofficial promotion of Kris Bryant on Friday.
For more depth on Bryant, here are the things I have written about him this spring at SI.com:
Preaching patience for talented Cubs trio of Soler, Baez and Bryant (March 11)
Don’t blame Cubs for taking advantage of rules with Kris Bryant (March 18)
For Cubs, there’s no longer a reason not to call up top prospect Kris Bryant (April 16)
What debuts of former top prospects can teach us for Kris Byrant (April 17)
Swing and a miss: Cubs’ Bryant suffers rough day at plate in debut (April 17)
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I wound up making seven appearances on MLB Network’s “Clubhouse Confidential” this past offseason, as well as one on Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story” with host Ray Suarez and fellow panelists Rob Neyer and Jonah Keri discussing performance-enhancing drugs and the Hall of Fame. However, MLB.com stopped posting Clubhouse Confidential segments after November, so I never got to properly update this post. I finally have another TV appearance to share, however. I made my debut on the Brian Kenny-hosted “MLB Now” on the MLB Network this past Wednesday, with fellow panelists Eric Byrnes and Joel Sherman, and MLB.com posted one of our segments discussing the Final Vote for the All-Star Game. Incidentally, Anthony Rizzo pulled ahead in the voting later Wednesday evening and eventually won the vote. I can’t take credit for that, but I will anyway.
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