Former big-league pitcher and current analyst on the MLB Network, the great Al Leiter, joined Boomer and Craig via the hotline to break down the young baseball season.
The guys started with the Yankees, who play their home opener this afternoon against the Angels. Leiter talks about the .500 start as well as the struggles the middle of the Yankee lineup has endured so far. He points out that the Rays very well may be their stiffest competition in the AL East, as he has been particularly impressed by their young and talented pitching staff.
Before long the focus shifts to the Mets. Craig is worried about where the Mets will be able to generate offense from. Leiter loves Lucas Duda. They spend some time breaking down Jason Bay’s woes as well as the perceived lack of depth on the Met roster.
Also, Leiter talks about the Red Sox surprising 1-5 start and how the Blue Jays may be a surprise team in the division.
Finally, the interview ends with Craig inviting Leiter to be his partner this May for one of he and Boomer’s charity golf events. Leiter says he needs to check his work schedule, which is apparently an unacceptable answer for Craig.
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