Kate & Casey: Established roles help relievers
Kate Longworth and Casey Pratt talk about the strength of the A's bullpen.
LA fans that he along with coming -- -- CSN Bay Area dot com and CSN California dot -- and I am doing the right you'll RA insider Casey Pratt it's day two here in Phoenix. -- pitchers and catchers workouts and brace yourself without problems Houston. Not the Astros we have a problem here with the eighth as Bob Melvin explained there's too much talent and depth in his pitching staff that Casey good problem to have right. It's absolutely good problem and it's the same probably and had last season when they're talking about too much pitching depth and -- see by the end of the year they're trot out five rookies. Why you're going into the post season because. You know Bartolo Colon got suspended Brandon McCarthy got hurt. The next thing you know you don't have enough pitchers so all the steps as a good thing and that's with the a's organization seems to building on both old and starting pitching. Infield depth with Lowrie outfield at the F five outfielders so. Seems like depth is really an insurance policy and that's -- these are banking on this. It certainly many is that shuttle from Sacramento to oak lane and every ball -- roster that is that it seemed to have this team. But I think they'll wind difference with this pitching staff vs last year and let's talk specifically the relievers is they know their roles last year as new faces from trades rookies. But it's -- let's talk about the Big Three in that -- and not leave it out Jerry Blevins really cared this much here. But we do little cook setting up to about four for the closing role. How do you think that helps and we talked with them today knowing their role house second achieve success for them on the field. It helps a lot and it really helps Bob Melvin needs solid -- made the playoffs last year. All I really wanted to with six innings out of Parker in six innings that Malone has thing that they can get to the seventh eighth and ninth they have do little -- now afford to close the game out and they have a lot of success they're gonna bring about a little bit slower this year. Obviously the rest them a little bit is it through a lot last year about. You know this season we're talking about. Cooking -- we watched him -- they're both right next to each other on the mound and in cooking Doolittle also the first thing they could it was was still do little that he thought he's throwing harder than and then there's your your child to start right away. They push each other they motivate each other and have the leader in grand now -- really kinda keep them all lines so it really is a winning formula special needs bullpen but. It's gonna be interesting to see how things fall behind those three guys because guy. Jerry Blevins you have. Travis Blackley had so many different guys that should make the team but then there's all these other options as well like Okajima and the list goes on. It's about now they had prayed about Okajima he was waiting to see there are some thirty daylight deception there and he likes being that. But -- section here it sensible thing they have time. And so last year we -- do lenient Bowden motion that every of course called me maybe. So hard eighty journalists that we are we -- -- them -- the relievers and ask them what song will be the a's bullpen Thong beach and this season verdict. Are the jury rather is still -- on this one so bands that we next to me at that. At Casey Pratt CSN and Kate longworth the CSN and let us know what you think the bullpen should be getting energized bit out there and that. Look take it to the relievers and Casey real quick he had a song that's gonna top Caminiti. Man on the very rap fans and maybe fizzled as an accurate. Maybe a little too -- I don't know his drop and that guys let's see that you cannot play we'll see tomorrow sweetest play you need to know works and you. Videos and outlook come action sports at central chronicle live we'll see it there and of course follow Casey on.