Always a pleasure to be joined by Scott Miller national MLB columnist for Bleacher Report and turner sports. Check them out Sirius XM MLB network radio analyst on Twitter at Scott Miller BBL Scott how war. Real good day greetings from the great brutally. Just land an order and last. Lucky you'll. I yet either Florida or Arizona right thumb that I die I I have yet to be a part of spring training but I would love to at some point. Yeah I hear it's I liked it a lot and it's. Know everybody is relaxed and everybody is home. Our president at mode everybody's excited to get back to work but he's got into a slot yet though she lost a game yet the pitcher has thrown a bad outing yet. There's optimism and you know if tomorrow promote from our perspective on our side of the so laws baseball that we can. I'm pretty good access you can actually talked to values. You know more than in more than just. Yeah a two minute sound bites you can sit out with people and kind of get in the there had been. So what their thinking and get to know that what that's all of that is good and I'll spring McCain that I. Yes sounds like a lot of fun let's start with the what the World Baseball Classic Scott and there's. Four members of Bay Area baseball going down their Johnny Quaid O Brennan Crawford Buster Posey and a Sonny gray of the AZ thick have you seen over the years said that it has been going on for a long time but have you noticed any sort of direct cause and effect between players that go when playing Nat and and how they perform in the actual season. Now I mean you know there and improve because a practical Rondo you know guys seem to be exhaustive site at year. You know whether that's coincidence or not it's hard this. The World Baseball Classic no there's not then. You know that there hasn't been any any proven conclusive evidence that. You'll keep quiet that it yeah yeah have a bad year your tire that are always say I know from our perspective. Worry always issues. Oh my goodness you know organized I'm gonna lose sent a picture of the world classic he's gonna come back hurt and and and now. You know. Are you there kind of evolved in my own thinking IE I yet there where you don't blame clocks were being so active. Of their own players bought. What side you know baseball it's in the war works you know. For its slice of the landscape against all the other sports you know the other well. You know NBA NHL. Everything and I think. You know. If you can grow the game my I think it's a good thing and yell favorite major additional that the culprit because. Yeah there are certain guys there is at least working USA is concerned. Looking assay is only finished in the top four once in the three times they've had a World Baseball Classic to all the other two times didn't finish without four. And you can't do it. Mike Trout not playing this year by harper outlying and you know the excuses and bureaucracy and then. I get that but know your road original question. Com. You know there's not really been proven negative facts and I do tend to thank you a picture is going to get hurt. Are all of you out if that ligament ready or a whatever it is you know it's probably just as likely to do it you know on. May second yet separate system science it is it is on your march 22 against in Japan. Scott speaking out the World Baseball Classic Sonny gray is participating. And the Oakland Athletics are open for bounce back season from him. Obvious kind of shocked when we heard the news but then now that I've sat back I'm like well all systems must be ago. Where you would awe shock when you heard senator Graham was gonna participate. Now I wasn't. A nor are saying I mean yeah I had a little bit of injury last year and it certainly had the out year. The unease is certainly looking to bounce factors there's no question about it then and now perspective it's it's changed so. Problem. You know he's he's he's seven good spraying them and stay Altria and and maybe the world class support agreement jump start currencies. Scott Miller national MLB com missile Bleacher Report and sports to have to join us. You're the guru Johnson's Acker while you're not a five point seven against Scott talked to me about the armed. Get the idea of starting extra innings with a runner on second base for I saw you tweet something out that Manfred said that's for the minor leagues no work close to the MLB. The tickets that we could see in the future obviously not any time soon accord according to him but it's it's going to be it's in the future. I know I doubt it. You know maybe in the very very very distant future but there are them well. I like about about rob Lampard is commissioners is he's very open minded proactive and you're willing to discuss any. And now I. If you carry it to our middle of one of those grouchy old pure based army blog game mild light. You know I'm I'm of the age where my gut reaction most of the time is. If it ain't broke don't fix I don't like this change I don't like that change I don't want this change I don't want another change. That's generally my reaction. I do like that manpower though. You know. Yeah now we slots ideas. The discussions which I think is healthy thing faced all the other words. If you come up with an idea. You don't you don't secretly talk about maintenance boring things on us he doesn't. They'll come out or did he doesn't immediately danger shoot down I mean he's he's. Open to discussing and thinking about things have I think that help the overall with a sport now. You know one thing well it we could see near term. He has the strike zone being raised is Hubert that. That's one of the pins under discussion and no one of man hampers. Mandates this year's blocked we need to have more action in the game and the last year. Point sixteen. In record birdie per cent of that bats. Ended in either walk strike out or hit batter and other awards. 30% of bats. I built up a plate in your walks to first space walk spectrum dugout or strike out totals for the ball flight. I think again speaking somebody. Grouchy old purist view point of the game. Either borderline crisis I mean no walks out of the park and watched 30% of the bat had not been. But you know at least the ball or imply. It's like they. Something needs to be done I I feel bad for pitchers because pitchers are no belt belt you talked to a there always want that on the bad end of the rule changes on cultures dollars and helped hitters. Now. The lower raise the strike zone from the bottom of the up a little bit maybe it's more ball flight doesn't that certain pitchers going to let let. Just in the last strikeouts you know maybe they had better have the ball at people and then. You will see that's an example rule change tactic would be a good idea. Didn't mean they're takers circular route to answer your questions go back to your question about potential change. The warmth about. Starting extremes with a rock concert and that seems to take on a life of its own probably because so radical. I did park route map for today in light of Florida. And he. Is very adamant he chuckles over that whole scenario because he said he thinks state and well liked but it's on his attitude is what. We're not considering this for the major leagues I'd mention that as a possibility in the minor leagues in hit it gears. Minor league especially yours and lower minor looks like rookie ball. They're developmentally. And you're developing players. And at that point wondered developing players. Doesn't really do anybody any good play eight and finished the game shortstop it's you know I mean. In terms of the wall global miners were developing players and yeah I mean I think there's something separate that in Munis right now the major it's complete. Its history and tradition. Bears statistics. And error as you know the Oakland Raiders playing that the current tigers they're under the seventy banning. I think at that point their entry again and sometimes fans do like some shortstop spot. In in an emergency cell. You know I I think the key word. If you use is development tall and in the major leagues are not a development totally outside. For reals league it's playing for keeps and he's talking about a potential run on second serve extra innings. Lower level development on a particular attitude is you know would put an end out there. And the Woolsey how it goes and what not really thinking about for the major leagues and several years from now it seems to be working well fans like it well and maybe they. May be may be think about it but we're not we want to that many times. Scott when you look at December Cisco giants in their bullpen issues they landed their big fish in my Lance and in the offseason. How confident are you that that will cure all the yells for the giants in regard to their bullpen. Well you know I don't know it's secure all the they'll but I do like a sign I think it's kuril. Stop. I think you look at that division I big Dodgers and the giants clearly the class of the division. Up. You know what the giants O'Donnell last severed users have to take inserts. Arizona could have bounced back to Europe everybody's all we have also Zack Greinke shelf or get to. I know the Iraqis. And they are improved. But I do think overall the giants and Dodgers go to class and I do think having a closer. That theoretically can yeah Plaisted do some things. I think that's key for the giants help obviously to our fan must also keep guys healthy by. Having alliance ID yet to be huge huge asset program. Scott Miller national MLB columnist for Bleacher Report and turner sports check them out serious exam MLB network radio analyst on Twitter at Scott Miller. BBA Al pitchers and catchers have reporter. Scott it is about that time spring is in the air but thank you for your time enjoy the rest your night. What do my pleasure and you're right back to oh.