As assistance when your -- -- pitched pretty well to get the win after a tough one. Two nights ago and right now general baseball topics MLB writer a frisbee nation rob Meyer is on the drive rob how are you man. Rubble well Joseph what is your opinion of this the start to the baseball season in Japan do you like it. And -- I -- at a writer is currently at 2 o'clock in the morning. Just I'll say that I mean clearly Adobe has decided. That it's important. Play baseball in Japan real in Japan every few years and -- going to do have to be done now can't be done in the middle defeat -- -- and that's where we are. Well what they feel like they have to play games in Japan I think I think it's an obvious follow up. Well -- I don't unmarked site -- television earlier this week when he one of -- did a great piece about that exact answer that question and potentially come down to the fact that. 7% of them open Internet revenues. Out of Japan and I think it the regulatory game being played there is an effort to solidify them market would make less money they didn't play that game. I think he can play advocate that -- thing and Bud Selig is so intent on internationalize it. Major League Baseball it's important to him I think what commitment that it happened. Yet -- -- -- -- -- in SB nation -- his likes the really good piece and Ed you said you didn't get up at 3 in the morning to in the morning watching gains but I'm sure you did watch him in. I was reading your piece that you read head out there about mark McCarthy. -- talking about whether -- ground ball pitcher what do you think do you think he has -- -- to be a consistent ace for the Oakland Athletics. It's important for me not yet I haven't seen yet and it will keep it last year. He was lucky and I think you'll acknowledge that the from the late in the curriculum and despite not being in extreme Gumbel Pritchard part of that skill part of the clock. W can't continue to improve and he made such. A transformation of his game just between. 2009 in 2011. He might have little room for growth. I think actually the ability you wouldn't advocate that -- widgets he's not probably could be good pitcher and I don't think he could be. Having -- way where one -- let's make the more improvement. How deep would you say is is -- the war in terms of pitches that are better on the plus side. Well put him mostly it is his team that -- that -- He also added that other -- to allow last year that would really good. He's still try to cope with agree with the with a changeup CNET for a third commitment. I did that he spoke to -- -- we -- for him that sort of the last that you really want and it is it is a reliable changeup. Guys that you just kind of by -- and never do I would I would against them. Total Rob -- SB nation MLB's on the drive -- in Davis study five said the game you don't rob is it was just a licensee says but it's going yard. -- sorely in the season. And it's a small sample to -- handful of at bats but my my early read on him is he's gonna Wii's gonna step -- who know a lot of fastballs or even just hanging sliders and and send a long way. But he looks like he's got a long swing and I'd be a little surprised he's above through seven BD gets impression. I do. And I felt like I -- them. Putting yesterday from them -- -- -- which one could want and he could yet alone the I wouldn't even. Really in -- opera idol you know well sure but not many guys to those pitches. I mean any. Don't want a couple of the that the that the government and you like that don't count to. That can build all of that so I think it the static yet. It -- it would heal on its community played good defense -- more than the money. Rob what are the immediate and long term effects of this new ownership group down for the Dodgers on the giants. Well I mean obviously not good news. But I think it's worth remembering that the Dodgers want to buy stock. It seemed to have equipment and spend and -- -- likely to dominate. The National League west. In fact that he did -- pretty well with having been with the playoffs four times in eight years which is pretty committed. And so is his regime with not a disaster on the field. It just turned into disaster off the field and then of course last year. -- issue on the -- that well. Spent a lot of money which the news. Ownership group will presumably do did not guarantee success. The giants are probably have to up their game a little bit over the next -- to keep pace. -- Vietnam. The talk of a hundred million dollar contract from both the Timmy and -- Is is that -- everything just -- will be able to resort can they possibly give out multiple. Hundred million dollar contracts to two guys on the staff. I think that they could I don't think that -- will -- -- -- -- it. I mean it -- it didn't in my opinion the equivalent strong between those two pictures and in my mind that tablets can still. One of the very best pitchers in the top five certainly top ten. And ultimately it helped -- into the economy continued to ninety plus miles an hour to be there. I don't think Matt Cain is quite on that level I think he is. Fifteen million dollars pitcher when it's often done that it can give him that five years after the dollar. You're going to overpay -- simply can't overpay. A Russian giant it is open to that degree. All right rob good the good stuff there wanted to get John in. It a couple of topics Rob -- MLB you good job robbery -- that I'm okay -- and and it gives an interesting job.