Cut4 Road Trip, T-Mobile Home Run Derby edition: Do All-Star relievers want a shot at the Derby?
Among all of this talk about a pitchers-only version of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby -- with #PitchersWhoRake like Madison Bumgarner and Adam Wainwright clamoring for a shot -- one group has been conspicuously absent from the conversation: Relievers.
So, the Cut4 Road Trippers from Cespedes Family BBQ took All-Star Media Day on Monday as an opportunity to chat with some of the best relief pitchers in the game about whether or not they'd want a chance to knock one out of the park.
Watch the clip below to hear from Dellin Betances, Zach Britton and more. Just know that when Kenley Jansen says he could homer "probably on a Little League field," he's only being modest.
Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman also talked to the All-Star catchers on Monday about the unsung heroes of the Derby: The guy catching all the balls the contestants are trying to slug into outerspace.
Buster Posey and Jonathan Lucroy gave their advice to the Derby catcher, and Matt Wieters sympathized: "If you clank a ball on national TV, you're going to get worn out about it."