C. J. Nitkowski

Info & Stats:  Former MLB pitcher and current analyst

All Topics: 2016 World Series | Kyle Schwarber’s performance at the plate through two games | Schwarber’s health to play the outfield | Schwarber not seeing much live pitching before the World Series | Cleveland’s pitching concerns | Terry Francona | Corey Kluber’s performance in Game 1 | Pete Rose in his Twitter bio pic | Rose is the cream of the crop | Kyle Hendricks vs. Josh Tomlin, Game 3

Oct 28th 2016

C.J. on working with Pete Rose: “He’s the best.”


Oct 5th 2016

All Topics: Travel expert | Barefoot travel guy | AL Wild Card Game, Toronto vs. Baltimore | Buck Showalter not using Zach Britton in extra innings | Managing a bullpen in the postseason | Tonight’s NL Wild Card Game, San Fran vs. New York Mets | Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaard | Long toss

C.J. on Buck Showalter not bringing Zach Briton in for the 11th inning of the AL Wildcard Game: “absolute insanity.”


July 27th 2016

All Topics: Chris Sale jersey situation | Can see where Sale was actually coming from on jersey gripe just not the cutting up of them | Thinks Sale is a team guy | Being traded himself before a trade deadline | Cubs bringing in Aroldis Chapman | Yasiel Puig

C.J. on Chris Sale’s character: “I do think he is a team guy first.”


May 25th 2016

All Topics: Matt Harvey’s struggles | For whatever reason Harvey’s stuff is not there | How to deal with Harvey moving forward | Media in New York | Clayton Kershaw’s month | Kershaw is so locked in | No fear in Kershaw whatsoever | Dave Roberts benching Yasiel Puig | Code | Toronto vs. Texas brawl |

C.J. on Matt Harvey: “For whatever reason his stuff is not there.”


Apr 12th 2016

All Topics: New Slide Rule | Stripling Taken Out | What If | Cubs | New Clubhouse | Mets

C.J. on new slide rule: “I hate it. It doesn’t make any sense.”


Sept 30th 2015

All Topics: Clayton Kershaw last night in NL West clinching win over San Fran | Kershaw’s big game stigma | Kershaw’s post season struggles | National League postseason is going to be fantastic | Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper incident | Harper’s comments about Papelbon earlier in the week | His experience in clubhouses | Papelbon being a little nuts | Bryce Harper rubbing some people the wrong way | Papelbon feeling Harper embarrassed him in front of the media

C.J. on Clayton Kershaw: “Ultimate competitor.”


July 30th 2015

All Topics: Toronto trading for Troy Tulowitzki and David Price | Still likes Kansas City Royals in the AL | Johnny Cueto addition for Kansas City is huge | Players around the trade deadline | Philadelphia sending Cole Hamels to Texas was a good move by Ruben Amaro Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Dodgers not landing Price or Hamels | Wilmer Flores |

C.J. on what Philadelphia got for Cole Hamels: “They did a good job.”


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