Steve Sax: Travis' childhood favorite

Steve Sax spent 14 years in the majors on his way to five All Star appearances and two World Series championships.  He also happens to be Travis Demers’ very first favorite athlete. He joined Travis and Chad on Rip City Drive Monday to discuss his career and the home stretch of the MLB season.

Sax talked about Clayton Kershaw and just how much he means to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“He’s huge for this organization. He’s maybe the best pitcher in the game. You saw what happened to the Dodgers in the midst of this losing streak, basically the only win they had was when Clayton Kershaw came back on this 75 pitch limit. He pitched 70 pitches in six full innings and got the victory 1-0 and allowed just two hits. That kind of personifies what he’s all about.”

Sax also talked about the Arizona Diamondbacks and their stud first baseman Paul Goldshmidt.

“They’ve been sensational and Paul Goldshmidt’s got his fingerprints all over it. He’s my vote for the MVP this year. He should have got it back in 2013, but I think he’s definitely the top candidate to get it this year.”

Finally he gave his thoughts on the Cubs and whether they can repeat as champions.

“These are the same guys that were there last year, but the team is not quite as good. That’s not unusual. You’ve got a lot of young guys on this team like Bryant and Rizzo who are already big stars…As of late, the team’s been really hot. They’ve caught fire. The pitching staff is much better. They’re scoring runs. Javier Biaz is becoming a star right before our eyes. This team is dangerous, maybe not quite as good as last year. But this team can beat anybody.”

Take a listen to the great interview and be sure to listen to him on MLB Network Radio.

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