ROOT SPORTS Twitter Tuesday Transcript
Tuesday, February 5 with Rob King
@jimtufexis: @ROOTSPORTSPIT Rob King, what do you think the @Pirates starting rotation look like? Many intriguing pieces in place
Rob King: @jimtufexis Burnett/Wandy/McDonald/Karstens for sure. I'm guessing J. Sanchez (signed today) or Liriano as 5th. It will be the key to season
@TrippyTaylor23: @ROOTSPORTSPIT what do the Penguins need to do to have a more efficient and deadly powerplay?
Rob King: @trippytaylor23 I like the configuration now w/Neal down low. Just keep playing, and it will come.
@justingarman3: @ROOTSPORTSPIT do you think Despres is going to be out on the trading block? Orpiks getting older and Despres playing very well!
Rob King: I would not want to trade Depres. But if I'm making a trade w/Pens, he's one of first guys I'd ask for.
@RealBobbyD: @ROOTSPORTSPIT do you offer any job shadowing opportunities for high school students interested in broadcasting?
Rob King: @realbobbyd Contact our main office. They'll let you know for sure.
@kridder50: “@ROOTSPORTSPIT: @kridder50 I have not heard anything. Might be too early for teams to 'sell' right now.” Niskanen return will b a problem?
Rob King: @kridder50 But a good one.
@28_Holly: @ROOTSPORTSPIT Who has impressed you most on the Penguins team so far this season?
Rob King: @28_holly Expectations already high for Sid, Geno, Letang, etc. I've liked all the new guys: Tanner,Depres,Bortuzzo,Vokoun.
@RealBobbyD: @ROOTSPORTSPIT Are the Buccos going to be serious contenders in the Central this year?
Rob King: @realbobbyd Reds are so solid. They should be clear pick to win. Big blow for Cards that Carpenter is hurt. Bucs should be interesting.
@kridder50: @ROOTSPORTSPIT Any word if Pens r trying to move Tangretti and Lovejoy?
Rob King: @kridder50 I have not heard anything. Might be too early for teams to 'sell' right now.
@jesseferencz: @ROOTSPORTSPIT with the Astros gone, do you think the division become easier to win with 5 teams instead of 6? #TwitterTuesday
Rob King: @jesseferencz Easier in the long run, but not this year. Astros are going to be terrible for next year or two. Full-fledged youth movement.
@MitchellShaw43: @ROOTSPORTSPIT Pens seem to have found an offensive system the last few games to put up some goals do you see them making any changes at all
Rob King: @mitchellshaw43 Based on last three games--no. We'll see how things progress. As I said earlier, they have been awesome in last three games
@PLUFOUR: @ROOTSPORTSPIT who will be #Pirates corner OF's on Opening Day Marte and who?
Rob King: @plufour Marte and Snyder. Can't wait for a full season of Marte. Snyder is one of key players. If he can be solid, lineup can be excellent
@zacksmith71: @ROOTSPORTSPIT do the pens have a good chance of winning the Atlantic division by the end of the season?
Rob King: @zacksmith71 Absolutely. I think they're the best team in a good division. They have been awesome the last three games, too.
@Fiddy14: @ROOTSPORTSPIT Rob, where is Potash? He usually runs this account. Lets Go Pens!
Rob King: @fiddy14 Dan is in Long Island. This is my second time doing this. I enjoy it.
@Fiddy14: @ROOTSPORTSPIT He must have forgot his smartphone.. Lol. Enjoy seeing tweets from you buds. Keep Jay in check tonight during post game.
Rob King: @fiddy14 Hah! Will do.
@kaykooser: @ROOTSPORTSPIT what's your favorite part about doing root sports?
Rob King: @kaykooser I love it all, seriously. Post-game shows, reporting, high school/college play-by-play, historical shows. It's all sports!
@amusolino71: @ROOTSPORTSPIT who is the best team in the Atlantic division in the next 5 year's?
Rob King: @amusolino71 Great question! I'll take Pens #1--so many young superstars. Rangers have some good young players, as do Isles. Those three.
@GSnyder5: @ROOTSPORTSPIT With Sudden Death now on Netflix instant, can we get Jay once and for all to talk about it on pre or postgame?
Rob King: @gsnyder5 I think Jay turned in the finest acting job in the movie. Maybe we can do that one show.
@MitchellShaw43: @ROOTSPORTSPIT hey Rob how do you see Boychuk complimenting Neal and Malkin the rest of the season...already seeing positive play from him
Rob King: @mitchellshaw43 I'm intrigued. He has the speed and defensive responsibility. Also allows the rest of the lines to fall in place.
@CodyWilson__ :@ROOTSPORTSPIT rob king is the man!!! And Potash.
Rob King: @codywilson__ Now that's my kind of tweet! Thanks, Cody--I'll pass along to Dan.