An Impressive Interview With New Phillies C Tommy Joseph, Plus Ruben Amaro Is “Trying to hold on to a Club That’s Gone.”
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Here is today’s show: Wednesday August 1st, 2012.
Looking at 3B and OF options
The Phillies will have a few positions to fill in the off season in their attempts to "rebuild" this team to contention, most notably are at 3B and OF. Mike and Todd went over a list of available free agent 3B and OF. It's not pretty. We know David Wright and Josh Hamilton have good chances of becoming free agents, but after that it gets old and bleak. Scott Rolen anyone?
Tommy Joseph calls The Sportsbash
Newest catching prospect acquired in the Hunter Pence trade Tommy Joseph called The Sportsbash and talked with Mike and Todd. He was a 2nd round pick in 2009 by the Giants and said he "couldn't be happier" to be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. With the emergence of Buster Posey in San Francisco and Carlos Ruiz up in age with the Phillies, there is a real opportunity for Joseph to become a big league catcher before he knows it. Joseph isn't really focused on that as he's just happy to put on a uniform everyday and help his team win. A power hitter, Joseph says he needs to work on his defensive skills as a catcher.
Ryan Messick at Lehigh
Ryan Messick is back at Lehigh for Eagles Training Camp and updated us with the injury to Trent Cole and went over a report in that Jason Babin may miss the whole preseason schedule with his injured calf. TE Brent Celek is working his way back after his knee injury and the replacements for Riley Cooper like Marvin McNutt and Chad Hall are taking advantage of their opportunities in impressing coaches, staff. Messick says Brandon Graham spoke today and talked about his Training Camp after the ACL injury last season.
Ryan Messick at 5:20
Sportsbash Stock Exchange
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1.BUY OR SELL Silas Redd transferring to USC?
2. BUY OR SELL Eagles LB?
3. BUY OR SELL Michael Phelps as a disappointment?
Keith Law on Phillies trades
Keith Law, ESPN.com called in and gave us his opinions on the trade(s) the Phillies made yesterday on Seth Rosin and Tommy Joseph. Law likes the trades, Tommy Joseph and thinks Rosin has a future in the back of a rotation. On Joseph, Law knows him from his Arizona high school days and says he has a good head on his shoulders. And on the Victorino deal, Ethan Martin throws in the low 90's, but needs to improve his command and could be a No. 3 starter down the road. Follow Keith Law on Twitter.
Jerry Crasnick on trades
After Keith law called in we had a chance to talk with Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com about the trades. Crasnick said the Phillies really put themselves in this position by acquiring Hunter Pence last season and trying to go for it. Crasnick also said that Josh Linblom, acquired for Shane Victorino is already the second best pitcher in the Phillies bullpen. Read more work from Jerry Crasnick on his ESPN.com page.
Adam Caplan LIVE from Lehigh
Sirius/XM host Adam Caplan called in from Eagles Training Camp and he said "Andy Reid has his best roster in his 15 years of coaching." On Brandon Graham: he's in great shape, reported to camp much lighter and is over his ACL tear. On the corners: Caplan is worried outside the 2 corners as their backups have no experience if a player goes down with an injury. Follow Adam Caplan on Twitter.
1. Favorite member of 2008 Phillies?
2. Are you comfortable with replacement officials?
3. Is Eli Manning a better QB than Peyton Manning?
4. How many more wins for the Phillies?
5. What Olympic Sport are you watching tonight?
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