Cliff Lee Claimed Off Waivers by Mystery Team, Joe Blanton Traded, Friday Sportsbash ON DEMAND
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The Sports Bash ON DEMAND gives you the chance to go back and hear what you missed. Its the Sports Bash with Mike Gill and Todd Ranck.
Here is today’s show: Friday August 3rd, 2012.
Cliff Lee on waivers
Mike and Todd opened the show up with Phillies pitcher being placed on waivers. Now dont panic, this is a standard practice with teams placing high profile players with huge contracts on waivers. If Lee does get claimed, Phillies will have 3 options: pull him back, let him and his $95M salary walk, or negotiate a trade with the claiming trade. If he passes through waivers, the Phillies can pull him back OR trade him to any team in MLB. Mike Gill still thinks Cliff Lee will be traded at some point, no matter what Ruben Amaro, Jr says.
It's the return of Yambo! On today's edition, it is Todd Ranck (game show extraordinaire) against Intern James. It's James last day, so we wanted to send him off on the right note.
Todd Zolecki on Phillies
Todd Zolecki called in and confirmed to us that Cliff Lee being placed on waivers is no big deal and he also expects players like Joe Blanton, Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco and even Ryan Howard to all be placed on waivers at some point. That doesn't mean they'll be traded, it just gives the Phillies flexibility to do as they wish. Zolecki has been on the beat for years and has never covered a losing team.
Sportsbash Stock Exchange
Sportsbash Stock Exchange is a series of BUY or SELL questions hosted by producer Pete Giordano. The Stock Exchange is brought you by Linwood Country Club. Visit their website to learn more about one of South Jersey’s oldest and most-respected private golf clubs!
1. BUY OR SELL What Phillies should do with Cliff Lee?
2. BUY OR SELL Cowboys ever winning a Super Bowl under Jerry Jones?
Dan Graziano, ESPN.com
Dan Graziano, ESPN.com NFC East blogger called in and talked about his tour of Eagles Training Camp from Lehigh this week. Graziano talked with DeSean Jackson for awhile and Jackson told him that he wants to have the ball in his hands more this season and he expects to be used more so than just a decoy. On DeMeco Ryans: "he commands instant respect and I dont understand why people are so hesitant on him." Graziano also said there is some talent on the defensive line and "7, 8 deep on rotation will make them even more fearsome." Follow Dan Graziano on Twitter.
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Phillies report with Petzar
Some news came down at the ballpark today in that Joe Blanton was traded to the Dodgers and Cliff Lee was claimed by an unknown team. Ryan Petzar called in and talked about the Blanton trade to the Dodgers for a P2BNL or cash. Cliff Lee was claimed off waivers by an unknown team, which doesn't mean much...yet. The Phillies are no longer responsible for the $2.9M owed to Joe Blanton his series. Follow Ryan Petzar on Twitter.
It's 5:30 and time for the Football Fix with Ryan Messick. The Eagles actually made a trade last night for CB Kevin Thomas from the Colts. The Eagles traded 2 LBS for Thomas, a move that Ryan Messick and Mike Gill discussed. Also with this move, what current defensive backs on the roster are in danger of getting released? Either way, the Eagles have a lot of depth on their defense and can afford a move like this.
1. Name this tune?
2. How many of the songs do you know?
3. How big of an issue will replacement referees be?
4. What % chance do the Phillies have of reaching .500?
5. What was your biggest accomplishment at 15 1/2?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org