Cole Hamels Is a Rich Man Edition, 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: Wednesday July 25th, 2012.
Cole Hamels re-signs!
The news came down early this morning that the Phillies and Cole Hamels had agreed on a 6-year $144M extension to remain with the club until he's 32. The deal was later announced at a press conference prior to this afternoon's game and it includes a 7th year vesting option, if Hamels achieves certain stipulations. He will make $24M in 2019 with that option. Is it too much money? Mike and Todd debate the Cole Hamels contract extension:
Bob Nightengale, National Baseball Writer for the USA Today called in and gave us his opinions on the Cole Hamels contract extension. Nightengale said the Phillies were never serious about trading Hamels and negotiations really picked up around July 4th when the team realized time was of the essence before July 31st. Nightengale also believes the Phillies will make the playoffs if they keep playing at a high level. Bob Nightengale covers MLB for the USA Today.
The very first manager for Cole Hamels in a Phillies uniform called in at 2:45 to talk about the contract extension. Bowa told us a story about the very first thing he did with Cole Hamels when he joined the team back in 2006. Bowa said simply: "Hamels is worth it and when you look around the majors, guys like him are getting contracts like that." Larry Bowa spent 15 years in MLB as a player and was a 1980 World Series Champion.
John Boggs, Hamels agent
I actually did some work today and was able to track down Cole Hamels agent, John Boggs. Boggs has been at this since the very start of negotiations and told Mike and Todd that when the Phillies went to a 6-year length in contract, "thats when we knew they were serious." Boggs also said there is a value on lefties in this league, and when it comes to an elite lefty or righty, most teams will choose the left-hander.
The next PA Announcer for the 76ers is...Mike or Todd?
The Philadelphia Sixers CEO Adam Aron sent out a tweet last night saying the team is currently on the search for a new Public Address Announcer and try-outs for EXPERIENCED broadcasters ONLY will be in September. We are currently conducting a poll on our website for the best audition: Mike Gill or Todd Ranck. So with that in mind, Mike and Todd held their own auditions where the two went toe-to-toe announcing your 76ers starting lineup. Hilarity ensued:
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 the Phillies still undecided on being buyers or sellers at the trading deadline?
2. BUY OR SELL the Sixers holding try-outs for the P.A. Announcing job?
3. BUY OR SELL the Miami Marlins sellers at the deadline?
Ryan Messick Check Ins
At 4:05 and 5:30, our Eagles Insider Ryan Messick called and gave us the latest with Eagles Training Camp. The veterans all reported today, with the hitting and pads expected to begin on Saturday. The Eagles lost out on TE Visanthe Shiancoe who they brought in yesterday for a workout. He signed with the Patriots on a 1-year deal. The Eagles did make a transaction today as they signed P Matt McBriar, a former Cowboys punter. Follow our Eagles Insider Ryan Messick on Twitter.
Ryan Messick checks in at 4:05:
Ryan Messick checks in at 5:30
It’s a Wednesday edition of Top Tweets brought to you by The NEW Mercedes-Benz of Atlantic City. Visit their website and drive home in a luxury car tomorrow!
1. Would you rather be a star MLB pitcher and make more money or win the lottery and make less money?
2. Would you rather make more $$$ or have more vacation time?
3. Would you like to go back in time where we have no cell phones?
4. How many times in 8 years did Kramer go through Seinfeld's door?
5. Christmas in July?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: email@example.com