[PODCAST] Sportsbash ON DEMAND June 25 2012
Did you miss the Sports Bash or do you just want to listen to it again?
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: Monday June 25th, 2012.
Phillies lose two yesterday
Mike Gill and Todd Ranck talk about the struggles of the Phillies over the weekend and went over an interesting story written by David Murphy. Murphy brings into question the moves Ruben Amaro made this off season, especially in the bullpen. He relied on Antonio Bastardo, Mike Stutes, Jose Contreras, and a 33 year old Chad Qualls to get the games to closer Johnathan Papelbon. Also, relying on John Mayberry, Jr to play everyday rather than sign Josh Willingham for $21M. What moves, if any should the Phillies make to improve this team? The Phillies begin a four game series tonight vs. the Pirates.
Brighthouse Field flooded
Mike and Todd talked about how bad the Phillies complex in Clearwater, FL was flooded over the weekend. Phillies reliever Justin DeFratus tweeted a picture of the field flooded with water. Chase Utley was down in Clearwater, but avoided T.S. Debby when he came north to play in his final rehab game in Lehigh Valley. The goal is for him to be activated and in the Phillies lineup Wednesday vs. the Pirates. What kind of Chase Utley will we see? What are you more concerned with: his offense or defense?
Frank Seravalli talks trade
Philadelphia Flyers beat writer for the Philadelphia Daily News called in and talked about the James van Riemsdyk trade to Toronto in exchange for D Luke Schenn. Seravalli said he wasnt too surprised by the trade and it could be a win-win for both teams. Both players were in the dog house and a change of scenery could be perfect. Injuries and inconsistent play did not help van Riemsdyk. And if Matt Carle is not here, Schenn will fill a valuable role as an insurance policy. On Bobby Ryan: he wants to come here, but the asking price is steep. Jaromir Jagr remains still very much in play for the team as well. Frank Seravalli covers the Flyers for the Philadelphia Daily News. Read his blog.
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 the toughest decision facing the Sixers this off season?
2. BUY what concerns you more about Chase Utley: offense or defense?
3. BUY OR SELL "Little Jerry Seinfeld" in Top 5 Seinfeld episodes of all time?
NBA Draft Thursday
The 2012 NBA Draft is this Thursday and in this segment Mike and Todd talked about what players fir the Sixers the best and what players may fall to them at the 15th pick. Baylor F Perry Jones III has a chance to slip to the Sixers, as does Duke G Austin Rivers. Should a team take a chance on Fab Melo? Who do you want to see the Sixers draft at 15?
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Ryan Petzar LIVE from CBP
Our Phillies Insider Ryan Petzar called in live from the ballpark for tonight's Pirates/Phillies game and gave us an update on 2B Chase Utley. Charlie Manuel said that once Utley returns, he will be batting in his usual 3rd spot in the batting order. As for Utley's role on the team once he gets back? No one knows. Manuel is not happy with the performance from the "young" bullpen. The Phillies first priority remains strengthening the bullpen. Petzar then made a plea to our listeners: this season is NOT the managers fault at all. Follow our Phillies Insider Ryan Petzar on Twitter.
Chase Utley speaks
It's 5:30 and its usually time for the football fix! However, today's Football Fix was interrupted with Phillies 2B Chase Utley speaking to the media in the Phillies dugout. Utley says "its a possibility" that he will be activated on Wednesday. He doesn't feel much pressure in returning to the lineup and his knees feel the best since the injury. Utley is due to finish up his rehab assignment tomorrow night for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. If all goes well, Utley will be activated and bat third in the lineup Wednesday night.
1. If Jared Sullinger is still on the board at 15, would you want the Sixers to select him?
2. Are the Flyers in danger of being too active/aggressive?
3. Fair to rank Trent Richardson #1 in NFL RBS in 2015?
4. Which sport are you most looking forward to in the Summer Olympics?
5. Whats your favorite tailgate food?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: email@example.com