ESPN analyst Keith Law talks Phillies and their new change of leadership made yesterday in the hiring of Andy MacPhail. Law talked about the usage of analytics the Phillies want to implement, which made him say Ruben Amaro is a "dead man walking." Law wasnt sure about the seriousness in which the Phillies want to use analytics, he wants to see a group of people assembled first. Law also has an interesting take on a Cole Hamels trade and whether or not the market could "freeze."
Corey Seidman who is another analytics supporter called in to give his take on the MacPhail hiring. Seidman talked about the Ryne Sandberg resignation and how sudden it took the organization. He also called it "one of the most important days in Phillies history." It was the introduction of MacPhail, but it was also the unveiling of John Middleton. The fans finally got a chance to see what the ownership group of this team is all about and we should expect more from him in the future.
ACC Network analyst Jason Capel on to talk about the Sixers draft picks in Jahlil Okafor and J.P. Tokoto. Capel has Okafor as "the best player in the draft." Okafor could come in right away and average a double-double. Capel also cautions, however, that all three centers cannot play together and we'd be kidding ourselves if we thought so. Capel also gives good insight on Tokoto, a rookie from UNC.
Tuesday with Thompson! Our good friend Pete Thompson called in to have some fun with Mike Gill. He's on every Tuesday at 4:30. We talk Flyers draft and the magic that Hextall pulled off by trading the contract of Chris Pronger which also brought over forward Sam Gagner. Also, how about PT's golf game!