Phillies – Dodgers, Wild Thing, Bowa and more!

14 10 2009

audio_icon_big (MLB Network Analyst, Mitch Williams talks Phillies)
audio_icon_big(LA Dodgers coach and former Phillie, Lary Bowa)
audio_icon_big(Phillies beat writer Andy Martino looks at Phils – Dodgers)
audio_icon_big(Phillies beat writer Scott Lauber with a report from LA)


Savery Speaks

12 08 2009

By Mike Gill

Joe Savery

Joe Savery

The Phillies are an organization that is deep with young talent; especially on the mound. 

One of those young pitchers, is Joe Savery. 

The left-hander is now pitching at AAA Lehigh Valley and is having an outstanding season between both AA and AAA this season.

Savery was a guest on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM to talk about his future, his past as a hitter, the journey through the Phillies minor league system and more.

Listen to Joe Savery on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM

Law on Lee…

29 07 2009

By Mike Gill

Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee

The Phillies have gotten themselves a second-fiddle.  By acquiring Cleveland left-hander Cliff Lee, the Phillies have bolstered their rotation by adding more depth behind Cole Hamels.

Today on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey, ESPN The Magazine’s Keith Law talks about the deal, how Lee will fit in with the Phils and about the deal for Halladay that wasn’t made.

He had some very interesting things to say about Kyle Drabek and much more…a must listen.

Click here to listen to Keith Law on the Sports Bas on 97.3 ESPN

Eagles O-Line Needs to Gel

27 07 2009

By Mike Gill

The Andrews brothers will be key to the Eagles success in 2009.

The Andrews brothers will be key to the Eagles success in 2009.

With Eagles veterans scheduled to report to camp on Wednesday, one of the main areas of cocern for me on the offensive side of the ball is how quickly will the offensive gel.  The birds added pro-bowl tackle Jason Peters from Buffalo and guard Stacey Andrews to a line that at times struggled to protect Donovan McNabb and consistently create running room for Brian Westbrook.

This season, with bigger, more athletic tackles, could the Eagles be primed to run the ball more?  Probably not, but it should be interesting to see how well the guards play with the new tackles.  Especially on the right side where the Andrews brothers have flipped positions. 

On the left side, the Eagles have added Peters, who will be paired with incumbent guard Todd Herramans.  Herramans is one of the smaller guys on the line at 6-6 320 pounds.  How will he pair up with Peters and will the Eagles be able to run the ball to the left side when they need that third and one, late in the fourth quarter.

To look deeper into the offensive line, and more on the Eagles, we talked to former Eagles offensive linemen and Super Bowl champion, Barrett Brooks on the Sports Bash, on 97.3 ESPN FM.

Click here to listen to Barrett Brooks on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM

Drabek Speaks!

22 07 2009

By  Mike Gill

Doug Drabeck

Doug Drabeck

Former Cy Young winner and father of Phillies “untouchable” prospect Dough Drabek was on 97.3 ESPN, The Sports Bash today, talking about his son and more.

Click here to listen to Doug Drabek on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM

He mentions that he thinks that Kyle has a better fastball, and a better curve already then he ever had.  Doug was a pretty good pitcher, winning a Cy Young in 1990, overall he was 155-134 with a 3.73 ERA. 

If Kyle ends up with numbers similar to his dad and wins a Cy Young would you trade him for Roy Halladay?

Former Blue Jays Assistant GM: “Jays will Trade Halladay”

14 07 2009

By Mike Gill

Bart Given

Bart Given

Former Blue Jays assistant GM Bart Given, who was fired in January of 2009 due to some finacial problems that the Blue Jays were having,  joined us on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey today to discuss plenty of topics including the inter-workings of the Blue Jays front office, discussions of trading Roy Halladay this off season, if the Phillies have enough to make a deal with the Jays and much more in a very insightful, must listen to interview.

Click here to listen to former assistant Blue Jays GM Bart Given on the Sports Bash on 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey.

Can the Phillies Afford Halladay?

13 07 2009

By Mike Gill

Can the Phillies afford Roy Halladay?

Can the Phillies afford Roy Halladay?

So you want the Phillies to trade for Roy “Doc” Halladay?  Well according to Randy Miller from the Bucks County Courier Post the Phillies will not pull the trigger on this deal and the reason might be money.

Miller thinks that even though the Phillies are selling out the stadium (37 times in 2009) pretty much every night and are in first place and selling plenty of merchandise, they still may not have the go-ahead from the powers that be to make a trade of that magnitude.

The question I have is, how can this be an acceptable answer?  The Phillies are selling out, Brett Myers salary is coming off the books and yet they still can’t afford to bring in Halladay?

Take a listen to what Randy Miller has to say on this topic and some others on the Phillies at the All-Star break.

Click here to listen to Randy Miller on 97.3 ESPN FM talk about Roy Halladay and the Phillies.