On this week’s present, we welcome a serious league veteran and Phillies broadcaster for a chat earlier than reacting to an awesome week of commerce deadline strikes, in addition to the lack of a broadcasting legend.
- To kick issues off, David Laurila welcomes Chad Durbin, a TV analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies with 14 years of main league pitching on his resume. The pair focus on the Phillies’ strikes on the deadline and the way new faces like Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Marsh, and previous pal David Robertson may assist the squad down the stretch. Additionally they focus on the Juan Soto commerce, and the way he stacks up in comparison with one other former Nationwide nice: Bryce Harper. Durbin additionally provides insights into clubhouse management and chemistry, what it was wish to play with Pedro Martinez, and why he couldn’t get Magglio Ordóñez out. [4:37]
- After that, Eric Longenhagen is joined by Jay Jaffe and Jason Martinez for an prolonged dialog about Tuesday’s trade deadline. The trio focus on Soto’s historic significance, the haul he was traded for, and the King Kong vs. Godzilla battle that’s the Dodgers vs. the Padres. Additionally they break down enjoying for 162 vs. enjoying for the playoffs, which groups ought to have performed extra, and which golf equipment now discover themselves out of the race, in addition to the intriguing prospects who now discover themselves with new properties. Lastly, the group laments the passing of Vin Scully, one of the vital beloved icons within the sport. We hear about how Scully had an influence on anybody who heard or was fortunate sufficient to fulfill him, and the way the baseball world stopped to recollect him. [33:23]
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