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Glen Macnow Shares a Lenny Dykstra Story

Kevin Kinkead - December 5, 2019

Today the 94 WIP Morning Show hung up twice on Lenny Dykstra, first during an argument with Angelo Cataldi and the second time after an exchange with Ray Didinger, who was in the studio with the regular crew.

The subject of the latter spat was $7,000 that Didinger claims he’s owed by Nails, after writing two stories for his magazine, The Player, at some point in the past.

Obviously that situation remains unresolved, and if I had to go out on a limb here, I’d say Ray is probably never getting that money. I’d also like to know how I can be paid* $3,500 per story, so if you’ve got a lead, let me know.

But anyway, Ray does the best radio show on WIP right now, weekend mid-mornings alongside Glen Macnow, and today Glen shared an article he originally wrote a few years ago titled Philly’s biggest sports creep? That’s easy, it’s Lenny Dykstra.

In the piece he tells this story:

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On WIP Morning Show, Ray Didinger Asks Lenny Dykstra for $7,000 He Claims He’s Owed

Kevin Kinkead - December 5, 2019

This morning the Delaware Valley was treated to a comedic train wreck of a discussion between 94 WIP host Angelo Cataldi and former Phillie Lenny Dykstra, which progressed into a Ray Didinger query regarding money still (reportedly) owed by Nails.

Background, I think, is that the morning show was discussing Zack Wheeler and looking for players with both a New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies connection to share their insight. Dykstra fits the description, so he called in and opened up by referring to Ray Didinger as a “painful dude” before trying to pimp his new podcast.

Here’s the first half of the discussion:

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Cole Hamels Says There “Wasn’t Much Conversation” With Phillies

Kevin Kinkead - December 5, 2019

Cole Hamels will play for the division rival Atlanta Braves next season, signing a one-year free agent deal worth $18 million.

The Phillies were not in that dollar range, reportedly offering about half the amount instead while locking up right hander Zack Wheeler on a five-year deal worth $118 million.

Hamels, speaking during a conference call Wednesday, said this about his former club:

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Phillies and Zack Wheeler: A Done Deal

Kevin Kinkead - December 4, 2019

Wow, okay, looks like the Zack Wheeler rumor from this morning has turned into a done deal:

Jim Salisbury confirming:

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Cole Hamels Reportedly Signing with the ATLANTA BRAVES

Kevin Kinkead - December 4, 2019

Talk about a bummer:

Only about a month ago Cole explained that he’d “love the opportunity” to return to the Phillies in 2020, saying this to Todd Zolecki:

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Random Internet Spat: Aubrey Huff and Alejandro Bedoya

Kevin Kinkead - December 4, 2019

Aubrey Huff should already be on every Philadelphia shit list after what he did in game four of the 2010 NLCS.

Now retired, this jabroni has been going back and forth with people on Twitter for more than a week now, after posting a political jawn involving guns, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump.

No judgment on that, honestly; if he’s a conservative and a 2nd Amendment guy, then go for it, but some of his responses have been whack, like juvenile and corny replies to people who have been ragging him.

Among those who jumped in was Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya, leading to this:

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Report: Phillies “Seen as Top Bidder” for Zack Wheeler

Kevin Kinkead - December 4, 2019

Let’s turn up the Phillies’ hot stove. It’s currently burning on 2 or 3 but let’s crank that bad boy up to 5 or 6.

Buster Olney at ESPN says the Phils are the most “potent” bidders for free agent pitcher Zack Wheeler:

The bidding for right-hander Zack Wheeler continues to progress toward resolution, with the Philadelphia Phillies seen by sources as the most potent bidders — and the Reds, White Sox and Rangers also involved.

According to sources, Wheeler is expected to get a deal of at least five years and at least $100 million. The Phillies have a need for starting pitching help, and with Jake Arrieta entering the last year of his deal, Philadelphia has big-market budget power and some forthcoming payroll flexibility.

Jim Salisbury confirmed Olney’s report this morning:

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Phillies Moving on From Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez

Kevin Kinkead - December 3, 2019

Shouldn’t come as a surprise here, but in addition to confirming the Andrew Knapp news on Monday evening, the Phillies also announced that they decided not to tender Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez, making both players free agents in 2020:

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