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Crossed Up: So Are We Good Now?

Russ Joy - March 15, 2019

Anthony and Bob discuss their expectations for the 2019 Phillies now that the Harper hysteria has settled, concerns about the rotation, bench talk, and what to make of MLB’s new rule changes.

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Crossing Broadcast: The Bryce Harper Effect

Russ Joy - March 5, 2019

Bob and Russ discuss the lasting effect of signing Bryce Harper and how much of a draw it will be for casual fans. They break down the pressure Harper’s signing can take off Maikel Franco, Odubel Herrera, and Scott Kingery, project the lineup, the rotation, and discuss bullpen issues. The guys also look to the free agent market for possible reinforcements.

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Crossing Broadcast: Emergency Pod: Phillies Sign Harper

Russ Joy - March 1, 2019

Kyle and Bob break down the Phillies’ mega signing.

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Crossed Up: Emergency Pod: Got eeeem!

Russ Joy - March 1, 2019

Anthony and Bob break down all the various aspects of the Bryce Harper signing. Topics include reaction to the deal, lineup configurations, pressure on Gabe Kapler, and what it all means for the 2019 Phillies. Plus, Bob discusses his close call with a tattoo parlor in Clearwater.

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With “Remote” Chance of Signing Bryce Harper, Should the Phillies Pivot to the Mound?

Russ Joy - February 27, 2019

I’ve woken up the last two days with skull-splitting migraines.

Maybe it’s the weather. Or the allergens that surround me. Or the sinus infection. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s Harper Watch 2019. Yeah, that’s the one.

We’ve been riding a high for the last few weeks with reports of John Middleton flying to Las Vegas to meet with one of the few superstars in baseball, one who more than just the casual fan of America’s pastime can recognize away from the field. But with every passing day since Middleton’s plane departed Vegas late Saturday night, the Harpermania many felt in their hards has lost its luster. It’s dulling.

Like the start of a cold, we started with denial. “Maybe he’s sending the plane back for Klentak and Kapler.” Then Jim Salisbury reported Middleton was on the plane, “Well… he probably made a good impression”. Lump in the throat. In the four days that have followed, we’ve succumbed to the illness. We’ve awoken with that 300 lb. weight imploring us to stay in bed, as if to stay away from the news and the most recent “reports” from Mo Rocca Jon Heyman. We’ve fought with friends and loved ones when the Dodgers reportedly came back into the picture. Your uncle said, “JUST SHOW HIM THE MONEY! GET IT DONE!” Then this report came out:

You’ve had that doubt lurking in the back of your mind, and now it’s whispering in your ear, “Maybe he never wanted Philly…” You listened to music to drown out the doubt. Then this, after the jump:

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Crossed Up: Heyman, The Waiting Game, And The Unknown

Russ Joy - February 19, 2019

Anthony and Bob discuss Jon Heyman’s Twitter approach, fan reaction to the Harper and Machado saga, and baseball’s potential impending labor disaster.

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Gabe Kapler: “We Are in Win Right Now Mode”

Russ Joy - February 8, 2019

With yesterday’s blockbuster deal for JT Realmuto – who Phillies GM Matt Klentak described as the “best catcher in the game” – it became even more evident that the Phillies have decided now is the time to win and that owner John Middleton wants to win now. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler made an appearance on the MLB Network today and talked about what the deal meant to him and what it could mean to free agent targets Bryce Harper and Manny Machado:

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Crossed Up: The Price of Doing Business

Russ Joy - February 7, 2019

Anthony and Bob discuss the J.T. Realmuto trade. Topics include Realmuto’s value, the steep price of the deal, and where the move leaves the Phillies as spring training fast approaches.

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