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Report: Mike Moustakas is “Very Much on the Phillies’ Radar”

Kevin Kinkead - November 14, 2019

Baseball’s hot stove time is upon us.

That means Scott Boras will be a busy guy, and according to Jim Salisbury at NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Phillies are showing interest in one of his many clients:

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In San Francisco Presser, Gabe Kapler Says He Learned How to Blend “Information” With “Confidence Building” in Philadelphia

Kevin Kinkead - November 13, 2019

At his Phillies introductory press conference, Gabe Kapler was asked about coconut oil masturbation.

That was not the case on Wednesday in San Fran, where Kapler was introduced as the Giants’ new manager.

After a bunch of blah blah during opening statements, plus some due diligence and explanation regarding the handling of sexual assault allegations dating back to 2015, Kapler said the following:

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Mike Piazza is the New Manager of the Italian National Baseball Team

Kevin Kinkead - November 13, 2019

Mike Piazza hails from the GREAT city of Phoenixville. Actually, he was born in Norristown, but grew up in Phoenixville, long before all of the cool bars and restaurants were added to Bridge Street.

Unfortunately, he played most of his career with the Dodgers and the Mets, but ‘that’s okay,’ as Joe Cordell once said. Piazza is a local dude and a heavy metal fan, so he’s good in my book.

Now he’s got a new gig, as revealed on Twitter:

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Gabe Kapler is the San Francisco Giants’ New Manager

Kevin Kinkead - November 13, 2019

Three-year deal for the former Phillies manager out in San Fran:

Kapler was always linked to San Francisco because he worked with President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi in Los Angeles. Zaidi was the General Manager and Kap was Director of Player Development.

Zaidi told reporters last night via conference call that he received great feedback on Kapler:

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J.T. Realmuto Suggests That John Middleton Will Continue to Spend Money

Kevin Kinkead - November 11, 2019

Let’s check in on the Phillies.

The GM meetings are taking place in Phoenix, and we’ve got a tidbit in the form of J.T. Realmuto appearing on MLB Network Radio and talking about the offseason and his future.

Check out his comments about John Middleton and the organization’s desire to get that f****** trophy back:

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Charlie Manuel Will Be Sleeping on the Street for Charity

Kevin Kinkead - November 7, 2019

Always knew Charlie Manuel was a good dude.

In a few weeks, he’ll be sleeping outside on a Philly street along with Larry Bowa and Phillies executives to raise money for the Covenant House “Sleep Out” program, which supports homeless youth.

Here’s the blurb on the fundraiser page:

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Cole Hamels Would “Love the Opportunity” To Return to the Phillies

Kevin Kinkead - November 7, 2019

The Phillies need pitching for 2020 and Cole Hamels is available, hitting free agency at age 35 for the first time in his career.

He spoke with MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki this week and said this about a possible Philadelphia reunion:

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Rhys Hoskins Dressed as Princess Toadstool for His Bachelor Party

Kevin Kinkead - November 5, 2019

Let’s see what the Phillies are doing. Hopefully they’re working hard on their hitting, base running, pitching, and hustling ahead of next season. They need to come into spring training focused under Joe Girardi, who will hold them accountable for once.

(sarcasm)

Looks like Rhys Hoskins is dressed up as Princess Toadstool here for his bachelor party. There are 12 dudes and 11 of them are costumed as Mario or Luigi:

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