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Crossed Up Radio: Sept. 9, 2019

Russ Joy - September 10, 2019

This episode of Crossed Up Radio airs on 610 ESPN Philadelphia every Monday from 5-6PM. Listen on your radio or via the 610ESPN stream.

Anthony and Bob discuss the Phillies’ resiliency, the Ken Rosenthal report, the need for Rhys Hoskins and Aaron Nola to step up and whether or not there’s any hope at all left in this season.

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BobWankelCB

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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Crossed Up Radio: Sept. 2, 2019

Russ Joy - September 3, 2019

This episode of Crossed Up Radio airs on 610 ESPN Philadelphia every Monday from 5-6PM. Listen on your radio or via the 610ESPN stream.

Anthony and Bob break down Monday’s win over the Reds, discuss the path to the playoffs, and touch on what the Phillies might do with the front office and manager this offseason.

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BobWankelCB

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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Phillies GM Matt Klentak: “I Love Kap.”

Russ Joy - September 1, 2019

This is sure to go over well with the Phillies faithful. GM Matt Klentak went onto MLB Radio and emphatically backed his manager saying, “I love Kap.”

Our own Bob Wankel has been beating the drum for weeks months that Kapler has done an admirable job of leading a group with massive holes and talent deficiencies this season, leaving those latter concerns at the feet of Klentak. Regardless of where you stand on Kapler/Klentak dynamic, I think it’s fair to say that the comments don’t come at the best time with the Phillies having dropped consecutive games to the NL East rival Mets. Either way, I’m sure Bob and Anthony will have plenty of thoughts on Monday’s Crossed Up Radio on 610 ESPN Philadelphia from 5-6PM.

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Crossed Up Radio: Aug. 26, 2019

Russ Joy - August 27, 2019

This episode of Crossed Up Radio airs on 610 ESPN Philadelphia every Monday from 5-6PM. Listen on your radio or via the 610ESPN stream.

Anthony and Bob discuss the Cesar Hernandez benching miscommunication, Maikel Franco’s demotion, blowing missed opportunities, Nick Pivetta’s demotion, and looking ahead at the Pirates series.

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BobWankelCB

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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Crossed Up Radio: Aug. 19, 2019

Russ Joy - August 20, 2019

This episode of Crossed Up Radio airs on 610 ESPN Philadelphia every Monday from 5-6PM. Listen on your radio or via the 610ESPN stream.

Anthony and Bob discuss the Phillies’ up and down homestand, discuss Rhys Hoskins struggles, and the duo discuss Gabe Kapler’s positive outlook as Bob recounts a recent conversation he had with the Phillies manager.  Plus, the Inquirer’s Matt Breen joins the show.

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BobWankelCB

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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Gabe Kapler Might Be In Over His Head

Tim Reilly - April 2, 2018

Does experience matter anymore in baseball?

It’s a question that has nagged me throughout MLB’s Sabermetrics era, and one I entertained again as I watched Gabe Kapler stumble through his first regular season series as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kapler’s hiring came as a surprise this offseason, but in retrospect it shouldn’t have been all that shocking. Kapler fits the profile of the type of candidate toward which teams are gravitating. He’s relatively young, bills himself as an excellent communicator, and takes an analytics-friendly approach to the game. In an offseason that saw the Red Sox jettison John Farrell for Alex Cora and the Yankees replace Joe Girardi with Aaron Boone, it’s clear that the Phillies’ selection of Kapler is not an outlier.

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The Phillies Are Valued at $723 Million

Kyle - March 22, 2012

Citizens Bank Park Home of the Philadelphia Phillies

Yeah, they're valuable.

Sold out stadiums, merchandise all over the country, insane television ratings, and takeovers of other parks sure help.

[Daily News]

The Phillies were valued at $609 million last year, the sixth-highest total in baseball and a 13 percent increase over 2010, according to Forbes.

Forbes said the Phillies had $249 million in revenue in 2011, but they were in the red in operating income by $11.6 in million.

 

They had a 19 percent increase in value, putting them at $723 million. Regardless of operating incoming decreasing, all is well for the organization. Value went up and revenues are high.

Keep in mind that the value will only skyrocket even more once they sign a new television deal in 2015 (their contract with CSN expires). The idea of the team launching their own network was even kicked around.

Now, if they could only get their right side of the infield, well, on the field…

Meanwhile In The AL: Nick Swisher Does Not Like Cliff Lee Questions

Kyle - October 22, 2010

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Ruben Amaro isn't the only one who bristles at Cliff Lee questions.

Nick Swisher responded angrily with expletives when asked about potentially facing Lee in a Game 7:

"You guys are talking about Cliff Lee?  [Expletive], who cares?"

 

Later, at just the mention of the name again, Swisher interrupted a reporter's question:

"I'm not talking about Cliff Lee…I don't give a [expletive]."

 

ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand has the story here.

He should give a shit.  Cliff Lee has dominated the Yankees in the postseason the last two years, going 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA.