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Crossing Broadcast: Big Red

Russ Joy - January 22, 2020

Kevin, Bob, Anthony, and Russ address the hatred for Andy Reid, recap the Championship Games, and offer early thoughts on the Super Bowl matchup. They then break down San Francisco’s dominant performances and address Anthony’s take that Pat Mahomes is overrated. “Big Bet Bob” gives some historical numbers on the Super Bowl coin flip. They then update the Buzzergate situation and give their opinions of what it would take to strip Houston of their World Series crown. Finally, a quick roundup of Sixers, Phillies, and Eagles points.

*This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook and Odd Logic Brewing Co. 

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Phillies Reportedly Adding Neil Walker on Minor League Deal

Kevin Kinkead - January 22, 2020

The Phillies continue to dumpster dive look for value on the open market.

After being linked to Francisco Liriano earlier today, they are also reportedly bringing in 34 year old Neil Walker:

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Major League Baseball Won’t Strip Astros and Red Sox of World Series Titles

Kevin Kinkead - January 22, 2020

If the Astros and Red Sox are cheating bastards, but they get to keep their World Series titles, then does breaking the rules really matter?

It goes back to the old saying – “if you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying,” and while A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow lost their jobs while the Astros were handed a monetary fine and other punishments, the discipline resulting from the sign-stealing scandal didn’t touch their status as “world fucking champions,” as Chase Utley would say.

Commissioner Rob Manfred was on Fox Business today with Maria Bartiromo, saying this (via the Houston Chronicle) –

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Francisco Liriano Reportedly “Close to a Deal” With Phillies (Updated)

Kevin Kinkead - January 22, 2020

I originally read this tweet as “Lindor” and almost had a heart attack.

Per Jon Heyman:

Liriano is 36 years old now and spent 2019 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He appeared in 69 games with a 3.47 ERA, striking out 8.1 batters and walking 4.5 per nine innings.

Bob points out that lefties only hit .194 against Liriano last year. He throws his slider about 30% of the time and batters only hit .143 against that pitch. He’s another bullpen arm, and with a lack of effective left-handed relief options, he’s an interesting “buy low” type of guy. Liriano did start 26 games for Detroit in 2018, but all of his appearances in Pittsburgh came out of the bullpen. The Phils still need… something in the pen, and this would qualify.

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Robert Murray with details –

 

Pedro Martinez Disagrees With the Way Mike Fiers Blew the Whistle on Houston Astros

Kevin Kinkead - January 22, 2020

Turns out Jessica Mendoza isn’t the only person annoyed with Mike Fiers for snitching.

Ex-Phillie Pedro Martinez went on the radio Tuesday and shared a viewpoint similar to the one that brought a lot of shit on Mendoza, explaining that he felt like Fiers should have addressed the Astros cheating scandal while playing for Houston and before he ended up in Detroit and Oakland.

Here’s part of what Martinez said on WEEI in Boston:

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Joe Girardi Says Sign Stealing “Has Been Going on For Years”

Kevin Kinkead - January 21, 2020

Phillies manager Joe Girardi spoke last night at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Banquet.

Not sure whether this clip comes from before or after his speech, but he was asked, off to the side, about the Astros’ sign stealing scandal, saying this:

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Video: Crossing Broad vs. Branded Sports on The Philly Pheud

Kevin Kinkead - January 20, 2020

It’s the matchup you’ve all been waiting for.

Not Chiefs/Niners.

It’s Crossing Broad vs. Branded Sports on The Philly Pheud, hosted by Mike Missanelli and Natalie Egenolf of 97.5 the Fanatic.

CB was represented by Kyle, Bob, Russ, and Craig, who went to Harrah’s Chester Philadelphia back in December in a battle for blogging supremacy. You can watch the entire episode on Youtube now, after the jump:

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Did the Astros Take Their Cheating to Another Level With “Buzzer” Devices?

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2020

Baseball Twitter is ablaze as we speak, with what appears to be new information on how deep the sign stealing scandal ran down in Houston.

The topic today is an alleged “buzzer” device that some players are accused of wearing, a device that would allow others to signal to them what pitches were coming. The catalyst tweet has since been deleted, but it comes from a person who claims that Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman wore these items:

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