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"cal franko" Discussed on Sports Gambling Radio - By BangTheBook
"They won't overcome it like they did last season. This is a team that overachieved big time by the alternate standings metrics. So I do lean over eighty six and a half year a little bit but again. This team is just way too. Top heavy to fully consider from a season win total standpoint. How about the Detroit? Tigers fifty six and a half this win total for the Tigers. And I'M GONNA go ahead say it right up front here. This is the worst team in baseball. This team is worse than the Baltimore. Orioles this team is worse than the Seattle Mariners. This team is worse than the Miami. Marlins this is the worst team in baseball for THIS SEASON. So if anything. I'm going under the Season Win. Total here for the Tigers with that being said the second half for the Tigers could be a lot more fun than the first half in the minor leagues. You've got Casey Mayes you've got matt. Manning's they top twenty five top fifty. Mlb Prospect depending on where you look. You've got joey wins. You'VE GOT ALEX. Fado you've got some guys that are coming up through the system that will be pitching upgrades for this. Detroit Tiger. Steve. The problem is this. Offense is awful in capital letters. Awful now they did make some interesting moves coming into the season they brought in some one year rental guys in fact. We saw a lot of bad teams. Do this. The Tigers have done this. The marlins have done this. The giants have signed every platoon bat under the Sun. Bad teams are smart about this because with the uncertainty of what will happen with the next. Cba A lot of these teams probably won't be competitors in the free agent market and they really have no reason to be so what you do. Is You try to get these. Low risk. Lower cost one year rental guys and then spend them at the trade deadline to get some prospects so Detroit could be very active at the trade deadline here with guys like cj krone with guys like Jonathan Scope. Maybe they decided to move on from a guy like Matthew Boyd. The problem that I have is that krone and scope are two guys that derive just about all of their offense of value from hitting for power well chimerical parks the worst offense of ballparks in Major League Baseball. The outfield is expensive. The centerfield wall is very deep. The angles in left right center field are very deep. Because the outfield walls destroyed a complete. Slant it's not one of those ballparks. You've got little cut outs and stuff like that. The walls are slanted toward that deep center. Field to the Tigers. Offensive Ballpark is very low for a park factor standpoint. So this is a bad offense already. That doesn't score at home. The problem last year is that they didn't score on the road either. I believe they scored twelve or eighteen. More runs on the road something like that. They scored at home which is really problematic because scoring at home is very difficult to do. So guys like krone guys like scope it. They brought in four some extra power potential. Well they're not gonna hit for power at home. Maybe they hit for power on the road but they won't hit America Park so those guys were I think they're trade. Values are capped a little bit but in the second half the Tigers if they graduate. Some of these pitching guys could be good. I five under candidates maybe full game under candidates stuff like that. Now that boy do I mentioned could be traded here at the trade deadline in July. A three Oh one woven weighted on base average against in the first half eight three forty four Wilda against in the second half is strike percentage fell his whole run rate. Went up and in fact. This whole run numbers were worse at home which is concerning to be going into the next season here. He treated candidate. I don't know how good he'll be. And this tigers team does not heavy good bullpen. Either now there's one guy. I do like on this team and that Spencer turntable and last year Spencer Turnbull only had three wins of the thirty starts that he made but the stuff is pretty good. The whole run rates are okay if he lowers the walk rate he may be the only guy that I wind up backing here throughout the season with the Detroit Tigers. Even Matt Boyd is a guy that I'm probably going to look to stay away from what this tigers team again. In the second half could look a lot different as some of their minor league garments graduate up to the big leagues but all year long. This offense will be bad. This pitching staff will be pretty poor. The bullpen will be very bad. The only thing I could do with this team is look at the under fifty six and a half but again you're talking about a very low win total and I talked about that degrees of awful consideration that I have in my season. Wintel guide where there's not a whole lot of equity in betting on how bad at team will be. They're going to be bad. How bad will they be? Well I don't know. Do they? Completely quit in the second half did they quit. And September simulate that let's go to lower the projection for that team but I don't know that. So the Tigers I think will be the worst team in baseball under fifty six and a half but in the second half they could have some exciting young starters graduating to the big leagues. The Kansas City royals here. Sixty five and a half. Is Their season win? Total looks like another long ear there at Kauffman Stadium but I will say this. The lineup could be really fun for his solar elite contact metrics last season. I'm talking like ninety nine. Th percentile exit velocity and hard. Hit percentage hit. What forty eight forty nine home runs? Big Hole run spike for him. This looks sustainable to me. When you look at guys that may be heavy. Big Increase Year over year at home runs. Maybe it was just one of those things but a lot of times it's launch angle change like it was with KC Marseille off. Forty years on a diamondbacks. Maybe it's just elite contact quality and or his Solaire has that has that elite contact quality hits the ball violently hard makes quality contact when he makes contact. So that helps in the middle of this lineup and the top of this lineup is pretty good. Whitmer FIELD GETS ON BASE TON. They call him to hit wit for a reason because it feels like he has two hits and every game that he plays. That's a guy that I think could get a little bit more aggressive on the basepaths this season as well last year his stolen base numbers were down a little bit if he gets on base. If the same Ori- higher clip this season. I would expect him to run a little bit more simply with that'll bertone Monte coming off of some major injuries last year very exciting player extremely exciting player. He makes things happen. The problem is he doesn't get on base very much but he hits for a little bit of power steals a loaf bags pretty good shortstop as well very exciting player. A guy that could really help the ceiling for this Kansas City royals team for this season. Hundred dodgers coming off of a five year cal Franko from the phillies. He's bounced back candidate. Franco's a guy that a few years ago hit you know. Twenty five thirty home runs out of high. On base percentage guy but hits for a little bit of power. The Kansas City royals lineup could be pretty good. The Kansas City royals pitching staff will not be any jake. Judas allows taught to home runs. Did the same thing two years ago that he did last year. Not Good not good. Come in from Jake Julius. And He's primarily a to pitch pitcher which makes things a lot easier for the opposition. Brad Keller high grown bog. I saw strikeouts spike in the second half but also saw a drop in command. He's not a guy that's high on my list for this season and the other thing. That's not high on my list here. Is the royals get Salvador Perez? Back there is a massive enormous Canyon esque difference of opinion between what Kansas City royals fans think of Salvador Perez. And what everybody else thinks of Salvador Perez? He is a bad baseball player. Is Okay at throwing out runners. He's pretty good at throwing out runners. That's really the only attribute that he has hits for a little bit of power but he's a low on base percentage guy poor contact quality. Otherwise and he's been a bottom five catcher in framing runs over the last several seasons. Salvador Perez does not help this pitching staff. I WanNa make that very clear. I don't have anything against the guy. Personally he's just not a good baseball player and people think that he is for some reason and I don't know why he won't help this pitching staff. He will not steal strikes for these bad pitchers. And when you look at the splits going from a one to count to a two and one count there are substantial man if you can steal strikes. It goes a long way if you go from one to two a strike out or wanted to to to do. It is dramatically different. Even a first pitch strike from a first pitch ball is dramatically different. You want a guy that can frame for you. One guy that can steal those strikes seminar. Peres can't do it another thing. That worries me here about the royals is Mike. Metheny like Mathie goes from being the manager of the St Louis. Cardinals inheriting a very good team from Tony. Larussa to inheriting this royal steam and there are pieces to build around for Kansas City. Don't get me wrong. But the Fini goes from managing a proven commodity suet team and. I don't think Mike Metheny is a very good manager anyway so I don't like this fit. I don't like this pitching staff the best reliever Ian Kennedy. We'll be traded throughout the season. Because he's an impending free agent and it was actually pretty good as a closer last year so he will be traded. The offense could be fun but nothing else. We'll be fun about this. Royal Steam under sixty five and a half as the only way that I could look here. Not a bet for me. At this time they could be a team where we bet some overs on a game by game level throughout the course of the season by under their season went to the only way I could look because they're probably going to have some trade pieces here once they get to the month of July. Finally the Minnesota Twins Season Win total ninety two and a half for the reigning Ale Central Division champions. And I will tell you this. This is on my shortlist of win totals Tibet. I do like the over here with the twins. This line is too low but I'm waiting for spring training to play out because this is a team that does not have great depth..
"cal franko" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Dot com it's really see Kay dot com your line up for the Phillies today August the fourth robber game against the Chicago White Sox one oh five leading off and playing left field we'll be Corey Dickerson followed by jeans a gore at shortstop Bryce Harper in right Reese Hoskins cleans up but he's at first JT rob util behind the plate he's batting fifth followed by Cesar Hernandez at second sky king re at third a truce finally your picture batting eighth and Roman queen rounds it out and in center field again if you didn't hear that is already Brad Miller has been reinstated off the ten day I. L. might cal Franko option to Lehigh Valley ray we only have about two and a half three minutes but I got to bring this up the Phillies are celebrating honoring the two thousand nine World Series team and a lot of the players are back here they'll have a nice ceremony before the game right everybody will be nostalgic to relive it again I Phillies only have six numbers retired in the franchise's history one Jackie Robinson so for in terms of the players five players the retired numbers retired that's it all five are hall of Famers this Phillies team though that this score team that had the greatest run in franchise history odds are none of them will end up in the whole thing having said every probably has the best chance but I think even he'll fall short all right so let's let's let's go Jimmy that Jimmy has the best chance should Jimmy although it he the you know the the organization has their stance you got to be in the hall of fame have you never retired Jimmy Rollins is the franchise's all time hits leader was the MVP in two thousand seven a core piece of that winning that World Series pennant should you be around have his number retired yes you do you believe that so the organization should you know bend a little bit on that rule for some yeah I understand the you certain have you you apply certain standards you create certain stand you set the bar basically and I understand it your you should set the bar high for something like this I mean you're retiring somebody's numbers and eight is even greater honor than putting them on the wall of fame but it just seems to me that this was the best year of Philly's baseball in their history was that run yes and it would just seems silly to me to not have somebody from that group with their number retired I say it should be it should be recognized in some way if you're going to pick one to me it is Jim because he was that guy he was I didn't he was sort of what you told it was a team captain he wasn't MVP and retires as the all time hits leader for the franchise I mean for that here I think there should be at least one number up on the wall and there's going to be one I think it should be him well if you is it possible if they were to do that they could expand it to chase.
"cal franko" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK
"Anybody out danny matthews royals radio i blown safer handed twenty-three chances royals over the indians eight to six braves over the cubs three to to my cal franko the go ahead two run homer for the second straight game the phillies beat the mets seven to five max scherzer struck out ten in eight innings nationals over the marlins six to one the dodgers the one seven out of eight they beat the diamondbacks three two two giants doubled up the rockies four to two astros five pirates one mariners beat the brewers eight to three cardinals lost the as seven to three and officially lost closer jordan hicks who will have tommy john surgery angels beat the reds five to one tigers lost to the rangers five three detroit it's dropped eighteen of its last twenty n._f._l. news bengals first round big joe williams will likely miss all of his rookie season after undergoing shoulder surgery he was expected to be their starting left tackle n._b._a. the rockets or report woodley exploring a sign and trade deal ed jimmy butler messiah jiri staying with the raptors as their president of basketball operations and there will be a deciding game three in the college world series championship because vanderbilt beat michigan for two one i'm brad heller this is jim rome join me in the jungle weekdays from twelve to three eastern right here on c._b._s. sports radio Get to the back end of the work. welcome to the hub show on after hours this is our middle show and so we wanted to give you a little bit of something to shove you over the hulme thank you i'm not sure i could do it without blushing what isn't song being uh-huh they got you no one knows what it means but it's provocative with all the joke all the junk inside my trump my home my lovely lady home it's home show kidding you to the good half of your week it's the hump show on after hours Thank you. as always i appreciate your questions for asking me anything and i do try to go back to our facebook page and your twitter questions to answer some of the ones that chris didn't have a chance to include sometimes my stories get long winded he gets long winded let's just the honest chop chop chris has not been a pete fincen chris are you mad are you mad bro wait what you mad bro matt about what 'cause i told you chop chop nah i gotta keep moving okay good on air chris keeping it moving he's going to be part of our video version of asking me anything as will dave so they're going to be stars in our next youtube video it's very exciting i'm looking forward to that so if you have any last minute questions or you think your question is the best and the most unique you can send those continue to send those to our show twitter after our c._b._s. or on our facebook page because we won't do that till later in the week also the number of you who are sending me tweets or facebook posts about please don't eat my dog Okay. 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I promise you at no point ever, will I be eating my dog? it takes all kinds of peeps it takes all kinds we're inside the rocket mortgage by quicken loans studio rocket mortgage is with you every step of the way to provide a seamless mortgage experience it's after hours with amy lawrence all kinds of things happen when we're on the air in our hump show which means it's even crazier and so we're we're happy to have you along alongside with us we are talking kind of a hodgepodge major league baseball right about the midway point if you're talking about numbers of gains in fact the dodgers are exactly at the midway point as are other members of the l. west and after eighty one games the dodgers are fifty five and twenty four their best record at the halfway point going back to nineteen seventy four and so they have come up with this incredible first half and yet the dodgers know better than anyone that an historic pace awesome regular season accomplishment the chiefs meet a whole lot of nothing if you can't finish october as the last team standing but still it's pretty incredible what they're doing especially when they've got a bunch of rookies who are absorbing regular time in the lineup also my my mom was at the astros game last night and it was a hoot to get her texts i was worried about her though because she was texting me while sitting fifty feet up the first base line which as she called it was lying dr city she said thankfully the guy next to me has glove okay mom anyway she loves the train at minute maid park and she really liked the fireworks and she enjoyed seeing jose altuve a._m. closed because he was right there she was just off the field and he came over after warm-ups and she loved the home runs and so thank you to the astros for putting on a good show for my mom who doesn't go to many sporting events but will not forget her trip to minute maid park the yankees set the new major league baseball home run record twenty eight consecutive games with dinger but even though it wasn't the record setter this was probably the key moment for people who follow the yankees or for the yankees organization itself on tuesday night the one swung on.
"cal franko" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Citizens Bank park badness, as the Braves are now winning in the twelfth ending of the Marlins seven six with two outs into ones in the top of the night that top of the twelfth inning Braves are in Miami brays were down five one going in the ninth inning scored four runs the tight, I don't think they're going away. And if they win just a game one eight eight seven through nine just a game ahead of bind the Phillies. One eight eight seven to nine hundred ninety four pound ninety four ninety four the AT and T Verizon wireless cell phone. Patrick Lehigh valley on final ninety w I pay rally got a couple of points. Why wasn't like this side of the third baseman before the season started? I guess they wanted to give mckell Franco and king rechannel the beat each other out king should be playing surveys, a need to get a center fielder in here this week, any peace defensive-minded. I cannot tolerate. Cal Franko is third base anymore, where Kingery he's out there. Coincidence, all kinds stuff back and forth for the petition king has been yanked back and forth, all year. And he was third base should be also played centuries played second played shore one game. I think he's, he's he can't play centerfield, rob. What's that, that double switch today literally almost blew my tell me you think there's more value invincib-? Alaska's second inning that having shapers as the night that made no sense. I didn't get that move at all either. Don't even realize it when it happened was wise. Bruce, why is he doing a double switcher, who would you double switching his team Franco, I made no sense. It was it was unbelievable. If Bryce Harper last around, aiding in primary pull them if anybody should be wished away. He's hitting right now. Hoskin pull me Bruce out. And I don't even know what Nick Williams is doing on a triple eight roster. Let alone a major league stay need to make a tray this week for an outfielder third baseman around. Thank you. All right. Thanks. I don't think you make trades. You're desperate though, because teams. No, you're desperate. I think I think they will make a trade by the deadline for free. If nothing else a hitter off the bench, but they will make trade at some point and probably some pitching as well. I was a little disappointed that didn't go after kaikal. They didn't go after kimbrel. Kimble's only thirty two years old, and he's still very effective last year. I don't understand. Why stay he was out as long as he was? I guess he wanted a multi year deal, and he got a multi year deal from the cups. Give you the play of the game play the game. Sponsored brought to you by a Wendy's. Download the app today. Score. Great offers. It's going to be that Joey Votto, two run single vodkas with everything today. That's the play that's the one that broke the back because you knew as soon as he gets that head ties the game. Somebody else's coming out of the bullpen or average staying in another runs going to score and that's it eight to be famous. But that's just the way I looked at this game. And frankly, for the way, the Phillies plays the way, they looked at it to who they had no fight whatsoever, Philippe producer after tonight tomorrow night against Diamondbacks. First of three game series next weekend in Atlanta. For three game series which is a showdown, because obviously the Braves are right on their neck there. They'll be a game behind if they end up winning today, they're up. Seven six. Now. Go on that bottom bottom of the twelve. So unless the Marlins rally it's a one run game. Anyway, you got the Braves on the road. And then they're at the what's it? Four games in DC against the national. So you've got a bunch of division games after after this week. June twenty-first the Phillies are back at citizens Bank park if the Marlins which also chase utley retirement night, and that's also coming home soon the fills close out the month of Miami against the moral. So that's what you got the rest of the month of the final add. Tim Kelly next feels broadcast seven 705 against Arizona from citizens Bank park WIP, once again, the final reds, four fill free. Stay tuned. Hollis Thomas are coming right back on ninety four WIP largest equipment rental.
"cal franko" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"And let's go through at Ben Gamla leads off the young center fielder. He said to sixty three Christian yelich is. Enright failed, and he bet second. He is the first major leaguer to twenty home runs. This year is also got nine steals which puts them on the league leader for that. He's sitting three Twenty-three makes it. Good argument for MVP this year. Maybe he Bellinger, probably your choices right now in a nationally off the top of my head man, the Marlins got nothing for him. But a bad move for them. Anyway, he bats second and plays right field. Ryan Braun is going to third and play left field. Of course he got thrown out of the game yesterday for arguing balls and strikes. He was right. Was foolish. His part to argue that it was bad. Call the notorious Philly killer got thirty RBI's this year. Nine home runs. Mike is, is the third baseman and he's going to clean up. He's got thirteen home runs for them. When over to Milwaukee last year, they kept him as a free agent. Good veteran smart player is Monte. Grondahl is the catcher playing on Sunday. It's not it's Sunday, catcher say off there, a hidden to sixty eight nine home runs twenty six home runs in this line. Up twenty nine by Braun thirteen Asakusa nine by Grondahl. Her non Peres bets six and play second base today. Eric themes is the first baseman may. He's gotta muscles batting seventh hitting only two thirty four Orlando are of the slick fielding shortstop bats eighth hitting two fifty six and Brandon Woodruff. We told you is the pitcher today. Six and one with an era of three fifty one your Phillies lineup for today. Let me just take a quick, look any surprises. No real surprises. King got the day off. So here you go. Most of it is what you're used to. And most of it is what's been very effective for the Phillies. Andrew mccutchen is gonna lead off and play left field sitting to sixty three with eight home runs. I love all the new acquisitions. They got he's probably my favorite guy to watch. I love watching him hit I love watching Playfield. I think he's a great teammate. He was such a good pickup for the Phillies. So he will lead off today. Gene cigar with the sixteen game hitting streak is going to bat second today. He is hitting three twenty. We've got a great stat earlier in the show from Ryan spader. They are twenty seven and fifteen when he plays. Twenty seven and fifteen when he plays pretty good. Bryce Harper is going to third and play right field. He is hitting two thirty which is not good. He has seventy strikeouts. Which is ridiculous. That's clearly gotta get better. But he is still productive hitter with fourteen doubles. Nine RV is thirty seven walks eight four zero P S, and much much better defense than we thought, folks, this is a long term marriage. He's gonna come around he's going to be fine. There will be times this year when he will carry this team live with live with aspects of this slow start. That's my advice to you. Clean cleanup. His Reese, Hoskins, who is now back in a bit of a run home runs in his last couple of games after slumping for awhile us conceding to seventy with thirteen home runs and leads this Phillies team with forty one Rb is which if you paste that out for the season is pushing one hundred thirty RBI's. Cesar Hernandez Betts v at second base three oh, seven with five home runs. We talked earlier, he's hitting three sixty seven I believe for may three sixty something for me. And he's been on a really good role after making some mental mistakes base running mistakes, fielding errors earlier in the year. He's certainly doing everything he needs to do and more at the plate. So Hernandez will Beth fifth then he's just done a great role guy. You have to start thinking about for the all star game Oduber Harare. Bet sixth. Really trying to get him out of the slump. Of course. In centerfield today, hitting two twenty eight only one home run. He's he is not the player. Everybody thought he was going to be he's shown some signs trying to be optimistic here in the last week coming out of it. We'll see how that plays out. Andrew Knapp is your Sunday catcher, of course, hitting that lusty one fifty four and batting seventh. The Cal Franko back in the lineup is betting eighth and playing third base after his great, great start to the season. He hasn't been able to sustain that is average is down to two twenty three is oh, PS is down to six eighty six. He's got seven home runs. But most of those, I think came in the first two weeks of the season would really be nice to see him get back him get back on track because that lineup when you add in embedding eighth, and he was as dangerous as he was that was that was really something to see and that, that could really help the team. He doesn't wanna lose his starting job to Kingery. I like Kim grease the floater playing. Different position every day. So we will see how that plays out with Franco. Anzac eflin is your pitcher today for the Phillies, the twenty five year old right hander let me get his season stats to seventy six ers which is really nice as we said earlier, he's giving up one run or fewer let me get this stat here. One runner fewer in four of his last five starts, which is pretty good. So it's going to be the Phillies against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee for a day off the end of the road trip as affiliates. Try to solidify their hold on first place, as we approach the end of may everybody have a great Memorial Day. Remember what this holiday is about stay tuned. Jim Jackson coming up on deck. And then we have Phillies brewers, Milwaukee right here on ninety four WIP planning a getaway. Well, with the Capital, One venture card you were an unlimited double miles, on any purchase you make today and every day, and those miles add up to get you closer to that trip to paradise. 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"cal franko" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"All depends on I know where town of four fours and the flyers are a non starter as far as sports conversation goes if you're a sixer fan. Well, weekend wasn't good. And some people consider one day shortly went to holiday carry over the weekend. And we'll keep an eye and keep you updated on the game time going into fourth quarter right now, which they lead in Toronto. But these Saturday effort the crushing at the hands of the raptors, which really not good. So the basketball fans, diehard sector fans. Oh, and I heard a lot of you guys here on wwl pee on both sides on Sunday Saturday night coming back after the game. After I got up the train from New York. I've still got a thirty five forty minute drive home. And man there was some complaining going on here. WIP and Sunday both ways go into New York on the way up and on the way back yet, people were none too pleased with the way game one went. We'll give you the chance to be heard without the game goes came to here. We still got to many basketball left to play. But, hey, if they lose jets going to be jetted might complaining even though they played significantly better tonight than he didn't game. No one that's for sure. And also since I was here both Thursday and Friday night. I got to talk about the eagles day one draft loved it. Their day to draft loved one pick question the second pick and their day three draft which I don't like a little bit. Now the third day Jaffe supposed to be four rounds the eagles to make sure to get the offensive lineman. They wanted in the first round we're willing to give up to those date three picks. So they were skimmed back to just two day two picks. I don't like either one, and we'll go into detail on that over the course of the next four hours that is stone, cold promise. And also for you. Philly fans out there again when last we spoke Friday night they'd gotten off the Schneide after losing an ugly Thursday game to the Marlins coming off a bad road trip against both Colorado and the Mets. Yeah. There was I don't wanna say panic in the streets, but some angst floating about about the hometown baseball squad. Pretty good weekend. Friday night into Saturday into Sunday, the double E, boys. I cough an affluent getting the job done on the hill. Yes. Jake Arrieta kind of made a blowout game and interesting game. But both I cough an effing pitched well over the weekend for the Phillies and ripped off the Enron against Marlins. And guess what you look up, and I know the Phillies not played great Phillies have been up and down the Phillies have been inconsistent. It's too early to throw the maddening term out there. I can't say the Phillies are maddening yet. But they they have had their no-show days and air tremendous days as well. But is the bottom line is we sit here on what's today's date. Jack, the twenty ninth it's not the thirty. We got couple days left in April. We're we're not even into may yet. And yes, I know these started a little bit early, but it sixteen and twelve. The village our game and a half in first place. The Mets are slightly above eye fourteen thirteen Braves right at for five hundred the NATs are blow five hundred in the Marlins as we expected stink. And as we expected to Phillies post get three out of four against them over the weekend. Guess what they did? So even though it's been a perplexing. I twenty six games of the season or twenty eight games of the season. I think after at least call it that because they have games where they just looked phenomenal with a lineup is work perfectly. With starting pitching his gun long enough to get you to a bullpen that's gotten the job done. And you say damn this looks like the best team in the national lease and other nights where they're high priced high expectation offensive guys Bryce Harper resourced gins, Mike Cal Franko who is like the best start basement in baseball for the first two and a half weeks season came plummeting back down to earth while e pick back up this weekend. As Dade Reese Hoskins, I don't think anyone knew when gene cigar went down. It was gonna be as big ahead to the lineup. As was well because shortly after cigar went down. Kingery went down as well. Who is doing a job certainly with the bet not as much with the glove, but could have done a better job upholding down the shortstop position they had to reach with Mr. Goslin, at least Sean Rodriguez, and you know, I called for his call up prior to them actually going down that road and had to get them onto the forty man roster. Which means they had to designate pays those who they ended up trading for a backup reserve middle. Infielder. I didn't know if the pill you're gonna go there 'cause they're they're kind of funky about their forty man roster. If they've got on there. They don't want to give you up, but I guess they were disappointed with pays oh show in spring training and make the team, and I guess he had opened anybody's is AAA so they decided to put him out there. And they certainly got divide that he was gonna be claimed. So they made the best trade they could. But Sean Rodriguez gives you a professor. Final at bat. Never gonna win a go glove. I can guarantee you that shortstop is probably his fort best position. He certainly better at third base is better. It's first base. He's probably better at second base. And I even seen him play 'cause Tampa likes to do the anybody can play anywhere. Kind of thing. I've seen him playing the outfield. He's not horrific. He's not recite skins like in left, but he again isn't gonna win go glove out there. But he came up short stop. And that's where the Phillies had the lead need. And that's why they're force feeding him at shortstop while you don't have to worry about that anymore because cigars come back. Even oh how spooky was that? No sooner dizzy, come back that he gets the head. Now, it wasn't a concussion or anything else. He's right back in the game the next day. So it was just a momentary scare, but it was a little scary. When he took the first. Shot to the head. I will say that. But bottom line is they just ripped off three in a row that little off night tonight. That's why yours truly is gonna go. Not one two three four full hours tonight. I can't remember the last time I did eight full four hour shelf. Somehow, we'll get through it a big part of it has to be your help because I've got four hours, and by the way, no guests put a call out to a couple, and I was shooting blanks. Maybe people are just watching the Sixers and or try to get a couple NFL draft guys, and they're all harried from the weekend science it. I don't need to get. It's nice. When you get somebody on who knows more than you do about a particular topic. That's why you guessed up to try and give your audience as much information as possible. Yeah. You like that you wanna do that? If you can't get somebody lined up, well, and you lean on your listeners, and that's what I'm doing you tonight. Eight seven to nine. Nine ninety four ninety four just that easy. Just at quick for full hours of open phones beat about the Sixers, and can they get this one even in Toronto tonight and come back here at Wells Fargo center on Thursday night at one game apiece after floundering in game one with no real answers. And all by the way. I will try not to hurt myself while I Pat myself on the back here if you follow me on Twitter at Jodi McMahon, J O, D YM ACM. A n I tweeted out the staff to noon, how wanna say five o'clock somewhere there about four thirty five o'clock. Don't know exactly what time was. But I was sitting around thinking about tonight. Sixers raptors game and how the Sixers got abused by basically two players and gave number one. That would of course, be quiet Leonard and Pasquale Ceac him and the Sixers had no answer for either of the two. And I said they if it's going to be that no one else is going to come to the forefront little that I know that the Sixers actually gonna get some contributions from their bench more offensively defensively. But we'll get that as the game comes to a Finnish. But it's got to be the starting five guys who are in there playing thirty plus minutes, but the Sixers who have to do a better job. On defensive end and matching up with the raptors. I noted in game on Saturday prior to the game ever starting that Brett Brown said he didn't plan on using Ben Simmons against CLYDE, Leonard. I guess it was because he didn't wanna put the pressure of having to cover coli, and knowing full well Kawai was gonna cover band at the other end and glide Leonard is given Ben prior to this series fits would be one way to describe it from a defensive standpoint. So I think Browns thought process was I wanna give bene- cans to do something positive and maybe not have to. Taking advantage of on both ends. I follow the thought process and where he's coming from. But you can't let blended singlehandedly and who on his team best matches up against Leonard. While we saw light up Jimmy Butler. We saw when they got picked on roles and be didn't do a good job out on a primer coming out on him. He took care of everybody. They eventually switch. Ben Simmons over on them and truth be told quite Leonard got much better. Ben Simmons to it's just one of those nights guy could not be stopped. So put part of it on code put part of it on Butler potted on Ben Simmons because he was given a shot. He couldn't shut slap him either. Okay. So maybe don't have an answer for quiet, Leonard. Maybe there's just no way you're gonna stop quite Leonard. You have to start with the belief. All right, quiet. Leonard get is thirty. He did get forty five. I know that I understand that. And you don't want. Them get forty five every game. But don't make him. The priority of believed that you gotta stop him to be able to win the game. Maybe Siachen is the guy that you got to hone in on. What's the best way to stop Siaka m- or slowdown Siaka, and maybe that'll make it easier for young Leonard. Well, I can read you my exact tweet that I sent out. Let's see how long ago it was now I'll tell you what I set it out 'cause they tell you how long ago was yours. Truly sent this out five hours ago. Which means yeah, it was right around five o'clock since the raptors play mostly five out on offense. There's no real good defensive matchup for Joel Embiid. Therefore, I play against Pasquale Siaka. He cow made a lot of shots from five eaten in game number one. Which is where Embiid is at his defensive best when he is also five feet in. And I. Tagged at worth a shot..
"cal franko" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"It would have been a grilling day because it was nice outside. I kept trying to get my dog out. He's pretty smart. She knows when it's raining. He wants no part of it. Glad glad mocks quiet now, she wouldn't go out into the backyard. Maybe if I had fired up my grill in my backyard and put them back meets on the I could've gotten around and outs and didn't get around to late afternoon. But the sun finally came out got the dog out that started to rain again, and we had a game delay. But the hour and thirty minutes we had to wait was worth the wait. Because right off the bat gay TV I'll Muto goes up. Oh solo upo in inning number one. And to this point JT hasn't had a JT bail Muto type year. Got off to a little slow start. If you go from opening day on he's had his good games. He's had poor games. Tonight. Was a good start. And that's all you got the Phillies off on the right foot with the solo home run opposite field shot that he hit second batter at the game. But affiliates to give them the one nothing lead. They would add another run in the port on. Another. Apple Homer, this one by Mike Cal Franko. Who of course, was you could argue the Philly hottest hitter from the first fifteen games of the season somewhere there abouts at an Opie s well above a thousand up near thirteen fourteen hundred he unfortunately has come back down to earth, and because of necessity would a lot of injuries to police have suffered and a couple of guys struggling they had to take him out of his comfort zone and manage its comfort zone, which was just writing his name into that number eight in the lineup where he was very productive. They needed him a little higher up in the lineup. And could be told the hasn't delivered as much. Shitting higher in the lineup that he did when he's down in the number eight spot where he delivered a solo home run in the fourth inning to give Jared. I cough a little bit more breathing room. I call ends up going seven scoreless. The only thing that really was worrisome was the sixth because at the time in the sixth inning was still just two to nothing lead Brinson led off with the RBI double and then a very strange move. I thought by Don Mattingly and Mattingly's a pretty good manage I happen to be a fan. But it doesn't mean I can't disagree from time to time with tiny ballgame. And he's calling on I actually feel badly for him because he's only got so many buttons. He can push the Marlins aren't very good team. He led his starting pitcher Jose Urano hit in the top of the sixth inning. You know, what's in pitching badly. The only two really bad pitches. He made was to be on Muto owner now Franko where he was actually pitching pretty well. I get it. But that lineup you need to score runs when you get a chance. And by the way, I cough was pitching. Well, you are trailing to not than the game. You let Rena head and you renowned up striking out which I didn't necessarily agree with the next two batters popped up. I coughed got out of that. Tricky six dating question was gonna come back from the seven. Oh, yeah. He did. And it was a one two three seventh inning. So kudos to jarred. I caught best starting effort. He's had in quite some time. And he gave the Phillies bullpen a little bit of a respite. Sure enough templates still found a way to use three pitches over the final two innings which I'm not gonna split hairs complain about. But I coughed did them a major solid by going seven shutout innings tonight and little distance in a game on the score. Board and over the school board as a matter of fact provided by one Bryce Harper who had a bomb of all run four hundred Twitter into right field. Second deck running around base to add two more runs and give the Phillies comfort zone that they needed the manager decided to go with pack Nisha in the non save situation in the night. And check out the done the job done. Put the bow on the president of the four nothing. Philly win your game recap. Brought to you by acme spring. Is here. Your local acne stocked ready with the fresh meat and produce perfect time to five to take in a game. And discover why springtime he's better with acme. Your favorite local local supermarket fairly fans. The final out is view to be heard on your squad. Like, I said we had some worry last night on the phones. Do we flip the switch that easily should because Phillies? Look damn good tonight. Homerun hitters don't want that supposed to do. We had run starting pitchers doing what they're supposed to do shutout innings and bullpen picking up. Right. Where two starting pitchers dropped off. When missed I caught was given the rest of the night off. That's basically checking off all the boxes. What do you think?.
"cal franko" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Come down with Senator rebound, but they got more of those do. Can't do it. I got sixty nine touchdowns to know what I mean. Baby. Check this out. Bradley's knows something about a great team being on the two thousand eight Phillies. This is from MLB network radio. He really likes this team. He compares the two thousand eight listen. There's no doubt that there's questions in the rotation. The back end with some young unproven arms f Lynn in terms of being healthy, Vince Velazquez, they still have a lot to prove. But here's the thing. You have an clear ace in the staff, and you have a clear number two. And that allows the other guys to pitch with not a whole lot of pressure. Like, the brewers don't have that. But here's the big thing for me. This offense is going to absolutely annihilate people. You gotta do go Herrera at at Cal Franko now hitting probably seven and eight night lineup lead. Like the last couple years. They've been you're like three four hitters or three five or four five with recently. Like, they are absolutely nasty. Offense is and I have seen this recipe work, by the way, they have a fantastic bullpen too. I have seen this recipe. Worked for the Phillies before in two thousand eight. We had Cole hamels at the top. Okay. You compare hit with air Nola. And after that, we had we did what we could. We had Jamie Moyer. We had Joe Blanton. Brett Myers had a rough go two thousand eight he got set back down to the minor leagues. Even at one point. But we kept treading water. We got through it because the rotation didn't have to do a ton because we were scored five six seven runs every game. And the bullpen was getting the job done at that worked at Philly. So I have seen this recipe before from the Phillies, and it has worked, and I think it's gonna work again. There you go. Bulletin the Phillies this year. I lift a perfect. Yes. Yeah. Really? You're not kid. But what what he said was something we were talking about earlier..
"cal franko" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Well, you so you're saying we should kind of sit in a way in letters. Readies value, go up, so we can get more. If there's any way for you to go up, and I'm not gonna trade him for nothing. Just because he's sitting there sucking his thumb. What if this sounds call tomorrow and offer Trevor no Trevor REEs eighty nine years old? He's a nice player. But Trevor REEs is. No, I'm not trying the number one number one for Trevor Reza. Would you? You gotta be kidding me. Seriously, please tell me you wouldn't do. And Trevor REEs is nice defensive player. He's somewhat useful. But I can give them if I can rehab is value to get more than that. I'm going to do that. I trust Scott. This is not a distraction from my basketball team right now, it might be on sports radio. And the like before Cal is not a distraction around the team, especially if they send him away he was away last year. And you never heard about him when the period was hurt. Right. I may not be able to recapture any of his value. Maybe he'll suck in the D league. Maybe he won't want to go. And there's a big fight. And then I'll have to cross that bridge when it comes to it. But I am not going to have an agent or an inner circle dictate to me where this kid should go that I spent a huge asset on obviously, I made a mistake last year breath cleansed, but I'm gonna try to get some value. If I can't at some point gotta let him go for almost nothing. But we're not at that point yet guy just pay. Know, I don't know. I don't know. All right. All right, man. We'll see I appreciate the call it. It's it's not an easy solution. I get tweets. We'll we'll hear over the Sixers again, I'm guessing. No, if he's upset about, you know, being benched IT's McCall's backup point guard ever. Rumors about him being also got a nice nucleus now with you know, the headband thing with Butler and Simmons and Embiid, obviously who's MVP candidate Shammas looking good JJ Radic. I mean, we'll see where they stand in the east when he plays some of the tougher teams. But not giving him away. I'm going to leverage that asset and continue to try to leverage it as much as I can. The Mets by the way in the Mariners on canot deal. First big move in the off season for the Mets. James Paxton traded the manager training everybody. If the Phillies can get gene Sequeira, do it. Aggressee tremendous shortstop, and they could free up Manny Machado to play third base that they sign them. But Kanawha Edwin d as a closer going to New York and. Whatever. All righty, Jim is on sports radio ninety four WIP. Hi, jim. Hey, Paul love this show. Regard to the Phillies all that. I hear a jar that they're gonna sign. Manny Machado could. Yeah. And I heard you say secure and Easter nice player two girls. A tremendous player. You watch baseball. I he may be. Yes. But I always thought that might kill Franko defensively. And all sensitively was very good player. Also. I don't think he's horrible. But I think that he's he's not my third. I'm tired of Michael Franko? Does he have games or weeks in which he looks pretty good? He's an okay defensive third baseman. And he's not bad. He's certainly nothing lead or close to elite and hitting wise. Here's the power. The shadows. And Mike hill. Franken would generally be trade piece. I in my opinion. Yeah. Because they play if if I ran the Phillies, and my my strategy would be to get a shortstop because I have ground ball pitchers in a Parkway. Don't fly ball pitchers. And then he's somebody field that I don't want to sign a shortstop. That's a that's a killer. But have his defense Herbie not as much as his offense would help me. Obviously I'd love to have the offense by love to have both. So I'm going to try to trade for good defensive shortstop in sign Macedo play third and tried Michael Franko for whatever been a package dealer by himself or whatever. Yeah. That's the way. I will go on that. If they sign Bryce Harper, I was signing him with developing players servers stepping up who does that Queen heroin out here. What does that mean? Nick williams. Well, warning developing claims, well, how how would you? What would the outfield? Look like, let's say next year if you were to sign Bryce Harper with the kids being what they are. And it is what it is. So Tommy, go ahead. Well, they would have to find who's. Developing a who's playing a little better over bells, Harare, Roman Williams Allen alz here, but Jimmy just mentioning names that does nothing for me who's gonna play the outfield next year for the Phillies. Well, Ryan Hoskins and Bryce Harper. I guess if they were to make that move was Ryan Hoskins Reza's, brother. Yes. Excuse me. He's so he's not gonna go to first base in your world. Well, I would like to see many outfield. Eventually I'd like to see him get rid of Santana, maybe pay half the salary. Why would you let series Hoskins in the outfield? He's he's clearly a first baseman who they decided to shove a square peg round hole. He wasn't the worst left-field wherever they've had left. Feels not a position that requires an elite defensive player, but I think we Hoskins basically the first baseman and the Phillies see that after last year. I agree. They gotta get rid of Santana put up there. How do you get rid of Santana to try to include them in every deal in the world? When when when the Phillies even mentioned his name the other team apparently goes away from any potential deal with Goldsmith with Carascalao with cigar with anybody. Nobody wants Santana unless you the whole free. Yeah. Almost all the salary. Okay. So what would you like to meet with Santana? I'd like to send them anywhere. They would take them. Even no matter how much money we would have to pay of his salary. If you want to send him someone almost the whole thing you can pretty much give him to somebody. But it's gonna cost you a pretty penny to do that. Twenty million forty million twenty million for two years a real questions. I gotta run. But who would you outfield being next to you, who's your ideal ideological? However, you sign whoever you sign wherever you keep whoever you deal who would you like you're starting outfield to be next year. Bryce harper. Overdeveloped Harare and Roman Quinn. Okay. I could live with that. What do you do without you? Thank you. Besides these studs. They've got to bring in a starting pitcher. They've got to bring in one good bat. They've gotta bring him corvette or VIV or somebody who had some depth to. Thanks for the call to whose Yanni. Oh, you've all evolved. Nathan of all the. Between Ryan Hopkins interview Yanni. Listen, I appreciate the thought the Phillies to need help. They they got a read. Giga their team. Whatever member if they signed free agents other people are going to have to go. They're gonna have to make deals, and they know that to me, there's only two Phillies. There are locked in for next year. And anybody can be doubt. Like, if they get if there was a might trade and people said, well, they may have to give up all tear Hoskins. We'll find I'm giving up all chair Hoskins Hoskins are. No, I don't want to trade our Nola. I really don't wanna trade are. No one no matter what. But is he untouchable? No, nobody's untouchable. If you offer me might trot in the top nine prospects for prayer Noah or might by himself round trading. Our Nola, but but McClintock has to make sure that whatever they do in that jigsaw puzzle. They have to fit together this off season. It makes sense. A deal for Sikora, which would include some some nice prospects. Obviously. Maybe Cesar Hernandez because member Seattle just traded their second baseman canal suzerain as might be a nice leading landing spot. Actually. I'm picturing the Seattle deal making a little bit of sense now sensational Hernandez. Maybe you Mike Cal Franko. In coming back sign. Manny Machado, we will be on onto something. All right. Al is alone on the board. We have till two o'clock. You guys calling by anything you want. The Kareem hunt situation. The chiefs do the right thing. Would you be interested in Reuben foster? How do you feel about J gruden's explanation for that? We're giving them another chance. You gotta bear with us. No. We don't. Ridiculous. Tom is on the Commissioner's list suspended can't play two days later the Redskins sign them. Just tell us your mercenaries winning is important to you and talent plays into it. Just be honest say that because you've just shown by your actions. Eight eight seven two nine nine four nine four talk with the Hextall situation. More Cal folds the eagles and the Redskins Monday night, Monday night football specials. It used to be not really because the Sunday night game. So big game. But this Monday nights a special game. He was gonna win this one. December football fun. Can they be the two thousand eleven giants? Can they go to six and six and won their last four and make a playoff run possible? They had the quarterback they have the nucleus against people back this week. But it's unlikely. Eight seven to nine nine four nine four pound nine four nine four eighteen thousand Verizon here till two Tom Kelly's and then WIP sports time jolly time is one.
"cal franko" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"So when they finally posted a total texts being the forty one to forty two range, and I think you want to take the under. All right, two more here. Sunday night football, the NFC north may be on the line. The Packers falling off in their loss. Last night. Minnesota who I've liked what I've seen outside of that weird saints week. They had on Sunday night football. They've really rebounded from the tough start their five three and one the bears are six to three I doubted the bears RJ, but they just keep winning football games. This feels like a pivot moment for one of these who's ever wins. Minnesota getting three points at Chicago. So everybody likes Minnesota in this game. I've talked to like the just assume that they're going to be a better team because of what they did last year in Chicago gonna come out of nowhere. If you look at football, outsiders Devia just which neutralizes for for opponent down distance. They kind of just how efficient a team is. No matter the situation cicadas only team that's in the top ten of casting rush on both sides of the ball so offense and defense units. They rank in the top ten of each one of those only do it three even how good they look. I think that there's still a little underrated at home. I to come it harder for Minnesota travel oftens travels as well as they play at home. So I can't Chicago comes out. They get what they need to on offense. Something like a twenty eight twenty game and Chicago, Texas. All right last one we say the best one for last Monday night football, really one of the great regular season masters. We've seen in a long time. Kansas City, Los Angeles RJ quickly before Utah. Are we talking about the game itself? How much does the home field change from the neutral site in Mexico City to now they LA Coliseum. How much does that change things in terms of the line the spread and how you look at? It is a big difference or not a big difference. What's interesting because the line opened that one and a half Rams when it was in Mexico City, they got up to two and a half. Then when this thing happened where they needed to move the game, the Vegas shut the line down. Once we have confirmation. They're moving the game. They reopened the line at three and a half. That sounds kind of weird. Using assume that it's three points for home field. They're only giving the Rams one point of home field. So it's your only testing for what the line was in Mexico City. You should like the residents know, they only lose their point. I'm on the other side of this thing. The better team number one easy away by mile. This weird situation where the Rams are at home last week there at home this week, but they have the harder travel because they left or Colorado strange practice at altitude kind of screws up your routine, and you gotta go back home. On Thursday to go back home. Sorts little discombobulated on this game. It's a normal week for Kansas City. They just been at home. That's just a normal week. I'm in Kansas City might have travel. Yes. It's a very strange thing with the the whole home field thing. The one thing I could say RJ is because the Rams and actually have any tickets sold. Maybe that's part of the thinking on the Serb at the line. But just for me, Mike home field. They don't have anyone actually they know is going to be in the building. I'm sure they'll find a way to give away those tickets. But the one thing we let you go that stood out to me last week the Rams allow two hundred seventy yards rushing to the Seahawks. And I feel like wait that chiefs offense is going Kareem hunt. The chiefs to just be too much to stop right now. Yeah. They actually both have pretty bad run defense. I think the running backs we're going to get whatever they want you in this game. I think that's the system playing better overall the past kinda showed up a little bit in the last few weeks. So if there is any slow down, I think it's the chiefs defense against Jerry cost in the city. I think there's been right there point Soto they're gonna get to forty this over under opened up. I think it's sixty three and a half the highest over under we'd ever seen and nobody studying down really it's just staying that high because people were expecting this game. I know is gonna get get there in terms of points. I'm not quite sure what the Rams because she was playing a little bit better. So three and a half. I think getting that hook this importance and taking the chases the smart play there. It should be a lot of fun. Great week eleven RG. We appreciate you hopping on good luck with the super contests and your pick some will chat soon. There. He goes RJ, white CBS sports dot com. Also of the pick six podcast eight eight seven to nine ninety forever. He likes Andy Reid on Monday night. And then getting points. I I like that too. He also likes Chicago on Senate, which I like the Vikings a little bit in gay. Mitch in Phoenix. What's up Mitch? Are you good, man? What's going on? I'm gonna go ninety seconds thirty with basketball start with Ben Simmons your special had an awful lot of conversation about him yesterday. And my take on number one. He's a prima Donna. Number two. He has no intentions of trying to become a real basketball player and taking jump shots. That's that's my Sixers. Okay. Wires, the the situation is absolutely ridiculous. I never heard of a guy getting hurt as much as Elliot and the other guy there like classic people. And number three on the eagles. Eagles suck. They're not gonna make the playoffs and everybody needs to get around that and take it as it is. Do you have any negative Philly steaks can go four for four here. Yeah. The Phillies the Phillies are going to have a big problem winning games next year. There's no doubt in my mind. So you're feeling good. Well, I'm going away. Let's get back to Benson. You're a moment here. Okay. Well, my take on him is that he has. He has obviously has a skill set that if he adds a jump shot we could be watching, you know, a true all star player for a long time. It's disconcerting though, Mitch that he spent the entire offseason knew what is weakness was and did not come back with it even close to fix and beyond that what bothers me is look you can be a point guard. I know he's kind of a a weird point guard. But he's a point guard. You could be a point guard that the silicates does the defensive thing gets your teammates involved. But if you go to the basket, and you get fouled abundance like he could average close to twenty points a game without a jump shot. If he did that he doesn't even want to go to the basket and get fouled. Like that bothers me. Well, that's why I said he's a primitive Donna and his intentions as a basketball player for the Sixers. It hasn't helped cook. Here's the thing. Mitch I appreciate the call. He could have been with a non. Famous woman. We just gave us a talking point because it was a Jenner. Ben Simmons could have done the same thing. You did all summer. The same exact thing. But if the woman wasn't a Jenner we didn't know who she was we wouldn't have known. So it just it's he needs to work on his game more the fact that he didn't the woman he was with isn't really the reason. Also, like, you're kidding yourself. If Embiid wasn't doing the same kind of thing. Sure. He just doesn't do what they wanna Jenner. Yeah. We meet as a girlfriend now perfectly fine for these guys to have girlfriends just work on your jumper. Every NBA players spend probably more time than you realize with women just ran away at it. Like, dude, we think that no one else on the team has a girlfriend or is trying to go women were six girlfriends like this. They're they're young MBA. Like just because it's the problem is he's with the Jenner. And everyone's always January going to ruin his game that he came back. He didn't shoot not wrong. Not not. I mean, it's the reality of the jenner's. But this on Ben son on his girlfriend, eight seventy nine ninety four night for Nixon bucks county. What's going on? Nick. Hey, what's up do? Man. What's up pretty good? So talking really fast ball for a little bit Bryce Harper. I know we love you think there's any starting pitchers are relievers that we can target as well during the celsius. Yeah. There's a lot. I mean spent the relief the relief pitching market. Nick is actually it's it's too big. It's saturated. I think the Phillies or anybody else could get a really good relief pitcher for at a pretty cheap price considering there's so many Andrew Miller. Craig kimbrel is going to get the most money, but Miller's out there Britain's out there. There's a there's a bunch of good relievers. They could add through free as the starting pitching is an as deep, but they could get a guy or Nick, I think they might trade for a starter. I could see a scenario where you know, they signed Harper they signed a reliever, and then they kind of shift some things around they figure out who they really believe in with these young players. And then maybe if they don't believe in one of them, they they kind of package him with somebody else for a starter. Yeah. I agree. You you think that Blake snow is going to be available is he he's not a contract. Accents a good question. I don't know if Blake's now does the raised like to do that thing where they sign a guy to buy out his arbitration years. I don't think he's resigned yet. Nick. I love him. He's great. He he's one of the Cy Young. I think that the raise the way they they operate down there because they have no money anyone's available ever if you make the right offer. But it would take a lot to get Blake's all lots, and you think maybe like during the saucers and especially with the price. We're gonna pay for Bryce Harper. It's not worth it to pay about high. Well, I mean, it it depends on what it is. I mean, if you're giving up four or five prospects. Yeah. Look, I look I would considering if they actually put Blake's though on the market you just had a one point one eighty are eight point nine year. A I would consider it. And I would love to Phillies said I think your idea though, is is probably what they're thinking about it. They probably are looking at trying to get a young starting pitcher who signed up for at least two or three years before free agency and add him to this mix. I I think that's the ideal kind of trade. Yeah. I love I'm hoping I'm hoping 'cause I'm I'm a big fanatic. I really do this team turns around, and I think they could acquire some good players, and I know a couple of weeks ago. Maybe you brought it up you bring up the fact that big cook consider trading. Call Mike Cal Franko. Yeah. We just looked it up. So he's got three years of of team control of Snell. So you have to pay a lot if you're getting three years as far as franca. Yeah. It's it's amazing. Nick, the way all the beat writers seem to talk about it and write about it. It's almost like it's a foregone conclusion in their minds that the Broncos gone, and it's just a matter of time. So I think he could probably get a good relief pitcher back from Michael. I'm over. Thank you so much. You got it. Nick..
"cal franko" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Void that three. Games sweep we go bottom to no score with Chris singleton the, former major league outfielder Mike cousin set live with us tonight As Carlos Santana the Phillies first baseman leads off he'll be followed by new acquisition. Jose Bautista and then Mike Cal Franko against the southpaw GIO Gonzalez the. Kick of the pitch it's an off speed offering. Taken for ball one by the switch hitter Santana who bats right To, twenty the average here's the one at. A liner towards second over. The outstretched glove over leaping Defoe and Santana has the second consecutive leadoff single for the Phillies The timing of the job there. I don't. Think even if he timed it perfectly you've been able to get up high enough not resist perfect angle off the bad deal Gonzales nuit after Contact off of Santana's bat Thirty seven year old Jose Bautista makes his first start with Philadelphia tonight for one Fills uniform first pitch he sees here's a strike on one He's been all around the, National League east this year between. The Braves and the, Mets and now the Phillies Oh for? One with the strikeout.
"cal franko" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"They got both teams scored all their runs in one inning. Four runs three runs in the fourth inning for the Seattle, Mariners two. In the second for the Astros with all day, would muster as yesterday's did get Korea Bak over the weekend, but they're still was out. Two and Springer as more than three runs over six innings of of work. Mill home runs in this game at all as the Mariners were able to get that those three runs in the fourth inning was a little rally there to win cardinals beat the royals eight, three as they got Jack clarity, some runs into support for him to get his. That's his six of the season. He go to runs on three heads, three walks nine strikeouts. A Homer allowed in seven innings of work that home run was allowed to LCD's Escobar his fourth of the season and the home runs k. from Harrison baiter his eighth and Jose Martinez. His fourteenth of the season for Saint Louis, say when eight three Rockies the dodgers three two. As scored. Three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to win this one on a Ryan McMahon, homerun. You did it again as he walks off to events that tuna that nothing lead three, two victory for the Rockies is now it shakes up even more in the American in the National League West and pollen changes title right now I have no central dodgers giants, but that don't matter. I was going to be an all central and wild wild west for both leagues is what's going to say pretty soon here, but so Ryan McMahon, this is fourth of the season gets the win. We sell Puig at his fifteenth of the season for the dodgers as they dropped that one late three to Phillies beat the Padres five one as Aaron. Aw, was excellent in this one gets his thirteenth win of the season for the fills as they keep pace with the Braves out there in the East Sea. When six shutout innings, four hit too loud. Three walks five strikeouts for Nola. He's now thirteen and three home runs for the Phillies came from Cal Franko. His nineteenth and says, are Hernandez is that's his tenth of the season. For Cesar. No home runs for the pirates as Phillies win five to one on Saturday final game of Saturday as and angels as shut out the angels, seven, nothing. Edwin Jackson was absolutely excellent. Crazy guy has got literally pulled up off the nowhere. Seven, seven hundred thirds innings pitched no runs three hits three walks seven, six strikeouts for him. The as got a home runs from market. Simeon, two of them actually has eight and his ninth Chris Davis edited his thirty fourth of the season as win, big in Anaheim quickly. Sunday. Pirates and giants giants win four, three as Derek. Regas was excellent. In this one again gets his sixth win in the season. He's now six in one with a two to five year as as he wins seven innings pitched of one run ball. Two hits allowed. One walk, four strikeouts. The rookie is just absolutely setting. I mean the at least obey on fire on fire. We'll do to that minute, but no, but he's pitching very nicely this California while fires, it's bad right now, and we send our prayers. Everybody that's being affected by this wall fires as the firefighters in California are working their tail off to get the get the multiple wildfires around this around the state figured outside, as I said, said, set something on fire once said anything on fire, Michael, my analogy or my idiom or cliche going to say, call it was ill ill picked, but you know, just gimme a little thought like, yeah, we don't want to shut out for the guys working men and women working very, very hard to keep people safe. And keep their belongings safe and everything. Safe up there, whether it's in reading, Mendocino county or down in Yosemite or anywhere. There's a fire right down California. They're all over the place so donate donate, donate donate till you whatever is taking any kind of to help the fire relief. All right, by giants. I mean, it is giants are very involved in it as well as they have their own kind of funds for this foes..
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"Eleventh on a Brian holiday double to knock and Miguel row Hus and get the win there in my in south beach, Mariners beat the Astros again, as I'll give you a little spoiler they did sweep the series of the marriage with the Astros again, three, two as Wade, LeBlanc outdoors, Charlie Morton. They got both teams scored all their runs in one inning. Four runs three runs in the fourth inning for the Seattle, Mariners two. In the second for the Astros with all day, would muster as yesterday's did get Korea back over the weekend, but they're still without to and Springer as Trillium more than three runs over six innings of of work. Mill home runs in this game at all as the Mariners were able to get that those three runs in the fourth inning with a little rally there to win cardinals beat the royals eight, three as they got Jack clarity, some runs in support for him to get his. That's his six one. Of the season. He go to runs on three hits three walks nine strikeouts. A Homer allowed in seventies of work that home run was allowed to LCD's Escobar his fourth of the season and the home runs k. from Harrison baiter his eighth and Jose Martinez. His fourteenth of the season for Saint Louis, say when eight three Rockies the dodgers three to as scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to win this one on a Ryan McMahon, homerun. You did it again as he walks off to events. Tuna that nothing lead. It was a three, two victory for the Rockies is now it shakes it up even more in the American in the National League pollyanna changed his title right now have ano- central dodgers giants, but that don't matter as going to be an all central and wild wild west for both leagues is what's going to say pretty soon here, but so Ryan McMahon, this is fourth of the season gets the win plea ISIL Puig at it, his fifteenth of the season for the dodgers as they dropped that one, late three, two Phillies beat the Padres five one as Aaron. Aw was excellent in this. One gets his thirteenth win of the season for fills as they keep pace with the Braves out there in the East Sea. When six shutout innings, four hit too loud. Three walks five strikeouts for Nola. He's now thirteen and three home runs for the Phillies came from Cal Franko his nineteenth and Cesar Hernandez is that's his tenth of the season for Cezar. No home runs for the pirates as Phillies win five to one on Saturday final game of of Saturday as and angels as shut out the angels, seven, nothing. Edwin Jackson was absolutely excellent. Crazy guy has got literally pulled up off the nowhere. Sev seven hundred thirds innings pitched no runs three hits three walks seven, six strikeouts for him. The as got a home runs from Marcus. Simeon. Two of them actually has eight and his ninth Chris Davis uttered his thirty fourth of the season as win, big in Anaheim. Then quickly Sunday. Parrots and giant giants win four, three as Derek Regas was excellent. And this one again gets his sixth win of the season. He's now six one with a two to five year as as he wins seven innings pitched of one run ball. Two hits allowed. One walk, four strikeouts. The rookie is just absolutely setting. I mean the at least obey on fire on fire. We'll get to that a minute, but no, but he's pitching very nicely. This California wildfires, it's bad right now, and we sent her purrs everybody that's being affected by this wildfires as the firefighters in California are working their tail off to get the get the multiple wildfires around this around the state figured outside, as I said, said, said something on fire. I want said anything on fire. My cla my analogy or my idiom or cliche to say, call it was ill ill picked. But you know, just give me a little thought like, yeah, we don't want to shut out for the guys working men and women working very, very hard to keep people safe. And keep their belongings safe and everything. Save up there, whether it's in reading, Mendocino county or down in Yosemite or anywhere. There's a fire right now in California..
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"And, that's fine that's not fine. No that's fine because then. The Phillies one exists for me in September It'd be like yeah, they Phillies. Play they still season so. On, what do you. Got Jack or. Come, on I hope spot gas either one that sounds good to me Similar yeah yeah. Sure for some other awards here the started. From. The bottom award given. To the players that were here and, then. The, water last year and it came out of nowhere. Three merged as a piece of the future potentially it goes to Michael Francke convinced Alaska's that is from well clothier wow. I cal- Franko walks away with. An. Award today I'm surprised that that. A, lotta Franco haters I'm not going to be the pats himself, on the back to the. Guy I'm not, going, to do that. Right Fritz was a pro. Frank fritzy okay was I was I got? Off the bandwagon a, little bit. But I'm back on now Here's the thing fritzy I didn't get off the bandwagon I, just stopped talking about right Yeah I'll say this about Velazquez always liked. It, yes I'm mildly surprised without. That he's done this this. Year, yeah he's been relatively. Healthy he's performed pretty. Well he's still too many pitches or, whatever but he's looked pretty good serviceable out. There, yeah I'm with you. On all. Right what? Else Jack the Meatball awards sponsored by. Glenn mcnall's meet Meatball madness for the player who throws the most meatballs goes to Adam. Morgan Oh my God yeah he should be the designated for assignment See that. As a. Good award right there. Meatball of war. He sucks I can't I can't stand. Morgan I really can't he does get on a roll though I will see this. Is a chance to second after he, could get it going but right. Now right, now in hammer Tommy hunter come into the game I I I'm ready to turn the channel. And, not watch. It. And and just play along on Twitter Anything else yeah, last one from Mike Sadler dodgeball. Is, hysterical, also a great movie should be ashamed of yourself John marks yeah well whatever to tell you Terrible terrible terrible terrible not funny say not. Funny it wasn't funny I'm in the minority eighty, percent on. Twitter. Say, that it was funny Matt. Now town that make it snappy Roma's outta. Here we got brother Matt Well I wanna say is I mean both players are, exceptional My career and I only, bought, three jerseys in my life our chase and Brian. Dawkins wow that every bought, and highest respect I. Play baseball I tried to tell them I game after, chase, and when I got football I played by talking to Who, wanted him and Jack Tatum it's my game around, without stopping on people's throats Jack Tatum yeah Jack, trading with. Nap Psycho but. His game was. Unbelievable right on you gotta be. Psycho to play football what about? A quick midseason award what do you have And I hope it doesn't because I would not be in the first place if it wasn't for. Lake hell Franko the Rodney. Dangerfield award respect. Who's had multiple games before the. Is when the team was hitting? And got them wins Come on now known Gabe Kaplan would. Win Rodney Dangerfield word I'm I'm happy Franck who's. Doing it or, whatever but he really he really He doesn't have, any respect Outdo sometimes right. Franco's picked it back up let's let. Him finish the season first before we go giving them no respect. Awards who needs Manny Machado Yeah. Really we got we got Mike Bronco at better numbers this, month Weedy, Mike. Mike in Philly you got thirty seconds what he got. Brother oh yeah I wanted to give up my last little quicker war I'm gonna give it to Scott Poonery giving. Him, the rookie that. I fear award reading the why getting this award His back turned out to be the process Okay Sure All, right Mike. Shortstop I. Can I know he's. Not I actually, said how does how does this team turn it? Around if they don't get a trade? King got to turn into a three hundred hitter around three hundred. Hitter Re and really stuck because for the. Most part. He's had a, couple of games he here and there I was expecting opposite..
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"Four let's see Kevin from. Chester wants Kevin up on ninety four WIP Jody yours popping they're. Not a move I tell you one guy that's truly happy that deal go through Who's that Probably see but I think the village would have played. Managed short and I know there was some rumors that Franco might have been in, the deal and I think he's. Pretty happier I don't know if he'd want to go. To Baltimore I'd rather stay with the Phillies enjoying one of the worst teams in baseball. Right now so only if he was in a deal every wasn't an. A deal he gets Manny Machado to play next door on the left side of the. Phillies infield I think that'd be a pretty good deal for my. Cal Franko that's still a chance they could get him next year because you've got that one year left half, a season so we might not. Be over maybe they'll go after Trump. Next year maybe they'll go strong up. The trophy You know that's one daughter understood and I know I got a Mike trout, call last night and my Trump. Tweet till we tried for Mike what. Would it take to get Mike trout I really don't think the angels are looking to trade my God he's got the rest of this year and two more years. Under contract after that. He is their team he is there draw if they don't think they can. Sign him to another extension that at some point you gotta get something rather than nothing but I don't necessarily it's going believe it's, going to be with two years left on the contract I think the earliest the. Dell take offers on trout is after the. Two thousand nine. Hundred and season and flair situation not Sixers, they, purposely stunk player, just purposely state treat it like solid. Destroyed out every time I looked, at that hour straight out out I would make I would make a team like the Sixers they they lost purpose really stunk it. Up, as a player if. I went. Down, over team. I would define what if. They traded, you to a place. That you wanted to be even less than the one you're at retire yeah people don't walkway Mike Mike trout's. Got let's see thirty one million next year Thirty one million a year after, that he's midway to thirty one million dollar contract so he's still got like seventy five million on the table I don't think my? Trout's, retiring with seventy five. Million on. The, table ninety. Jeez I sit the bench Devon ever a guy. Who ninety jeez would make a big. Deal to I see where, coming from ninety is tip money for Mike trout. And once you start living that life with those kind of dollars and, spending that kind of cash you want to continue to do so you. Want to continue to, do so after you're done playing I hope Mike trout, lived to be one hundred if that's. What might trout once he's only applied for another ten years maybe twelve and he's going to be very highly paid during night. Full-time but, even at that he's going to be done playing, in his late thirties it's got sixty more years to live so he's probably gonna wanna make a couple of bucks and put it in the Bank and or some kind of an advancement I, dunno maybe, unders mattress if, he's that kind of guy but he's. Not going to continue to stop earning at. The high level that he can play a game that he. Loves just because he might not be in the perfect situation where he's at. Which, oh by the way I've never heard my trout say he's unhappy played ran. I'm he's, frustrated by the fact that they've only been to, the playoffs one stall dime he's been there he got called on the carpet which I thought was a major mistake by rob Manfred I'm sure you heard this story if you haven't I'll give, it, to, you real quickly All star games Commissioner always talks does the go round with the media outlets and the..
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"Couple of hot dog you don't feel as bad about throwing those out as you do with burgers you probably right and doesn't seem fair to poor defenseless i just know what matters more burgers better food let's say hi to rob he's on ninety four wabc hey rod well you don't listen to the soundtrack to the baseball games very much right i in the car i hardly ever listen to the tv broadcast because when i do watch tv broadcast i'm usually watching it on dvr and i kinda fast forward and to a run scored et cetera i listened to the radio broadcasts much more well this weekend was the love affair with manny machado okay who's playing shortstop by the way not third base anymore okay we need shortstop and i believe that everyone thinks they're going to trade him cal franko to baltimore to get them it would probably take more than that well i think a package of j p crawford and cesar hernandez would get the job done without thrown franco in their correct okay sounds like you do not want to go in there no i don't i think he's a defensive wizard and i wouldn't go that far the second baseman and all would be right with the world hopefully i mean i don't know what to make a kingery it's not going to change is bad well he's a second baseman by trade i know that but i'm saying my problem which right now instead he can't right well i think that time will take care of that well we hope but we don't know we don't you know so what what is king reheating at the moment two twenty three i mean it's july fifth yeah but he's a rookie and it's only july fit i got hit four homers twenty four i just i'm just saying here's a guy guy's already signed for another six years or whatnot eight eight i i hope you know i believe that getting rid of mekelle franko would do tremendous damage to the chemistry that team it might might i know he's well liked that i do know we're in fact that macau franco is like a lot by his teammates now that doesn't camera anything if you're not hitting or fielding but you know he is he's hitting enough he's knocking in runs he's doing what do you get paid to do rbi's a green i'm not ready to move ronco but i gotta ask you rob if you had to to get machado would you know really okay you can sign machado is a free agent at the next year yeah oh you know what looking at it that way i completely agree completely agree i would not move on go to take a chance that you're going to sign machado longterm when this year's done so we're in total agreement on this macau franko ten homers thirty eight rbi and i think he's got his batting averages up to sixty now to sixty two to be exact now about this twenty two do you have tonight kevin garnett i'm sorry i just can't go along with that well then give me who you got the guys that we're trying to get i told you this the other night leonard damn i i totally forgot about leonard because i keep thinking leonard hasn't been in league long enough here's my question to you and i asked his mike angelina and he said no but let me get your take on it the players who are currently playing who have made this list so far everyone is a no brainer hall of famer if they retired to day lead that's the case yes you take the case would leonard yes i don't know leonard's got how many more years of the app to have he's he's played seven years and his first three years were i want to say okay yes well kevin garnett started when he was nineteen i believe each strain in high school i think in time you're going to be right about quite leonard why leonard retired today i do not think he gets in the hall of fame not with seven years in the league i don't see an of those seven years in the league really the first three of them seven sorry care that cough thera dying on my program what are you getting hall of fame today he retired there's a case to.
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"As you look at that kind of thing you're thinking maybe this is kennedy's morales and he just pulling the crap out of the ball of the ground but it's not him no it's really not make the ball in the air maybe it's the it's the fly ball in that might be hurting them a little bit but it is kinda surprising you get so many you know babb doesn't include homer so when you get a bunch of your hits from homer's sometimes it's not a situation where it's like oh this must go up but i've always liked moose and been waiting on the breakout it finally came at age twenty eight because when you see power like this with a low contact oh my god i just realized my cal franko is mike new stocks wait till he's twenty manam draft drafted three more years of my cal franko oh mine god that really just hit me like they're the same because i just i love the contact in the power but putting it together seems to be difficult and finally happened for moose and i'm a believer i'm not sure there's a lot of batting average upside there but i also wouldn't be surprised by so it's like one of those where i'm not necessarily adding a dollar to plan for it with new stock is but i would certainly never be surprised if he went thirty to ninety i'd be like whoa you know obviously a huge bust bust out year but it would it's not something i'm kind of planning for got one more point on this part of the reason why is solo he hit a lot of infield fly balls allott popups you watch him play and i was looking at this way we're talking there his infield fly ball percentage was in the top eleven league last year if you compare to sixty three and a sixteen percent veal fly ball todd frazier was the worst in the league to twenty six and eighteen and a half jose ramos eighteen to sixty three.