24 Burst results for "John Middleton"
Phillies retire Dick Allen's No. 15 in moving ceremony
"Now before the game started little note and and it's just a good moment for everybody in the Phillies community for the baseball community where Dick Alan gets his his number retired number. 15 was retired before the game. Nice little ceremony. Tom McCarthy was speaking at a podium. John Middleton was there. Mike Schmidt was there. Of course, Dick Allen was there and spoke briefly, So ah, really nice moment have that before the game, And by the way, Dick Allen will get another ceremony next year so he can be in front of fans to get the recognition that way as well. But a nice little thing
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"I want to be on the fire side and then John Middleton's in a paid off I mean it's not a great look that is not the market place though for the ages drive in that place up though yeah I mean if you like but that's the thing if you don't want to be if you want to pay players and so deep I mean it's it's it's not that confusing now like with pictures like I still can't get over the Harris contract though but I understand building yes of course it's I missed your point like if you see the cursor so sweet though I did not I did not see his I want to look at that because the every nightmare like I wanna know what thank of what's his perspective you offer the information that you say the union of a Major League Baseball backed out by saying they knew they were going to be no crowd and stuff so but I think this was the first coach gates and but I think in two weeks I think they'll come to light green you don't think so I you know I thought they would I thought the day would come to some sort of agreement but I. Ian I'm starting to think the owners might not want to play like that's the only thing they did and I know this is the first offer and even the V. this is a starting point for negotiations but this is so far removed from what the bears would even consider the eight you know considering they pretty much have to get something done this week I I think they're really far off and get anything anything account owners are definitely use the pandemic as because it I mean the out the Oakland Coliseum on the owners' side on this because of that because so many people lost their job I got no sympathy for the players but I'll just tell you my opinion no but I got you I think what I think of baseball that you walk on walk the Korean it is more safer I think that the street the sporter test everybody I think it is safe like when they'll talk about his record like I don't see it that way but I can get a five ten unique so no I get it in and I appreciate it man thanks I appreciate the call on and I know you know yeah I talked to him several times since the band pandemic started and I know he is very concerned about the health side of it and I I you don't that aspect of it I I I don't disagree with like if you don't think they can accomplish keeping the health side of it the safer for players that's different but that's not what this is about like that that make no mistake that's not what this is about it because if that was the the issue they wouldn't be in advanced talks about salaries and in playing any and all that kind of stuff this is all about money and while I disagree with Ian on siding with the owners on this I think he speaks for the majority of baseball fans I do when sports fans where you know some people will just look at it as these players are overpaid you know it they're overpaid and they should go out and play exactly that's the way a lot of people view it I disagree I think on he it I look at it differently I look at it from apply your standpoint where that's their job they are assuming the risk they've negotiated contract they're already getting less than they were going to get significantly less than they were going to get I'm by no control of their own and I don't see this in her at risk for the owners I don't they're going to be fine regardless of this they are they're they're not going to lose their teams they're not going to be in financial financial despair the owners are going to be all right and they can afford to pay the players and the fact that you see guys like the Oakland A.'s owner there were two billion dollars who's not willing to pay always minor leaguers which would cost about one million dollars which one million dollars somebody's work two billion is nothing it's nothing and they're not willing to do that like and that's the way most these owners operate they are cold hearted businessman and I understand that's how they get to the level they've gotten to but in the midst of this situation sometimes when you are running your business and you are on are you in these kind of situations arise I feel like it's your responsibility to assume the financial it and instead of taking the brunt of this **** they they're asking the players to do it now they're asking more more specifically their top and high profile high salary players to do it I to shift the blame and they know that the general public will go that way and will blame the top employers because that's the way it always happens two one five five nine two nine four nine four if you want to get in I'm still want to get to in four o'clock hour and around four forty five we'll see how Gabe's got doing a series on simulation series I don't know what it is some weird thing he's going to get the I. five series I. five interstate five and interstate five all right whatever Mike knows more about this than I do is that how about that hi Mike knows more about this than I did to satisfy the professor was upset with me yesterday for using poor grammar on the I like the stimulation of it there you go and get better get better didn't say didn't say me and like I said Mike and I we're we're we're we're heading in the right direction that regard so we'll get to that later on I do wanna get the NBA stuff we get back and also I see my god the weave on the wind will talk to we when we get back to two one five five nine two nine four nine four on Tom Kelly sportsradio ninety four W. what this football.
Bryce Harper dishes on Phillies potentially trading for Kris Bryant
"But Bryce Harper came in yesterday after you had already left and he I'm I thought he explain things perfectly people Phillies fans are inoperable or that the Phillies won't go into luxury tax territory right now and make a trade for a guy named Kris Bryant from that listen a B. B. grade get Kris Bryant but he's a free right you have to trade something significant to get on that's the point even going to luxury tax territory so endemic fell I actually thought explained it was explained it well on Friday the at the trade deadline if they're playing well and they feel like they're legitimate contenders they're willing to go into the luxury tax but they're not gonna do it right now I'm totally fine with that well I think more than the luxury tax is what do you trade any make feel made a point and then claim tech does is well and he's not a free agent but they've lost draft picks which is no excuse for that for two steps making mony act and some other stuff I forget his name that was drafted in the first round they just flat out step Cornelius Randolph gets hazy looks like a platoon player he was alive now that was known Monique sucks it well you're given to give him some time where are ya hit one ninety nine so but whatever the case may be so they complain that they traded away to get players will they wouldn't have been as good if they didn't sign the free agents so that's why they lost the match their own fault because they didn't develop a farm system so what do you trade for Kris Bryant you're not gonna trade Spencer Howard and you're not going to trade to bow out bonus is your number one piece Spencer Harris number two and then the name that's being talked about a Scott Kingery and there's no chance those are trading stocking re for Kris Bryant not absolutely and they should now and they should Keister best second baseman and he's he's a good player is going to cut down the strikeouts but the reality is what do you treat you don't have enough to trade because then you're there already barren in the farm system then you're really and you know who won the mage the only down the major league level might be sky king re but he's not good enough or they don't need Reese Hoskins because bombs probably going to end up down the line is a first right and and they're probably gonna be a DH at some point soon the cubs in the National League company Hoskins because they have rich now so what did they trade so nine the luxury tack and John Middleton stated it I forget what it was but it was in the engineer and they said they're not gonna do it to compete for a wild card they'll do it to be run Irish contender I understand that so me too if it's only going to get you into the playoffs what's the sense if you know you're not going to go for if it's not enough to get you far in the playoffs but they'll have a better idea at the because Phillies fans that haven't seen playoff baseball in a long time frustrated and and and other Senate lately how are you understand that that that that we'd like to see playoffs here and I still think this team is a second wild card contender just because if you're if you're if you're gonna get eighty some wins your contender for the second wildcard but like it if this point Hey how're here's what I know it okay the division winners let's just say it's the Braves in the nationals the actually the cardinals aren't the number one team in the central it would be us the cubs cubs cardinals over a Cup's corners or Milwaukee improved Milwaukee correct okay on the west it's lost list Los Angeles all right so now those are the three so so for the wild card it's either Washington or Atlanta the Mets are in there any either Saint Louis miss out on yeah the teams in the set of the Arizona was improved last year I mean it did when I say they're contender that doesn't mean that there are yeah that that there are there are there a a favorite to do it right but it's so that so that's a Philly fans are saying they're saying look listen you're not good enough right now so go out and make a trade how here's what I know right you can't build a baseball team that's going to win a World Series with free agents you're just not going to because they have a limit they're not the Dodgers are not gonna spend three to forty million dollars you need younger players from your farm system and I thought the fans fall to the Phillies have done a poor job building the team and they don't have a lot in their minor league system to do it it's up to his fans fault but it doesn't mean that you're going to trade your top prospect who is your everyday third baseman it in a year
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"For beautiful weather today this now this is the to the fall weather is where it's at and with that fall weather this is the best time of year for sports in this town eagles obviously take on the jets tomorrow we all know how that's going to and we hope for that absolute crushing blow out we'll see how it goes what we all expected W. understandably I'm a little concerned about to Sean Jackson and Doug Peterson yesterday saying he'll be re evaluated next week not like a yeah I used to play next week so that that's a little concerning when you get too much better opponents Sixers about to kick off the pre season they have their scrimmage in Delaware today which I was a met with some extras results Matisse Duyvil look really good there were some I saw some remarks about ban. camp has wrapped up we'll get into a lot of that stuff if you have a Sixers question by all means you're welcome to ask it the flyers who clearly don't want any attention opened up their season in Prague. and the Philadelphia Phillies. who would like the top the Philadelphia flyers as an organization. who wants everyone to forget they even exist and that is where we begin tonight show now I I I I would like to. begin this opening monologue with a statement a sentence. I think I was wrong about John Middleton. I think I was. you know from all the words that he had said once becoming the face of ownership got me all excited. to personally flying back and forth to Las Vegas to secure a Bryce Harper I thought I knew. this was the owner of this organization always needed but never add. aggressive. doesn't care about money. understands the fan base. and above all else knows the game of baseball. as I sit here with you on this fifth of October. I was wrong. John Middleton is not what I thought he was. from. our understanding to this point as we sit here right now on a Saturday evening Macklin tax job is safe. well that's a mistake number one. any make fails job secure. mistake number two and it appears there's a very good chance eight cap was job is safe as well. Sir restrictive for three now before you say I know you're thinking. John how do you own okay cap was coming back but that's just wild speculation you have no idea hang on there a minute let me make my case let me put the pieces together to why I came to this conclusion and I think you may agree. so. let's backtrack to about what about a week before the season officially ended once you knew the team was eliminated from playoff contention or you knew that like with about five games before they're eliminated you do the odds were next to impossible for them to be to remain in the race you knew they were out of it what about what ten games to go over so well the team knew this is well the front office knew this is well how do we know this they began exit interviews with their players in the final ten games of the season they know was over so therefore the organization was already thinking about the future before the season even ended and what needs to change. now let's move to when the season off we should we ended last Sunday. no that is when teams who fall short I. specially those who had expectations quickly announced change to. the fan base on board they listed where I we know this is our first step to correcting these issues. and if there's going to be a change front office or managerial wise to do it as soon as the season ends gives you that leg up on the search for new. skipper or GM whatever it may be. now let's fast forward to Friday to yesterday. information leaked not nothing official from the Philadelphia Phillies Donald information leaked R. N. Bravo to those coveted team who are doing their job. leaked static pitching coach Chris young wasn't coming back. the pitching coach wasn't coming back let me say this one more time five days after the season ends the first thing we hear. coming out of citizens bank park not officially. is it the pitching coach isn't coming back. now we've also heard since that point in time in the last twenty four thirty six hours. it's some of the assistant coaches these somebody said the coaching staff the assistant coaches have already been asked to return for two thousand and twenty. now there's something I some people notice some don't about the the new cycle. Friday's. Fridays are the best day to you know when an organization. wants to release news in some form of it may be will not be agreeable or you want them there or were they would prefer people to forget you do it on a Friday afternoon. why because you have the entire weekend ahead of you a lot takes place over we can especially in the sports world you know you mean you're not how many games how many NFL games gonna take place on Sunday. you know obviously you're a fan of one of them. the amazing play are basically baseball players are all weekend in the NBA preseason is about to start there is you know hundreds of games in other news it will break over weekend which is why a lot of we're gonna stations will release news officially or unofficially on a Friday begin while the whole weekend goes by on Monday is a very good chance becomes a lesser story I don't want people talk about. so. if this is what it is true but if we're going by this why on earth of all things. with the Phillies announced five days later. the pitching coach won't return I shouldn't say release unofficially release five days later the pitching coach. by all accounts. it appears I and we have the experts coming on with this mac bring covers the Phillies for the Enquirer Inquirer dot com going to join us at six forty five. and he was someone who was you know found out a lot of this information that Macklin tax job appears to be safe. I need appears John Middleton is still very uncertain as to whether to bring back gate Kapor there's nothing he still unsure we're six days any stored sure six days. and if you have waited six days. you are not very good at your job. and this after you stepped in to bring in Charlie Manuel. anyone had enough you thought that would have been the deciding point right there. if you waited six days. I have to question your knowledge of the sport your commitment to being what many thought you were now the question I have for you tonight arm to get things started before I give my thoughts. if this trail of bread crumbs leads right to. what unfortunately may be a truth in Kapler clan tack in NYC fail all coming back. what will you do as a paying Phillies fan. what would you do. well you know longer attend games will you stop watching all together. where you say no I can you know I'm I don't like it but I'm gonna support them all see what happens I'm a fan. now I I invite any and all. they shouted on the airwaves with me tonight the reason I I encourage it more than any other. I say this all the time and I will remind you again something I can tell you now with one hundred percent certainty. someone from the Phillies organization is always listening to W. I. P. always. got a lot of grief over the years about. always listening they want to hear. with the with the most the biggest outcry is. my honest thoughts on these decisions that have yet to officially be may. no I always I go let's start with the manager right. disclaimer on Gabe Kapler gave is a good guy is very different I realize how aggravating he can be but if you take us to get cap or the person is a very nice he's a good person he's a good guy. now gave the manager the most common defense that I've heard for gave. this season as the season is played out is you know he he's had to deal with injuries of course and a poor pitching staff many the manager came put his team together in many how can you blame the guy for this a falls a party can only work with what he has okay I hear I hear your case. on the surface you're absolutely correct however. even when dealt a bad hand. there is certain criteria. thank you can go by to determine whether a manager is good and or great moving forward. one does he hold his players accountable. this gave Capper hold this place accountable I'm sorry I'm not trying to like giggle here does he does I'm pretty certain he does not we have evidence of that through out the last two seasons. number two. do you find a way to connect with his players to fight to get the most out of them you know building a relationship that is of the utmost importance when you're going to be around players for nine months out of the year that's how you get the most out of them you build that report you know what makes them tick what to avoid what the trigger words are to get them going get in the zone. I don't think that's happened at all. now I I guess the most basic way anybody can tell is with the question. did anybody on the roster get better as the season played out. anybody outside to sky king or who had only one way to go in and kind of regressed in the final three weeks. did anybody get better did anybody not regress that's a good question. both again die and I'm and everybody talks about pitching offensively they were insanely radic. wasn't just pitching was the backs as well. number three. did he make the correct in game decisions to put them in the best position to win said game each and every night. no I every manager is going to make mistakes nobody's. with a hundred percent all the time. but if you but there are very. specific instances especially in two thousand nineteen you can go back to us all all those into a ridiculous decision even the only have to look in hindsight in the moment it made no sense. okay so if he did not have that. why would you hesitate in even bring it back especially after spending as much money as you did to win now and you had to epic collapses to once did the the second year started earlier than the first year. and then of course we now we go to the general manager..
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"An empty stadium what I'm getting at is if you really want to embarrass John Middleton and speak up on opening day when there's that's usually the one game where there's a sell out make it that ballpark empty that would send such a message will be the only ballpark and baseball that would be empty on opening day and that's a big event they have the the the the the other players walk down citizens bank way they have in common to the ballpark imagine them doing that and at the ballpark that would send a message but the fans want change you have to step up you can not get you cannot sit idly and you have to speak up and you have to call the station and speak up you have to make your voices heard sent emails sent tweets do it all but they're not they don't care about winning and he's proving it right now by keeping these two losers as general manager Stephen it makes me sick it's where the thermostat is set at mediocrity in already achy thermostat is set on high the eagle thermostat is set on high the Phillies thermostat. they do I know that you believe will they try and is you they can they'll finishing behind the Max is a cardinal sin. that's like finishing behind the red skins I think finishing your behind in there you cannot finish behind the Mets like that is embarrassing that is so embarrassing and I hope the fans are angry enough because you know what usually happens with the Phillies fans get apathetic when eagle season starts may long no longer care but I'm telling you right now like if you want change if you truly want change night telling fans with the do it if you enjoy baseball that I whatever going out of the ballpark and and if I have fun but if you truly want change sometimes you have to make a sacrifice and say no I'm not buying tickets I'm not tuning into the games you know if I guess of course you know some some of the bracket and you can tune in the radio of course but don't buy tickets don't buy merchandise don't go down to the games don't watch on television hit them in their wallets where cancer otherwise John Middleton is not going to he he's proven that he's not going to make changes unless you really really get them and that's what I'm going to see I'm not watching a single Phillies game next season will not watch one will not support this team until they fired the general manager and I'm not gonna watch a single game next year that's that's where that's where I'm at right now. and see what happens talk tomorrow night. see that we let Mike van that's what we have for rent it out of his system get a day to recharge bargain to Monday. this is the frustration of Philly fans this is what it's come down to this what it's been driven to. and is not gonna make a difference because that's where the Phils thermostat a sec mediocrity they've already set the table to bring capital back that the joke here is it why why leave the guy twisting in the wind when everybody knows he's coming back making Gallo is gonna come over he's not really busy coach he's the pitching coach yeah well them for a long as he ate the manager even to do what they are. you know what it wouldn't it wouldn't surprise me just think with the Mets manager and the Phillies manager what kind of a team that be together with joining those to force other unstoppable absolutely gray gaze in Phoenix well what's abit about only getting a break. Greg was we'll take a break and come back and get your K.. I refer you on hold okay W. I. P. sports time is three forty eight. ninety.
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Done matter it's I think it's all right yeah I know it is I run but how are you making the point I'm making I think there's a chance gave cap was not going anywhere listen there there are seven GM's in place right now in Major League Baseball that cap the manager when they took the job I'm telling you right now let's just think we Howard if they fire everyone next week let's just say they do it Monday clean house who is running the interview process like they have to have a thorough search for the next remember he's already interviewed the guy from Tampa that's fine so he already knows what did they can't do that to the post season is over whatever still place so okay let's play it out he fires everybody he searches for the next year and that's got to be first because of back I can make the decision on the manager well guess what Howard in that two week span George you're already gets taken just right is not coming here done okay but all the managers will get plucked don't want Joe Maddon Joe Girardi wouldn't be coming here I like Clint hurdle but he wouldn't create enough juice to it logistically it doesn't make sense to get rid everybody work I think because I know John Middleton is talk to baseball people over the last few weeks right and gets a landscape doesn't ask for who you think should be who would be a good match it's a land a what coaches in baseball are good so he targets at John Middleton is not a baseball eighty he's a he's a sharp I don't know Howard what why do we why do we believe journals knows what he's doing here he's been indecisive on this the only please don't know he's been indecisive we just fax or he hasn't made a decision well I don't know that she I don't know that I think he has made a decision but I think he's waiting till one or two teams are eliminated in the playoffs those are separate things fire gave Capper today if you don't want to miss your manager and then move on to replace no you let somebody else do it and if you're going to fire claim tack yeah you don't like Clinton because Clinton act would fire him yeah he would call in the office and fired and then fired a Clint tack you let them whatever new person could come in do that I so there's a chance he says what if not. how does this make any says no way the new guy would get have gave cap is the he seven general managers were hired in baseball that are up right now GM's they capped the guy that was in place for at least the year this happens often okay if and there's no way there's absolutely no way then why is he here. I don't think fans should make a decision do you know how outraged this city would be wait a sec if the owner is making decisions based on the fans know Bozo no he's a clown if he's doing that. Bryce Harper was signed because of the fan and that guess what that process was not right either and I I think they got the right player but that's not a good process but the reality is John Middleton is a very sharp guy I agree with those when I was baseball does it mean as baseball well but he may already have targeted somebody that does and that's fine but then there's no reason why these guys are here there's there would be nobody that goes to that game all that you know that's not true however well I nobody's facetious stay away but if if they win no one thirty nine the first time there's a three game losing streak everybody wants Gabe Kapler replaced it it's a negative it's in their use of you I have been fired ready now I think it comes across as the owner was still trying to make his mind up what we're all impatient and I'm impatient to because I want to see something done and I'm impatient too but I understand the dynamic here just because you haven't fired and does it mean you haven't made that decision but then is it what then why not just do it because there might be somebody that he wants to come bring in as general manager to fire this make any sense if it was like I will bring somebody in fact I will bring its own guy in anyway if if the if the plan is to fire gave Kapler he should be fired already think this doesn't make any sense if the new guys gonna bring his own guy in anyway clean them out move on and if it doesn't the patient into does it if our body when baseball is that okay under business ready who cares about everybody else in baseball is there any any negative the Gabe Kapler not being fired yet I use the word yeah negative for the Phillies yeah then what I'll give you two things the negative for the Phillies as they as this process plays out if they're not interviewing managerial candidates they're falling behind that third they're not interested in the obvious ones they're not interested in mad in July right when they teach these guys that will first woman wants to go to California why would obviously Joe Girardi judge already as well they know the judge or he would not come here okay okay so so. autos you're right he's going to have money now multiple options with the Mets the cubs are a better team than Phillies there already a better team than the Phillies so why would you go to the cops it doesn't matter who they are falling behind the process but for coaches that other people may not even now I don't there's no logic to this the only Howard every day that passes it's more of a chance he's coming back you should have been fired already if it was so obvious if he comes back. I will not go to the games and I like the guy because all I'm going to die all I'm going to hear on the radio these people **** every day he managed I thought just like you and everybody else because I don't I dislike the guy I just think he's an average you said the average guy it's just it's enough the players is no discipline zags got item does and he should have been gone already Howard this speaks to an owner who doesn't know what he's doing and he's absolutely no here's what I believe I believe you soliciting too many opinions and at some point someone is told him if you two women have you asked anybody that he's listening to excuse your opinion what well why is he made a decision yet I think he has but he's waiting to make another decision but it okay if he's going to make a good sound decision on his executive then this think will not be done for weeks no GM search last a couple days it should last week's might be surprised I'm just gonna say you might be surprised you know what I I hope I am because it's frustrating right now because if he comes off as if he doesn't know what he's doing it just he knows what he's got to do he actually knows what he's gonna do every days here stores the manager there's a chance you still hear the manager next year Joe what one was a season over on Sunday okay how many days that enough days for everybody in baseball matter if this is for everybody else for days everyone. engine for days everyone else has the ducks in a row John Middleton is just you know we'll figure it out we figured out how he's already I'm telling you he's already figured it out well the owes it to the manager to fire if he can get on with its own business to get another job. get another job Howard no one does it baseball nobody Kaplan wants to be fired so he doesn't want to I don't of I think you want to be fired by we wanna be fired okay but he can't interview for the job if he doesn't get fired well how many how many managers have gone and say listen I need to know your decision because if I'm not coming back. I need to be a part of the process here is having a protocol here that everyone in baseball follows so every day they don't follow the protocol something is off over reacting as you normally do something is off our you're over yeah I will put it as I would have said zero percent chance gave his back two days ago and every day this continues the percentage chance goes up. and I I'm just telling the truth that's what's happening here there's a chance this thing is not going to go with people think it's going to go because the manager okay the the owner doesn't know what he's doing listening to many opinions our eight eight seven two nine ninety four ninety four that it's a hop will come back your phone calls on this entire Phillies thing I don't understand why give cap was still here he's not going to be here your phone calls and how we have to get your reaction on Ben Simmons your favorite want to do that but I want to at what when I only also said that Carson had a lettuce that's because. right now Nick Foles is got better numbers. is is heard and you were the guy that wanted to keep me as the back up no I wasn't that's not no I never said that that was the camera on him as that quarter back I want one I wanted to explore what I can get. I mean and I tell you what I said you're you're you're a lunatic listen I wanna win super bowls I don't care but Sachs I want Superbowl I'm gonna give you start analytics row or this site and look that up to nine thirty four ninety four sports radio ninety four W. I pay for his radio.
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Player today's question are you concerned John Middleton is not as good an owner as we thought we all were pretty darn high on the guy. you know he essentially assisted you know wait it out a bit process not like the Sixers but not totally unlike the Sixers are going to take time to re revive around some patients and development and all improving they did improve but a lot of people want action not from Middleton today they want action from Middleton three days ago and it hasn't happened yet what do you make of it anyway are you concerned is not as good as owners we thought a yes be no get voting at sports radio W. I. P. on Twitter a eagles related know John from rich Simeoni. York brighter I believe yes for for one of those right newspapers up there regarding Sam Donald his status he reports on Twitter Sam Donald with Mina. with some friends these minor will practice today. still hasn't been cleared for contact. per Adam gase who says they will decrease Donald's I should mean that they will increase Donald Carty. so he's practicing today no contact and I guess it's it will say no contact on a Wednesday that does not sound like he's likely to well it's contacted could back it wasn't even mean Joanne on yes to be cleared for contact is the point of contact I gathered for contact yet that's not so he would not make contact anyway no he wouldn't but they're toasted cleared for I understand I can make the spleen yeah needs to go down and you know in size yeah and then you have to be sure that if he gets hit in a game that it's not gonna create problems because you've got an enlarged spleen yeah well what it was worth Minish meta who also covers the jets said Sam Donald still not lifting doctors are monitoring him every day seems like it would be a rush job to blame Sunday for what it's worth yeah I I'd still be surprised but obviously he's getting closer we'll say all right eight eight eight seven two nine ninety four ninety four a surprise candidate for the Phillies for manager if they do make a move on Gabe Kapler what times like his list was which is really interesting hit that surely let's talk to Dan in Philly what's up Dan how are you today great Dan. yeah you go on your theory of the Philly to probably waiting so they cannot help me to get a better person for the position that they want to be replaced yeah I mean Dave Dombrowski out there and I mean that would eliminate excel right away. yeah that would eliminate. a better general managers and quick. manual chart you're saying Charlie menu now I think so. when when it comes to getting fires like like taking the fires. valuation maybe but we're to there's a lot of things going on the general manager job contracts all that type of stuff that Charlie would have no idea how to handle. I don't know I just I don't think it's gonna happen I think it's a non issue I think we're waiting for something to happen as a all he said was going to happen the week after that the extended both excel and you know contracts and they both supported keep cap of the city did a great job yeah you just have to hope enough has changed enough has gotten worse sense that remember when they leak that stuff about the make fail and the clan tech kontor contracts it was like that we were up in arms the city was up in arms saying these guys have to go in and that information came out that their sign for another couple years and then when everyone was turning their attention to to Gabe Kapler then things were Li ke well Hey if Gage out a job we the giants love on and there are people out there who would **** him right up like it does feel like back then they were trying to say Hey here's where we stand and we're gonna stick with these guys but I believe and now off has just. devolved to where they have to be re thinking all of that I hope. I mean that you shouldn't it should be the case my contention is that if John Middleton really wants to win as badly as he says he does you have to. go back to the drawing board here and I don't feel like most agree with you John I I just don't feel like it if that were the case if you were if you're gonna go out there and buy whoever's best to make this team up a power house again a contender then you would already have taken action I just one day give me the best sports movie. I think a cap or probably took some lessons from this movie where I can seen saying I don't care what the school board says at the end of the game in my book we're going to be winners and that's two years the tremendous one and the beauty of it also is at the end of the game they were winners actually so for what that's worth because the shot was made with the Jimmy check which it would ship with chip would leave I don't think we should what I think was not ship where or something like that I don't. one of the great sports movies of as generous you how many times are gonna passable for sure how many. our I was right it's chip would she would have an idea all right sounds like he. right three M. L. B. dot com is cover the Phillies probably for more than a decade now any does a fantastic job doing. he's got an article out of possible candidates for the Phillies if they do move on from Kapler so name should expect some names you've probably never heard of one name you've heard of and would never expect and it is a shocker all right well here's the deal here's the deal here's the lackeys name zeros out John here's what he's got three as he refers them obvious candidates Joe Maddon. Girardi Buck Showalter and I actually like all three and I just yeah we haven't talked much about show water I've always been a Buck Showalter fan the guys one is also lost he's an adult the guy knows what he's doing I'm a fan of Buck Showalter are these are guys who aren't going to be a puppet I don't think they which I appreciate I'm good with any of those guys I agree with you on that all right dusty what his name is presented as a possible to course as we know a finalist in twenty seventeen lot of young guys who came through the system came through with us the Waffen you know heavy handed the minor leagues helping them out through the years currently the Phillies third base coach all right other names consideration. Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren. Dodgers special assistant to the general manager role I'm fine yeah..
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"And I would be delighted to tell you that there has been some warm check out the Philadelphia Phillies in their organization. but there has been not. nothing happened for an entire day now I will let me stop right now gene the possibility that die every day just kind of on hold while they are Jewish holiday plays out through the rest of today I guess till sunset now now those odds I'm over my head there yeah me too but but you know what out that that doesn't change the fact that you will never meet in your life now a more impatient person than me well you every at you know me better than I am I not the most ridiculously impatient person you can have correct and and and is there anything you can ask me to do that's worse than just waiting seeing what's going to happen waiting for the moment when finally we get some reward for all the pain we've enjoyed for the last two years with Gabe Kapler the Phillies manager telling you to settle down is never gonna now but it doesn't work I am not wired that way so I woke up early this morning gal and I'm in bed a lot more on my one she's sleeping. at the dog but he was out no he wasn't in the bad but is next with an and now I'm I'm I'm flying down I'm going I can't take this anymore I rolled over and check my phone to see if there was maybe a little gift the text message MLB trade rumors and I was looking for it to say Phillies to fire Gabe Kapler I almost dreamed. but it didn't say that no didn't say anything and all it said is everything in limbo day three Sunday Monday Tuesday today's Thursday day three everything in limbo and I started thinking about it. I said you don't want. maybe I have to do something. maybe. I have to kinda you know how like what would a ball when they do they they give my. jump in the rear end I don't know that they do that and marble fight about yeah cattle prod stuff like that I I didn't like what I need to cattle prod the Philadelphia Phillies so in a minute I'm gonna tell you what I'm going to do about it because I got a couple things I'm going to do about right one of which is a direct impact on the audience of this radio program add but first before I get to that out I want to throw out a really how Leiria Slee absurd theory I what's going on behind closed doors with the Philadelphia Phillies all right his might. John Middleton who by the way with that we I would to passes right now as the owner the Phillies is coming across as indecisive a bad leader and and I want to tell you Tom Kelly Tom I hope you still lesson time nailed it overnight he waited problem went further I'm ready to go the Tom said no middle does not a good omen Middleton's got a mess over there any doesn't know how to fix it well it's not that hard to fix. it make your mistake delivery to the people you put in place to run the team and get rid of the manager they brought in who does not in any why none of these three guys connect in any way with the city and all of them but we all although attendance went up this year a lot. because our heart. it will not continue in an op pointing climb as long as you have people there who friends don't want to hear from and they don't like any of them I'll show you wanna see emails I got a raft of emails from people I printed them up yesterday of all the people that wanted to say I won't do it I won't buy tickets I won't listen to the games I won't watch the games I won't buy any of the stuff they want I don't want any of them here they must aliphatic get their cat number right yeah I think big get more not gotten yeah well what are they doing about. so here's my crazy fear. McPhail really really wants to keep Cape because if he doesn't keep Gabe it looks like McPhail. you don't bring in a dark day you carefully hand picked all right allow your your body plant the GM to Pat. you don't wanna would make this mistake and I'll take you back to July it wasn't that long ago is a like seven or eight weeks ago and he's asked in a very courteous way by a reporter. about how he thanks Gabe Kapler is doing and here was the president's response I think the final question what. all right so out behind closed doors he's fighting like hell for caplet correct I think so as for you I guess he's got a big. well I don't know what we know where he stands on this he thought it was inconceivable seven weeks before the end of the season that we would want to change in the manager of the team yeah what is it conceivable deal several weeks ago it was but it's conceivable now what is it conceivable to the fair and seven weeks ago was because he will the season started you'll feel it was in awe and dignified suggestions have been weeks ago now so why would he have that radical of response. because he didn't want to answer the question and the and they were like one game out of them meanwhile card but we knew where they were. we already sorry he had before yeah same thing same projector right into the old thing call and that's where they ended up again this year now that non winning season yeah all right so we got back all right so I'm saying now behind closed doors macphail who by the way most people in this city could not even identify in a police lineup they would not know who the hell the president Davis active for a full season now. three months beyond that he came in a June June of fifty he's been here for years and three months and he can't walk down to surround the day my government everybody knew Damon. this guy could hold up a jewelry store and no and that people would look at the surveillance thank you I don't know who that is who would that be he's the president Phillies see that there is gonna die would ring it is here that's the he stole that anyway so that's yeah then you got this other. person I edited out all the negative things I was about to say Matt Clinton meant client tack is on the record two weeks ago two weeks two weeks ago when he was out John Hammond's podcast in he was asked how he felt Kappler done in year two a cap is done a really good job at a really good job. now that one didn't think it was a dignified question near the other thinks he's doing a battered then really good job gets in a better that yeah that's it Hey I'll that's not a B. acts Hey. I have a winning season with all the wires they did have a way to say that he's doing a really good job better than really good let me lay it out. because it's crazy but it might be possible. well one pack realize if players fight against their will. actually no longer the president and GM of the team. because they don't have the authority to hire a fiver manager they have been pre empted of that power by the managing partner the team John Middleton. what's the point in keeping the title if you don't have the power. they go to Middleton yesterday after this season adds and I got. hate to do this John but. if Gabe goes we go okay. yeah that was there was supposed to be poor is there anybody absorb pretending to be made is that a possibility I've seen owners tell people what to do right state they dealt out I guess I watch phone grin right one no bridge Golla of and the owner wanted not goalie right but how wasn't he was an icon in the city but he wasn't an icon as a president or GM he he didn't have a lot of leverage right yeah but it's so maybe he just wanted the job even if a what's it is much the job as he would a light you have the power. McPhail been around forever all right but fails a hundred years all yeah there's a need that there is a need to be pre empted already think they were preempted I thought they were pretty up there with our wired the fire the hitting coach eroding child when the manual came in that was already the managing partner said I'm running the team now I'll bring it in my god well you were a Yankee guy what happened when Steinbrenner wanted something in the G. what happened I'm most of the time he fired every. let's not let me just make this class is your birth. he's ten is there no star he said he wanted to yeah not even in all these guys would have been here in amber they they would have been here in August Dave would have been goal we spent a half a billion dollars in one game better in the standings and we're debating whether these guys should stay that would not happen would Steinbrenner. stop I have decided to take some of this upon myself now this is not easy for me to do because in the past nine years let's see not ten years since I became a full fledged card carrying Phillies fan and now was previously unlike the tea but I was more of a Yankees fan I'm not gonna lie was my father I grew up and out all day and then the Phillies won the world you know well all right they did your right help and that help then I brought it a lie detector guy yeah yeah lie detector you said yes it is official your Phillies yeah you doll longer care for the Yankees who care about the fill in. if Gabe Kapler is back I'm done with the Phillies I will continue to talk about him in my job here I will continue to approach each issue with the same passion that I do not own but I don't give a damn if they win or lose and you see what I'm wearing right here now Philly shirt yeah. the end of it. I got nine of these nine all that yes Sir I had another one I have variations I love weird Philly stock first of all I look amazing in red and it's free and then secondly some of these were obtained now it's free items yeah but anyway bonfire I'm done with the I mean it out I'm done. but that doesn't affect everybody. something that's what.
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"And Verizon cell a lot of eagles the night we yeah we can certainly discuss the Phillies. who went down on Monday. the tragic number. is now one. any combination of. Phillies losing which in turn means Washington waiting because they're playing them for the next four games including a double header. starting this afternoon believe it or not. and your Milwaukee waiting and it's over they're officially eliminated which. they they're officially unofficially eliminate officially eliminate whatever you wanna call it last Thursday when they lost to Atlanta. six and a half back right now. and the three games over five hundred. and it's been a very disappointing season. by any measure and you blame injuries all you why. I look at other teams and be able to overcome injuries and the eagles just and in the Philly just flat out have it. name the I a was tonight was just you know Zac Efron up and down up and down up and down. is it good stretches that bad stretches you knew tonight when the sink wasn't on the ball it was over. but I just wonder I wonder what the fall it's gonna be after the last game on Sunday. is going to be as simple as scapegoating the manager or is gonna be cleaning house. I don't know what to read when you hear the GM talk the way he praises gave it would make you think the game is back and with the security. and how impressed Macklin tech is with himself you would think that he's gonna be back as well. this is were gonna find out a little something about John Middleton. and what he's all about. and it will whether he's going to be willing to be satisfied with this and have the patience with this war say to oneself we spent a lot of money in the off season. yeah we we've already seen. ticket sales dept now the Phillies are way over what they did last year because of the just that the run off of Bryce Harper merchandising it cetera. but you saw even when the steam was still alive. that the fans were speaking. speaking in their own way I don't just mean here a W. I. P. run social media I mean at the gate. and believe me John Middleton knows. so what is gonna be fascinating to see what he does. your come this offseason what we're gonna do the Phillies as well a little later in the show Bruce Springsteen turned seventy believe it or not. we'll get into Bruce and you know it I I I got to give props as much as I'm ripping his play Nelsen Adelard did something really cool on Monday which will talk about and yeah the other thing is jailed rams Jody talking about this I absolutely think he's gonna be dealt. the jags may may for themselves after that when into feeling good. by J. Lynne Ramsay. calling out sick today is where this is headed and he's gonna force their hand he knows is the only way to force their hand I think he's gonna be traded I think the eagles are still black what's gonna J. T. in Germantown to kick things off J. two you're on ninety four to guy pic. Hey rob Hey don't is not gatekeeper actually oral Hey what's up girl. Hey listen I have a couple different points to make my first point is on the eagles and of course the one criticism I think you can actually as weird as it sounds you can blame that on the Superbowl believe it or not when we won the Superbowl it brought out a lot of fans who want in they were like I guess what what a fair weather fans that you know show up every every other Sunday but you know I mean they kind of just check in they don't watch the game for four quarters and I bought them out to the point where it's like it's an easy like you said it's an easy our go carts and want to be you know I mean yeah that. yes I mean some of these people I see on social media ripping Carson went for they don't even know what they're talking about you know so well I really do you had they're not three watching these games are actually I think they're just they're there again it's a it's a lazy way to go about it it's it the notion of I'm just gonna blame the coach or the quarterback the other way it whatever comes to mind first and that is that right. yeah because that's the only two people they know yeah right exactly and here real quick rob all my stories for you so the only way I see them getting rid of Gabe Kapler is if they did. ten games out now if they go like if they go ten games out I see how how we possibly a move would get Kapler what's your thoughts on that. yeah I mean look they only have seven left in their six and a half out I mean I I yeah I don't know if that's gonna be the gauge whether ten games out or not it's not gonna look good if they can't finish over five hundred for sure. that that's not going to be a good luck I mean that the way this is going to shake out. a you know Washington can quench tomorrow. yeah the wildcard. but. most likely the Phillies grant in fourth place in their division. which is a bad luck I mean you're only have the Marlins they may finish under five hundred. and you know it's very likely. they're six then the wildcard I mean you're gonna the nationals. the brewers. the cubs. just been awful of late. the Mets en. probably the Diamondbacks finishing ahead of. yeah I mean that that's the way this thing is gonna shake itself out that's not good. it's a bad look for everybody involved. and. you know John Middleton is a guy who. at least from a reputation standpoint. is someone and I and I I say this in a complimentary way lacks patience. you know what to this season to be the one to vote you into the post season. how much is the hold these people accountable or how much of it does he say look we were all kinds of banged up. we believe in this group going forward I don't know how you do. I mean when you think about. just this group collectively wait Parker starting tomorrow. where is your draft. where is a minor league system the U. cultivated where you can utilize somebody even if your rotations in shambles like there's this. every where. you're taking a guy who was on the street. it is a you know a borderline major league player he's starting a game for you tomorrow where you're still alive. it was infinitesimal as their their chances are you are technically still alive tomorrow and he's starting a game. is that not sum up the bad job that they've done in the front office drafting and developing. I mean all over the place but a particular pictures. that's a total indictment across the board. yes a lot of the things we're gonna get in with a Philly set the course of the night including reci skins it was just an absolute disaster right now they this I I keep saying it out I'll say it again this offseason is so critical to get his head right again. your else I I'm not really sure what they have with him he could just be a guy's gonna have thirty. but is gonna fall apart at the end of seasons in and in you know back to thirty four you. has been good for sure John Allen tell what's up John. rob. no I meant you rock rock we. that site sums it up pretty good though man. Elise the the Phillies you know. I I I hope. they lose out because I really like I like you so I really want to do a build that does. if this thing ends in a total tailspin here. which I don't know if it will or not that he gets in the way they played against the Marlins it might but you know I I I don't know but yeah it is it going in the right direction for sure they've lost you know six of the last ten if he continues in that direction it may it may just be such a point of emphasis and so hideous other close the season maybe it forces hand if he was on the fence this is what yeah this is what I want to see I I unfortunately there that I want to get worse and I want to see if he if he is going to clean house if he's not there he's part of problem. that's what what do we do about hats there though. get out and and the eagles I mean I hear you talk about you know blame to go around I mean it watching that you need if you're real. football fans you can not waste a lot of blame on Carson Wentz to navigate. I mean he was under duress. all the whole game. and when he was making passes I mean what will he do a walk over and hand it to the receiver any better somebody's **** I mean that the fumble. the angular had I mean that was after the past that hit him in the bread bad right the keeping you would drive yeah I did you drop I need a couple these happen on third down how to move the chains hauling **** yeah I I don't know they're all over the place and that's right I can't get past this like the week before you can't throw a ball better than he throwed agam or for a touchdown rate drops at you know the one that got hurt yeah. oh my god I mean you I mean I could I could call back I know you're the guy I it's John that's the thing I keep getting back to when whenever you get the anti whence call I I just simply say we don't should he catch the ball of self I mean is that we might want to do I mean there were two passes that maybe he messed they should have made and those amounts or step bribing home those too bad the whole game this is a good just like I'm not only coming on you know he he was perfect because he wasn't but when he needed to make the place it wasn't him that let the team down it was his receivers. not back yet that that only catch it ended the game with Iraq all the defensive back really great play and I looked at my storage is no man he dropped it yeah when they showed the instant replay I was I was just like I mean how could you he never touch defender never touched it went right through our thank a white sides hands was trying to catch it was formed I I I don't either this time the lead but actually he said after the game I expect that contact ID get cut out of that through me off like do during the NFL now man entered the United States. right I got a. all right and I numbers I know I know John I hear you man. rob was baby aspen got your back all don't lose the faith and don't lose face too early in the season yet the bell it will be Thursday night hi John thanks man right I got it eight eight eight seven two nine ninety four ninety four pound nine four nine for your eighteen C. and Verizon cells let's rank some blame here for you..
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Can generate United for W.. machine coming up at eleven today some eagles lions sister in some real interesting games in there we'll get to that all right so Sir degree of doubt about the birds and this is really through a national perspective not a not a local perspective and I found this really interesting this week John I do you now I did not know until I saw it and and bad online is one such example. that. the Dallas Cowboys have jumped the eagles are no longer the favorite to win the NFC east according for instance to bet online they much everywhere there's not the favorite to win the nomination yeah why is it surprising well because it's only been two games that's that's what no I get it do I mean that's the high with the I agree with you but I guess my point is in Dallas is a lock to be three now well there's certainly a lot so I don't make sense from an odds perspective yeah and they they'll use a whole nother aspect to this the eagles aren't just a game behind aus eagles have all these injuries and some of them you know particularly to Shawna probably be a thing that lingers for a while and the you know southern again and more action yeah on obvious so I I guess what I'm getting at is just for those that didn't know. that change is out there I mean it's that perception I mean again let's remember just two weeks ago man on a Friday two weeks ago we're doing a show talking you know big high shoes hopes Superbowl and all that two weeks later fourteen days later they are not favored to win their division forget the Superbowl forget the conference not favored to win their division I got a reaction to that who cares that's my thought okay we'll say it's September get a stance makers job to make odds well but it's also a day but it's also based or people that bat so. right now hold on we'll see we'll see work us let's go to what Jim is with is what's going on Jim. good morning guys morning. I want to talk about the Phillies I think yesterday showed something. a bad Kapler Kapler doesn't use analytics with a boring. when he led Freddie Freeman bad with two men on second and third that was bad and that was really stupid and another stupid thing he did was he port port came away on third even though Franco was sitting there and go to played is so came very had to plays were was be on third and he couldn't throw the ball to first yes not did not nearly the same level third baseman he doesn't have the long range doesn't have the are for sure either so what they need to do is just they need somebody besides Capper because he does not understand baseball. well Sir I mean they they get it listen this whole thing's going to come to ahead about two weeks we're going to miss the playoffs there's gonna be organizational meetings and John Middleton to make a decision and. I think he'll be back Jim I would bring him back but. this clearly could go either way. yeah I'll be done come back because I would like to watch of next year but if he comes back I can't watch it anymore well I'd say this engine give me who's a showman what he got. Jerry Lewis good answer yeah it's going to be really interesting John the the idea of like that call right there speaks the something really. interesting about the Phillies with the called the pitch to well well not not that point other than like his work all he's call him John yeah so here's the deal here's what would be fascinating to now. is John Middleton believing Gabe Kapler we don't know the answer there's a good chance we'll find out let's say he doesn't think he's like tremendous with think she's good enough that he'd like to stick with that okay I think games good enough to stick with he's got a **** deal this year she's been horrendous starting pitcher relief pitching he actually still believes in capital but he hears that callers call he hears those types of calls he sees the polls that are he sees the polls any reference to pull the Bryce Harper Manny Machado thing yeah and he says you know what like I do like gave and I actually think you can be a good manager but I also don't want apathy to set in where you come next January February March I'm gonna be looking to sell season tickets and garner interest my baseball team like what what would be really bad for John Middleton as a businessman is to have the entire town deflated going into next season. and does he actually make a move on the manager in part or in large part based on the perception of the manager and the way fans are so frustrated with them I'm really telling I think the business side of the home could could really play into it absolutely but the business side of this is you're going to go buy some pitching this offseason rifle I mean so that hopefully that hopefully well they better I mean this I mean this is the plan as it's supposed to be but there's always already supposed to their children the playhouses your that plan the plan was to buy pitching trade for pitching if the pitching failed you know at the trade deadline that certainly never came to pass now it's like well I guess they're planning to do that this offseason they say they've still got money they want to spend it you know I I think if we go get pitching that certainly help scapulars cause but I don't know about the the order of things right like well what the time frame for the firing of Kapler could have I don't own them bearing almost yet it'll be before the pigeons known I mean the firing a caterpillar yeah was it dicey. I'll be the first major domino either he stays or expired that'll be the last major domino that happens in the Phillies off she's had it within a week of the off in a week within a week for sure this thing doesn't go to December sing doesn't go to Christmas well no one way or the other absolutely and yeah I guess it well yeah you you've got to hope for well for gave sake and I don't know how many people are hoping for gave say no more. like lan is to get out of pitching better and that will excite people don't have to worry about whether people are fans of gave gap or and that's our hope but it's just like you you know like even a cap or is it actually good manager had better tell he do good and who knows if that's really true or not we we all have kind of our thoughts but there are other people out there they can manage the Philadelphia Phillies and be good at it's not an impossible thing to find a baseball guy so you just I just really wonder will that be the thing. submarines gave as a manager that the Catholic make that make fell just say make shoes minute Middleton just says it's it would be business on Weiss I mean it's a real it's a writing that's a real possibility I think it's a bigger possibly actually then middle to not believe in capital I actually believe that I think the bigger factor would be it be bad for business you get a minute would be a pretty big shot in the arm of energy to a lot of Phillies fans they found a cap was gone. and it's it's sadly I guess kind of us to shame but I mean that's the reality I mean we we know we get the calls we know the deal we are the polls we do the balls eight eight eight seven two nine ninety four nine four eagles alliance.
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Is it Geoffrey Laurie? John middleton. Joshua harris. Dave, scott. Right now. Dave Scott in because I think he represents ownership team. Right. I can't put Comcast out. No, people sometimes bear a grudge against that cable company. Most people look at that. All I'm not even know who Dave Scott. They'll have they think they have to pay to vote. Give a fair our window tweeted out my outrage at the rehiring of Brett Brown and the trails. Normally, they can't wait could you please read to be what did he trolled set? So I can respond. Absolutely Ken Titus said are you really going to count the years, they tanked they didn't count them. They didn't. So I shouldn't count the four years now. Ken. Thank you, Mike. God brea, we all just four years younger because that means those for years don't count against that age either. I hope he I think I'm going to die at the same time. Right. And that means there were four seasons when I was six fan where I had no chance to do anything. But I don't count them those they count unless there's a miracle drug that can remove for years for my age. I'm going to count them. How's that stupid? You troll your? I'm Farris, how can you count them? I can't the guys record John. Did he coach he did coach them ten? That's correct. All right. Count them. Do. I get those four more years where my team has a chance to win at all. You do not get those years back. John johnson. Man. Him life. County. Good morning, everybody. How's it going? Wreck crowds coming back for years seven. Oh, man. I kind of compare him a little bit. To Charlie manual, just because a couple of reasons I mean, he's really very well liked. And generally as a person, he's a good person. He's respected throughout the league. And his players like a lot of similarities. I also think that if he stays long enough, they probably will win a championship with them. And the the problem with that though that I have with it is that Carly manual. I mean had there been a different coach the Phillies really could've one two three World Series is without a doubt, Jimmy said three bucks. And he was writing they should have one. Yeah. I mean, I'm an I'm kind of thinking the same thing with the Sixers. I mean, they had the potential to win that series. And and who knows what when when you go and play the bucks. I mean, they they had the potential to do better and they did worse than their potential. So therefore, that's a problem if you're not living up to your potential, and let me gets updated here because I'm fascinated by the way, you're analyzing it, and here's. You did say you still have some confidence. They could win it all with Brown. How's that going to happen? If Embiid continues to do exactly what he wants to eat, whatever you want stand wherever he does on the court. Nobody's telling him what to do. And what are the odds that Ben Simmons is going to improve by retaining his brother as a shooting coach because God forbid his coach should tell them not to how it easy is going to be good enough. The foundation of a championship team and the chances of them improving what Brent Brown, they're virtually nil. It seems as if the only way it's likely, and it's not likely, but it, but if it happens at all it's going to be because the other teams in the NBA halter kind of like kinda like when the Phillies wanted. I mean, we played the raise right? I mean. I think that could happen. It's not likely though. So we just need the ball to be low at throughout the league to finally match us skill allies leaving. Ron O'Brien left. Well. Al those teams are reloading the understand the niche. You were saying before the Knicks reloaded, it doesn't matter the way the Sixers played in a stretch of that of that raptor series. They weren't going to be Milwaukee. No still there Milwaukee not going anywhere. Let me get to a terrible owner, Bob. Josh, Harris stinks thoughts. I can top that. Okay. All right. It's dude was forced to sell the team banned from the NBA for life. He had a mistress that leaked some racist comments that he made. I believe her name was v. Cellini you're better than I am you remember the name? I I don't have a quite right. I like these exotic names her first name was v. I remember that he was involved in a lot of racist stuff, really bad. He was certainly a racist. There's good racist stuff with this stuff was really bad. Find out what vs anyway yet. So you're giving me Donald sterling's sterling got sucked. Good one. That's a good way to kick it up. Donald sterling is definitely on style. Parable owners now, by the way, we got a couple of our own on just so you understand we believe in going after every one of them Joshua Harris last night got his name on the list. I if you're Joshua Harris. Sometimes I wonder like I I don't think he knows anything from. I don't think he knows much about basketball. Like a very. Yeah. Definitely. So I I kinda think you have to listen to the people that like to me, this is more case of if it's Br I think Embiid has too much power. And if you like, but I mean, he's at a position like should listen to the people he shouldn't like his GM, but he was hired by somebody. But I mean, you have to he has to get input from Sunday. Because I don't know that he's a basketball guy his girlfriend was vis-a-vis on. How did you remember that? No, I didn't. The leaney. What happened? Remember, they still a face mask. Thing on her name was B. She had a b- collection. Ouchi hide on like like she didn't wanna ball to hit her face. Betting. Eighty two. Part. No, it was you call it. What a well-known? Yeah. Oh my gosh. She did. I don't know what that is. Jerry is on the line. Hi, Jerry, good morning. Doing engine? Oh, hey, Jerry breath. Brownback the definition of insanity has been reinstated. Hey, man. I'm livid me. To me. This is why we don't have championship wings because everybody's fell in love with a coach to perpetuity no wings when they finger. So here we go in Andy Reid, the second fifteen years when no wings, Jerry. I gotta admit I did think of what I was thinking of Brown because he got fourteen years out of it with this kind of garbage. But Jerry, how would things going to change if the same guys they're change. We still got the stink. The tank on us to sustain in this Brown you sniff around you smell it goes down. But Jerry, let's train anger in the right place. It's the owner who got lobbied out of the decision. He wanted to make to bring in another coach he got lobby to weep. But with a vested interest. We didn't go no farther than we did last year. No, we didn't. And they said we needed to and they said it would be problematic. If we didn't we didn't. And then nothing happened. Just think we don't have we still don't have shooters. Brett Brown is telling m b to stand out there because space and ping, right, Jerry. Did you hear the part where Ben Simmons said, yes? Liam simmons. His brother will be retained as a shooting coach bidding. Do anything this year to show you that he could shoot. No. And that's awful. Because here we go is going to be the same thing. You'll be stagnated. This goes start their growth hurt and beat estimates hundred percent, right, Jerry. God bless you. That you call very smart, man. Jerry, gimme a bad owner. Oh, what's his name branch Rickey? He he Burt Jackie Robinson into the game. And he was GMO. So that wasn't right on several with who's actually a brilliant Jia branch branch. Yeah. I know just like the tree. Brit franchise. Like a Mike benched in fall far from the tree and that family. Yeah. I believe that his dad was named tree. His his real name is Wesley by the oh his middle. Name was branch his middle. Name was brand which today referred to him as well. That's interesting drafted tree Rollins. Eight seven two. Loan. Every messed what happened Sunday, by the way, coal Ervin. The left-handed pitcher out with the family. With a win. He's on a show tonight. Nice. He's a great kid. And it was a great story. Something happened in that game that nobody saw because they were pay too much attention to the basketball. I saw because I miss nothing. You will hear when you come back and your blood will boil I you had Bryce hopper saved the game with a great catch. Eight seven to nine ninety four ninety.
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
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"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Money just ask the Sixers this off season. It's not always easy to make that happen and to their credit. It was up and down. We do we have that cut. It was Macklin cleantech this morning with the morning show about how close this thing came to potentially not happening. I I give credit today too. Because I thought he was refund refreshingly honest with his answers on a lot of different fronts about the way this white and again, just a reminder tomorrow in the morning show. We'll have John Middleton and the afternoon show marks and Reese, we'll have Bryce Harper at some point tomorrow afternoon. So John Middleton on in the morning and Bryce Harper on in the afternoon, but I listened to mclintock's today. And I thought he was pretty pretty upfront with things, and and pretty honest when he talked about know, one of the things they the Dangelo asked him about specifically was Manny Machado, and how much is, you know, Johnny hustle comments played in what he said. Yeah, you know, it did play not. I don't think enough to get them away from it. But but did play. All right. So I want you to hear this cut. So this is this and you'll hear the the question for me. Hello as well. Here us that's just kind of the nature of the beast. And I know it's y you know, after we didn't sign Manny. Was asked the question. I forget exactly what the question was my answer to the question was was you always have to have a walkaway point. You always have to be willing to walk away. Because it's not you get yourself into trouble. So even in the Harper negotiations we felt like there was a chance of what happened. Yeah. So he basically. Yeah. Look, they didn't close it not happening. And I'll be I'll be curious to see, you know, how upfront and I no reasonably won't but hell up front. John Middleton will be with this. Because. Things appeared to get pretty dicey. The early portion of last week when the dodgers and the giants really reemerged in a hard way. So what happened between then and now because John Middleton left left Vegas. Feeling really good about the situation and thinking he had them or had him. And he was gonna close the deal that when he had to fly out that I guess Saturday. You know? But then all of a sudden. Maybe not. And if you're the Phillies, I don't I don't think it was ever going to be good business to say to do like a a final offer. And this is it you need to say this by this date, and that kind of thing dropped dead. I don't think that would have worked with Scott.
Enticing Bryce: Harper gets bonuses with his $330 million
"Desk. Choline since the Bryce Harper news broke yesterday afternoon, the Phillies sold one hundred thousand tickets, according to senior VP of ticket operations John Webber that for a week of his salary seriously seriously will get to that in just a second. John Webber was on WIP once Harvard passes his physical the contract will become official and he's going to be flown in to take that physical today by Phillies owner, John Middleton. USA today says Milton is going to send a plane out to Vegas to pick up Harper and his family that physical today the press conference should be scheduled for tomorrow. A record three hundred thirty million for Harper over thirteen years is going to get a twenty million dollar signing bonus than twenty six million a year for the first ten years twenty two million a year for the last three. There was a no trade clause. And no
"john middleton" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Dot com Twitter feed at ESPN Dari can the NBA playoffs. Hurry up and starts y'all could quit talking about LeBron James. Kansas hog I hear ya. But don't thing. I second that if LeBron's on the playoffs we're not talking about LeBron James. Because now we dive into the fact that LeBron the playoffs Kansas hawk you, see how this works. And then we talk about who's gonna join LeBron does anybody wanna join abroad even get the Lakers in the playoffs. Kansas hot. You see how this is going to work? Eventually we can stop talking about Bryce Harper being a free agent. That would be nice. I would look forward to that. I mean, we got Manny Machado out of the way. Can we get Bryce Harper signed somehow somewhere by somebody please? It sounds like it's about to happen BUSTER only ESPN MLB insider from Dickerson and hood. It sounds like the Phillies are getting close here. I thought all along that the the team that was going to get Bryce Harper was the team that had an owner who was going to get emotional and just decide you know, what I want that player. So it really spoke volumes. John Middleton, the Phillies owner got on his on his plane on Friday and flew out to Las Vegas and met with Bryce and met with Scott bores and running through some things, and he wound up leaving there last night from what I understand, but the conversations will continue, and there's optimism within the Phillies organization that they are closing in on a deal. Now. I mean, the only person who truly knows what offers had been made for Bryce Scott Boris who knows agent, but it's hard to identify another team. That would spend the kind of money the Phillies probably going to spend on it. Yeah. It is. Say no busters been talking about this. You're you're getting it from Jim bowdoin CBS sports. You listen to a variety of different places where they're talking baseball. And the Phillies are the one team that keeps coming up. I know there was interest in the from the giants doesn't sound like the dodgers really had much the nationals would love to have him back. But it sounds like it sounds like this is a matter of time before he signs his name on a document presented by the Philadelphia Phillies BUSTER continues on why this deal would actually make more sense than Machado's deal in San Diego. Makes more sense to me is the Philadelphia signing up Harper because it's a big market team. And they can withstand a payroll or support a payroll of two hundred and fifty million dollars is someone who used to cover the Padres for the San Diego union Tribune, all I can think of are the many examples in Padres history were in older got excited, and then they bring the player in and the whole situation you gets too expensive. And then they pull the plug. That's what I'm concerned about with Machado in San Diego that this is going to be another case where they're ramping up the payroll beyond people's expectations. And then you know, what? Once they start sniffing one hundred seventy five million two hundred million their payroll, they pull the plug. I feel like going forward. Yeah. This is a major test for the Padres ownership to sustain this move that they just made with Manny. There's no doubt. That's a risky move. I last ESPN radio ESPN app. Dory know, cool with you. I would feel a lot better about Bryce Harper being on my team that Manny Machado. We all know the reasons why he's not a fan of. Hustling, there's a lot of people by the way in sports and also stay in baseball here that are not over overly big fans of hustling out pop ups and ground balls to the left side of the field or the right side, you grab balls in general hustling on every at bat when you're frustrated because you didn't quite get the would on that ball that you wanted to. But it takes a special dude to come out and say, I'm not a fan of hustling to say that hustling is not my Cup of tea like you can't forget that that'll be around him forever until he over a number of years proves. That he's worth thirty million a year Padres made a good decision by bringing him in because he will play his what off and until Manny Machado shows all of us that. Then we're going to question the signing. Yudo Bryce Harper is going gonna play his usual. And even though production wise, the two are very very similar and Manny, frankly. Hate about sixty points higher than Bryce did this year. Even though other areas of production were very similar, you know, what you're going to get for Bryce Harper as a player as a teammate as an example as a leader all of it. So you're seeing numbers floated around now ten for three thirty potentially for Bryce as opposed to the ten for three hundred for Manny three billion extra dollars per year for Bryce he'd be great Philly. He'd be. Kind of player. They want kind of player that city wants Bryce Harper is not going to get booted Philly. Jason were assigned a big deal. Didn't go real. Well, most of the time got ugly, Bryce Harper Bryce Harper. Just because of the way he plays. We'll work in Philly. I don't think there's question about that. Do you watch any of the alliance of American football? Love your thoughts on that eight at eight say ESPN or hit me up at ESPN Dory. One hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed. I would love to hear your thoughts on that. All right. Here's my issue with the football still pretty good. We're three weeks in football fine. You know, if you watch enough you'll learn some of the names, you'll start to be familiar with rosters good group of head coaches. Here's where I'm having a problem. And I realized that a lot of the money is going to be for many TV money. It does obviously infusion from the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes two hundred and fifty million certainly helps. Right. They'll be able to make payroll now, we know that. On Saturday Orlando played at second home game. They actually increased their attendance by about three hundred from the I hope that's a good thing. Did you see any of the Salt Lake home game? They got ten thousand people. It was awful ten thousand people in Atlanta yesterday for their first home game fourteen thousand people for San Diego's second home game like. It is hard to watch any sporting event when you see. Such a massive amount of empty seats because it is impossible. To try to figure out why you should care when the people that live there don't care themselves. Memphis, is attendance has been brutal Salt Lake Atlanta. Brutal. San Antonio's really the one success story. Attendance wise in the af and that probably realistically isn't NFL market someday. It's been close in the past probably is. But if the people there don't care. Why are you gonna care? Right. I think that's true with any sport. If they don't care. Why should I? The footballs fine. You want to watch something where there's a really good atmosphere, and you don't have it right now in the alliance. We'll see how it plays out what the Oscars and the Knicks heaven communists, next ESPN radio..
"john middleton" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"John Middleton has a seat at the final table for Bryce Harper Middleton, flew out to Las Vegas for a face to face over the weekend, but flew back to Florida without a deal in place Phillies, still the front runner in the Harper sweepstakes, but BUSTER only targeting Tuesday as the potential judgment day. Harper now looking at top many Machado's ten year three hundred million dollar packed with the Padres. With some reports suggesting the outfielder wants anywhere between three hundred fifty and three hundred sixty million. My oh my handler Ramirez jettison by the Red Sox just forty four games into last season. Now, he's on the comeback trail with the Indians on a minor league deal. Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt called Clayton Kershaw. Latest setback army rotation that's expected to keep the three-times Cy Young winner off amount for the next week or so remember kershaw's in year one of that three year ninety three million dollar deal. National League Cy Young winner. Jacob degrom makes his spring debut this afternoon when the Mets host the Astros, and we've got a fun. College hoops doubleheader coming up later on CBS with the first tip off coming your way at one thirty eastern in the big east. Seventeenth ranked Villanova on the roads to play Xavier. Wildcats trying to avoid a three game losing streak. They've dropped three of four against Saint John's Georgetown and top twenty five Marquette first meeting once a Villanova eighty-five seventy-five, then we switched to number ten Michigan and number seven or excuse me, number ten Michigan state number seven Michigan in Ann Arbor for the first of two meetings between the rivals bounced back here for the big ten with the two schools, plus Purdue in a three way tie atop the conference at thirteen and three at the back end of the top twenty five. You've also got Maryland, Wisconsin and Iowa in the mix as well. NBA tripleheader starts with the raptors hosting the magic who have suddenly won seven of nine raptors very tough at home twenty five and five on their home floor this season seven game winning streak coming in just the game and a half back of the bucks for the NBA's. Best record NHL starts at the bottom of the hour when the Rangers clashed with the capitals defending champs just four points back in the islanders for first place in the metropolitan division Rangers fire sale beginning yesterday. They don't mats zuccarello to the stars for two conditional picks. They're also expected to trade, but Kevin Hayes and Adam mcquaid, we check in at the final round of the WGC Mexico championship. And so far Justin Thomas is red hot. He's birdied on his first four holes. But at minus four he's got a long ways to go. You're to top spots. Dustin Johnson sixteen under Rory mcilroy. Twelve under they'll tee off at one ten eastern time. Tiger Woods will t off at the bottom of the hour. He's in a large tie in a group at six under. They are tied for ninth. I'm Greg Caserta. Hey, guys DA tomorrow morning Merril Hodge joins us on the Robert Kraft.
Bryce Harper rumors: Phillies meeting ends with optimism, but no deal yet for the superstar free agent
"And waiting and waiting and waiting for Bryce Harper to make his decision yesterday. John Middleton, flew to Las Vegas on his private jet to meet with Bryce Harper. Bob Nightingale had this tweet out five hours ago. Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton still in Las Vegas with Bryce Harper negotiations and optimism now is that a ten year deal with Bryce Harper is finalized by Monday afternoon. So we'll see if
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"All the sudden, that's how it goes in the world sports. It's late Tobias Harris gets traded at what like two thirty in the morning. He gets over to the Sixers, and now what we're dealing with is John Middleton on a plane has landed in Las Vegas, obviously. He's meeting with Bryce Harper and Scott Boris, and it seems like what has been a long exhausting tiresome saga is finally coming to an end. And that gives me a hell of a lot of energy. I'm excited to be here with you. I'm Vince Quinn on ninety four WIP and we're going to start right here with John Middleton. There's no other place to be because what we've got is an owner that is talked a lot of game over the past couple of years and before Middleton even took over ownership of the Philadelphia Phillies organization because he's been an owner, but not a majority owner didn't have the biggest voice in the room as he's bought up shares and taken over more of this thing. You would hear the reports for so long that this is the next George Steinbrenner. This is the next owner that's going to show up. He's gonna put all that money on the table. He's going to buy winners. He's going to use the power of being a big market organization with big contract big TV contract. They're gonna go by guys. They're gonna fill out this ballpark a park that when the team plays. Well can be sold out for months at a time. John Middleton's finally stepping up to the plate and becoming that guy. And when he came out in the first place and said, this is a year we're going to spend stupid money in the off season. We talked about it so much. It seems like he's finally backing it up mclintock's spending all of these months saying, no, no, no, we're going to slow it down. This is what the value of a star player is this the value of what Manny Machado is. And we decided to walk away from that this the value of what Harper is. And that's why we don't have a deal right now. John Middleton is showing up and he's putting his money wears mouth is in the most literal way possible. He's doing it. And here's the thing you need to take away from. It's not obviously the deal is not official yet. Let me make sure that that's clear. There's no official contract yet between the Phillies and Bryce Harper. But when you've got the owner John Middleton flying out to Vegas to meet him again. At this point in time where you know, there's really no worth while suitors on the market. Yes. He's been talking to the giants. Do you really believe you have an honest fear when you're talking to your friends about Bryce Harper? Are you telling yourself? Oh, I really think he's going to the giants really. No, nobody's bought that. Nobody buys the idea of the White Sox are going to swoop in all of a sudden. And they after they just didn't get their guy Machado who they signed his cousins for they were basically son, his mom and dad to be on the staff. I mean, he's not like they're not gonna pony up more money now for many from what they were for many Machado to get Bryce Harper. It's just not gonna happen. So the White Sox they're out. That's it. It's over there. Not a real contender for Bryce Harper. The only team that has a legitimate shot to actually go and sign. This guy is the Philadelphia Phillies right here right now. And Middleton's going out there to seal the deal. And so here's the biggest thing that you need to take away from this being affiliates fan. This is the ultimate endorsement of a winning organization. This is the stamp of approval. A lot of teams talk about it. And they wanna be winners. They do. I mean to be fair. A lot of teams that say, hey, we're trying to win this year. We want to compete. We wanna be contenders all that stuff. And a lot of sports. It is true. But as much as they mean it when they say it, they don't put in all of the things in the background that involve actually making your team a legitimate contender. Actually, putting yourself in a position to be a World Series favor. That kind of thing there's only a few teams that are willing to do it. And in the sports where you can spend over the luxury tax where you can pay more money than anybody else to build that best team to give yourself better odds and going win a title baseball is right there. And so John Middleton the owner of one of the biggest baseball teams in the country. Has the opportunity to use that weight behind him has the opportunity to put that money out there and go and put these Phillies in infinitely better spot than they were before. And that's not to discredit the team as they've been up to this point, all the trades. They've made mclintock's done a wonderful job. And I'm certainly not here to slander the guy, but Middleton stepping in and trying to break this stalemate of what has been Harper versus the Phillies. You've just been a staring contest. At this point. Everybody else in the outside is noise. The Padres were noise. And the White Sox have been noise in the giants have been noise for for Middleton to step in. This is it. This is that moment, we say, you know, what we are trying to win. Now, I'm going to put my money behind this thing. And I got all the respect for Middleton trying to do that because regardless of whether or not this works out, and obviously we have to acknowledge that risk when you go for a ten year deal, or whatever it is whatever that magnitude is, but we're talking in the ballpark of ten years, maybe three hundred and twenty million. Even if it doesn't work out. It's great to know that your owner is willing to go and spend if they're not going to spend the money that's an immediate check box against you. Like for the Sixers, right? They made all these traits. And now you've got Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harrison Simmons and Embiid, and they're all together. And so that's amazing. And you've got the second best starting five in the NBA. Will they go over the luxury tax? How far will they go over? That's the major question that Harrison is going to have to answer Elton brand said that's the case. Sure, they might go, and they might spend over the luxury tax they've gotten that permission. But until it happens, you gotta know, you gotta see it. The Sixers been pretty cheap organization. So I'm looking at John Middleton. And for a guy that has just talked so much game. I feel infinitely better not not even just about this year. Not even just the Bryce Harper negotiations. But I feel way better about the long term success of the Philadelphia Phillies. If you are a everybody in this town has a favorite team, you might root for all four, and and you should support your local teams all that good stuff. But you gotta favorite. And if your favorites the Phillies, you have to feel way better. About this news. And again, this changes everything this is the owner finally stepping up saying, I'm not going to let my GM handled. You could sit back and say, hey McClintock is doing a great job as a GM. He's a shrewd negotiator and the way he's handled this off season. He's done a wonderful job. So he's just going to ride this thing out, and whatever Matt's able to do that's what I hired him for. And he's going to get it done. Well Middleton is decided to assume the burden of an owner in professional baseball. He's one of the few people that I mean, really in the entire country in the entire world of sports. He is one of a very few people that can actually make this kind of move and change the direction of an organization and make team a contender almost overnight. That's what Middleton has the power to do. And that's why feel so much better about where the Phillies are going to be. You don't have to worry about them being cheap. Right. They've been paying guys as we've seen more money than they necessarily have to Scott Kingery gets a massive contract before he's ever played in the majors. Aaron Nola get just got his new deal. And so he's going to be making more than the arbitration money over the next couple of years. These are instances of a team that is willing to pay to have happy players to have a good roster to ultimately be a legitimate contender for a long period of time. And so I see John Middleton in Vegas, and it's just pure joy. You have to be thrilled about like Jack Fritz is producer of the show. And I'm in here. I'm just getting ready to you know, I'm just getting my notes together to come on here. When the news breaks that Middleton lands in Vegas. I mean, Jack, you're like you're basically doing somersaults in the hallway. He was amazing. I didn't know flexible, it's too. Yeah. I was I this is so annoying. It ended Dover. Well, yeah. Get it over. And that's the thing to like it's now it's not officially over this supposedly just a form August. No, they just met two months ago. Yeah. I mean, they clearly there's gotta be something more to this. And and you wonder too, right? When it comes to John Middleton, and what's going on here. All the leaks that have happened. Most of it's been Scott Boris, right? So Scott Boras going into guys like John Hayman and saying, hey, here's the message that I want to get out Anisur to release it. I wonder if that's the Phillies like McClintock is not at this meeting. So I wonder if Matt contac- guys texting Jeff Poussin and being set like, hey, man, listen, this isn't a big deal. Now, we're still working out. We're still negotiating it's a slow play here. So it's not a guarantee that there's no guarantee that Harper's going to be back on the plane with Middleton. So there's a lot of games to be played here. Still and we're not at the finish line. So I'm not going to celebrate it fully yet. But the idea that Middleton is inserting himself into this conversation is one of the single most important things to happen in this city period. In a long time because you're talking about long term sustainable success in baseball dollar figures. Absolutely. A part of that teams with the highest payrolls win when you're looking for the most consistent. Sure. Low role low payroll teams went once in a while. But on average, what is the cash value of a team that's going in winning the World Series? It's teams in the top five. Those are the teams that win and so- Middleton is showing yet again, he's willing to be that guy. And I need your reaction. How do you feel now that Middleton is making this trip to Vegas? How does how does it make you feel about Bryce Harper? And how likely it is for the deal to get done. How does it make you feel about the future of the Phillies? How does it make you feel about McClintock? What does it say about him that Middleton is going out there, and and trying to smooth this thing over when we've had such a long and arduous stalemate getting to this point eight eight eight seven to nine ninety four ninety four pound nine four nine four AT and T Verizon wireless cell phones is how you get in on the show somebody who did..
Phillies want Manny Machado, Bryce Harper
"To be feeding clear Phillies fans display all they've done. What they've done has been extraordinary despite all they've done. This off season would be considered an utter failure as affiliates. Don't walk away with Manny Machado. I can I can guarantee you for certain the front office is here. That. And I think no matter what it takes whether it's three thirty or three fifty or even north of that. I didn't the Phillies will do whatever is required to get done. Yeah. I said to Scott Miller, my sense was that John Middleton who made the comment about the Phillies, you know, perhaps spending stupid money. He would basically have to grab the steering wheel away from the front office analysts. What do you think? I I agree. I mean, those if they find a way not to to pull in Harper tho those are going to be word that he eats for very long time. I can assure you of that. All right. Let's talk about Manny Machado earlier in the week. I wrote a column in which I suggested that. I mean, I flat out don't think that the timing of the Machado signing is right because I don't think they're pitching develop enough. We we know that they have is tremendous wave of prospects coming you, send me a note after that though that maybe disagree a little bit both to an extent, I agree into an extent. I don't offer you both sides of the aisle. Here's the Padres. Lost ninety six games last season. And now have agreed to three hundred million dollar deal with Machado in that dynamic is practically without precedent. Before yesterday. There had been thirty nine nine figure contracts handed out to free agents in major league history. But only two of them were signed by team that won fewer than seventy games the previous season the oath. Dick's cubs. Went sixty six ninety six signed Alfonso Soriano to one hundred and thirty six million dollar deal. The twenty ten nationals went sixty nine ninety three. They signed Jason worth to a one hundred and twenty six million dollar deal. But the Padres of the top ranked form system, according to baseball America among other outlets, including our own law since two thousand five thirteen of the fourteen teams with that number one distinction made the playoffs BUSTER within two years. And the only exception was the twenty eleven royals and they wound up making it to back to back World Series in two thousand fourteen and twenty fifty. So let me ask you if you were Peter Seidler who is the owner of the Padres. And he's the one who's making like that not a general manager like AJ prowler. Would you have made the same decision that would have made the exact same decision? This is this is a city. In a franchise now that has the opportunity to explode because of the because the chargers have left they play in as we all know the best climate in America. Now have the opportunity to be the biggest show in town. I think Manny Machado though, he isn't Bryce Harper. In terms of celebrity is probably that present a better baseball player. Just in terms of his tools, Dan, Bryce Harper is I will go on record as saying that he will be well worth three hundred million dollars over the next ten years. And I will also point out that the five year player option is not something that shouldn't should should go without being mentioned because as you know, the collective bargaining agreement expires after three years, you never know what the market might look like in five a really shrewd move by Manny Machado when his representation to give them that player option after five
"john middleton" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Eagles the first training camp practice this afternoon Doug Peterson chats with the media to Carson. Wentz of course it'll be a hot topic of conversation NFL network's Ian Rapoport reporting. Last night that went won't go on the physically unable to perform list meaning he'll stay limited participant. At practice meantime Phillies open. A four game series tonight at the reds follows two out of three against a fellow first place team in the National League is the. Payoff pitch strike three Cardi got it looking The ball game is over in the Phillies win the series but the dodgers got Bransky the seven three final ninety four WIP Gabe Kappler's fills with, a five run fifth inning. Highlighted by Carlos Santanas three run triple this guy has been an absolute animal for us a, really really, tough out, all year long rita's and Scott Kingery Homer Jake Arrieta tossing six innings the three run ball two of them erred chase subtly and what could be his last game at. Citizens Bank park win over three with. A strikeout but a very touching moment at the. End of, the came up the dugout steps talking. With the Phillies orders John Middleton chatted with him briefly the top step of the dodger dugout and, then came out fully onto the field. And, tipped his cap one more time with the fans here in south Philly many ovation throughout the series one thing I am happy about it that I had an opportunity to thank. Them in. Person Hopefully understand how important they are to, me Phillies game and a half up in the Braves in the. National, League east lefty ranger Suarez makes his major. League debut tonight major league baseball non waiver trade deadline is, Tuesday Phillies reportedly interested in Orioles. Veteran outfielder Adam Jones union. Beat the Houston dynamo three. One gym curtains club. One point back in New England, and Montreal for the last playoff spot in the. East and that sports and Davy ran KYW, NewsRadio next on KYW NewsRadio going in some old wrinkles at eastern state.
Binghamton outfielder Tim Tebow placed on DL with right hand injury
"Think Matt he's a rookie and he's afraid to, make a move because a lot of his, his news like Saunders clay Buchholz haven't been good I, think he's, I think he's afraid what do you think well not, I don't think he's. Afraid and he's got Andy macphail you can't look, if you're if you're questioning Clinton's youth and inexperience then you. Know you've got the polar opposite you, know right. There next to him and Andy macphail you know. Who's who's got more experience making. Moves, at the deadline then, Andy macphail has so if if, the Phillies don't make a move it's. Not because they didn't have the right people in place. That's not. The issue they've gotten look John Middleton Will spend whatever needs. To be spent we know this I could vouch, for that Andy macphail you can't get a more experienced you. Know just battle-tested head of baseball operations, in him Is the jury still out, on Matt Clint I'll give you that. I think that's fair I don't think that's unfair to say because. He hasn't been. Done yet well let's give. It once. A deadline a week what ten, days arouse, the thirty first so it's Tuesday a week From Tuesday four. O'clock I understand if. He hasn't thirty one yeah look I'll be I'll be the first one. To, throw him under the bus if he hasn't, done anything by four o'clock on Tuesday. Of thirty first I promise Okay at. School but in the meantime I'll give him the benefit of. The doubt that they're they're they're working on the right deal at. The, right price You got it all right, Franken record, thank you Frank Al Franken broom, always, with a? Smile? On his, face, Chris is in Newark I liked that see I. Was born in Newark, New Jersey but this this town is Newark Delaware isn't, it, Chris and I we we do appreciate that we do At a lifelong resident of new ark Delaware thank you worry about that to be confused with Newark. New Jersey I can't really even though I. Was born there I can't blame you you know a different culture anyway I got you on the computer that would be fine godly young man Jim Kibo one, Tim tebow last. Night injured his hand in a game between Bigham ten and, the Trenton thunder he has been put, on the disabled list the interesting part about that is that he could have seen time with the big, club and we. May have, seen him. If the, Mets. Who season, is, Don let's face it if the Mets. Would have brought him, up called him. Up, even if it's a September, call up, crowds would be at be people, lined, up to? See? Tim tebow, play, in a major league baseball game You would sell out citizens Bank park every met game if Tibo was in the lineup or, at. Least on, the roster and we don't know the severity, of this. I guess they're, going to send him to a, hand specialist from what. I'm reading, for further tests this. Week and hopefully he can get. Back it's not serious. And he can, get back because I do think that there's a good chance at the Mets would bring him up for the. Month of September and you know the Mets. Are gonna play the Phillies in the month of September you'd have sellouts I guarantee you have sellouts at citizens Bank park jets from people that want to come, and see Tim. Tebow well Tim certainly does have a lot of fans within, the church so it'd be great but, I would like I'd be curious to look up when I get home is his stats for the season That would be warranted or or whether he just Be a publicity stunt right You know maybe I don't want to call it a. Publicity stunt member sandy Alderson the Mets general manager that that signed Tibo and believed in this project is is. Not whippy organization right now he has stepped. Aside due to health reasons so I don't know if the same mindset with the troika of three. Guys Ricciardi Rico and Mnaya the three guys that are that make up. The one general manager for for lack, of a better term I don't know if this particular group of guys it's running the team has. The same belief but I'll tell you what. It couldn't hurt ticket sales you know they're not going to, get anybody at games in at, city field in the month.
"john middleton" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"At means a fills a played ninety five sixty seven games left in the regular season but if there's an organization that's more committed to bringing back winning to their franchise in their fans and their city more than john middleton in the philadelphia phillies i i wanna meet them and i'm a hundred percent honest about that and i worked for the steinbrenners they're in a different situation because they've been able to maintain excellence for a long long time it's a different dynamic but with this team a half a game up at the allstar break i fully expect that the organization will do its part to get the pieces needed to try to get this team to the finish line and win the national league's eastern division ladies and gentlemen the washington nationals were supposed to run away with the nfl east and that is a flawed and i've seen him on several occasions as have you that is an extremely flawed baseball team with a manager who i am not convinced one hundred percent can handle the situation he's been putting in dave martinez especially after i heard an interview on the radio within this morning by our buddy ed randall up at our sister station in new york i kind of do some of his answers to some of the questions made me this guy ready for the situation he's in i think gade kappler although there's a hundred things we can critique him about has been much more thorough and much more allowing of growing pains with the team and himself over the course of these i ninety five games than martinez has in washington and i'm not sure if brian snicker and the ownership group in atlanta who have come out publicly recently and said well you know we we might be able to add maybe six to eight million to the payroll at the trade deadline that's not really a ringing endorsement from the atlanta braves about you know we're all in on this thing now the philadelphia phillies and this organization they are all in on this thing and i the utmost confidence that the organization will do its part to enhance this roster and try to get them to the finish line to win the national league's eastern division at the beginning of the year i said to you if the phillies are playing meaningful games games that still count in the standings and they're within let's say five i'll even fives a little high let's say within three of the second wildcard in the national league that this would have been considered a successful quote unquote successful season right now the pace that they're playing at they will exceed that and god willing on the night the eagles take the field against the atlanta falcons on september the six we will have a flat out and out pennant race for the national league's eastern division crown going on across the street although i think that's a an off day for the fields i know it's an off day for me on and i'll be i'll be there obviously i'd be there for the eagle game anyway let me just double check the schedule about september the six i will tell you surely because it's in my right hand it is they will be coming back from a trip to where else miami so the fills will actually be between stops in miami and new york so they'll be right up the road if if not you know some of the guys just take a car and come on down and spend the off day at home especially if they want to go to the eagle game on september the six this team has a legitimate shot to win the national league's eastern division and make some legitimate noise in the postseason remember once you get into the dance ladies and gentlemen once you are into a playoff situation everybody's the same everybody starts from scratch zero and zero and may the best team win the goal obviously is to get through now the next big mountain to climb or the dog days of august which will come right after the trade deadline here at the end of the month the.
Manny Machado Might Be The Worst Defender In The MLB
"Don't know how much value you wanna put into it but it is a number that you have to consider is that it's called defensive runs saved as jack fridge pumps his fist in the air to celebrate the the great analytical majesty of defensive run safe so what this stat is is it's basically exactly what it sounds like how many runs did that person prevent at the position they're playing versus an average player that's big baseball thing everybody's compared to an average player well for manny machado if you had machado or whoever you consider an average shortstop to be in your head out there on the field machado has given up twenty more runs than an average shortstop would have at this point his drs is minus twenty which means one he is the worst shortstop in baseball he is the second worst defender in baseball and if he stays on this pace with the person who's worse than him excluded he could have the worst defensive season since the metrics existed since two thousand three this isn't a two thousand twelve two thousand thirteen hip really new stat no it's just been around for fifteen years now and manny machado will have been the worst defender ever if he keeps up this pace through the course of the season that's a big thing to balance here because if you're gonna give guy let's say ten years four hundred million dollars right that's the number that has typically been thrown around with manny machado you have to weigh is it worth buying the bat when you're buying the glove at shortstop as well and for the phillies maybe you have to pay a premium to try to get him to third base i i don't know what it takes and jack what do you do you think he'll go to third base becomes here maybe not right off the bat he'll get there eventually but he's just too big for shortstop and i think the only reason he wanted to play shortstop this year is because you get more value on the open market by saying that he can play shortstop the downside is when he played as bad as he has it doesn't exactly help your value on the open market so yeah he's got he he's simply got too big for shortstop and the weird thing is you said they gonna you're gonna buy the glove you could be buying a hall of fame caliber third base glove as well so when you hear he's to move back over there it's just a matter of when yeah and that's that's something that the phillies you hope they push for is and i really would i'm john middleton i would consider putting extra money in there to just be like look man you're going to third right now and that's it but that is something that the phillies have to balance and wonder about and the other thing is you have to worry about the yankee threat which i hate to say this i hate to because you know they come to the ballpark the other day and they take over the stadium for that threegame series and it's just the history of the yankees i went to college in new york i was in the bronx just a couple of minutes away from the stadium more or less i went to a couple of yankees fans you know what i like i don't like them i don't like the organization i don't like the way to run they have those a box seats they try to keep out the commodores and all this stuff screw the yankees right they are everything to philly isn't and it's just there are terrible organization i don't like him even a little bit but not only are you are you dealing with just the yankees as a personality but it is the city of new york and we've learned recently in all too painful fashion where philly stands when it comes to comparing cities because we just watch lebron james walk we just watched the greatest basketball player on the planet choose la because phillies not l a better basketball team here you got more superstars you can win right away maybe you don't beat the warriors this year but next year you're in the finals this year flip ron comes the east and then you roll the dice you see what the injuries are but you know lebron didn't want that and instead he's out in la what's he doing right now he's already scheduled he's only been out there for.
"john middleton" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Anchorage last nine right we had two registered republicans one of i'm really wasn't a republican let's be honest he was a register democrat until a week after thanks fixture republican but it's the republican side and john when open why now i like john middleton but that's when are conservative in my view so because of right yeah was to see we lost a voting see on anchorage family because of that i hate i thought i wouldn't hurt you to take them again it background in every a deeper to target a republican i did a more and i really candidate well i've met in i talked to him and you know i have a lot to say about the issue but i'm waiting to see was underrated and i think that's not appeared thing to dale but you know by the stretch of the imagination just because somebody is a registered republican do i think you now that i'm in a jump and blindly i've never done that but and they you know john in a fair shake for me he absolutely well i'm but it comes down to what is our shared field and we don't know yet no are field friday at about five o'clock right right i need to be that and we had great you got a door that a lot or an hour and on and on the man lot of what a great so i think you'll be the haven't a battery i think it will be good for you get a little better well i know that i hope he gets to no ego revello better to you know i i look forward to that conversation bank somebody i think if you guys have you been watching running in the encourages them those are the scoreboard great says you know any of the candidates or any of them one but you're excited about running or that you i learn more valuable caliente your morning walk and this is the dialogue of conversation and five seven five it's like they and no no finding youth identity candidate last week that called and and john called and and with that it you know i stew's the field solidify and we know.