18 Burst results for "Steve Phillips"
"steve phillips" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Say Well Mass. Really cannot. They're not fine enough. To to block the point to the was. I have the number. The size of the coronavirus, but water molecule is a thousand times smaller. Then dethrone a virus and if I take. I take a mask. A little bit goes through when I hit some force and that was a lot of water going through. Most of it is trapped in the mask. Even the water is naturally smaller than the virus because it attracts with alleger statics in the virus so small against it gets kind of caught up in the traffic of the other molecules, which makes it more easier to trap, so they are not members of the second. You can't wear a mask and do anything. Get Away with it, but they are effective enough that the CDC has said of the head of Lee County's Department of Health. They've all said that if. Eighty ninety percent of the people more than that. Who are masks that to four weeks we could have this. Go Way instead of looking at now. Probably more closures that was again in the in the the White House. Corona virus. Taskforce is talking about scaling back restaurants closing gyms, the things rolling things back that we had opened up in, we just wore masks. It'd be better for businesses, but there's so many people out. There are not too many. There's and vocal minority of people who really think that masks don't work, and they're not gonNA wear them unless they're forced to. Do you have any updated numbers..
"steve phillips" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Dan Patrick DOT COM A. Let me see from Greg in Baytown Texas. Just watch the opening scene from SABIRA. Holy Sh- NIKE'S I can see why Pauly's wife doesn't want to watch. I can see why polly does want to watch that was on. Netflix'S IT'S SUBARU. And then it says like the blood of Rome yet suburbia blood on Rome. There's a movie a few years ago called Soubra. It's A. It's their version of Ikea Mafia government. Politics Church Organized crime it's subtitled. It's all Italian but it's subtitled. The first scene was so hard core. The my wife goes nope not for me and she watches. She washed breaking bad and she had no problem with breaking. I want to see Sa- borough yeah now like Sa- borrowed that'd be fritzy's favorite show. I thought man all right they got a food court in Rome. It's perfect. Yeah but there's blood it's one of those things. It's not even violent the first scene. It's just so dark and cringe-worthy it involves a priest and and then I can not now. I'm not interested but it got great reviews. It's one of the more popular shows out there on Netflix. And it's hardcore no not interested. I was watching Real's last night as I always do. They have mobsters a episodes and they had it on Murder Inc. The the guys who started Murder Inc back in the thirties and they they decided that the Italians and the Jewish mafia like they all teamed up there like showed some of these other guys and they just talked about how many people they killed all over the United States but it'd be a murder INC and they all die in the end by the way. Yes Your Company. Murder Inc. you're GONNA be a big target authority. I mean they are s. The IRS is going to have a problem looking at you. These guys it's not like a flower shop murder Murder Inc. Llc. They're up to something bad. Imagine the IRS would probably question that yes mclovin so you get into this now. No I just watch reels. And then it reminds me of why I don't like Mafia movies so you watch it and you're like man. Thank God none of this real yup. Yeah thank This is what addiction. It is called reels. Yes todd where people really afraid of Abe. The minora Goldstein back today with the thirties. Jewish mobsters hard.
"steve phillips" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Even we projected revenues work backwards off of that has to what payroll could be minor league expenses scouting expenses itself the break even if we won and went to the playoffs made money if we lost that we were losing money with guys deadline trying to get back to break. Even there wasn't the secret set of books with the the super sauce somewhere that they're hiding money. I never saw it if there were though set of books you were the GM with the mets. With the Bobby Baena deal. And I'm wondering is I think it allows you guys to sign my Camden. Is that fair to say freed up some money but if you look back on that deal would you make that deal again with Bobby Bonilla? So remember we're releasing bobby and ownership said you know that that his group is his agency. had represented strawberry back in the day where they had done deferred compensation and you know this when he first signed with the mets the first time around he had deferred compensation with them to he still gets payments from that. I deal he made with the compensation and so you know. Here's a thought on that. Though was the mets looked at it at time is we had birdie made off as an investment vehicle so the mets looked at deferring bonuses compensation as a way for the team to make money that they're going to take his. I go six point. Eight million or whatever that number was released him and then invest that money with made off and put it out for ten years not pay anything and then spread it out over twenty five years of payments equal payments in the end so I was just give county department lentil crunched numbers in it made off return. This percentage or that percentage of that percents. How much money would you make money? And the notion was that we had a chance to make millions on his deal even with the payout for Baena. Period of time is quite honestly. It was turning. What was a loss of six point? Eight million single year releasing him into what would be a win in a financial windfall for the organization because of the made off investors. Did you invest in made off? You know what it's funny I. I actually one time was suggested to get some money saved up. We can maybe get you an account with Bernie and I asked the question. What makes better than everybody else like? Why is why is he better like? Why don't people just look at what he's doing and other people sort of copy his investments in do occur and keeps everything really close to the best obviously And in that thing like Fred Wilpon once Fred Wilpon strategy you. He loved you in like I was. I was in that group. Like he's like. I was one of his people that he really treated me with. Love and respect in Bernie was a friend of his. Let's that's why Fred had no idea because when they had me go and have the accounting department run the money. They said you know if he makes what if he loses some money so they did a whole number of iterations on. It ran that through the system without any expectation or with the return would be just knowing that he was better than others and they might get a return on it. So it was heartbreaking because for the WELP LINES KNOWING FRED. It was the relationship opposite. Lost a lot of money but the relationship it and that sort of commitment can actually had was really devastated was heartbreaking for me to to see all of that go through that from the outside looking in at that point after shocks of that relationship between the will bonds and Bernie madoff. Is that why the mets are up for sale? Or been up for sale..
"steve phillips" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"They have short term Life Span Baseball player. That ultimately they're the ones going on field. Taking the physical risks that has dollar value that needs to be acknowledge in so alternately the two sides need to understand pro-rated salaries and one hundred percent will not get a deal. Done the players going to have to come off of that and the owners are not going to get a fifty fifty share of the losses with the players because they're taking physical risks and the owners can make it up in the future by just making different businesses next year and they could have expansion a couple of years from now where they can have. A billion dollar franchise be make themselves hold a significant way so the middle ground is off the prorated salaries but the owners are not GonNa get a twenty percent twenty percent split of the forty percent loss. It's gotta be players. Take a ten percent reduction in your prorated salary. But you're going to have to defer some of that money and it will be paid contingents upon whether we have the playoffs or not. If we get there you get the full share of a ten percent pay. Cut Off your salary. We make a deal we move on. I wonder about this looking back on the. Nfl deal that the owners and players struck and what I thought the Players Association did brilliantly was play to the guys that aren't making a lot of money. We're going to get you benefits here. Therefore they were going to get the votes. They need to have this past. You have the haves and the have nots and it feels like Mike trowel or Max Scherzer. Those guys are taking the biggest financial haircut. Where is it feels like the owners or the commissioners playing to the guys who are making minimum here like these guys have to come back Mike Trout or Max Scherzer have to come back? Is there going to be a war between the haves and the have nots inside the Players Association Right? So you're hundred percent right now. I don't believe that that was the owners purpose. Okay in their offer to split the union but it could have been a residual impact of it. Now it could backfire on them because sixty five percent of the players make between the minimum salary and one million dollars. Those players under the owners proposal will play half the season fifty percent of the season and get forty six percent of their pay. They're not damaged that significantly. A Guy like Mike. Trout is gonNA play half the season and get twenty two percent of his pay in so that feels like an injustice there but sixty five percent of the players are Prince Aka. I gotTa tell you. I think the players more tightly united in what the owners gave credit for now. I know you've got a lot of guys out there talking. And they may not be as united from their leadership to contain themselves. But I don't think there's any player that's GonNa look at my trounce say. Yeah you're thirty. Six million should turn into seven million this year. And you should take the bulk of the payback to the odors. All of this in. So I think there's GonNa be a That's why I think the the players respond to the proposal will be like Yep offer. We don't CARE ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. Are Color proposal is not gonNA work off of your system. Your format your structure. We're GONNA come at you completely differently with our proposal. Yeah but I'm concerned about. We're talking to Steve Phillips her host of MLB Radio Network on Siriusxm. I'm concerned about when you start to look at this with guys wanting to come back. This is a star driven league..
"steve phillips" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"We'll talk about tailgating at College Football Games. I brought this up a couple of weeks ago. Article New York magazine by Will Leach. Who Lives in Athens Georgia? And he proposed the question that we ask a couple of weeks ago. What if fans are allowed in the stands but you still have people show up to Tailgate at the stadium? We'll talk about that coming up. One of the bright baseball mind that I worked with at the Mothership Steve Phillips host of leadoff spot on MLB network and Sirius Xm former mets GM. He joins US on the program. Steve full disclosure. I heard you a mad dog radio this morning coming in and I said you know what Steve is making some Nice you know concrete bite-sized answers here given opinions on both sides of this and I thought you know what let me have him. Come on in summarize. Exactly what is going on with Major League Baseball Right now? So thanks for joining us on short notice and it's great to see you see it to glad to be here and obviously these negotiations go in baseball made their proposal and I it was effectively a non starter for the union the idea of the sliding and the way to look at it is owners have proclaimed that they're gonNA lose forty percent of the revenues without fans in the stands that includes tickets sales concessions parking all of that that's forty percent. The proposal they made to the players on taking a pay cut off of the prorated salary is a sliding scale that impacts guys differently depending upon them twenty to make but effectively on average. They're asking the players to take thirty three percent pay cut now so effectively. The forty percent loss. They're actually putting thirty three percent of that on the players and only holding seven percent of that themselves from the owners perspective so it's a nonstarter for the players they don't like the sliding scale of the way it's sorta spread out and so the Union now looking to put together proposal. That were here. He is going to be prorated salaries. That's it and we want more games from the owner's perspective. They're looking at it. Saying we lose about six hundred eighty thousand dollars per game paying prorated salaries without fans in the stands. `More Games is worse for the owners and it pushes the regular season deeper into the fall. Were the owners. Have a real concern that they might lose. The playoffs with the second wave of the virus in the playoffs is the biggest line item of revenue for owners right now. That playoff share of the network money. They can't put that at risk and so therein lies the problem in this situation. I let me make you the mediator. Here you're gonNA bring both sides together. What is the common ground that will allow us to be able to play baseball right? So the first thing the players the daughter stand as the owners perspective. There's two things one. Not Having fans in the stands is a major issue when it comes to revenues that needs to be addressed that a player getting a hundred percent of his days pay when the owners getting sixty percent of revenue. That's the problem. The players need to acknowledge it and a half to get off with a prorated salaries the other thing the players donor stand is that if they're gonNA get paid the owners are GonNa pay them up front and then make themselves by collecting the playoff money if the playoffs don't happen that it's catastrophic losses to be odors so the players need to protect the owners with the risk of losing playoffs from the owners perspective. Need understand for the players that prorated salaries already crippled them at half their pay and taking less than that with where they are in the back..
"steve phillips" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Everybody has been interviewed in. Our team is GonNa hit the nail on the head over and over about you know it's just time to work. Signed do our thing instead of talking about it. This is the Earth media thing I've done just. There's no need to be talking about it to do it in right now. It's kind of movement in silence. Which Steiner from me? That's how I used to do it before getting on a bigger stage so I'm happy to get back to those roots like I said earlier. Give back to the fundamental where I can accomplish the bills season coming now. He finally listen to me. No commercials no nothing. Don't challenge anybody in the media. Just shut up and play football and you WANNA YOU WANNA put people you want to put them in their corner there. You can do that by playing great football you can shut everybody else up by just playing great football. You don't have to talk a good game. You must play a good game. This the most important year of Baker's career because this is gonNA decide if the Cleveland browns are GONNA go. Hey this is a guy. We're going to sign to a second contract here. You got offensive line help you gotTA TIGHT END TIGHT END. You got your wide receivers. You got two running backs here. No excuses here. No more excuses. He should have A. If he doesn't have thirty touchdown passes. He had a bad year this year. They are a playoff team. And he should have thirty touchdown passes and if a taking back to what he did is first year when he how he played in college that will be very important for Baker. Mayfield very important. But be quiet. You didn't earn anything now. You can prove it and then you could get that second contract but the more he talked the worst got the more challenged people the worst had gone. Just just let your play. Tell everybody what it needs to because believe me it will. Yep I completely disagree with as Baker Mayfield. Got To where? He is a heisman. Oklahoma football eleven wins first round. Pick his rookie of the year. All by being brash and in your face is feeling a year from now. We're GONNA here Baker Mayfield. Say I gotta get back to being me. I gotta get back to challenging. People get in people's faces last year I try to go to a shell and let the media control me. That's what we're going to hear a year from now Well it didn't go well last year when he was Baker Mayfield and it certainly helps when you're at Oklahoma and you're playing those defense is yeah. Yeah a all of a sudden you look a whole lot better their NFL. Humbles you man humble you? That's what happened. Good Story Underdog Story and all of a sudden go. I'll look at Baker Mayfield. He's been great the second year. We got Odell Beckham..
"steve phillips" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Why am I going negative here? Got Steve Phillips on. I appreciate that no need to bring up. Bobby Baena MO VAUGHN Jerry West on. But how good you have to be that you're the most valuable player in the NBA finals and you lose and you're in the NCAA final four. You're the most outstanding player and you lose as well so jerry will join US coming up next. Our phone calls are welcome. We settle on a poll question or something different. This hour mclovin okay. We have a couple different options we did. We did the first hour. Nba Players Or. Would you want your family there? People said For whatever reason poly to this question with the Lance Armstrong documentary out there and Barry Bonds? We talked about last hour. Who will history treat the harshest overtime Barry Bonds Lance Armstrong Houston Astros? I'm not sure all the astros are in there. Yeah okay now. It's like a they cheated. Ra we move on. Lance Armstrong is still Lance Armstong. I have no idea why he agreed to do this documentary part of it because he has no self awareness. It is amazing to him but then I wonder if he ever had self-awareness because he's not helping his his Co. caused his case if he's trying to ingratiate himself he's not doing a good job at all in bonds was like this. We understood that this is who bonds was bonds. Wasn't trying to be your friend he didn't Care Lance. It feels like can't understand why you don't admire him or you don't want him to be your friend or whatever approach. You may have our thoughts about that. Lance doesn't have self awareness during this documentary. Doesn't come off. Well I think bonds probably will be treated harshest because it was baseball. I mean we we sort of care. The reason why Lance Armstrong hurts a little bit more to people is we feel. We reduced by live strong. We feel we rebuked by his story him win in the Tour de France. We didn't care about the Tour de France. But then lance one and all of a sudden we went the last time you locked in and went. Can't wait to watch the Americans in the Tour de France..
"steve phillips" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Sports radio shower chew on this Thursday Dan the Dan Patrick Show? I'm wondering that when the National Hockey League gets back on the ice they have the Stanley Cup final. And then you have the commissioner taking out the Stanley Cup trophy. Do you pump in boos just to make him feel at home there. I welcome to the program. Boys are here ready to go. We'll talk to Steve Phillips former mets general manager now he works for the be network on Sirius. Xm Get his thoughts on the players in the owners and this is the hatfields and mccoys and they've made it and it doesn't feel like there's a resolution now what happens a Lotta times when you have a lockout you know you have a strike. It doesn't take much to get everybody back together. And it's usually one or two items now feels like there's a lot more but it feels like there's one or two items. This is just a monetary aspect of this. You still have to get all the safeguards in place of where you're playing in. The testing is their fans. And who gets to go to the game? What about the media? How many members of the media get to go you know? What is the process just to get into the game to cover the game to play in the game? All of these items that are there but money is the issue here and it has been the issue and the players. It feels like are taking a stand saying no more pay cuts here. But we'll talk to Steve Phillips got us a calming voice on this. He's seen both sides. He's a former player and of course worked in the front office with the so. He'll join US coming up. I gotTA ask Steve. Did Steve was Steve. They're offering Bobby Baena his contract that the mets are still paying for. Could you check that mclovin? I don't want to put this on Steve but they did sign Bobby Baena to that. What twenty five year deal where I think he's still getting paid by? He was playing for other teams and still getting paid by the mets. But I think it is going to go on for a few more years. Yeah Paulie that contract started in two thousand eleven and ends in two thousand thirty five the total payout is thirty million but I think a lot of those contracts are the. Gm does a good job in deferring money allowing you to sign another player for that upcoming season so from a baseball standpoint. That may have not been a bad move. I think it's it's was a bad move. I don't know but I don't want to put that on Steve that he's the one who did pull off the trade for Piazza so I gotta be fair to him on that too. Yep every time you look up on the Internet Bobby Benin contract. There's always lots of stories of them and use picture bobby. Bonilla where he's smiling like. He just won the lottery. Smile did win the lottery. Yes mclovin bring up and the next day it was like Steve was involved. Ed Move on all right. Scrap that then..
"steve phillips" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"That's an interesting question. Well I mean one of the first episode of the First Reps. I wasn't interview Stacey Abrams since I do people of the check that out We had a very good conversation. I think pertinent to these times Two episodes ago with the journalist Ron Brownstein where an in terms of the American majority peace. I think we'll find my editor and I was reading. The book was said. You should put your reference other people who validate your mouth. Show your point of view as like there really. Aren't that many people just Ron Brownstein. Right but I think more than most people. He's framed up. What's happening in this country as a battle between two coalitions coalition of restoration and coalition of transformation a restoration as the trump crowd? Make you know take America back. The transformation was the Obama coalition. And then when you look at things through that prism of what's happening in this country make sense including we talked about a fair amount about that is the corona virus responses is terms of how these different coalitions and the members's coalitions are responding to this moment so that episode actually thought was very engaging and an on point. See You have a to listen lists for us but you also have a to do for us. A democracy in color is one of swing left's partners in the big send. What impact are you hoping to have with this letter writing campaign and should volunteers pigeon? Yeah so we're excited to partner was left around it so a lot of people WANNA know. There's so much wrong. As many bad things happening this was even before you know. The whole pandemic is that it can be overwhelming in you know. Where do I focus my efforts? What can I do? What can I do to make a difference And so we think that we're we`re. We talked a lot of people we have analysis of. What's happening in different places and so we try to make recommendations regularly to our listeners are followers around how to help what they can do to channel their energy their target their limited energy and effort into an area which will make a difference and so the letter writing campaign. is unimportant. Something people can do with us a manageable route having to be you know overwhelmed terms of their time and energy and the data shows that personal connections are. What are most helpful in terms of voter turnout in so getting a personal letter from somebody is not your typical thirty second television ad etc. It's the type of intervention which I think you know intuitively as well as empirically shown to make a difference and so be able to have a group like swing left provide the infrastructure and the air traffic control around able to route the different letters in the right places is a really very valuable service and so that's why we were encouraging people to participate in that the channel their energies in ways. That would make a difference. That's awesome we really appreciate it. And he started out Our conversation talking about the very real concerns that we have for our democracy and elections in general Let's end up here by sharing. What gives you the most hope for our future. Well it's what we've talked a little bit in. Its toll this whole underlying concept around majority and who has who actually is the majority and the interesting piece that you know Ron. Brownstein affirmed in our conversation with him. Is that the new. American majority the coalition of transformation is bigger. It's the majority of people within this country and that this president does not now and has not ever had majority support. And if you look untie if he continues to act as if he does and but when you actually qualify surprised to find this is that not only did we take back. The congress renters have always different elections that have taken place since two thousand sixteen is. We flipped eight governorships that were Republican held since he took t took office. So all of the empirical data shows that the electoral trends are in our favor. And if we can actually mobilise have high turn out stay unified which was a big problem in two thousand sixteen people splintering third and fourth party. If we can do all of that we've definitely should remove this man from the White House and get this country back on course. Well when you say it late sounds pretty easy. No problem everyone needs to show up and vote and then we win. Don. That's the plan. Yeah all right. Well Steve Phillips thank you again for joining US everyone. Please CHECK OUT DEMOCRACY IN COLOR. And thanks for your continued work in partnership with swing left. We enjoy.
"steve phillips" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Outreach to various partner organizations to form alliances with other groups. That are going to help us. Meet that goal And so we're excited to work with them including democracy in color who were about to speak with. Steve Phillips about his organization to. Oh Nice Yeah Hon. And then of course swing left is is one of the participants along with indivisible and people for the American Way and Daily costs of was an ally of ours from the from the beginning in two thousand eighteen and an invaluable one so they're participating Stand up America The women's March Foundation and possibly a few more what a great group of of allied organizations. And what an ambitious goal this. This might be what we need to save the. Us Postal Service. I love it. So that's a great point We're excited about that too. It's convenient. Obviously we had no idea that there would be a need to drive a lot of support to the USPS but that is a a a convenient fact at the moment that the the this project gives people another reason as if they needed more to support at very important institution in our democracy. Yeah well I mean there's there's that Really dire need to support the postal service And also just where we are ad during the corona virus pandemic. This is something. Obviously you've been working on as you just explained for a number of years. Swing left has been working with you for a while as a way to get our volunteers from all over the country to reach the super states but now more than ever. It's giving volunteers of important ineffective thing to do from their living rooms and to think about ten million letters and started with one guy sitting at home writing a thousand letters to voters this idea that you had main. If there's ever a story that that talks about how what kind of impact? One person can make yours. Is that story? It's really powerful. Oh thanks it's It's nice to hear that It's still I pinched myself still thinking that it's shocking to me that that Through the power of the the mail and thanks to the leverage that you get from building software and thanks to all support from some really incredible people friends and allies that we've been able to build this thing and make it make it work but yeah I think that's That's it's it's been fun. It's been fun to work on the project and NCA grow this way she'll exciting so The website for people to go to is the big Sin Dot Org yes and specifically for for swing left's users it would be the big send dot org slash swing left excellent so everyone should go there and sign up and start writing letters. I think that's the idea Do I have that right? That is correct. That is what we are hoping that people do exactly. Okay got it. We'll do that excellent. We'll be reminding people over the next few months to good good good. Well thank you so much. This was awesome. Great to hear about how everything behind the scenes works. Yeah Thank you both Slama Fund to talk and we'll keep you posted on how it goes as we as we start to to rack up the the the boxes Had get ready for the fall. We'RE GOING TO GET THEIR. Ten million is ambitious but absolutely doable starting with all of our listeners. We're GONNA help you get there. I think so too. Thanks a lot. Steve Phillips is a national political leaders civil rights lawyer and senior fellow at the Center for American progress. He hosts the PODCASTS. Democracy and color with Steve Phillips founded the political organization democracy in color and is the author of the bestselling book. Brown is the new white. Thanks so much for joining us. Steve How are you? How is social distancing going for? You haven't been glad to be here. It's going fine. It's funny people. Were not funny at all but I guess people are talking about your personality. Impacting how you deal with it and that For introverts this is not really a bad situation at all Somebody puts on facebook. All you experts are crowding my me. Time with all these zoom meetings. Yeah we were interviewing Daddy Waller. Who is the creator of the show Mrs America about the era and ask you the same question? And she's like you know I'm kind of thriving I really hate going out in any way but Obviously tongue in cheek. Yeah I know. It's hard for some people to think about politics and elections right now. But the truth is the election is a little over six months away And the pandemic and the response to it have shown us that we really need to be paying attention so see. What are you focused on right now? Well one thing is to make sure we have an election right. I mean it's the the level of I was talking to somebody that how much are democracy is like hanging by. A thread is really very significant. It's it's you know starting with about starting with but Seymour recently right with the whole impeachment piece all the evidence laid out and then all these you know Senate Enablers being like yeah. Well it doesn't matter. It's fine to do that. And you take that and then the level to which they are exploiting this crisis to really try to drive down. Democracy is quite alarm. Mary saw most Intently in Wisconsin but even the comments afterwards right. You know the United States being like no. I don't like vote by mail fraud Even though he votes by mail and so the that I think the things to be most concerned about is. How much are we going to be able to even have? Because if there's any you know crack in the Our resistance against this. They're totally try to exploit that. So that's one of the biggest things and so that's that piece and then I think it's linked to this issue around. Are we going to be able to have the kind of turnout? That's going to be necessary to get this guy out of office and so they think things are somewhat related but fundamentally we've gotTa make sure people are inspired motivated and actually turning out in large numbers. Yeah well I mean speaking of turnout. You've carved out for yourself. Such a unique and important space in voter mobilization fundraising and especially lifting up the voices of the new American majority. How did you get started in this type of organizing work and when did you hone in and focus on race and progressive politics? Yeah it's Essentially questions I'm actually working on a piece for the nation Magazine right now. Looking at lessons that I learned that can be useful to people who were involved in Bernie Sanders and live with warrants campaigns. Right so my. My political baptism was the Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns of the Rainbow Coalition efforts of eighty four eighty eight and Jesse talked-about. How old minorities come together? They comprise a new majority in. So actually I dedicated. People dedicated by book to was Reverend Jackson. And in that dedication I said that Who showed the world the power and possibility of a movement electro candidacy tied to the Movement for Social Justice in the country? I was paying attention. And so what he show going from. Three and a half million votes eighty four to seven million votes in eighty eight four hundred delegates in eighty four to twelve hundred delegates in eighty eight highest second-place. Finisher ever to that time. I saw the electoral power of bringing the civil rights the Movement for social change into that space. And if I've been saying I've been trying to build a small are rainbow coalition ever since you have done amazing work and we're GONNA. We're GONNA talk a little bit about that but I wanted to talk about. One of you teased your nation piece which we should look out for. I WANNA recommend if people that they read your recent New York Times op. Ed where you came out strong favor for one particular running-mate Bird Joe Biden Tell us how you came to your suggestion and so y yeah well. It's more than suggestion. My wife was asked me about it the other day. What I really just start doing looking at the data shows about the electoral strength of the various people who are being considered. And so there's a little bit of polling data which is somewhat predictive about what constituencies relate. But I looked at was the past electoral performance and so we have exit. Poll data from how the candidates did with various with electric overall and then the various subsectors. And so you. And there's several of the people who are considered you have the state of four so it stays Abrahams come Harris Catherine. Cortez Masto Whitmer as with Warren Klobuchar and so looking at all of that comparing all that what really stands out in the areas where Biden is weakest which is young people and African American enthusiasms distinctive getting support but not for large numbers of American voters and Latinos. An all of those measures looking at how the races were won. And what the data shows Stacey? Abrams actually comes out ahead of all the other competitors all of those areas Not least of which was really surprised to find in Georgia was particularly surprised to find Alabama had lost young people in Georgia by three percentage points when he ran in two thousand eight Abrahams one young people by twenty five points when she ran in two thousand eighteen so she outperformed Obama with young people. And then you match that. How weak Biden is with young people? That's what really made the case compelling to me looking at the numbers that Abrahams is Pr- track record is significantly superior to all of the other people being considered. It's interesting I was. I listened to your podcast. Where you go into depth on on the vice presidential hopefuls or or you know possibilities and I was wondering in Kamala Harris case if she hadn't been running against Loretta Sanchez if she perhaps would have done. Better With the Latino vote in California. Yeah in some ways that. That's that's a good deep dive. You did do the question. Did you know I was looking at it? Did that does come up. And so it is a l- on one hand. It's a different It's it's a more skewed a certain extent because it was too Democrats against each other to women of Color Democrats running against each other and so I think that that is fair in terms of the Latino piece that has to be running against the white republican she probably would have had stronger numbers What is notable is that Sh she was her numbers among African Americans. While strong are not safety Abram strong right so she got seventy nine percent African Americans Abrahams Ninety three percent. So that's what I did feel like. That comparison held up. Also Stacey. Abrams organizers her. Entire crew are just amazing. The They they have been an example to organizers all over the country so that's an exciting component to add to the Biden campaign as well. That would be nice if you're lifts the Biden's ears. Let's talk about the new American. Majority who are they? And how are they transforming our political landscape right now right so this was the this? Was the most difficult part of my book to write in a second. Chapter is who is an American majority and then it was it. Is it psych one point? We were like well. How granular do you get right? Because there are like fifteen different Asian nationalities like twelve or thirteen different Latino nationalities. Remember at one point. My editor says the shepherds both too long and too short sound quite illuminating. It's true I can cut a lot out because it's really could be a whole book. So essence that way about most podcast interviews by the way is true so really what the motivating factor to write my book sense of alarm about how people had not properly understood. The Obama Victory An Obama victory since two thousand eight two thousand twelve and so Lodges Logical but self evident to me right having come out of the Rainbow Coalition. Seen that efforts seeing that the Obama was an extension of that effort of mobilization of orders of color and progressive whites but there was too little appreciation of that in the certain democratic and progressive spaces so I really wanted to try to break down and quantify and clarify what was the essence of what Obama's coalition was. So that's what I mean by new American majority of particularly looking at The two thousand twelve numbers is that Obama got five million fewer white votes in two thousand twelve in two thousand eight. I think a lot of people got caught up or you know inspired by the hope and change making history but then I was a lot of people dropped off by two thousand twelve thousand twelve. That's where I feel like well. These are the folks who are more core progressive whites who actually stuck with him so at its at its broadest strokes. It's roughly eighty percent of people of color and thirty seven thirty nine percent of whites together. That's majority of the people in the country. It's a majority of the eligible voters and that was the about just Adama majority by the way that's also the majority that gave three million more votes Clinton than trump which is something we forget often. Actually I don't forget it. It makes me sad everyday people with carry ourselves with the sense that trump has majority support. And I think that that's why I keep reminding folks that this is not a majority president that But he he acts like he has all the support but in point of fact he doesn't very important remember in fact Mitt Romney actually got more votes than Donald. Trump did right. Yeah and particularly place like Wisconsin. Right that Romney got more votes than trump did and so that's a critical component to understanding what happened to twenty sixteen is that it was not that all these people defected voted for trump. Is that the democratic vote. Dropped right I mentioned your your latest episode of the podcast where you dissect some VP hopefuls. If people haven't listened to your podcast yet. Do you have a favorite episode that they should start with l?.
"steve phillips" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"The big send. Yes Save the day. We'll have the we have the link to the event on our page may twenty fourth. Also my birthday. It's not forget that those Ra's Ari started. They're not as important so in just a few minutes. We're going to hear from St Phillips who has an excellent podcast democracy in color and you probably read his writing in newspapers and magazines all over the country. And if you get confused by all the Steve's and Scott's coming up in the interview segments don't worry they sound very different and the conversations are great so in a few minutes. We'll hear from Steve but first up is the interview. Scott Scott Foreman. Thanks so much for joining us. It's good to be here. Thanks for having me first of all. You founded vote forward. What gave you the idea. And when did you start it up? Tell us a little bit about the vote for origin story. Yes sure happy to so. We're about three years old. I started the project in twenty seventeen and a lot of people. I was really looking for something that I could do. Personally to. An impact on Our political environment. I don't come from the political world. My background is in a software mostly and so you know I had some experience with various tech startups on the most important one for this story. is a company called. Ode Power Other familiar with power. I am not I. Why don't you explain what it is to? Steve Sure Yeah Committee with Jack Okay. Shame expert Mariah way smarter. Everyone knows that please continue. Yeah so power was still is the company that does really big behavioral science based direct mail campaigns to encourage people to reduce their home energy consumption So in some ways that was very useful professional experience to have for this purpose Because what we did. There was harnessed some of these. Social Nudges nudge type messages. To get people to use less energy and we were able to show through some really big experiments that it works it works really well and consistently and so that was a for profit and it was a really great experience. But I've been nursing for a long time. The idea that we might be able to use similar kinds of tactics to influence civic activities like voting and so it's kind of the combination that the lessons learned there and a lot of personal anxiety about the state of our politics that inspired. You know this this project and everything that we've done since so you're you came to vote forward through a real strategy and evidence based processes sounds like. I thought maybe you were GONNA say like you're like Meghan markle like a professional hand writer and then you decide into her but it sounds like for a much more scientific birth Matt I think. That's I think that's safe to say so. One of the lessons learned from a power was that When you can do a randomized control trial to see whether your idea works you absolutely should. And so. It was kind of the combination of that scientific inclination and Uh some of the specific tactics but including the one you're referring to which is the whole thing is oriented around handwritten letters so the specific tactics that we experimented with in two seventeen in two thousand. Eighteen was to have a fellow citizen. In the first instance. It was just me writing a thousand letters at my kitchen table to people and see if it caused them to vote and we were able to show that it in fact does of my hand muscles very much worse for the wear. Burn since then. We've gotten a lot of help from volunteers who Who participate as well so. Yeah that's kind of the background. That's cool so we know the first thousand were done by you. How many have been done since then by volunteers? I'd have to check but I think it's at least two million because in the end you can believe that In the end we on the basis of those experiments that we did in seventeen eighteen. I kinda decided to make it my full time job in two thousand eighteen and then we were able to recruit this really enormous army of on tears in the lead up to the midterms So I think we sent just north of one point two million in two thousand eighteen. And then we've done another at least million in two thousand nineteen Might even be one point five closer to two on. We'll talk more about our plans for for this year but we're no well into the millions and which is still very hard for me to believe But it's been in a very exciting urging to see that happen. It's amazing and with those millions of letters. You have a much larger sample size for which you can judge the efficacy of it. Are they looking now? Like where the results of all those letters power. They moving the needle force. Yeah that's a great question. So there's a variety of different experiments that we've done not everything that we do is a randomized trial but in the Alabama experiment in that first one that we did. We saw an increase of about three point. Four percentage points between the treatment group and the Control Group of which is a huge startling number. Kind of an an impossible thing to replicate. I I think that there was some lock there but in the subsequent trials that we've done including one in Ohio twenty eighteen in another experiment in two thousand nineteen special election in Pennsylvania. We've seen one point. Four percentage points Two Point Zero. One percentage points in that Pennsylvania trial so we pretty consistently seen in the trials that we've done results ranging from one to three and then in that one case a little bit north of three percentage points which is really fantastic for this world. I mean If you're not familiar it might not sound like much but that compares very favorably to a lot of the other tactics that people might be familiar with like making phone calls and send messages and for people listening who might hear. A percentage like two percent. And that's not a lot you know. That's what we call field margins. That's actually incredibly significant especially bearing in that the races primarily that we're working with Are Really Tight races? Where those two percent? One percent margin is the difference between winning and losing. So that's work that volunteers can do to literally win an election absolutely and so for the volunteers who who participate in this. If people haven't done it before they can go online. Get approved very quickly and easily to become a senator and get stack of letters to print off and they're partially written and then there's room for people to handwrite a personalized message. Can you talk about why? It's both because I tried to get away with typing up with not advisable so why why the mix of print in handwriting. And what are some recommendations that you have for people to effectively personalized their letters? Yeah so I actually did try handwriting. The entire thing the first time around and the main reason I didn't stick with it is because it was illegible of a lot of people and I'm sure I'm not alone in this have kind of like doctor handwriting as they say so so the original idea was that. I wanted to make sure that there were at least part. Sid that read Ed. So it's mostly bad but there is another advantage. Which is that by having both it makes much faster to pretty ass versus riding the whole thing. Obviously and then I guess the last reason is that we do use the typed part the pre written part of the letter to set the tone of the thing so part of the message that we are making sure that everybody sends is a clear explanation of what the letter is for. Why it's being sent on so that stuff is Consistent in the types of the messaging and then there's also very importantly a line in the in the template to emphasize that the sender isn't asking the recipient to vote for anybody in particular. What we're doing is really just about mobilization not vote for X. candidate or don't vote for why candidate but vote at all and with this Ferry Civic Virtue. Oreo wanted lands And we do that both because we think it's probably more effective but also because We we we try not to make too many assumptions about about the recipient. So the message. That really appeals to a shared identity as Americans. We WanNa make sure that always comes through and so that's the other reason for having both now. Why have the handwriting at all? Why why were you discouraged from from doing your Your time saving trick pariah The reason is bit part of the reason. We think this thing works is that there's an investment of time and a little bit of money on the part of the center to produce thing so it's kind of like there's some skin in the game like if you get a letter in the mail that somebody took the time to handwrite. You're going to think that will be evident that somebody cared enough to do that. And so that's why both are important personal messages are are what really cuts through the political noise two and connects us so exactly and so you asked also about The messages themselves. We don't give a lot of prescriptive guidance about that The message that people are asked to complete is an answer to why they the sender vote in every election. They're eligible to vote in the only real guns we give is to make it as personal as possible so I've seen a lot of examples and some people are fairly brief. And that's fine. You don't have to say all that much to make it resonate but you know some of the more vivid examples that I've seen people talk about. How hard won the right to vote at all is Sometimes people talk about memories of going to the polls with their parents as kids or taking their own kids to the polls So that kind of stuff. We definitely encourage the more personal. It feels. I think the better you talked about The people getting these letters. Who are they who are getting these letters? And where do you get the addresses from? Yeah that's a good question of people often ask about that. So that's why I asked always asked me that so there's a somewhat complicated answer to the WHO am. I do want to emphasize that of vote. Forward is a five hundred one C four nonprofit organization which means that most of our work is for. What's known as a core social purpose of increasing participation in our democracy by traditionally underrepresented parts of the electorate so that's typically a members of racial minorities young people etc and so for the bulk of the campaigns that you'll see on our website. Those are the goals and those are the people that were writing to in various states throughout the country. Then on top of that because five. Oh One C. Four is like ours also are able to do some amount of explicitly political work. You'll also see campaigns on the website that are focused on people who we believe are very likely to vote for Democrats when they do vote so those are the two different categories of campaigns that we run. There's one thing that they have in common which is almost always writing to people who we think are unlikely. Otherwise relatively unlikely to vote and that is measured by what's known as a vote propensity Which is a model of likelihood to vote So it's really just a percentage of how what are the odds that we think that any given person is gonNA show up and it's mostly based on people's voting histories. Now the other part of your question. How do we have access to that information? Well it's basically public in most states. Who is on the voter rolls and their history of of voting and so usually it comes from a secretary of state or other election authority. We don't typically get the data directly from the States. Instead we use one of a few different commercial vendors that aggregate that data and normalize it to it easier to deal with but the the heart of the answer is that the voter rolls public. And so that's how we're able to to do these programs at all. Also our able to see how they worked. Great one mystery solved as people who who want to participate. They're going to have an opportunity coming up with the big send. Can you tell us about that? Yes you're a so. We needed a few minutes ago to Our Project for twenty twenty. The big picture goal for this year is to increase the number of letters that were sending by essentially another a factor of ten. So we've set this really ambitious goal of stockpiling and then sending ten million voter turnout letters in October of this year. And because it's a you know a an exciting new project To TO BE CONCRETE ABOUT THAT. And it's such a an ambitious goal. We also decided to give it a name and build try to build some momentum around it so we're calling the project the big send and there is a a new landing place on the web which is at the big send dot org and it's a it's also in addition to being a rallying point around this big project of At big ambition goal it's also a coalition so we've done.
"steve phillips" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Happy Thursday. Mariah were releasing our podcast. One day late because we have some big news to break and we didn't want to jump the gun on announcing the big send. How many people out? There aren't really sure what day it is to begin with. We're GONNA confuse them a little bit more. All the day's are starting to run together. This is dropping on Thursdays. So if you're one of our amazing subscribers who gets this automatically happy Thursday. Sorry if we confused you so we're going to talk about the Big San where we're teasing that people who like what is that. I gotta I gotTa find out. We're going to let you know in a couple of minutes. Yes and we're going to hear from Scott Foreman. The executive director and founder of vote forward. Who's really gonNa tell you all about? It won't be reading letters any letters from volunteer. Yeah no all the letters that people right. Trump will not read them because he doesn't read. I mean we. We knew that I assumed that. His daily intelligence briefings came in the form of comic strips. Or you know if it's not on Fox News he's not GONNA or CNN lately because he does watch CNN but you know he's not getting a whole lot of information that's been typed up putting a binder for him. This has been documented. They went into detail on it in the really great book. Very stateful genius which you should check out. If you haven't already they had to continually dumbed down his Daily briefings I you respond better to as you said comic strips and charts and graphs and doesn't like things and so we've known this for a while but recently reporting came out that said the corona virus had been featured prominently Not once not twice but upwards of twenty times starting earliest January In these briefings and And he wasn't interested in right a believe when he was asked about that he said he was gonna go back and check and see if it if it had made an appearance somewhere so right. I don't know I feel like I would remember that if I read a memo about like a global pandemic that was ravaging other parts of the world. It might stand out but who knows what's in these briefings. We don't have the security clearance if there's stuff about you know aliens in Russia. And what have you then? Maybe the pan-demic is less memorable. I don't know you would think ensuing global pandemic mentioned twenty times in twenty separate briefings that that would ring a bell somewhere. We do know that somewhere somehow. Hugh learned what Lysol was thought. He you know. Bust that out on us. Well we all know. By now about his disinfectant comments. And saying that maybe we could look into in injecting disinfectant to kill the corona virus. But he was recently asked about those comments and the people who have come in to the hospital after taking that advice and once again he said no no responsibility but fortunately we have We have a good role model. Who is actually leading the corona virus response in Vice President Mike Pence setting the right tone? Oh Yeah Oh desa good even worse plane yourself when I say good role model. I'm using sarcasm and actually the correct way the correct sense of of the word sarcasm. Right Mike Pence toward the Mayo Clinic which had corona virus patients in it Face Mask Free in defense. When asked about that. He said he didn't want to wear the face mask because he wanted to be able to look people in the eye. You can't make this shit up Yeah so I mean. Listen if he's been covering his eyes with the facemask said no wonder he's not wearing it works he wouldn't wear. That would be Hella dangerous. But I don't think we've seen. Mike pins or drum with a phase mass. Gyn since all of this they seem to have some weird aversion. Do it. I don't know if it's that. They want us to see their faces. You know called bed. We don't see Donald Trump's phase sore. My guess it feels like they would think that it was like unmanly to wear a face mask. Have this weird like suspicion that that's what this is about like. It doesn't look manly to walk around one hundred percent of as fat face Mas- and let me tell you what's more manly than protecting your community or patients hospital manly or womanly no need to feel shamed about people and no need to shame other people about it too which apparently is what trump has done when people in his briefings or in his private meetings have been wearing face masks or he's kind of made jokes about it and and you know belittling them Glad to know he's taking this very seriously. We have a serious void of leadership and And we've now hit the one million case mark we've had more Americans die from this disease in the last couple of months then did in Vietnam in total. It's easy to dunk on on really stupid people like this but it's So sad and you know my heart goes out to everyone who has really Affected and lost loved ones More and more. We are coming in contact with this disease. Firsthand and You know we're going to get through it together but we have a job to do to make sure that we have some real leadership not what we have in the White House. Not What we have in the Senate with Mitch. Mcconnell making comments that the state should declare bankruptcy and trying to stack these relief bills for corporations and his buddies you know polls tightening in these battleground Senate races and The GOP is worried and we have work to do and we have great ways to do it from home right now so. Let's keep our eye on the prize. Let's let's keep working. Thank you for shifting the tone 'cause I mean obviously like this is very seriously everybody's taking it super seriously. I haven't left my street and I don't know how long but man if I didn't try to laugh about some of this exact know where I'll be yep gazing off into the abyss steering off steely abyss. Waiting for sweet relief. What that dark there. We're back and we're back we're back with. We had a primary Tuesday night the Ohio primary. Of course Joe Biden won the primary but also we have states St Leger candidates. Now that we're going to be working on Ohio is such an important state it's always a perennial important presidential state but We have real opportunities for the state legislature there as Mariah always likes to say down. Ballot is where it's at and working on those races pay dividends up the ballot so Take a peek at. What's going on in Ohio? There's some exciting races. We can be working on their yeah. I can't wait to look into that that's going to be an area that's ripe for volunteer activity. Ripen Ready Heading into the fall. Yeah well what's your reason for hope this week Mariah? Okay so my reason for hope this week is the Movement for black. Lives has created a comprehensive list of Kobe. Nineteen related policy demands that are going to ensure that the black community is included in policies and legislation. That's coming out to protect people and help them in the economic recovery that we're going to need after The pandemic kind of slows down a little bit so this includes access to healthcare and housing prioritizing people over corporations protecting the vote policies to protect vulnerable who are currently incarcerated so these are issues that are perennial policy issues that are the result of longtime disparities but they are going to become even more pronounced with this health pandemic and the economic hit that. We're all going to take because of it and I just want to remind people that these are things that disproportionately affect the black community but they are things that these policy demands are going to be good for the entire country so I want to encourage everybody to visit 'em for B. L. Dot Org so they can take a look at the details. Sign the petition if they Agree with these demands which to me seem like no brainers and thank you to the Movement for black lives putting together a really great website very quickly. That's awesome. We'll we'll have the link up on our show page and As you said you know no know surprise. Lack and Brown people are disproportionately affected by all of these things. But by Cova to you know Yeah and kind of like a the terrible perfect storm of things coming together. It's Very dangerous yeah. It reminds me last week when we talked to Pantsuit politics hosts. I think it was Sarah that made the analogy with their kids. That okay. We built this tower out of blocks the blocks of all come down. We don't have to build that tower back the same way you know. There's there's actually an opportunity here to address these longtime issues and and see if we can do some real good and have a an even more equitable return once we get back to whatever. Our new normal is so exactly well said. What's your reason for hope this week? Well my reason for hope is very swing left brand. Because I'm really excited about the big send a not gonNA get too deep into it because we've got Scott Form an executive director and founder of vote forward to talk about it but we have people all over the country who are who are engaged. Who are volunteering. I always like to swing extraordinary things. Maybe extraordinary things realizing that action is the best antidote to anxiety I always like to say with a say this with the caveat that if you're listening to this podcast and when you hear the the thought about volunteering right now it just makes you feel like Ugh. I don't have time I'm juggling home. Schooling my kids and I there's so much uncertainty that's totally fine. You know everyone is dealing with this in their own way. We also recognize that many of us really have a lot more privileged than other people do in the ability to do stuff that other people don't so you know we all do what we can when we can having said that. We've got the big send launching right. Now it's an epic undertaking by a number of organizations led by vote forward in partnership with swing left to right ten million letters to voters for the November election. Holy Moly it's exciting. That is exciting. And it's totally doable. Scott's GonNa talk a minute about how it's doable and when you hear the number of letters that people have already sent. You're just say Oh. We can't do that no problem. I'll just get to writing you. Go onto the vote forward website and you download these templates all the instructions. Are there for for what you do. It basically amounts to printing out these letters and Filling in a little area that asks why you vote. Y you're a voter so you can write a personal message there and then writing the address Handwritten on the outside of the envelope to so people get a hand written addressed envelope in the mail and these letters have been really really effective there around way to to mobilize voters yet. And you're GONNA get a chance to join US and Sarah and Beth from pants you politics on. May Twenty four th. We're going to have a big letter writing party..
"steve phillips" Discussed on KQED Radio
"From NPR news let's bring in another voice now Steve Phillips founder of democracy in color that's a political organization focused on race and politics it's Steve your thoughts on what we're seeing so far tonight looks like a big night for Joe Biden he's already one in Mississippi big win in Mississippi there a win in Missouri and he will win Michigan yeah I know clearly there's a coalescing that appears to be happening around bieten and the sentiment I can know how many other girls talk about how little infrastructure he actually had which is true except that he has you know for for having been the vice president of Cleveland a deep hunger for to find the vehicle to go against trump in the message has been sent really somebody black borders without Carolina that Biden's to want to go with and so everyone is really pretty much falling in line and that's with the labeling him to get these large margins with such with such enthusiasm or not such scale without very much infrastructure why is that by the way why do you think that black voters in such huge numbers chose Joe Biden a couple of weeks ago in South Carolina and then on super Tuesday and all the southern states that we've seen so far in huge numbers they trust Joe Biden well they trust Brock a bomber in Barack Obama chose Joe Biden and so the power that endorsement cannot be overstated and then on top of that there is a sense of familiarity comfort knowledge that he was a loyal vice president of the first black president the pharmacy that counts for a tremendous amount and so that is I think the fundamental underpinnings of his support and then you have someone like rubber like congressman Clyburn in South Carolina putting good positional and heartfelt endorsement behind that candidacy really brought it back from the dead revived it sent the message everyone got the memo and black folks are voting in great numbers on to propel him to all these women listen to this this is a Marianne Williamson former presidential candidate who spoke to us tonight Joe Biden is going to have to work very very hard he can't just assume that a bunch of young people who feel that something has happened here to once again shut them down can just be accounted on and taken for granted what is the thing that Joe Biden needs to do now if he goes on this path tonight and moves closer to being the nominee yeah I'm absolutely is one of the under appreciated aspects of this is absolutely how poorly he's doing with young voters in Michigan I suppose he's getting like sixteen percent of young people so the vice presidential pick is going to be key people talk about a woman a woman of color but also be used to be a woman of color who appeals to young people and appeals to the vendor sector of those young people got hit all the bases there Steve Phillips founder of democracy in color that's a political organization focused on race and politics thank you ma'am and again here's where we are tonight Mississippi goes for Joe Biden eighty percent providing right now fifteen for Sanders with sixty seven percent of the vote in Missouri for Biden as well Michigan.
Speculation on Bryce Harper's future as an MLB free agent
"Harper gonna land is a free agent as of today i would say is going to live with the cubs okay speaking of transactions wiley gammon at wiley game in thirty seven wants to know what are the odds at the braves make a big trade or free agency pickup within the next twelve months well we know that alex and is their general manager can make a big trade he did that on behalf of the blue jays but we also have to remember that the company he works for liberty when they had a budget down there is no wriggleroom it's like here's your budget so the other day steve phillips when i sent that poll question about bryce harper where's he going to land steve answered that he thinks he's going to land with the braves i think there's no chance of that happening because i just think bryce harper is going to be too expensive within that liberty budget now it'd be crazy though if you put harper in with all that young talent whoa wow now fun with freddy freeman like freddy freeman i i think that bryce harper would have some line of protection what do you think i would say soon yes speaking of which speaking of fantasy scenarios jake from state farm wants to know if you could pay to current players together on the same team who would it be please exclude existing payers like i'll to van correa or judge stanton.
"steve phillips" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The leadoff spot steve phillips without in the bowl hey steve how you doing thanks for joining us yeah no problem good to be with you how's everything everything's great while it's great for me it's not great for the giants with this injury to madison bumgarner and i'll tell you steve you know i i wasn't buying the hype that the giants were contenders to begin with but now with this injury and this is devastating i know some march is going to miss time what a killer for the giants here you're the one team that kind of went anti analytics everybody else went y'all into they want you to lock you in any thirty two thirty three year old trade for longoria the traits were cut and they get a couple of other guys kind of on the back end of it a little bit and they're hoping that their pitching onetwothree with quite on the phone could protect the back two guys the young kids in the rotation they'd have enough of the bullpen but this is devastating i mean you know they had two thirds of their predictable starters are now down forty percent of their rotation down and so this is this is a big blow you know i i was just talking last segment about the orioles signing alex cobb and a few years ago they signed a terrible contract with baldo jimenez they paid chris davis all that money when they didn't need to and now the cops pitcher but i heard you talk it's just doesn't make any sense and i don't know who they competing and if i'm lance lynn i'm firing my agent lance lynn gets one year twelve million in cop gets fourteen plus million for four years i don't know what the orioles a thinking here steve yeah well here's thing it's you know it's a four year fifty seven billion dollar yield now a lot of the money is deferred without interests with the present day value is forty seven billion for the four years so you know on average a little less than the twelve million a year when you look at the present value of it but you know that being said i mean four years versus one year lance lynn and i.
"steve phillips" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"He won their semifinal setting up a one two showdown for the women's title easter and yet eastern answer games on eyes last night both went to over time la to one winning in calgary toronto three two in chicago guys all right thank you voguish brigita are corrupt straight ahead steve phillips will join us taza myself with on a little bit about the hall of fame vote certainly are what are you deal with the pd users have clemens in bonds have they plateaued or they're gonna have trouble getting into cooperstown even more so moving forward general that more with mr phillips next this task for the most roles on right here cbs sports radio not available in all states thank you for calling recent irby's the future of frozen yogurt are you the robot people a reason irvy's froyo robots yesman are froyo robot served seven different flavors of delicious frozen yogurt with up to six delicious droppings all within sixty seconds we place our robots all over the country malls peters theme parks almost anywhere people want an amazing tree it's the future of frozen yogurt and you sell throwback that's right whether you're looking for a full or parttime turnkey business recent irvy's froyo robots are available as a unique franchise opportunity across the united states and how do i find great locations for my robot will actually we do that for you do robots go into high traffic secured locations engage with customers to deliver amazing throw your experiences to customers and you collect the profits they worked so you don't have to fight definitely want my own froyo robot kept its easing froyofranchising dot com and enter promo code 65 sixty five froyofranchising dot com.
"steve phillips" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Had a stop myself in the middle of a monologue and even with a production fees with the steve film of some earlier today with the joe when the evan program it just was like overkill i had a stop already ahead of a cut myself shored because it's like oh over acalan over could we know about the metropolitan's and even if they did speak out even if we heard from javed will pot even if we heard from fred will pond at matters more what they do and set of what they say and then they may not even know to say because of the simple reason that they don't have a plan or if they do have a plan they're not letting their fan base know about ads so the whole thing already knew not very good a here let me of well i get to it later on i'll take some calls and people are waiting and wola do the program as we always do haphazard what is it and what it is is again with a one eight seven seven three three seven sank six six six number to call with mohegan son swine touring all the calls 247 man is calling from long island man a new what's gone you are going on listen i wanted to hear what you i don't know if you saw but i uh i saw on twitter uh steve phillips the former mets gm i tweeted that we should feel bad for if he will pond because a d of could cook because of the ponzi scheme scheme and made off and ever i wanted to hear what you have to say about it well i did a whole monologue on it it's six thirty and day and again it was above listen i mean we've been talking about the mets forever it's not a news story and of course they don't have a connection with the fan base there heavilyindebt debt owned the they're going to reduce the pay roll and by the way in case you didn't hear sandy alderson has been extended he's getting a contract extension we don't know the.
"steve phillips" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"2018 honda's ted 22 join evident amid day joining us right now the former gm of the new york mets and at steve phillips i steve hey guys how you can do with your your my day steve but before i even get into that i want to compliment you then i mean love affairs ruined all methods i need is john your loans you have a show on siriusxm i listen to it i really enjoyed i think he's a very good job now there are times where you have opinions that i once i almost crashed my bike steve when you suggested the whole one one count thing but i i think you do a great job now with without i like to sean i is is a very good join me i'm not just saying because your comment on how you wound my morning because i'm in a good mood you're all my my son slept in a crib for the second night no role i was ecstatic the knives are staying on long island and you're telling me that joe would i in every met french have empathy for the willpower kid yeah well sure thing is the i got there because i'll have more money than us we oughta malika you go out other rich they should just deal with it but it's just not the reality that ellie everything is relative to our life our lifestyle odd job or expectation uh in you know people get out on the batch they call them cheap but not accountable and unlike none of it to accurate the reality is they spent one hundred fifty five million dollars and pay will last year i look i don't reason took offend that's i they fired me white they fire the i have no reason to defend them i eat a job i i'm happy with the job that i have uh on mlb network radio and seriously come happy with the job that i have idle anything from them at all but i.