An independent internet broadcast with news and opinions about the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team by Rich Baxter. Read the blog atwww.fightinphillies.com -Thanks for listening. Join Matt Veasey ofPhilliesBell.com and Rich talking Phillies baseball.
It's a dose of Spring for you now that the Phillies have taken the diamond and playing the first day of Spring Training for 2021. Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey talk about what the Phillies will be striving for in '21 and some other Phillies Talk Podcast notes on a soggy rainy day for the last day of February in 2021 in the Philadelphia area.
I've included some bonus pre-show banter on this show because I recorded the show on a new platform and there is some silence happening that was unknown to me when I was doing the show because of the software - so if you hear a quiet spot, we will be back talking and in the future, I'll be adjusting the software to always capture audio, enjoy!
Spring has sprung... well in Florida maybe. We're still cold where we're doing the show from, but we're going to have competitive baseball really soon. The boys are back, JT, Bryce, Rhys, and Didi, and more! Will the Phils measure up with the bolstered bullpen?
Fangraphs gives the Phils a 12.5 percent chance to make the playoffs, how do we feel about that?
Tatis Jr. gets a big contract, what does that do for the other players? We talk about that and so much more on this show!
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It's an action packed podcast on the Phillies leading into Hot Stove season, but some mixed signals surface, as rumors of Zach Wheeler suddenly becoming available, over 80 employees of the Phillies were laid off this past week, including 'Video Dan' - are the Phillies that bad off? What happen to the several billion paid for the TV contracts?
We talk about this and more on this show, the longest running independent podcast on the Phillies.
It's the Phillies Talk Podcast back just in time (when the clocks got turned back last night) for Fall. The Phillies have some serious needs, why did this team flop so badly? Matt Veasey and Rich Baxter is talking baseball Phillies style. GM search underway, maybe we'll need a new President. All of this including a little WS wrapup, and some schedule talk for '21.
We're about halfway into this '20 season, we saw some good, some bad, and it's certainly been all unbelievable . Despite the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Phils are getting this season completed, for that we owe them a great debt.
The Phils have now sung to a winning streak which is always better than losing... but Rich and Matt try to break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of this season so far.
It's a week left in the trade deadline... What do the Phillies do? They will not be adding anyone, I can tell you that. The team is snakebitten at every turn, is there still time to turn things around?
What has happened to two Phillies players that use to play very well? Scott "Jet Pax" Kingery and Rhys Hoskins struggle to show a decent season in the batting department. It's concerning, and maybe there is a reason for it?
Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey is back! But the Phillies aren't playing because of the Marlins, and their bout with the Covid-19 crisis... The first series in Philly doesn't go too well for the Phillies, but we talk about how bad the Marlins are with the infections on their team.
We talk about the JT Realmuto contract, will the Phillies seal a deal with him before he hits the free-agent market?
Interesting cardboard cutouts and fan noise please our ears while watching, what do you think? Rachael says Rich isn't selfish to want baseball this weekend featuring the Phillies, while Cory says, yes, Rich is the only one that thinks Phillies baseball should be played this weekend. Someone has to be right!
It's here, July 4th Weekend, normally festive time of year for the patriotic among us. Plenty to be patriotic about this year, love your country and of course we love our Phillies, that's why we do the podcast. There's a pandemic still among us, the players are really starting to take notice now as it is affecting their own ranks now that there is steady testing going on. Where will that lead the season? Will we make it to the playoffs? All this with Rich Baxter from FightinPhillies.com (the home of Phillies Talk Podcast for many years) and Matt Veasey of PhilliesBell.com - follow him on social media everywhere at @RingTheBell - talking Phillies baseball.
It's the Phillies Talk Podcast, we're back and happy to be the longest-running independent internet show on the Philadelphia Phillies. It's Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey talking with MLB.com's Todd Zolecki on the possible restart of a Spring Training for 2020 leading into the shortened season, and Todd's new book, "Doc: The Life Of Roy Halladay" - which I recommend getting for a great summer read on Roy Halladay.
We're also talking about our opinions on the 'what ifs' and 'when' of a start to a 2020 season, all of the negotiations involved and all things Phillies!
We're talking about Jackie Robinson on April 15th on the Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey. When will baseball return? What will it look like? All of this and so much more on this week's edition of the show!
It's the latest Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter, Matt Veasey, and we're still waiting for something to break up the COVID hold that is disrupting our lives, and baseball. This week we talk about some history of the game with Lou Schiff from Twitter, find him @baseballandthe2 or just use the hashtag #baseballandthelaw - we're talking the anniversary of Sunday baseball games being legal in Philly and a whole lot more!
It's March 30th, around the world and around the USA, we are still on mandatory 'stay at home' orders so no baseball is going on, but Rich and Matt have carved some time out of our day to bring you an edition of Phillies Talk Podcast.
Topics on this show:
What's been happening around the baseball world with the Covid-19 crisis
How have some players been keeping in shape during the lockdown period
Can this season be extended out to Christmas? One agent says, "Yes"
What has Joe Girardi been talking with the Phillies about?
All of this and so much more on this March 30th 2020 edition of Phillies Talk Podcast
The MLB has pulled the plug on Spring Training, last Thursday abruptly ending the season upon the Covid-19 virus becoming more of an issue with the public safety and wellness of the players being cited. That's not the thing that Rich from the Phillies Talk Podcast wanted to hear as we was still a few days away from getting to the first Spring Training season that he's attended. What did he hear at the stadium? Nothing but crickets. Matt Veasey and I talk about the travels and tribulations of 'no baseball' once again.
A little bit about a lot of things on the show today. The podcast is now aligned with Matt's great new home on the web for Phillies commentary and information, PhilliesBell.com - we're excited to talk about it, and Matt will have a link to the show right on his site now! Spring Training barrels on, we're talking about a couple Phils in the mix with that. My trip to Spring Training is coming up, and I am excited to see this, I hear it's going to be 90 degrees in Clearwater when I arrive there, so bring on the heat! All of this and Steve Granado with a cool Chase Utley video he produced, which you can link to right from here.
It's the March 1st edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast ! Welcome in for March with some stories from Spring Training, Wheeler, Mc Cutcheon, and who will be in center on Opening Day?
All of this, plus the FightinPhillies.com blog being included in the 12 most influential blogs for the Phillies, and a great interview with author, podcaster, and a really nice gal, Amanda Smith on her book based upon someone we may know as The Silver Fox, Chase Utley in a fictional book based on imagination and some old fashioned baseball fun, Le Renard Argente - The Silver Fox - I interview Amanda about the book.
The Phillies are playing Spring Training baseball, we talk about that, as the first home game is going on in Clearwater, Florida. It was a win against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillie Phanatic is in the middle of a tense negotiation turned litigation between the originators of the theme of the Phanatic and the Phillies organization, will we still have a Phanatic after all is said and done? Oh yeah, the Phanatic just had a nice makeover, he lost some weight and picked up some color.
Join Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey from MattVeasey.com and on twitter @PhilliesBell as they talk Phillies, upcoming players on the field that we saw today and some '20 season talk.
It's another edition of the 'original' Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey talking about that special time of the year, the return to the pitching mound by the Phillies pitchers and of course (we don't want to forget them) the catchers. We talk about the starting rotation and what we would like to see. Rich is amazed at how poorly Jake Arrieta's first two seasons of the $75M contract has been.
Matt Veasey's story on the plethora of pitchers that the Phils have invited to this Spring Training has got to bear some fruit. Find Matt's article right here.
All in all we're both excited to see what the future holds for this ballclub. Joe Girardi at the helm, it's some new excitement around the clubhouse. Listen in and subscribe for much more.
The news reached the East coast about a helicopter crash north of LA, and Kobe Bryant, former NBA star, and Lower Merion High School stand out, dies in a tragedy along with his daughter and the Antobelli family as well (which wasn't known about at the time of this live stream broadcast on Youtube) - what a shame. RIP.
It's another Hall of Fame election and we talk about the winners, maybe some ex-Phillies players to get there in a year or two? The Phils go out and get some relief pitching, a few longshots, but we talk about this team being a bit gritty this year possibly, speaking of Gritty, the mascot we even talk about 'it' and so much more on this winter edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey.
It's a cozy time inside as the podcast area gets ready for a possible coating of snow in the tri-state area. We get down to some serious Phillies Talk on the show leading off with the Astros sign stealing scandal, Rich Baxter is joined by Matt Veasey, who breaks down the scandal on a timeline of what happened. Have there been many Phillies scandals? Rich uncovers one from the 1920 baseball season, that looks interesting. We break down the HOF entries which will be revealed who is the winner and or winners (if anyone of course) in the announcement coming up.
Spring Training talk is starting as well, with some invitee names that we discuss, so come on in gather round, it's time for another edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast.
A welcome to 2020 with the first show of the Phillies Talk Podcast, a recording made on the new Dell headset added for the show in 2020 - the UC350 making the debut in this show. The show is looking for listeners to sponsor the blog and podcast at patreon.com/Phillies - The Phillies season starts in just 73 days with Opening Day in Miami and looking at the blog, a short story on Didi Gregorius appears on the blog, check it out. We talk New Years Resolutions, why not follow us on Twitter @fightinphillies - and subscribe to the posts at FightinPhillies Facebook Page. Also check out PhilliesReporter.com for blog posts on the Phils as well. A couple big name players go to arbitration with the team in '20 - how will this work out? Alright, talk to you a whole lot more in 2020!
The Phils add Didi, Joe G notes, and we signed Zack Wheeler. Is that the extent of the Phillies off season or will there be more? Rumors surrounding Bryant, and Donaldson but will the Phils be suitors for either of these players?
Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey rolls into the offseason with a new Phillies manager, we talk about Joe Girardi and offer opinions on the selection. Bryce Harper has put his first season in on the Phillies, we talk about that. Who do the Phillies need on the mound along with Nola, Arrieta, and ??? - we talk about that and of course the exciting World Series win by the Nationals on this show.
The Phillies are wrapping up a series with the Red Sox, we recorded this on Sunday, Sept. 15 on a nice sunny day, unfortunately, it seems like the Phillies playoff chances have faded. We talk about that and all things Phillies, join Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey on the longest running independent talk show on the Phillies.
It's another edition of Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey speaking about those Philadelphia Phillies. What's going on with this team, are they a playoff team or not? Hurricane Dorian is turning up the Florida coast, and it's unpredictable- almost like the way the Phillies play, we don't know what's going to happen. We chat about the upcoming schedule for September, and map out a road for victory, if the Phillies can stay on that road!
It's the latest edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast the longest running independent show talking about the Phillies! Fixing the Phils, the 2009 World Series alumni get together at CBP, Rhys Hoskins is he a superstar?, Phillies odds for the playoffs and more! All on this show with Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey talking baseball.
It's an action packed show talking Phillies baseball on the longest running independent podcast talking Phillies baseball, Rich Baxter from FightinPhillies.com is joined with Matt Veasey from Phillies Nation. We talk Halladay to the Hall, the Detroit series, and what happens at the trade deadline this year with the Phils. Listen in and subscribe!
It's Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey getting together around the 4th of July and talking Phillies baseball. Odubel gets a 'Get Out Of Jail' Free card like the Monopoly game that Atlantic City is based on, relationships can be tough at times. The Phillies won in Atlanta in Game 1 of the series, Nola is on the way back to better things, and generally with the help of bamboo possibly, have benefited them with some recent wins. We'll talk All-Star break and JT Realmuto, and all things Phillies, Listen in!
It's Father's Day, the Phillies take a big loss on Dad's Day 2019 by a score of 15-1 - I'm talking Phillies baseball with Matt Veasey from PhilliesNation.com - our memories of Father's Day and what we've seen with our own fathers as we wax poetic on the game we love.
This week, a ton of news, and changes for the Phillies in their trip out to the West Coast with a losing streak snapped after 5 games by none other than Phillies player, Jay Bruce who debuted with 2 HR (one a Grand Slam) - I'm joined with Matt Veasey from Phillies Nation and MattVeasey.com with some great talk about Pete Rose and his new book, the upcoming schedule of the Phils and more! Hit subscribe on where ever you listen to the show!
The Phillies are in one of my favorite baseball towns, Chicago. Tough loss last night as Gabe Kapler, Phillies manager, rode the bullpen and Juan Nicasio for all he was worth, he failed and the Phillies lost. I am joined with Matt Veasey from PhilliesNation.com and MattVeasey.com talking Phillies baseball on the longest running independent show on the Phillies, Phillies Talk Podcast.
Matt Veasey from PhilliesNation.com joins Rich Baxter, host of Phillies Talk Podcast and from FightinPhillies.com on the show. We talk about the special weekend coming up, Mother's Day. Bryce is a Phillie, we recap our thoughts about him joining the team. How have the Phils done so far? Not too bad, all this and a special chat about David Montgomery, Phillies part-owner, who passed away recently.
It's the return of the longest running independent or otherwise podcast on Phillies baseball. It's Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter. This episode, I welcome listeners to the 2019 editions of the show, the new Phillies team, and getting a brand new Pete Rose book due out in June of 2019 called, Play Hungry The Making Of A Baseball Player.
It's the first week of the season and Rich Baxter is joined by Matt Veasey from MattVeasey.com to talk about the team after it's first full week of games. Gabe Kapler gets raked over the coals for making some big faux pas in the first week, we think he'll clean up his act. Jake Arrieta has made his first start in a Phillies uniform, and the Phils go on a tear and score 20 runs in a game on Saturday night, April 7th. Listen in here, follow the show on iTunes and Stitcher Radio as well as BaseballTalkRadio.com
Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey sit down and talk about the Phillies with only 1 day until the start of the season in Atlanta. What will Gabe Kapler's plans do for the Phillies now that he is manager of the baseball team. It's a special look at how we think the Phillies will do for 2018. Sponsor the podcast as a listner, go to: http://www.patreon.com/Phillies give a small donation if you like listening to the show, it goes towards hosting the show and getting materials to do the show! Thanks very much.
It's only 10 days until the Phillies open the 2018 season, we're waiting for yet another snow storm on the first day of Spring no less. Rich Baxter and Matt Veasey talk the Phillies starting rotation and more on this edition of the longest running, independent show on the internet about the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.
We're only 20 days away from Opening Day as we do this podcast. The Phils are in the lower to bottom in the Grapefruit League, but is the early season worth paying attention to? Santana moves into first base, but is it going to be at the expense of Hoskins and his great start to his career in Philly? We talk about the infield on this edition of the show - who's new and ready to make an impact on this team.
One more day till the season opens, I am joined by Matthew Veasey with commentary on the start of the season! Rich is at the Depace Museum in Collingswood, NJ - the largest independent collection of individual Phillies sports memorabilia and Philly sports in general for that matter!
This podcast was recorded a week before the SuperBowl.. Rich Baxter is joined by sports blogger and retired Philadelphia policeman, Matt Veasey on this show, along with Mike McCabe, originally from Philly, known as 'The Mayor Of The Boardwalk' in Atlantic City as he retired from there in 2016. Tune in for a fun hour plus of entertainment!
It's another exciting edition of Phillies Talk Podcast - this show host, Rich Baxter, is joined by Phillies blogger Matt Veasey, as we talk all things Phillies. The Phils upgraded Pete Mackanin to the Front office, but he lost his manager's job, was it the right move? Talk on free agents, will the Phillies make some moves this season, that would be nice. Hear all about the latest Phils news and views on the show'!
Pete Rose is suing longtime detractor, John Dowd for defamation of character. In this case, Dowd turned the tables on Rose and introduced a witness who claims she was with the Hit King as a minor, although Rose says she was of legal age which in Ohio is 16. All of this occured the week before the Phillies were supposed to be honoring Pete Rose in a Wall of Fame ceremony at Citizens Bank Park on August 12th 2017. That was cancelled by both parties, Rose and the Phillies, as well as a Pete Rose Bobblehead night that was supposed to be held on August 11th 2017. That has been cancelled as well.
Talking with Matt Veasey on the Phillies at the All-Star Break 2017! Join the longest running indepedent show on the Phillies, just go to the Patreon page to sponsor the show! http://www.patreon.com/Phillies
The Phillies have upgraded their team for the 2016 season so says a Sports Illustrated article, we'll talk about this and more! Listen to the longest running independent internet broadcast on the Phillies, now celebrating 10 years talking Phillies baseball! It's Phillies Talk Podcast with Rich Baxter and Jim Mulry.
It's the Christmas season once again on the Phillies Talk Podcast, the longest running independent show that talks about the Phillies. We talk Christmas gifts, what makes a good Phils gift? 2016 is a mystery, but we're trying to unravel it before Spring Training to figure out what kind of team the Phils will have. Join on on this edition of the Phillies Talk Podcast.
It's the Winter Meetings show of Phillies Talk Podcast, with Rich and Jim back talking all things Phillies. Blockbuster contracts for pitchers are on our minds, we'll tell you about that and more on this show.
It's our look at Matt Klentak, the new hired Phillies GM and our talk about the 2015 World Series now 4 games old, between the Royals and the Mets. Phillies Talk is an independent baseball podcast that talks about the Phillies baseball team and the game.
One of my favorite shows we do every year is our prediction show, this year was no different. We look back at the April 2015 show where we told you what we thought the finish would be for our top predictions including the Phillies.
The Phillies and the Mets are rivals again, here in 2015. An epic game last night makes history for the most HR's in a game ever. The Phils are 1-9 against the Mets this year but you wouldn't know it last night. We're talking about the series and Mr. Chase Utley who really left Philly with a touch of class. All this and more on this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast.
It's the All-Star Break 2015 - the Phillies have turned in the worst season ever so far so we're going to switch gears and talk some Phillies history, here's our talk with Mitch Nathanson, author, about his upcoming book in March 2016 about Richie 'Dick' Allen called "God Almight Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen".
It's the first game that Jimmy Rollins played against his old team, the Phillies. He single handily goes out there and beats the Phils, do you believe it? Now, he's Jimmy Rollins, our Nemesis. Join Rich and Jim as we recap and try to make sense of this horrible Phillies season, oh yeah, we need your support, go to FightinPhillies.com and click the Patron link to donate to the show!
It's a sad day in Phillies history, only the second manager to resign from the team in over 50 years. Ryne Sandberg resigned from the Phillies before Friday night's game 6/26/2015 against the Washington Nationals. What is going to happen next on this team?
For the current Phillies team the losing continues. For some unknown reason this club can not get it together. We're talking all about the epic road loss which set a record, and more on this episode of Phillies Talk Podcast with your hosts Rich and Jim... the Phillies Talk guys.
We're talking about the Phillies Draft 2015 - it can't help this current team though. We're trying to search out the positives even though the Phils have sunk to the bottom of the league, I still can't understand how with these players, except they just can't score runs.
The Phillies are swept in NY, we're crying the blues about this Phillies team and the woes that they have. No more excuses for this team, they need a change from the GM on down, they really do. Listen in to this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast as we try to solve what is wrong with the team.
It's always better to win baseball games, and the Phils are on a three-gamer and we couldn't be more happy. Join Rich and Jim as they talk Phillies baseball during the past couple weeks, the highlights and commentary about the future all on this show.
We talk about the recent 4 game losing streak that the Phillies have been on with being on the road. What else can be done with this team as far as improving it, we see no other option now than to fire the coaching staff including Ryne Sandberg, and Ruben Amaro. Tune into this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast.
It's the fundamentals is what Ryne keeps stressing, but the Phillies aren't able to do this, so we continue to see bad baseball. Only 17,059 at the ballpark today, the smallest crowd ever at CBP, how long can this agony go on for Phillies fans?
Had to prank my co-host today, and of course he didn't suspect a thing. We talk about Opening Day with the Phillies. New metal detectors at the ballpark. Our Predictions Show for the teams that we expect to do well, this is always one of our favorite shows to do.
The Phils have been piling up the injuries in Spring Training, we talk about that. We're joined by Corey Smith on the show, fellow Phillies fan, and podcaster on his own show about Philly Sports called Get Blitzed! We talk all about baseball, Phillies style.
It's time for another edition of Phillies Talk Podcast, on this show we're talking about the start of Spring Training though there is blizzard like conditions in the Philly area. The Boston Red Sox still want Cole Hamels even though Spring Training starts up in a couple days. All of this and more!
It's only 5 more weeks until pitchers and catchers report in Clearwater, Florida for the start of the 2015 Spring Training season. Join us on this show where we talk about that, the Spring Training schedule and more on this edition of Phillies Talk Podcast, the independent show about the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.