Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast

CrossingBroad.com’s baseball podcast breaking down all things Phillies as the team continues its climb back to contention. Co-hosted by Crossing Broad writers Anthony SanFilippo and Bob Wankel.

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101
Dropping the Ball
Anthony and Bob discuss:1:40 Why the Rockies series matters3:15  Is Matt Klentak trying to lower expectations?10:35 Making sense of the Phillies’ infield logjam18:15 It’s time to move on from Maikel Franco24:30 The lack of All-Star talent29:20 The Phillies don’t have an offensive identity37:10  Odubel Herrera’s struggles43:10  Why can’t the Phillies catch the baseball?53:25. Seranthony Dominguez and Kapler’s bullpen usage1:06:50 Should baseball limit the amount of pitchers used in a game?Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter:@AntSanPhilly@BWCrossingBroad
74 min
102
No Offense: This Shift Stinks
Bob and Anthony break down:0:00 In Defense of Jake Arrieta19:10 How will the Phillies respond?22:12 Painful shifts31:05 Who’s to blame for the Phillies’ failing offense?37:00 Anthony defends Carlos Santana47:30 Is Aaron Altherr the next John Mayberry Jr.?51:15  Klentak’s failure to build roster depth57:17 “Speaking of bad, how about Hector Neris?”1:04:15 A quick scouting report on Alec Bohm1:07:35 The Yankees Vs. ESPNPlease subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
77 min
103
Well, That Escalated Quickly
Anthony and Bob discuss:0:00 Dissecting the Phillies’ L.A. implosion12:20 Do the Phillies need to play small ball?24:40 The Phillies’ Jekyll and Hyde Act29:00 Hoskins Injury and His Struggles31:50 Why is fan attendance so low? 46:45 Nick Pivetta’s Ability to pitch ugly54:15 Matt Klentak’s performance1:09:10 What will the Phillies do in the draft?1:12:22 Ball talkPlease subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
84 min
104
Making a Statement
Anthony and Bob break down:(0:37) A statement series in May(7:10)  The dominance Seranthony Dominguez(11:27) Run on Jorge Alfaro at your own risk(19:45) What is the deal with Scott Kingery?(39:36) Why aren’t the Phillies squaring up baseballs?(44:15) Are the Phillies vulnerable to regression?(55:00) The Rays’ Bizarre Pitching StrategyPlease subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
75 min
105
Blowing It And Bouncing Back
Anthony and Bob discuss:3:15 Hey Philly, Do You Like Odubel Herrera Now?14:17 Discussing the Phillies’ Resiliency and Ability to Sustain Their Start23:40 How Big Of A Problem Is The Phillies’ Bullpen Right Now?29:35 How Did The Phillies’ Not Score In The First Inning on Sunday?33:25 Offensive Inconsistencies37:43  Why Is Nick Williams Still Buried On The Bench?48:45  Meet the Mess55:46 That’s Some Crazy ShiftPlease subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
66 min
106
Breakouts, Comebacks, and Prospects
Anthony and Bob discuss:0:20 Bounce back after a rough weekend3:20 Aaron Nola’s Dominance12:38 We like your new knees, Zach Eflin20:10 Does the Phillies’ slow start against the NL Easter matter?24:50 Should we believe in Franco’s resurgence?40:02 Farm system struggles53:00 Is Matt Harvey finished?Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
68 min
107
What Goes Up, Must Come Down.
Anthony and Bob discuss::20 What a difference a week makes1:30 Are the Braves really better than the Phillies?10:30 Bob goes off the rails on Velasquez25:00 Has inconsistent playing time hurt the Phillies’ young hitters?26:00 What’s wrong with Nick Williams?37:12 Has Scott Kingery’s defensive usage had an impact on his offense?44:00 Carlos Santana…do something.51:45 Around the leaguePlease subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
64 min
108
The Phillies are Good!
Bob and Anthony discuss:0:00 A season reset2:00 What does the fast start mean?3:05 Are the Phillies for real?12:19 Will the Phillies be buyers?22:07 Carlos Santana’s rough start26:48 Nick Pivetta isn’t this good…right?33:00 Does Gabe Kapler deserve credit for the bullpen’s success?35:21   Let’s Reassess Gabe Kapler45:15   Kapler’s uncomfortable decisions47:28 Grading Gabe Kapler50:10 Brandon Belt’s 21-pitch at-bat
56 min
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The Turnaround
Anthony and Bob discuss: 2:20   The Phillies Big Rebound 4:00   Aaron Nola’s fast start despite sharp decrease in strikeouts 12:00  Starting pitching surprises 16:18   Why is Odubel Herrera under appreciated? 33:34  Gabe Kapler’s biggest problem 48:25   What is wrong with Carlos Santana? 50:35   Other offensive concerns 58:10   Major League Baseball’s scheduling nightmare Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
64 min
110
The Airing of Grievances
Anthony and Bob discuss:0:00—Reaction to Phils’ 6-5 win over the Reds7:48—Anthony defends Kapler’s use of Lively in the 6th12:03—Kapler’s Questionable defensive positioning21:15—Lineup Inconsistencies and the 3-hole31:40—Stop hitting the pitcher 8th36:05—Costly infield shifts38:40—Caught stealing44:25--Dissecting Kapler’s bullpen matchup fixation51:30—How does the clubhouse feel about Kapler?1:03:57—What’s Ailing JP Crawford1:14:28—Trevor Bauer isn’t happy with MLB Speed Up Rules1:21:37—Signing off/Live Pod/Crossover PromosPlease subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
83 min
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Episode #2 - "I Need to Speak to the Manager"
Anthony and Bob discuss:Gabe Kapler's decisons (1:00)Kapler's defenders (3:30)The psyche of a professional player (6:30)Where are the GM and owner? (10:30)People calling for the manager's job (13:15)Internal grumblings from players to the media (15:00)Dodgers/Kapler rumor (17:00)Kapler's response to fans (18:00)Is Kapler lying? (20:00)How will the crowd react at CBP? (28:00)Starting pitching issues (30:00)Hoskins and Kingery (35:20)Bullpen issues (40:50)Sportsmanship (43:00)Using the shift (44:50)Equipment changes in youth baseball (53:00)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly@BWCrossingBroad
55 min
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Episode #1 - "Are We Good Yet?"
On the premiere episode of Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Anthony and Bob discuss: 1:00 --Thoughts on the Scott Kingery Deal 5:40--Kingery's lofty expectations 12:05--Where does Kingery play?/Maikel Franco 19:15--Breaking down the Opening Day Roster 26:30--Splitting ABs and doing things differently 30:20--Talking Pitching 43:25--Can the Phillies contend? 50:25--Gabe Kapler and Analytics 1:01:25--Is Tanking Destructive for the game? Remember to subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review and follow us on Twitter: @AntSanPhilly @BWCrossingBroad
74 min