There have been a couple of posts on this website wondering what the Phillies should do this off-season. Should they add a veteran bat or two? Should they stick with the young guys? How good can they be next year?
This week I was joined by SB Nation's Grant Brisbee, who said the Phils are the most interesting team to watch in the off-season this winter. We also talked about the current state of the MLB playoff race and whether or not Adam Jones' comments about race in baseball were fair.
Also, Dave Brundage is out as the manager of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. Taking his place is Reading manager Dusty Wathan. Did Brundage's firing have anything to do with his handling of Nick Williams, or the stalled development of J.P. Crawford? Iron Pigs beat reporter Tom Housenick joins the show to discuss all that.
And the Phillies had a ton of prospects making news this season. Phillies beat writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Matt Gelb joins us to talk about his excellent piece in which he spoke to a number of scouts throughout baseball, as well as Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan, about the development of the Phils' prospects.
Plus, is Freddy Galvis' power for real? What is his future with the team?
The Phillies release their 2017 schedule. It's riveting.
The team won't shut down Jake Thompson at the end of the year.
And our Stat of the Week.