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Hittin’ Season #223: If no Machado & no Harper, then what for the Phillies?

If the Phillies don’t get Machado or Harper, who could they target in free agency or trades instead?

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On Episode 223 of “Hittin’ Season,” host John Stolnis talks about the antics of Manny Machado in the NLCS and what the Phillies should do if they choose not to sign him and fail to land Bryce Harper.

Topics include:

  • Why Machado’s antics in the NLCS, and his past in Baltimore, should force the Phillies to stay away from him in free agency this winter.
  • A conversation with Mark Brown of SB Nation’s Orioles site, Camden Chat.
  • No Harper and no Machado... then what?
  • MLB playoffs has lacked rhythm for long stretches — bullpenning, lots of walks, strikeouts and not much else.
  • MLB says Houston did nothing wrong by having an employee take pictures inside the Boston Red Sox dugout prior to Game 1 of the ALCS.
  • Remembering when the Phils were accused of sign stealing in 2010.
  • Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell’s interesting strategy in Game 5 of the NLCS.

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