This week we dove into the Phillies minor league system with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs President and General Manager, Kurt Landes. Coming off a very successful season, the Triple-A GM and President talked to us about what the IronPigs mean to the Phillies and fan community.
But first, on the Brief News & Views segment:
1. Doug Pederson’s style is not what we all initially thought. (4:00)
2. Flyers news and notes: Comcast ownership, the preseason and 3rd line. (11:30)
3. The Sixers open their new practice facility. (22:20)
4. THIS or THAT: cheer or boo Sam Bradford upon his return to The Linc? (28:50)
Our Listener Feedback this week focused on: Adam Jones story follow-up, disappointing Phillies, a re-look at the Eagles schedule, Josh Huff, and Nerlens Noel’s recent comments. (31:45)
And then what we’re throwing down on the Table is an interview and discussion with Kurt Landes, President and General Manager of the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. We discussed his role with the organization, the growth of the IronPigs brand, the fan experience at Coca-Cola Park, and how important analytics has become in the minor league system. It’s a fantastic interview you won’t want to miss. (51:20)