As Phillies fans listen to the opening audio of this podcast show, it’s a soundbite that will live in infamy. Yes, Chase Utley has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two prospects as this ball club continues to rebuild and find another way to become competitive in the NL East. Getting into that discussion with us this week is Eric Chesterton from The Good Phight SB Nation blog site.
But first, on the Brief News & Views segment:
1. Danny Briere has decided to retire from the NHL after a 17 year career. (26:25)
2. Joel Embiid has foot surgery. (30:05)
3. Malik Rose has left the Sixers broadcast booth and taken a front office job with the Atlanta Hawks. (35:55)
5. TAKE IT or LEAVE IT: The NLRB has essentially denied the request from Northwestern student athletes to unionize. (54:30)
And then this week on the Table, writer and contributor Eric Chesterton from The Good Phight joined us to discuss the Chase Utley trade, how this Phillies team is attempting to rebuild, what’s in store for Dom Brown’s future, and how Ryne Sandberg was the weight on the players’ back. Eric also gets into a fascinating discussion about the bullpen, what we were supposed to see this season, and how it’s continuing to transform. It’s a great interview with lots of Phillies and farm system talk. (58:55)