Phillies Nation TV, Ep. 7: Wigginton, Papelbon, J-Roll

Posted by Pat Gallen, Wed, November 23, 2011 10:59 AM | Comments: 16
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In the latest edition of Phillies Nation TV, Pat Gallen and Corey Seidman discuss the hottest topics with the Phils. First up, Ty Wigginton. They dig deeper into what the Wigginton trade means to the Phillies moving forward.

Also, we respond to the Jonathan Papelbon signing. Too much? And what will they miss with Madson? Find out.

Check in for reader questions as well from our Facebook page. The lovely Natalie Egenolf rounds some of them up and asks them to Pat and Corey. See if your question made it into the show!

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  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Nice job !!!! Look forward to the next broadcast. If I were the Phils I would keep Kendrick, and non-tender both Francisco and Valdez. Moreover, I may sign Kendrick and Francisco and put together a package deal for a young shortstop. The Yankees have a backup (Nunez, I believe) who may be available and we may be able to get him if we also throw in Blanton. We would free up about $14 million, get a shortstop and have enough money to sign a fifth starter.
    I would also consider eating half of Blanton’s excessive $10 mil salary if needed.

  • Posts: 5431 Lefty

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    Nothing personal men, but PN TV needs more Natalie, less Corey and Pat. :)

    Good job, and Happy Thanksgiving guys.

  • Posts: 1048 EricL

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    I gotta say, Corey seems like a pretty bright guy, so it’s really surprising to me that he would make the conscious decision to go with the pencil-beard. lol

    • Posts: 1376 Pat Gallen

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      Come on, Eric. Just cause you hang with Tony Tanqueray doesn’t mean you have to throw stones! Corey nailed it on the episode this week.

    • Posts: 68 Corey Seidman

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  • Posts: 0 Chris

    Phillies have some arb decisions to make tonight and Madson and Rollins are sure bets to be offered it. The question is do you offer it to Oswalt? Now Oswalt is said to be looking for a multi year dear and there has been a good bit of interest in him. The question is would he forgo such a deal to stay with the Phillies? Is it possible he’s lying about how much longer he wants to play. If he truly is looking for a multiyear contract and wants to go back closer to home then I say offer him arbitration. The whole thing is pretty risky though and if he accepts we’re forced over the luxury tax.

  • Posts: 1048 EricL

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    With the two pics (sandwich + late first/early 2nd round) being replaced by a single sandwich pick in the new CBA (or at least that’s how I’ve heard the changes are going to work), I don’t think the risk-reward is as favorable for the Phils anymore.

    Plus, they don’t really have the payroll flexibility they did when I was suggesting they offer him arbitration, now that they’ve signed Papelbon. One year of $12 million would almost assuredly put them into the luxury tax threshold after Pence and Hamels get their arbitration numbers and Rollins comes back. So in such a case I would expect them to let Rollins go and trot out Galvis, which is just non an acceptable trade-off, IMO.

    Basically, with the changes to the landscape over the last two weeks I’ve gone from supporting offering Oswalt arbitration to thinking it’s too risky for the new lesser reward.

    • Posts: 0 Chris

      According to MLBTR write up Oswalt would give us a concrete 1st pick if he’s not signed by a team with a protected pick and a supplemental pick.

    • Posts: 0 George

      Offering Oswalt arbitration would be way too risky. He earned $15 million in 2011 and an arbitrator would probably hand him at least that much. Even if he got the maximum pay cut allowed in arbitration, he’d still be way too expensive.

      Granted, he could still sign somewhere else instead, but it would be very, very tempting for him to stay with the Phils.

  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Oswalt is damaged goods. No arbitration. He will require too much.

  • Posts: 0 Chris

    I’ve been looking at batted balls for Papelbon and Madson and even though Papelbon is more of a flyball pitcher he appears to have some kind of skill at inducing infield fly balls. So it’s not that big of a problem.

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Keep Kendrick and Valdez let Ben Fran go. Not that i dont like Ben Fran i think he has a certain value. With Mayberry, Wigginton and Dom Brown i think he is the odd man out.

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Whats wrong with the Brewers didnt they make it further in the playoff’s than the Phis?

  • Posts: 0 Psujoe

    Phils offered Ibanez, Madson and Rollins arbitration. No word on Kendrick?

    I hope they agreed behind the scenes with Ibanez that he wouldn’t accept. I’d hate for them to pay him more than $8 million.

    • Posts: 0 George

      Kendrick is not a free agent and is still under team control. Arbitration is automatic in such cases, unless he’s non-tendered.

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