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PNTV: Jesse Biddle Profile Segment

Posted by Jay Floyd, Sun, October 19, 2014 08:00 AM Comments: 0

Lefty pitching prospect Jesse Biddle missed considerable time this season after suffering a concussion, but the Philadelphia native returned to action late in the season and is now back to full health.

The Phillies’ top draft pick from 2010 has long been a highly regarded prospect, but due to his lack of output in recent years and the portrayal of his time off this year as a mental break, rather than necessary due to his health, Biddle has slipped on some player rankings.

Biddle, who posted a 5-10 record along with a 4.58 ERA in 19 minor league games this season, took the mound for the Phillies in the closing game of the Fall Instructional League and is slated to pitch in the Roberto Clemente League in Puerto Rico this off-season to make up for missed time.

The ailment for the youngster was a result of being pelted in the head with hail during a storm in Reading this past May.

Prior to his injury this season, along with the guys at 20/20 Visual Media, I produced a profile segment on Biddle for Phillies Nation’s weekly TV program.  While the 22-year-old was sidelined, the segment was shelved and did not air, but we’re now bringing it to you as an online exclusive outtake from the show.  Check out the media player below to view the piece.

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Phillies Nation: Episode 24 Season Wrap-Up

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, October 08, 2014 01:22 PM Comments: 3

On the season finale of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey wrap up the Phillies’ 2014 season. They pinpoint what went wrong in 2014 and offer opinions on who will stay, who will return, and what the Phillies need to do to return to relevance. The guys also draft their 2015 Phillies starting rotation and everyday lineup.

Tommy Greene returns for a final major league pitching tip with his On the Mound segment and Ryann crowns this season’s Batter Inbox champion – it comes down to the wire!

A big thank you goes out to Phillies Nation presenting sponsor BQ Basement Systems, location sponsor Field House Sports & Beer Hall and all this year’s sponsors. Also, a hat tip goes out to the Phillies Nation team and crew at 20/20 Visual Media for their excellent production of the show.
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Phillies Nation: Episode 23 – Priorities for 2015

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, September 25, 2014 11:46 AM Comments: 0

As we near the end of the season, Pat and Corey discuss the Phillies priorities for the 2015 season. In particular, they breakdown the need for better production from the 3-4-5 positions in the lineup. With the free agent market featuring Yasmani Tomas, see who else is out there for the Phils to pursue.

We also talk with Len Epstein, the illustrator of the popular Phillie Phanatic giveaway books and former Sesame Street employee. Dr. Lenny of Summit Spine and Wellness returns to explains oblique injuries that players face, including Andrew McCutchen.

Plus we have hitting tips from Kevin Wilson and Matt Stairs and Tommy Greene explains what the legendary Harry Kalas meant to himself and the Phillies as a team.

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Phillies Nation: Episode 22 – Phillies Hot Streak and Jayson Stark

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, September 10, 2014 01:01 PM Comments: 0

This week on Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss the Phillies recent hot streak, in particular their success against team in playoff contention.

ESPN columnist and stats guru Jayson Stark returns to the show to evaluate Jimmy Rollins as well as offer some interesting anecdotes from his new book “Wild Pitches”.

Plus we have not one, but two, legendary Phillies pitches – Curt Simmons and Tommy Greene – offering insights on their days in a Phillies uniform.

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Phillies Nation: Episode 21 – The Phillies Future, Hamels Foundation Event, Victorino’s Injury

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, August 28, 2014 05:26 PM Comments: 0

This week on Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss the future of the Phillies this year and next, including some options in the international market. Ian joins us for the final installment of his exclusive interview with Phillies legendary pitcher Curt Simmons.

Also, Natalie works the red carpet at the Hamels Foundation Diamonds & Denim event. She gets the scoop from players like Chase Ultey, Ben Revere and Mario Hollands as well as Cole and Heidi Hamels.

Dr. Lenny Roberts of Summit Spine and Wellness makes an appearance to explain the injuries plaguing former-Phillie Shane Victorino. And of course, Tommy Greene has your pitching tips and Ryann Williams brings you reader comments and questions.

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Phillies Nation: Episode 20 – Minor League Update, Curt Simmons

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, August 20, 2014 11:25 AM Comments: 3

This week, our minor league expert Jay Floyd joins Pat and Corey to breakdown Phillies prospects and discuss when we might see them in Citizens Bank Park. They analyze guys like Maikel Franco, Aaron Nola, J.P. Crawford and Jesse Biddle.

Ian returns with his exclusive sit-down interview with Phillies legendary pitcher Curt Simmons. He talks about playing baseball in Egypt, NJ and relives his days when Babe Ruth was his coach. How awesome is that?!

Brian Quinn, owner of BQ Basement System (presenting sponsor of PNTV), stops by the set and talks baseball and basements with Pat.

Tommy Greene returns for another pitching lesson. And Ryann and Natalie bring you fan questions like, “What is your favorite baseball movie?”

Phillies Nation TV is presented by BQ Basement Systems and filmed each week at Field House Sports and Beer Hall in Center City Philly.

You can watch Phillies Nation TV on your TV at the following times this week:
Tuesday at 6pm on TCN

  • Tuesday at 11pm on CSN
  • Wednesday at 4:30pm on CSN
  • Wednesday at 11:30pm on TCN
  • Thursday at Midnight on CSN
  • Thursday at 11:30am on CSN
  • Thursday at 9:30pm on TCN
  • Friday at 4pm on CSN

 

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Phillies Nation – Episode 19 – Ryan Howard vs. LHP, Curt Simmons and Kevin Wilson

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, August 13, 2014 05:23 PM Comments: 0

On this episode of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss some positives from the Phillies season thus far, including Cole Hamels‘ career year and Ryan Howard‘s surprising success against lefties. They also bring you a minor league update with a focus on the Phils’ 2014 first round pick, Aaron Nola.

Ian sits down with Phillies legendary pitcher Curt Simmons for a rare television interview. Curt shares stories from growing up in Egypt, New Jersey and playing in an exhibition game against the Phillies that launched his career.

Kevin Wilson joins us to talk about the use of technology in regards to hitting. Plus, Tommy Greene returns to explain the pitcher’s role as a batter in the lineup. And as always, Ryann collected viewer questions for the guys to debate in Batter’s Inbox.

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Phillies Nation TV – Trade Deadline Special

Posted by Brian Michael, Sat, August 02, 2014 01:04 PM Comments: 49

On this special Trade Deadline edition of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss why the Phillies ended up making zero moves. They breakdown trades around the league and analyze how they led to the Phillies standing pat. They also discuss the prospects for making trades after the deadline and explain how the waiver process works.

Matt Stairs (of all people) gives us a lesson on bunting. Kevin Wilson talks about his relationship with Charlie Manuel. And Tommy Greene gives his opinions on players fraternizing with the opposition.

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Phillies Nation TV – All-Star Edition and Maikel Franco interview

Posted by Brian Michael, Wed, July 16, 2014 11:00 AM Comments: 1

In this All-Star edition of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey breakdown the Phillies season at the halfway point. They discuss the AL and NL All-Star teams including who just missed the cut. They also hand out their mid-season awards for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

Jay Floyd sits down for an exclusive interview with top prospect Maikel Franco who is struggling this season at Lehigh Valley, but has turned it on recently.

Tommy Greene talks about what coaches and catchers say to pitchers on the mound – the answer might surprise you! And the Batters Inbox question has a new feature as Natalie joins Ryann to include questions from fans tailgating outside Citizens Bank Park.

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Phillies Nation TV – Episode 15 – Trade Rumors Begin

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, July 10, 2014 01:03 PM Comments: 0

This week Pat and Corey break down how the recent trade between the A’s and Cubs will affect the Phillies come the trade deadline. They also paint the landscape in the AL and NL for prospective Phillies talent. Jayson Stark returns to discuss the dramatic downfall of Roy Halladay and the playoff-caliber team. Matt Stairs and Tommy Greene are back with pro tips for aspiring major leaguers.

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