On Episode 203, host John Stolnis talks to Phillies minor league expert Jay Floyd of PhoulBallz.com about a number of the team's best prospects, with updates on Sixto Sanchez, Jose Pujols, Kyle Dohy, Adam Haseley, Mickey Moniak, and Spencer Howard. Also, a recap of the Phils-Diamondbacks series, a look ahead to San Diego and MY top 10 MLB team rankings.
On Episode 202, host John Stolnis is joined by The Good Phight's Paul Boye to talk about a completely insane 2018 MLB Trade Deadline. The Phillies were busy, adding catcher Wilson Ramos and reliever Aaron Roup. Was it enough? Did GM Matt Klentak push the right buttons? And what about waiver deadline moves that could be made in July? Also, John and Paul take a look at what some of the other key NL teams did at the deadline, and recap the quick two-game series the Phils wrapped up in Boston...
On Episode 201, host John Stolnis talks with NBC Sports Philadelphia's Corey Seidman about the exciting Phillies-Dodgers series (which the Phils won) and the latest trade deadline rumors. Also, a report card on former first round draft pick Adam Haseley, and the first installment of the "Hittin' Season Top 10," my official power ranking of MLB teams.
John Stolnis joins the WIP Morning Show to talk about the MLB Trade Deadline, talking about Nick Castellanos, Asdrubal Cabrera and whether or not the young players on the roster can step up in the 2nd half. Check out the WIP Morning Show at https://omny.fm/shows/angelo-cataldi-and-the-morning-team
On Episode 200, host John Stolnis interviews Phillies manager Gabe Kapler about the first half of the season, the team's needs at the Trade Deadline, and how he has bounced back after a tough first week at the helm of the Phils. Also, a recap of the Manny Machado madness, and the outstanding performances of Rhys Hoskins and Aaron Nola during All-Star week in Washington, DC this week.
On Episode 199, host John Stolnis is joined by The Good Phight's Justin Klugh to discuss Aaron Nola being named to the All-Star team and Rhys Hoskins joining the HR Derby. Also, mailbag questions about Manny Machado, Maikel Franco's recent surge, Scott Kingery's future and a very interesting question on which all-time great Phillies pitcher we'd choose to start a one-game playoff.
On Episode 198, host John Stolnis recaps the Phillies' two-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles and the realistic possibility of trading for Manny Machado now. Also, an interview with former presidential speechwriter Curt Smith about his new book "The Presidents and the Pastime." Some thoughts on Shane Victorino's retirement and a bunch of crazy Aaron Nola stats.
On Episode 197, host John Stolnis recaps the Phillies-Yankees series and looks ahead to the Nationals series this weekend at CBP. Can the Phils bury the Nats by sweeping them this weekend? Also, The Athletic's Eno Sarris joins the show to talk about the Phillies' starting rotation, his love for hitting coach John Mallee, Maikel Franco and Rhys Hoskins. And, Jayson Werth has announced his retirement. Why he belongs on the Phillies Wall of Fame, and my favorite memories of Werth in a...
In this free snippet from Episode 17 of the Patreon edition of "Hittin' Season," hosts John Stolnis, Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher talk about their "hatred" of the Yankees and their fans. To hear the full episode, become a $5/mo. Patreon member of the podcast! Click here: www.patreon.com/hittinseason
On Episode 196, host John Stolnis talks with WIP's Marshall Harris about the Phils' series win against those pesky St. Louis Cardinals. They discuss the Phillies' surprising record through their difficult schedule in June, the hot hitting of Odubel Herrera and Rhys Hoskins, and whether the Phils should pursue a top-flight relief pitcher in the trade market right now. Also, a quick minor league report, featuring the improved play of last year's No. 1 pick, Adam Haseley.
On Episode 195, host John Stolnis recaps the Phillies' series win against the Colorado Rockies. The bats finally woke up, could it open the floodgates for the offense? The bullpen is still a mess, who will step up and help Seranthony Dominguez? The Phils' still have half a month with this brutal schedule, but things ease up considerably in July. And what's behind the Phillies' use of defensive shifting. Does it actually help? Baseball Prospectus' Russell Carleton joins the show to discuss...
On Episode 194, host John Stolnis recaps a 3-7 road trip and a tough week in Chicago against the Cubs with The Good Phight's Paul Boye. The stupid Buster Posey Rule costs the Phillies a key game. Is Gabe Kapler using his bullpen the right way? And why is the offense stumbling so? Also a quick recap of the Phillies 2018 MLB Draft.
In this FREE preview of Continued Success Episode 14, hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss 1993 Phillies starter Terry Mulholland's business ventures following his playing days -- a bar in Arizona called The Dirty Dogg. Yes, it's exactly what you think it might be. Become a Patreon member of Hittin' Season to listen to the full episode here: www.patreon.com/hittinseason
Hittin' Season host John Stolnis appeared on the WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi, Rhea Hughes and Al Morganti to chat about comments made by Jake Arrieta after the Phils' 3-game sweep at the hands of the Giants in San Francisco. Did Arrieta call out Gabe Kapler? Was he out of line criticizing Scott Kingery? How bad are the Phils at defensive shifting? Carlos Santana should have gotten a double out of a high line drive early in the series finale on Sunday, Listen to all of WIP's...
In this free preview of Episode 13 of "Continued Success," hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss the 2008 Phillies and Charlie Manuel's early-June decision to bench Jimmy Rollins after Rollins failed to run out a dropped infield pop-up. Hear the full episode by becoming a Patreon member of "Hittin' Season!" www.patreon.com/hittinseason
On Episode 193, host John Stolnis talks to KYW Radio Sports Anchor and Reporter Matt Leon about the Phils' series split with the Dodgers, Aaron Nola's continued dominance, Jake Arrieta, Rhys Hoskins' trip to the DL, and Seranthony Dominguez. Will Hoskins' absence sink the Phillies in the month of June? Can Phils starters continue to dominate against a brutally tough schedule this month? Also, an MLB Draft preview with draft expert Dan Cormican of The Good Phight.
Hittin' Season host John Stolnis appeared on SportsRadio WIP's Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi, Rhea Hughes & Al Morganti to talk Phils. Specifically, we discussed how the Phillies just want to walk, Gabe Kapler's desire to work deep counts, Ruben Amaro's legacy, the outstanding Nick Pivetta for Jonathan Papelbon deal, why so many pitchers are throwing harder nowadays, the potential of adding Manny Machado at the trade deadline and as a free agent this off-season.
On Episode 192, host John Stolnis breaks down the Phillies' important series victory over the Atlanta Braves at home. Nick Pivetta and Jake Arrieta owned, good pitching beats good hitting, the offense and defense continue to struggle, Jorge Alfaro is a ridiculous defensive catcher, Seranthony Dominguez is the truth, and the Phils move to within a 1/2 game of first place in the NL East! Also, Jeff Israel of PhilliesMinorThoughts.com joins us to preview the upcoming MLB Draft, and give an...
In this preview of Episode 12 of "Continued Success," hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss the utter destruction of the expansion Colorado Rockies by the 1993 Phillies. It was bad. That poor team. The 2008 Phils did the same. Hear the full episode by becoming a Patreon member of "Hittin' Season!" www.patreon.com/hittinseason
In this free snippet from the Patreon-only Sunday Night edition of Hittin' Season, hosts John Stolnis, Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher preview this week's HUGE series between the Phillies and the Braves in Philadelphia.