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The Locked On Phillies podcast is a daily show hosted by Connor Thomas. Connor is a 2016 graduate of Washington College, where he played baseball as a relief pitcher. He continued his baseball career as a pitcher in the semiprofessional Rancocas Valley League in South Jersey. A lifelong fan, Connor has been watching and attending Phillies games for his entire life and hopes to bring a unique perspective on his hometown baseball team. In addition to the Locked On Phillies podcast, Connor can be found working as a producer and on air personality at 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, talking about all things Philly sports. Follow Connor on Twitter @ConnorThomas975, as well as the podcast page @LO_Phillies. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

The Locked On Phillies podcast is a daily show hosted by Connor Thomas. Connor is a 2016 graduate of Washington College, where he played baseball as a relief pitcher. He continued his baseball career as a pitcher in the semiprofessional Rancocas Valley League in South Jersey. A lifelong fan, Connor has been watching and attending Phillies games for his entire life and hopes to bring a unique perspective on his hometown baseball team. In addition to the Locked On Phillies podcast, Connor can be found working as a producer and on air personality at 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, talking about all things Philly sports. Follow Connor on Twitter @ConnorThomas975, as well as the podcast page @LO_Phillies. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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The Locked On Phillies podcast is a daily show hosted by Connor Thomas. Connor is a 2016 graduate of Washington College, where he played baseball as a relief pitcher. He continued his baseball career as a pitcher in the semiprofessional Rancocas Valley League in South Jersey. A lifelong fan, Connor has been watching and attending Phillies games for his entire life and hopes to bring a unique perspective on his hometown baseball team. In addition to the Locked On Phillies podcast, Connor can be found working as a producer and on air personality at 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, talking about all things Philly sports. Follow Connor on Twitter @ConnorThomas975, as well as the podcast page @LO_Phillies. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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English


Episodes

The Philadelphia Phillies Sign Taijuan Walker And Matt Strahm!

12/8/2022
In today’s episode, Connor breaks down the two big pitching signings of the week for the Philadelphia Phillies in starter Taijuan Walker and reliever Matt Strahm! Where do the two slot in to the rotation/bullpen, and are they both significant upgrades over last year? Next, an interesting tidbit from Jayson Stark on the Phillies and the luxury tax. Finally, Connor gives you the answer to Tuesday’s advent calendar clue and shares the clues for yesterday and today’s secret Phillies! Learn more...

Duration:00:23:11

Trea Turner Left $40 Million On The Table To Sign With The Philadelphia Phillies

12/6/2022
In today's episode, Connor reacts to the report that the San Diego Padres offered Trea Turner a $341 million contract that he turned down in favor of signing with the Philadelphia Phillies! What does that mean for Philly as a destination for free agents, Bryce Harper as a recruiter, and how awesome is it that stars keep choosing us?? Next, what is the ideal lineup with everyone healthy and Trea Turner now in the mix? Finally, Connor shares the answer for yesterday's advent calendar clue and...

Duration:00:27:55

The Philadelphia Phillies Sign All Star Shortstop Trea Turner!!

12/5/2022
In today's episode, Connor reacts to the huge news of the signing of Trea Turner by the Philadelphia Phillies to an 11 year, $300 mil contract!! He discusses how the new shortstop will fit into the defense, especially with the banning of the shift, whether or not he'll bat leadoff, how talented he really is, and how awesome a feeling it is to be a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies when premier players continue to choose to come to Philly and play here! Finally, a quick review of our Off The...

Duration:00:26:42

Zach Eflin's Record Rays Deal Sets The Starter Market For The Philadelphia Phillies

12/2/2022
In today's episode, Connor reacts to Zach Eflin's new 3 year $40 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, the largest free agent contract in the history of their franchise, and what it means for the starting pitcher market over the remainder of free agency. Next, what does a busy week on the hot stove mean for the potential for some big signings over the coming week or two of MLB Free Agency? In Off The Poll, Connor wants to know how you're going to remember Zach Eflin's time as a member of...

Duration:00:24:13

Who Is The Face Of The Philadelphia Phillies' Free Agent Recruitment Process??

12/1/2022
In today's episode, Connor discusses Rob Thomson's interesting recruitment tactics by making zoom calls from a Tim Horton's parking lot to talk to a potential Philadelphia Phillies free agent signing, and asks who the head of the Phillies free agent recruitment process is! Next, there was an interesting Aaron Judge free agency report this morning that could mean some upcoming news for the Philadelphia Phillies. Finally, it's time for Day 1 of the Philadelphia Phillies Holiday Advent Calendar...

Duration:00:24:33

The Philadelphia Phillies Are The Favorites To Land Trea Turner!

11/30/2022
In today's episode, Connor reacts to some reports from Jon Morosi and Buster Olney that broke this morning that the Philadelphia Phillies are considered the favorites to sign free agent shortstop Trea Turner and that if Turner doesn't end up here the Phillies WILL get one of the top shortstop free agents! Next, a time frame for a potential Turner signing, and what the breakdown of time between the top shortstop free agents' signings could be. Finally, Connor wraps up with Stepping Off, and...

Duration:00:25:36

The Philadelphia Phillies Almost Made A Different Trade Deadline Move

11/29/2022
In today's episode, Connor discusses an article from NJ.com that breaks down a three-way trade between the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, and Seattle Mariners that fell through at the trade deadline, and what that almost deal says about the Philadelphia Phillies' potential plans for this offseason. Next, a breakdown of the Washington Nationals offseason plan and whether or not the Phillies should be worried about the NL East's last place team from 2022. Finally, Connor wraps up the...

Duration:00:27:11

How Big Is The Gap Between The Philadelphia Phillies And The Miami Marlins?

11/28/2022
In today's episode, Connor continues to break down the offseason plans of the Philadelphia Phillies' NL East competitors, this time focusing on the Miami Marlins. How big is the gap in skill level between the Phillies, who finished in 3rd in the NL East in 2022, and the Marlins, who finished in a distant 4th place? Next, a 2022 player review for Jose Alvarado, one of the best left-handed relievers in all of baseball this season and who was a part of the biggest moment of the World Series......

Duration:00:26:42

What Does Bryce Harper's Tommy John Surgery Mean For The Philadelphia Phillies

11/25/2022
In today's episode, Connor discusses everything that has to do with Bryce Harper's successful Tommy John surgery: how it will affect the Phillies, how long until he is back on the field, what is the contingency plan going forward, why the wait between the end of the season and now to have it, will there be any lasting effects, and more. He also shares his thoughts on why the Philadelphia Phillies can certainly survive Harper's absence as he recovers from his surgery. Finally, in Off The...

Duration:00:24:28

A Very Special Philadelphia Phillies Thanksgiving Episode

11/24/2022
In today's episode, Connor celebrates Thanksgiving by comparing some members of the 2022 Philadelphia Phillies to the dishes you would typically have during a Thanksgiving feast, and why those players fit into those comparisons around the table on one of the best holidays of the year! Next, he discusses the New York Mets' approach to the offseason and how it affects the Philadelphia Phillies' offseason... or does it? Finally, Connor wraps up with a look at a player review for Bailey Falter's...

Duration:00:28:58

The Philadelphia Phillies And Atlanta Braves Have Very Similar Offseason Needs

11/23/2022
In today's episode, Connor starts a new offseason set of segments where he will look at the Philadelphia Phillies' competition in the NL East and how they plan to attack the MLB offseason compared to what the Phillies needs and wants are! He starts with the Atlanta Braves, who have a strikingly similar offseason wishlist to that of the Philadelphia Phillies, and discusses what that means for the Phillies' plans. Next, a 2022 season review for Kyle Gibson in what most likely was his last...

Duration:00:26:11

The Philadelphia Phillies Give Dave Dombrowski A 3 Year Extension

11/22/2022
In today's episode, Connor reacts to the news that the Philadelphia Phillies have signed President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski to a new 3 year extension, keeping him with the team until the end of the 2027 season. He discusses why the length of the contract is very important, and why Dombrowski totally deserves the extension after his first couple of years in Philadelphia. Next, a 2022 player review for Ranger Suarez in a rather interesting year for the young lefty. Finally,...

Duration:00:28:40

The Key Word For The Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason Free Agency Approach Is...

11/18/2022
In today's episode, Connor shares his thoughts on why this virtue will be the most important word for the Philadelphia Phillies' offseason for the front office, the players they will potentially be acquiring through free agency, and especially the fan base as we prepare for an interesting next couple of months of rumors and news. Next, a 2022 player review for one of the best pitchers in all of baseball this season: Aaron Nola. How does his rough World Series factor in to what was a really...

Duration:00:26:17

What Does Dave Dombrowski's Press Conference Mean For The Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason?

11/17/2022
In today's episode, Connor reacts to Dave Dombrowski's press conference on Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies President Of Baseball Operations fielded questions on Bryce Harper's injury, Rhys Hoskins' future with the team, what to look for in the middle infield next season, how high profile of a starting pitcher the team needs to acquire, and whether or not the team is comfortable exceeding the luxury tax again in 2023 to continue to compete for a World Series championship! He breaks...

Duration:00:29:29

How Does Masataka Yoshida Fit Into The Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason Plans?

11/16/2022
In today's episode, Connor breaks down everything you need to know about star Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida, who is reportedly looking to make the jump from Japan to the majors this offseason and has strong connections to Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies. How does he fit into a crowded outfield, and an already expensive looking free agent class? Next, a season review for one of the newest Phillies, CF Brandon Marsh, and why he is bolstering the resume of hitting coach Kevin...

Duration:00:28:09

Explaining The Rule 5 Draft Deadline And How It Affects The Philadelphia Phillies

11/15/2022
In today's episode, Connor breaks down today's Rule 5 Draft 40 Man Roster deadline, how adding and removing players from the 40 Man works, who should be protected from the Rule 5, why this day leads to teams looking to make trades, and how this all affects the Philadelphia Phillies. Next, a review of Nick Castellanos' underwhelming first year in Philadelphia in his 2022 season player review and why he could be primed for a bounce back year in 2023. Finally, Connor wraps up with an ode to...

Duration:00:26:53

What Plans Does Dave Dombrowski Have For The Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason?

11/14/2022
In today's episode, Connor discusses what he would like to hear from the Philadelphia Phillies' President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski the next time he meets with the media to discuss the upcoming offseason, Bryce Harper's elbow, plans for the booming free agent shortstop market, and everything in between! Next, a 2022 player review for Silver Slugger winner and NL Home Run leader Kyle Schwarber, who put together an outstanding campaign to help the Phillies to the World Series....

Duration:00:26:33

How Concerning Is Bryce Harper's Elbow Injury For The Philadelphia Phillies?

11/11/2022
In today's episode Connor discusses Bryce Harper's elbow injury and how the report on Monday from Dave Dombrowski will let us know how it will impact the Philadelphia Phillies' offseason. He also talks about the injury time frame and how it can affect the 2023 season. Next, a player review for one of the most interesting arcs of the season, 3rd baseman Alec Bohm. Finally, Connor wraps up with a new "Off The Poll" question about the top shortstop free agents! Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:24:42

Trae Turner Wants To Play For The Philadelphia Phillies??

11/10/2022
In today's episode, Connor discusses Hall of Fame baseball writer Jayson Stark's recent comments on 97.5 The Fanatic that he has been hearing rumblings that Trae Turner wants to play for the Philadelphia Phillies. He breaks down 4 reasons why it makes sense that Turner would have interest in playing for the team, and what it means for the process of potentially signing him. Next, a player review for Jean Segura's 2022 season in what may have been his last in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform....

Duration:00:26:25

2022 Philadelphia Phillies Player Reviews: JT Realmuto And Rhys Hoskins

11/9/2022
In today’s episode, Connor starts his reviews of individual players’ performances over the 2022 season, handing out grades for each of the Phillies’ roster members as well as remembering their biggest moment from this awesome season. He starts with JT Realmuto, the BCIB, and talks about why he may have been the most important player to this team in 2022. Next, Rhys Hoskins’ review, and a discussion about how to truly evaluate such a streaky player. Finally, Connor discusses a shortstop he...

Duration:00:24:39