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Hittin' Season: A Philadelphia Phillies podcast


A podcast for fans of the Philadelphia Phillies.


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A podcast for fans of the Philadelphia Phillies.




Hittin' Season #782: The Phillies are All Set to Start Grapefruit League Action

On Episode 782 of Hittin' Season, hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss how the Phillies famous vibes are going into spring training, Griff McGarry's adjustments as he makes his way back from a disastrous 2023, and how the NL East is looking with the 2024 regular season on the horizon.


Hittin' Season #781: John Middleton Wants His Gosh Darn Trophy Back

On Episode 781 of Hittin' Season, host John Stolnis talks about Phillies team owner John Middleton's rallying cry to his players in Clearwater this week, and whether or not he might take the plunge and sign one of the "Boras Four" in the next week or two. Also, MLB Network's top-10 players ranking is interesting, how many Phils made it?


Hittin' Season #780: Bryce Harper Arrives in Clearwater (and Still Wants a Contract Extension)

On Episode 780 of Hittin' Season, hosts John Stolnis, Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss Bryce Harper's arrival to Phillies spring training and the continuing push from his camp for an extension on the end of the remaining 8 years of his contract. Also, is Harper or Trea Turner a better MVP bet? And this week's Phillies Where Are They Now features a guy whose calling card was to urinate in MLB center fields. Yep, that's right.


Hittin' Season #779: Pitchers, Catchers, and Whit Merrifield!

On Episode 779 of Hittin' Season, hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher talk about player reactions to the terrible new MLB uniform jerseys, how the Phillies' culture has changed during Zack Wheeler's tenure, and hey--the Phillies signed Whit Merrifield!


Hittin' Season #778: Pitchers and Catchers Report to Clearwater!

John Stolnis from The Good Phight and BillyPenn.com celebrates the return of baseball, as Phillies pitchers and catchers officially report for spring training, with a number of position players in Clearwater, too. John runs down the five players he's most interested in watching this spring, shares some thoughts on the bullpen and the latest on the Zack Wheeler contract extension talks.


Hittin' Season #777: Phillies Making Important Additions Around the Margins

On this episode, John Stolnis of The Good Phight, Justin Klugh from Baseball Prospectus and Liz Roscher with Yahoo! Sports talk about the Phillies' recent additions to the back of the 40-man roster and talk about why depth is so important. Also, are the Phils ceding the division to the Braves, or is Atlanta due for some regression from their historic offensive performance last year? And this week we debut a new feature "Where Are They Now?" featuring former closer Gene Garber!


Hittin' Season #776: Apparently Brandon Marsh Had Knee Surgery

On episode 776 of Hittin' Season, hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher talk about the Phillies' hot new batting practice caps, as well as the team's depth at outfield with news that Brandon Marsh has undergone knee surgery (but is expected to be ready for opening day).


Hittin' Season #775: 5 Key Takeaways from Dave Dombrowski on the Radio & MLB.com's Mike Petriello

Host John Stolnis of The Good Phight & BillyPenn.com chats with MLB.com Statcast guru Mike Petriello about the Phillies' quiet off-season, where they stack up in the National League, and the possibility of more moves coming this off-season. Also, five key takeaways from Dave Dombrowski's interview on WIP, Phils playoff projections are out from Fangraphs and PECOTA, and the Phils add three new players to the 40-man roster this week.


Hittin' Season #774: Bellinger or Montgomery, Phillies Are Just Leverage

On Episode 774 of Hittin' Season, John Stolnis, Liz Roscher and Justin Klugh discuss the latest USA Today rumor that the Phillies could be a sleeper team to acquire free agents Jordan Montgomery or Cody Bellinger and why you should take those rumors with a grain of salt. Also, another reliever comes off the board, why we're not worried about a Zack Wheeler extension... yet... and some pitcher over/unders!


Hittin' Season #773: Remembering Former Phillies Coach Jimy Williams

On episode 773 of Hittin' Season, host Justin Klugh throws in some commentary on the big trade that sent Corbin Burnes from the Brewers to the Orioles, and shares some stories from former bench coach (and co-manager) of the 2007 and 2008 Phillies, Jimy Williams, who passed away this week.


Hittin' Season #772: Why Didn't the Phillies Try For Corbin Burnes?

On Episode 772 of Hittin' Season, host John Stolnis reacts to the big Brewers-Orioles trade that sent ace right-hander Corbin Burnes to Baltimore for two prospects. Could the Phils have made a better/similar offer? Also, conflicting reports on whether Dave Dombrowski has a big move in him yet this off-season, and John's reaction to the potential leaked City Connect jerseys.


Hittin' Season #771: Phillies Offensive 2024 Over/Unders & Nerds Are Ruining Another Sport!

On Episode 771 of Hittin' Season, John Stolnis of The Good Phight, Justin Klugh from Baseball Prospectus and Yahoo! Sports' Liz Roscher take a look at some over/under numbers for some key Phillies offensive players this year. Also, the latest on the relief pitching market, and how analytics nerds that once RUINED baseball are now ruining the NFL too! Ugh NERDS.


Hittin' Season #770: Where Are the Phillies Going to Find Some Relief?

On Episode 770 of Hittin' Season, hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher talk about Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins' Hall of Fame odds down the line, as well as who--and where--the Phillies may turn to in their search for further bullpen depth.


Hittin' Season #769: Players That Could Help the Phillies w/ Craig Goldstein

On this episode, host John Stolnis profiles the Phillies' newest pitching acquisition and wonders why anyone would think Rhys Hoskins isn't a no-doubt Wall of Famer. Also, Craig Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus stops by to share his thoughts on the Phillies' off-season thus far and which players available could help the Phils in 2024. Also, some thoughts on former Phillies' Hall of Fame voting.


Hittin' Season #768: The Ballad of Doorknob Clinton

On Episode 768, John Stolnis, Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss the dwindling relief pitcher market and what Craig Kimbrel replacement possibilities remain in free agency, which fanbases are having the most fun this off-season and which are having the least, and we continue in our quest to bring Doorknob Johnson to Philadelphia in the continuation of our Choose Your Own Adventure baseball championship quest.


Hittin' Season #767: Just Who are the Phillies' Non-roster Invitees to Spring Training??

There's still not a lot of movement out there for the Phillies, but on episode 767 of Hittin' Season, hosts Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher break down all 15 of the non-roster invitees to spring training, talk a little Robert Stephenson, and discuss not just what data the Phillies collect, but how they use it.


Hittin' Season #765: Phillies Mailbag on Kerkering, Wheeler Extension & Trade Deadline!

On this episode, host John Stolnis from The Good Phight and Billy Penn opens up the mailbag for a little Hot Stove chatter, talking Johan Rojas' future, what a Wheeler contract extension could look like, Orion Kerkering as a future closer, bench additions, and lots of Hot Stove and mid-season Trade Deadline possibilities!


Hittin' Season #766: Phillies Lineup Thoughts & Hated Rivals Losing Playoff Games

On Episode 766, John Stolnis of The Good Phight and Baseball Prospectus' Justin Klugh revel in the Cowboys' demise at the hands of Justin's beloved Packers and reminisce on past instances Phillies rivals bit the dust. Also, has there ever been a Phils playoff game we knew they were going to lose before they played it, and should Kyle Schwarber continue to hit leadoff in 2024?


Hittin' Season #765: Alec Bohm, the Phillies, and the Fun of Arbitration

A lot of very important things to discuss this week: The Phillies came to terms with all but one of their arbitration-eligible players: Alec Bohm. Is this bad news, or terrible news? Justin Klugh and Liz Roscher discuss. Also, can you BELIEVE the Phillies weren't scheduled to play on Sunday Night Baseball? This is also a big deal. Hear it all on Episode 765 of Hittin' Season.


Hittin' Season #764: Phillies Prospect Talk & Moving Alec Bohm to the Bench?

On Episode 764 of Hittin' Season, host John Stolnis chats with chief prospect writer for Baseball Prospectus, Jeffrey Paternostro about his Top-10 Phillies prospect rankings. Also, John discusses an interesting idea posited by MLB Trade Rumors of making Alec Bohm a bench player. Is that ludicrous, or brilliant?