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At The Yard: Philadelphia will accept Kapler only if he wins

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At The Yard: Philadelphia will accept Kapler only if he wins

On this edition of At The Yard, Jim Salisbury and Ricky Bottalico discuss the Phillies' season.

What were some of the positives and negatives? How aggressive do the Phillies need to be during the offseason? Is Gabe Kapler ever going to be accepted by the city of Philadelphia?

Also, the guys react to Andy MacPhail's Tuesday press conference.

1:00 - Was there enough progress shown this season?
6:00 - How do the Phillies address starting pitching concerns this offseason?
10:00 - Key players going forward.
15:00 - Will most of the players stick to one defensive position next year?
17:00 - Is the organization to heavy on analytics?
23:00 - Assessing Gabe Kapler's season.
28:00 - How can the Phillies sell Kapler to Philadelphia?
34:00 - How aggressive should the Phillies be in free agency?

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At The Yard Podcast: Positives and negatives from Gabe Kapler this season

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At The Yard Podcast: Positives and negatives from Gabe Kapler this season

On this episode of At The Yard, Corey Seidman and Ricky Bottalico debate if the Phillies should try the "opener" strategy. If they do, which pitchers could possibly flourish in that role?

The guys examine Gabe Kapler's first year in Philadelphia. What has he done well? What will he need to improve?

Also, which non-Phillies stood out to Corey and Ricky around the National League? How a pair of Brewers would've looked really good with the Phillies.

1:00 - Should the Phillies consider the "opener" strategy?
7:30 - Are 40-man rosters too many players?
14:00 - The good and bad from Kapler's first year.
22:30 - Any carryover to next season from a good September?
25:00 - The non-Phillie that stood out to Corey and Ricky.

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At The Yard Podcast: Why have the Phillies run out of gas?

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At The Yard Podcast: Why have the Phillies run out of gas?

On this episode of At The Yard, Corey Seidman and Ricky Bottalico tell you why the Phillies have run out of gas at the worst possible time.

Has Jake Arrieta been worth the money?

Which players have exceeded expectations and changed their future? Who has fallen short?

Also, the guys preview the free agent starting pitching class and examine whether the Phillies need to go after some of the top arms.

1:00 — Why have the Phillies run out of gas?
6:00 — The Braves aren't going anywhere for a long time.
9:00 — Has Jake Arrieta been worth the money?
13:30 — Who has exceeded expectations? Who has fallen short?
22:00 — A look at the upcoming free agent starting pitchers.

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