FanGraphs Audio: Alex Coffey Reports From Phillies Camp

Episode 967

On this week’s show, David Laurila welcomes Alex Coffey, a sportswriter for The Philadelphia Inquirer covering the Philadelphia Phillies.

David and Alex both attended Nick Castellanos’ signing press conference in Florida, and discuss how the outfielder is going to fit on a team that may already struggle defensively. Alex also shares what it’s like to watch Bryce Harper take batting practice and lead a team, and how great it has been to interview Phillies like Rhys Hoskins and Kyle Gibson now that clubhouse access has been restored. We also hear about the team’s center field position battle and how Matt Vierling could potentially impress in the role.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 26 minute play time.)

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1 year ago

Just going back and listening to old Cistulli-hosted episodes. This is a great one: Best. Podcast episode. Ever.