SRIs 1st Annual MLB Spring Training Round-Up: National League East Edition

March 6, 2009 – 9:42 am by Michael Bean

SRI continues along with our Spring Training Roundups today with the National League East.  Outside of the Yankees-Red Sox, the Phillies and Mets has become the fiercest rivalry in all of Major League Baseball.  These teams generally don’t like each other and the trash talking is off and running again this season.

The Phightin’ Phils ran through the playoffs in impressive fashion last year winning their first World Series since 1980 and bringing joy to a city that had gone 100 sports seasons (MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL) without winning a championship.  Take it from a lifelong Philly fan, expecting your team to find a way to lose gets old.  Everything is better when your team wins a championship.  Food tastes better, dealing with your wife is easier, comedies are funnier, and the smile is hard to wipe off your face.

Like every division, the National League East is full of question marks.  Will the Phillies lineup have too many lefties?  Who will be their fifth starter?  Will they suffer from complacency?  Can Cole Hamels stay healthy?  Are the Mets bullpen nightmares finally behind them? Will Jose Reyes continue to falter in September?  Can David Murphy handle left field?  Will Johan Santana pitch on opening day?  Will the Braves start a new streak of division titles? Does Tom Glavine have anything left? Will Jeff Francoeur turn things around? Will Bobby Cox manage forever?  Can a healthy Annibal Sanchez find his mojo? Will Cameron Maybin win rookie of the year? How do the Marlins keep Hanley Ramirez happy?  Will anyone actually go to a Marlins game? Is there a worse team in baseball than the Nats? Will either Lastings Milledge or Elijah Dukes finally reach their potential? Will Barack Obama root for the Nationals instead of the White Sox?

SRI has great audio from the NL East.  Thanks to all the radio stations for their help.

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST:

FINAL 2008 STANDINGS:

  1. Philadelphia: 92-70
  2. New York: 89-73
  3. Florida: 84-77
  4. Atlanta: 72-90
  5. Washington: 59-102

Audio From Around The Division:

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES:

Listen here to 1B Ryan Howard on WIP in Philadelphia

Listen here to GM Ruben Amaro Jr. on ESPN Radio Philadelphia

Listen here to Manager Charlie Manuel on ESPN Radio Philadelphia

Listen here to SS Jimmy Rollins with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio

Listen here to 2B Chase Utley on WIP in Philadelphia

Listen to Closer Brad Lidge on WIP in Philadelphia

Listen here to President David Montgomery on WIP in Philadelphia

Listen here to Shane Victorino on WIP in Philadelphia

Listen here to P Cole Hamels on WIP in Philadelphia

Listen here to P Jamie Moyer with on ESPN Radio Philadelphia

Listen here to Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt on ESPN Radio Philadelphia

Listen here to former Phils P Curt Schilling with Mike Tirico and Scott Van Pelt on ESPN Radio

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NEW YORK METS:

Listen here to P Johan Santana on WFAN in New York (Part 1)

Listen here to P Johan Santana on WFAN in New York (Part 2)

Listen here to Manager Jerry Manual on WFAN in New York

Listen here to OF Carlos Beltran on WFAN in New York

Listen here to GM Omar Minaya on WFAN in New York

Listen here to P Francisco ‘K-Rod’ Rodriguez on WFAN in New York

Listen here to SS Jose Reyes on WFAN in New York

Listen here to P John Maine on WFAN in New York

Listen here to elite prospect Fernando Martinez on WFAN in New York

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FLORIDA MARLINS

Listen here to P Ricky Nolasco with Sid Rosenberg on 790 The Ticket in Miami

Listen here to Manager Fredi Gonzalez with Sid Rosenberg on 790 The Ticket in Miami

Listen here to OF Cameron Maybin with Sid Rosenberg on 790 The Ticket in Miami

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ATLANTA BRAVES:

Listen here to GM Frank Wren on WQXI in Atlanta

Listen here to dual interview with 3B Chipper Jones and P Derek Lowe on WQXI in Atlanta

Listen here to OF Jeff Franceour on WQXI in Atlanta

Listen here to OF Garret Anderson on WQXI in Atlanta

Listen here to phenom P Tommy Hanson on WQXI in Atlanta

Listen here to 2B Kelly Johnson on WCNN in Atlanta

Listen here to Manager Bobby Cox on WCNN in Atlanta

Listen here to 3B Chipper Jones on WCNN in Atlanta

Listen here to C Brain McCann on WCNN in Atlanta

Listen here to P Tim Hudson on WCNN in Atlanta

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WASHINGTON NATIONALS:

Listen here to P Gustavo Chacin on 590 The Fan in Toronto

Listen here to President Stan Kasten on ESPN 980 in D.C.

Listen here to OF/1B Adam Dunn on ESPN Radio Washington D.C.

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  1. One Response to “SRIs 1st Annual MLB Spring Training Round-Up: National League East Edition”

  2. Great stuff…it’s nice to come to one place and get all the interviews you want to hear.

    By Vince on Mar 6, 2009

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