The Future Episode: Pondering the Phillies Future with Matt Gelb, Pearson's Promising Future & Charlie Montoyo's Uncertain Future
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They don't have a crystal ball, but they sure have the next best thing; Drew and Stoeten welcome The Athletic's Philadelphia Phillies scrivener, and possible seer, Matt Gelb to answer a very simple question: What the f--k is going on in Philadelphia (10:45)? Gelb eloquently lays out the timeline of events leading up to the Phillies canceling all activities (13:30) and what the players are doing now amid the shutdown (17:15). The trio discuss competitive balance (20:55) and potential grievances spawning from this uncertain time (24:15). After bidding adieu to Matt, Drew 1 and Drew 2 (you decide which is which) react to Nate Pearson's scintillating debut (31:30). The guys share their takeaways from Pearson's first start against Washington, and chat about what the future holds for the 23-year-old. Old Reliable's Twitter is ablaze with "Fire Charlie Montoyo" tweets, but do they actually have merit (46:30)? Where do the guys see Montoyo after this season? Lastly, the bullpen has demonstrated its a potential to be consistently good (53:15), and Drew is smitten by Teoscar Hernández (58:30).
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