Faceoff with Chris: Phillies 2014 Season Predictions, Ryan Howards’ Expected Production

This week on Faceoff with Chris, there are two people joining the table: Jason Kent and Pop-Pop. It’s a triple-threat show, discussing everything we need or want to know regarding the Phillies and the 2014 season that awaits us.

Chris plays mediator between Pop-Pop and Jason, as he asks 10 burning questions facing Ryne Sandberg and the Phillies’ club this year. Things get heated when the topic of Ryan Howard and his expected production is mentioned. Pop-Pop and Jason are on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to most things, which makes for great radio.

Chris talks about the importance of the AJ Burnett signing and decides to find a happy-medium with what GM Ruben Amaro may be trying to do with the Phillies moving forward after this season. Later, Jason and Pop-Pop turn up the volume on each other when Pop-Pop says that fans like Jason are one of the many problems that the Phillies organization has.

Lastly, the trio gives their early season predictions for the Phillies. What will it take to win 90 games? And who are their early picks to win the World Series? Chris throws in a surprise sleeper at the show’s end.

Let Chris know what you want to hear about, or give him feedback about a show. Contact Chris through his page, or Tweet him or Pop-Pop at @ChrisDiFran10 and @PopPop246, respectively.

Music credit: Story of the Year – “In the Shadows;” Avenge Sevenfold – “Hail to the King.”

Commercial bed music credit: Skream & Benga – “Nefariousa;” Jay Z – “Public Service Announcement/My Name is Hov.”

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Chris DiFrancesco is the Philadelphia Flyers editor for PhilaPhans.com. Every Thursday, Faceoff with Chris on Olio.fm will be bringing you the “inside track on the Orange and Black” along with eye-opening thoughts and special guests for an inside-scoop on all the Philadelphia sports teams.