Faceoff with Chris: Flyers Update, Phillies Rat Out OSU Pitcher, Mike Trout Contract Dispute

This week on Faceoff with Chris, all four sports are in play; Chris and Pop-Pop discuss the latest happenings around the City of Brotherly Love.

Cole Hamels is throwing off a mound again, and all is right in the Phillies world, as they begin to play meaningful Spring Training games. On the Eagles front, the Birds are reportedly scoping the NFL combine for quarterbacks and wide receivers. Chris tells us what position(s) Chip Kelly and the Birds should be scouting, instead of the offensive side of the ball.

Next, Chris updates the current situation with the Flyers as the NHL Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching (March 5). Does he think GM Paul Holmgren can make a move for a top defenseman with the pieces he has? What else do they need to be considered a playoff contender? Chris explains.

Later on, Chris and Pop-Pop get into a heated debate over the Mike Trout contract dispute. Is Trout really worth $40-50 million per season instead of the reported $150 million over the next six years? How can someone justify an MLB player making close to half a billion dollars salary?

Lastly, the duo talks about the national story of the Phillies ratting out Oregon State pitcher Ben Wetzler for having an “agent” during negotiations before deciding to stay at school for his senior year. Why would a normally-classy organization do something so slimy to a kid who wanted to get an education?

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.”

Faceoff with Chris on Olio.fm | Faceoff with Chris on  | Olio.fm on Facebook | @oliofm on Twitter


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.