August 7, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) is forced out by Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6) during the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Braves 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Rising Apple Report, Ep. 12 - The Report Previews the Braves and the Phillies

Last night, I was happy to be joined by staff writers Rich Sparago and Mike Lecolant for the latest piping-hot half hour of Mets Talk. This week, we were also joined by Fred Owens of Fansided’s Tomahawk Take to discuss the Braves, and Justin Klugh of Fansided’s That Ball’s Outta Here to discuss the Phillies.

I’ll give a quick rundown, then just press play.

With a game on, we got an update from Mike on the score and discussed the interesting tandem of Jordany Valdespin leading off and Collin Cowgill in the 2-hole. We talked about how we expect the 25-man roster to round out in 12 days, at which point we brought on Fred. Braves discussion included how their 25-man is rounding out, and whether or not he thinks Brian McCann will return next year. He also gave us insight into some under-the-radar players we might not be aware of currently.

Justin then audibly joined us from North Broad Street in Philly. Our discussion included where he expects the 25-man roster to round out for the Phillies, the age issue with the team and whether Domonic Brown is finally ready to strip his prospect status. Mike was also curious whether Justin thinks Ruben Amaro won’t be afraid once more to pull the trigger this summer on the core.

We’re very happy both Justin and Fred could join us. Thanks to Tomahawk Take and That Ball’s Outta Here for giving us a rundown of their respective National League Eastern Division Teams.

So, fill a half-hour of your afternoon at work (or where ever you are hailing from) with the fantastic sounds of The Rising Apple Report!

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