Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey and Phillies beat writer Matt Breen join hosts David Murphy and Mike Sielski for an hour-long discussion about their respective teams on the weekly Not Another Philly Sports Talk Show podcast.
First up, it’s Breen, who catches us up on the surprisingly adequate Phillies, taking us inside the organizational thinking on a suddenly crowded outfield situation. Has Aaron Altherr played himself into a regular job? What does his emergence mean for guys like Nick Williams and Roman Quinn? Will Jorge Alfaro be up in the majors at some point, or should the Phillies focus first on getting Andrew Knapp more playing time behind the plate? Will Pete Mackanin continue to have a short hook with his closer?
The Sixers segment starts around the 44:00 mark, as Pompey gives us the close-up view of covering Ben Simmons and what the immediate future holds for him. Is he really going to play point guard? Would the Sixers really avoid drafting a point guard if that’s the guy who was on top of their board?