Timber Talk



Sports writer with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, bringing you a weekly update on the Short Season Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.


  • Episode 8 - The episode of interviews

    Episode 8 - The episode of interviews

    12/08/2016 Duración: 59min

    In the latest episode of Timber Talk, we bring you more interviews than ever before on the podcast. Chris King stops in to drop some knowledge about Phillies prospects in the Gulf Coast League, including Sixto Sanchez, Mauricio Llovera, Mickey Moniak and Jhailyn Ortiz. Also, we'll look at why the Cutters have lost eight of their last 14 games, and we'll talk to Cutters first baseman Darick Hall about his recent offensive surge. Reliever Will Hibbs will discuss how he's handling the transition from starter to reliever, and Carlos Alonso talks about his playing days being over and his new career as a coach.

  • Episode 7 - The return of Luke Williams

    Episode 7 - The return of Luke Williams

    05/08/2016 Duración: 43min

    In the lastest edition of Timber Talk, Jeff Paternostro of Baseball Prospectus shares his observations of a handful of Williamsport Crosscutters after taking a three-game series recently. Jeff and I discuss Luis Encarnacion's struggles, Arquimedes Gamboa's upside, Juan Luis' potential, the polish of Henri Lartigue, and the projection still left for Bailey Falter. Also in this episode, I break down Luke Williams' return from injury and why, despite what the numbers might say, this is a big return for the Cutters. And finally, we'll introduce you to Chandler Hall, an undrafted free agent from Louisiana Tech who will be playing shortstop everyday after Gamboa went down with an injury.

  • Episode 6 - The no-hitter edition

    Episode 6 - The no-hitter edition

    29/07/2016 Duración: 53min

    In the latest episode of the Timber Talk podcast, Mitch Rupert is joined by Williamsport Crosscutters broadcaster Ian Catherine to discuss the no-hitter thrown by Ranger Suarez, Mark Laird's influece on the Cutters' offense, and Bailey Falter's recent hot streak. Also joining the podcast is Mike Ventola, the play-by-play voice of the Reading Fightin' Phils to discuss Andrew Pullin's white hot start, Marion Hollands' lack of velocity, and Dylan Cozens' defense. And also, Mitch will break down the struggles of Luis Encarnacion.