Found February 17, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Jesse Biddle.Michael Schwimer.Top Phillies pitching prospects Jesse Biddle and Michael Schwimer joined Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN FM today at the same time and talk about getting ready for Spring Training in Clearwater.The guys talk about what’s to come for them and trying to open some eyes during Spring Training. Biddle talks about growing up a Phillies fan and striving to play for his hometown club. Schwimer chimes in on the competitive nature of Biddle and where he hopes to be this season.It’s a great interview if you want to learn more about some of our top players in the system.LISTEN HERE TO THE INTERVIEW WITH BIDDLE AND SCHWIMER

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