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Roy Oswalt to Philly done pending the pitcher’s approval

UPDATE: It appears as if Roy Oswalt has agreed to waive his no trade clause and head to Philly, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark. The Phillies will send J.A. Happ and two prospects, rumored to be Vance Worley and Anthony Gose, to Houston and will get Oswalt and $10 million from the Astros. More updates and reactions as news comes in. According ...

Allen signs, Cooper impresses, offensive line issues

The first three days of training camp are in the books and what have we seen so far? Honestly, not much. First round pick Brandon Graham still has yet to sign a contract, and contrary to his words from a couple of weeks ago, he's a camp no- show. While I am still confident that this isn't ...

Training camp preview: quarterbacks and receivers

With just a day from the start of training camp at Lehigh, it's time for us to bring you the second installment in our preview series. A few days ago we looked at the pros and cons of the offensive line going into camp, and now it's time to focus on some of the guys they're trying to protect ...

The Sixers fork in the road

The Sixers may have benefited from a short lived buzz due to the drafting of Evan Turner, the work is not finished.  In all reality, the work may not be finished before the start of the 2010/11 campaign. The Sixers have reached the proverbial  "fork in the road." It's where decisions must be made, like it or not. Mainly, the Sixers ...

Phillies bats go silent as starting pitching rounds into shape

Posted by Kieran Kelly on April - 22 - 2010
During the first week of the season, the Phillies’ looked like they were set to shatter all kinds of offensive records this season. While they still might, the bats have cooled off in a big way over the past few games. In their first 10 games, the Phillies scored 77 runs with a team batting average of .315.  In the next 4 games, they’ve only scored six runs with a .188 team batting average. There have been some...

Talking draft day needs with the Eagles Couch

Posted by Dany Sloan on April - 22 - 2010
If the season began today and the Eagles made no further moves, then this squad would be lucky to get nine wins. The tough schedule coupled with the inexperienced of many of the players will lead to a much weaker team than in years past. On top of that, Kevin Kolb may turn out to be Bobby Hoying 2.0, forcing the Birds to turn to Vick or someone else. The last few years have been easy to put a finger on, so with an unpredictable...

Relief, literally, may be on the way for the Phillies’ pitchers

Posted by Kieran Kelly on April - 21 - 2010
See what I did there? Two different play on words in one sentence? Seriously though, the Phillies have hit a rough patch with their pitching. At first, it seemed the starting pitching wasn’t as good as we all thought it would be. Now, the relievers are starting to struggle just as the starting pitchers are rounding into form. Everyone knows that Ryan Madson blew a 3 run lead in the bottom of the 9th against the Braves...

Taking a closer look at the Eagles 2010 schedule

Posted by Dany Sloan on April - 21 - 2010
Last year the schedule gods dealt the Eagles an easy hand with a lot of weak teams to beat up on, but this year the difficulty level is kicked up a few notches. Tougher opponents, a new QB at the helm, and a much younger lineup should make this an extremely interesting season, and one of the most significantly different teams in nearly a decade. On paper it looks like the Birds could easily take 8 or 9 of these games, but...

Flyers have to finish, they get 3 chances

Posted by Chris Shafer on April - 20 - 2010
Jeff Carter had been uncharacteristically quiet in the first three games of the series. Game 4 was a different story as his goals sandwich goals by both Dannys. 4-1 is a good way to go up 3-1 in the series after all. As I expected, while Laviolette has remained a strong force and likely catalyst for the Flyers’ amazing advantage, the team has come out to shine more in the last few games. The team has been getting better...

Dollar Dog Day’s secret weapon….now with nitrogen!

Posted by Kieran Kelly on April - 19 - 2010
A little over a year ago, we posted this piece about the Phanatic’s Hot Dog launcher. Hatfield had filmed a short documentary  about the makings of the awesome device. The hot dog launcher was taken out for it’s 2010 debut last week and the Inky has a piece about the new updates it received in the offseason. Apparently, the launcher didn’t have enough firepower, so instead of using carbon dioxide to shoot...

Phillies’ offense finally comes back to Earth

Posted by Kieran Kelly on April - 19 - 2010
Everyone knew it. The Phillies knew it. The rest of the Major Leagues knew it. Even the fans knew it. There was no way the Phillies’ offense could maintain the pace that they were on to start the 2010 season. No one thought it would crash this hard though. In the first part of the season, the Fightins cruised against the Nationals and Astros. When facing a rival from the NL East in the Marlins however, the Phillies must...

Draft day decisions

Posted by Dany Sloan on April - 19 - 2010
Philadelphia is a funny place. Despite the beginning of an inspired playoff run for the Flyers and an excellent start for the Phillies, the Eagles still remain the talk of the town in the middle of the off-season. Granted the draft happens this week, but with the recent McNabb trade and the plethora of picks the team has, there is a lot to be said about a team that will look very different at the start of the upcoming season. The...
In his much anticipated home debut as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, Roy Halladay goes for his 3rd straight win to open the season. He was originally slated to make his Philly debut tomorrow, but due to the off day this past Tuesday, he’ll get the start today on normal rest with Marlins killer Jamie Moyer bumped back a day. In his two starts this season, Doc has given up 1 earned run in 16 innings to go along...

Union look to steal 3 points on foreign soil

Posted by Kieran Kelly on April - 15 - 2010
The Philadelphia Union head north of the border for their first meeting with Toronto FC tonight. It’s going to be a season of firsts for the U, and coming off their first win, they  look to start their first winning streak. After their sloppy win over Eastern Conference cellar dweller D.C. United, the Union has a very good shot at grabbing another 3 points in this match. Toronto has given up 6 goals in it’s two...

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