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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 will record 100th straight Citizens Bank Park sellout tonight

Posted by Kieran Kelly on August - 19 - 2010
Over the past few years, it’s gotten progressively harder to obtain Phillies tickets. Now, I’m not saying that they’re impossible to get, but the days of having an entire section to yourself like at the Vet are long gone. Part of this could be attributed to the bandwagoners that have jumped in with the Phillies during their recent string of successes. However, that’s going to happen when your team starts...

Samuel exits practice with hamstring injury

Posted by Dany Sloan on August - 17 - 2010
With training camp winding down, the Birds have been fortunate not to have any of their key players suffer any significant injuries. Today when All-Pro cornerback Asante Samuel left practice with a hamstring injury, there probably wasn’t any fan whose heart didn’t skip a beat. Losing this interception machine for any significant time would place a huge burden on a relatively untested secondary, and no one wants...

49ers sign Brian Westbrook

Posted by Dany Sloan on August - 16 - 2010
Although his time in Philadelphia ended months ago, a part of Brian Westbrook will always be an Eagle. While the always active rumor mill reported that he was going to end up in such places as Denver, St. Louis, and even Washington with his brother Byron and another certain former Philadelphia Eagle. Today Westbrook inked a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers for a base salary of $1.25 million which could double...

Series win against the Mets puts the Phillies in prime position.

Posted by Kieran Kelly on August - 16 - 2010
(With the Phillies on an off day, I figured it’d be a perfect time to jump back into the Phillies blogging. I’ve been a bit busy with work and dealing with a golf ball trying to replace my eyeball. I’m getting back on track. -KK) As of today, the Phillies are tied with the San Francisco Giants for the NL Wild Card and are only 2 games back of the Braves. With the schedule backloaded with games against the...

Football is back: Jaguars come to Philly for preseason matchup

Posted by Dany Sloan on August - 13 - 2010
Although we don’t need the Eagles to save us from the Phillies this year (anyone see that comeback last night?), it’s still nice to have football back in our lives. Tonight’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars won’t see the team’s bonafide starters play more than a few series, but besides the sheer joy at seeing organized football going down in South Philly, many of the players on the cusp...

Sixers to hire Thorn as President

Posted by Mike Santa Barbara on August - 11 - 2010
According to NBA sources the 76ers will announce the hiring of former Nets President Rod Thorn on Thursday. Thorn will again be working with current 76ers GM Ed Stefanski. Both worked together as employees of the Nets for parts of six seasons. Thorn was president of the Nets for the better part of a decade, helping the Nets reach the Finals once along the way. Thorn’s departure from the Nets came shortly after Russian...

Undermanned Phillies finish series with Mets on a hot streak

Posted by Kieran Kelly on August - 8 - 2010
Over the past few months, the Phillies have been hit hard by injuries, reminiscent of what happened to the Mets during the 2009 season. Amazingly, the team has responded much better than that Mets team. After being 7 games behind the NL East leading Atlanta Braves a few weeks ago, the Phillies have now won 14 of 17 games to pul within 2 games of the Braves. While a 4th straight NL East title is within their reach, the Phillies...

First rounder Brandon Graham inks 5-year deal

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 29 - 2010
By all accounts, Brandon Graham seems like a good kid. Despite what was technically a holdout likely engineered by his agent, Graham still said the right things and exuded all of that youthful enthusiasm that comes from a star player with a good head on his shoulders. He knows he has talent, and he wants to prove to the coaches and vets that he belongs on the team. According to the club, the Eagles #1 pick (13th overall)...

Welcome to Philadelphia, Roy Oswalt.

Posted by Kieran Kelly on July - 29 - 2010
After weeks of chatter, the trade that everyone in Philly has been talking about is done. Roy Oswalt has agreed to waive his no trade clause and accept a trade to Philadelphia in exchange for J.A. Happ and two minor leaguers, Jonathon Villar and Anthony Gose. The Phillies will also receive $11 million from the Astros in order to cover some of the $24 million Oswalt is owed for the rest of 2010 and 2011. As part of the swap,...

Roy Oswalt to Philly done pending the pitcher’s approval

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 29 - 2010
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 to a report from Fox 26 of Houston, the Astros have a deal in place to send...

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