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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 ...
Roy Halladay went the distance for the 8th time as a member of the Phillies, got the win in a dominating performance in a 7-1 win over the Diamondbacks, and still got upstaged. In the most anticipated Phillies’ debut in years, Domonic Brown showed the rest of baseball just why he has been labeled the best prospect in the minors. Brown laced an RBI double in his first major league at-bat and finished the night going 2-3...

Allen signs, Cooper impresses, offensive line issues

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 28 - 2010
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 going to be an issue beyond the next few days, bear in mind that there are only two first rounders that have signed with...

Phils promote top prospect Domonic Brown

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 28 - 2010
According to various sources, including the Inky’s Matt Gelb, the Phillies are calling up top prospect Domonic Brown for tonight’s game at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Brown will wear #9. It’s unclear as to whether he’ll start the game or not. This is the corresponding move to Shane Victorino being placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. Fans have been waiting for this day...

Training camp preview: defense

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 27 - 2010
Despite training camp having just wrapped its second day today, we’re just getting around to putting together our fourth and final preview of the Birds leading into camp and the season. Let’s just say that real life and the damn day job is keeping us a bit too busy. Looking back to 2004, the Eagles had one hell of a defense, one that could be ranked right up there with Gang Green. They were a group of guys that...

Training camp preview: running backs

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 26 - 2010
With rookies and selected vets taking the field at Lehigh today, football season is officially underway in Philadelphia. All is right again in the world, and like one of our favorite Twitter-ers pointed out today, sports radio should be pretty damn happy as well. Last night we took we a comprehensive look at the team’s quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends, and tonight we’re closing out with the running...

Training camp preview: quarterbacks and receivers

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 25 - 2010
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 quarterbacks and receivers. The Birds’ offense unit is young, with many of the guys still unable...

Phillies end road trip 2-6 and minus 1 hitting coach

Posted by Kieran Kelly on July - 23 - 2010
The Phillies’ struggles finally reached a tipping point yesterday. After seeing the offense fail to put a run on the board during Cole Hamels’ gem, Ruben Amaro decided that something needed to be done. That something turned out to be the dismissal of hitting coach Milt Thompson.  Greg Gross, who was the hitting coach from 2002-2004, was named as his replacement.  The offense wasn’t exactly lighting up the...

Union fall to Manchester United 1-0; still a good week overall

Posted by Zolo the Trollo on July - 22 - 2010
The Philadelphia Union are the youngest team in MLS this year.  Going into an international friendly, everyone knew the reserves would be getting some time, so that meant the U would be even younger for the matchup against Man U. Coming off of their first win over Celtic last week, their first win against a European club, and a big MLS win against Toronto on Saturday,  the Union were looking forward to the challenge. Since...

Training camp preview: offensive line

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 21 - 2010
The run-up to football season is less than a week away. Rookies and selected veterans report to Lehigh University on Tuesday, and if you’re like me, you can hardly contain yourself. While the team has been a model of consistency over the past decade, this season could go either way as the youth movement is in total effect. Besides David Akers and Trent Cole, most of the team are young guys with a few years or less...

Yay or Nay?: The Sons of Ben’s “You suck, asshole!” chant.

Posted by Zolo the Trollo on July - 20 - 2010
In the short time that the Philadelphia Union has been around, the Sons of Ben have made their presence known. Hell, they were making their presence known all over MLS even before Philly had a team. With six home games under their belt, the SOBs are starting to become more and more organized in their chants and songs.  (Little disclaimer: I am a member of the group and do sit in the supporter’s section, but I’m...

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