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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 ...
After pitching decently to start the game last night, Kyle Kendrick got lit up by the Cardinals with 3 home runs in one inning. For that performance, Kendrick was rewarded with a trip up the Northeast Extension to Lehigh Valley. The Phillies called up Andrew Carpenter to replace Kendrick on the roster. Carpenter is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA in 18 starts this season with the IronPigs, but he may not be in Philly for long. J.A. Happ...

The Birds top two draft picks have yet to sign

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 19 - 2010
For hardcore Iggles fans, July is the worst month of the year. The news is just a hair below minor, and the only people holding court over the team are bloggers and those that actually are employed at the NovaCare complex. Although what they say may true, that “every day is Eagles season,” the height of summer makes it awfully damn hard. All of this is about to come to an end with the commencement of training...

The Sixers fork in the road

Posted by Mike Santa Barbara on July - 17 - 2010
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 must figure out which direction they want this team to travel. That direction...

Phils mount ninth inning comeback to tame the Cubs

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 17 - 2010
There have been a lot of complaints about the Phillies as of late, from bad pitching to the lack of hitting with runners in scoring position to stupid mental mistakes. While they didn’t do much to assuage these concerns today, the team made several smart plays and feasted on a terrible outing from Cubs’ closer Carlos Marmol to take the win 4-1. While it would be nice to say that the Phils won the game for themselves,...

Cubs hammer the Phils to open four-game series

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 15 - 2010
Ageless wonder Jamie Moyer might be putting together a decent season, but his kryptonite appears to be MLB’s oldest stadiums. After getting shelled last month in Boston’s Fenway Park, he made an early exit tonight at Wrigley Field as the Cubs took down the Phillies 12-6. Although the Phils ended the season’s first half with a bang by sweeping the first place Cincinnati Reds over the course of four games,...

Evan Turner learns from his rough Summer League

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 12 - 2010
While ESPN is convinced that the only basketball player on the planet is LeBron James, fans in the Delaware Valley are less concerned with shenanigans and more worried about how prized rookie Evan Turner and the rest of the Sixers fared in the Summer League. OK, I may be overstating that last part, but those diehards that are still following the Sixers are likely aware that the NBA Summer League just wrapped up in Orlando....
With the Phillies struggling over the past few weeks, it seemed as if they would be limping into the All Star break and be lucky to go into the break above .500. After losing series to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta, the Phillies were six games back in the NL East and seemed to be on the verge of falling out of the race before the midpoint of the season. What a difference three games can make. With the NL Central leaders...

Phillies at a crossroads, drop crucial series to Braves

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 7 - 2010
“Don’t forget what we’ve done the past two years. Don’t throw in the towel. Get behind us.” Those words came out of Shane Victorino’s mouth after a frustrating 7-5 loss to the Braves tonight. Atlanta takes this series 2-1, sending the Phils to six games out of first place, sitting in third place behind them and the Mets. After the game, the 80th straight sellout crowd let the team hear...

Michael Vick can’t afford to lack discretion

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 4 - 2010
Michael Vick’s tenure in Philadelphia has been spotless. While he’s worn the midnight green for less than a year, he’s taken his limited role with grace, understanding why he’s in Philly and what he has to do to prove himself once again to the NFL cognoscenti. Whether it’s supplanting the few Wildcat plays or backing up McNabb and Kolb, he did the job he was given. Like many NFL players, I am...

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Posted by Chris Shafer on July - 1 - 2010
The Answer Is Always More Depth You might want to get a good look at defenseman Andrej Meszaros. After all, he will be helping to anchor the Philadelphia blueline for the next four years at a cool $4.00m per year in cap hit. The Flyers’ gave up their 2nd rounder in 2012, which normally has just about the same value as a 3rd rounder in 2011. That 3rd round pick is ironically what the Flyers’ got for shipping the...

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