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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 ...

Chase Utley to get thumb surgery, miss 4-6 weeks

Posted by Dany Sloan on July - 1 - 2010
Are the 2010 Phillies turning into the 2009 Mets? It sure seems that way as this year has already seem multiple injuries to Jimmy Rollins and disabled list stints for J.A. Happ, Placido Polanco, Carlos Ruiz, and Chase Utley. To make matters worse, it came out today that the thumb Utley injured while sliding into second base on Monday would require surgery. According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the procedure will happen...
What a difference a few months makes. Heading into the 2010 season, it seemed as if the Phillies’ bench would be vastly improved over the 2009 version. Eric Bruntlett, Matt Stairs, Chris Coste, & Miguel Cairo were all gone. In their place were Brian Schneider, Juan Castro, & Ross Gload. When Jimmy Rollins went down early in the season for the second year in a row, the Phillies were able to plug in Juan Castro...

Eagles pick up safety off of waivers

Posted by Dany Sloan on June - 28 - 2010
Although every day is football season in Philadelphia, this is the time of the year when even the biggest Eagles fans have to scrape for something to talk about. With training camp still weeks away and the team off doing it is whatever they do in the off-season, news is at a minimum. One minor move was made today when the team claimed undrafted rookie free agent Brett Johnson off of waivers from the Bills. He was originally...

Union open PPL Park with a Sound(ers) defeat of Seattle

Posted by Kieran Kelly on June - 27 - 2010
After playing 2 home games at Lincoln Financial Field and their other 9 games on the road, the Philadelphia Union finally got a chance to make their real home debut at PPL Park today. In front of a sold out crowd of 18,755, the Union opened up their new home against last year’s expansion club, the Seattle Sounders. In the season opener for both clubs, the Sounders shut out the Union, 2-0. The Union’s youth would...

Sixers have a clear choice to make on draft day

Posted by Dany Sloan on June - 23 - 2010
Leading up to the draft lottery day on May 18, I had joked that the lottery balls had to go in the Sixers’ favor. Not only was the team in desperate need of a direction change, but it was also my birthday. Truth be told I wasn’t expecting anything higher than the #6 or #7 pick, so it took awhile for the the truth to sink in: the Philadelphia 76ers have the #2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. It was quite the...

Holmgren finally gets Hamhuis

Posted by Chris Shafer on June - 19 - 2010
Holmgren gets his man It took quite a while, but Nashville defenseman Dan “Hammer” Hamhuis is on his way to Philadelphia. The Flyers have officially reunited defenseman Ryan Parent, who they acquired in the Forsberg trade just before sending Nashville’s first back to them in order to ink Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell, with the organization that drafted him. Parent was due for a raise this offseason, and...

Phillies rough up the Yanks, go 3-3 on AL East roadtrip

Posted by Kieran Kelly on June - 17 - 2010
Heading into this week’s road trip, it didn’t look good for the Phillies. Six games against the AL East powers Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The Fightins were struggling and it looked like it could get worse. It did get worse after the Phillies looked terrible in their 3 game series with Boston and the series with the Yankees loomed ahead. After the Yuckees roughed up Roy Halladay, the Phillies had Jamie...

Samuel Dalembert finally traded, sent to Kings

Posted by Dany Sloan on June - 17 - 2010
In a move that was definitely a long time coming, the Sixers dealt longtime center Samuel Dalembert to the Sacramento Kings for swingman Andres Nocioni and big man Spencer Hawes. Sammy was a first round draft pick in June of 2001, immediately following Philly’s NBA Finals defeat against the Lakers. Any first rounder comes to a team with a certain amount of pressure on his shoulders, and Dalembert was no different. ...

Mathieson finally returns to the big club, Bastardo to DL

Posted by Kieran Kelly on June - 17 - 2010
After going 1-4 for the Phillies in 2006 and having 2 Tommy John surgeries on his elbow,  Philleis’ prospect (can we even call him that anymore?)  Scott Mathieson finally returns to Philly after an almost 4 year absence. He was recalled today when reliever Antonio Bastardo was placed on the 15 day DL with a left elbow injury. Mathieson had been pretty impressive in Spring Training this year and had a chance to make...

Moyer goes 8 to lead the Phillies past the Yankees

Posted by Kieran Kelly on June - 16 - 2010
Less than a week after the worst start of his career, Jamie Moyer bounced back and notched the 265th win of his career against the New York Yankees. The win was also Charlie Manuel’s 700th career win as a manger, with 480 of them coming in his 6 years with the Phillies. In the 6-3 Phillies’ win, Moyer went 8 innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits, while striking out 5 and walking 2. With that terrible start against...

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