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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 ...

Catching Up With the Birds

Posted by David Foley on August - 5 - 2009
We are into the second week of the Eagles training camp and while I myself have not been able to attend (kind of tough to make the trip from California) several other Philly bloggers have done a terrific job of covering the daily festivities. - Jeremy Maclin spent his first practice with the Eagles today working with the #2 offense, and Westbrook was running and making cuts with Coach Reid watching. [INSIDE THE IGGLES] - The...

Wednesday’s Worst: Yet Another Epic Mets-Fail

Posted by David Foley on August - 5 - 2009
The comedy of errors that has been the New york Mets 2009 season added yet another chapter of incompetence last night. A brief summary for those that missed it… - Luis Castillo sprains his ankle walking back to the dugout after a seventh-inning at-bat. He hurt it trying to avoid stepping on a glove on the stairs. - K-Rod blows another save, giving up the tying two runs on three hits in a 41 pitch ninth. Adding insult...

Goodbye, Roenick: greatest video game NHLer in history

Posted by Chris Shafer on August - 5 - 2009
If you haven’t heard, the word out on the street is Jeremy Roenick is set to retire. A few Flyers fanatics would still love this heart and soul, former American hockey legend to strap it up for the orange and black once more, but he has made it clear on many occasions that the Sharks would be his final team. The news of course comes out of the Bay Area Comcast Sports Net over in California by way of an article that...
He is clearly better at fishing than playing baseball. Nestled nice and deep into Andy Martino’s Inquirer column today is a statement that not only is completely erroneous, but reading it will actually make you dumber as a human being. Martino starts off innocently enough… “One advantage of acquiring [Ben] Francisco is the team no longer needs to rely on Eric Bruntlett as a primary righthanded pinch-hitter.”...

“Ruben Amaro Jr. You Are the Man!”

Posted by Mike Santa Barbara on August - 3 - 2009
Ruben Amaro Jr. you are most certainly the man. You did it with the swagger that personifies the WFC’s. Man, did I have my reservations about you when first hired. I was so afraid you’d be another Ed Wade. I mean you did pretty much learn all you know about the front office from the man. Should have known you were smarter than that, Pat Gillick was your real teacher. Anyways, how did you do it Ruben? Well by pulling...

Flyers Fan Favorite 2009 (part 3)

Posted by Chris Shafer on August - 3 - 2009
There’s a very good reason why you see an image of Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg on the screen. Gagne has of course unanimously moved on to the next round aftering taking on Matt Carle, and up this week is the Flyers mini version of Forsberg. You all now know him of course though most of you probably didn’t a year ago. This week in the 3 seeds vs. 6 seeds Claude Giroux takes on the undrafted mean kid out of Princeton...

Breaking News: Stewart Bradley Out For Season

Posted by David Foley on August - 3 - 2009
Eagles middle linebacker Stewart Bradley is out for the season after tearing his ACL in the “Eagles Flight Night” scrimmage. Obviously this is devastating news for the Birds. Bradley is an up and coming star and a leader on the defense. He looked excellent in camp up to this point as well. Even worse, the Eagles now have no depth at inside linebacker. Joe Mays is next on the depth chart and while he is a physical...

Shipping up to Boston: Fenway vs. the Bank

Posted by Kieran Kelly on August - 2 - 2009
For the past couple summers, I’ve been making a late July-early August trip up to Boston. I’ve taken this opportunity to take in a game at Fenway Park each of the past two summers. I’ve been to Citizens Bank Park plenty of times over the past 5 years, so visiting a park as old as Fenway is an interesting experience, especially for someone who has only visited the stadiums in Philly. One of the biggest differences...

My Abbreviated Update From Vegas

Posted by David Foley on August - 2 - 2009
My first hours in Sin City had plenty of up and down moments, unfortunately for the Phils it was one long, painful downward spiral in San Fran. Yeah, Cliff Lee was tremendous, but the offense was a complete no-show and we really should be counting our blessings that we didn’t get swept by a team that (all due respect to Barry Zito’s “we’re contenders” comment) won’t make the playoffs. The...

Lopez to the ‘pen, is Happ next?

Posted by Kieran Kelly on August - 2 - 2009
With Cliff Lee being added to the Phillies’ rotation last week without anyone being dropped, someone needed to go. The hard luck loser was Rodrigo Lopez, who has pitched extremely well since being called up to the majors. He has been sent to the bullpen in order to make room in the rotation for Lee. Lopez has done everything asked of him and more, but was simply caught in a numbers game.  From Scott Lauber,  ...

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