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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 ...

Off to Chicago!

Posted by Chris Shafer on May - 24 - 2010
Completely worth every inch of the image cut off by restrictions. We’re going to the Stanley Cup Finals!

Chicago waits, we’re not done yet

Posted by Chris Shafer on May - 23 - 2010
The Flyers are one win away. Just one. For the third time in this year’s Eastern Conference Finals, Michael Leighton recorded a shut-out. It feels a lot better to be the team ahead in the series as opposed to the one facing elimination, but you can be sure the Canadiens are not going to go down without a fight. This is the same team that knocked off the first seeded Washington Capitals in the first round and the defending...

Red Sox blank the Phillies as Dice-K throws a one-hitter

Posted by Kieran Kelly on May - 22 - 2010
The Phillies have had a lot of trouble with the Red Sox in interleague play, and after getting a win last night, those troubles came back today. Daisuke Matsuzaka took the mound against the Phillies, facing off against Kyle Kendrick. In only his fifth start of the season, Dice-K took a no hitter into the 8th inning before Juan Castro blooped a single over shortstop Marco Scutaro’s head to get the Phillies’ only...

Carter or Lappy in for game 4?

Posted by Chris Shafer on May - 21 - 2010
I hope that we all learned a lesson from that game. Even if we had two straight shut-outs to take a 2-0 lead, we can’t throw a party just yet. San Jose or Chicago will have to wait. We have to take the Canadiens out first. And after a 5-1 win on home ice, they’re pretty cocky. They have a right to be though. They out-skated us, matched our physicality, beat us to loose pucks, created havoc in our zone, got to...

Phillies kick off interleague play with 3 game set against Boston

Posted by Kieran Kelly on May - 21 - 2010
A few years ago, Citizens Bank Park became Fenway South for the games in which the Red Sox were playing the Phillies. Last year, Phillies’ fans had a better showing. This year, expect fewer Massholes. Now that interleague play is back, you can expect Red Sox Nation to show up at the Bank this weekend. They travel well and it’s usually easier to get a ticket down here than it is in Fenway. Hopefully Phillies’...

Is Doug Collins the answer?

Posted by Dany Sloan on May - 20 - 2010
For many of us, the tenure of Eddie Jordan one-year stint as head coach of the 76ers was ill-advised before it even began. His known disdain for developing players (“Free Jrue!”) and the Princeton offense did not fit the current unit, and as the season wore on, those who weren’t initially convinced that he wasn’t the right man eventually fell into place. From team discord to questionable rotations...
What else is there to say? The Phillies managed to get 9 innings out of Roy Halladay only giving up 2 runs but they couldn’t crack the “ace” pitching staff of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Games like these are ones that the Phillies should win. They are better than the Pirates in every way. Getting a split of the 2 game series is not good enough when a pitcher of Roy Halladay’s caliber is on the rubber. The...
Big uplift for the Phillies today, as not only did Chooch return behind the plate, but Jimmy Rollins finally made his return off of the DL from his calf injury. Kind of surprising to see him back with only one rehab start in Clearwater, but he seemed to be more than fine during the game. Lot’s of contributions from up and down the roster as the Phillies put a whooping on the Bucs, winning 12-2. In J-Roll’s first...

Olé! Etc.

Posted by Chris Shafer on May - 17 - 2010
How do you beat the Canadiens? Well, you battle them for every inch of ice surface. Laviolette came prepared for yesterday in only a day and had his team flying off the handle. They weren’t playing dirty as some Canadiens’ fans and writers might suggest (you can leave that for Montreal’s frustration as they took a few liberties in that game with Leino and Giroux), but really the Flyers were ready to win every...

Hey look, Brad Lidge to the DL again. Contreras to close

Posted by Kieran Kelly on May - 16 - 2010
In what is starting to become a common occurrence in Philadelphia, closer Brad Lidge has once again been sent to the 15 day disabled list for a sore elbow. MRIs showed no structural damage, but the Phillies decided to shelve Lidge for a few weeks after watching him throw. WIth the move, the closer’s spot falls to Jose Contreras, someone who had never closed out a game until this past week. Contreras could be looked...

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