Jul 222010
 
BREAKING NEWS: Phillies fire Milt Thompson; Greg Gross hired

by Justin Adkins The Phillies have fired hitting coach Milt Thompson.  To take Thompson’s place, the Phillies have hired Greg Gross, who served in the same capacity from 2002 to 2004. The move doesn’t come as much as a surprise, considering the recent performance of the Phillies offense, which started the season off incredibly hot [More…]

Jul 222010
 
Union Earn Respect in Loss to Manchester United

July 21 By Dave Zeitlin CSNPhilly.com Contributor Philadelphia Union didn’t win the game. But they did win some respect. Playing against Manchester United in an international friendly at Lincoln Financial Field, the expansion Union went toe-to-toe with the English giants before suffering a 1-0 defeat. The renowned Man U, recognized worldwide as one of the [More…]

Jul 222010
 
Kendrick to pitch Saturday, Happ pitching Sunday, Moyer to the DL

by Justin Adkins Per Todd Zolecki, Kyle Kendrick will be called up from the minors to pitch this Saturday, which was his regularly scheduled spot before he was demoted Tuesday. In addition, JA Happ will pitch Sunday.  Happ has been in AAA-Lehigh Valley since coming off the disabled list with a forearm injury. Jamie Moyer [More…]

Jul 222010
 
"Huge" announcement coming from Eagles at 3pm - UPDATED (prepare to be disappointed)

by Justin Adkins Per philadelphiaeagles.com and the team’s Facebook page, the Eagles will be making a “huge announcement” regarding the upcoming 2010 season.  Here’s the blurb: “Join us at 3pm on Thursday for a very special announcement regarding the 2010 season.  Let’s put it this way.  You, the fans, will be imacted by it.” Something [More…]

Jul 222010
 
Blanton runs out of gas as Phils fall to Cards again

July 22 Philadelphia Inquirer  “This is the tightrope the Phillies are walking each steamy summer night. Charlie Manuel’s starting pitcher, Joe Blanton, was pitching phenomenally into the seventh inning. But when the Phillies’ scoring chances are few and far between, the bases loaded with two outs represents a gigantic opportunity. Manuel chose to leave Blanton [More…]

Manuel downplays struggles by Rollins

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Jul 222010
 
Manuel downplays struggles by Rollins

July 22 Philadelphia Inquirer   “More than once, Charlie Manuel has said it’s still like spring training for Jimmy Rollins. Since the Phillies shortstop returned from the disabled list for the second time June 22, he has had 105-at-bats. So, when won’t it be spring training anymore? “Jimmy, once he finds his swing, that’s when he [More…]

Lee trade wasn’t necessary

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Jul 222010
 
Lee trade wasn't necessary

July 22 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Brookover “Ruben Amaro Jr. cut off the question in mid-sentence. Given your intense trade-deadline pursuit of pitching . . . “Is this a Cliff Lee question?” the Phillies’ general manager asked, bristling at a reporter over the weekend in Chicago. As a matter of fact . . . “I’m done,” [More…]

Agent: Pedro not playing this season

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Jul 222010
 
Agent: Pedro not playing this season

July 22 ESPN.com “Despite having several offers on the table, Pedro Martinez has decided he will not play in the 2010 season, his agent told ESPNdeportes.com on Wednesday. “After a meeting to make a decision about his immediate future, Pedro decided he will not play in 2010, even though he is not ready to retire [More…]