Aug 172010
 
Phillies activate Chase Utley; designate Greg Dobbs for assignment

by Justin Adkins The Phillies have announced that Chase Utley has been activated from the disabled list, returning the second baseman to the team about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. To make room on the roster, the Phillies released backup infielder/outfielder Greg Dobbs, designating him for assignment. Utley had been on the DL since June [More…]

Burrell returns to Philly as a Giant

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Aug 172010
 
Burrell returns to Philly as a Giant

August 17 Philadelphia Inquirer “Pat Burrell might lead the majors in homecomings this season. When the Giants open a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, it surely will rekindle memories for Burrell and Phillies fans, especially since the teams are virtually tied in the NL wild-card race. “There was an electricity there that’s [More…]

Howard likes what he sees

 Posted by at 3:31 pm
Aug 172010
 
Howard likes what he sees

August 17 Camden Courier-Post “Virtually every day for the past week, Ryan Howard has found himself surrounded by a handful of reporters at some point before game time. The questions haven’t changed much. How’s the ankle? Has the swelling gone down? When might you be back? The answers of late have been routinely similar, too. [More…]

Aug 172010
 
Phillies can't reach deals with two draft picks

August 17 Philadelphia Daily News “The Phillies were unable to come to terms with two of their 10 highest draft picks prior to last night’s deadline to sign them, but they did agree to a trio of deals with later-round picks who were considered tough signs because of college commitments. The signings included a pair [More…]

Aug 172010
 
Eagles' red-zone offense usually settles for less

August 17 Philadelphia Inquirer “When the Eagles reach the red zone, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg runs through a quick list of reminders for his offense: Touchdown. Check down. Get the ball vertical both in the run and pass. No sacks. No penalties. Take care of the football. In their first preseason game Friday against the [More…]

Aug 172010
 
Eagles' backup tight ends don't harbor any resentment

August 17 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Domowitch “There is an interesting dynamic at an NFL training camp. Room assignments usually are determined by position. A running back bunks with another running back. A linebacker bunks with another linebacker. A tight end bunks with another tight end. You get the picture. Anyway, this often means that [More…]

Scirrotto signs with Eagles

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Aug 172010
 
Scirrotto signs with Eagles

August 17 Philadelphia Daily News “The great safety search has ended, with the signing yesterday afternoon of Anthony Scirrotto, formerly of Penn State and West Deptford (N.J.) High. Scirrotto was the lucky winner among four safeties who tried out over the past 2 days for the spot that opened up when Antoine Harris suffered a [More…]