Feb 262011
 
Phillies prospect Tyson Gillies looks to bounce back in 2011

By Justin Adkins: Tyson Gillies was already under great scrutiny simply due to his status as one of the players the Phillies got back from Seattle in the ill-conceived Cliff Lee Trade Debacle of ’09. As a prospect, he faced a difficult, challenging road to the majors.  Being linked to the hot button Lee issue only made things [More…]

Sixers defeat Pistons, 110-94

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Feb 262011
 
Sixers defeat Pistons, 110-94

February 26 Philadelphia Inquirer: “It’s a feat that wouldn’t raise eyebrows in San Antonio, or be a big deal in Laker land, but the 76ers have reached territory that has been foreign for the longest of times.  With Friday’s 110-94 win over the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center, the Sixers improved to 29-29. [More…]

Feb 252011
 
RUMOR: Phillies ask Nationals about potential trade for Michael Morse

By Justin Adkins: Per Jon Heyman’s Twitter, the Phillies have called the Nationals about a potential trade for outfielder Michael Morse. Morse, 6-5 230, is a solid player who had 293 at bats last season with Washington, hitting .289 with an OPS of .871, 15 homers and 12 doubles.  The Phillies likely view the soon-to-be 29 year-old righty as [More…]

Feb 252011
 
Pronger takes puck to wrist; Flyers recall D Erik Gustafsson

By Justin Adkins: Flyers general manager has announed that the Flyers have recalled defenseman Erik Gustafsson from the Phantoms. This is not exactly a good sign for Chris Pronger, who took a puck to the wrist/hand area while blocking a shot in Thursday night’s victory over the Islanders.  However, Holmgren indicated x-rays came up negative [More…]

Feb 252011
 
Flyers defeat the Islanders in overtime

February 25 Philadelphia Inquirer: “THE OPTIMIST looks at last night’s overtime win, with Andrej Meszaros’ stick raised triumphantly just inside the blue line, and says the Flyers will do anything possible to avoid losing two straight games – which they have been able to do in all eight tries since Dec. 28. Click here for [More…]

Feb 252011
 
Sixers stand pat at trade deadline, but is roster good enough for 50 wins?

February 25 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Cooney: “The trade deadline came and went yesterday, and the Sixers were a DNP MD (Did Not Play, Management Decision).  Many fans are disgruntled that some type of move wasn’t made, whether it was dealing the biggest piece in Andre Iguodala or some other kind of package to bring in [More…]

Feb 242011
 
Charlie Manuel speech: Can we do it? You damn right

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel speaks to the team By Justin Adkins:  From MLB.com comes this fantastic video of Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel’s opening speech to the team on the first day of full squad workouts.  It really needs no preamble.  Today’s meeting to me, I worry about it sometimes, or I’m very concerned because I think coming [More…]

Feb 242011
 
Mike Schmidt tries to motivate Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino

By Justin Adkins: Mike Schmidt, like most, loves the Four Horsemen. “Maybe the best ever,” Schmidt said, referring to the Phillies ridiculous rotation.  He is not so impressed with the Phillies offense however. “With the exception of a few guys, I think they underachieved as hitters last year,” said Schmidt, who is at spring training [More…]