Aug 232011
 
The Phillies, the MLB draft, and the strategy of spending money

For the last five years, baseball has required teams to sign their draft picks by August 15th.  This has created a bizarre system where teams and players sometimes don’t even begin negotiations until two months after the draft because the commissioner’s office doesn’t allow teams to finalize big signing bonuses until the end in fear [More…]

Aug 232011
 
Phillies Runaround: Smack Mets 10-0; Polanco activated; Contreras out for season

Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Lee, Phillies dominate Mets in shutout victory August 23 CSN Philly First impression: The Phillies opened a six-game homestand with a Cliff Lee gem and 10-0 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.  The Phils are 9-4 against [More…]

Aug 232011
 

While most everyone was literally shaking in their boots and/or spray-painted spikes, Phillies ace Roy Halladay didn’t miss a beat.  Or in this case, a workout. After a Matt Gelb tweet saying Citizens Bank Park was evacuated due to the earthquake, Jim Salisbury followed with one of his own saying Halladay was still outside running immediately afterward.  [More…]

Aug 232011
 
Cole Hamels to the Disabled List - rare earthquake shakes region

OK, it’s unlikely that this caused the earthquake today, but it can’t necessarily be discounted either. Cole Hamels is going to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, per CSN Philly.  After skipping his last start while he deals with what he termed a “dead arm period”, the Phillies have decided to give Hamels some [More…]

Aug 232011
 
Sixers Runaround: Brand organizing workouts; NBA lockout updates...

Philadelphia 76ers news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Brand organizes workouts with Sixers teammates August 20 CSN Philly  Lockout or not, Elton Brand is set to play basketball with his Philadelphia 76ers teammates.  Brand helped organize a team workout scheduled for next week in Los Angeles and most [More…]