Aug 312011
 
Eagles release CB Isaiah Trufant to get roster down to 80

On Tuesday, the Eagles released cornerback Isaiah Trufant to get the roster down to the league-mandated 80 players.  The next round of cuts are due Saturday at 6pm, with every team required to get to the final 53-man limit.  Trufant had no shot to make the team.  Expect many more of those types of cuts, as [More…]

Aug 312011
 
Giants cut Aaron Rowand - Phillies could be interested in bringing him back

The San Francisco Giants have designated outfielder and former Phillie Aaron Rowand for assignment. The Phillies were rumored to be discussing a trade for Rowand this past offseason and per Todd Zolecki it’s a situation worth watching.  As the team gets ready to set it’s roster for the playoffs and run to the World Series, adding a [More…]

Aug 312011
 
Phillies trade for Pirates OF John Bowker

In need of a left-handed bat for the bench and the August 31 trade deadline looming, the Phillies have traded for Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder John Bowkin.  As a Jim Thome consolation prize, this is a bit underwhelming.  To make room on the roster the team optioned reliever Michael Schwimer back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. It’s safe to say that [More…]

Aug 312011
 
Flyers sign James van Riemsdyk to long-term contract extension

The Flyers have announced that forward James van Riemsdyk has been signed to a 6-year, $25.5 million contract extension.  The contract will carry an annual cap hit of $4.25 million. “I couldn’t be happier, obviously,” van Riemsdyk said during a conference call, per csnphilly.com.  “Over the two years I’ve been here, and even prior to that [More…]