Dec 232011
RUMOR: Phillies close to trading for Mets third baseman David Wright

Please take this with a Santa’s toy bag size grain of salt… The guys over at The Philly Phans are reporting that the Phillies and Mets are close to completing a trade that would soon have third baseman David Wright playing in Philadelphia. They cite a source they claim has given them good info in [More…]

Dec 222011
BAM on Boxing: Transition

There’s always a twist when an amateur turns pro, especially an outstanding amateur. The decision between becoming a professional or going for the gold medal is a decision that can affect an entire career. If a fighter is living a comfortable life, does that mean he will spend more time as an amateur and attempt [More…]

Dec 212011
Phillies Prospects A-Z Part 4: Q through U

Last week, Prospect A-Z reviewed Trevor May, Lisalberto Bonilla, Adam Morgan, Michael Nesseth, Cody Overbeck and Jonathan Pettibone. That was an even split of players that will spend 2012 in the upper and lower levels of the minors, but in 2011, only Overbeck ever played above AA. This week will still have a slight focus [More…]

Dec 202011
Phillies bring back former general manager Ed Wade

The Phillies have re-hired former general manager Ed Wade, and both he and Ruben Amaro should be thanking Bill Conlin today.  That’s because the move is getting buried under a much more serious news item.  Otherwise, Phillies fans would likely be laughing out loud and/or questioning Amaro’s sanity.  Of course, Amaro seems happy about it. “Ed [More…]

Dec 202011
Bill Conlin retires amidst child sexual abuse allegations

This is terrible if true.  Long time Philly sports writing legend (and Baseball Hall of Famer) Bill Conlin has just “retired” from the Daily News in response to a report he is facing child sexual abuse allegations. The news was broken by Deadspin, who cite an upcoming Inquirer article from investigative reporter Nancy Phillips.  The Philadelphia [More…]

Dec 192011
Eagles eliminated from Wild Card, can still win division

The Eagles have looked pretty good these past two weeks, with Sunday’s 45-19 victory over the New York Jets a great showing by both the offense and the defense.  That said, it’s all just felt like too little too late.  And with the Lions victory over the Raiders on Sunday, the Eagles have officially been eliminated from [More…]

Dec 182011
PSC Flyers Talk: Lose 6-0 to Bruins; Couturier head injury; more...

Here’s a sampling of some recent/active threads from the PSC Flyers message board, including the first post of each.  Click the thread title to get the latest news and updates and to participate in the discussion: Thread: GDT: Bruins vs Flyers – 12/17 – 1pm [Editor’s note: check out PSC’s Flyers-Bruins gameday thread to get a [More…]

Dec 172011
Phillies re-sign Jimmy Rollins to 3-year contract with option

The staredown between Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies is finally over, and Rollins blinked.  The Phillies officially re-signed Rollins to a team-friendly 3-year contract that includes a vesting option for a fourth year, per various Twitter reports and confirmations.  The contract is reportedly worth $33 million over three years and the fourth year option is termed [More…]