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Archive: July, 2008

R.J., J.A., J.C. -- Could A.J. Be Next? Don't get your hopes up yet

Friday, July 11, 2008, 9:17 AM
The Blue Jays view the Phillies as one of the top potential landing places for righthander A.J. Burnett, but the Phillies would have to overcome major concerns about his contract and performance if they were to swing a deal. At this point, those concerns would seem to outweigh their desire to add a... Read more

Happ gone but not forgotten

Thursday, July 10, 2008, 11:51 AM
As J.A. Happ packed up his bags at his locker this morning, a steady stream of well-wishers swung by to shake his hand. All of them carried the same essential message: good luck, and hopefully we'll see you sooner rather than later. Happ has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but there is still... Read more

Has Happ Earned Another Start?

Thursday, July 10, 2008, 2:15 AM
Charlie Manuel left open the possibility tonight. Not sure how it could work, unless Brett Myers makes another minor league start. That's a possibility. I'll say this: Happ was darn impressive tonight. Not just his results - two runs, five hits, 6 1/3 innings -- but the way he went about his business... Read more

With Harden gone, who's next?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 12:00 PM
I think everyone was a little surprised by the deal that went down yesterday, and I'm pretty sure the Phillies were too. Rich Harden has great stuff, as anyone who watched him dominate the Phillies a couple weeks ago in Oakland will attest. The Cubs just got better, as long as Harden remains healthy... Read more

Sabathia, Bullpen, Myers and more

Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 11:54 AM
Lots of stuff to get to this afternoon. 1) C.C. Sabathia: You can whine and moan all you want, but the fact remains that even if the Phillies' farm system were twice as strong as it is right now, they still likely wouldn't have had what it took to snare Sabathia. Matt LaPorta is one of the top two... Read more

Gordon on DL

Sunday, July 6, 2008, 10:20 PM
We've got a lot of news down at the ballyard today, but the biggest may also be the latest. After the game, the Phillies informed us that they were placing Tom Gordon on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. It sounds like it isn't a serious injury, rather an opportunity to take advantage of the... Read more

J.A. Happens

Friday, July 4, 2008, 8:40 PM
Say this about Philadelphia. It's the one place on Earth where you can see a man dressed as Benjamin Franklin sitting in the stands watching batting practice and not think twice about it. Other quasi-celebrity sightings today: Vince Papale of Invincible Fame and Phillies Director of Fun and Games John... Read more

Tonight's line-up

Friday, July 4, 2008, 6:42 PM
Charlie Manuel is going back to the lineup he used occasionally on the road trip. 1. Jayson Werth RF 2. Chase Utley 2B 3. Jimmy Rollins SS 4. Ryan Howard 1B 5. Pat Burrell LF 6. Pedro Feliz 3B 7. Shane Victorino CF 8. Chris Coste C 9. J.A. Happ LHP Read more

Myers will be examined by doctor, MRI possible

Thursday, July 3, 2008, 8:02 AM
I know there's been a lot of speculation about whether Brett Myers' health has been responsibly or partly responsible for his drop in velocity and his all around struggles this season. The Phillies don't think he's injury, Myers hasn't said he is injured, and they certainly aren't too concerned about... Read more

So much for not being under a microscope. . .

Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 8:26 PM
One of the reasons the Phillies gave when they sent Brett Myers down to Triple A was they didn't want him to be under a microscope. Well, let me tell you something - it sounds like the microscope is a lot more intense up in Lehigh Valley tonight than it would have been down here in Atlanta. We've got... Read more
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