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Phils agree to terms with first-round pick Hewitt

Monday, June 30, 2008, 11:55 PM
Not sure if anyone is still awake out there, but thought I'd pass on a little news. The Phillies have agreed to terms with their first round draft pick, short stop Anthony Hewitt of the Salisbury School in Connecticut. The signing bonus is around $1.4 million, which isn't out of the ordinary given... Read more

More Myers, More AL struggles, More Coffee Talk

Monday, June 30, 2008, 9:05 AM
Yo Spielberg - a suggestion for your next flick. How about, Indiana Jones and the Search for Decent Cup of Coffee in the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. This place is bizarre. Walked about a half mile through terminal E, like a pilgrim on a religious quest, and finally stumbled across a Starbucks tucked... Read more

Deep in the heart of Texas

Sunday, June 29, 2008, 2:37 PM
It's a 5:05 p.m. start here, which makes it 6:05 p.m. back home, so I'm not really sure if this is a day game or a night game. Maybe we'll call it a dusk game. Either way, it's an important one for these Phillies. They haven't won back to back games since June 12-13, the second of which was the famous... Read more

Manuel Noncommittal on Myers

Saturday, June 28, 2008, 12:25 AM
Charlie Manuel's post-game body language was probably the lousiest I've seen since this rough stretch began. We peppered him with questions about Brett Myers' future, and he really didn't have any answers. For those who didn't catch the game, Myers had one of his worst perfromances of the season. He... Read more

Meet the new line-up, same as the old line-up

Friday, June 27, 2008, 6:38 PM
Charlie Manuel is going back to what worked two nights ago. 1. Jayson Werth RF 2. Chase Utley 2B 3. Jimmy Rollins SS 4. Pat Burrell LF 5. Ryan Howard DH 6. Pedro Feliz 3B 7. Shane Victorino CF 8. Chris Coste C 9. Eric Bruntlett 1B Read more

Benson moved to Triple A, pitches Sunday

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 2:15 PM
Kris Benson has been transferred to Lehigh Valley and will pitch for the Triple-A Iron Pigs on Sunday. The veteran righty has been working his way back from shoulder surgery. He allowed one run on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday for Class A Clearwater. It's a big step for Benson, who seemed to... Read more

Victorino batting sixth

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 2:00 PM
Charlie Manuel said last night there was a chance he'd keep Shane Victorino in the lower half of the line-up, and that's exactly what he did. Gotta be honest - I like today's line-up, and it might not just be a short term answer. 1. Jimmy Rollins SS 2. Chase Utley 2B 3. Pat Burrell LF 4. Ryan... Read more

Manuel shuffles Phillies' lineup

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 7:51 PM
It can't be any worse than what has been going down the past six games, can it? Charlie Manuel posted his lineup for tonight's game against Oakland, and it was a doozy. 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Chase Utley, 2B 3. Jimmy Rollins, SS 4. Pat Burrell, LF 5. Ryan Howard, DH 6. Pedro Feliz, 3B 7. Shane... Read more

Wednesday Morning Quarterbacks, Take Heart

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 1:41 AM
First thing's first: you can blast Charlie Manuel all you want for leaving Jamie Moyer in the game to face Emil Brown, but it looks like the right decision. Moyer had been lights out for six innings, and the two hits he allowed to put men on base in the seventh were relatively cheap. Plus, he'd struck... Read more

J-Rollin in Oak town

Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 11:16 AM
Here's the most interesting factoid I ran across when working on today's off-day story on Jimmy Rollins' return to the Bay Area: While Rollins numbers may seem off his MVP pace of a year ago, in actuality, they are fairly similar to where he was at this time last year. When I say "this time last... Read more
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