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Archive: July, 2009

Jays ask for Drabek, Happ and Brown for Halladay

Friday, July 24, 2009, 6:18 PM
Well, here it is, the Blue Jays asking price for Roy Halladay: Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi has spoken to the Phillies within the past 24 hours and negotiations are underway in earnest, baseball sources tell the Inquirer. They want Kyle Drabek, J.A. Happ and Dominic Brown. That's what they've asked for... Read more

What happened with Durbin

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 6:57 PM
This is what happened with Chad Durbin. He has felt mild pain in the lat muscle, located just below the shoulder blade, for several weeks, but believed he could pitch through it. After feeling the pain worsen, and not having command yesterday, he realized he needed to tell the team he was hurt. ... Read more

Durbin, Romero to DL

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 3:35 PM
The Phillies have placed relievers Chad Durbin (strained right latissimus) and J.C. Romero (strained left forearm)the 15-day DL, and recalled pitchers Andrew Carpenter and Tyler Walker from Lehigh Valley. More to come. Read more

Kendrick moved back, "nothing to do with trade deadline"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 3:46 PM
Kyle Kendrick did not make his scheduled start today for Lehigh Valley, which had the potential to be interesting during trade season. But I put in a call to farm director Chuck Lamar, who said, "He was just pushed back until tomorrow. This had nothing to do with the trade deadline at the major... Read more

Shame on CBS, Fox

Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 3:00 PM
This press release just came my way from the watchdog group Media Matters. I don't need to attach an opinion to this; it speaks for itself. Just wanted to spead the word, so more people were aware of CBS and Fox's shameful behavior. Life is not always easy for female sports journalists, and this... Read more

Division lead does not change Phils trade outlook

Monday, July 20, 2009, 6:44 PM
My big question after last weekend was: Now that the Phils have built a sizable division lead (and, let’s face it, they’d have to totally collapse for one of those other stinky teams to win it) do they still feel the need to sacrifice talented players and make a trade? The answer: Yes... Read more

Condrey activated, Walker designated

Friday, July 17, 2009, 12:58 PM
I’m working on another project this weekend, so am not in Miami and won’t be blogging as much during this series. But wanted to pass along that the Phils activated Clay Condrey from the DL this morning and designated Tyler Walker for assignment. Walker did a pretty nice job filling in,... Read more

Pedro Says No Done Deal Yet

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 12:43 PM
Free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez left Jefferson Hospital this afternoon and told reporters and fans that he has not signed with the Phillies after taking a physical. "Nothing's done yet," he said as he exited the hospital. The he told Inquirer staff writer Jorge Castillo in Spanish: "I... Read more

Pedro Arrives for Physical

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 11:58 AM
Free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez arrived on time for his physical today at 11 a.m. but refused comment on the way in to see Phillies team physicians at Jefferson Hospital. If he passes his physical, he is expected to sign a contract with the Phillies and make some starts in the minor leagues before... Read more

Pedro signs one-year deal with Phils

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 6:27 PM
The Phillies have signed free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez to a one-year deal, according to a person with direct knowledge of the transaction. An announcement is expected tomorrow. The pitcher, 37, underwent a physical today at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia conducted by team medical staff. Though... Read more
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