Archive: July, 2009
In the airport bound for
Also, there was an interesting piece in the New York Times comparing umpires to judges, on the eve of the Sotomayor hearings. I don’t agree with all points, but the author gives you something to think about.
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The Phillies just posted this to Twitter:
"OF Jayson Werth named to NL All-Star roster to replace Mets OF Carlos Beltran who is on the DL."
More information coming...
You know what’s way more important than the silly marketing campaign to elect All-Stars, or trade rumors? Performance-enhancing drugs, both as an issue of public health and competitive integrity.
Question. Would you make the following trade if you were Ruben Amaro Jr.? Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Paul Hagen, Jim Salisbury, Pete Mackanin, J.A. Happ, the Phanatic, your dog and Paul Bako for Roy Halladay?
Join Andy Martino for a live chat Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. He'll take your questions on Roy Halladay, Pedro Martinez, and the series against the Reds.
The Phillies have decided to scout free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. It is not clear exactly where or when they will take a look at Martinez, but indications are it could be in the Dominican Republic today, with other teams also watching. The pitching-starved Phils, who were not previously interested in the veteran, have changed their mind and decided to consider him, though that does not mean they will ultimately sign him.
Tuesday, the Phillies were hopeful that Raul Ibanez would play in a rehab game yesterday. He did not, though he and the front office said they were just being careful. Yesterday, they were optimistic he would play today. He won't. Today, they say they are hopeful he will play tomorrow. Ibanez will work out with the Reading Phillies today.
I'm not saying he's experiencing setbacks, and he says he isn't. But it is safe to say this isn't the best-case scenario.
Also, Brett Myers had a follow-up exam with Dr. Bryan Kelly yesterday, the doc who performed his hip surgery. Myers was cleared to begin a throwing program in two weeks.
Jimmy Rollins spoke tonight about his four-game layoff and persistent slump. Asked if the break was counterproductive, he said he didn’t think so, but that he is still trying to find whatever it is he has lost: