Archive: April, 2008
Got a question for Ryan Howard?
Sure you do.
Send your questions here. I'll pick the top 10 questions and ask Howard later this week. Those answers will appear in Saturday's Inquirer. But like we've done in the past with Chase Utley, Mike Schmidt, Rich Dubee and Chris Coste, let's try to make some of them original (hint: I'm not going ask Howard 10 different questions about his contract status or hitting home runs to the opposite field).
Cole Hamels should be happy about this.
The Phillies announced today they have hired Michael Weinik, an osteopathic physician and associate chairman of the Temple University Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, to their medical staff as a "consultant for spinal evaluation and manipulation."
That means he can crack backs.
The Phillies just added a little pitching help.
They have signed righthander Rudy Seanez to a major-league contract, a baseball source confirmed today. Seanez, 39, went 6-3 with a 3.79 ERA and one save in a career-high 73 appearances last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his 16-year career, he is 36-26 with a 4.15 ERA.
The Dodgers released Seanez last week after a 7.71 ERA in spring training. He had signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Dodgers earlier this year.
The concerns Charlie Manuel had about his team showed up immediately in 2008.
Oh, that pitching.
Brett Myers didn't have his best. Ryan Madson and Tom Gordon didn't have theirs, either. So another comeback from the Phillies offense was wasted in yesterday's 11-6 loss to the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.