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Archive: July, 2009

Victorino to start, bat 7th in All Star Game

Monday, July 13, 2009, 2:42 PM
ST. LOUIS — Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino will start in centerfield and bat seventh for the National League in Tuesday’s All Star Game. Chase Utley will start at second base and bat second. Read more

Halladay open for trade

Monday, July 13, 2009, 2:41 PM
ST. LOUIS — American League All Star starting pitcher Roy Halladay says he is open to the idea of being traded. “There’s a point in your career where you need to just take a chance and win,” Halladay said Monday at an All Star press conference. “I think at this point,... Read more

Pedro lands in Philly

Monday, July 13, 2009, 2:38 PM
Free agent starting pitcher Pedro Martinez has landed in Philadelphia this morning for a physical with the Phillies’ medical team, a Phillies source confirmed. Passing it is considered the last step before finalizing a deal for the remainder of the season. Read more

Pedro Has Doctor's Appointment Tuesday

Monday, July 13, 2009, 3:40 PM
Free agent starting pitcher Pedro Martinez is scheduled to meet with Phillies team doctors Tuesday at 11 a.m. He landed in Philadelphia this morning. Read more

Heading to St. Louis; Pedro coming to Philly?

Sunday, July 12, 2009, 6:15 PM
In the airport bound for St. Louis, and wanted to give you a few things to chew on for your Sunday night/Monday morning slacking pleasure. A new poll says that 56 percent of fans don’t like Bud’s home-field advantage idea. This concept is extremely unpopular among players and managers;... Read more

Jayson Werth, All-Star

Friday, July 10, 2009, 2:06 PM
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... Read more

Steroid penalties not severe enough

Thursday, July 9, 2009, 1:02 PM
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. If the Manny Ramirez circus has proven anything this season, it is that penalties for steroid... Read more

Ricciardi wants the kind of talent “that makes you sit up and take notice"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 11:27 PM
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? Rumor talk gets a little hysterical, but we did learn some actual things today... Read more

Live chat at 11:30 Wednesday

Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 9:19 PM
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. Read more

Phillies will consider Pedro Martinez

Monday, July 6, 2009, 9:34 AM
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... Read more
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