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Boras talks Werth

Monday, September 20, 2010, 3:47 PM
Read my earlier post on Werth-Boras here. After Jayson Werth canvassed the agent community over the past month, he settled upon Scott Boras, one of the game's most powerful figures. Boras could land Werth a huge deal this off-season when he becomes a free agent, but the superagent thinks a common... Read more

Lidge: One bad outing or a red flag?

Friday, September 17, 2010, 12:44 PM
More than once while in Florida, various Phillies personnel joked before games by asking me what I was writing. "Boring these days, huh?" one said. For the Phillies, that means full steam ahead. Consistent winning without issues or controversy. Few times this season have we been able to... Read more

Key dates on 2011 schedule

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 8:35 PM
In the midst of a pennant race, we look ahead to next season. The Phillies announced their 2011 schedule late Tuesday night and here are some highlights: -- The season begins on a Friday, a new idea by Major League Baseball. The Phillies open up at home on April 1 against Philadelphia South (Houston)... Read more

It's the Big Three against Atlanta

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 7:05 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The conversation was pretty simple. "You're going to pitch Friday," Rich Dubee told Roy Oswalt. "OK," Oswalt said. And with that, the Phillies have aligned their three aces to pitch all six remaining games against the Braves, six games that could very well... Read more

(Some) good news on Rollins

Monday, September 13, 2010, 8:08 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — An MRI on Jimmy Rollins' bulky right hamstring revealed, well, nothing. The Phillies are right back to where they've been with their injured shortstop: He's day to day. No tear or structural damage was shown in the exam. Rollins has a mild sprain of the hamstring and will... Read more

Rollins sent back to Philadelphia for an MRI

Sunday, September 12, 2010, 1:37 PM
NEW YORK -- Jimmy Rollins remained out of the Phillies' lineup Sunday and was sent back to Philadelphia after the team's 3-0 victory for an MRI on his ailing right hamstring. Asked when he thought he might be able to return from the hamstring injury that forced him to miss the entire series against... Read more

Amaro: Rollins is better

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 5:43 PM
Jimmy Rollins was feeling better Thursday, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, after the shortstop left Wednesday's game with tightness in his right hamstring. The GM said Rollins remains day-to-day. Rollins injured his hamstring running from first to second on a two-out double in the... Read more

Rollins leaves game with injury

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 8:13 PM
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins left Wednesday's game with what the Phillies are calling "right hamstring tightness" in the third inning. Rollins, who has already missed 59 games this season due to a right calf strain and bruised left foot, was visibly upset upon entering the dugout after scoring... Read more

Phillies confident Lidge will be ready

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 7:49 PM
In 23 days, the Phillies have played 24 games. Ten of those games were decided by two or fewer runs, stretching the reliable arms Charlie Manuel has in his bullpen. "We definitely need a day off," the manager said before Wednesday's game. Finally, on Thursday, the Phillies can rest. A team... Read more

Concern for Lidge?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 3:05 PM
We should have a better idea soon on whether Brad Lidge's elbow soreness is really as minor as he said it is Tuesday. The Phillies closer said he will play catch Wednesday to test the arm. Of course, there is some pause when Lidge talks about his elbow. He had off-season surgery on it. He has made... Read more
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