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Archive: July, 2013

Cliff Lee, Boston, and demanding a bounty

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 12:22 PM
Some 28 hours remain until baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, and the chatter across the industry centers on Cliff Lee. He is the best available player — yes, he is available — and most speculation ties him to Boston. The Red Sox crave pitching in an ultra-competitive American League... Read more

That's not how it works

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 10:39 AM
Somebody's a little confused/in grave danger. [TheCaptain88 via Reddit] Read more

Video: Three Phillies most likely to be traded, Jonathan Papelbon's comments, and Donovan McNabb's Hall of Fame case

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 10:21 AM
The Daily News' Rich Hofmann talks to CineSport's Noah Coslov about the three Phillies most likely to be traded, Jonathan Papelbon's comments & Donovan McNabb's Hall of Fame case. Read more

Phillies core trio here for the long haul

Monday, July 29, 2013, 1:56 PM
If this were 2010, it would be considered great news that shortstop Jimmy Rollins has no desire to waive his no-trade rights, which is what he told reporters Sunday. If you ranked the importance of the core position players during the Phillies' run of five straight division titles, a span that included... Read more

Brewers pat you on shoulder, give you ten bucks

Monday, July 29, 2013, 11:58 AM
A lot of things are below average about the Brewers: Their record, a lot of their batting averages - but they're not all bad. Parking at Miller Park is almost five dollars less than the national ballpark average of $13.88. And the Brewers lead the league in players who've been caught in MLB's Biogenesis... Read more

Rangers pitcher was instigator, not victim, of bar fight

Monday, July 29, 2013, 11:28 AM
Nothing like hitting the Cleveland bar scene with noted dingus A.J. Pierzynski and then stirring up a couple of swinging fists. Texas Rangers pitcher and his most-Texas-ever name, Tanner Scheppers, was out on the town during a recent road trip. In his posse were Pierzynski, Joe Nathan, and "a bunch... Read more

Jonathan Papelbon isn't going anywhere

Monday, July 29, 2013, 11:10 AM
The Detroit Tigers acquired a reliever Monday morning, and it was not Jonathan Papelbon. For weeks, those two entities were linked because of convenience: The Tigers were an elite team lacking a reputable closer and Papelbon was an elite closer on a non-contending team. Instead, Detroit acquired Jose... Read more

Back to the Future: How can the Phillies help their cause on the free agent market?

Monday, July 29, 2013, 11:25 AM
Any honest conversation about the specific moves the Phillies should make between now and the start of next season has to include a look at the upcoming free agent market. It's easy to say that the team should trade Chase Utley, but the Phillies need somebody to play second base next season, and that... Read more

Eight is Enough

Monday, July 29, 2013, 2:56 AM
During the Phillies' eight-game losing streak, they have the same number of hits as their opponents have runs. Ouch! And their pitchers are allowing nearly twice as many baserunners per nine innings, as their opponents. Double Ouch! Here are the Phils' and their opponents totals for the eight-game... Read more

Rollins unlikely to waive no-trade clause

Sunday, July 28, 2013, 5:20 PM
The mood in the clubhouse was one of acceptance: the Phillies are not going to win a title this year, and a 12-4 stinker to the Tigers underscored just how far away they are from contending. Michael Young did not rule out the possibility of waiving his no-trade clause -- the veteran third baseman seems... Read more
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