Is elbow injury the end for the long career of Jamie Moyer? - Big League Stew
If this is really it, Jamie... thank you. All the ups and downs, it's been real.
Baseball Prospectus | Ahead in the Count: Buyers and Sellers
The latest from Apostate Good Phighter Matt Swartz, on who should and shouldn't be "buying" at the deadline. Scoop: Phillies should sell. Subscription required.
Potential Trade Impact: Werth, Oswalt, Haren | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
They still think Roy Oswalt is coming here. We'll see.
Oswalt needs to drop demands
Yeah you're right, you should always leave $16MM on the table, what was I thinking?
Haren wants to stay, build winner in Arizona
The platitudes. Please, welcome to Philadelphia, where a (sort of) winner is pre-built for you!
Phillies fire hitting coach Milt Thompson
Milt is a classy guy, but ultimately we don't know what was going on in the clubhouse/dugout and how that translated onto the field. Good luck, Mr. Thompson.
"My whole career, that's what I've been trying to do," Naylor said. "I'm not going to have the overpowering stuff Vance (Worley, who was promoted to Philadelphia Wednesday) might have. The way I'm going to get there is to eat up innings and try to go deep into games."
Wow. I like Vance Worley and think he's a solid prospect but "overpowering stuff" isn't exactly what comes to mind... All in all a great night on the Phillies' farm for pitchers (h/t taco pal, who compiled this in yesterday's game recap thread):
Brandon Duckworth – 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 11 K (!)
Drew Naylor – 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Austin Hyatt – 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Trevor May – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
David Buchanan – 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
"What trade talk?" Werth said when asked prior to Thursday’s game. "I have other things going on, you know. My focus isn’t to go home, go on mindless blog sites, watch TV. I watch TV, but I haven’t heard. Whatever I’m watching isn’t talking about that, that’s for sure."
Would we be considered "mindless"?
Blood testing for HGH to begin in baseball minors
I guess this is a good step? I'm pretty ignorant as to the details all around on the issue, but I wonder if this doesn't just open a can of worms.
Paul Hagen: Phillies' prescription: Trade Ibanez
Sam Donnellon: Are Phillies owners tying Amaro's hands?
Maybe? I do think the money could have been spent a little better, though.
New York Mets scoreless streak reaches 17 consecutive innings in 2-0 shutout loss to Dodgers
There but for the grace of God... From our Old Friend Andy Martino!
2-0 2-0 Hindsight Finds Winning Formula For Dodgers - True Blue LA
The Mets drop the game 2-0 to the Dodgers and Hiroki Kuroda. If only it were the Mets we were chasing in the division, I'd be happier right now. For now, we're both just disappointing also-rans.
Braves Pound Padres 8-0 Behind Alex Gonzalez and Tim Hudson - Talking Chop
Urge to kill... rising...
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