September 6, 2010 |
Well-traveled lefty hits town Nate Robertson arrived in the Phillies' clubhouse Sunday. The lefthander will be added to the roster Monday. Seemed like a nice enough guy. He smiled when asked about his 2010 season, an odd journey that started with the Detroit Tigers in spring training and has included stops with the Florida Marlins, the St. Louis Cardinals' triple-A Memphis team, and the Phillies' triple-A Lehigh Valley team. "It has been crazy, man," Robertson said. "To have the stability I had for so long in Detroit and then to be in four different places, counting Detroit this year, it really has been crazy.
April 6, 2012
Here are the salaries for the 2012 Phillies: Cliff Lee, $21,500,000 Roy Halladay, 20,000,000 dl-Ryan Howard, 20,000,000 dl-Chase Utley, 15,285,714 Cole Hamels, 15,000,000 Jonathan Papelbon, 11,000,058 Jimmy Rollins, 11,000,000 Joe Blanton, 10,500,000 Hunter Pence, 10,400,000 Shane Victorino, 9,500,000 Placido Polanco, 6,416,667 Ty Wigginton, 4,000,000 Carlos Ruiz, 3,700,000 ...
September 2, 2007
Despite their overall offensive prowess, the Phillies have received subpar production from the third-base position this season. Entering Friday, the Phillies had the lowest slugging percentage in the National League for third basemen - .378. The three best slugging percentages at the position belonged to NL East rivals Florida (.572), Atlanta (.529) and the Mets (.529). The Phils entered Friday with just 10 homers from their third basemen. Only Pittsburgh (eight) had fewer. Upgrading the production and power at the position is a must this off-season.
April 1, 2012 |
It was a Friday. Oct. 7. A grave-digger kind of night, cold and foreboding, ominous and haunted, rife with the chilling premonition that nothing good was going to come of it. And sure enough, on the last pitch of the last out of the last game of the first round of the 2011 National League playoffs, the massive Ryan Howard, the Big Bopper, first hopped, then limped, and, finally, his Achilles tendon rupturing, gave way completely, and part way...
September 18, 2006 |
PHILADEPHIA is once again in the national sports-related spotlight, with the "Rocky" statue flap and moviegoing football fans flocking to see "Invincible. " The Disney movie, as we all know by now, was inspired by the real-life story of Vince Papale, the 30-year-old Delaware County bartender who, in 1976, against all odds tried out and made the Eagles as a special teams member. "Invincible" - just like "Rocky" - is an uplifting story about a working-class grunt who makes it. And, as with "Rocky," Philadelphians really relate to Papale's story.
November 25, 2013 |
A decade ago, Scott Graham appeared destined to become the next voice of the Phillies, the broadcaster who was going to replace the irreplaceable Harry Kalas. As it turned out, Graham did eventually replace HK, albeit not as the voice of the Phillies. He also honored his friend with an Emmy Award-winning documentary. The way it all happened is still hard to believe, Harry. "Worlds change and situations change and you have to adapt to what you have in front of you," Graham said last week during a break in his seven-day-a-week schedule that has made him the most ubiquitous voice in the NFL. "The entire thing was disappointing, but there was an opportunity there to grow and, fortunately, it has worked out that way. " Graham's career has not grown.