May 16, 2013 |
ON SATURDAY morning, Sam Hinkie told his two young children that they would be moving to Philadelphia, where he would be the president of basketball operations and general manager of the 76ers. His young son asked to look at the Sixers' roster and thought it was cool that the team had a set of brothers in Jrue and Justin Holiday. "He was impressed with that," Hinkie said. For the sake of Sixers fans, here's hoping his father was far less impressed with the roster. Hinkie was introduced by managing owner Josh Harris yesterday afternoon at the team's practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
May 10, 2013
Drafted or free-agent rookies Barkley, Matt, QB, USC Carrier, Derek, TE, Beloit Cunningham, B.J., WR, Michigan State Ertz, Zach, TE, Stanford Johnson, Lane, OL, Oklahoma King, David, DE, Oklahoma Kinne, G.J., QB, Tulsa Knott, Jake, LB, Iowa State Kruger, Joe, DE, Utah Logan, Bennie, DT, LSU Maysonet, Miguel, RB, Stony Brook Momah, Ifeanyi, WR, Boston College Poyer, Jordan, CB, Oregon State ...
April 29, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The easiest catching decision Charlie Manuel must make Sunday morning is writing Carlos Ruiz's name on his lineup card, probably batting fifth. Before that, the Phillies must decide whose roster spot Ruiz takes. There are pros and cons to keeping either Erik Kratz or Humberto Quintero as Ruiz's backup. Assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said the team had not reached a verdict Saturday. Ruiz played once more at double-A Reading on Saturday night. "Any decision you make like that is difficult," Manuel said.
April 22, 2013 |
HAVE ANY of the professional sports teams in Philadelphia suffered the fast free fall that the 76ers have over the past 11 months? During that time, the team came within one win of advancing to the Eastern Conference final, blew up the roster via buyout, free agency and trade, acquired a player whom many considered one of the top two centers in the NBA, lost that player for the season because of injury, failed to make the playoffs and now lost...
April 19, 2013 |
WITH JOHN LANNAN expected to miss between 6 and 8 weeks with a strained quadriceps muscle, the Phillies seem likely to give the first crack at filling the void to one of their trio of righthanders at Triple A Lehigh Valley. Tyler Cloyd, Jonathan Pettibone and Ethan Martin are all members of the 40-man roster and would be available to pitch on normal rest Monday, when Lannan's turn next arrives. Martin, acquired from the Dodgers in the Shane Victorino trade last summer, walked four and allowed four runs in his first start of the season but pitched five strong innings in his second, striking out eight and walking two while allowing just one run. Cloyd has the advantage of having pitched for the Phillies last season, but he has also walked seven batters and allowed eight runs in his last two starts.
April 9, 2013 |
THE QUESTION has been answered, officially: There will be no playoffs for the 76ers this season. Saturday's 106-87 loss at Miami, combined with Milwaukee's home win over Toronto, sealed the deal. Now coming to the forefront: Questions about where this organization will go during the offseason. Do you seriously consider trying to re-sign Andrew Bynum? Where will you fall in the lottery and whom do you target for the June 27 draft? Who on this current roster is worthy of staying? Is there tweaking to the current roster or a massive overhaul?
March 31, 2013 |
Ender Inciarte stared up into the heavens after popping out to end the Phillies' 10-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday afternoon. His momentary frustration notwithstanding, the closing day of the exhibition season was a very good one for the 22-year-old Venezuelan outfielder. Inciarte claimed the final spot on the 25-man opening-day roster that the Phillies revealed before the game. The roster offered little surprise, but settled the few lingering position battles.
March 29, 2013
Pitchers No. Player B/T Ht. Wt. Born 37 Mike Adams R-R 6-5 195 July 29, 1978 48 Phillippe Aumont L-R 6-7 260 Jan. 7, 1989 59 Antonio Bastardo R-L 5-11 200 Sept. 21, 1985 45 Chad Durbin R-R 6-2 225 Dec. 3, 1977 34 Roy Halladay R-R 6-6 225 May 14, 1977 35 Cole Hamels L-L 6-3 195 Dec.
March 22, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - For guys like Roy Halladay, Mike Stutes and Phillippe Aumont, the next week is as much of a stretch run as a baseball player can experience in March. For Domonic Brown, the heavy lifting is done. We can say all of this with a fair amount of certainty after spending Thursday afternoon taking the temperature inside the coaches' offices at Bright House Field. Manager Charlie Manuel still isn't ready to proclaim Brown an everyday corner outfielder, but that's pretty much what he did when he hung up the lineup for that night's game in Fort Myers against the Red Sox. Fort Myers is the longest bus trip of the spring, and most players would rather not make it, and this trip is particularly bad because the game is at night, which means the team bus probably won't be getting back to Clearwater until after midnight.
March 21, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - While La Salle's roster has a distinct Philadelphia flavor, Boise State has looked far beyond its Idaho roots to build a program. When the Explorers and Broncos meet Wednesday night in the NCAA first-round game at Dayton, they will have taken considerably different paths to recruit their players. La Salle's roster has four players from Philadelphia, while Boise State is a team that the United Nations could admire. Leading scorer Anthony Drmic is from Australia, one of two players with down-under roots.