February 15, 2016 |
40-MAN ROSTER Pitchers Elvis Araujo LHP The rookie pitched his best after the all-star break until a groin injury prematurely ended his season. Alec Asher RHP He is the sort of pitcher who will become familiar with the roads between Philadelphia and Allentown. David Buchanan RHP A 2.01 ERA in his final four starts could not mask the gore. Buchanan's 6.99 ERA was the highest for a Phillies pitcher with at least 15 starts since 1930. Jimmy Cordero RHP He is mentioned as a potential future closer because he throws 100 mph, but the strikeout-to-walk ratio must improve.
February 3, 2016 |
A pair of panelists who spoke last week at Villanova's law school spend their careers working on Title IX gender equity issues from different angles. A third spends much of her time studying Title IX. The panel on "Gender Equity in Sports: Analysis of Title IX and Effective Compliance Strategies," touched on 90 minutes worth of topics around the current college sports landscape. They hit on some interesting corners of the issue. One was how the counting of participants, part of the test for gender equity compliance, is an area of increasing controversy and sometimes comes into play during litigation.
January 31, 2016 |
Jesse Biddle, the Germantown Friends graduate and former first-round pick, was designated for assignment Friday by the Phillies in a transaction that could end the lefty's once-promising time with his hometown team. The Phillies replaced Biddle on the 40-man roster with a waiver claim - reliever Bobby LaFromboise, a 29-year-old lefthander with a 3.63 ERA in 27 career games. Biddle, 24, will miss the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last October. The Phillies have 10 days to either trade, release or waive Biddle.
January 15, 2016 |
The Union have plenty of moves to fill out their roster as they prepare for their seventh Major League Soccer season, and a big way of retooling will occur during Thursday's MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore. With two selections among the top six, expectations will be as high for the Union as they were in their inaugural season, 2010, when they had the first, sixth and seventh selections. The Union picked Danny Mwanga first, Amobi Okugo sixth and Jack McInerney seventh that year. While neither is still with the team, all had some degree of success, just not as much as originally expected as a group.
December 31, 2015 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - By putting Sam Gagner on waivers Tuesday to make room for Mark Streit, the Flyers also cleared enough salary-cap space to keep impressive rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere on the roster. Now that he knows he is staying, Gostisbehere said he won't rest on his laurels. He has 14 points in 19 games. "It's no need to sit back," he said after practice Tuesday at the SAP Center. ". . . You can't get complacent. It doesn't mean anything. A lot of things could still change.
December 31, 2015 |
WHATEVER happened - and, given the manner in which it was announced, there's little question something happened - the Eagles now stand at one of those critical junctures where every decision they make is a potential multiplier for the time it will take for them to get to the place where they thought Chip Kelly would take them. Jeffrey Lurie has always acted like a man who understands this point, which is a significant reason Tuesday night's announcement of Kelly's release came as such a surprise.
November 30, 2015 |
ALL AROUND the Eagles' locker room Thursday evening at Ford Field, players were saying they hadn't quit on their coaches. I'm willing to take them at their word. Maybe a few have quit, or at least have gotten very discouraged, but I think there is a better overall explanation for a 4-7 team that never came together the way it was envisioned, and now seems completely hapless. They aren't very good, overall, and once they realized that, they plummeted, like Wile E. Coyote running on air. I'll put it another way: If Chip Kelly is indeed replaced, I'll be amazed if the next coach can come in and transform this team into a 10-6 division champ in one season, the way Kelly did in 2013.
November 23, 2015 |
MATT KLENTAK added yet another pitcher and also moved three minor league prospects onto the 40-man roster Friday in anticipation for next month's Rule 5 draft. The Phillies claimed righthander A.J. Achter off waivers from the Minnesota Twins and added righthanders Jimmy Cordero, Edubray Ramos and outfielder Roman Quinn to the 40-man roster. Achter is the fourth pitcher Klentak has added to the Phillies' inventory since he became the team's general manager last month. Achter joins veteran starter Jeremy Hellickson (trade)
November 13, 2015 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - If he had to ask manager Pete Mackanin to put together a starting lineup for a random, unscheduled, pre-Thanksgiving exhibition game in the coming weeks, new Phillies general manager Matt Klentak thinks he has enough capable players on the roster to make it happen. Nearly every position player who finished the 2015 season on the roster remains under contract for 2016. The Phillies are focusing more on adding pitching than position players through free agency and trades this offseason.
November 6, 2015 |
MILWAUKEE - Brett Brown said Wednesday morning at shootaround that if the 76ers get their league-granted roster hardship exemption, he would prefer they use it to acquire a point guard. A few hours later, his wish was granted, as the team added Phil Pressey to the mix. Because the Sixers have four players with long-term injuries (Joel Embiid, Tony Wroten, Kendall Marshall and Carl Landry), they were given the extra spot. When someone returns from injury, someone will have to be released.