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May 15, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News taff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
BEN REVERE had been back in town from spring training for only a few days and was about to take the field for pregame batting practice on Opening Day when a reporter told him he was on the trade block. "Right before the first pitch," Revere recalled Wednesday afternoon. "I'm like, damn. OK. But that's the way it is. It happens to everybody. " Revere, 27, already has been traded once (by Minnesota to the Phils, for today's opposing starter, Vance Worley) and understands the sport he plays is also a business.
SPORTS
May 15, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Sports Columnist
The Phillies' double-A Reading affiliate has a rotation of top prospects as well as centerfielder  Roman Quinn on the roster. Inquirer columnist Bob Brookover was on the just-completed six-game road trip with the team. This is the second in a series of stories about the Fightin Phils. HARRISBURG, Pa. - The terminology tends to dehumanize the process. We call them "prospects" and describe them as being "down on the farm. " The truth is they are young men trying to find their way in a survival-of-the-fittest world by throwing, hitting, and fielding a red-stitched white ball with a circumference of 9 to 9 1/4 inches.
NEWS
May 6, 2015 | Claudia Vargas and Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writers
It took the best part of an hour, but a debate eventually broke out among the six Democratic mayoral candidates Monday night. The first inkling they might harbor conflicting views came with former City Councilman James F. Kenney's mention of Selma, Ala., and a need to be sure Philadelphia's police know the history of the civil rights movement. That was enough raise State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams' pulse and voice. "That is insulting to a generation who know the significance of Selma," said Williams, who then derided one of Kenney's signature legislative achievements, the reduction of penalties for possession of marijuana.
SPORTS
May 4, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles needed to wait four hours to make a pick Saturday. They traded their fourth-round pick to the Detroit Lions for a 2016 third-round pick, a move that coach Chip Kelly called a short-term sacrifice for a long-term gain. The Eagles already entered the day without a fifth-round pick, so they needed to wait until the sixth and seventh rounds to complete their draft. They added defensive backs JaCorey Shepherd (Kansas) and Randall Evans (Kansas State) in the sixth round, and defensive lineman Brian Mihalik (Boston College)
SPORTS
May 4, 2015 | Jake Kaplan, Inquirer
MIAMI - Ryan Howard's major league service time reached 10 years Saturday, ensuring the longtime Phillies first baseman the same 10-and-5 no-trade rights afforded to second baseman Chase Utley. While an achievement in itself, the significance of Howard's reaching 10 years in the majors, at least the last five with the same team, probably ends there. It is not believed his no-trade rights would be an obstacle to a deal if a trade partner was found, which is still a long shot considering his albatross of a contract and lack of productivity.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
With construction going on around the city and building projects on the rise, six of Philadelphia's building-trades unions settled contracts Thursday designed to make them more marketable in the suburbs. "We are trying collectively to become more competitive in the counties," said Emily Bittenbender, chief executive of Bittenbender Construction L.P. and chairwoman of the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA). Most Center City projects are built by contractors using union labor, but union construction projects are less prevalent in the suburbs.
SPORTS
May 1, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Columnist
WHILE MUCH of the fan focus in Philadelphia has been on the possibility of the Eagles trading up to get Marcus Mariota, many of the phone calls that are being made by NFL teams this week have to do with a desire to trade down. Teams aren't thrilled with the quality of talent in the first round. While Chip Kelly may disagree, neither of the top two quarterbacks – Mariota or Jameis Winston – is considered a can't-miss prospect. "I think both of them are going to be projects that you're going to have to work with," said former NFL executive Bill Polian, who now works as an analyst for ESPN.
SPORTS
May 1, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Chip Kelly lays his head down at night and counts seconds between snaps, what quarterback does he dream of? Of all the reasons given for why the Eagles could trade up and draft Marcus Mariota in Thursday's NFL draft, Kelly's seemingly unwavering belief that his former Oregon quarterback will be a transformative player is at the crux of any plausible argument. "He might be the fastest guy on the field, but his mind is even faster," Kelly said of Mariota in January before the national championship.
NEWS
April 25, 2015
Pull off fast track Check Up blogger Daniel R. Hoffman notes some damaging information coming out about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, including the potential for less access to affordable medicines ("Self-dealing physicians and a bad trade deal," April 21, Philly.com). But there is even more cause for alarm to those of us in the religious community: The fast-track process means the voices of most people impacted by its provisions will not be heard. That means less deliberation, feedback, and understanding of possible environmental damage.
SPORTS
April 17, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall wants to add some pieces to a team that finished 33-31-18 and 14 points out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot this season. "I'd like to find an upgrade on defense, whether it be a free agent or whatever," he said during a season-ending news conference Wednesday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. "I'd like to find a skilled forward. That's my wish list. Free agency, trade . . . we'll look at that. " The free-agent market is rather thin, and it includes wingers Matt Beleskey (Anaheim)
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