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Matt Rappa
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According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver Miles Austin will reach an agreement later this week on a one-year deal that would reunite the 30-year-old with former Dallas Cowboys teammate, running back DeMarco Murray. The #Eagles will sign WR Miles Austin when he visits this... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Eagledelphia
The Chicago White Sox have claimed former highly-regarded Phillies' prospect, Kyle Drabek, off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. #WhiteSox have claimed RHP Kyle Drabek off waivers from @BlueJays and have placed RHP Nate Jones on the 60-day disabled list. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 27, 2015 The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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WP: Michael Pineda (2-0, 1.32 ERA) LP: Jake Diekman (0-1, 12.27 ERA) The Philadelphia Phillies (11-13) were shutout 10-0 by the New York Yankees (14-11) this afternoon in a shortened game because of rain at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. Aaron Nola was slated to start, however the early... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: @robellissports) Tuesday evening on SportsRadio 94WIP, Rob Ellis had a major announcement regarding his future at the station. "These are my last two hours at WIP," said Ellis, returning from commercial break around 8 p.m. "This is my last show." Ellis carried on with the following, heartfelt message: "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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(Photo: @robellissports) Tuesday evening on SportsRadio 94WIP, Rob Ellis had a major announcement regarding his future at the station. "These are my last two hours at WIP," said Ellis, returning from commercial break around 8 p.m. "This is my last show." Ellis carried on with the following, heartfelt message: "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
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(Photo: @robellissports) Tuesday evening on SportsRadio 94WIP, Rob Ellis had a major announcement regarding his future at the station. "These are my last two hours at WIP," said Ellis, returning from commercial break around 8 p.m. "This is my last show." Ellis carried on with the following, heartfelt message: "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been reportedly traded to the St. Louis Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter: Filed to ESPN: Rams close to trading QB Sam Bradford to Philadelphia for Nick Foles and draft-pick compensation, per sources. The official trade was reported at 6:46 pm by Schefter, and later... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Ryan Howard at the 2014 Phillies Phestival on May 19. (Photo: Matt Rappa) According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Baltimore Orioles are reportedly 'keeping an eye' on Phillies' first baseman Ryan Howard this spring. In January, the identities of the nine teams that the 2005 National League Rookie of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Eagles, other than who will replace Jeremy Maclin's production as he reunites with Andy Reid in Kansas City, is who will be the starting quarterback for Chip Kelly's third year as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. There has been much speculation that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose With just a little under four weeks remaining until Opening Day, the Philadelphia Phillies (2-3-1) will partake in their seventh Spring Training game this afternoon as they oppose the 2014 American League East division champions, the Baltimore Orioles (2-5). Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (2-3-1) Baltimore Orioles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to 97.5 The Fanatic's Jon and Sean Show, the Philadelphia Eagles will bring back wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and quarterback Mark Sanchez for their seventh and second seasons in midnight green respectively. Update 8:40 pm from ESPN's Chris Mortensen, challenging Jon and Sean's report: "The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Eagledelphia
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, 31-year-old running back Frank Gore is 'expected' to sign a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, with $7.5 million guaranteed over the first two seasons. Listed as 5' 9" and 215 lbs, Gore has a similar stature to former all-time leading rusher Eagle,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Eagledelphia
Today, NFL insider Jayson Braddock reported that the Philadelphia Eagles have reached an agreement with former Seattle Seahawks' cornerback, Byron Maxwell. The deal is reportedly 'done' and will become official on Tuesday. Braddock joined 97.5 The Fanatic's Brian Startare Sunday afternoon to discuss the blockbuster signing. The following is a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Eagledelphia
Two weeks ago, Ben Davis was named as the replacement to Jamie Moyer in the Phillies' broadcast booth as color commentator. It is believed that Davis beat-out former Phillies shortstop, Kevin Stocker, who currently works for the Pac-12 Network. Stocker was named as a finalist in a report from Phillies'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Exactly 30 days remain until Opening Day against the Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park. Until then, however, Ryne Sandberg and the rest of the coaching staff have a lot of important decisions to make in deciding who makes the team for the 133rd season of Phillies baseball. In the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Another Oregon Duck has joined the Eagles' organization. Thursday evening, Twitter user Greg Richards (@eaglesnut) brought attention to a newly-created front office position by the Philadelphia Eagles, Logistics Coordinator, of which is listed under their Football Operations staff on PhiladelphiaEagles.com. This position was filled in February by a man named... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Cliff Lee starting against reigning 2013 World Series champions, the Boston Red Sox, on March 21, 2014 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo: Matt Rappa) Phillies left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee will make his first start on the mound in over seven months this afternoon as he opposes the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Despite not being able to sign a Major League contract last season, 16-year veteran infielder Placido Polanco, at the age of 39, is not quite ready to call his playing career a wrap. In an interview with El Nuevo Herald's Jorge Ebro, Polanco reveals that he is '90 percent retired',... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Philliedelphia
The Philadelphia Phillies (0-0-1) and the New York Yankees (0-0-1) will face each other this afternoon in a rematch from yesterday's 5-5 tie at Bright House Field. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (0-0-1) New York Yankees (0-0-1) RHP Kevin Slowey 2014: (1-1, 5.30 ERA) RHP Nathan Eovaldi 2014: (6-14, 4.37... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Hours removed from the shocking report by ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Philadelphia Eagles have traded franchise-leading rusher LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, in exchange for Oregon Duck-alumnus, linebacker Kiko Alonso, fans are still clamoring on social media. Last night, I spoke with former Eagles right guard from 2004-2009,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Eagledelphia
According to a report from Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, the Philadelphia Phillies are not interesting in re-acquiring outfielder Shane Victorino through a trade with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have been long-linked with the Phillies as potential suitors in a trade that would send 2008 World... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Jerome Williams David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies will kick-off Spring Training this afternoon against 2009 World Series rivals, the New York Yankees. (Note: A late-decision by the Phillies had Buchanan instead starting today's game, 'flip flopping' with Williams as CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury writes). Yankees' infielder Alex Rodriguez, who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View of seat at Bright House Field, opening its doors for its 12th season of Spring Training baseball. (Photo: Matt Rappa) The Philadelphia Phillies will take the field for their first game action of the season this afternoon against the University of Tampa Spartans, who are 13-1 overall as a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Philliedelphia
After being asked by Comcast SportsNet's Michael Barkann if he thinks he will ever utter the words 'we've just traded Cole Hamels', Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. replied, "I would sincerely doubt it." Amaro Jr. followed by saying, "I know there's a lot of speculation coming from a lot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Murphy, with colleague Larry Andersen, at the 2014 Phillies Phestival. (Photo: Matt Rappa) Saturday morning, Phillies' broadcaster Gregg Murphy joined 97.5 The Fanatics' Jon and Sean Show to talk about the current state of the team, how he likes being a part of the broadcast team, and when we can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Philliedelphia