Our Phightin’ Phils apparently still have a thing for Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, but can we blame them? It was reported this week by Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that the Phillies are still interested in trying to trade for him. General Manager Ruben Amaro said this past Wednesday, “I’ve tried to trade for him at least 10 times.” Roy Halladay pitched well in Thursday night’s game until the he entered the fifth inning. Halladay faced six batters in the fifth inning, he retired the first batter but then walked four straight for the first time in his major league career. Halladay said this about his struggles after the game,
“I kind of lost my base in the fifth inning. I was just kind of collapsing.”
Utility man Freddy Galvis has impressed interim manager Ryne Sandberg and the fans with his versatility. Galvis went for 3 for 3 with a homer in Wednesday’s 4-2 win what got Sandberg’s interests was Galvis dropping a safety squeeze in the eighth for an insurance run.
The Philadelphia Eagles delivered the first win of the Chip Kelly Era against the Redskins on Monday Night, debuting Chip Kelly’s long talked about offense to good reviews. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher missed his third straight practice on Thursday and cornerback Brandon Boykin will start in his place and fans shouldn’t be surprised to see him on special teams. Chip Kelly said that he thinks the Eagles offense can go faster than they did on Monday after the Eagles win against the Redskins. Chip Kelly said,
“I felt like it was slow. I’m not joking.”
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had some interesting comments about the Eagles the performance in Monday’s win, “I think it showed the whole world the Eagles are definitely a top contending team to go out there and make some big things happen.” Defensive lineman and 2012 first round pick Fletcher Cox would not comment on a yahoo report that accused him of receiving “impermissible benefits” while at Mississippi State in the form of a plane ticket.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux took another step in his recovery on Thursday as he participated in individual puck movement drills. The captain will also be limited throughout the Flyers training camp. Although Dan Cleary was reported to show up at Flyers camp on Thursday, he has resigned with the Detroit Red Wings for one year and worth 1.75 million dollars after multiple reports of a 3 year deal with the Flyers that was to be signed next month. Former Nashville Predator Hal Gill did show up for a PTO at the Flyers camp, Gill was bought out by Nashville in July. According to Ed Snider, neither General Manager Paul Holmgren nor Head Coach Peter Laviolette are on the ‘hot seat’ for this season.
Former Temple standout Khalif Wyatt signed his NBA contract on Friday. Former Lakers guard Darius Morris reportedly signed with the Philadelphia 76ers on a partially guaranteed contract for the 2013-14 season. The Sixers reportedly are going to add Greg Foster to the coaching staff. Also the Sixers are reported to sign guard Rodney Williams. Williams was with the Sixers in summer league and average 8.0 PPG and 1.2 RPG in five games in summer league.