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10 Lamest Nicknames in Professional Sports

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 10 strangest, lamest and least intimidating pro sports team names.

Phillies sign P Billingsley

By The Sports Network, 1 month 5 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Thursday. The 30-year-old Billingsley did not pitch in 2014 while he was recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and surgery on his right flexor tendon. He last pitched in 2013 when he made two starts for Los Angeles. ...

Phillies' Montgomery returns as chairman

By The Sports Network, 1 month 6 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pat Gillick will continue as the Philadelphia Phillies' president and David Montgomery, the club's longtime president who had been on a medical leave of absence, will return as the team's chairman, the Phillies announced Wednesday. Gillick assumed the role of president back in August when Montgomery took a leave of absence. He has served as a senior...

Phillies add Harang to rotation

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies have signed pitcher Aaron Harang to a one-year contract worth $5 million. The deal includes bonuses for performance and awards. Harang was 12-12 with a 3.57 earned run average in 33 starts for the Atlanta Braves last season. He finished ninth in the National League with 204 1/3 innings pitched. "Aaron brings a wealth...

Phillies trade Byrd to Reds

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday in exchange for pitching prospect Ben Lively. The Phillies will also send the Reds an undisclosed amount of cash to cover a portion of Byrd's remaining salary. The 37-year-old is set to make $8 million next season and has an $8 million option for 2016...

Dodgers complete trade for Rollins

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have finalized their agreed-upon trade that sends former National League MVP Jimmy Rollins to the West Coast for a pair of minor league pitching prospects. Rollins, the 2007 NL MVP and the Phillies' all-time hits leader, heads to Los Angeles in exchange for right-hander Zach Eflin and lefty Tom Windle....

Pirates snag Bastardo from Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left- hander Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies for a minor league pitcher. Bastardo, who was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for his part in the Biogenesis scandal in 2013, was just 5-7 last season for the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3.94 ERA in 67 games. However, he did strike out 81 batters...

Phils, Dodgers close to Rollins deal

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies are close to trading longtime shortstop and franchise hits leader Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. While the return has not yet been reported, numerous outlets have said the deal is close to being done. The 36-year-old Rollins, who had to waive a no-trade clause to complete...

Phillies sign Araujo to MLB contract

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies have announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Elvis Araujo to a major league contract.Araujo, 23, has pitched as high as Double-A with Akron (EL). In 2014, he made 43 appearances out of the bullpen for Akron and Class-A Advanced Carolina (CAR), pitching to a 3.42 ERA in 50 innings with 50 strikeouts and 28 walks. He was granted...

Phillies invite Francoeur, seven others to spring training

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that they have signed eight players to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training, including veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur.Francoeur, 30, has played for the Atlanta Braves (2005-09), New York Mets (2009-10), Texas Rangers (2010), Kansas City Royals (2011-13), San Francisco Giants (2013) and Padres...