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Carlos Ruiz – Sprained Wrist

Rotoworld is reporting that:phillies-logo

Carlos Ruiz was pulled from Friday’s game with a sprained left wrist.

Paul Bako stepped in behind the plate. Ruiz was 0-for-1 with a walk before exiting and is likely to need a few days off.

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Long time No Post people

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write on here.  Since my last transmission there has been a lot of happenings on the 215 sports scene.  A new Sixers coach in Eddie Jordan – awful.  The Eagles draft, which went great with teh additions of Maclin, McCoy and Ingram.  Oh and Cornelius Ingram inked a 4 year deal today as well.  So only Maclin and McCoy left to sign.  And the Phils are currently battling the Mets.  That was some shit last night, shoulda won.  Anyway, sit back and relax, cuz the 215 is back in biz and ready to bring you the hype again.  Stay tuned.


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Phils Get Their Bling, I Mean Ring

Led by a motorcade, the rings arrived in a white van that circled around the warning track. Former general manager Pat Gillick, who retired after last season, was the first to receive his ring during a lengthy pregame ceremony.

An emotional Gillick cried after team president David Montgomery handed him his ring. Manager Charlie Manuel came next, and he was greeted by chants of “Charlie! Charlie!” by the sellout crowd.


Former Phillies Pat Burrell, Geoff Jenkins and Adam Eaton took part in the ceremony. Burrell got a rousing ovation before heading off to Boston to play a night game for Tampa Bay. Eaton, who was left off the postseason roster, was booed.

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Comcast Launches MLB HD Network

I had an email passed on to me today by a fellow reader (probably Comcast worker) about Comcasts new MLB HD Network that will be airing on channel 191 and provide HD Phils games.  Here is the press release below:

This week, Comcast launched MLB Network HD on channel 191 throughout the Philadelphia market.

I’ve also included info on the Phillies HD schedule, at bottom.  We’re providing more games than any other provider this season – more than satellite and Verizon.  Note that Sixers and Flyers playoffs games would likely bring additional Phillies games to The Comcast Network (only available to Comcast customers).


In-Depth Baseball Coverage, Including Games and Analysis – All in Crystal-Clear High-Def

PHILADELPHIA – (April 1, 2009) – Comcast today announced that it has added MLB Network HD to its lineup in the greater Philadelphia market on channel 191, enabling baseball fans to follow America’s national pastime year-round, from the so-called “hot stove” of off-season trading action through the post-season every year.

MLB Network, which debuted on January 1 to more than 50 million homes nationwide, offers baseball fans a full menu of year-round baseball news and entertainment, from pre-season deal-making to spring training to live game coverage to daily analysis of the league and its teams.  In its inaugural year, the channel will offer more than 1,400 hours of live programming, including at least 26 of baseball’s best match-ups.

MLB Network has announced its Thursday Night Baseball schedule for April and May, featuring 16 different MLB clubs in eight live regular season games:


April 9 – 7:00 p.m. Brewers @ Giants – Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane
April 16 – 1:00 p.m. Indians @ Yankees – Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds and Jim Kaat
April 16 – 8:00 p.m. Blue Jays @ Twins – Victor Rojas & Dan Plesac
April 23 – 8:00 p.m. Dodgers @ Astros – Matt Vasgersian and Joe Magrane

April 30 – 7:00 p.m. Red Sox @ Rays – Victor Rojas and Joe Magrane
May 7 – 7:00 p.m. Phillies @ Mets – Bob Costas and Al Leiter
May 14 – 8:00 p.m. Orioles @ Royals – TBD
May 21 – 8:00 p.m. Cubs @ Cardinals – TBD

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Ryan ‘The Hammer’ Howard Signs on for Three More

Big Ryan Howard and the CHAMPION Philadephia Phillies agreed to a $54 million, three-year deal on Sunday, and avoiding arbitration in doing so.ryan-howard

The 2006 NL MVP will earn $15 mill this season, $19 mill next and $20 mill in 2011. That will make the wallet look a little nicer, huh.  God what would I do with that kinda coin?  Howard also has the ability to increase his base salary by $1 mill in each of the last two years if he wins the MVP award during the previous year. He can boost it by $500,000 if he finishes second.  Interesting little clause if I’ve ever heard of any.

Great job Ruben Amaro!

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Ryan Howard Wants to Get Paid

The Phillies first baseman asked for $18 million in arbitration Tuesday, the third-highest figure submitted since the process began in 1974.ryan-howard

Philadelphia brass offered $14 million to the 2006 NL MVP. Howard had a major league-leading 48 homers and 146 RBIs last year, helping the Phillies win their first World Series title since 1980. Before the season, he was awarded $10 million in arbitration rather than Philadelphia’s $7 million offer.

With the Yankees just shelling out $20 million per year to Mark Teixeira, I definitely think Howard gets his $18 million.

A good read over at MoreHardball, about what they would do with $18 million.

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Phils and Werth Come to Terms

The World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies (god I love saying that) came to terms with outfielder Jayson Werth by agreeing to a two-year phillies-logocontract.  Werth will be paid $10 million over the length of the contract — $3 million in 2009 and $7 million in 2010.

The Phils also signed reliever Chad Durbin to a one-year, $1.635 million contract.

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Phillies ink Madson to 3 Year Deal

One day after locking up their ace Cole Hamels for the next three years, the Phils did the same with their top set-up man, Ryan ‘MadDog’ Madson.phillies-logo

The team and Madson have agreed to a three-year, $12 million extension, pending a physical. The deal calls for Madson to receive a $1 million signing bonus, $2 million this season, $4.5 million in 2010 and $4.5 million in 2011.  He can earn $1.5 million annually in performance bonuses if he becomes a closer: $150,000 each for 30, 35, 40 and 45 games finished; $200,000 each for 50 and 55, and $250,000 each for 60 and 65.

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Burrell Heading to Tampa


Pat Burrell is leaving the World Series champion Phils for the runner-up Tampa Bay Rays. pat_burrell-744527

Burrell has agreed in principle to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Rays. Burrell who was the Phils regular left fielder would DH in Tampa.

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Phillies re-sign Moyer, add RHP Park

The Phils re-signed left-hander Jamie Moyer to a two-year deal Monday.phillies-logo

The Phillies have also added right-hander Chan Ho Park, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Moyer allowed three runs or fewer in 14 straight starts, from June 6-August 21, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to accomplish the feat since 1967. Leading the team in wins, he surpassed 30 starts for the eighth straight season.  Terms of Moyer’s deal were not disclosed.

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