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Prayers and Thoughts go out to Eagles nation

Posted by fanofphilly on Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Today Howie stepped up to the podium and announced that Andy Reid was absent from early morning workouts due to the passing of his son Garrett Reid.  First and foremost my heart and prayers go out to the Reid family and the whole Eagles organization.  Now let me say this… I do no like using […]

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Flyers HUGE FA signings

Posted by fanofphilly on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Flyers announce 2 signings today. Ruslan Fedotenko – returns back to the team but this time almost 10 years later hes coming back.  He will not be a player that will light the lamp often for us but he will bring solid depth and SIZE.  Something that we needed after losing Jagr and JVR.  Regardless […]

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Rookie salary cap numbers for 2012

Posted by fanofphilly on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Ok so the numbers are not 100% final but with the new CBA you can get very very close to being accurate. Now these are their paycut for just this year against the cap. 1-12     Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State – $1.8m 2-14     Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California – $807k 2-27     Vinny Curry, […]

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Roy Oswalt officially a Phillies member

Posted by fanofphilly on Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The deal is done, Roy Oswalt (RHP) is officially a Philadelphia Phillies member. Piecing this together, it appears the Astros send Oswalt and $11MM to the Phillies for Happ, Gose, and Villar, with the Phils potentially adding $1MM to Oswalt’s buyout but not exercising his option.

Little background and bio about him for those who don’t know him well:
Oswalt is currently considered to be among the elite pitchers in the National League. After completing nine years (2001-2009), Oswalt has compiled an 137-70 record with a 3.23 ERA and a 3.58 strikeout-to-walk ratio (1473 – to – 418) in 1803.1 innings pitched. He posted a 20-12 record in 2005 with a 2.94 ERA, repeating his 20-win performance of 2004. He was the ace of a Houston Astros staff that included Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte. He is also a three-time All-Star.

Pitches:
Oswalt is known as one of the faster workers in baseball in terms of time between pitches. Despite his small frame, he is one of baseball’s hardest hurlers, and frequently appears among the league leaders in innings pitched.
Oswalt throws four primary pitches. His fastball is consistently between 92 miles per hour (148 km/h) and 94 miles per hour (151 km/h), occasionally touching 95 miles per hour (153 km/h) to 97 miles per hour (156 km/h). He throws a high percentage of fastballs and is known to be very aggressive, at times throwing multiple fastballs in a row into the strike zone. He throws two overhand curveballs: a hard snapping curve in the low 80s that is gripped with two forefingers over the seams and a looping slow curve of about 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) that is thrown with three fingers over the seams. Oswalt also throws a straight changeup in the low 80s, and a slider in the mid 80s. On occasion, Oswalt will mix a cut fastball or a two-seam fastball. Roy’s pitching style emphasizes changes of speed and elevation.

Awards:
* 3x All-Star selection (2005, 2006, 2007)
* 2005 NLCS MVP

And if the Phillies have anything to add maybe we can add another NLCS and WS appearance to his list!

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