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Sacks in 3 seasons for 2014 1st-round pick Marcus Smith, cut by Eagles on Wednesday

Sophomore forward DeAndre’ Bembry has been one of the few bright spots during a difficult season for Saint Joseph’s. Eric Fisher also highlights Damion Lee’s excellent free-throw shooting, Temple’s crazy schedule and a good omen for Villanova’s future.

LeSean McCoy rushes for 149 yards as the Eagles play their best game so far this season, a 27-0 shellacking of the visiting Giants, and remain tied with the Cowboys for first place in the NFC East. The defense registers eight sacks.

Five days after saying “absolutely” Howie Roseman would remain the general manager and Chip Kelly would remain the head coach, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie shakes up the organization, removing Roseman as GM and giving Kelly power over personnel.

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Phils’ in-season trades

Posted by Eric Fisher On July - 23 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

With the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline (July 31) approaching, we bring you the PhillyPhanatics.com Top 10 list of in-season trades by the Phillies.

The criteria are the stature of players dealt and the impact they had on their new teams, regardless of whether that impact benefited the Phillies or their trade partner. As a warning for this year’s trade deadline, you might notice the Phillies’ track record of receiving valuable assets for big-name players isn’t very good. Some of these trades might also be included on a list of worst Phillies trades.

It’s unlikely the Phillies will make a trade that cracks this list, but you never know. The Cole Hamels trade could move up to No. 1 if some of the prospects develop into solid major-league players — or if Hamels and Jake Diekman help the Rangers win a World Series.

10. Steve Bedrosian and Rick Parker traded to Giants for Terry MulhollandCharlie Hayes and Dennis Cook (6/18/89)

9. Roy Oswalt acquired from Astros for J.A. HappAnthony Gose and Jonathan Villar (7/29/10)

8. Cliff Lee acquired from Indians for Jason Knapp, Carlos CarrascoJason Donald and Lou Marson (7/29/09)

7. Hunter Pence acquired from Astros for Jarred CosartJonathan SingletonJosh Zeid and Domingo Santana (7/29/11)

6. Hunter Pence traded to Giants for Nate SchierholtzTommy Joseph and Seth Rosin (7/31/12)

5. Juan Samuel traded to Mets for Lenny DykstraRoger McDowell and Tom Edens (6/18/89)

4. Garry Maddox acquired from Giants for Willie Montanez (5/4/75)

3. Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman traded to Rangers for outfielder Nick Williams, catcher Jorge Alfaro and pitchers Jerad Eickhoff, Matt Harrison and Jake Thompson (7/31/15)

2. Scott Rolen and Doug Nickle traded to Cardinals for Placido PolancoMike Timlin and Bud Smith (7/29/02)

1. Curt Schilling traded to Diamondbacks for Vicente PadillaTravis LeeOmar Daal and Nelson Figueroa (7/26/00)

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Worst Phillies seasons

Posted by Eric Fisher On July - 6 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Not only do the Phillies have the worst record in the major leagues, but their .333 winning percentage, which includes an 11-9 start, would rank 13th worst in franchise history if they continue at that pace for the rest of the season. Since the 11-9 start, the Phillies’ winning percentage is .266, which would rank second only to the inaugural season of the Philadelphia Quakers, who went 17-81-1 (.173) in 1883, as the worst in franchise history. In other words, during the stretch extending from the final few days of April through July 6, the Phillies have been playing historically bad baseball.

Because the Phillies’ history is so bad, we had to stretch this Top 10 list to a Top 25 in order to include a few entries from the past 50 years. If this season continues at its current pace, however, we might only need a top 10 list to include a recent season.

Here is the list of this franchise’s futility.

Rank, Year, Record, percentage
25. (tie) 2015, 1969  63-99  .389
24. 1926  58-93-1  .384
23. 1960  59-95  .383
22. 1972  59-97  .378
21. 1934  56-93  .376
20. 1922 57-96-1 .373
19. 1924  55-96-1  .364
18. 1903  49-86-4  .363
17. 1936  54-100  .351
16. 1884  39-73-1  .348 (Philadelphia Quakers)
15. 1919  47-90-1  .343
14. 1904  52-100-3  .342
13. 1930  52-102-2  .338
12. 1927  51-103-1  .331
11. 1921  51-103  .331
10. 1940  50-103  .327
9. 1923  50-104-1  .325
8. 1961  47-107  .305
7. 1938  45-105-1  .300
6. 1945  46-108  .299
5. 1939 45-106-1  .298
4. 1928  43-109  .283
3. 1941  43-111-1  .279
2. 1942  42-109  .278
1. 1883 17-81-1 .173 (Philadelphia Quakers)

Pirates' Jose Osuna throws out 3 Phillies