Found May 22, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
On the latest edition of Phillies Nation TV, our special guest is David Hale from the Wilmington News Journal. He sticks around for segments one and two, discussing the Phillies handling of Ryan Howard’s rehab, the Kevin Youkilis rumors, and much more.Natalie Egenolf is back with reader comments and questions, including who would be the MLB player most likely to front a boy band. Hard-hitting stuff!And, we dive into the Roy Oswalt rumors – would he be a fit for the Phillies with Vance Worley injured?

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Oswalt, parity’s casualty

Roy Oswalt last donned the uniform of the Philadelphia Phillies.  However, the usual suspects are cost cutting.  Most GM’s are willing to only lavish a select few with big bucks.  Roy is not in that group. TAL'S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. The Phillies finished last summer 42 games over .500, which equaled a...

Phillies GM responds to report on Howard injury

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Team favored to sign Roy Oswalt

Roy Oswalt is a free agent and may want to pitch this season. He spent last season with Philly, but may he choose a new home?

Report: Oswalt is on Rangers' radar

The Texas Rangers intend to take a serious look at free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, the Dallas Morning News reported. Hours after right-hander Neftali Feliz was placed on the disabled list Monday with a sprained ligament in his right elbow, general manager Jon Daniels acknowledged that Oswalt was an option for the Rangers. Daniels on Tuesday once again acknowledged the interest...

Kevin Youkilis' Performance Through Two Games Brings Reason for Optimism

There were weeks worth of questions surrounding Kevin Youkilis. Many wondered whether Youkilis was too old to dazzle. Many wondered whether it was time to start Will Middlebrooks in his spot. Many wondered whether the Red Sox should trade the 33-year-old slugger. Since returning from the disabled list Tuesday, Youkilis has certainly revved it up for the Red Sox, going 3-for-6 with...

Kevin Youkilis Shows He's 'Back With a Bang' in Return From Disabled List (Video)

Kevin Youkilis is back! And he's hitting home runs, which is a good sign for the Red Sox. The third baseman-turned-first baseman homered in his second at-bat on Tuesday night, but unforutunately it was the only offense the Red Sox could muster against Brian Matusz. But really, it's just nice to have Youk back. That's why NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is giving him out...

Kevin Youkilis Denies Controversy as He Rejoins Red Sox (Video)

Kevin Youkilis is bucking the trend of Red Sox players going down with injuries. The third baseman came off the disabled list on Tuesday and will play first base for the Red Sox against the Orioles on Tuesday night. Youkilis was quick to bat down any questions of controversy with his return, despite Will Middlebrooks continuing to play at Youkilis' regular spot -- third base...

Kevin Youkilis Looks to Show Off Power Stroke Again Versus Orioles in Series Finale

Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Kevin Youkilis took the field Tuesday for the first time since April 28. He immediately made his presence felt, going deep in the fourth inning. The Red Sox eventually fell to the Orioles, but...

Kevin Youkilis Could Pique Interest of Los Angeles Dodgers, Other NL West Teams (Video)

Manager Bobby Valentine made it perfectly clear on Wednesday that he wants Kevin Youkilis in a Red Sox uniform, and that he doesn't foresee a trade involving the corner infielder. If the Red Sox were to open up the phone lines, though, they'd likely have plenty of suitors. Youkilis has proven to be a valuable player over the years when healthy, and there's reason to believe...

Where is the best fit for Kevin Youkilis?

Oswalt on Rangers radar

The Texas Rangers are back to searching for starting pitcher after the unsettling news about Neftali Feliz. Feliz was attempting to convert from a closer to a starter and now has an elbow injury, what a shock right. Luckily for Feliz it’s just a sprained UCL not a torn one, so no surgery is required but he will be shut down for a while. The team isn’t counting on him till...

Bobby Valentine 'Can't See' Trading Kevin Youkilis, Says Adrian Gonzalez Once Volunteered to Pitch (Video)

Just filling out the lineup card is a chore for Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine these days, considering all of the injuries Boston is currently deadling with. So when Kevin Youkilis returned to the lineup this week, the Sox skipper couldn't have been happier. Valentine discussed Youkilis' importance to the Red Sox during an appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan on...

MLB Opinion: For Phillies Fans, It’s Like 1984 All Over Again

Watching the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies is much like it was watching the 1984 Phillies so many years ago. The ’84 team was a team full of talent and a team expected to compete. But in the end, the 1984 Phillies marked the down fall of the Phillies franchise for many years. Could 2012 mark the same in Phillies history? The parallels between the two teams are many. Both teams had...

Bobby Valentine Playing Difficult Game Piecing Together Puzzle of Red Sox Lineup (Video)

With Kevin Youkilis back in the Red Sox lineup, Bobby Valentine had a decision to make. Was he going to approach this as a game of musical chairs, where Will Middlebrooks was to be sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket when the music stopped? Or, would it turn out to be more of a jigsaw puzzle, with Bobby V figuring out where to place Youk and Middlebrooks somewhere on the field together...
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