Hassan Ridgeway and DeSean Jackson Land On IR

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Shortly after activating the practice windows for four of their players already on IR, the Eagles made more injury moves on Monday afternoon.

The Eagles have placed both defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway and receiver DeSean Jackson on injured reserve.

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Might Dave Dombrowski Have Interest in the Phillies?

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(Photo: Arturo Pardavila III from Hoboken, NJ, USA - Red Sox President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski)

The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the Tampa Bay Rays three games to two.  That means the World Series will end no later than Tuesday, at which point the 2020-2021 offseason will commence.  The Phillies, with a fresh new vacancy in their general manager position, could begin the offseason by adding an executive to move the organization forward.  If they do, the biggest name among free agent executives just might want to come to Philadelphia.

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Eagles Activate Practice Windows for Four Injured Players

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Monday, the Eagles announced some positive developments in regards to their injured players.

Around noon, the team activated the 21-day practice windows for four of their players on IR.

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YWT: The Philadelphia Flyers Podcast - YWT #96 - Doc-isms

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The YWT Podcast is back after a week off and takes an in-depth look at two Flyers moves from the past two weeks, goes around the league, and remembers a legend.

The Flyers signed defenseman Erik Gustafsson to a one-year deal and Nolan Patrick accepted his qualifying offer. The guys discuss Patrick's contract and future with the team and look at the Gustafsson signed and what it means for the Flyers defense.

The guys also touch on some of the signings from around the league, a big night for a Flyers prospect in juniors, and remember the career of the great Mike "Doc" Emrick, who announced his retirement last week.

Join Kyle Collington and Kevin Durso as they break it all down in this week's show.

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Phillies: Dollars and Surprises ahead for 2021

 

By Tal Venada, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

While the outline of the ‘21 Philadelphia Phillies is forming, stating more is mere speculation before November. For many organizations, though, 2021 will be a summer of financial water-treading, but some will take advantage of roster opportunities from unexpected franchises unavailable in previous offseasons.     

 

Unpredictable but Exciting:

The Phillies faithful shouldn’t harshly --harshly-- judge managing partner John Middleton until they see if he plays it safe or gambles on a one-of-a-kind situation for a more competitive ‘21 campaign. Yes, he has the financial clout to acquire a top fireman for less-than-average market value, but a closer will still be expensive. 

IN OTHER WORDS:

“There are more teams looking for pitchers than there are pitchers. That's why it's pricey.” - Brian Cashman

Writers draw conclusions based only on partial information because clubs keep internal strategy away from the media. However, they will at times unintentionally reveal a few clues a scribe can combine with standard front-office procedures.                

Understanding fans’ logic is more difficult, but one can take an educated guess after hearing familiar complaints and demands from 20 other fan bases. Translation: Supporters must subliminally imagine unlimited financial restraints and would just sign the top player if they owned the team. But easy it isn’t!

Partitioning is my term for how fans can easily justify maximum spending. Basically, they start with a total like $80 million, and Trevor Bauer is affordable at even $50 million on a one-year deal. But so too are JT Realmuto at $30 million per 162 and two stud relievers at $20 million combined.                   

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