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Not much happened today on the Phillies news front besides the great extra innings win today against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Raul, great game buddy.
- Chase Utley, good guy, picked up Hunter Pence at his hotel and gave him a tour of the city. What a guy. [Matt Gelb]
- Video of Hunter Pence after today’s game. Awesome. Is it me or does he look like he’s wired on about 30 cups of coffee? [Delco Times]
3:10 PM — “Source: #Padres will not trade Bell unless #Yankees or #Phillies offer astronomical package. #trade deadline” [Scott Miller]
2:25 PM — Texas Rangers get Mike Adams. [Rosenthal]
2:20 PM — Phillies most likely won’t get Heath Bell, but they’re still in the race. [Rosenthal]
12:40 PM — Tyler Cloyd, a RHP currently with the Double-A Reading Phillies, has garnered a lot of interest lately. “Several” teams called the Phils about Cloyd, but his agent says the young prospect is not going anywhere. [JR Rickert]
12:30 PM — Dan Knobler reports that the Phillies still have some “slight interest” in Padres closer Heath Bell. As of right now, though, the Rangers are in the lead to land the pitcher. [Kobler]
- Ed Wade may not be on the Phillies’ payroll after all and Hunter Pence doesn’t look like a strikeout machine. [Don McKee]
- Domonic Brown will get consistent work in left field for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. This is a good thing since he will most likely take over for Raul Ibanez next season. [Ryan Lawrence/Delco Times]
- Hunter Pence is looking for a new nickname. My choice: HPZeroThree [Hunter Pence]
- Ken Rosenthal says Heath Bell will be traded before today’s 4 PM deadline. The Rangers are leading the pack, but the Phillies are “in the mix.” [Rosenthal]
- Phillies are interested in acquiring a power threat off the bench. Jim Thome and Jason Giambi are among those mentioned. [MLBTradeRumors]
- The Astros sent the Phillies $2 million in cash in addition to Hunter Pence. Therefore, the Phils wont have to pay luxury tax. [Jayson Stark]
- A look at Hunter Pence from the statistical point of view. [Philly Sports Daily]