It's official. Hunter Pence joins Shane Victorino as starting outfielders the Phillies parted ways with prior to Tuesday's 4:00 PM trade deadline. In return for Pence from San Francisco, the Phillies will receive highly regarded 21-year-old catching prospect Tommy Jospeh, outfielder Nate Schierholtz, and 23-year-old pitching prospect Seth Rosin.
The Phillies may not be done yet, as chatter about Ty Wigginton to the Yankees and Joe Blanton to Baltimore is still floating around on Twitter.
Your immediate thoughts on Pence being dealt? The Phillies official release on the trade:
The Phillies have traded right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for outfielder Nate Schierholtz, catcher Tommy Joseph and right-hander Seth Rosin, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today. The Phillies also sent cash considerations to the Giants.
Schierholtz, 28, was hitting .257 with five doubles, five triples, five home runs and 17 RBI in 77 games. A left-handed hitter, Schierholtz has made 37 starts in right field this year. As a pinch-hitter this year, he had six hits in 28 at-bats (.214), but for his career owns a .296 (37-125) pinch average with two home runs and 16 RBI. Selected in the second round by the Giants in the 2003 draft, Schierholtz had spent his entire professional career with the organization and is a career .270 hitter with 23 home runs, 119 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 503 major league games.
Joseph, 21, was hitting .260 with eight home runs and 38 RBI in 80 games for double-A Richmond this season. Last year, he batted .270 with 22 home runs and 95 RBI in 127 games for single-A San Jose. Joseph was originally selected in the second round of the 2009 draft out of Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Az.
Rosin, 23, has gone 2-1 with 10 saves and a 4.31 ERA in 34 games (five starts) for single-A San Jose this season. In his 56.1 innings pitched, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound right-hander has 68 strikeouts (10.86 SO/9.0 IP). Rosin was a fourth-round selection of the Giants in the 2010 draft out of the University of Minnesota.
Pence, 29, was acquired by the Phillies on July 29 of last season from the Houston Astros. In 155 games for the Phillies since his acquisition, he batted .289 with 27 doubles, 28 home runs and 94 RBI. This season, Pence was hitting .271 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI in 101 games. He was leading the Phillies in runs (59), hits (108), home runs, RBI, walks (37) and total bases (178) and was tied for the lead in games.
ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins turned to internal candidates to fill two critical vacancies, promoting Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator and Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator.
Cavanaugh was the team's quarterbacks coach and Manusky its outside linebackers coach last season. The Redskins announced the promotions Monday along with the hires of Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach and Jim Tomsula as defensive line coach.
It has been an offseason of upheaval for the coaching staff after the Redskins fired defensive coordinator Joe Barry and a few assistants and offensive coordinator Sean McVay left to become head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.
In its efforts to replace Barry after ranking 28th defensively in consecutive seasons, Washington interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, former Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine and former Buffalo Bills assistant Rob Ryan before opting for Manusky. The 50-year-old Manusky has been defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and 49ers and worked with Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan in San Francisco.
Known for his fiery personality and booming voice on the practice fields, Manusky had only been on coach Jay Gruden's staff for one season as outside linebackers coach. Middle linebacker Will Compton tweeted: "Congrats to Coach Manusky!" when players were informed of his promotion.
Cavanaugh was Washington's quarterbacks coach for the past two years as Kirk Cousins twice set the franchise record for passing yards in a season. Cousins' status for 2017 remains in doubt after playing last season on the franchise tag, but with McVay gone he'll have a familiar face as his offensive coordinator.
The Sixers earned another last second win on Friday night while Joel Embiid was sitting on the bench after banging up his knee against the Portland Trailblazers.
So with Embiid on the bench, someone else had to step up and be the MVP.
And then Embiid tweeted something mysterious following the game.
Who is this Danielle and why is she the MVP?
The folks over at CSNPhilly's Breakfast on Broad did some digging this morning and may have unearthed who the "Danielle" Embiid was referring to was.
This is her on Friday night.
After going through the game footage, they found this shot of Embiid with a very pretty young lady who they believe to be Canadian model Danielle Knudson. Now, her Wiki page says she was dating some tenis player as of a year or so ago. But times and dating habbits can change.
Could Danielle Knudson be Embiid celebrity crush?
You'll also notice Embiid's latest Instagram was posted from the location listed as "Danielle's."
Another possible theory: Joel Embiid is messing with all of us regarding his "celebrity crush" and getting a date by making the All-Star game. He prob just has a crush on a model and made up the whole date-if-he-makes-the-ASG thing.