The Chad Qualls Nightmare Is Over for Now

The Chad Qualls Nightmare Is Over for Now

You won't get the opportunity to watch Chad Qualls blow today's game against the Pirates.

Following last night's game, Charlie Manuel was asked at what point do you start just running up youngsters from inside the system one by one to see if any of them can handle a bullpen role better than those currently there who had been floundering all season. Manuel hinted that that was exactly what the team may need to start doing.

Today, they're giving Jeremy Horst his shot. Horst was promoted to the big league club from Lehigh Valley as Chad Qualls was designated for assignment.

Horst came over from Cincinatti in the Wilson Valdez trade this offseason. From the official release:

Horst has gone 2-1 with two saves and a 2.11 ERA in 26 games with the
IronPigs this season.  Since April 28, Horst has posted a 1.61 ERA with
22 strikeouts in 27.1 innings for Lehigh Valley.  The 26-year-old made
12 relief appearances with the Cincinnati Reds last season, posting a
2.93 ERA in 15.1 innings.

Horst will wear No 47.

Joe Savery was also DFA'd with Brian Sanches getting another call up.

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UPDATE! Qualls did not take the news well this morning and asked Ruben to trade him. Let's play a game and guess what you think the Phillies could get in return in a trade for Chad Qualls?

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Here's Manuel talking last night about the shoddy penmanship.

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

What a week it's been for Chris Christie. 

After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."

He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list. 

"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said. 

(Three fire emojis).

"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."

Boom. Roasted.

Watch the full video for more.

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.

He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.

It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.

The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."

Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right? 

Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:

And:

And:

After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:

[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.

More to this as we learn it...