The Phillies have traded 40-year-old bench bat Jeff Conine to the Reds for two minor leaugers and a bag of used equipment. I'm not quite sure what the reasoning is on this one. He didn't cost much, and if the team is building a contender for this year, I'd rather have a seasoned veteran than two guys who won't see big league time for a while (at best). Here's what United Press had to say about your new Phils:
Moran is returning the Phillies organization that traded him to
Cincinnati in 2004. He hit .328 while splitting time between the
Single-A and Double-A levels last season.
Key hit .220 in 42 Single A games last season.
Conine's Canines were not available for comment.
Sixers update: Joe Juliano of the Inquirer reports that the team has talked to Larry Brown about returning as an advisor. I liked Brown when he was here, but having a Hall of Fame coach sitting in the owner's box and Mo Cheeks calling X's and O's doesn't make much sense, so either they're just letting Brown keep his contacts hot while he's in the job hunt, or the brass's confidence in Mo is wavering.
NEWARK, Del. -- Freshman Ryan Daly scored 27 points and Delaware avenged its worst loss of the season, upsetting Northeastern 69-62 on Thursday night for the Blue Hens' first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season.
Cazmon Hayes added 13 points and Eric Carter 11 for Delaware (8-12, 1-6), which snapped a six-game losing streak that had included a 36-point loss, 90-54, to the Huskies on Jan. 5.
T.J. Williams scored 28 points, the only Huskies player to reach double figures. Northeastern (12-7, 5-2) lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak.
Three-pointers by Devonne Pinkard and Daly gave Delaware the lead for good at 46-41 with 11 minutes left. A 14-2 run with eight points each from Carter and Daly made it a 12-point lead with two minutes to go.
Delaware made 17 of 22 free throws to 7 of 14 for Northeastern.
ELON, N.C. -- Tyler Seibring scored a career-high 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Steven Santa Ana added 22 points and Elon beat Drexel 93-73 on Thursday night.
Seibring scored 20-plus for the third time this season, hitting 4 of 6 from distance, and Elon led from start to finish. It was Santa Ana's sixth career 20-plus game in just his sophomore season.
The Phoenix hit double-digit 3-pointers (10) for the 10th time this season.
Dainan Swoope scored 16 points, Brian Dawkins 13 and Dmitri Thompson 12 for Elon (11-9, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which hit 25 of 28 free-throw attempts -- including 17 of 18 in the second half.
Elon scored the first nine points of the game and had a 10-point lead at halftime.
Kurk Lee and John Moran each scored 15 points for Drexel (7-12, 1-5). Miles Overton added 13 points and Sammy Mojica 10.