Phillies Make Initial Offer for Soriano

Phillies Make Initial Offer for Soriano

Via Phillies.com:

The Phillies have fired the opening salvo to bring free agent Alfonso Soriano to Philadelphia.

An industry source confirmed that the Phillies are one of "a few" teams
to present an offer to the outfielder, believed to be for four to five
years. The Phillies are also believed to be willing to go as high as
six seasons. Soriano is said to be seeking at least a six-year
commitment, and might be looking for something comparable to the
seven-year, $119 million contract Carlos Beltran received from the Mets
in Jan. 2004.

"They're in it," the source said. "They got the ball rolling."

Very interesting stuff.  The article also points out that Gillick said pitching help will likely come via trades.  That likely means that Aaron Rowand and Pat Burrell are on Gillick's list of trade bait.  I have a certain level of faith in Mr. Gillick.  Let's see what he can do.

>>Phillies attempt to woo Soriano [Phillies.com]

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.

The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.

Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.

The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.

It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.

While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.

This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.

The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.

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Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Joel Embiid really trusts the process. 

And he'll tell you as much over and over.

In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.

By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.

And he does. Trust the process.