Phillies Notes: New BP Jerseys, Werth Really Loves 28, JC the Slugger, Kendrick's Arb

Phillies Notes: New BP Jerseys, Werth Really Loves 28, JC the Slugger, Kendrick's Arb

Head on down to your local Modell's and pick up on of these new 2011 Spring Training/Batting Practice jerseys for any player from your favorite baseball squadron. According to our baseball source (Meech), this year's jerseys are "similar to the old ones, but have sewn-on numbers and it's button down." Looks like $99 well spent to me. Couple more photos below.

And while we're discussing jerseys, check out this gem from Uniwatch: "The Phillies had originally planned to go with low-rider uni numbers in 1970. They eventually decided to have them aligned with the chest logo, but it’s interesting to see that they had considered doing it the other way."

Don Money and Billy Wilson looking good.

And while we're discussing jersey numbers, Jayson Werth actually negotiated his No. 28 into his contract with the Nationals.

From the same Jayson Stark article, Phillies reliever J.C. Romero has an interesting clause in his new contract as well: "Phillies reliever J.C. Romero got a $50,000 Silver Slugger incentive in his new deal. OK, so he may not be in Wang's offensive class. But Romero's last at-bat was in 2007, he's gotten one at-bat since 2003, and June 15 will mark the 10th anniversary of his last (and only) hit -- a double off Julian Tavarez."

Everything you wanted to know about what kind of deal Kyle Kendrick should be awarded in arbitration.

Finally, we bring you this PET RAZOR + ZWR joint:

And a couple more shots of the first jerseys mentioned above from Modell's.

Report: Eagles expected to hire Mike Groh as receivers coach

Report: Eagles expected to hire Mike Groh as receivers coach

It look like the Eagles have found their replacement for Greg Lewis.

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are expected to hire Rams receivers/passing game coordinator Mike Groh.

The news that the Eagles fired Lewis came out on Jan. 9 and the team has been looking for a replacement. They reportedly interviewed Groh and Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

Groh, 45, spent the 2016 season with the Rams after three years as the Bears' receivers coach. Groh is available because the Rams switched head coaches, bringing in Sean McVay.

Before coming to the NFL, Groh was a longtime coach at the college level. He is the son of former Virginia head coach Al Groh and eventually became an offensive coordinator under his father before bouncing from Alabama to Louisville and then back to Alabama before heading to the NFL. 

Groh was actually the quarterback at Virginia in the 90s before his father ever coached there. Groh's first coaching job was under his father as assistant coach with the Jets in 2000, when Al Groh was named their head coach for the season. 

If the Eagles are looking to sign a big-name free agent at wide receiver, there could be a reunion of sorts in Philly. During his four seasons as an NFL receivers coach, Groh has worked with Alshon Jeffery and Kenny Britt, who are two of the top receivers who will be available.

The Eagles started their season with a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick at wide receiver, but their unit was one of the worst in the NFL. Jordan Matthews was consistent, but tight end Zach Ertz was the team's leading receiver.

It's unlikely Groh will have the same unit to work with as Lewis did in 2016, but it is likely Groh will be expected to get more out of his group in 2017.