John Finger


Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter.


The bases were loaded with no outs in the fourth inning and Ryan Howard strode to the plate.


There was a lot of activity around Citizens Bank Park before Monday’s game against the San Francisco Giants to kick off a seven-game homestand.


ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- It’s almost a given that the Phillies will make a few roster moves in the next two weeks.


Ryan Howard was dressed and packed up for four days off and quietly made his way for the exit.