It’s a time of transition for the Philadelphia 76ers, for the organization and for the players. While general manager Sam Hinkie goes through the process of rebuilding the roster, there are a few veterans who are caught in the middle.
As I start writing this, there is the possibility that I will have to trash it at any second. We’ve been waiting since Sunday for a big NBA trade, now that the December 15th, ‘anyone can be traded,’ date has passed. Nothing has happened, and I feel like we’re going to see something soon.
Trade rumors have circulated about just about every player on the Phillies so far this season. Domonic Brown’s name has been mentioned often, Jonathan Papelbon is the subject of many rumors, and just last week the Phillies were reportedly ready to listen to offers for both Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
With Roy Halladay’s retirement, and today’s report from baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Phillies could go from the five aces they had just a few years back, to zero aces.
Reports say the Phillies are ‘actively shopping’ Domonic Brown.
The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night.
For what seems like no particular reason other than the Cavs continuing to struggle, and the Bulls losing Derrick Rose, the Evan Turner trade engine has been working double time this week.
The Evan Turner trade rumor machine is operating at full speed right now. Yesterday, a suggested trade to the Bulls was making the rounds, now, another midwestern team seems to be a possibility.
There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.
Though the Phillies have clear holes in their every day lineup, their starting rotation is a work in progress as well. The Phillies could be attempting to fill out their rotation with another ace.+
This week’s made up trade involves Thaddeus Young, and three other teams.
The Eagles traded defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and a sixth round pick to the New England Patriots for a fifth round pick, a league source tells CBS Philly.
After weeks, months, of finding a way to trade Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes, and once in a while Evan Turner, we gave made-up trade-master Ethan Giles (on Twitter @Giles1228) a week to work with other teams.
When the made-up trade every week focuses on Thad Young, it’s not due to a lack of respect or like for Thad or his game.
With Chip Kelly’s offense being the talk of the town this week, I applaud the creativity exhibited in today’s made-up trade.