An Andre Dillard for Kareem Hunt Trade?!? Okay, Why Not!

Jakib Media’s Dan Sileo took to social media on Saturday to proclaim the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns trade intentions.

Andre Dillard for Kareem Hunt?!? Straight up? Outright!?

Is this a statement, a rumor, a hot take? Let’s let the GIF do the talking.

It feels like more “hot take” bullshit from a guy with 15,000 (yea I’m jealous, give me a follow) social media followers. But let’s explore this one for the fun of it.

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Phillies Roster Moves: Brandon Marsh to the IL, Bradley Zimmer Claimed Off Waivers

The Philadelphia Phillies made a series of roster moves on Thursday to address the suddenly dire outfield situation.

First, outfielder Brandon Marsh has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle.  In a corresponding move, designated hitter Bryce Harper has been placed on the 60-day injured list.  In a corresponding move to the corresponding move, the Phillies claimed outfielder Bradley Zimmer off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Let’s start with Harper. 

His move to the 60-day IL is simply a housekeeping measure.  Harper, who has been out of the lineup since late June with a broken thumb, is eligible to return to the Phillies next week.  The reigning NL MVP took batting practice earlier this week for the first time since having thumb surgery.  Harper is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment in the next few days and possibly return by next week or early the following week. 

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Trolls New York Mets Analyst Keith Hernandez

The production crew at NBC Sports Philadelphia deserves an Emmy or something. The NBCSP (God, CSN was easier to write) crew has gone ALL IN on trolling New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez.

Some of backstory here. The Mets analyst and infamous “spitter”, Hernandez bitched about not wanting to call last weekends Phillies-Mets series because the Phillies don’t play fundamental baseball or some bullshit.

“I’ve expressed to the front office – not the Mets front office, our front office at SNY- that I hate doing Phillie games, so I guess they gave me the series off. They’re hot right now, I would like to see them. But as far as fundamentally and defensively the Phillies have always been just not up to it.”

Keith Hernandez, New York Mets/SNY Analyst

The quote didn’t play too well in Philadelphia. There were a few days of fury, mostly on Twitter, rightfully lambasting Hernandez. But that chatter died rather quickly as Phillies fans seemingly moved on.

Well, someone at NBCSP know how to hold a grudge. The trolling of Hernandez commenced immediately and with the wrath of a scorned ex.

Quips and graphics like the one above have been the norm on NBCSP produced Phillies broadcasts for the past week. Well, today the production crew decided to up the ante with a “Keith Hernandez Approved Fundamental Play” graphic on the broadcast.

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Phillies OF Brandon Marsh in “High Spirits” After Injury

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh left Tuesday night’s game with what looked like a nasty knee injury.  The recently acquired outfielder attempted to rob a Jonathan India home run and came down awkwardly, buckling his left knee in the process.  Marsh was helped to his feet and gingerly left the field on his own power. 

Marsh told the assembled media that he was “very optimistic” and his “spirits are high.”

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WOJ: Ben Simmons and Sixers Reach an Agreement on His Salary Grievance

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Sixers and Ben Simmons have reached a settlement agreement regarding Simmons’s salary grievance.

Simmons filed a grievance after the Sixers withheld nearly $20 million from the embattled former superstar. Simmons never played a game for the team during the 2021-22 season and was shipped to Brooklyn as part of the James Harden trade.

As Woj points out, the Sixers maintain Simmons violated his contract thus the docking of his pay.

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Phillies Promote Andrew Painter and Mick Abel to Reading

Big news for the kids.  The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly promoting starting pitchers Mick Abel and Andrew Painter to Double-A Reading.  Abel and Painter are the top two rated prospects in the Phillies system according to MLB Pipeline, MLB’s in-house prospect analysis system.

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