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Archive: January, 2010

Blanton signs three-year, $24 million extension

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 2:42 PM
Updated: Phillies righthander Joe Blanton, who signed a 3-year, $24 million contract extension Thursday, spoke about his deal at a news conference: "They came at me with the prospect of going long-term. I was thrilled. I've enjoyed my time here in the past year-and-a-half. I just feel the organization... Read more

Paul Hagen Chats Phillies

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 3:00 PM
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Lidge says he could be ready for start of season

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 11:59 AM
Days after having knee surgery, Phillies closer Brad Lidge says his goal remains to be ready for the start of the season, something he termed "possible," during an interview today with the Daily News' Paul Hagen: Question: How has the offseason been to this point? Lidge: “Lots of... Read more

Report: Phils working out Gagne today

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:10 AM
His last days as a lights-out closer came in the first half of 2007. He spent last season as a starting pitcher for a team in the independent Can-Am League. But Eric Gagne has expressed a desire to return to the major leagues. And, according to a report out of Quebec, the Phillies will at least give... Read more

Arbitration numbers are in

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 5:33 PM
The Phillies and their three remaining arbitration eligible players have exchanged contract numbers. Here is the rundown: * Righthander Joe Blanton, who made $5.475 million last season, is asking for $10.25 million. The Phillies have offered $7.5 million. * Catcher Carlos Ruiz, who made $475,000... Read more

Durbin signed, sealed and delivered

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 12:35 AM
Cross one arbitration case off the list. Righthander Chad Durbin has re-signed for one year and $2.125 million, the veteran reliever confirmed late Monday night. The move leaves the Phillies with three arbitration cases, which we break down in the previous post. Read more

The Big Reveal: Projecting Tomorrow's Arbitration Exchange

Monday, January 18, 2010, 1:14 PM
Tomorrow is "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" day in Major League Baseball, when arbitration figures are exchanged. A quick breakdown of the process: Players with three years of Major League Service are arbitration eligible, meaning their salary is decided based on their service time... Read more

Four Phils file for arbitration

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 10:08 AM
It was simply a formality, but the Phillies four arbitration-eligible players were among 128 players who officially filed for salary arbitration on Friday. Pitchers Joe Blanton and Chad Durbin, catcher Carlos Ruiz and outfielder Shane Victorino filed. Blanton made $5.475 million last year, Durbin... Read more

More "minor" surgery for Lidge

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 12:16 PM
Early in the offseason, the Phillies did not anticipate Brad Lidge needing surgery on right knee, which bothered him early last season and forced him to spend some time in the disabled list. That apparently changed, as Lidge underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee yesterday, according to a press... Read more

Rollins speaks -- kind of -- and Cards look to improve

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 5:06 PM
Good news for baseball fans: Only 36 days remaining until pitchers and catchers hold their first workout in Clearwater. Good news for mankind: Only 20 days remaining until the premiere of Lost: The Final Season. With both events looming on the horizon, here's a run down of things to ponder as your... Read more
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