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Archive: November, 2009

Happ finished second in Rookie of the Year voting

Monday, November 16, 2009, 2:04 PM
Phillies lefthander J.A. Happ finished second. in the voting for National League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan won the award, outpointing Happ, despite Happ appearing on all 32 ballots. Coghan got 17 first-place votes,... Read more

Phillies bid adieu to Bruntlett

Monday, November 16, 2009, 12:04 PM
One of the Phillies' goals this offseason is to find a utlity infielder capable of providing Charlie Manuel with an adequate defensive and offensive option to spell middle infielders Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. It was pretty evident that the club did not view Eric Bruntlett as an option, but that... Read more

Happ contender for rookie of year

Sunday, November 15, 2009, 7:25 PM
J.A. Happ already has been named the National League’s top rookie by The Sporting News. The Phillies lefthander has also won that honor from his peers with the MLB Players Choice Award. He’ll find out Monday if he will add the most prestigious of these awards to his resumé when... Read more

Lidge has flexor tendon repaired

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 9:40 PM
Closer Brad Lidge had surgery Wednesday to repair his flexor pronator tendon, but the Phillies said in a statement that they are hopeful the righthander will be ready "close to Opening Day." Lidge, who blew 11 saves and posted a 7.21 ERA after going 41-for-41 in save opportunities in 2008... Read more

Rollins, Victorino win Gold Gloves again

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 3:36 PM
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins and centerfield Shane Victorino again took home National League Gold Glove awards today. Rollins won for the third consecutive year and had a .990 fielding percentage, the best in the major leagues at his position. He committed a league-best and career-low six errors in 607... Read more

Putting things in perspective: 3B, No. 7 and the GM Meetings

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 9:23 AM
Got a text from a friend last night. Told her I was in Chicago. She said "awesome." And I really can't blame her. Chicago, after all, is awesome. Belushi, Second City, Oprah, the Lake, every good-looking Midwestern girl who wasn't content to settle down with her high school sweetheart in... Read more

Phillies decline option on Feliz

Sunday, November 8, 2009, 6:21 PM
The Phillies have declined the option for 2010 on third baseman Pedro Feliz’ contract, general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. announced in a press release. The Phillies had a $5.5 million option, a $5 million salary for 2010 and a $500,000 buyout. Feliz, 34, batted .266 with 12 home runs and 82 RBI... Read more

Three Phillies to have surgery

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 6:21 PM
The Phillies announced that three players will undergo surgery in the coming days. According to a press release, righthander Brad Lidge is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday to remove a loose body from his right elbow. Team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti will perform the surgery. Lidge will also... Read more

Amaro on Free Agency: Lee's option exercised, Myers gone, More

Friday, November 6, 2009, 10:49 AM
Ruben Amaro Jr. shed some light on the Phillies' offseason strategy today. Before we get into the interesting philosophical stuff, there are a few pieces of news that came out of the news conference: 1) As expected, the Phillies exercised Cliff Lee's $9 million option, officially bringing back the... Read more

Taking stock of the payroll

Friday, November 6, 2009, 7:44 AM
The Phillies' Opening Day payroll was a club-record $130,844,098 this season, including nearly $20 million that was guaranteed to former players Adam Eaton, Geoff Jenkins and Jim Thome. Thanks to a club-record attendance of 3,600,693 and eight home postseason games, a payroll increase is not out of... Read more
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