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Archive: January, 2012

Phillies, Kendrick agree to one-year deal

Friday, January 13, 2012, 1:06 PM
What is rotation depth worth to the Phillies? Apparently, $3.6 million. That's the salary Ruben Amaro Jr. and Co. will pay Kyle Kendrick this year as the two sides avoided arbitration and reached an agreement on a one-year, $3.585 million contract. Kendrick is likely to enter the season as a long... Read more

Alex Trebek declares war on Philadelphia

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:45 PM
If you ever get the opportunity to throw a witty comeback into the face of Alex Trebek on national television, hopefully you will take better advantage of it than Brandon Libby of Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey did tonight. Libby, a new contestant on tonight's episode of Jeopardy, describes himself as an... Read more

What to expect from Vance Worley?

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 9:03 AM
I just finished answering a question for one of the baseball preview magazines that will be hitting shelves over the next couple of months, and because it is one that we have not really addressed here, I figured I'd share. The question: Was the Vance Worley we saw as a rookie the real deal or will... Read more

Phillies release Bowker

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 3:43 PM
The Phillies have released outfielder John Bowker to allow him to pursue an opportunity with a team in Japan, the club announced. In a combined 31 major league games between the Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Bowker, 28, batted .133 with two RBI. He spent the majority of the 2011 season... Read more

Evaluating the Phillies' offseason

Monday, January 9, 2012, 2:07 PM
Few of the decisions that the Phillies have made during this quickly-fading offseason should have come as a surprise. Ruben Amaro Jr.'s philosophy fit his track record: prioritize pitching and defense, strike early, and open the check book aggressively. Throughout the latter stages of the 2011 season... Read more

Angels 'very, very unlikely' to pursue Madson

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 3:44 PM
It seems as if the potential landing spots for closer Ryan Madson are continuing to dwindle. Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto told the Los Angeles Times that it is "very, very unlikely" that the team would acquire Madson. "What I'll say with some degree of certainty is that our most significant... Read more
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