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Archive: January, 2010

Report Card Time: Grading the Offseason

Friday, January 29, 2010, 10:40 AM
The biggest thing I miss about report cards? The little comment footnotes that teachers could add to your grade: 1 Works well with others 2 Speaks in clear sentences 3 Eats too much play-dough An entire marking period worth of homework and tests, summed up in four words pounded out by a secretary... Read more

Phils think Contreras suited for bullpen

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 1:48 PM
Given his preference Jose Contreras said he would rather start than be in the bullpen, but he said he is happy to be on a winning team, more than anything. The Phillies, however, see him as a reliever, signing him to a low-risk, high-reward 1-year, $1.5 million contract that the Daily News' David... Read more

Phillies announce Contreras signing

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 11:07 AM
The Phillies have announced the signing of pitcher Jose Contreras, as expected, after Contreras passed a physical. The deal is for 1-year and worth $1.5 million. Earlier this week, manager Charlie Manuel said Contreras would start spring training with the starters but would likely be used in the... Read more

Settling the dust: Payroll and such

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 5:11 PM
It's been a hectic week as Scott Proefrock and Co. have blown through their arbitration cases like they had somewhere better to be on Feb. 1. The theme of the offseason has been cost-certainty, particularly through 2012. The Phillies doled out three-year contracts to Roy Halladay, Placido Polanco... Read more

Phillies finalize deal with Ruiz

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 2:47 PM
The Phillies finalized a 3-year, $8.85 million deal with catcher Carlos Ruiz after Ruiz passed a physical earlier today. The deal includes a $5 million club option for 2013, which would be Ruiz’ first year of free agency. The Panama native has started 292 games behind the plate over the last... Read more

Manuel: 'We owe the Yankees one'

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 12:42 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel had his first press conference since the season ended today at Citizens Bank Park, hitting on a number of topics. Here is some of what he had to say: On his weight loss: “I tried on some of my sports coats and they were big on me. They dwarfed me.” On the... Read more

Rumors of J.A. Happ's pending demise may be exaggerated

Monday, January 25, 2010, 1:12 PM
Sociologists sometimes refer to a phenomenon called "The Pendulum Effect," which refers to the tendency of folks on opposite sides of an argument to make increasingly extreme statements until we reach a point where all Democrats are baby-slaying, liberty-hating communists and all Republicans... Read more

Your new Chan Ho Park

Friday, January 22, 2010, 3:42 PM
The past two seasons, the Phillies bullpen has received a critical boost from a former starting pitcher who re-invented himself in the bullpen. In 2008, it was Chad Durbin. Last year, it was Chan Ho Park. This year, Jose Contreras will attempt to fill the void. The Phillies have agreed to terms on... Read more

Victorino signs for three years, $22 million

Friday, January 22, 2010, 9:53 AM
The Phillies have signed center fielder Shane Victorino to a three-year, $22 million extension that buys out one year of free agency and keeps him in the fold through 2012. A press conference is scheduled for 12 p.m. Victorino hit .292 with a .358 on base percentage and won his second consecutive... Read more

Blanton deal stacks up favorably for Phils

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 4:34 PM
In the end, the $10.25 million arbitration request Joe Blanton filed was likely little more than a negotiating ploy, an expensive hammer to hold over the Phillies heads as the sides hammered out a three-year, $24 million deal that was announced today. Save for the usual caveats about pitchers and... Read more
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