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Archive: January, 2012

Valdez traded to Reds for lefty reliever

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 4:13 PM
The Phillies have traded versatile infielder Wilson Valdez to the Reds for lefthanded relief pitcher Jeremy Horst, according to general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. Valdez, 33, spent the last 2 years with the Phillies, hitting .249 this past season with one home run and 30 RBI in 99 games. Valdez played... Read more

Soooo, about that Ryan Howard contract extension. . .

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 2:51 PM
Now that Prince Fielder has landed in Detroit and Albert Pujols in Anaheim and Adrian Gonzalez in Boston, one thing has become unmistakably clear: one way or another, the Phillies erred in their management of Ryan Howard's service time and salary. Heading into 2012, the Phillies can only hope that... Read more

Philadelphia Sportsweek Podcast Episode 1

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6:20 PM
The Eagles finished with eight wins. The Phillies finished with 102. But who was the bigger disappointment? And, more importantly, what does each team need to do to make 2012 a year of fulfilled expectations? Daily News writers David Murphy and Rich Hofmann tackle both questions in full detail in... Read more

Moyer accepts offer from Rockies

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 8:42 PM
Jamie Moyer has accepted a minor league contract from the Colorado Rockies, pending a physical the team announced tonight. The deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training. "We think (he's the ultimate pro)," general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver Post. "If he can still get people... Read more

Video: Phillies' Prospects Get Media Training

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 8:19 PM
Video: Ten of the Philadelphia Phillies' top prospects received media training on Wednesday including Phillippe Aumont and Trevor May. Marcus Hayes of the Daily News reports. Read more

Pence: 'It's World Series or bust' in 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 8:56 AM
Calling the 2011 Phillies "one of the greatest teams ever assembled to not win the World Series," outfielder Hunter Pence says the 2012 edition will have a hunger to take care of unfinished business. "I'm getting ready every day," Pence said during an interview on WIP. "We have a lot of unfinished... Read more

Phillies reach deals with Hamels, Valdez

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 12:28 PM
The Phillies have never been a team that cared much for arbitration hearings. Their actions leading into today's 1 p.m. deadline to trade numbers with their eligible players seem to support that position. The Phillies have agreed to a 1-year, $15 million contract with Cole Hamels and also have agreed... Read more

Phillies make Pineiro signing official

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 12:18 PM
The Phillies officially announced the signing of righthander Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Piñeiro, 33, went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA in 27 games (24 starts) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last year. In 20 of those starts, he was 7-4 with a... Read more

Rockies make Jamie Moyer an offer

Monday, January 16, 2012, 7:04 PM
Jamie Moyer has been offered a minor league contract by the Colorado Rockies, a source confirmed to the Daily News. The source said Moyer could be awaiting an offer from another team as well. Moyer, who turned 49 in November, spent the last 4 1/2 of his 24 major league seasons with the Phillies.... Read more

Phillies reportedly add Joel Pineiro

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 5:20 PM
The Philles have agreed to a minor league contract with righthander Joel Pineiro, according to a report. The contract includes an invitation to big-league spring training, reported. Pineiro, 33, went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA last season in 27 games, including 24 starts, with the Angels. He spent... Read more
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