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Ruiz's agent: Heart and mind aligned in deal with Phillies

Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:47 PM
The Phillies have their catcher and Carlos Ruiz has the familiarity of returning to the only professional baseball organization he's ever known. Of course coming to an agreement on a free agent deal is never that simple. Ruiz, a free agent for the first time in his career and two months away from... Read more

Ruiz deal not as bad as people will claim

Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:14 PM
Yes, the Phillies overpaid for Carlos Ruiz in signing him to a three-year, $26 million contract, but the deal strikes me more as the cost of doing business in their situation rather than a wildly irresponsible deal. The club had put itself in a situation where Ruiz was the only catcher who made sense... Read more

Ruiz, Phillies reach three-year deal

Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:34 PM
The Phillies have reached an agreement with free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz on a three-year, $26 million contract, a source confirmed to the Daily News. The deal includes a club option for a fourth year, meaning the lifelong Phillie play out the rest of his career with the team. Ruiz is expected to... Read more

What is in a name, that which we call an MVP?

Friday, November 15, 2013, 11:06 AM
Nobody asked me, and, to be perfectly honest, I really do not care, but I'm going to tell you why you should feel perfectly comfortable for having voted Miguel Cabrera for MVP. I'm also going to tell you that, in general, your arguments for why you voted that way suck. First, though, to the folks on... Read more

The problem with the Phillies, in eight of their GM's words

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:51 AM
Want to know what's wrong with the Phillies? I mean, really wrong: not like Danys Baez Wrong or Laynce Nix Wrong, but the kind of Wrong that must exist for those kinds of wrongs to continue to repeat themselves. We're talking Decade-of-Futility Wrong here. Over the last two years, we've examined... Read more

Domonic Brown and the myth of the one good month

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 10:07 AM
If you're going to argue the merits of trading away Domonic Brown, at least make sure you have your facts in order. First, Brown's impressive 2013 totals were not the result of, as sometimes alleged, "one good month." In fact, Brown had two great months (.991 OPS and 12 HRs in May, .884 OPS and 6 HRs... Read more

One thought about the reported Dom Brown for Jose Bautista talks

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:52 PM
OK, I'll bite. As you may or may not have heard, Fox 29's Howard Eskin reported tonight that the Phillies are involved in serious negotiations with the Toronto Blue Jays on a deal that would send star slugger Jose Bautista to Philadelphia. Sounds great, right? Well, according to Eskin, the deal... Read more

Do you believe Marlon Byrd?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 6:21 PM
The wisdom of the Phillies' reported decision to sign Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million contract revolves heavily around one question. Do you believe Marlon Byrd? Do you believe him when he swears he has never used performance enhancing drugs? Do you believe him when he says his use of the banned... Read more

Marlon Byrd returns

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:50 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Phillies have added a righthanded hitting outfielder, according to numerous reports. Former Phillie Marlon Byrd has agreed to a two-year deal with the team. The free agent agreement was first reported by SportsRadio WIP. The Phillies have not confirmed the deal. Byrd... Read more

Scenes from the GM Meetings: Amaro's man crush

Monday, November 11, 2013, 5:33 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. – Ruben Amaro Jr. checked in to the JW Marriott Grande Lakes shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, the first of three days of general manager and owners meetings. Not long afterward, Amaro was in the midst of a rap session with Philadelphia-based baseball writers when Miami Marlins... Read more
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