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Archive: January, 2010

Who do we hate more: Mark McGwire or ourselves?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 4:18 PM
Good news: I've recovered from watching Bear Grylls give himself an enema on prime time television. So, after four days spent rocking back and forth while curled in the fetal position, let's wash away the memory once and for all (OK, poor choice of words) by talking some ball. 1) Fear and Self-Loathing... Read more

Eyre RV's into the sunset with no ill will

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 5:26 PM
Scott Eyre was a little disappointed at first when the Phillies offered him a minor league deal, rather than a guaranteed contract and spot on the active roster. But as time passed, the veteran lefty understood the club's position. And, more importantly, he began to realize his own. "I think... Read more

Top prospect Brown among 13 spring training invitees

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 2:08 PM
Thirteen more players have been invited to Phillies spring training as non-roster invitees, the team announced today. The list includes top prospect Domonic Brown, former No. 1 draft pick Joe Savery and Phillipe Aumont and Tyson Gillies, both acquired in the Cliff Lee trade. Here is bio information... Read more

LOOGY: Availability, and reality

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 12:09 PM
With 23 roster spots filled by players who will make an estimated $138 million, the Phillies enter the final month of the offseason with very little monetary or logistical flexibility. Which means their search to bolster their pitching depth, which we highlighted yesterday, will almost certainly be... Read more

Updated Payroll. . .and Depth (Updated)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 11:14 AM
1. Jonathon Broxton 2. Ramon Troncoso 3. Ronald Belisario 4. Hong-Chih Kuo 5. George Sherrill Good morning. We'll start with a brain teaser. Above is a list of five names. All of them share three major commonalities. Actually, they share four major commonalities if you count the fact that they are... Read more

Phils see good value in Baez

Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 12:01 PM
The Phillies made little secret of their wishes for bolstering their bullpen this season, and Danys Baez was not number on on their list of priorities. But given some of the contracts awarded to targets like Brandon Lyon and Fernando Rodney, who signed for a combined $26 million over five years, and... Read more

Introducing. . .Danys Baez

Monday, January 4, 2010, 2:52 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. has reminded us plenty of times this season that there is no giant pit of loose bills at Citizens Bank Park where he can do the Scrooge McDuck backstroke during his lunch hour. He operates in the real world, where there are payroll budgets and spending limits, kind of like you and your... Read more
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