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Archive: November, 2009

Arbitration deadline is tomorrow

Monday, November 30, 2009, 12:24 PM
Hard to believe it is the last day of November already. At the moment, all is quiet on the free agent front, but tomorrow is an interesting day around the majors, as it is the last day for teams to offer arbitration to their free agent players. As of midnight tomorrow, the Phillies might not have to... Read more

Leftovers: Props for Utley's base-running; Looking at starters

Friday, November 27, 2009, 10:02 AM
It is hard for me to watch baseball on TV. Frankly, it is hard for me to watch anything on TV. I have the attention span of a two-year-old who has just mainlined a double espresso. Anything beyond The Office or It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia or Lost, and I'm chasing butterflies and picking dafodils... Read more

Moyer hospitalized

Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 6:17 PM
Veteran lefty Jamie Moyer is expected to spend the next few days at Thomas Jefferson University hospital as doctors attempt to pinpoint the cause of renewed pain in his surgically-repaired groin/lower abdomen. Here's team doctor Michael Ciccotti on the situation, which he says should not at this point... Read more

MVP, CYA, and JOY: Maybe what we really need is a CHANGE

Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 12:51 PM
Well, it's awards season in baseball, the magical time of year when the Baseball Writers Association of America hands out its prestigious hardware and sports writers everywhere do what they do best: namely, snicker at the perceived short-comings of other sports writers. Yes, we love watching one of... Read more

Phillies and Castro agree to deal

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 3:40 PM
He doesn't have a beard. But the Phillies apparently think Juan Castro can replace Eric Bruntlett in other regards. A source familiar with talks between the club and the veteran infielder said the two sides have agreed in principle on a one-year major league deal with a club option, pending a physical... Read more

Pujols wins NL MVP; Howard third

Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 2:07 PM
Albert Pujols was the unanimous choice for National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The Phillies' Ryan Howard was third, narrowly finishing behind Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who had 15 second-place votes. Milwaukee's Prince Fielder was fourth. Only... Read more

Phillies FA Preview: Third Base

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 5:02 PM
Over the past couple of days, we've taken a look at the various avenues the Phillies might take once the free agent signing period begins tomorrow. To recap, the Phillies have seven open roster spots to fill between now and spring training -- a starting third baseman, three relievers, a back-up catcher... Read more

Phillies FA Preview: The Bench

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1:58 PM
Want to know the most amazing stat of this postseason? It wasn't Cole Hamels' or Cliff Lee's ERA, or Carlos Ruiz's batting average, or Ryan Howard's RBIs in the first two rounds or strikeouts in the World Series. It was this: The six non-regular position players on the Phillies postseason roster combined... Read more

Three players added to Phils' 40-man roster

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 2:28 PM
The Phillies added two pitchers and an outfielder to their 40-man roster today. Lefthander Yohan Flande, righthander Jesus Sanchez and outfielder Quintin Berry had their contracts selected to the 40-man roster, the team announced. Berry hit .266 with five home runs, 28 RBI and 48 stolen bases in... Read more

Phillies Free Agent Preview: The Pen

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 10:13 AM
Free agency begins in earnest on Friday, when teams are allowed to negotiate with and sign players from other clubs. Since the end of the World Series, the Phillies have been allowed to talk in general terms with agents. But except for their own free agents, they have not been allowed to talk dollars... Read more
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