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Archive: December, 2008

Mixed signals on DeRosa deal

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 3:30 PM
Paul Hagen reporting from the winter meetings ... UPDATED, 5:56 p.m. ESPN’s Steve Phillips has reported that a three-sided deal that would bring Cubs infielder-outfielder Mark DeRosa to the Phillies could be imminent. The former Mets general manager-turned-broadcaster said the Phillies would... Read more

The K-Rod Deal; Pettitte

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 2:51 PM
29 - Number of blown saves last season by the Mets 15 - Number of blown saves last season by the Phils 3 - Number of games out of first place the Mets finished last season. I bring to you these numbers because, as you all well know, the Mets took a big step toward solving their bullpen woes by signing... Read more

More Vegas Musings

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 10:52 AM
Heading into these winter meetings, Ruben Amaro Jr. had three options for improving the Phillies: 1) Dip into the free agent waters. 2) Hammer out a trade. 3) Put down a milli on 13 and pray for a larger bank roll. Right now, option No. 2 is all the buzz in Vegas as the Phillies have reportedly... Read more

Phillies interested in Twins' Delmon Young?

Monday, December 8, 2008, 2:05 PM
Paul Hagen reporting from the winter meetings in Las Vegas: Throwing out the ceremonial first rumor of the winter meetings ... Phillies baseball personnel have been asking pointed questions about Twins outfielder Delmon Young, the former overall No. 1 draft choice of Tampa Bay, sources told the Daily... Read more

Dick Allen, Sherry Magee denied bid to Hall

Monday, December 8, 2008, 1:27 PM
This just in from the winter meetings in Vegas. . . Former Philadelphia baseball players Dick Allen, Mickey Vernon and Sherry Magee all were denied entry to the Hall of Fame today in voting by baseball's Veterans Committee. Former Yankees and Indians infielder Joe Gordon was the only player elected... Read more

10 Questions: The Vegas Edition

Monday, December 8, 2008, 10:45 AM
I'm not about to make a federal case out of the deal, but Major League Baseball's decision to host their annual winter meetings in Las Vegas is a curious one. Of the four major sports, it is safe to say that the national past time is also the past time most sullied by gambling, and therefore most... Read more

Identity change for the Phillies?

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 11:13 AM
A report in the Boston Globe today says the Phillies have made a formal offer to free-agent righthander Derek Lowe. Meeting with reporters this afternoon, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that the team has had discussions with Lowe's agent, but declined to confirm or deny the Globe report... Read more

Braves to make a play for Burnett?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 11:11 AM
After trading for Javier Vazquez yesterday, it appears the Braves are not finished. A report in the New York Daily News has them preparing a five-year offer for Blue Jays righthander A.J. Burnett. The Phillies have kicked the tires on Burnett this offseason, just as they did around the trading deadline... Read more

No arbitration offers to Moyer, Burrell

Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 12:00 AM
Paul Hagen reporting ... Conventional wisdom had it that, if nothing else, the Phillies would offer salary arbitration to at least lefthander Jamie Moyer. Conventional wisdom whiffed. National League sources confirmed to the Daily News that the midnight deadline to offer arbitration passed with... Read more
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