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Winter Meetings, Day 3: Gload, Halladay, Lee, Chapman and more

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 4:30 PM
We're still here in Indianapolis at the appropriately named Winter Meetings: Lots of meetings, and lots and lots of winter. Today's weather features driving win that just about ripped the door off of the taxi cab I took to the downtown Marriott and periodic snow showers. I'm told by folks in the know... Read more

Day 2 Recap: Chapman, Mathieson, Drabek and More

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 7:01 PM
Another slow day here at the Marriott in beautiful downtown Indianapolis. Those of you who are hoping to Google your newest Phillie sometime this week might be disappointed, since Ruben Amaro Jr. said today he did not anticipate anything happening before the winter meetings break on Thursday. Regardless... Read more

Phillies have interest in Cuban phenom Aroldis Chapman

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 4:44 PM
He likely wouldn't be ready to contribute on Opening Day. And there's a chance he won't set foot on a big league mound in 2010. But you can add at least one intriguing name to Ruben Amaro Jr.'s wish list in his hunt for pitching this offseason. The Phillies are one of a number of teams who have been... Read more

On Indianapolis and Kentucky Joe

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 11:01 AM
Some might argue that holding baseball's winter meetings in Indianapolis is akin to holding the Academy Awards in Duluth. Or the Republican National Convention in Burlington. Or the G8 summit in Pittsburgh. They might argue that corralling all the boys of summer and sending them to a place where yesterday... Read more

Winter Meetings: Decisions on Durbin, Park loom

Monday, December 7, 2009, 1:16 PM
The Phillies will have an important sit-down with representatives from the Beverly Hills Sports Council later on today, where they'll discuss two clients whose futures with the club are up in the air. First, the two sides will attempt to make some headway at returning Chan Ho Park to Philadelphia for... Read more

Back to the bullpen: Lyon a possibility?

Friday, December 4, 2009, 12:00 PM
We've got a ton to get to today, including a comprehensive breakdown of the Placido Polanco move, but first let's take a quick look at where the Phillies' three free agent signings leaves them in terms of available money and potential places to spend it. I. Payroll Committments for 2010 As you'll... Read more

Phillies, Polanco agree to deal

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 12:49 PM
UPDATED: The Phillies have confirmed the 3-year, $18 million deal with a mutual option for a fourth year. “We’re very happy to have Placido back in a Phillies uniform,” Ruben Amaro Jr said in a statement. “He’s a professional hitter who will enhance our lineup. As a Gold... Read more

Fox Sports: Phils could offer 2 year, $10-12 million to Polanco

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 12:23 AM
The Phillies have the wherewithall - and desire - to sign veteran infielder Placido Polanco to a two-year contract worth between $10 and $12 million, reported Wednesday night, citing a "source familiar with the Phillies intentions." Earlier this evening, the Phillies' official... Read more

No arb offers for Park, Eyre; Smoltz an option; More

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 4:59 PM
Want to know what the Phillies clubhouse looks like on a Tuesday afternoon in December? It's kind of eerie, really. The lockers are vacant, the office chairs that normally sit in front of them are vacant, the coffee tables are stowed away. It is less Pompei and more science classroom in the middle... Read more

Homecoming for Schneider

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 12:26 PM
The Phillies didn't have to look far for their back-up catcher -- just a couple counties to the north, actually. Former Northampton High star Brian Schneider has passed a physical and will soon sign a deal to play for his hometown team, sources confirmed to the Daily News earlier today. Schneider... Read more
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