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Archive: December, 2011

Some optimism about Rollins

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 6:10 PM
There was a lot more optimism flowing from the Phillies' camp today, much of it stemming from a late-night meeting that Ruben Amaro Jr. had with Dan Lozano, the agent for shortstop Jimmy Rollins. While Amaro declined to discuss specifics, he sounded more upbeat about the situation than yesterday, when... Read more

Phillies, Brewers going toe-to-toe for Rollins?

Monday, December 5, 2011, 4:54 PM
You can put at least one name on your list of serious suitors for Jimmy Rollins. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke did little to hide his team's interest in the free agent short stop. Asked how Rollins would look in a Brewers uniform, the manager smiled and said, "He'd look good." While the Brewers have... Read more

Where would Aramis Ramirez fit in the Phillies' line-up?

Monday, December 5, 2011, 3:50 PM
We are only midway through Day 1 of the 2011 Winter Meetings and already the rumors are flying fast and furious. The most intriguing scuttlebut, as you read in our previous post, involves the Phillies' interest in free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Not coincidentally, the interest was first reported... Read more

Reports: Phillies pursue Aramis Ramirez, look to deal Polanco

Monday, December 5, 2011, 1:00 PM
Following a report from the Palm Beach Post earlier today that the Phillies are "strong players" for free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez comes a report that the Phillies are actively shopping Placido Polanco. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are looking to move Polanco, according... Read more

Making some sense of the Laynce Nix deal

Monday, December 5, 2011, 12:36 AM
At first glance, the signing of Laynce Nix to a two-year deal, which a baseball source said would likely happen this week after veteran journeyman takes a physical, might not make a heck of a lot of sense. Aside from birth date, the 31-year-old Nix doesn't figure to give the Phillies any more production... Read more

Ryan Howard: 'Progressing and coming along'

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 1:48 PM
Ryan Howard is off crutches and said his rehabilitation from rupturing his left Achilles tendon during the National League Division Series is "progressing and coming along." Howard wore a walking boot as he limped into the mayor's reception room in City Hall Thursday to announce a $1.2 million donation... Read more
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