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Archive: December, 2012

Why Cliff Lee for Justin Upton would make sense. . .

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 4:54 PM
UPDATE (5:20 p.m.): Ruben Amaro strongly denied the Lee-Upton report, saying "I don't comment on rumors but that one is absolutely and unequivocally false." - - - - The first out-of-the-blue rumor bomb just dropped here at the Opryland Hotel, with ESPN's Pedro Gomez reporting that the Phillies are... Read more

Long-time Daily News baseball writer Paul Hagen to be honored at Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:52 AM
It is with great pride that I can pass along the news that the man who introduced me to baseball writing, Mr. Paul Hagen, has been named the 2012 recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the highest honor the Baseball Writers Association of America bestows upon its membership. Paul will be honored... Read more

Amaro: More like 10 Plan Bs instead of one Plan A

Monday, December 3, 2012, 5:59 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. sounds pretty realistic when it comes to the decisions that he will encounter over the next couple of months. We just finished meeting with the Phillies GM in his suite at the Nashville Opryland Hotel. The hot topic of the afternoon is the four-year $40 million contract that Angel Pagan... Read more

Pagan signs with Giants

Monday, December 3, 2012, 4:11 PM
Last week, B.J. Upton signed with the Braves and Denard Span was traded to the Nationals. According to Ken Rosenthal, the center field options are likely to dwindle even further for the Phillies. Rosenthal reported Monday that Angel Pagan was close to re-signing with the San Francisco Giants. Jon... Read more

Brad Lidge: An Appreciation

Monday, December 3, 2012, 11:43 AM
Nine months later, it would be the site of one of the most memorable moments in Phillies history, when Roy Halladay embraced Carlos Ruiz at the conclusion of baseball’s 21st perfect game. But on Sept. 23, 2009, the Phillies had a 6-5 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth inning at Land... Read more

Phillies might have to lower standards in center field to address bullpen...or they might not

Monday, December 3, 2012, 11:17 AM
We are here in Nashville, Tenn. at the Opryland Hotel, which is pretty much the epicenter of American excess, a sprawling, ostentacious maze of ballrooms, bars, indoor rivers and Best Buy vending machines where rich people buy iPod nanos like you and I buy bags of Doodle Twists. Unfortunately for... Read more
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