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Archive: March, 2009

Your Daily Exhale (Sheffield's agent, Kyle Drabek, Explaining Jenkins and more)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 12:11 AM
One of the big requirements of this job is the ability to process a massive amount of information in a minimal amount of time, all while blogging, twittering, and doing phone interviews for Daily News Live (shout out to Barkann!). Some days it is manageable, even fun. Others, you feel the need for... Read more

Park named 5th starter; Happ will compete for bullpen spot

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 3:33 PM
Sorry, but something got lost in translation between here and Clearwater. Chan Ho Park has been named the Phillies' fifth starter. But lefthander J.A. Happ's future is still up in the air. He will be one of four pitchers competing for two spots in the bullpen. The others are righthanders Gary Majewski... Read more

Phillies release Geoff Jenkins; Have interest in Sheffield

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 2:02 PM
The Phillies have released outfielder Geoff Jenkins and are hoping to sign Gary Sheffield, who was released by the Detroit Tigers today. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies have contacted Sheffield's agent and are in a wait-and-see mode. Jenkins appeared in 115 games and hit .246 with... Read more

My thoughts on the Park/Happ Conundrum

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 9:24 AM
I want you all to take a few seconds on click on this link and read the following story, because it does a good job of accentuating the uniqueness of the situation that the Phillies find themselves in with regard to their search for a fifth starter. The article is taken from the Korea Times, and it... Read more

Park not eager for relief role

Monday, March 30, 2009, 5:04 PM
The modern professional athlete is well schooled in limiting his remarks to platitudes. So Chan Ho Park’s answer to a question on whether he’d be willing to accept a relief role if the Phillies decide to use him out of the bullpen and award the final spot in the rotation to lefthander J... Read more

2009 Phillies Odds, Part I; Plus Cole Hamels' line

Monday, March 30, 2009, 2:00 PM
Figure this is a good way to kill some time at work. The following are some Phillies-related Over/Unders courtesy of BoDogLife.com. Log your predictions now so you can say "I told you so" at the end of the year: - Total Home Runs for Ryan Howard: 43.5 - Total Howard RBI: 142... Read more

Hamels struggles

Monday, March 30, 2009, 1:56 PM
Phillies ace Cole Hamels gave up 10 hits and three earned runs in four innings of work against the Yankees' Triple A team today. Hamels struck out five and walked one. He next pitches Saturday at Citizens Bank Park in an exhibition against the Tampa Bay Rays. Read more

Carrasco, Mayberry optioned to minors

Monday, March 30, 2009, 8:57 AM
The Phillies have optioned pitcher Carlos Carrasco and outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the minor leagues. Carrasco's demotion crystallizes the battle for the fifth starter spot between J.A. Happ and Chan Ho Park. Second baseman Marcus Giles was released. Giles was attempting to make a comeback after... Read more

Amaro's Offseason

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 7:31 AM
I have a confession to make: I missed the second half of the Villanova game. I wanted to wake up early today and get some work done on my season preview stories that were due on Wednesday (yes, last Wednesday). So at halftime, I turned off the TV, rolled over and went to bed. I woke up this morning... Read more

Phillies acquire lefthanded reliever

Friday, March 27, 2009, 10:07 PM
The Phillies have acquired lefthander reliever Jack Taschner from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for catcher Ronny Paulino, multiple sources have confirmed to the Daily News. Taschner, 30, was 3-2 with a 4.88 earned run average in 67 appearances for the Giants last season. He pitched 48 innings... Read more
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