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Moyer likely out for 2011 after surgery

Monday, November 29, 2010, 10:33 PM
Jamie Moyer's hopes of pitching a 25th season in the major leagues have been dealt a considerable blow. The veteran lefty, who turned 48 on Nov. 18, will undergo elbow surgery on Wednesday and could miss at least a year. Moyer will undergo ulnar collateral replacement surgery, commonly known as Tommy... Read more

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat...now let's go buy some clothes

Monday, November 29, 2010, 1:21 PM
In 2009, 8.2 percent of American households finished the year with an income of at least $150,000, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. It took members of the Phillies roster just three weeks to come close to that total this October, according to figures released by Major League Baseball... Read more

Lopes hired by Dodgers; Phillies announce staff

Monday, November 22, 2010, 2:09 PM
Former Phillies first-base coach Davey Lopes has been hired by the Dodgers to fill the same position. Lopes and the Phillies parted ways after the season when they could not come to an agreement on a contract. Lopes was on the Phillies coaching staff for 4 years. Lopes, a former star second baseman... Read more

John Milton and an arbitration primer

Monday, November 22, 2010, 1:39 PM
"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties." Tomorrow marks the 466th anniversary of the publishing of Areopagitica, John Milton's landmark pamphlet championing the right to freedom of speech and expression. What you are about... Read more

Phils add five to 40-man roster

Friday, November 19, 2010, 4:16 PM
In the interest of time, I've copied and pasted the release from the Phillies. DeFratus and Rizzotti were shoe-ins. Garcia had that long hitting streak in A-ball this year. Galvis is a defensive whiz. With 40 players on the 40-man roster, the Phils will have to get rid of somebody if they want to... Read more

Phillies invite 12 to spring training

Friday, November 19, 2010, 1:18 PM
Most of the names on here you already know. But the Phillies have officially announced 12 players that will be invited to spring training on minor league deals. More will come in the future. The break-downs of each player are courtesy of Phils' PR whiz Kevin Gregg. Josh Barfield, INF … Barfield... Read more

Morandini returning to Phillies

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6:48 PM
Beloved former second baseman Mickey Morandini is returning to the Phillies organization as the manager for the Class A Williamsport Crosscutters, of the New York Penn League, according to a report. Morandini, 44, resigned as the head coach at Valparaiso High School in Indiana after 4 years. "I'm... Read more

GM Meeting Notes

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 3:09 PM
Be forewarned: none of what you are about to read will stop the earth on its axis. At the very least, though, it will give you something to do at work other than, well, work. 1) The Phillies have indeed reached an agreement on a minor league deal with lefty Dan Meyer, a Kingsway High product who had... Read more

Manuel finishes fifth in NL voting

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 2:25 PM
San Diego’s Bud Black and Minnesota’s Ron Gardenhire were selected as the National and American League managers of the year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The Phillies' Charlie Manuel finished fifth and received one first-place vote. Black won the NL award by one point... Read more

Charlie Manuel and NL manager of the year?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 8:51 AM
The Baseball Wrtiters Association of America will announce the winners for manager of the year in each league at 2 p.m. today. How much consideration will Charlie Manuel get? Given that his team was the favorite and won might work against him with the national panel. Daily News sports writer Ed Barkowitz... Read more
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