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Archive: December, 2010

Moyer still aiming for comeback in 2012

Sunday, December 26, 2010, 9:28 AM
Less than four weeks removed from Tommy John surgery, lefthander Jamie Moyer remains optimistic that he will return to the big leagues in 2012, even at age 49. "A lot of people have seen signs over the course of my career that I should quit or retire," Moyer told the Seattle Times. "In... Read more

Sabathia says he understands Lee's decision

Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 6:32 PM
CC Sabathi and Cliff Lee are friends from their time as teammates with the Cleveland Indians. They could have been teammates again with the New York Yankees, had Lee not made the stunning decision to return to the Phillies and take less money. Sabathia, a father of four, says he fully gets looking... Read more

Phillies' 2010 payroll is third in MLB

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 7:16 PM
The Phillies had the third-highest payroll in baseball in 2010, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner's office and obtained by the Associated Press. The figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses... Read more

Halladay earns more honors

Saturday, December 18, 2010, 11:59 AM
Roy Halladay picked up a few more accolades last night during the annual "This Year in Baseball" awards from the MLB Network. Halladay, the NL Cy Young winner, was named Starting Pitcher of the Year (57 percent of the vote) and won for Postseason Moment of the Year (69 percent of the vote)... Read more

Utley on the Big Four, his health and pressure to win

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 9:43 PM
Chase Utley was as surprised as you were about the Phillies' signing Cliff Leee. “I found out probably the same time you found out," he told Fox Sports Radio. "It was pretty interesting. I read the same things you do. It was a big surprise, but I’m pretty excited about it.” And... Read more

Werth boos Amaro, via text message

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 1:03 PM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. appeared on Fox29’s “Good Day” show this morning and said he was booed in a text message from former rightfielder Jayson Werth. Amaro was taking questions from the station’s Facebook friends. Amaro was asked: Why did you say signing... Read more

Greg Maddux says Phillies' rotation could be 'very special'

Thursday, December 16, 2010, 8:44 AM
Greg Maddux knows a little bit about being a part of one of the best rotations of all time, and he likes what he sees from the Phillies' star-studded rotation. “Obviously, on paper they're as good as we were, maybe better,'' Maddux told the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago. “I think you... Read more

Lee: 'I never wanted to leave'

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 3:17 PM
In his opening remarks, Cliff Lee acknowledged what everyone had seemingly known since he left almost a year ago to the day. "Here I am. I never wanted to leave this place in the first place," Lee said during a jam-packed news conference at Citizens Bank Park. “To get an opportunity... Read more

Halladay named Sporting News pro athlete of the year

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 2:05 PM
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay has been named the Sporting News pro athlete of the year, the magazine announced today. "I might someday forget the details of the perfect game, the playoff no-hitter and any other individual moment," Halladay says, "but never the camaraderie that we had... Read more

The argument for keeping Joe Blanton

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 12:46 PM
Prevailing sentiment around baseball is that the Phillies will need to eat some money if they expect to trade Joe Blanton and the $17 million he is owed over the next two seasons. That's exactly why it might make more sense for RAJ and company to hang on to the veteran righthander. Problem is, the... Read more
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