The Phillies Zone Archive: January, 2009

Feliz, Madson, Ruiz ... Outta Here

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Pedro Feliz was in town yesterday to have Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti examine his lower back. Feliz had surgery on the back after last... Read more

Who Is Tal Smith?

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There remains a chance the Phillies and Ryan Howard agree on a new contract before they hit the salary arbitration table next month. But it... Read more

Eaton Alive?

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Adam Eaton's chances to make the team out of spring training? Slim to none. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke candidly today... Read more

Phils Interested in Alou

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Jim Salisbury reports that the Phillies have some interest in Moises Alou, but a deal doesn't sound imminent. The Phillies continue to look... Read more

Money, Money, Money

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The Phillies are headed toward a franchise record opening day payroll, which could be more than $132 million if Ryan Howard wins his case in... Read more

Durbin Agrees to One-Year Deal

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And then there was one. The Inquirer has learned that the Phillies have reached an agreement with righthander Chad Durbin on a one-year, $1... Read more

Werth Agrees to Two-Year Deal

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The Phillies have reached a two-year contract extension with rightfielder Jayson Werth, a source told The Inquirer. A second source confirmed... Read more

Howard Wants $18 Million; Blanton, Victorino Avoid Arbitration

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Busy day for the Phillies. First, they exchanged salary arbitration numbers with players still eligible for arbitration. Ryan Howard has asked... Read more

Phillies, Madson reach 3-year extension deal

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Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports: The Phillies and righthanded reliever Ryan Madson have reached agreement on a three-year contract... Read more

Back to Baseball

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It's difficult to think about baseball today after a tough Eagles loss, but we move on ... ... Cole Hamels met with reporters before kickoff... Read more