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Archive: December, 2010

Sources: Phillies agree to deal with Romero

Monday, December 27, 2010, 12:17 AM
By Matt Gelb The Phillies will replace J.C. Romero with... J.C. Romero. Two baseball sources confirmed Monday the lefthander will return for his fifth season in Philadelphia. The two sides have reached an agreement on a one-year contract, pending a physical. Romero is in Puerto Rico with his family... Read more

Room to be creative with bullpen

Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 12:25 PM
Earlier in the week, we discussed the bigger picture effect of the Cliff Lee signing on the Phillies franchise. On the field, beyond the simple fact that the Phillies now have the finest rotation in the majors, Lee's signing has a trickle-down effect on the rest of the roster. In the last few decades... Read more

Phillies minor leaguers sign elsewhere

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 10:44 AM
Wrapping up a few signings over the last week... At the end of the winter meetings, the Phillies released two younger pitchers to clear space from their 40-man roster. At the time, Ruben Amaro Jr. said he hoped both would clear waivers and re-sign with the Phillies. Both pitchers chose to sign elsewhere... Read more

Belated thoughts from one beat writer

Monday, December 20, 2010, 2:27 PM
While making dinner plans last week with a friend who lives in San Jose, Costa Rica, he asked an innocent question. "Hey, did you see what the Phillies did?" I had no Internet or phone connections during my week-long vacation in Costa Rica, so there was no possible way. "They signed... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Tuesday, December 21, 2010, 12:31 AM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb takes your questions about all the latest Phillies hot stove news in a live chat at 2 p.m. If you're on a mobile device, you can join the chat by clicking here. Read more

Lee will wear No. 33

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 12:11 PM
The Phillies have made the Cliff Lee signing official, so he rejoins the team exactly 364 days after he was traded to the Seattle Mariners. The team verified that the deal is for five years and $120 million with a sixth-year vesting option. Lee will wear No. 33 because his old number with the Phillies... Read more

Video: Lee returns to Phillies

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 9:04 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Bob Brookover and Phil Sheridan talk about Cliff Lee's return to Philadelphia after Lee was re-introduced to the media today at Citizens Bank Park. Read more

Structure of Lee's contract made deal possible

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 5:12 PM
Cliff Lee wanted to come back to Philadelphia. He made that point abundantly clear more than once during his news conference Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park. The 32-year-old lefthander also made it clear to the Phillies a number of times and a number of ways before signing the five-year, $120 million... Read more

Brown tops Baseball America's list of Phillies prospects

Monday, December 13, 2010, 12:57 PM
Baseball America released its list of top 10 Phillies prospects on its web site ( Monday and gave a flattering review to the team's farm system. Domonic Brown topped that list for the second straight year and was followed by Jonathan Singleton, the Lakewood first baseman who is... Read more

Rollins has minor surgery

Saturday, December 11, 2010, 5:52 PM
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins underwent minor surgery Thursday on his left wrist, the team announced Saturday night. Hand specialist Dr. Randall Culp removed a ganglion cyst from Rollins' wrist. The Phillies' release said Rollins will have stitches removed from the surgical area within the next... Read more
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