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Archive: November, 2008

Golson is Gone

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 7:59 PM
Sorry for the delay ... The Phillies traded outfielder Greg Golson to the Texas Rangers for outfielder John Mayberry. Relax, Mayberry is not the team's solution for left field. Mayberry, 24, split 2008 between double-A Frisco and triple-A Oklahoma. He hit a combined .264 with 38 doubles, 20 home... Read more

Why Ibanez Could Fit

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 11:57 PM
Could Raul Ibanez be in left field for the Phillies next season? Maybe. There are indications inside the organization that the Phillies are interested in Ibanez, a free agent leftfielder from the Seattle Mariners. Ibanez hit .293 with 23 home runs and 110 RBIs last season, and has had at least 21... Read more

The Vote

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 10:54 AM
Rich Campbell, from the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance Star, explained why he didn't have Ryan Howard on his NL MVP ballot. He makes some valid points, saying "there’s more to the vote than just homers, RBIs and the Phillies’ division title." He points to Howard's strikeouts... Read more

Howard Turns 29

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 4:28 PM
I'm not sure where this stuff comes from, but thanks to The Fightins for finding it. Today is Ryan Howard's 29th birthday and there are videos on YouTube from celebs wishing him a happy birthday. I'm not sure how old these videos are, but they're out there. Here's one from Q-Tip: Read more

Florida Senators Get Owned!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 6:46 PM
Oh, how humiliating for these Florida Senators ... Just got this press release: U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) will settle their friendly wager with Senators Mel Martinez (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) placed over the 2008 World Series between the winning Philadelphia Phillies... Read more

Pujols Wins MVP, Howard Finishes Second

Monday, November 17, 2008, 2:00 PM
There will be no Phillies MVP three-peat. St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols has been named this year's National League MVP. Ryan Howard finished second. Pujols received 18 first-place votes, 10 second place votes, two third-place votes, one fourth-place vote and one seventh-place vote... Read more

No Vote for Howard? Ridiculous

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 12:47 AM
There were 32 voters for the National League's Most Valuable Player Award. Ryan Howard received votes from 31 of them. Let that sink in for a moment. Thirty-one of 32 voters put Howard somewhere on their ballot, which has room for 10 players. But one voter didn't think Howard, who led the majors... Read more

Proefrock Is Amaro's Assistant

Monday, November 17, 2008, 1:05 AM
Ruben Amaro Jr. has finalized his front office staff. A baseball source said last night that Amaro will hire Scott Proefrock, Baltimore’s director of baseball administration, as an assistant general manager. An announcement could come today. Proefrock joins Benny Looper and Chuck Lamar, whom... Read more

Looking at Amaro's To-Do List

Sunday, November 16, 2008, 11:18 AM
Ruben Amaro Jr.'s No. 1 objective is re-signing Jamie Moyer. "If we re-sign Moyer, likely we'll turn our attention to something else," Amaro said. In other words, the Derek Lowes and Brad Pennys of the world are not next on Amaro's list. The Phillies will have four-fifths of their rotation... Read more

Bill James Predicts ...

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 11:21 AM
It seems everybody is dying for Phillies coverage these days, huh? But because Saturday's are slow days at the old Phillies Zone, we'll do something fun (oh, and easy). The Bill James Handbook 2009 has a Career Targets chapter, which gives probabilities that players reach certain milestones in their... Read more
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