The Phillies Zone Archive: November, 2011

Health updates on Polanco, Blanton and Contreras

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MILWAUKEE — Placido Polanco has begun running after his double hernia surgery in October and Ruben Amaro Jr. said there is no upgrade... Read more

Phillies will wait to talk to Hamels. Does that mean they want to trade him? No.

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MILWAUKEE — The Phillies have not yet engaged in formal negotiations with Cole Hamels and his agent John Boggs. Hamels is under control... Read more

Source: Schneider deal is close

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MILWAUKEE — The Phillies will choose familiarity for their backup catcher. The team is finalizing a one-year agreement with Brian Schneider... Read more

It's looking like Sandberg will be back

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MILWAUKEE — There are two managerial openings still unfilled in baseball and Ryne Sandberg is a finalist for neither. The Cubs do not... Read more

Backup catcher is immediate priority

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MILWAUKEE — Ruben Amaro Jr. said he targeted closer as his first major position this winter because he expects shortstop to take quite... Read more

Phillies watch Cespedes in private workout

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MILWAUKEE — The priority, Ruben Amaro Jr. said, was simply due diligence. But the Phillies had heard and seen enough of Yoenis Cespedes... Read more

Papelbon's price: $50,000,058

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MILWAUKEE — Turns out Jonathan Papelbon's deal was not for $50 million. The Phillies have officially signed their new closer for four... Read more

Draft pick maneuvering

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MILWAUKEE — One of the perceived advantages of choosing Ryan Madson over Jonathan Papelbon for Phillies closer was the ability to retain... Read more

Red Sox Collapse Still Painful To Papelbon

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New Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon talked about how excited he was to be on the five-time defending N.L East champions and it had more to... Read more

Phillies announce Papelbon signing

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Video: With a four-year, $50 million contract, the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to be their closer. The Inquirer's Marc Narducci reports... Read more