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Archive: December, 2010

Phillies select Martinez in Rule 5 draft

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 10:36 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Rule 5 draft has been a fruitful effort in years past for the Phillies. Of course, it yielded Shane Victorino in 2004. Last season, the Phillies took righthander David Herndon, who managed to stick in the bullpen for the entire season. The Phillies were once again active... Read more

Details on Reyes' contract

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 8:27 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Late Wednesday night, as you might have read, the Phillies and lefthander Dennys Reyes reached an agreement on a contract, pending a physical. Here are some details on the contract terms, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke on the condition... Read more

Source: Phillies getting closer to deal with Reyes

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 2:05 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Phillies may have found their lefthanded reliever. A source said the team is getting closer to reaching an agreement with lefthander Dennys Reyes. ESPN Deportes is reporting the contract would be one year with a team option for 2012. The Phillies had a formal meeting... Read more

Durbin still in discussion

Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 10:52 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Good morning from Day 3 of the winter meetings, and no, the Phillies have yet to sign anyone. Two baseball sources said the Phillies have told representatives of free-agent pitchers they could be willing to make some decisions before team officials leave Thursday at the conclusion... Read more

Video: Gelb: No Bigs for Brown?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 2:12 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb chats with CineSport's Noah Coslov about Domonic Brown's future, replacements for Jayson Werth, and names for the bullpen. Read more

Phillies meet with pitchers, make roster moves

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 5:21 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- What qualifies as news in Phillies land these days is nothing earth-shattering, but there is this: They met with Oscar Suarez, the agent for lefthander Dennys Reyes during the day Tuesday but did not offer the pitcher a contract. They also, according to a baseball source... Read more

Gillick elected to Hall of Fame

Monday, December 6, 2010, 10:13 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Former Phillies general manager Pat Gillick has been elected to the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee this morning. The 16-member "Expansion Era" committee elected only Gillick of a ballot of 12 candidates. "I can't tell you what an honor this is,"... Read more

Amaro: It could be quiet

Monday, December 6, 2010, 7:00 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Lots of activity at the winter meetings; none so far for the Phillies. That could be the case for the duration of these meetings, Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Of course, he may or may not be telling the truth. But here's what he said: (Is Chad Durbin still in play?) "We're... Read more

Werth signs 7-year deal with Nationals

Sunday, December 5, 2010, 5:23 PM
In the end, Jayson Werth took the money and the years. And a lot of each. Werth signed a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Sunday, worth a reported $126 million. It is a shocking twist of developments and a major coup for Werth and his agent, Scott Boras. The deal will accomplish... Read more

Brown leaves winter ball

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 8:43 PM
After Domonic Brown sat on the bench for much of August and September, the Phillies sent their top prospect and possible starting rightfielder to the Dominican Republic this winter to make up for some lost playing time. Nine games into his stint with Escogido, Brown is returning home. The team's... Read more
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