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Archive: December, 2011
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Francisco traded to Toronto
Mon, Dec 12, 2011, 1:02 PM
Instead of tendering Ben Francisco a contract, the Phillies have traded the outfielder to Toronto for minor-league lefthander Frank Gailey...
Tender is the night
Mon, Dec 12, 2011, 10:49 AM
Midnight Monday marks another mile marker in baseball's offseason, one that is much too long. Teams must tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible...
Pujols to Angels; Phils go home without signing Rollins
Thu, Dec 8, 2011, 11:36 AM
DALLAS -- The Phillies left the Hilton Anatole Thursday without accomplishing their primary goal of signing shortstop Jimmy Rollins, but the...
A quick look at the rest of the N.L. East
Wed, Dec 7, 2011, 12:03 PM
DALLAS -- The Phillies are the team to beat in the National League East and the Miami Marlins appear to be the team most interested in beating...
Madson rejects arbitration
Wed, Dec 7, 2011, 11:04 PM
DALLAS -- The dream of a bullpen with Jonathan Papelbon as the closer and Ryan Madson as his setup man with closer experience officially ended...
All signs indicate a Rollins deal is close
Wed, Dec 7, 2011, 7:06 PM
DALLAS — No, it's not done yet. But it's close. The signs at the Anatole Hilton were overwhelming Wednesday that the Phillies neared...
Gelb: Phillies' Plan A vs. Plan B
Wed, Dec 7, 2011, 3:38 PM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb gives his thoughts on the Phillies' offseason and the winter baseball meetings from Dallas.
Bell: 'The Phillies, I think we can beat 'em'
Tue, Dec 6, 2011, 11:23 AM
DALLAS — These are heady times for the Miami (née Florida) Marlins. They are the darlings of the winter meetings with expenditures...
Wondering about Madson
Tue, Dec 6, 2011, 3:04 PM
DALLAS — It's still highly unlikely that any of the three Phillies free agents will accept arbitration by the 11:59 p.m. Wednesday deadline...
The lines harden in Rollins negotiations
Mon, Dec 5, 2011, 2:58 PM
DALLAS — The line was drawn more than a year ago when Ruben Amaro Jr. flatly said he was comfortable with Jimmy Rollins entering 2011...