The Phillies Zone Archive: December, 2011

Francisco traded to Toronto

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Instead of tendering Ben Francisco a contract, the Phillies have traded the outfielder to Toronto for minor-league lefthander Frank Gailey... Read more

Tender is the night

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Midnight Monday marks another mile marker in baseball's offseason, one that is much too long. Teams must tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible... Read more

Pujols to Angels; Phils go home without signing Rollins

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DALLAS -- The Phillies left the Hilton Anatole Thursday without accomplishing their primary goal of signing shortstop Jimmy Rollins, but the... Read more

A quick look at the rest of the N.L. East

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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... Read more

Madson rejects arbitration

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DALLAS -- The dream of a bullpen with Jonathan Papelbon as the closer and Ryan Madson as his setup man with closer experience officially ended... Read more

All signs indicate a Rollins deal is close

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DALLAS — No, it's not done yet. But it's close. The signs at the Anatole Hilton were overwhelming Wednesday that the Phillies neared... Read more

Gelb: Phillies' Plan A vs. Plan B

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The Inquirer's Matt Gelb gives his thoughts on the Phillies' offseason and the winter baseball meetings from Dallas. Read more

Bell: 'The Phillies, I think we can beat 'em'

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DALLAS — These are heady times for the Miami (née Florida) Marlins. They are the darlings of the winter meetings with expenditures... Read more

Wondering about Madson

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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... Read more

The lines harden in Rollins negotiations

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DALLAS — The line was drawn more than a year ago when Ruben Amaro Jr. flatly said he was comfortable with Jimmy Rollins entering 2011... Read more