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Archive: November, 2008

Billmeyer Named Bullpen Coach

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 4:14 PM
The Phillies have named Mick Billmeyer their bullpen coach. Billmeyer, 44, has been a member of the Phillies’ coaching staff for the past five years (2004-08) as the catching instructor. Before that he was the club’s minor league catching coordinator (2000-03) and the Angels’ bullpen/workout... Read more

Arbuckle to Kansas City

Friday, November 14, 2008, 2:30 PM
Mike Arbuckle is joining the Kansas City Royals. ESPN.com reported today that Arbuckle, the former Phillies' assistant general manager, will be a senior adviser to general manager Dayton Moore. Arbuckle has a home in nearby Liberty, Mo., so this will give him a chance to sleep in his own bed more... Read more

Ticket Prices Up, Free Agency Begins

Friday, November 14, 2008, 11:15 AM
The Phillies were a hot ticket in 2008 but could be even hotter in 2009. They also will be more expensive. The Phillies, who set franchise records in attendance (3,422,583) and sellouts (50) at Citizens Bank Park during the regular season, will raise single-game ticket prices in most areas in the... Read more

Silver Sluggers and Perlozzo

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 1:25 PM
Major League Baseball announces its Louisville Silver Slugger awards at 4 p.m. today. I'm guessing Chase Utley will win a Silver Slugger at second base because his .915 OPS led the National League. He also led qualifying NL second basemen in average (.292), home runs (33) and RBIs (104). Ryan Howard... Read more

What They Need

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 9:41 AM
Charlie Manuel just pulled his golf clubs out of storage yesterday in Winter Haven, Fla. He might play a little golf today. But that doesn't mean he isn't following what's going on in Philadelphia. He knows the Phillies have just re-signed Scott Eyre. He knows they're getting closer to re-signing... Read more

Utley Wins Silver Slugger, Plus Spring Training Info

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 4:17 PM
It's official. Chase Utley has won his third consecutive Louisville Silver Slugger award. Here are the other National League winners: 1B – Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 2B – Chase Utley, Phillies 3B – David Wright, New York Mets SS – Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins OF... Read more

Manuel Takes Second in NL Manager of the Year

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 2:05 PM
Charlie Manuel, who led the Phillies to their first World Series championship since 1980, finished second in the National League Manager of the Year voting behind Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella. It is important to note that these votes came before the postseason. Piniella received 15 first-place... Read more

Odds and Ends

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 10:31 AM
Hola, amigos. Nothing major to report, but a couple things to report nonetheless ... The Phillies have contacted Pat Burrell's agents to express their interest in bringing him back, although those discussions didn't get specific. In other words, I don't think they talked money or years. I think this... Read more

Lidge Takes Fourth in Cy Young

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 2:53 PM
The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced the National League Cy Young award winner today. San Francisco righthander Tim Lincecum won as expected. Brad Lidge, who went 41 for 41 in save opportunities this season, finished fourth behind Lincecum, Brandon Webb and Johan Santana. CC Sabathia... Read more

Bringing Pat Back

Monday, November 10, 2008, 9:11 AM
"What's up, man? Congrats!" "Thanks." Pat Burrrell has had countless conversations like this since the Phillies won the World Series on Oct. 29. Everybody wants to thank him. Everybody wants to buy him dinner. But this conversation was a little bit different than the rest. "Did... Read more
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