The Phillies Zone Archive: November, 2011

Question the length, not the money

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MILWAUKEE — Baseball's general managers convene in this charming Midwest city beginning Monday and Ruben Amaro Jr. will walk into the... Read more

Amaro confident Phils will have a quality closer

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One day after describing reports of a contract agreement between the Phillies and closer Ryan Madson as "unequivocally false," general manager... Read more

Papelbon coming to Phillies

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Jonathan Papelbon has agreed to a four-year deal with the Phillies, according to two baseball sources. The source said the deal was worth... Read more

Madson deal on ice for now

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There are two sides to every story and some stories are even more geometrically confusing than that. The curious case of Ryan Madson is one... Read more

Madson made millions by waiting for free agency

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The Phillies tried to sign Ryan Madson to a contract extension last year in spring training and if they had done so, it would have been at... Read more

Cuban free agent would be fascinating Philadelphia story

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It's possible the most intriguing free agent to hit the open market this offseason is going to be a player who the casual baseball fan has... Read more

Thome could help court Cuddyer

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One of the instant benefits to signing Jim Thome could be his recruiting ability. Thome played coy Saturday when asked, but it was clear he... Read more

Thome: 'It's kind of surreal'

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Jim Thome and his wife Andrea drove to Philadelphia late Friday night and the feelings of déjà vu overwhelmed them. Eight years... Read more

Orr re-signs with Phillies; BA's and BB's top 10 comparison

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The Phillies have signed one of their own free-agent infielders, but the move is not going to send the excite-o-meter tilting to the right... Read more

Thome returning to Phillies

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It was no secret that Jim Thome wanted to return to Philadelphia last year at the trade deadline in an effort to win a World Series title because... Read more