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Archive: November, 2010

Werth offered arbitration; Durbin not

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 12:17 PM
As expected, the Phillies will offer Jayson Werth arbitration before tonight's midnight deadline. They will not offer Chad Durbin arbitration. Werth, a Type A free agent, will net the Phillies two draft picks if he signs elsewhere. He will likely not accept the one-year arbitration unless the market... Read more

Parent, Truby earn managerial promotions in minors

Monday, November 22, 2010, 4:01 PM
Four of the Phillies' six minor-league affilliates will have new managers in 2010, the team announced Monday, but all of the names are familiar for a variety of reasons. There is Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, the most notable of them all, who has already been introduced as the manager at triple-A Lehigh... Read more

Saturday quickies: Brown and (another) Dubee

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 11:25 AM
A few notes/thoughts before you and I go our separate ways for a weekend of football... Domonic Brown joined Escogido of the Dominican winter league on Monday. He has yet to appear in a game. A Phillies official said Brown is still getting back into playing shape after not swinging a bat for three... Read more

Phils invite 12 non-roster players to spring training

Friday, November 19, 2010, 1:18 PM
The Phillies have invited 12 non-roster players to spring training, the team announced Friday. Here's the list with a short bio that the team sent out in a press release: · Josh Barfield, INF … Barfield, 27, spent last season with triple-A Portland in the San Diego Padres organization... Read more

Phillies add five to 40-man roster

Friday, November 19, 2010, 4:24 PM
With the deadline at midnight to set 40-man rosters for the winter in anticipation of the Rule 5 draft in December, the Phillies made a few moves Friday afternoon. They added righthander Justin De Fratus and infielders Freddy Galvis, Cesar Hernandez, Harold Garcia and Matt Rizzotti to the 40-man roster... Read more

Amaro Jr.: Ibanez almost as productive as Werth

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 1:12 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- When asked to assess Raul Ibanez' 2010 season Thursday before leaving the GM meetings, Ruben Amaro Jr. made an interesting unsolicited comparison by bringing free-agent right fielder Jayson Werth into the discussion. "(Ibanez) was still a pretty productive player and ... his... Read more

Wrapping up the GM meetings

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7:28 PM
The Inquirer's Bob Brookover wraps up baseball's GM meetings from Orlando. Read more

Add Meyer to lefthanded relief candidates

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 12:12 PM
It's quiet on the Phillies' free-agent front. Not hard to see why. The Phillies want to upgrade the bullpen, where a multitude of possibilites exist. But it might be worthwhile to sit back and wait to see how the market develops. That is, unless you want to pay $16.5 million over three seasons for... Read more

Amaro tight lipped at GM meetings

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 6:37 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro spent Tuesday in meetings with his peers and the hot topic behind closed doors was the collective bargaining agreement that expires after the 2011 season. Nobody, however, wanted to talk about those discussions. Amaro was similarly tight-lipped... Read more

Phillies hire Sandberg to manage triple A

Monday, November 15, 2010, 10:13 AM
The Phillies have hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg to be their manager at triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2011. Sandberg, originally drafted by the Phillies in 1978 and then infamously traded to Chicago with Larry Bowa for Ivan DeJesus, will finally make his return to the organization. The 51-year-old... Read more
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