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Archive: December, 2009

Halladay thanks Toronto with newspaper ad

Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 2:28 PM
The first thing Roy Halladay did during his introductory press conference at Citizens Bank Park last week was thank the fans of Toronto. Halladay was a fan favorite during his 15 years there, even up to his final, uncertain moments with the franchise. His wife, Brandy, said it wasn't so much about... Read more

Cliff Lee: "Shock and disbelief"

Thursday, December 17, 2009, 7:18 PM
Currently on a conference call introducing Cliff Lee as a Seattle Mariner. He does not sound thrilled. Here is a sampling. "My initial reaction was shock and disbelief...Initially, I was disappointed because making it to the World Series was a lot of fun, and I was looking forward to making... Read more

This whole thing is official now

Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 1:09 PM
UPDATED, 3:30 The Halladay portion of the deal is done. All players and financial figures are as expected. UPDATED, 2:59 The Phillies have officially announced the trade of Cliff Lee to Seattle for Phillippe Aumont, Tyson Gillies and Juan Ramirez. UPDATED, 2:41 A source says that no Phillies... Read more

A good deal for Phillies WITH UPDATES ON CHAPMAN, HAPP

Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 10:52 AM
UPDATE, 8:45pm Here's where we are as of Tuesday evening: A press conference officially introducing Roy Halladay as the newest Phillie will likely occur tomorrow at Citizens Bank Park, according to a source with direct knowledge of the team's plans. The event could still, however, be delayed another... Read more

Halladay and agent in Philadelphia UPDATED

Monday, December 14, 2009, 2:45 PM
UPDATED, 10:00pm So where are we at the end of a long day of reports--ours and others'-- flying across the World Wide Web about the Lee/Halladay stunner? Not quite there, it appears, but headed in the direction of a huge trade. A baseball source told the Inquirer tonight that a deal was... Read more

Phils non-tender Condrey

Sunday, December 13, 2009, 12:16 AM
In a move that came as something of a surprise, the Phillies just announced that they would not offer arbitration to righthanded pitcher Clay Condrey, making him a free agent. Condrey, 34, was 6-2, with a 3.00 earned run average, in a 2009 season shortened by an injury to his oblique (side muscle)... Read more

Phillies invite seven players to spring training

Friday, December 11, 2009, 4:52 PM
At the winter meetings, I picked up some Internets lingo from my younger and hipper competitor David Murphy, and I think I’ve found the right spot to try it out: FWIW, the Phillies announced the following seven players as non-roster invitees to spring training (bios provided by team): * Chris... Read more

Winter meetings, day 4

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 10:39 AM
Here’s Ruben Amaro a few minutes ago on the rumors that talks for Roy Halladay are intensifying between the Phillies and Blue Jays: “I don’t think there is any likeliness (of a big trade happening)…there is nothing likely. How about that?” It was creative use of the... Read more

Winter meetings, day 3

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 10:02 AM
UPDATE, 4:00pm A few tidbits from Amaro's daily briefing with the media, his last of the winter meetings. --The Phils will pick 26th in tomorrow morning's Rule 5 draft. The front office will rush out of town shortly thereafter. --The Ross Gload signing is still not official, but Amaro said that... Read more

Phillies sign Gload

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 12:22 AM
Though the Phillies are focused on improving their pitching staff during the winter meetings, they have apparently made time to finalize their bench. The team’s official website said last night that the Phils had signed Ross Gload to a two-year contract. Gload, 33, is a career .283 hitter. He... Read more
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