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Archive: March, 2009

More on Jenkins release

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 2:55 PM
Some of what Jenkins had to say: "I knew that there was a lot of lefthanded hitters, so I knew someone was going to be the odd man out at some point," he said. "I don't regret anything, one minute that I was here. Jenkins gave the organizaton high marks for their handling of the situation... Read more

Phillies release Geoff Jenkins

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 2:03 PM
About 25 minutes after speaking with Ruben Amaro Jr. and Charlie Manuel, Geoff Jenkins talked to reporters about his release. Sitting on a picnic table behind the Phillies clubhouse, Jenkins was composed after the Phillies decided to eat the $8 million left on his contract. Read more

One more thing

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 10:27 PM
Had enough news? Can you take any more? Brett Myers will start opening night. Read more

Team sources: Chances of Sheff "very slim"

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 5:44 PM
A name like Gary Sheffield is guaranteed to create buzz, both for and against the idea of bringing him in. Though the lines of communication are open between the Phillies and the 40-year-old slugger, multiple team sources told the Inquirer that chances of signing Sheffield are, in the words of one... Read more

Park fifth starter, Phils have talked with Sheffield

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 4:04 PM
The hits keep coming this week. After releasing Geoff Jenkins, the Phillies have informed Chan Ho Park that he will be their fifth starter. J.A. Happ will compete with Gary Majewski, Bobby Mosebach and Jack Taschner for a bullpen spot. A visably upset Happ has so far declined to speak with the media... Read more

Giles Released, Mayberry and Carrasco sent down

Monday, March 30, 2009, 8:45 AM
And the roster continues to settle. The Phillies have released INF Marcus Giles, who was attempting a comeback after missing the entire 2008 season. P Carlos Carrasco and OF John Mayberry Jr. have been optioned to Triple-A, and P Mike Koplove. OF Jason Ellison and INF Pablo Ozuna have been told that... Read more

Myers or Blanton for opener

Monday, March 30, 2009, 5:06 PM
More for you chewers to chew on, courtesy of Jim Salisbury. He's covering the beat today while I work on the season preview, and let's just say the poor guy picked a busy one. After Cole Hamels threw 64 pitches in four minor league innings and allowed 10 hits, three runs, one walk, five strikeouts... Read more

Sunday's lineup

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 11:09 AM
The tarp is on the field at Bright House, but the rain seems to be clearing. Here's the lineup for the 1:05 game against the Bloody Sox. Rollins SS Victorino CF Utley 2B Howard 1B Werth RF Ibanez LF Feliz 3B Mayberry DH Coste C Pitching: Blanton, Eyre, Durbin, Madson Cole Hamels was scheduled... Read more

The World Baseball Thing

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 6:40 PM
3/29 Wrap It was March 12 in Port Charlotte when I first noticed Charlie Manuel sounding anxious about some of his hitters. Minor injuries and the “World Baseball Thing,” as Charlie dismissively called it today, left many regulars short of the 65-70 Grapefruit League at-bats Manuel feels... Read more

Happ pitches in Dunedin

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 1:13 PM
The Phillies play the Pirates in Bradenton today, but the more newsworthy game may well have occured on a minor league field in Dunedin, where J.A. Happ pitched (Jamie Moyer starts in the Grapefruit League game, and he seems pretty much assured of a spot in the rotation). It wasn't Happ's finest outing... Read more
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