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Archive: January, 2013

Nationals get stronger with addition of Soriano

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 2:43 PM
The Washington Nationals were already the team to beat in the National League East and Tuesday they made it even more unlikely that somebody will beat them. According to Yahoo.com's Jeff Passan, the Nationals have teamed up with their favorite agent, Scott Boras, and struck a two-year, $28 million... Read more

Phillies not expecting major losses to WBC

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 10:33 AM
Phillies pitchers and catchers must report to Clearwater, Fla., by Feb. 12. If it feels a bit early, that's because it is, thanks to the third iteration of the World Baseball Classic this spring. Three years ago, the Phillies lost three everyday position players to WBC play during spring training... Read more

Legacy of this Hall vote to be determined

Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 2:19 PM
The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct three members, all of whom have been dead since 1939, this summer. It will be hailed as a national travesty; the product of a divided voter base's inability to recognize steroids' place in the game. There will be demands for reformation in the election process... Read more

Building a Phillies outfield platoon

Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 12:21 PM
There is no optimal scenario for constructing the Phillies outfield this late in winter. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. conceded as much Monday when he suggested it is likely the team will use what it has. The risk is obvious; the Phillies could spend $1.5 million on their starting outfield... Read more

Scott Hairston reportedly deciding between Mets, Yankees

Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 11:18 AM
The winter has reached a calm as teams make final evaluations, and players like Scott Hairston are suddenly fending off suitors. The Phillies have long been linked to Hairston because of previous interest and need for a righthanded outfielder. Hairston, though, is reportedly deciding between the two... Read more

Amaro: Phillies probably done making moves

Monday, January 7, 2013, 1:05 PM
The reality increases daily of a Phillies outfield hodgepodge formed by Ben Revere, Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr., Darin Ruf and Laynce Nix. The man tasked with forming the 2013 roster was willing to admit as much Monday. "We're likely going with what we've got," Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Spring training... Read more

Charlie Manuel is 69

Friday, January 4, 2013, 10:14 AM
This promises to be a season rife with drama for Charlie Manuel, now 69 years old and without a contract beyond 2013. It's his birthday Friday. Manuel, a man with a proud ego, has rebuffed notions of this being a farewell tour; one last chance at finishing on top. Evidence, of course, points in that... Read more

Victorino: 'I wanted to come back'

Friday, January 4, 2013, 7:11 PM
Shane Victorino strolled Friday into a playroom at the Nicetown building that bears his name and spoke to some 50 kids. He told them to study hard, listen to their parents, and then asked if there were any questions. "What team do you play for?" one boy said. Victorino grinned. "Unfortunately,"... Read more
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