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Archive: December, 2012

Repercussions of Hamilton becoming an Angel

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:12 PM
Sure, the Phillies were intrigued by Josh Hamilton. But the sense from front office officials was his price would never sink to a level with which they were comfortable. That sentiment was vindicated Thursday when the Los Angeles Angels reportedly agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract with Hamilton... Read more

Replacing Vance Worley's rotation spot

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 11:14 AM
Two days after Zack Greinke signed the richest deal ever for a righthanded pitcher, Kevin Correia agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with Minnesota. Last week, Joe Blanton signed with Los Angeles for $15 million over two seasons. The cost of doing business in the pitching market is prohibitive... Read more

After two trades, Phillies still lacking power

Monday, December 10, 2012, 11:18 AM
He filled two holes in a lineup with many, so naturally, the question for Ruben Amaro Jr. was, "What else?" Ben Revere and Michael Young certainly fill needs. How well, no one is sure. But that duo combined for eight home runs in 2012 and did not regularly hit for extra bases. "We'd love to add more... Read more

Charlie Manuel eager for next Phillies move

Monday, December 10, 2012, 6:00 PM
The call was soon returned Monday and Michael Young was on the other end, speaking to his new manager. Charlie Manuel greeted his third baseman, and as the 68-year-old baseball lifer is wont to do, probably generated a few fresh lineup ideas in his mind. "I could hit Michael Young in quite a few places... Read more

Phillies confident Young can rebound

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3:27 PM
The Phillies believe they have found a third baseman in Michael Young, a 36-year-old veteran who has not regularly played the position in two seasons and posted career-worst numbers in 2012. That says as much about the other options at third base than anything. On Sunday, the Young trade was made... Read more

Phils send Bonilla and Lindblom to Texas for Young

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 1:42 PM
UPDATE: Baseball sources have confirmed that the Phillies have completed the trade that will bring Michael Young to Philadelphia as the team's primary third baseman. The Rangers will pay $10 million of Young's $16 million contract for the 2013 season and get relievers Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto... Read more

Phillies acquire Revere for Worley and May

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 1:27 PM
NASHVILLE -- The Phillies acquired a center fielder Thursday and while the cost was not high in terms of dollars, it was substantial in terms of the players they surrendered for Minnesota's Ben Revere. The Twins received righthanders Vance Worley and Trevor May from the Phillies. Worley finished third... Read more

Schwimer could end being the guy who goes to Texas

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 9:55 AM
NASHVILLE -- If the Phillies are able to successfully complete a trade to acquire third baseman Michael Young from the Texas Rangers, the deal could ultimately be judged on what becomes of the players who go the other way. According to the Dallas Morning News, which reported Wednesday night that the... Read more

Ellsbury an interesting option for Phillies

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 8:28 AM
NASHVILLE -- The domino effect that can occur whenever a team makes a move at the winter meetings may have created another center-field option for the Phillies via trade Tuesday. After the Boston Red Sox signed former Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino to a three-year, $39 million deal, the rumblings... Read more

Shane Victorino signs $39 million deal with Boston

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 6:10 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Phillies never seriously considered a reunion with Shane Victorino. Now, their former centerfielder is a Boston Red Sox rightfielder for the princely sum of $39 million over three years. Victorino signed the deal Tuesday, making him the latest outfielder to fly off the... Read more
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