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Archive: January, 2010

A strong bond between Contreras, Baez

Friday, January 29, 2010, 9:52 AM
Matt Gelb still here. Just 19 days until pitchers and catchers... The first person to call Jose Contreras and congratulate him on his one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Phillies was Danys Baez. Contreras was shocked to hear Baez on the other end -- How did he know already? -- and the two Cuban... Read more

Phillies sign Contreras to 1-year, $1.5 million deal

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 11:15 AM
It's official: Jose Contreras is a Phillie. The team has agreed to a one-year deal with the 38-year old right-handed pitcher worth $1.5 million. Contreras will likely figure into the Phillies' bullpen plans, but as manager Charlie Manuel said earlier in the week, Contreras may start some games in... Read more

Phillies are likely done making moves, Amaro says

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 3:54 PM
With the signing of Jose Contreras, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. achieved two goals he had left in his busy off-season: starting rotation and bullpen depth. And now, the Phillies are likely done making moves as the team prepares for spring training. "It’s a possibility,"... Read more

Did Manuel take a shot at Park?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 12:46 PM
Matt Gelb here, still taking you through the January doldrums... Plenty to go over from Tuesday's "State of the Phillies" address by manager Charlie Manuel. Today's Inquirer covers it from plenty of angles. Now it's time to dissect. Besides Manuel's hint at something resembling a plan to... Read more

12 spring training games on TV

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 4:49 PM
Fans will be able to see plenty of the Phillies this spring without making the trip to Clearwater, Fla. Twelve spring training exhbition games will be televised locally, the team announced today. Phillies spring training will also air on 1210 WPHT for 14 games and will stream six games... Read more

Charlie to Yanks: We owe you one

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 8:14 PM
Given a chance to step back and ponder the World Series defeat at the hands of the New York Yankees, Charlie Manuel decided one thing: His team can play better. “It seemed like the patterns of the games, we were always trying to catch up,” the Phillies’ manager said. “It’s... Read more

Charlie Manuel, sultan of svelte

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:59 PM
FROM Matt Gelb Charlie Manuel doesn’t know his new suit size yet. The one he wore to today’s news conference at Citizens Bank Park was the only clean suit he had. He tried on some old jackets and they dwarfed him. The Phillies’ manager now weighs 58 pounds less than he did during... Read more

Victorino expects to hit lower

Monday, January 25, 2010, 12:01 PM
Matt Gelb still here taking you through the January doldrums... Shane Victorino joked that his first reaction upon hearing the Phillies signed Placido Polanco was, "Damn! He's a good contact guy." And the acquisition could eventually mean Victorino moving down from the two hole in the... Read more

Utley on Utley...and various other topics

Monday, January 25, 2010, 4:36 PM
Chase Utley is in town for a few days to participate in a variety of Phillies charity and community events. In between, he met with a small group of the beat writers for an informal chat session. Look for a story in Tuesday's Inquirer about how this has been a drastically different off-season for Utley... Read more

Amaro raises interesting questions about Werth's future

Friday, January 22, 2010, 2:40 PM
After the news conference to announce Shane Victorino's three-year, $22-million contract, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. provided a frank assessment of the outfield's future. His deduction? There will be some difficult decisions to make. No reporter had even mentioned Jayson Werth's name... Read more
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