The Phillies Zone Archive: January, 2010

A strong bond between Contreras, Baez

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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... Read more

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

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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... Read more

Phillies are likely done making moves, Amaro says

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With the signing of Jose Contreras, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. achieved two goals he had left in his busy off-season: starting... Read more

Did Manuel take a shot at Park?

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Matt Gelb here, still taking you through the January doldrums... Plenty to go over from Tuesday's "State of the Phillies" address... Read more

12 spring training games on TV

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Fans will be able to see plenty of the Phillies this spring without making the trip to Clearwater, Fla. Twelve spring training exhbition games... Read more

Charlie to Yanks: We owe you one

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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... Read more

Charlie Manuel, sultan of svelte

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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... Read more

Victorino expects to hit lower

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Matt Gelb still here taking you through the January doldrums... Shane Victorino joked that his first reaction upon hearing the Phillies signed... Read more

Utley on Utley...and various other topics

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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... Read more

Amaro raises interesting questions about Werth's future

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After the news conference to announce Shane Victorino's three-year, $22-million contract, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. provided... Read more