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Archive: January, 2010

NL East Tour: Washington Nationals

Friday, January 15, 2010, 11:45 AM
Matt Gelb here, still with the keys while Andy's on vacation. Over the course of this week, we will analyze what the rest of the NL East has done this offseason in an attempt to knock the Phillies off their three-year perch atop the division. The teams have made most of their moves, so we'll take a... Read more

Lidge's agent: 'He was very upbeat'

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 1:59 PM
Matt Gelb here, still with the keys while Andy's on vacation... Just got off the phone with Rex Gary, who represents Phillies closer Brad Lidge, and he said Lidge is feeling "great" after arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday. "There’s every reason to expect this procedure took... Read more

Lidge has another surgery

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 12:12 PM
Phillies closer Brad Lidge could miss Opening Day after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, his second operation this offseason. Lidge, who spent time on the disabled list during the season because of pain in the knee, should begin a throwing program in 10 days, Phillies... Read more

NL East Tour: Florida Marlins

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:59 AM
Matt Gelb here, still with the keys while Andy's on vacation. Over the course of this week, we will analyze what the rest of the NL East has done this offseason in an attempt to knock the Phillies off their three-year perch atop the division. The teams have made most of their moves, so we'll take a... Read more

Myers blasts Phillies

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 11:49 AM
Matt Gelb here, still with the keys while Andy's on vacation... If you're counting, that's two former pitchers who have left the Phillies with a bitter taste this offseason. First, it was Cliff Lee, who said his initial reaction to being traded from Philadelphia to Seattle was "shock and disbelief"... Read more

NL East Tour: New York Mets

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 11:03 AM
Matt Gelb here, still with the keys while Andy's on vacation. Over the course of this week, we will analyze what the rest of the NL East has done this offseason in an attempt to knock the Phillies off their three-year perch atop the division. The teams have made most of their moves, so we'll take a... Read more

NL East Tour: Atlanta Braves

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 9:50 AM
Over the course of this week, we will analyze what the rest of the NL East has done this offseason in an attempt to knock the Phillies off their three-year perch atop the division. The teams have made most of their moves, so we'll take a look at where they stand leading up to spring training. First... Read more

Phillies invite 13 to spring training, including Domonic Brown

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 2:28 PM
The Phillies have invited 13 more players to spring training, including outfielder stud untouchable Domonic Brown and hard-throwing big righty prospect Phillippe Aumont, who was a key part of the Cliff Lee deal with Seattle. Brown, 22, was named the Phillies' top minor league prospect by Baseball... Read more

Eyre says he will retire

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 7:34 PM
From Matt Gelb: It turns out the Phillies’ offer of a minor-league contract wasn’t the only sticking point for reliever Scott Eyre. The 37-year-old lefty decided to retire today after 13 seasons in the majors, according to a report on the team’s Web site. Eyre told the Web site that... Read more

So what's next?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 12:34 PM
As Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. introduced his latest acquisition on Tuesday, reliever Danys Baez, the biggest news was what else Amaro said. Some of it was expected: Chan Ho Park and Scott Eyre are likely finished as Phillies. And some of it was (a bit) unexpected: Jamie Moyer will likely... Read more
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