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Archive: January, 2011

Another person takes credit for Cliff Lee's return

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 2:28 PM
Apparently this is the vogue thing to do. So now the Phillies not only have the magic loogie spat by Yankees fans to thank for Cliff Lee's triumphant return to Philadelphia, but Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg wants some credit, too. Speaking at the Rangers' fan fest event last weekend, Greenberg... Read more

Mailbag: Blanton, Milledge, broadcasters, Coste

Monday, January 24, 2011, 1:08 PM
Hey, look at us, we're getting all fancy here. So for now on, if you'd like to submit a question for use in my mailbag, visit this page. With three weeks until the first workout for pitchers and catchers in Clearwater, Fla., let's answer some questions. Gordon from Salisbury, N.C. asks: Will Joe Blanton... Read more

Manuel on contract: "I think it's a matter of time"

Monday, January 24, 2011, 12:35 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was asked about his contract status Monday afternoon during an appearance on 610 WIP and he did not seem like a man who is too worried about his future. "My contract, we put something out there and we know exactly where we're at," Manuel said. "I think it's just a matter... Read more

Twelve spring training games will be televised

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 12:58 PM
Just like last spring, the Phillies will have 12 spring training games on local and national TV. Here is the list: March 6: vs. Tampa Bay (myphl17), 1:05 p.m. March 10: vs. New York Yankees (TCN), 1:05 p.m. March 12: vs. Tampa Bay (CSN), 1:05 p.m. March 13: at Minnesota (myphl17), 1:05 p.m. March... Read more

Phillies spend $10 million on new HD scoreboard

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 12:54 PM
We mentioned it a few weeks ago on Twitter, but finally, here are some details on the installation of the new HD scoreboard at Citizens Bank Park, courtesy of the team: The Phillies have partnered with Sony Electronics’ System Solutions Group and Daktronics to dramatically enhance the fans viewing... Read more

Phillies avoid arbitration with Kendrick

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 3:11 PM
The Phillies have avoided salary arbitration with righthander Kyle Kendrick as the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.45 milion. The deal also includes awards bonuses. Tuesday marked the day the two sides were scheduled to exchange salary figures, but with both Kendrick and outfielder Ben... Read more

Francisco avoids arbitration, signs for $1.175 million

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 2:52 PM
The Phillies have settled with one of their two arbitration-eligible players. Outfielder Ben Francisco signed a one-year, $1.175 million deal Saturday. The deal includes performance bonuses. Francisco made $470,000 in 2010, so he receives a raise more than double his previous salary. It was Francisco's... Read more

Phillies take a flier on Matt Anderson

Friday, January 14, 2011, 2:24 PM
How's this for a potential comeback story? Matt Anderson, the former flamethrowing No. 1 draft pick, signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies on Friday. Anderson, 34, last pitched in the majors in 2005. But when the righthander was drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 draft by the... Read more

Why Ryan Madson has had a wonderful off-season

Friday, January 14, 2011, 11:47 AM
The Yankees will reportedly sign former Tampa Bay closer Rafael Soriano to a three-year, $35 million deal. But wait, you say, don't the Yankees already have the greatest closer in baseball history? Why yes, they do. Soriano will be paid the fifth highest average annual salary for a reliever ever --... Read more

Aumont will be a reliever again

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 3:33 PM
Really, the only way to categorize Phillippe Aumont's first season in the Phillies' system is that it was a lost year. He was the highest rated prospect that came from Seattle in the Cliff Lee trade last off-season and the tall Canadian righthander had trouble dealing with the pressure that came with... Read more
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