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Archive: November, 2008

Phillies re-sign Scott Eyre, three assistant coaches

Monday, November 10, 2008, 8:58 PM
Todd is busy at the moment, so he sent along a few press releases from the Phillies for me to post... Scott Eyre has signed a one-year contract extension with the Phillies, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. announced today. The contract is worth $2 million and includes... Read more

Holliday to Oakland

Monday, November 10, 2008, 3:25 PM
Matt Holliday appears headed to the Oakland A's. The fact that he's headed to the A's is a surprise. The fact that he isn't headed to the Phillies isn't a surprise. The asking price for Holliday had been too high for the Phillies. Read more

Matt Holliday: Let's Review, Shall We?

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 1:59 PM
Talk that the Phillies are aggressively pursuing Matt Holliday won't die, despite a few baseball sources indicating there is nothing there. So let's review why it is unlikely the Phillies get Holliday: - Colorado's asking price remains too high, and is unlikely to drop. One source said the... Read more

Hamels on Ellen

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 5:40 PM
Thanks to The Fightins for posting this video. Read more

All Amaro's Men

Friday, November 7, 2008, 12:30 PM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has his men in place for the future. From the Phillies: Benny Looper is a new assistant general manager in charge of player personnel. Looper will oversee the scouting and player development areas. Looper, 60, had spent the previous 23 years with the Seattle... Read more

Howard's Ends

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 1:40 PM
The Phillies met briefly yesterday with Casey Close, who is the agent for Ryan Howard and Joe Blanton. "It was just to touch base," Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "There won't be any negotiations going on here. But we have several of [the agent's] arbitration-eligible guys." Howard made... Read more

Phillies Taking A Holliday?

Friday, November 7, 2008, 12:40 AM
If the Phillies don’t bring back leftfielder Pat Burrell, they will need somebody to fill his spot in the lineup. How about Matt Holliday? The Phillies talked with the Colorado Rockies about Holliday (and lefthander Brian Fuentes) before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but the asking... Read more

Manuel in 2012

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 9:59 AM
Charlie Manuel might need to start thinking about a running mate for 2012. Fresh off leading the Phillies to their first World Series title since 1980 and just their second championship in 126 years, Manuel is a popular man in these parts. He even got a write-in vote for President of the United States... Read more

Burrell, Moyer File for Free Agency

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 6:06 PM
Pat Burrell and Jamie Moyer filed for free agency today. This is just a formality. Every potential free agent files at some point. Today just happened to be the day Burrell and Moyer filed. Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated he expected to begin negotiations shortly with Moyer and Scott Eyre. I don't think... Read more

Leaving? Who's Leaving?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 12:53 PM
I wrote today that speculation there could be a mass exodus in the Phillies' front office is unfounded. Now, could a few people leave? Maybe. But the idea that people were so loyal to Mike Arbuckle that they're just going to quit their jobs is absurd. Arbuckle, whom I have a lot of respect for, resigned... Read more
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