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Archive: December, 2008

Moyer Signs Two-Year Deal

Monday, December 15, 2008, 3:05 PM
The Phillies have signed Jamie Moyer to a two-year contract extension. Both years are guaranteed, meaning there is no club option for 2010. "We're very pleased to have Jamie back," Ruben Amaro Jr. said today. "He's been a valuable piece of the puzzle for us, and obviously gives us... Read more

K-Rod: Mets the Team to Beat

Saturday, December 13, 2008, 7:32 PM
Brand spankin' new Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez wasted no time acclimating himself to the Phillies-Mets rivalry. "Of course, we're going to try to win the division," he said during a conference call today. "Of course, we're going to be the front-runner. Of course, we're going to... Read more

Bruntlett, Condrey Get One-Year Deals

Saturday, December 13, 2008, 12:30 AM
The Phillies had until midnight to offer contracts to their unsigned players. They only non-tendered righthander Scott Mathieson, who has been injured the past two seasons, but then resigned him to a split contract. That basically means he no longer will be making the big-league minimum while he rehabs... Read more

Ibanez Is Aboard

Friday, December 12, 2008, 8:18 AM
The Phillies have agreed to terms with free agent leftfielder Raul Ibanez. It will be a three-year, $31.5 million contract. Ibanez, 36, fills a void that had been in left field since the season ended. It became clear the Phillies did not want free agent leftfielder Pat Burrell back, and Ibanez quickly... Read more

Deal for Cubs' DeRosa looks dead; Phils try for Chan Ho Park

Thursday, December 11, 2008, 2:13 PM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports: The trade that would have brought Chicago Cubs infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa to the Phillies appears dead. DeRosa would have gone to the Phils in a three-way deal that also involved the San Diego Padres. The Cubs were trying to get Padres pitcher Jake... Read more

Winter Meetings: The Final Day

Thursday, December 11, 2008, 9:36 AM
It's the last day of the winter meetings in Las Vegas. Sniff, sniff. Oh, well. Life goes on. The Phillies traded catcher Jason Jaramillo to the Pittsburgh Pirates last night for catcher Ronny Paulino. Paulino and Chris Coste will compete to be Carlos Ruiz's backup. Lou Marson, the organization's... Read more

Mets = Choke Artists

Thursday, December 11, 2008, 7:05 PM
A couple talk show hosts on WFAN in New York asked Cole Hamels today if he thought the Mets were choke artists. He said they were because, well, they were choke artists the last two years. "Last year and this year I think we did believe that," Hamels said on WFAN. "Three years ago... Read more

Phillies Trade Jaramillo for Paulino

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 9:31 PM
The Phillies swapped catchers tonight at the winter meetings in Las Vegas. They traded catcher Jason Jaramillo to the Pittsburgh Pirates for catcher Ronny Paulino. Paulino will compete with Chris Coste to be Carlos Ruiz's backup. Coste's name also has been mentioned as a potential piece in a trade... Read more

Let's Make A Deal, Please

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 9:24 AM
Here are the highlights from Jim Salisbury's report from Las Vegas in today's Inquirer: Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed the Phillies are engaged in active trade talks. One of them could involve Mark DeRosa. "There are some deals that if a club would say yes, we'd get something done," Amaro said... Read more

Wednesday's Word from Vegas

Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 7:56 PM
The Phillies still have a chance to land Mark DeRosa from the Cubs, but a report that the Phillies would send J.A. Happ or Carlos Carrasco and Jason Donald is a stretch. Think about that for a second: why would the Phillies trade two of their top prospects for a part-time leftfielder who is signed... Read more
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