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Archive: December, 2008

Manuel Gets Contract Extension

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 7:33 PM
The Inquirer's Jim Salisbury is reporting from Las Vegas that the Phillies have extended Charlie Manuel's contract through 2011. The Phillies first picked up Manuel's club option for 2010, then guaranteed 2011. Manuel, 64, will make $1.5 million next season and $1.7 million in 2010. He was seeking... Read more

Tuesday's Word from Vegas: Part II

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 5:38 PM
The trade that could send Mark DeRosa to the Phillies is still alive. There is talk that the deal has expanded to four teams: the Cubs, Padres, Phillies and Orioles. Last night word had spread that lefthander J.A. Happ could be the key piece for the Phillies, who would send him (and possibly a catcher)... Read more

Tuesday's Word from Vegas

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 3:30 PM
A few updates from the winter meetings in Las Vegas: 1. The Phillies continue to talk about a potential trade with the Padres and Cubs, although a deal is not imminent. As Jim Salisbury wrote in today's Inquirer, the Phillies likely would send a couple prospects (lefthander J.A. Happ could be one... Read more

Phillies Involved In Three-Way Trade?

Monday, December 8, 2008, 11:31 PM
Here is what The Inquirer's Jim Salisbury is reporting from the winter meetings in Las Vegas: The Phillies are working on a complex trade that could fill two needs: insurance at second base for Chase Utley, who had hip surgery last month, and a righthanded bat in left field. That player is Mark DeRosa... Read more

Manuel Seeking Extension

Monday, December 8, 2008, 9:15 AM
Charlie Manuel wants to retire a Phillie. He hopes to make that a likelihood this week in Las Vegas, where his agent is looking to negotiate a contract extension for him. Manuel is signed through 2009 with a club option for 2010. Manuel's agent, Pat Rooney, is hoping to extend the contract through... Read more

Vegas, Baby

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 10:12 AM
The winter meetings begin tomorrow in Las Vegas. I won't be there, but Jim Salisbury will be, so we'll be covered. He previewed the winter meetings in today's paper. About the Phillies he wrote: "The World Series champion Phillies will continue to work on several areas, including adding a starting... Read more

Phillies Hunt for Pitching

Friday, December 5, 2008, 9:22 AM
The Phillies leave Sunday for the winter meetings in Las Vegas, which I hear is a great place to work. Ruben Amaro Jr. made it clear yesterday that his priority is pitching: finding a starting pitcher and improving the bullpen. Of course, the question at the moment is Jamie Moyer. What the heck is... Read more

Report: Phils Make Offer to Lowe

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 11:41 AM
The Boston Globe reported today that the Phillies have made a contract offer to free agent righthander Derek Lowe. The Inquirer initially reported last week that the Phillies have had conversations with Lowe and free agent righthander A.J. Burnett about potential contracts. The Globe report would indicate... Read more

Amaro: Moyer Not Only Pitching Priority

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 3:04 PM
The Phillies still hope to sign Jamie Moyer to a contract extension, but it appears they also are prepared to move on if necessary. "It's been a little long, it's been a little difficult to get things done with Jamie," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said today. "But again... Read more

More on Moyer, Burrell

Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 12:05 AM
The Phillies said it's about flexibility. Ruben Amaro Jr. explained why the Phillies didn't offer salary arbitration to Jamie Moyer or Pat Burrell. “First, we still have the ability to negotiate with both of them,” he said. “The fact that we didn’t choose to offer them arbitration... Read more
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