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Archive: November, 2008

Starting to Get Busier

Sunday, November 30, 2008, 9:21 AM
Tomorrow is an important day in baseball. Teams must decide whether or not to offer salary arbitration to their remaining free agents. The Phillies have four free agents - Jamie Moyer, Pat Burrell, Tom Gordon and Rudy Seanez -- but two are worth watching. The Phillies are likely to offer Moyer arbitration... Read more

Clearing Out the Inbox

Saturday, November 29, 2008, 4:25 PM
Came across a few things as I was cleaning out the inbox: Dick Allen has a spot on the Veterans Committee ballot this fall at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame writes, "Allen ... was known as one of the sport’s top right-handed power hitters of the 1960s and... Read more

Koplove Accepts Minor-League Deal

Friday, November 28, 2008, 4:45 PM
The Phillies have reached an agreement on a minor-league contract with Philadelphia native and free agent righthander Mike Koplove, a team source said. Like most big-league teams, the Phillies aren't expected to announce Koplove or their other minor-league free agent signings until after the Rule... Read more

Phils Contact Lowe, Burnett

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 9:43 AM
The Phillies have said for almost a month their No. 1 priority is signing Jamie Moyer to a contract extension. They still hope to get that done. But it looks like the Phillies don't want to get caught flat footed if talks with Moyer drag on and they suddenly realize they can't come to an agreement... Read more

Utley's surgery done; 4-6 months to recover

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 2:17 PM
The Phillies announced today that second baseman Chase Utley had surgery on his right hip yesterday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Utley had an arthroscopic debridement of his labrum and a bony lesion that was present. Kelly reported the... Read more

Cheer Up

Monday, November 24, 2008, 12:10 PM
So yesterday I said I was glad it was Sunday because people finally would stop talking about how Donovan McNabb didn't know the overtime rules. Seems like an eternity ago, doesn't it? So things aren't going real well right now for the Eagles. Thankfully, there is YouTube to take us back to a better... Read more

Utley Has Successful Surgery

Monday, November 24, 2008, 11:12 PM
Major League Baseball premiered its 2008 World Series DVD last night at The Bridge Cinema De Lux in Philadelphia. The DVD goes on sale today. But before the premiere, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Chase Utley had successful surgery on his right hip today at the Hospital for Special... Read more

Lazy Sunday

Sunday, November 23, 2008, 10:34 AM
I'm glad today is Sunday. The Eagles play today, which hopefully means we can stop talking about how Donovan McNabb didn't know the overtime rules. Things remain generally quiet on the Phillies' front. They're still working on a deal with Jamie Moyer. I believe a deal will happen at some point. It's... Read more

Wha' Happened?

Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:55 AM
I've had a few hours to digest everything that happened yesterday. Let's review: - Chase Utley is scheduled for surgery on his right hip next week in New York. He is expected to need four to six months to recover. - Pedro Feliz had lower back surgery and is expected to need eight to 12... Read more

Utley to Have Hip Surgery, Out 4 to 6 Months

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 12:14 PM
Chase Utley will have right hip surgery, and will miss the next four to six months. The Phillies said in a news release that since the end of the World Series, Utley "has had several diagnostic studies in regards to right hip symptoms that he had during the 2008 season." He has been evaluated... Read more
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