Phillies Avoid Arbitration; Sign Bastardo

The Phillies have avoided arbitration with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo. The Phillies signed the 27-year-old reliever to a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The deal includes bonus incentives. Last year, Bastardo went 2-5 with a 4.33 ERA, striking out 81 batters in only 52 innings. Advertisements

Phils, Pence avoid arbitration

The Phillies are going to head into the arbitration period without a thing on their mind. Hunter Pence became the last Phillie to avoid arbitration, agreeing on a one-year, $10.4 million deal, according to Jim Salisbury. The Phillies avoided arbitration with Kyle Kendrick, Wilson Valdez (then traded him to Cincinnati) and Cole Hamels in the … Continue reading Phils, Pence avoid arbitration

Phils, Pence in a tug-of-war; Lidge close to signing with Nats

Arbitration is one of the most frustrating parts of the off season. And the Phillies and right fielder Hunter Pence are both finding this out the hard way. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, both parties are $2.8 million off their amounts for arbitration. Pence filed for $11.8 million while the Phillies put … Continue reading Phils, Pence in a tug-of-war; Lidge close to signing with Nats

Phils tender their four arbitration-eligible players

The Phillies tendered their four arbitration eligible players at midnight on Tuesday. Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence, Kyle Kendrick and Wilson Valdez will all have contracts for the 2012 season because all four are arbitration eligible. Many believe that Hamels will have a nice fat contract extension before the start of next season. Pence could find … Continue reading Phils tender their four arbitration-eligible players

No Surprise: Werth Offered Arbitration

The Phillies figured they will get something out of Jayson Werth this off season. With it highly unlikely they will sign the free agent right fielder, the Phils offered arbitration in hopes of getting something for him. Werth is a Type A free agent which means the Phils will get the top pick and another … Continue reading No Surprise: Werth Offered Arbitration

Ruiz Last Starter to Sign

The Phillies locked up their catcher for the next three years as Carlos Ruiz and Phils agree to a three-year, $9 million deal pending a physical. The 31-year old became the third player to avoid arbitration after Shane Victorino and Joe Blanton were both signed to three-year deals. Chooch hit .255 with nine home runs and 43 RBI’s … Continue reading Ruiz Last Starter to Sign

Phils Hope to Avoid Arbitration with Three Players

The Phillies have exchanged arbitration figures with three players these past days, hoping that the two sides can agree before going to arbitration starting in February. The three players are Shane Victorino, Carlos Ruiz, and Joe Blanton. The Phillies can very well reach an agreement with Victorino with a multi-year deal. Victorino wants $5.8 million and … Continue reading Phils Hope to Avoid Arbitration with Three Players