Phils, Durbin Reach Deal

According to Mr. Zolecki himself on Twitter: Chad Durbin avoids salary arbitration. Agrees to a $2.125 million contract. Durbin was 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA in 59 appearances and 69.2 innings pitched for the Phillies last year. This is an okay move. It will sure-up another spot in the bull pen, allowing the Phils to relax in their … Continue reading Phils, Durbin Reach Deal


The Phillies Off Season Tracker

This post will be dedicated to all moves regarding the Phillies’ interests, rumors, signings, and other off season moves that have occurred so far during the winter. Jan. 6: Phillies signed OF Delwyn Young to a minor league contract. Dec. 27: The Phillies signed J.C. Romero to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. Dec. 17: The … Continue reading The Phillies Off Season Tracker

Condrey Not Offered a Contract

The Phillies offered Joe Blanton, Shane Victorino, and Carlos Ruiz 2010 contracts. They also had to choose between Clay Condrey and Chad Durbin and picked Durbin, according to Todd Zolecki. Zolecki feels that the reason they didn’t offer Condrey a contract was that because it would go to arbitration, the Phillies would feel that he would win and make … Continue reading Condrey Not Offered a Contract

PRC: Chad Durbin

Player: Chad DurbinNumber: 37Position: RPBats/Throws: R/R Consistency: Durbin has not been that good all year. He started out rocky, settled down a bit in June and then saw his ERA sky-rocket until he pitched an effective September that was beneficial for the Phillies in closing out the season. His 59 appearances were the third highest … Continue reading PRC: Chad Durbin

Yankees Win 2009 World Series

Once again, the Yankees are Pedro Martinez’s daddy. The Phillies season has finally ended as the Yankees beat up the Phillies pitching, winning game 6 by a score of 7-3 and the series 4-2. Hideki Matsui went 3-4 with six RBI’s, falling a triple shy of the cycle, as he single handedly killed the Phillies … Continue reading Yankees Win 2009 World Series

Back to the World Series

The Phillies showed no signs of slowing down as they rolled through the Dodgers once again 10-4, and winning the NLCS 4-1. The offensive was led by Jayson Werth with a pair of HR’s and four RBI’s, breaking out of his terrible NLCS slump going into the World Series, and by Shane Victorino with a … Continue reading Back to the World Series

Simp-Lee Amazing

The weather was cold but the bats were on fire. The Phillies battered and beat the Dodgers 11-0 in game three to take a 2-1 series lead in the NLCS. From the start of the game with a 1-2-3 top and a four-run bottom first inning to the 1-2-3 9th pitched by Chad Durbin that … Continue reading Simp-Lee Amazing

Phillies Clinch 3rd Straight Division

I decided to take a break from typing my paper due tomorrow. With the Phillies win over the Houston Astros, they clinched their third straight division title. This is the most consecutive division titles since the teams managed by the late Danny Ozark in 1976-78. The Phillies offense exploded for 10 runs and Pedro Martinez, … Continue reading Phillies Clinch 3rd Straight Division

Pedro to Debut Wednesday; Moyer to Bull Pen

Hallelujah! Pedro Martinez will make his 2009 debut with the Phillies on Wednesday. To make room for him in the rotation, Jamie Moyer was informed that he will be put in the bull pen. Chad Durbin was also re-activated and Rodrigo Lopez was sent to AAA Lehigh in his place. A roster move to accommodate … Continue reading Pedro to Debut Wednesday; Moyer to Bull Pen

Romero, Durbin Sent to DL

Two more go down in the Phillies injury-plagued bull pen. Both JC Romero and Chad Durbin were sent to the 15-day DL. Being called up in their place were Andrew Carpenter and Tyler Walker. Both Walker and Carpenter have pitched this season for the Phillies. Romero has a strained left forearm and Durbin strained a … Continue reading Romero, Durbin Sent to DL