Phillies CF Options Get Thinner As Angel Pagan Signs With Giants

The San Francisco Giants have inked free agent Angel Pagan to a four-year deal, according to Fox’s Ken Rosenthal. Pagan is the second legitimate center fielder the Phillies were interested in that signed with a different team. B.J. Upton signed with the Braves last week. Rosenthal reported on Friday that the Phillies and Giants were … Continue reading Phillies CF Options Get Thinner As Angel Pagan Signs With Giants

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Phillies, Reyes part ways

A week ago it appeared the Phillies and left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes had agreed to a contract. But both parties hit a snag in their talks. “We hit a snag,” said Oscar Suarez, who is Reyes’ agent. “So we just decided to push back.” Asked if it was health-related, Suarez said, “It just didn’t work … Continue reading Phillies, Reyes part ways

Offseason news 2/22/10

Lidge ahead of schedule: Closer Brad Lidge is ahead of schedule to be ready to pitch by opening day. He threw off of a mound today, throwing only 20 fastballs. Pitching coach Rich Dubee doesn’t want Lidge throwing any sliders yet. A bull pen session could be in store for Lidge next Thursday. “[Originally] two … Continue reading Offseason news 2/22/10

Offseason 1/21/10

UPDATE: Phillies and Joe Blanton reach a three-year deal worth $24 million Alden Gonzalez reported. The extension will lock up Blanton through 2012, or when the world ends. The news conference will be at 5PM today. This is excellent. The Phillies now have Blanton along with Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and JA Happ locked up … Continue reading Offseason 1/21/10

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

Offseason 1/13/10

A few interesting things happened today. First let’s focus on the positive. Todd Zolecki named Jimmy Rollins his “Player of the Decade” today, and deservedly so. Of the logical choices, he was the only player to play for the Phillies all 10 years (was a rookie in 2000) and was one of two to win a NL MVP (2007). He led … Continue reading Offseason 1/13/10

Off Season 12/4/09

Well this was an interesting day so far and it’s only noon. First off, Placido Polanco was almost not going to return to the Phillies. The Phils contacted 8-year veteran Orlando Hudson of the Dodgers about making the switch from second to third but were denied. With that answer, they pursued and signed Polanco. Very interesting. I am … Continue reading Off Season 12/4/09

Polanco Top 3B Option

UPDATE: Phillies are expected to sign Polanco for a deal worth 3 years, $18 million according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. The Phillies have serious interest in bringing back Placido Polanco to play third base next year. Multiple sources told MLB.com on Wednesday that the Phillies have been very aggressive in their pursuit of … Continue reading Polanco Top 3B Option

Phillies Sign C Schneider

In an act of revenge for the Chris Coste signing (not really), the Phillies signed former Mets catcher Brian Schneider to a 2-year deal worth about $3 million. The left-handed Schneider hit .218 last season in 59 games with the New York Mets, but hit .382 (13-for-34) in his final 13 games. He missed 41 … Continue reading Phillies Sign C Schneider

Off Season 11/25/09

Jamie Moyer was sent back to the hospital after reoccurring symptoms from his groin injury back in September according to Todd Zoleckia via Twitter. Moyer tore his groin when trying to field a ground ball back in September. Also according to Zolecki, the Phillies signed outfielder DeWayne Wise and infielder Wilson Valdez to minor league contracts and … Continue reading Off Season 11/25/09