Phils decline options for Lidge, Oswalt

“(The) Phillies, as expected, decline options on Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge,” according to Matt Gelb on Twitter. Oswalt was expected to make $16 million in 2012 if the Phils took up his option. They had a $2 million buyout on his contract. Lidge’s option was worth $12.5 million with a $1.5 million buyout. Both … Continue reading Phils decline options for Lidge, Oswalt

Phils denied their protest

The Phillies were denied their protest from Friday’s loss in Florida, reported Todd Zolecki. Life goes on. What David Hale tweeted, though, has been on mymind since Friday night when Joe West played commissioner and made up his own instant replay rules. “The appeal denial is not surprising. What’ll be interesting is to see how … Continue reading Phils denied their protest