Stark: Phillies To Make Substantial Offer to Cole Hamels

According to a report by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies are readying a nice offer to soon-to-be free agent starter Cole Hamels. Hamels is expecting to make some big money this offseason and the Phillies do not want to see the future of their rotation pitch for another team. In order to prevent that, they … Continue reading Stark: Phillies To Make Substantial Offer to Cole Hamels

Oswalt to remain FA until midseason

Roy Oswalt will not be starting the season with a team, and this in turn may be a really good thing. Just like Roger Clemens did in 2006 and 2007, Oswalt will start the season unsigned and offer up his services to a Major League club at the midseason point, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. … Continue reading Oswalt to remain FA until midseason

Still a chance Oswalt returns to Philadelphia

Roy Oswalt’s next destination is still up in the air, especially with his price tag plummeting. Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi thinks the Phillies, Reds and Red Sox are all still in the hunt to land the right-hander, who’s talks with the Cardinals and Rangers has seemingly hit a snag. With Oswalt’s price being a little too … Continue reading Still a chance Oswalt returns to Philadelphia

Phillies sign RHP Qualls

The Phillies are continuing their minor tweaking of the bull pen, adding more depth to an already deep group of pitchers. According to Todd Zolecki, the Phillies signed right-handed reliever Chad Qualls to $1.15 million deal. Qualls, 33, will give the Phillies a top option in the late innings and could become Jonathan Papelbon’s set-up … Continue reading Phillies sign RHP Qualls

Phils sign Pierre to minor league deal

The Phillies have signed free agent outfielder Juan Pierre to a minor league deal, reported Jim Salisbury. The one-year deal will give the Phillies an extra option for filling out their Opening Day roster. The move could also solidify Domonic Brown’s spot on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs roster to start the season, depending on his … Continue reading Phils sign Pierre to minor league deal

Phils add depth with Pineiro signing

In a move to add competition for the fifth starter, the Phils signed veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract and an invitation to Spring Training. It was first reported by Jayson Stark of ESPN. Pineiro, 33, pitched the last two years with the Los Angeles Angels. Last season, he was 7-7 with … Continue reading Phils add depth with Pineiro signing

Phils looking at Wood as late-inning reliever

The Phillies are looking to bolster the back-end of their bull pen. By doing so, they are looking in the direction of former All-Star and Cy Young-candidate Kerry Wood. As reported by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnik, the 34-year-old Wood is on the Phillies radar. With Jonathan Papelbon as the Phils closer and the health status of … Continue reading Phils looking at Wood as late-inning reliever

BREAKING: Rollins, Phillies agree on deal

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, free agent short stop and Jimmy Rollins agree to a three-year deal with a vesting option for a fourth year. Crasnick’s report comes via a baseball source according to the ESPN.com writer. “Rollins didn’t have much leverage with Phillies. Brewers made an offer, but he ultimately wanted to stay home,” said … Continue reading BREAKING: Rollins, Phillies agree on deal

Official Phillies v Rollins Post

This will be a running thread to update on the Jimmy Rollins situation. Dec. 15 6:30 PM — Newly signed pitcher Dontrelle Willis believes his good friend Jimmy Rollins will re-sign with the Phillies. “He was probably more excited about the deal than I was,” Willis said of Rollins. Willis and Rollins grew up together … Continue reading Official Phillies v Rollins Post

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