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John Bowker asked the Phillies for his unconditional release to pursue a playing opportunity in Japan. The Phillies granted the request, but they should have been the one initiating the move and it should have come earlier this offseason.

Phillies Apparel on Sale Now from Philavania!

The need for Phillies apparel is obvious. With Spring Training a little more than a month away, it’s time to stock up on all the goods before the season. Philavania can help. They have a solid selection of Phillies-related apparel that will stand out when you take to Clearwater, or when the regular season begins in April.But if you’re also a Flyers, Sixers, or Eagles fan, they...

Jim Thome Will Get More Time At First Base Than First Expected

Jim Thome, at 41 years-old, is in the best shape of his life. Perhaps in better shape than most younger players in the league today. It's pretty amazing to think that a guy who has had so many health problems when the Phillies traded him to the White Sox seven years ago, could be in such great shape today. Maybe it was the journey of chasing 600 home runs. Whatever is causing...

Phillies give Kendrick 1-year deal

Right-hander Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $3.585 million contract, avoiding arbitration. Kendrick was 8-6 with a 3.22 ERA in 34 games, including 15 starts last year. He set career bests in ERA and games. The 27-year-old Kendrick is 43-30 with a 4.41 ERA in five seasons in Philadelphia. He's started 98 of the 127 games he's pitched...

The Phils have today announced that they have come to a one-year aggrement with Kyle Kendrick.

The Phils have announced that they have avoided arbitration with Kyle Kendrick as they have reached a one-year contract with the starter-reliever worth $3.585 million dollars.Kendrick, who had started the 2011 season in the bullpen, would rejoin the starting rotation because of injuries to both Joe Blanton and Roy Oswalt. During the season, he would appear in 34 games, 15 of them...

New Year's Resolution: Joe Blanton

Every day this month, we here at Philthy Stuff will be counting down the New Year's resolutions of each member on the Phillies, and what they can do to guide this team back to October. Next up, Joe Blanton. During spring training last year, before anyone threw a pitch in an exhibition game, the Phillies held a press conference, where they proudly displayed their vaunted “Four...

2012 Reader Top 30, #8

Phillippe Aumont is the winner of the runoff for #6, meaning that Jon Pettibone is #7 and we move right along to #8. In the voting for #6, Jiwan James and Tyson Gillies received the most write-in support, so they will be added to this round. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than 130 AB or 50 innings pitched. So far we have 01. Trevor...

PSWA to Celebrate Pence, Phillies on Jan. 30

Join the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association on January 30 as they hand out awards to local athletes and teams during their 108th annual banquet.Among the winners is Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence, the recipient of this years “Good Guy Award.” The Philadelphia Phillies were named “Team of the Year” for their 102-win season and playoff berth.He also joins an outstanding...

Pressure Mounting On Victorino

The Phillies will start the 2012 season without Ryan Howard in the lineup. To make up for at least some of the offensive loss, the Phillies will look to Shane Victorino to put up big numbers in 2012.

Free Bumper Stickers

Free Bumper Stickers:We Should Be GMs may not be on the forefront of awesome Phillies themed t-shirt production, but by golly we've created some nice bumper stickers. Below you will find our legendary header design, the endearing term of Phucco, and GM-Carson's other baseball site More Hardball. You can have all three free of charge. All you have to do is email us your...

Kendrick gets 1-year deal to avoid arbitration

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Offseason Notes, With at Least One Reference to 1992

Like many prospect mavens, Eddie Vedder is keen on Oakland prospect Michael Choice. Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. Prospecting: John Sickels’ Top-20 List for Oakland 3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: L.A. Dodgers Television (Away Games) Assorted Headlines Bowker Released, Will Likely Play in Japan...
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