Found December 04, 2011 on Phuture Phillies:
We’ve already been over who the Phillies have protected and left unprotected here. Jiwan James is the big name the Phillies are hoping to sneak through. The Phillies have been very active in recent years, always selecting at least one guy, and in the last two seasons, they’ve kept their guy (Mini Mart, Herndon) the full season and retained them moving forward, so you can assume they will take someone again this year. If they do, here are my suggestions for guys they should look at. Bryce Stowell, RHP (CLE) – Stowell has a big arm, as he used to consistently sit in the high 90s, but has had some injury trouble recently and is now down in the 92-95 range consistently. Still, if he’s past his injury issues, he has a special arm and could fit in well in the middle of the bullpen. Like we saw with Herndon, stashing a reliever as your 25 man is pretty easy. The Phillies will have competition in the bullpen, and Stowell could fit in there. Over the last 2 seasons between A+/AA/AAA he’s put...

Ramirez In Rollins Out, Busy Day at the Winter Meetings for Phillies

Ruben Amaro likes to get down to business and this year seems no different at the Winter Meetings for the Philadelphia Phillies. Rumors abounded today and two that everyone seem to be following concern third baseman Aramis Ramirez and shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Meetings with Ramirez's agent are heating up and the free agent would bring a right handed .300 hitter to their lineup...

2012 Fantasy Baseball Projections: John Mayberry Jr.

SAFE: Charlie Manuel can slide Mayberry Jr. into the lineup in left field or first base. The Philadelphia Phillies have been courting Minnesota outfielder Michael Cuddyer for a few months now.  In fact, one of the “jobs” for new Phillies first baseman-pinch hitter Jim Thome was to help sell Philadelphia to Cuddyer. But, despite the Phillies seeming best efforts, Cuddyer is yet...

Hot Stove:Phillies Pursuing Ramirez, Shopping Polanco, Talking To Rollins

With baseball’s winter meetings underway, the Philadelphia Phillies have begun to move aggressively on their plans to improve the team for the 2012 season. General manager Ruben Amaro seems to be focused on finding ways to improve the team’s lineup. Reports indicate that the Phillies are very much in the mix for third baseman Aramis [...]

Phillies sign OF Laynce Nix

The Phillies have made another free agent signing, inking former Nationals outfielder Laynce Nix to a 2 year deal according to Jim Salisbury of CSN.  Nix is a 9 year veteran who has played for 4 teams in his career.  He hit a career-high 16 home runs with the Nationals last season in 324 at-bats.The signing of Nix adds a left-handed bat to the outfield mix and figures to be amongst...

Three Free Agents Who Would Solidify Roster

Ryan Madson would be a good choice to take over the closer role As a relatively small market team, the Reds don't have the luxury of splurging on salaries. Unlike the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies or Cubs, they can ill afford to be handcuffed by outrageous contracts owed to players. One bad contract decision could set the franchise back for years, so naturally each contract...

Phillies Ink Laynce Nix to 2-Year Deal

Nix brings an added element to the bench. (PHOTO: AP)Jim Salisbury of reports that he Phillies have inked outfielder Laynce Nix to a 2-year deal, pending a physical.Nix hit .250 with 16 home runs in 366 plate appearances with the Nationals in 2011. He posted a respectable .750 OPS as a platoon/bench player last year and from 2009-11, has a 3.4 WAR. His addition to the...

Oswalt out, but Kuroda in sights

The Rockies are out on Roy Oswalt, but not out of the running for a veteran starter to stabilize the rotation.

Phillies Actively Shopping Placido Polanco

The Phillies are actively trying to trade third baseman Placido Polanco, a rival executive tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  That'd open up third base for free agent Aramis Ramirez, for whom the Phillies are reportedly strong players.  Polanco, 36, is owed $7.25MM through 2012. The Phillies have cooled on free agent Michael Cuddyer, Rosenthal reported earlier today.

Nix Signs With Phillies

One outfielder in, one outfielder out. Hello Laynce Nix, goodbye Ben Francisco. Ruben Amaro inked himself an outfielder the day before the MLB Winter Meetings begin in Dallas, Texas (they start today), and that outfielder is Nix, who is a left-handed batter that is getting a 2 year pact from the Phillies. Merry Christmas! Dude lived off 4 straight minor league contracts, so 2...

Phillies Are Strong Players For Aramis Ramirez

The Phillies are strong players for free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, tweets Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.  A week ago, Ramirez's agent Paul Kinzer named the Angels as one of four or five teams with serious interest in his client.  Kinzer said in November that Ramirez seeks a four-year deal or three-year contract with an option. The Phillies have third baseman...

Jimmy Rollins Rumors: Monday

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has already met with Jimmy Rollins' agent Dan Lozano at the Winter Meetings, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney.  Olney says it appears now that the Phillies' greatest competition for the shortstop could be the Brewers and Cardinals.  Rollins, 33, seeks a five-year contract.

Placido Polanco

I mentioned this briefly on twitter, but Ken Rosenthal reported that the Phillies are actively trying to move Placido Polanco to free up room to make a run at Aramis Ramirez. If the Phillies are heavily motivated to move Polanco, he’s a guy who could make sense for the M’s. With Seager and Liddi around, the team has a couple of interesting young players that could potentially...
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