Found December 08, 2011 on Phuture Phillies:
You know they will take someone. I’m not sure I’ll have time to do a detailed writeup today as the events unfold, but I will definitely update this space to reflect the player(s) we take and those we lose. So, check back later and use this spot to discuss the Rule 5 draft.

Under The Radar: The Story Of 2011 For Carlos Ruiz

Quick, outside of Hunter Pence–only appeared in 54 games for the Phillies–, who had the highest batting average on the Phillies in 2011? Sure, it would be absurd if it was anyone other than the player that this review is about, but it is still surprising. If you did not read the title, its none other than Carlos Ruiz, who also had the highest on base percentage outside of Pence...

Ozzie Guillen can't name any Phillies

Ready...go...Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco, Jim Thome, Carlos Ruiz, Dominic Brown, Ben Francisco, John Mayberry, Vance Worley, Joe Blanton, Jonathan Papeldouche, Kyle Kendrick, Antonio Bastardo. I know what you're thinking...shut up already. If you're counting at home, that's Goergs 18...

Phillies Minor Leaguers Selected in Rule 5 Draft

Jiwan James stays put.The 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings are underway in Dallas and while the greatest amount of buzz has surrounded some major free agents like Albert Pujols and Jimmy Rollins, there’s a minor portion of the annual event that has drawn some interest as well. The Rule 5 draft took place on Thursday and resulted in relocation for a group of selected prospects...

Random Athlete Of The Day- Lee Stevens

DeWain Lee Stevens, better known as Lee Stevens, is a former MLB first baseman/DH from none other than Kansas City, Missouri. Stevens was drafted out of high school by the California Angels of California (at the time) in the 1986 MLB Draft.  Stevens was called up to the show in 1990. He hit 7 homeruns and drove in 32, but hit an off-putting .214 batting average his rookie season...

Winter Meetings Review: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies had their share of issues even before the offseason officially began. Ryan Howard went down with a torn achilles on the last day of the NLDS. He will likely miss the entire 2012 season to recuperate. So, the Phillies had an immediate hole to fill there. Then, they had Jimmy Rollins’ impending free agency to deal with. Before the meetings, the Phillies...

As they continue to try bringing Jimmy Rollins back into the fold, the Phils announce their signing of free agent Laynce Nix.

As the Phils continue trying to resign Jimmy Rollins to a new contract, although presently disrupted by the Angels’ signing of Albert Pujols to a ten-year deal, the Phils announced their signing of Laynce Nix to a two-year deal. Nix, formerly of the Nationals, a nine-year vet, is a corner outfielder who, last season, batted .250, while hitting 16 home runs and knocking in 44...

The Philly Fifty, #31: Pete Alexander, Phillies

For the complete list and explanation of criteria and scoring, check out the Philly Fifty page Longevity – 3 Alexander played for the Phillies for the first 7 years of his career, from 1911-1917, ages 24-30. He pitched 21 innings for the Phillies in his final season, in 1930, at age 43. Peak – 5 Absolutely one of the best pitchers to ever play the game. In his seven years with...

Report: Phillies No Longer Shopping Polanco

Earlier it was reported that the Phillies were shopping 3rd baseman Placido Polanco.  Whether they have had a change of heart or found no interest, the Phillies have apparently had a change of heart according to Ken Rosenthal of It's not surprising to see their was no interest in Polanco. Rosenthal also mentioned that the decision to no longer shop Polanco has...

Manuel's 2012 Outlook

"If I'm a betting guy, I'll say that we keep Jimmy," said Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel Tuesday at the 2011 Winter Meetings, referring to his Gold Glove shortstop Jimmy Rollins. That said, Manuel explains why he feels good about what they've got heading into next season…

Phillies pass on making picks in Rule 5 Draft

The Phillies have had a good track record in the Rule 5 Draft. They selected Shane Victorino in 2004, David Herndon in 2010 and Michael Martinez in '11. But for the first time since 2005, the Phillies passed on making a selection in the Rule 5 Draft, which concluded the Winter Meetings on Thursday morning.

Phillies sign Nationals OF Nix to two-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Laynce Nix to a two-year contract.

Phils add depth, sign OF Nix to two-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Laynce Nix to a two-year contract.

Phillies Not Shopping Polanco, Backing Off Ramirez

The Phillies are no longer shopping Placido Polanco and are "backing off" their pursuit of Aramis Ramirez, a rival executive tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). This would seem to indicate optimism about re-signing Jimmy Rollins, as we heard earlier that the Phillies would be interested in trading Polanco and acquiring Ramirez if they were unable to bring...

Video: Amaro talks Hamels, Rollins, and more

Ruben Amaro, Jr. talks with Craig Calcaterra at the winter meetings about the rumors surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies (NBC Sports)
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