Found January 18, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
This tweet from ESPN's Jim Bowden made me sick to my stomach when I saw it, and I'm not even a Phillies fan. So unless Domonic Brown, a former top five prospect who was slow out of the gates because he broke his hand last season, wows the Phillies in the spring, he's spending his season in AAA. How in the hell is this effective for his development? Brown had a .760 OPS in AAA Lehigh Valley last season, his second season with time at the level. In 69 games at AAA, Brown has a .298/.391/.453 line with 36 walks and 56 strikeouts. Those really aren't bad numbers at all. In the majors, the hand injury gave him problems, but he still managed a .245/.333/.391 line. All things considered, that's not terrible. But yet, Amaro would rather have a platoon of John Mayberry Jr and Laynce Nix starting every day. 2011 was the only good season of his career. He hit .273/.341/.513 with 15 homers in just 296 plate apperances, amassing 2.5 fWAR. But Mayberry showed some pretty vic...

Phillies Ink Hamels to $15 Million Deal

Hamels and the Phillies avoided arbitration.The Phillies and Cole Hamels have come to terms on a one-year, $15 million contract, according to a tweet from’s Jon Heyman.  A source close to Hamels tells me he’s on vacation in Hawaii, so I guess we’ll have to hear from him later on the situation. But, what has been avoided is arbitration, which can sometimes spill...

Hamels Situation Gets Dicey with One-Year Commitment

Will Cole run in the same rotation as Roy past 2012? ( Hamels has signed for one more year at $15 million. That would seem like a good thing. That’s just the feeling on the surface. Look for things to take a turn south if something doesn’t get done before the season begins.Tom Verducci and Keith Law were both guests on “The Sports Bash with Mike Gill” on 97...

Phillies and Hamels avoid arbitration with 1-year contract

The Philadelphia Phillies and starting pitcher Cole Hamels have agreed to a $15 million, one-year contract which avoids the sides going to an arbitration hearing.  Hamels' $15 million sets the record as the highest ever for an arbitration-eligible pitcher before being eligible for free agency. “We're happy we've concluded the one-year portion of this,” Hamels'...

Phillies Continue to Crank the Money Machine

The amount of money the Phillies have cranked out over the past several years is pretty astonishing. It is especially shocking for fans like me who previously lived thought decades of penny-pinching squalor and a grand tradition of losing. I definitely prefer the shopping spree…This week, the Phillies dropped another $15 million to avoid arbitration for the 2012 season with lefty...

Piñeiro, Phillies Agree to Minor League Deal

While Cole Hamels and the Phillies agreeing to a one-year, $15 million contract understandably stole headlines Tuesday, another deal could also have an impact on the 2012 Phightins. After a couple days of rumors, the Phillies and Joel Piñeiro agreed to a minor league contract, the team announced. The 33-year-old right-hander went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA in 27 games (24 starts) for...

Hamels, Phillies agree to one-year, $15M deal

Left-hander Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $15 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

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A. Total of Mike Schmidt's AS selections, GG & SS awardsB. Multiplied by Von Hayes league leading runs scoredC. Minus Charles Fuqua Manuel's regular season wins as Phillies managerD. Divided by Rob Ducey's career pinch hit homerunsE. Plus the total of Wes Chamberlain's MLB jersey numbersWhat's the number?
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