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December 17, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Until Saturday, it was an uncharacteristically quiet offseason for these Phillies, still smarting from their first postseason absence in six years. They finally spent money on the 42d day of free agency by reaching agreements with a setup man and fifth starter in the span of hours. Mike Adams, one of the game's dominant late-inning relievers, agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with a vesting option for a third year, according to a source. The Phillies also signed John Lannan to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, according to CBSSports.com.
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December 13, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two days after Zack Greinke signed the richest-ever deal for a righthanded pitcher, Kevin Correia agreed Monday to a two-year, $10 million contract with Minnesota. Last week, former Phillie Joe Blanton signed with the Los Angeles Angels for $15 million over two seasons. The cost of doing business in the pitching market is prohibitive, from top to bottom. That's why, as the Phillies seek a replacement for Vance Worley's fifth spot in the rotation, they are thinking Chan Ho Park. No, the Phils are not signing Park, who recently announced his retirement from baseball.
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December 9, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies are looking for a starting pitcher, among other things, and waiting for an answer from Michael Young. After he said Thursday that he might be willing to fill the rotation spot vacated by Vance Worley's trade to the Minnesota Twins from within the organization, Ruben Amaro Jr. conceded that he is more inclined to sign a free agent. "We're looking for a low-risk, high-reward type of guy," the general manager said Friday night. "We've been exploring the market, and there are a lot of pitchers still out there.
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December 7, 2012 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At various points during the 4-day free-for-all that is baseball's annual winter meetings, Ruben Amaro Jr. and Charlie Manuel talked about their disappointment with the way the Phillies played in 2012. They talked about the defensive lapses, the shoddy baserunning, the lack of fundamentals displayed during the course of an 81-81 season. So perhaps it should not have come as such a surprise that they decided to part with starter Vance Worley and well-regarded pitching prospect Trevor May in exchange for 24-year-old centerfielder Ben Revere.
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December 7, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NASHVILLE - The Phillies decided Thursday they'd rather pay a high price in terms of players than dollars for their new centerfielder. That's why righthander Vance Worley and prospect pitcher Trevor May now work for Minnesota and the left-handed hitting Ben Revere is coming to Philadelphia from the Twins to play center field. Instead of paying high-price free agents like Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton, the Phillies opted for the less accomplished and far less expensive Revere, who is not even eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2013 season.
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December 7, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
NASHVILLE - The Phillies decided Thursday they would rather pay a high price in terms of players than dollars for their new centerfielder. That's why righthander Vance Worley and prospect pitcher Trevor May now work for Minnesota and the lefthanded-hitting Ben Revere is coming to Philadelphia from the Twins to play center field. Instead of paying high-price free agents such as Michael Bourn and B.J. Upton, the Phillies opted for the less accomplished and far less expensive Revere, who is not even eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2013 season.
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December 7, 2012 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At the conclusion of Thursday morning's Rule 5 draft, which might as well end with a school bell signifying it's OK for everyone to leave the building en masse, Phillies pro scouting director Mike Ondo was breaking down his team's pick. The Phils selected a 22-year-old centerfielder named Ender Inciarte from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Someone joked to Ondo that the Phillies' long, calculated pursuit for a centerfielder was finally over. Ondo politely laughed.
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December 6, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The hypothetical was laid out to Ruben Amaro Jr. 1 month ago, when the free-agent signing period was just under way and the Phillies' general manager and his brethren across the league were in Palm Springs, Calif., for a conference that was a veritable retreat when compared to the zaniness that has unfolded at Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings at the Opryland Hotel. Say the free-agent market unfolds in a manner that hampers the Phillies' efforts to fill one of their positions of need, namely the outfield or third base.
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December 5, 2012 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
NASHVILLE - When the Boston Red Sox finalized a three-year deal on Tuesday with Shane Victorino, 32, and fresh off a career-worst season, their winter shopping-spree bill increased to $120.2 million. The Phillies, standing on the periphery of a crazed winter meetings, have spent a total of $850,000. It's not that sticker shock has overcome GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and his lieutenants. "But," Amaro said, "it seems like the price of doing business is getting higher and higher. " So the Phillies are content to watch - for now. Late in the afternoon, Amaro kicked off his shoes, tapped away at his iPhone, and lounged on a couch in the team's suite at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
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November 8, 2012 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - In his first four offseasons as a general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. developed a reputation as one of the more aggressive executives in the game, wasting little time filling the needs that he and his staff had prioritized. First came Raul Ibanez, then Placido Polanco and Roy Halladay, then Cliff Lee, then Jonathan Papelbon. All five deals were consummated before the Christmas holiday. Last year, Papelbon signed before Thanksgiving. So if Amaro arrives at this year's general managers' meetings espousing patience as a virtue, your skepticism will be forgiven.
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