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November 7, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Righthander Jake Peavy probably will be traded by the San Diego Padres before the winter meetings next month. After spending 4 days at the annual general managers' meetings in Dana Point, Calif., Padres general manager Kevin Towers said it is unlikely the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will remain with San Diego, which signed him out of high school in 1999. "The train's kind of left the station," Towers said yesterday. Guaranteed $63 million under a contract that runs through 2012, Peavy is relatively inexpensive when compared with what CC Sabathia is likely to get on the free-agent market.
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December 4, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
Barry Bonds and Barry Zito are among the most notable of the unsigned free agents heading into baseball's winter meetings, which begin today in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Already, this off-season has been a spending spree for some teams. In the last two weeks, Alfonso Soriano got a $136 million agreement from the Chicago Cubs and Carlos Lee was guaranteed $100 million by the Houston Astros. Bonds' agent, Jeff Borris, was angry that the Giants did not offer salary arbitration to the 42-year-old leftfielder, coming off a $90 million, five-year contract with San Francisco, and he might step up his efforts with other teams.
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December 15, 1994 | by Ted Taylor, Special to the Daily News
One of the best things about my job is that I get to travel to some of the sports gatherings that I once just read about in the newspaper. The one that I looked forward to the most was baseball's winter meetings, held each year in early December. The "winter meetings" meant that baseball fans were in for some red-hot news about their favorite sport. Trades happened. The Rule 5 draft happened. Free agents signed. General managers gathered in the hotel lobby to wheel and deal. It was Disneyland and Christmas wrapped up in one nifty package.
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November 30, 1990 | By Michael Bamberger, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the old days, Phillies president Bill Giles used to love the winter baseball meetings. He'd roll up his sleeves, surround himself with cronies, cigarettes, refreshments (of a kind), and talk deals until the sun came up. "We were always fighting a deadline," Giles said the other day. "You had to get things done at the winter meetings; it was your last best chance. " This year's winter meetings begin tomorrow in Chicago, and the Phillies want badly to get stuff done: They want an ace pitcher; they want a southpaw reliever; they'd love to strengthen their bench.
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December 2, 1990 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maybe those baseball winter meetings will be nothing more than a big free- agent signing festival. Maybe there won't be five big deals all week. Maybe everyone will come jetting home Thursday, grumbling about what a waste of time the whole thing has become. But then again . . . You never know. So Lee Thomas and 25 other general managers will start roaming the lobby of the O'Hare Hyatt in Chicago when those meetings begin this morning, hoping to start that one conversation that will change the face of their franchise.
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December 7, 2010 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Phillies baseball people were gathered their third-floor suite yesterday morning when senior advisor Pat Gillick's cell phone buzzed. It might be . . . It could be . . . It was. The call was to inform Gillick that he had been elected to the Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee. An impromptu party broke out. A bottle of champagne with Gillick's face superimposed on the label suddenly appeared, courtesy of team travel director Frank Coppenbarger.
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December 4, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Barry and Manny figure to be mentioned prominently alongside Grumpy and Goofy when baseball's winter meetings open today near Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Barry Bonds and Barry Zito are among the most notable of the unsigned free agents heading into the 4-day session of signings and swaps, and Manny Ramirez once again is being dangled in trade discussions by the Boston Red Sox. Thus far, some general managers have spent nearly as wildly as...
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December 3, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
The winter meetings begin Monday in Nashville - they unofficially began Sunday night - and end with the Rule 5 draft early Thursday morning. That's a four-day period in an offseason process that can last almost as long as the season itself. The point is that regardless of what Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. accomplishes during his stay at the Opryland Hotel, there will be plenty of time to do lots of things afterward. Amaro, in fact, has typically made his major moves after the meetings, including the acquisition of Roy Halladay from Toronto in 2009, the signing of Cliff Lee in 2010, and the re-signing of shortstop Jimmy Rollins last December.
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December 9, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - They shot for the moon, Ruben Amaro Jr. said, but in four days at the winter meetings, the Phillies will likely come away with just a lefthanded reliever. Late Wednesday night, the Phillies and Dennys Reyes finalized a one-year deal, pending a physical, with an option for 2012. Reyes, who turns 34 in April, will become the primary lefty in the Phillies' bullpen in the wake of J.C. Romero's departure. According to a baseball source, Reyes agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.1 million with a mutual option for $1.35 million in 2012.
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December 7, 2008 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Baseball's winter meetings, which begin tomorrow in Las Vegas, will be like a trip to Alice's Restaurant. You can get anything you want. Big bats? Manny Ramirez and Mark Teixeira lead a free-agent class that also includes Raul Ibanez, Milton Bradley, Pat Burrell, Bobby Abreu, Jason Giambi and Adam Dunn. Big arms? They don't get much bigger than CC Sabathia. A.J. Burnett, Derek Lowe, Ben Sheets and Randy Johnson are also free agents, and Jake Peavy is available in a trade.
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December 23, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The reporters will gravitate toward Jonathan Papelbon's locker when pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater, Fla., in less than two months for the start of spring training. He is the surly elephant in the room, the highest-paid closer on a team that cannot afford such a luxury. He is the player the Phillies have attempted to trade for months. He is the one who, last July, called for sweeping organizational changes. Papelbon may say he did not pay attention to the winter talk. He could point to the team's health because spring breeds optimism.
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December 13, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Believe me, Ruben Amaro Jr. was saying, I like hitting home runs. He was sitting in the hotel suite that the Phillies front office is using as its headquarters here at baseball's winter meetings. He was speaking figuratively, and he was not lying. Since inheriting the reins of the organization 5 years ago, Amaro has swung for plenty of home runs in the month of December. Raul Ibanez, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee. In some respects, each was a luxury, a gratuitous addition to a roster that was already teeming with talent at the position in question.
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December 6, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., like most of his counterparts, is in search of pitching, and he's intrigued by his most recent acquisition, Brad Lincoln. The 28-year-old righthander was acquired by the Phillies on Tuesday from the Toronto Blue Jays for catcher Erik Kratz and minor-league lefthander Rob Rasmussen. (Rasmussen was acquired by the Phillies from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Michael Young trade in August.) Lincoln was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2006 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and began his career as a starter, but he pitched entirely in relief during parts of two seasons with the Blue Jays.
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November 12, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. - The posturing and rumormongering of baseball's long winter will not peak until the winter meetings next month in this city, but chatter will heighten this week when the game's general managers meet here. Rarely are any deals struck this early in the marathon - the Phillies were an exception when they signed Jonathan Papelbon two Novembers ago - but Ruben Amaro Jr. faces urgency in one area. The Phillies are without a starting catcher, and the market is flush with demand and little supply.
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February 5, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer lawrenr@phillynews.com
First in a series that looks at the NL East teams.   IT WASN'T all that long ago that a big-market team in the Northeast emptied its wallet each winter in an attempt to win the National League East even before pitchers and catchers reported to Florida. Built around homegrown, All-Star infielders, the team's management aggressively attacked the free-agent market to add future Hall of Famers, former Cy Young winners and fellow All-Stars to the roster. It was an endless pursuit of perfection (and hopefully, the postseason)
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January 7, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
For Republicans, it was bad enough to watch, stunned, as their presidential candidate got thumped across all the demographics that will rule the nation's political future en route to his decisive loss. Then last week came a fresh blow, as the GOP caucus that controls the U.S. House split apart in chaos over the patchwork deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, raising questions about its durability as a functioning majority and inspiring a fresh round of soul-searching among party elders.
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December 27, 2012 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
FOR THE first time in 10 years, the Phillies of 2012 failed to finish a season with a winning record. In the days following the season finale, manager Charlie Manuel was placed squarely into the crosshairs of outsiders seeking a fall guy. Manuel, whose contract expires after the 2013 season, watched his bosses promote Triple A manager and rumored major league manager heir apparent Ryne Sandberg to the Phillies' coaching staff. In a news conference days after the season ended with a series of coaching changes, Manuel answered all of the questions correctly, and with confidence, too. He isn't worried about his job security.
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December 8, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
NASHVILLE - Ben Revere was not the only centerfielder the Phillies added to their roster before leaving the winter meetings Thursday. They also selected speedy Ender Inciarte off the triple-A roster of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the annual Rule 5 draft. The 22-year-old Venezuelan had a career .283 average and .347 on-base percentage and 111 stolen bases in five minor-league seasons with Arizona. The lefthanded-hitting Inciarte hit a combined .307 with 28 doubles, 10 triples, two home runs, and 46 stolen bases at low-single-A South Bend and high-single-A Visalia.
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December 6, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
NASHVILLE - The Phillies are going to make a move before they check out of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel late Thursday morning. That much is certain. It may be nothing more than the selection of an unprotected player in the Rule 5 draft - but that will still be more than the team accomplished in the first three days at the touristy biodome that has housed this year's winter meetings. A Rule 5 selection will not, however, be enough to appease manager Charlie Manuel and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., let alone the Philadelphia fans eagerly awaiting news of an upgraded roster.
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December 5, 2012 | Associated Press
Former all-star outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to 61/2 months in prison for hiding baseball gloves and other heirlooms from his playing days that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing, capping a tumultuous year of legal woes. The judge saddled Dykstra with 500 hours of community service and also ordered him to pay $200,000 in restitution. Dykstra, 49, apologized for his actions and promised to turn his life around. "I don't think I'm a bad person," said Dykstra, who was in handcuffs and wearing a white prison-issued jumpsuit.
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