A myriad of signings

Wow! What a bad day to take off yesterday.  Here’s the latest on the Phils:

The Phillies have agreed to a  one-year, $5.475 million contract with Joe Blanton. The Phillies also agreed on a one-year, $3.125 million contract with centerfielder Shane Victorino.

Ryan Howard has announced that he would like $18 million next season.  The Phillies have offered him $14 million.  Let the negotiations begin!  I believe the Phils and Howard will again go to arbitration and this year the Phillies will win.  I’d expect a multi year deal to be done at some point during the season or in the  2009-2010 off-season.

The Phillies have also agreed to terms with Jayson Werth and Chad Durbin, Phillie Phanatics has learned.  Werth has signed to a two-year, $10 million.  Werth will receive $2 million in 2009, plus a $1 million signing bonus, and $7 million in 2010. The Phillies aren’t expected to announce the deal until later this week after Werth takes his physical.  Durbin has agreed to a one-year, $1.635 million contract.

This leaves Ryan Howard as the last unsigned arbitration eligible player.  Way to knock ’em down Ruben!


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  1. lvironpigs

    He does appear to be moving methodically down a list, doesn’t he?

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