For your Sunday:
- The Phillies promoted Mick Billemeyer from catching instructor to bullpen coach.
He replaces Ramon Henderson, who was reassigned to a minor league position. Henderson had to leave the team because of a personal emergency early last season. I can’t comment on whether it was a slap in the face to Henderson, but doesn’t it feel like it? Regardless, Billemeyer will inherit one of the best pens in baseball.
- The Phillies will raise ticket prices for 2009.
Premium infield-level seats are now $50, while most other seats will be increased $2-$3. Eh, you knew this was coming. Sure we don’t have a lot of money these days, but considering the Phils are one of the cheaper baseball teams to watch …
- Andrew Carpenter won his first — and final — game as a member of the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. He’ll finish the fall with a 1-2 record and 5.88 ERA.
Shame that Carpenter has seen a bunch of pitchers pass him by. You can check out all the AFL stuff at www.milb.com.
- Take this as you will, but reader Thomas told me that at Ed Wade, at the Villanova/Albany basketball game last night, told a source of his that Pat Burrell will re-sign with the Phillies.
Again, take it as you will, but who knows, maybe Wade knows something.