There are only 137 days until opening day, but there is still plenty of Phillies news during the off season.
- The Phillies added Quintin Berry (OF), Yohan Flande (LHP) and Jesus Sanchez (RHP) to the 40-man roster.
- Charlie Manuel finished sixth in the National League Manager of the Year voting.
Manuel finished in second place in 2007 and 2008. Colorado manager Jim Tracy won this year’s award. Tracy took over for Clint Hurdle in May.
- Chan Ho Park wants to start in 2010.
Chan Ho Park had his eyes on starting entering 2009. It didn’t work out for him, as he lost his starting job to J.A Happ. Park, a free agent, posted a 2.52 ERA out of the bullpen in 2009. The Phillies could use him back — as a reliever.
- The Phillies are the favorites to land Mark DeRosa.
Don’t buy into this too much. Weren’t the Phillies the “favorites” to land Roy Halladay? There are still other options: Chone Figgins, Placido Polanco, Adrian Betlre, etc. Pedro Feliz isn’t out of the picture either.
- Pedro Martinez intends to pitch in 2010, but this time for the entire season.
Pedro spent half of the season in the Dominican Republic, and he wasn’t happy about that. As of now, the Phillies fifth starter is Jamie Moyer (by the way, happy 47th birthday, Jamie!), but the Phillies could bring him back for 2010.