Here’s your recap of day two of the Winter Meetings.
- The Phillies rewarded Charlie Manuel will a contract extension through 2011. That would make Manuel the manager of the Phils for seven seasons, the longest-tenured skipper since Paul Owens.
- The Cubs denied certainty of a trade that would send Jake Peavy to Chicago and possibly Mark DeRosa to Philadelphia. Last night, however, the Phillies confirmed a trade was in the works.
- In that trade, the Padres are rumored to be looking at catching prospect Jason Jaramillo. Kyle Kendrick joined JA Happ in the trade talk.
- Raul Ibanez said he wants to play for the Phillies, and it was reported the Phils are among top aggressors to get the outfielder.
- Derek Lowe also likes the idea of being a Phillie, and it was reported the Phils and Yankees are the highest bidders for him. He wants a five-year deal, reportedly.
- No movement on the Jamie Moyer and Pat Burrell fronts; however, it seems there’s no way Burrell is returning.
- The Phils looked into Andy Pettitte as a potential back-end starter.
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