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Report: Phillies sign Jose Contreras

Jan 22, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

Enrique Rojas — via Jorge Arangure’s twitter feed — reports that the Phillies have signed Jose Contreras to a one year deal.

Contreras has been rumored to be all over the place this winter. Japan? Sure. Rockies? Diamondbacks? Dodgers? Sure, why not.

But it’s Philly.  The Phillies rotation shapes up as Halladay, Hamels, Blanton, Happ and maybe Jamie Moyer. If Moyer either recovers slowly from his post-op infection trouble or if he suddenly realizes that he’s 124 years old, Contreras represents a genuine youth movement for the fifth slot. If Moyer comes back and looks like a starter again, maybe Contreras comes out of the pen.

And heck, who’s to say we won’t see Pedro again?

  1. nasheagles - Jan 22, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    senseless– they shouls have kept Lee for what they’re paying Blanton and Contreras…. even if e left next year to FA.. Holliday and Lee would have gotten the Phils back to the WS

  2. powderbluentrue - Jan 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    I am looking forward to the days when a Phillies newsbit can appear without someone crying about Lee being traded.
    Come on, we don’t even have numbers with how much Jose is getting here, but I bet its even less than Baez. And any Phillies fan should now that the bullpen is where we gave up a metric crapton of runs. This could be a solid move. That being said I’m sad Chan Ho won’t be back, he pitched out of some tight spots (when he wasn’t trying to start games)

  3. Jonny5 - Jan 22, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    Amen. Chan Ho really is an awesome reliever, it’s a shame he hasn’t realized that yet….. And as far as the Lee picture, the Phills can’t have two of the top 10 Pitchers in the game. What are they the Yankees???

  4. Old Gator - Jan 24, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Here’s hoping Contreras brings everything he needs with him to make his own media noche sandwiches – or you all know what he’ll be left with, right? I wouldn’t wish that on a guy who already survived a steady diet of sugarcane, stringy F4 cow meat and sludge coffee back in the People’s Republic.

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