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Posted by at 11:16 pm ET 19 Comments

While Chase Utley was continuing his rehab in Clearwater tonight (going 1-for-4 and driving in the lone run as the Threshers lost 6-1), Jose Contreras was just starting his, and he didn’t fare so well. Jose started the game, and lasted a mere two-thirds of an inning and got pounded for 4 hits and 3 earned runs.

But perhaps more importantly, Jiwan James sent out a pre-game tweet paraphrasing a Harry Kalas catch phrase to thank Chase Utley for supplying the post-game spread. As you can see from the white board announcement below, the meal was from Clearwater steakhouse Pappas Ranch and consisted of some juicy rib-eye steak, mashed potaters, beans, and salad.

Sounds delicious!

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Posted by Dash Treyhorn at 5:44 pm ET 39 Comments

According to’s Todd Zolecki, the Philadelphia Phillies and pitcher Jose Contreras have come to terms on a two-year contract worth $5.5 million with a club option for a third year.

Contreras was one of the best relievers on the team in 2010, his first as a full-time reliever. He went 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA and four saves in 56.2 innings. Although multi-year contracts for relief pitchers can be precarious (Danys Baez, for instance), the deal for Jose isn’t cost prohibitive.

With Jose back in the fold, and rumors circulating that the Phillies are in talks with former Mets’ pitcher Hisanori Takahashi, it appears that the early priority for Ruben Amaro is to bolster the back end of the bullpen.

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Posted by fuckthemets at 5:16 pm ET 44 Comments

During these busiest days the Phillies have had since inking Doc, they’ve found their answer to the missing foreign mid-to-late innings reliever problem incurred after losing Chan Ho Park. First reported by ESPNDeportes stud Enrique Rojas (and first translated by Beerleaguer), the Phillies have signed 38 year old SP/RP Jose Contreras to a 1-year deal, terms unknown.

Most seem to believe he will end up being a direct replacement for current free agent Chan Ho Park. He had pretty horrible numbers starting for the ChiSox last year (5-14, 114.2 IP, 5.42 ERA), but after being traded to the Rockies he pitched 17 pretty good innings (17 innings, 1.59 ERA, 17 Ks) and threw in the high 90′s.

Oh yeah, that’s right, he also gave up an RBI single to today’s birthday boy, CHOOOOOOCH, in Game 3 of this past NLCS against the Rockies. Think that’s fucking weird? Check out the Fightins’ latest addition:

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