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2010 Philadelphia Phillies
Major league affiliations
2010 information
Owner(s) Bill Giles, David Montgomery, et al.
Manager(s) Charlie Manuel
Local television Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia,
Comcast Network Philadelphia,
Local radio WPHT 1210 AM (English),
WUBA 1480 AM (Spanish),
Phillies Radio Network

The Philadelphia Phillies' 2010 season is the 128th season in the history of the franchise. The team will attempt to defend its status as National League champions after appearing in the 2009 World Series.





The Phillies announced, following the 2009 World Series, that they would pick up their 1-year, $9 million dollar option on starting pitcher Cliff Lee, who was 4–0 in the previous postseason.[1] General manager Rubén Amaro, Jr. informed pitcher Brett Myers, who had started and relieved in 2009 and sustained several injuries, that the Phillies would not pursue him for a new contract if he filed for free agency. Myers had started the last three opening days for the Phillies.[2] Starting pitcher Pedro Martínez and infielder Miguel Cairo also filed for free agency on November 6, the first possible date.[3] Philadelphia also informed third baseman Pedro Feliz that they declined to pick up his option for the 2010 season, which would have retained him for $5.5 million. The Phillies signed free-agent catcher Brian Schneider to replace Paul Bako behind Carlos Ruiz on the depth chart,[4] and replaced Feliz at third base with Plácido Polanco, who played second base for Philadelphia from 2002 to 2005, and was a Gold Glove-winning second baseman for the prior two seasons with the Detroit Tigers.[5] Polanco had previously played third base in college, when playing in St. Louis, and in Philadelphia when David Bell was injured and Chase Utley took over at second base.[6]

A man in a gray baseball jersey and black baseball cap throws a baseball with his right hand. His jersey reads "Toronto" and "34" on the front in black block lettering outlined in blue, and he has a black baseball glove on his left hand.
Roy Halladay signed a three-year extension after being traded to Philadelphia.

With Lee under contract for one year, the Phillies traded his rights to the Seattle Mariners, from whom they received three prospects. In a related deal, the Phillies traded three prospects to the Toronto Blue Jays for the rights to right-handed starting pitcher Roy Halladay, as well as $6 million cash to cover the difference between the two aces' salaries. The trade for Halladay included a three-year, $60 million contract extension through 2013 with an option for a fourth season.[7] The trade was the "first of its kind" in the history of the league, the only deal wherein two past winners of the Cy Young Award were included in the same trade.[8]

To complete their bench, the Phillies signed utility infielder Juan Castro to a one-year contract to replace Eric Bruntlett,[9] and inked a two-year deal with pinch-hitter and first baseman Ross Gload, who replaced Matt Stairs.[10]


Amaro announced that all of the coaches from the 2009 season had been invited to return.[1]


  1. ^ a b Housenick, Mandy (2009-11-07). "Phils keep Lee for 2010, but let go of Myers". The Morning Call.,0,2319050.story?track=rss. Retrieved 2009-11-07.  
  2. ^ Zolecki, Todd (2009-11-06). "Phillies cut ties with veteran Myers". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-11-07.  
  3. ^ Singer, Tom (2009-11-06). "Pedro, Myers among free-agent filings". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-11-07.  
  4. ^ Lawrence, Ryan (2 December 2009). "Phillies sign Schneider from Mets to back up Ruiz". Pottstown Mercury. Retrieved 17 December 2009.  
  5. ^ "Phillies sign Polanco to patrol third base". Reuters. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.  
  6. ^ Martino, Andy (4 December 2009). "Phillies sign Polanco to play third". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 17 December 2009.  
  7. ^ "Phillies complete Halladay deal". ESPN. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.  
  8. ^ Newman, Mark (16 December 2009). "Halladay, Lee blockbuster first of its kind". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 17 December 2009.  
  9. ^ "Phillies Sign Castro". Philadelphia Phillies. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.  
  10. ^ "Phillies sign Gload". Philadelphia Phillies. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.  

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