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Willis, Montanez Deals

I know some of you folks like looking at these, so here’s the latest round of contract details:

Dontrelle Willis. $850,000. Plus: $25,000 for five games starts; $25,000 for 10 games started; $50,000 for 15 games started; $50,000 for 20 games started; $100,000 for 25 games started; $100,000 for 30 games staretd; $100,000 for 125 innings pitched; $100,000 for 150 innings pitched; $100,000 for 175 innings pitched; $25,000 for 15 relief appearances; $25,000 for 25 relief appearances; $50,000 for 35 relief appearances; $50,000 for 45 relief appearances; $75,000 for 55 relief appearances; $75,000 for 65 relief appearances; $25,000 for 30 plate appearances as a pinch hitter. Plus: $50,000 for All Star; $100,000 for Cy Young or Rolaids ($75,000-2nd; $50,000-3rd); $25,000 for Gold Glove; $25,000 for Silver Slugger; $100,000 for World SeriesMVP; $50,000 for League Championship Series MVP.

Luis Montanez. Minor League contract for $18,000/month. Agreement for Major League contract for $135,000. $507,000 in Majors. If not on Major League roster on June 1, player will be released if requested. Major League invitation to Spring Training.

Contract Goodies

Here is some random contract info, if you like to look at these types of things. Some of these — like Papelbon — you might have seen. Others you probably haven’t.

Enjoy.

(in alphabetical order)

  • Ryan Feierabend. Minor League contract for $17,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $135,000. $495,000 in Majors. If not on 25-man roster by June 15, player will be released if requested.
  • Kevin Frandsen. Minor League contract for $16,500/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $100,000. $575,000 in Majors. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
  • Pat Misch. Minor League contract for $18,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $120,000. $470,000 in Majors. If not on 25-man roster by June 15, player will be released if requested. Player may sign with Korea or Taiwan team for $25,000; with Japan team for $50,000, if prior to Feb. 15; $75,000 if between Feb. 15 – March 31; $150,000 if after March 31. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
  • Jonathan Papelbon. $50,000,058. $11,000,058 in 2012; $13,000,000 in 2013; $13,000,000 in 2014; and $13,000,000 in 2015. Vesting Option for $13,000,000 in 2016. Option vests if 55 games finished in 2015 or 100 games finished in 2014-2015 and NOT on the DL at the end of 2015 with right shoulder or elbow injury. Plus: $50,000 for All Star; $100,000 for World Series MVP; $50,000 for LCS MVP; $100,000 for Cy Young or Rolaids ($75,000-2nd; $50,000-3rd); $50,000 for Gold Glove. Limited no-trade provision.
  • Scott Podsednik. Minor League contract for $17,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $150,000. $750,000 in Majors. Plus: $25,000 for 200 plate appearances; $25,000 for 250 plate appearances; $25,000 for 300 plate appearances; $25,000 for 350 plate appearances. Plus: $25,000 for All Star ($15,000 selection); $50,000 for MVP; $25,000 for World Series MVP; $25,000 for LCS MVP; $25,000 for Silver Slugger; $25,000 for Gold Glove; $25,000 for Comeback Player of the Year. If not on 25-man roster by June 1, player will be released for 25-man spot on another team if requested. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
  • Carlos Rivera. $78,250 in Minors. $480,000 in Majors.
  • Brian Sanches. Minor League contract for $18,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $120,000. $625,000 in Majors. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
  • Brian Schneider. $800,000. Plus: $50,000 for 65 games; $50,000 for 75 games; $50,000 for 85 games; $50,000 for 95 games. Plus: $50,000 for All Star ($25,000 selection); $100,000 for MVP; $100,000 for World Series MVP; $50,000 for LCS MVP; $50,000 for Gold Glove.
  • Raul Valdes. Minor League contract for $15,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $100,000. $450,000 in Majors. Major League invitation to Spring Training.

Amaro Signs Four-Year Extension

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It’s official.

Ruben Amaro Jr. has signed a four-year contract extension with the Phillies. There will be a 10 a.m. news conference today at Bright House Field.

“Since becoming our general manager in November of 2008, Ruben has done an outstanding job,” Phillies president David Montgomery said in a statement. “He has been an excellent leader for our baseball operations personnel, surrounding himself with a very capable staff which he uses very well. Ruben has shown great judgment in his player moves and enjoys a strong relationship with Charlie, our coaches and the players.”

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The Phillies have a split squad today. Here are the lineups:

  • Home vs. Tampa Bay: Jimmy Rollins SS, Shane Victorino CF, Placido Polanco 3B, Ben Francisco LF, Delwyn Young RF, Carlos Ruiz C, Matt Miller DH, Jim Murphy 1B, Michael Martinez 2B.
  • Road vs. Pittsburgh: Pete Orr 2B, Ross Gload DH, Raul Ibanez LF, Ryan Howard 1B, Brandon Moss RF, John Mayberry Jr. CF, Wilson Valdez 3B, Erik Kratz C, Freddy Galvis SS.

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Amaro Close to Deal, Phillies Make First Cuts

The Phillies locked up Charlie Manuel through 2013 when he signed a two-year contract extension yesterday.

Ruben Amaro Jr. is next.

Sources indicated today the Phillies and Amaro are close to a multiyear extension. An announcement could come in the next couple days.

Amaro, 46, replaced Pat Gillick as general manager following the 2008 World Series championship. He previously served as assistant general manager for 10 years under Ed Wade and Gillick.

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The Phillies made their first Spring Training roster moves today, optioning or reassigning 16 players to Minor League camp.

The number quickly dropped to 15 when the Phillies reassigned Robb Quinlan and his agent asked for his release. The Phillies granted it.

The Phillies also reassigned right-handers Brian Bass, Eddie Bonine, Andrew Carpenter and Michael Schwimer; left-hander Ryan Feierabend; catcher Joel Naughton; infielders Tagg Bozied and Quinlan; and outfielder Matt Miller.

The Phillies optioned seven players to Minor League camp: right-handers Justin De Fratus, Drew Naylor and J.C. Ramirez; infielders Harold Garcia, Cesar Hernandez, Carlos Rivero and Matt Rizzotti.

The Phillies are taking a little longer look at right-hander Michael Stutes, who has pitched well this spring. He has a 1.50 ERA in four Grapefruit League appearances. Opponents have hit .143 against him. The only other non-roster invitees still in big-league camp are left-handers Dan Meyer and Juan Perez. Meyer has a .600 ERA in three appearances, although opponents have hit .182 against him. Perez has a 3.00 ERA in three appearances, and opponents have hit just .077 against him.

The Phillies are looking for a second left-hander to pitch in the bullpen. They currently only have J.C. Romero.

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Phillies Add Grilli

The Phillies added another arm to their system with an agreement to a Minor League contract with right-hander Jason Grilli.

Grilli wrote Sunday on his Twitter account (@grillcheese49): “This Italian Stallion is FIRED UP about the City of Brother Love! Balboa workouts paid off and READY TO GO!!!”

Grilli is 18-18 with a 4.74 ERA in 238 appearances over eight seasons in the big leagues. He last pitched with the Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers in 2009, when he went a combined 2-3 with a 5.32 ERA in 52 appearances. He did not pitch last year because of a knee injury.

Grilli will not be in big-league camp, which begins Feb. 14 in Clearwater, Fla. He will be in Minor League camp.

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Some contract details:

  • Kyle Kendrick. One-year, $2.45 million contract. Awards bonuses: $25,000 for All Star; $50,000 for World Series MVP; $25,000 for LCS MVP; $50,000 for Cy Young or Rolaids ($25,000-2nd; $15,000-3rd).
  • Ben Francisco. One-year, $1.175 million contract. Performance bonuses: $25,000 for 400 plate appearances; $25,000 for 450 plate appearances; $25,000 for 500 plate appearances. Awards bonuses: $25,000 for All Star; $50,000 for MVP ($25,000-2nd; $15,000-3rd); $50,000 for World Series MVP; $25,000 for LCS MVP; $25,000 for Gold Glove; and $25,000 for Silver Slugger.
  • Justin De Fratus. $33,600 in Minors; $414,000 in Majors.

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Kendrick Agrees to $2.45 Million Deal

Kyle Kendrick avoided aribtration today when he agreed to a one-year, $2.45 million deal with the Phillies.

The contract includes award bonuses.

Kendrick, who was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time, went 11-10 with a 4.73 ERA in 33 appearances (31 starts) last season. He is 35-24 with a 4.69 ERA in 93 appearances (83 starts) in his career.

Gotten a few questions about how the Phillies and Kendrick’s agent came up with that number. Well, it’s actually pretty simple. Look at some of the other first-year eligible pitchers out there and what they got from their teams: Detroit’s Armando Galarraga ($2.3 million) and Toronto’s Brandon Morrow ($2.3 million) are two examples. Arbitration numbers typically are about service time. A notable exception was Ryan Howard a few years ago.

Kendrick, 26, could end up in the bullpen if the Phillies do not trade Joe Blanton before the season starts. He could take Chad Durbin‘s role as the team’s multiple-inning middle reliever. But if the Phillies trade Blanton, Kendrick would be the favorite to be the fifth starter, although he would get some competition from Vance Worley.

The Phillies have no more players eligible for salary arbitration. They agreed to a one-year, $1.175 million deal Saturday with Ben Francisco.

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Here are the contract details for J.C. Romero and Delwyn Young:

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