PHILLIES NEWS, HOT STOVE, AND MORE!

If you’re coming over here from Deadspin’s Waxing Off, hello and welcome!  Baseball season’s over, but that doesn’t mean I’m shuttin’ up anytime soon.  There’s plenty to talk about, like…

–Chase Utley won his third consecutive Silver Slugger award.  Congrats, Chuttles!

–Lou Piniella won the NL Manager of the Year Award.  Consequently, this means that Charlie Manuel did not win this award.  Click here to head on over to FanIQ.com to find out exactly what I have to say about that.  (Sidenote: FanIQ.com is the most fun and interactive sports website I’ve ever visited.  I only started visiting it this week, but I’m already addicted!  What are you waiting for?  Go check it out!)

–There are still no real resolutions on whether Moyer and Burrell will be back with the Phillies for 2009, although the Hot Stove Blog seems to think that Moyer returning to the City of Brotherly Love next year is a stronger possibility than Pat the Bat returning.

–On a non-Phillies-related note, I’m really curious as to what happens with Mussina and where he ends up going.  He’s always been one of my favorite pitchers (and he’s kinda cute for an older guy…not that he’s that much older than me–just 12 years!–but I’m used to drooling over pitchers that are closer to Cole Hamels’ age than Mussina’s).

–Apparently CC Sabathia is the It Guy of the baseball world right now.  The Yankees just offered him a 6-year, $140 million deal.  The Yanks aren’t the only team interested in Sabathia, though–at least 4 other teams are interested in nabbing him, too.  Where do you think he’s gonna end up in 2009?

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