Beerleaguer will remain in light posting mode until I return from my self-imposed off-season exile next week, at which time I’ll reveal a few product and site announcements.
In the meantime, my CSNPhilly.com baseball colleagues have stayed busy. Jim Salisbury is in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. for the annual GM meetings where Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. addressed the issue of left-handed relief and whether the team will make an offer to Chad Durbin. Amaro refused to comment on where the issue stood between the Phillies and the free agent reliever. Sully also revisits Roy Halladay’s dream season. Meanwhile, John Finger clarifies Juan Samuel’s new role with the Phillies and reports that Sam Perlozzo will actually take over for Davey Lopes as the team’s base-running instructor, not Samuel, who stole 368 bags in his 16-year career.
Notes: We're still waiting on Dom Brown's Dominican League debut. ... The Phillies were reportedly interested in right-hander Hiroki Kuroda before he re-signed with the Dodgers.