Free agent pitcher Adam Eaton has reached preliminary agreement on a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies worth more than $24 million, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Armed with a complete no-trade clause, Pat Burrell continues to hold the hammer over the Phillies, writes Jerry Crasnick.
As trade rumors continue to swirl around Philadelphia outfielder Bobby Abreu, the $15 million owed him for 2007 stands as a potential deterrent to any club interested in making a deal.
Right-handed pitcher Ryan Franklin has agreed to terms on a one-year, guaranteed $2.6 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Tony La Russa says Scott Rolen is as good as any third baseman ever. We asked Rolen what he thinks.