Monday, January 25, 2010

Ruiz Turns His Swag On, Signs New Deal

Carlos Ruiz was the only arbitration eligible player remaining for the Phillies. Like the Durbin, Blanton, and Victorino before him, Ruiz has cashed in with a contract extension.

The deal has been reported, but not made official by the Phillies yet. CSN Philly is reporting it to be a 3 year deal worth $9 million. has said it is a 3 year deal worth $8.85 million with $5 million option for a fourth year.

Either way, one of the more underrated players on this team is locked up (along with most of the core players on the team) for the next few years. Not enough can be said about the way Ruiz manages the pitching staff, plays defense, and blocks balls in dirt. His hitting has improved over the years, and is a career .303 hitter in the playoffs.

Phillies fans and women across the Delaware Valley can rest assured their Chooch will be sticking around. Have you noticed how many women have come to love Ruiz? It's rather impressive. He could probably steal my girlfriend if he wanted.

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