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2/8/10 Notebook

Just touching on some recent noteworthy tidbits...

A quiet move that the Phillies' front office made in November is just coming to light. Pat Gillick re-signed with the organization to stay on as senior advisor to team president Dave Montgomery through 2011. To read more about that, click this link.

This coming season's Rodrigo Lopez could very well be Oscar Villarreal. The 28-year-old righty is coming off Tommy John surgery and was signed to a minor league contract by the Phillies last week. If you recall, last season Lopez was signed to add depth to the minors. Lopez was used at the Major League level to fill voids left by injured pitchers during the 2009 season. Additional details on the Villarreal deal can be found here.

Ryan Howard was in Miami for the Super Bowl over the weekend with a date. TheFightins has all your info and a picture of Howard's lady. Check that out by clicking here.

Seats for the May 18th Phillies' Roy Halladay bobblehead give away are sold out. The Phillies provided season ticket holders the chance to preorder single game tickets on Friday and the highly anticipated give away was sold out in just a few hours. The Phillies released standing room only tickets today, but those should go just as quickly.

Nationals single game tickets go on sale March 2nd at 10:00am, for those of you looking to purchase opening day tickets and invade Washington.

8 days to go! Balls, Sticks & Stuff has the updated countdown to when pitchers and catcher report to spring training...along with the live weather feed from Clearwater, Florida. Check this link for that info.

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