Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dobbs signs two-year extension

The Phillies locked up the league's best pinch hitter, signing Greg Dobbs to a two-year contract extention worth $2.5 million. Dobbs was tremendous last year in the clutch and coming off the bench, an art few people can perfect.

"I'm ecstatic about this," Dobbs said by telephone from California. "When you're part of something special like we have going with the Phillies, you want to be part of it for as long as possible. This allows me to be here for at least the next two years. I can't wait to get to spring training and try to win another World Series."

This is a great signing. Dobbs really proved valuable to the team last year, solidifying the bench core. His defense, while not spectacular, improved last year as well and he played at admirably at third base. Phils' fans should be excited to have Dobbs in Philadelphia for at least another two years, and Dobbs is clearly excited to be here.

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