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Phillies Notes: Phils' Series win pays a pretty penny

Phillies Notes: Phils' Series win pays a pretty penny
It pays to win the World Series.

A full postseason share for the Phillies is a cool $351,504.48, Major League Baseball said. The Phillies awarded 45 full shares, 7.039 partial shares and 15 cash awards.

Full shares can go to everyone from players to clubhouse attendants. The team did not disclose who received the shares.

A full share on the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays was worth $223,390.

The players' pool is formed from 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the division series, the first four games of the league championship series and the first four games from the World Series. Twelve teams get a piece of the pie, including the eight postseason teams and four second-place finishers who were not wild-card winners.

Eaton's future in doubt. Righthander Adam Eaton , whose three-year, $24.5 million contract has been an albatross for the Phillies, remains on the 40-man roster, but his hefty deal no longer guarantees him a spot on the 25-man roster.

"He's still part of the club at this particular time," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "If he's in spring training, he will be competing for one of the spots in our rotation. That said, he hasn't proven to us that he's a lock by any means. Frankly, we'll have to see how things shape up as far as rotation is concerned. Some of it may depend on whether we have Jamie [Moyer] back or someone else."

If Moyer returns, Kyle Kendrick , J.A. Happ , Carlos Carrasco and Drew Carpenter are expected to compete for the final spot in the rotation. Eaton also could be in the mix, if he's with the team come spring training.

"You can never have too much pitching," Amaro said. "There may be a time when we may need Adam Eaton, but we haven't made any final decisions on him. He's still part of the club."

Extra bases. Interest in free-agent infielder Mark Loretta appears to be cool at best. . . . Chicago White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye , who could be a fit for the Phillies, has a limited no-trade clause. Unfortunately, the Phillies are one of the teams on his no-trade list.

- Todd Zolecki

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Added: December 3, 2008

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