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Halladay earns more honors

Roy Halladay picked up a few more accolades last night during the annual "This Year in Baseball" awards from the MLB Network.

Halladay, the NL Cy Young winner, was named Starting Pitcher of the Year (57 percent of the vote) and won for Postseason Moment of the Year (69 percent of the vote). He also was nominated  for Most Dependable Player of the Year, Performance of the Year, Game of the Year and Postseason Most Valuable Player.

Carlos Ruiz and Roy Oswalt also won awards, known as the GIBBY's.

Ruiz won for X-Factor of the Year and Oswalt won for Oddity of the Year for his performance in the outfield during an extra-inning game in August.

Ruben Amaro Jr. was a nominee for Executive of the Year and Charlie Manuel was a nominee for Manager of the Year.

The voting was a compilation of fan votes, media, front office personnel and former players.

Read more about the awards by clicking here.


Veteran Andy Tracy, who spent the last three seasons with the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, has signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tracy, 37, was looking at his playing time being limited by the promotion of Matthew Rizzotti to Triple A, the re-signing of infielder Tagg Bozied and the signing of first baseman/third baseman Jeff Larish.