@jaysonst: #Phillies have called around to see if it's possible to move Joe Blanton to open payroll space for Roy Oswalt. . . .Jayson Stark, Twitter
Pirates inquired about Roy Oswalt and were willing to jump into bidding, but were rebuffed."- Rob Biertempfel, Pirates beat writer
I think that English might have been [my worst subject]. I think that they all might have been easy. I had all A's in every class, so it's hard to pick. I had to work the hardest at English."- Phillies #1 prospect and former high school valedictorian Trevor May Read the rest of his interview here. Pretty interesting.
We're going to talk about how to hit in the count and when to take and when not to. We're not talking about walks. We don't teach nobody to walk. Hitting is offense."- Charlie Manuel
I think we are the team to beat in the NL East -- finally."Jimmy Rollins, five years ago today
A MLB source confirmed that Ed Wade will rejoin the Phillies' organization in a scouting capacity.http://www.csnphilly.com/blog/phillies-talk/post/Source-Wade-to-rejoin-Phillies?blockID=615490&feedID=693&awid=6939237533633718672-689 Good to see.
That’s very accurate. The tough part is you’ve got to stick to your guns and they’ve got to stick to their guns. You negotiate. If I hadn’t started so high then we probably would have been looking at a two-year deal with a vesting option for three. People that understand business, they get it."Jimmy Rollins, asked whether he felt that he and the Phillies met halfway on his new contract. Well, duh.
Every time I engage in this mental exercise, my mind stops on one realization: Hunter Pence is lined up pretty nicely to win the National League MVP this season."A Casey Feeney special
Brian Schneider close to re-signing with #Phillies, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me.Jon Morosi No problems with this at all. He's not as bad at the plate as his 2011 numbers would indicate and everyone seems to agree he works well with the pitchers. Plus, he will once again likely come dirt cheap.
PHI indicating to teams it would cost three small countries and two oceans to make a trade for Cole Hamels. Which means: Not being traded.Buster Olney