After the Jimmy Rollins trade became official Friday, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said he still hopes to move vets but Chase Utley wants to stay.
Jimmy Rollins opened up on Friday about his time with the Phillies, his baseball future and the decision to allow a trade to L.A., the only other place he'd continue his career.
On 97.5 The Fanatic Friday, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he's told Ryan Howard the club would probably be better off without him.
1wNow that Jon Lester has signed with the Cubs, Cole Hamels and the Phillies could become the focus of attention for the Dodgers and Red Sox.
1wJon Lester has picked the Chicago Cubs. It's a six-year, $155 million deal for the top left-handed pitcher on the free-agent market.
1w"Interest in some of our players has picked up," Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday evening. And that interest extends beyond Cole Hamels.
1wRyne Sandberg mentioned Tuesday that Cody Asche could learn new positions in spring training, and Ruben Amaro Jr. said Ryan Howard could platoon.
1wRyne Sandberg is sure of one thing: The Phillies will not give Cole Hamels away. Any offer would require a "wow" factor, the Phils' skipper says.
1wThe Phillies and Orioles reportedly met Tuesday in San Diego to discuss a potential Marlon Byrd trade, but there is still no sense in giving him away.
1wOn Day 2 of the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Cubs traded for a starting catcher and the Pirates signed a SP, which could give the Phillies leverage.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.