Just to set the record straight and keep all the useless rumors from taking over, Phillies assistant GM Ruben Amaro Jr. weighs in, "We will not be pursing A-Rod. Our priority really is pitching. Everybody knows where we
are, where we stand. There's some thought that third base is a
priority. But pitching, starting and/or relief pitching, is where our
mindset is now. We view the third-base situation as secondary."
In other Phillies news, Rowand is officially a free agent -- as are Lieber, Mesa, and Nunez.
>>Phillies won't sign A-Rod [Delaware News Journal]