Yesterday I posted about Phillies.com noting that Gillick and company "are one of 'a few' teams to present an offer to the outfielder." Today, the Inquirer's Jim Salisbury says that isn't how it goes.
The more I think about it, the less sure I am of bringing in Soriano. It's not that I'm opposed to the move all together, it's just not something I'm completely sold on yet. Either way, things are starting to get interesting. ESPN is reporting that the Phils have some interest in starting pitcher Adam Eaton:
The Phillies, looking to sign a pitcher from the second tier of free-agent starters, spoke with representatives for Adam Eaton on Tuesday in Naples. Eaton is likely to be less expensive than Vicente Padilla, Ted Lilly
and some other middle-rung starters, but could still command in excess
of $8 million annually on a three- or four-year deal. The Phillies
selected Eaton in the first round of the 1996 draft, then sent him to
San Diego three years later in a deal for Andy Ashby.
Other random notes: The Phillies would be willing to move Rowand for a quality reliever. [Fox]
Having lived in Boston for four years, I'd love to see Manny Ramirez playing tiddlywinks in left field. He would destroy CBP. 60 less K's than Soriano, 90 points higher OBP. I'm not scared of a head case. The Sporting News has a bit on Manny in Philly. They also mention the Rockies have some interest in Rowand. [The Sporting News]