Halladay believes talent alone isn't enough to win
Thu, 21 Feb 2013|
Jim Salisbury reports on the Phillies' mindset at spring training, and how Roy Halladay feels about this year's team. 2/21/13
The commitment they've made him last year and I am. You know it's it's it's his time and he -- here for a long time -- had a lot of success there should have been his spot along time ago and and you know talked a little bit about. You know we're we're going on during drills and stuff like it is you know it's it's. Time for him out to. Kind of stuff take charge in those situations and and and establish himself as. Ahead of the staff. Halladay is looking for that kind of urgency. From the entire team after last season's third place finish. -- believes the Phillies can no longer get -- solely on superior talent. And it's a mindset that has to start here in Florida. The only tendency we've had I think in the passes. But you know we've had such good players such good teams it. We can kind of turn it on later in the season. Make up whatever ground we lost her -- earlier whatever it may be yeah I know we're gonna have regular players going out playing 23 innings than starters on two or three innings. But it's. Following games you know I want I want to win games down here and and I think that'll translate into the season. Alike yet I think that's that's exactly. I think that's that's that's got the environment that we have right now that's kind of the attitude or who we're. Our team kind of feels we've been through so far really happy with the way we've been Braxton. We've been very business like we've been doing some reward work. In I'm sure if we keep keep it up to the playoff force. Will get a better read on holiday's health in that first spring training start Sunday. But after the back and shoulder problems that plagued him last season he thinks he's right where he should be at this. Point of spring training I feel good -- forward. I think fifty. You know have an extra couple weeks because of the classic is nice we can get out there and -- We have the option. There on. In Detroit there throwing like this and gamble and hear that. For me facing hitters. As soon as I can. It's important and I think. I feel good girl right now I don't feel like I'm trying to play catch -- I feel like we came in ready again and no McCormick.