Some of this is a little old and that’s mainly due to my lack of time and each thing not being worth its own post. First off is yesterday’s news which has two items. First is the fact that the Phillies are no closer to signing Chan Ho Park or Scott Eyre.
Ruben Amaro on the stalemate with Eyre and Park:
“It depends what you mean by stalemate,” Amaro said. “We’re comfortable with the numbers we’ve presented, and if those are numbers that won’t really get it done, then we might have to go ahead and move on. I’m sure they’re trying to maximize the value, which is the job of the agent. If they feel like there’s a better opportunity to make more money or to be in a different situation, then they’re going to take it. … We’re still talking.”
Also the Phillies signed outfielder Ross Gload. Gload, 34 in April, is a lefty who hit .261 with six home runs and 30 RBIs in 230 at-bats last season with the Marlins. He hit .318 as a pinch-hitter in 2009. He has hit .283 with a .328 on-base percentage and a .408 slugging percentage in an eight-year career with the Cubs, Rockies, White Sox, Royals and Marlins. Those are pretty solid numbers off the bench, something the Phillies are looking to improve for 2010.
Now for the stuff from today. The Halladay rumors are back and the Phillies remain in the running. Amaro said he had laid groundwork on more than one move that might happen in the future and Halladay could be one of them seeing that they made some aggressive offers before landing Cliff Lee. Jays want a veteran pitcher and outfielder. Would the Phillies be willing to part with a young pitcher and experienced outfielder?