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Monday, February 6, 2012

Your 2012 Phillies management!

Charlie Manuel, last week, on the team's plate approach:

"We're going to talk about how to hit in the count and when to take and when not to. We're not talking about walks. We don't teach nobody to walk. Hitting is offense."

Ruben Amaro, Jr., today, on the Papelbon contract:

"Was it a big investment? Yes. Was it a mistake? I don't know. I hope not."


hk said...

What was the context in which RAJ made that comment? Was it the answer to a question? If so, what was the question? It's a very strange comment for a GM to make.

Andy Musser said...

It was a question from Anthony Gargano (I know, I must hate myself) about how the Madson-Papelbon negotiations went down. Amaro was basically on a stream-of-consciousness, and I believe his rambling quote ended with the above comment. If it's not verbatim, it's very close.

I got the sense that he's already regretting the contract, based on Madson's agreement with Cincinnati.

The podcast of the interview is here:

Andy Musser said...

It was indeed strange, because Gargano asks the easiest questions in the world, and, like his audience, he criticizes the Phillies nowhere near as intensely as the football team.