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The Phillies have interest in Roy Halladay

Jan 14, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

Not as a pitcher obviously. He retired, remember. But the Phillies do apparently have interest in Roy Halladay as an instructor of some sort.

Somewhat hidden in a note by Jim Salisbury about whether or not Charlie Manuel will return to the Philadelphia Phillies in a coaching role this coming season is a quick bit about Ruben Amaro having interest in Doc the teacher.

The Phillies would also like to see recently retired Roy Halladay stay in the organization. It’s possible that Halladay could work as an instructor in spring training.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen yet,” Amaro said. “I think he may have some interest. We have interest.”

source: APHaving Halladay around in hopes of his worth ethic rubbing off on some current players seems like reason enough alone to keep him around.

Salisbury’s story has more on the Phils’ hopes of Mike Adams returning to form.

  1. willh888 - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Yeah Roy.

    now for salisbury’s article.. does anyone really feel good about 35 year old Adams returning from both a torn labrum and torn rotator cuff? Bastardo coming off his suspension? These are our back end BP guys? Yikes, bridge to paps looks like that thing from temple of doom post machete hack.. hold on tight

    • Matt M - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      “does anyone really feel good about 35 year old Adams returning from both a torn labrum and torn rotator cuff?”
      No. This is why you don’t overvalue FA relievers and give them significant money and more than one guaranteed year.

      • willh888 - Jan 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM

        well I didn’t overvalue him.. but you have to overpay for just about every free agent in sports. Discount free agents are Delmon Young’s and snazzy utility infielders

  2. NYPhilsPhan - Jan 14, 2014 at 6:53 PM headline of the day:

    “Phillies ‘talking’ to ‘some guys’ ”

    I’m not sure they could have written a more editorialized headline if they tried. They just love their little cesspool down at the bottom of every article.

    I mean, why is “talking” in quotes but no “to”? Is this even a quote? It is proper to use single quotes in a headline, but quotes in a headline are a thing to steer clear of unless the quote is uniquely valuable and it’s source would be recognizable to the readers without attribution (I wrote for my high school and college newspapers…).

    So the sole purpose of the headline was to give the illusion of douchey air quotes. Bravo.

    Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of “ Headline of the Day”, paid for by CharlieGarner25 and friends.


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