Inside the Phillies
Adding depth to the bullpen . . . Signing Randy Wolf . . . Picking up a big bat to help the middle of the lineup . . . Is the bat an outfielder or a third baseman?
Pat Gillick has been working for quite a while reviewing options. He’s had numerous conference calls with the Phillies’ pro scouts, his staff and advisors.
Next week (Nov. 6-10), the intensity picks up. Pat will hold a week-long meeting with advisors, staff, Charlie Manual and his coaches, pro scouts, scouting supervisors and major league athletic trainers. The meetings will take place at Citizens Bank Park.
Pat, Ruben Amaro Jr. and Mike Arbuckle will head the Phillies delegation for the General Manager’s meetings that will take place in Naples, FL, later this month (13-17). Baseball’s annual winter meetings will be held at Disney World the first week of December (4-7).
Free agents, trades and the international market will be explored in an effort to fill the Phillies shopping list.
Get ready for some wild rumor rides.