Greetings from Indianapolis
I’m at the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis. I haven’t been in Indy since the 1997 NCAA Final Four, when I covered the Minnesota men’s basketball team. Of course, the NCAA no longer recognizes Minnesota’s participation in the tournament. I guess they have a problem with a student advisor writing papers for half the team.
What … ever.
But you’re here for the Phillies.
After roaming the lobby for a few hours, here are a couple tidbits for you:
- The Phillies have expressed interest in relief pitcher Brandon Lyon, but it’s not hot and heavy. His asking price is too high.
- The Phillies will continue talks with Chan Ho Park’s rep today. He’s still in the running to return. Park only will be a relief pitcher with the Phillies. There is still some thought that Park might want to start, but I’m not how many options there are for him to start.
- Is Joe Blanton available? Only if the Phillies acquire another starter.