Qualls: Losing Was Getting to Everybody
He is a lucky guy. He went from last in the National League East to first in the American League East, and from nine games under .500 to 18 games over .500 in a blink of an eye.
Qualls told reporters, including MLB.com’s Adam Berry, about the situation in Philadelphia.
“Obviously it’s an organization that wants to win,” he said. “They were hit by a lot of injuries, and they didn’t want to try to use that as an excuse, but I think the losing was getting to everybody. It just kept getting tougher and tougher over there. I wish them the best. No ill will or anything like that. I’m just glad I can move on to a better situation.”
I think it’s pretty clear everybody in the organization is frustrated. Injuries have hurt the team (Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, Vance Worley, Jose Contreras, Mike Stutes, David Herndon, etc.). Other players have not played to their career averages (Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino, etc.). The team is showing no signs of life while sinking fast in the standings. It’s not a fun place to be right now.