The Phillies front office has been busy on this stormy day. While the rest of us have been hoping and praying that Sandy will let the power stay on just a little longer, Ruben Amaro Jr has been sending players away from Philadelphia.
Earlier today, Carlos Ruiz’ option was picked up. And that made Philadelphia cheer.
Then the cheers became even louder when Ty Wigginton and Jose Contreras (to be honest, I forgot that Contreras as a member of the Phillies this year) options were DECLINED! Yes, they will not be back in Red Pinstripes next year and that automatically made the entire team better.
Later in the day, the Phillies then announced that Placido Polanco’s option will not be exercised. This is another decision I agree with, but it’s kind of sad to me. I really like Polanco, but he needs to go. Unfortunately, it brings back into the light that we have no third baseman for next season.
Good-bye guys! I really wish that I could get a severance check of $500,000 (Wiggy and Contreras) or $1,000,000 (Polanco.)
Danny gets the award for best tweet of the night:
i think the average age of the phillies went down 5 years today
— dmc (@dmc0603) October 29, 2012
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