The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to retool their bats and outfield depth, to go along with strong pitching staff they have.
The Phillies want back in the playoffs, and a quality outfield acquisition or two will do fine.
Reports state the Phils have their eyes on Michael bourn, B.J.Upton, and the grand prize, Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Buster Olney: The Phillies are OK with the high annual salary that Josh Hamilton might command, but they have concerns about the length of the deal.
Hamilton reportedly wants seven years, $175 million.
Hamilton is 31 with issues of past drug use and disappearing acts.
The Phillies can use those factors, and what the Yankees are going through now with A-Rod as plenty of motivation to not give Hamilton such a long deal.
I agree, give Hamilton what he wants per year, just don’t give him the years.