– Amaro said that he hasn’t been able to watch the World Series or playoffs – unlike a few of his players – and that he’s probably only seen a total of about 12 innings since the Phillies were eliminated. Someone gets it.
– About Rollins: Last night, Howard Eskin reported that the Phillies would like to see a team offer Rollins at least four years, so they could get away with saying “we can’t offer him four years.” Ruben said (potential lie detector alert) that they would like to re-sign J-Roll™, which is something the organization has been consistent on since spring training. Amaro acknowledged that it comes down to years and money (doesn’t it always?).
There’s another report out there, from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe [via MLB Trade Rumors], which says that Rollins will certainly have to back off that five-year thing for the Phillies to re-sign him. Cafardo says Jose Reyes isn’t an option because he’s too expensive (so was Cliff Lee…) and the more likely candidate to replace Rollins is Marco Scutaro. Awesome…
– Amaro called it “ridiculous” that he was pinning the loss on Charlie.
– Thanks to the irresponsible Red Sox, MLB is considering a ban on beer in the clubhouse. Amaro said the Phillies allow beer but not liquor and there have been literally no issues that have arisen as a result of that policy, but the Phillies would obviously comply with any MLB mandate. Interesting: as a few readers pointed out last week, we had a screen grab of Cliff Lee holding an unmarked can after one of his starts back in August. You decide what’s in it.
– Amaro was on to promote a fundraiser he’s doing for the Ronald McDonald House. You can bid on fishing (to go to Fish, the restaurant…) with Amaro. Who wants to band together to spend a day fishing with Big Poker? I’m serious. Go here for more details.
The audio is after the jump.