Phillies news!

Feels like it was ten weeks ago that the first Bryce Harper report came out, but now we’ve got a USA Today article from Bob Nightengale featuring quotes from John Middleton about how he wants to approach a really important free agency period.

From the piece: 

“We’re going into this expecting to spend money,’’ Middleton told USA TODAY Sports. “And maybe even be a little bit stupid about it.’’

Middleton laughed, then said without smiling: “We just prefer not to be completely stupid.”

But, oh, how they will be spending.

Yes, he is talking about you, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.


“It’s exciting to contemplate what we may be able to do this off-season,’’ Middleton said. “We know the free agent class this year is really, really good.’’

Could they spend in excess of $700 million to land the two biggest fish in the free-agent sea?

“I don’t know who you’re referring to,’’ Middleton said, with a laugh. “But we will be spending.’’

Yes please.

Please spend stupid amounts of money, because this is a major market team that should be spending like the Dodgers and Yankees and Red Sox. Let’s get some fucking jam in Citizens Bank Park.

Middleton says he wants to win. He celebrates like a madman in Jeffrey Lurie’s luxury box. So let’s go fucking win. Sign Harper, Machado, Keuchel, and Corbin. Send Carlos Santana wherever and move Rhys Hoskins back to first base.

Result = World Series