Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Bullish on Billy

It was about a month ago that closer Billy Wagner gave the Phillies a deadline of August 31 to re-sign him or else he would become a free agent.

Today is August 31 and he is still unsigned. To complicate matters for the Phillies, Wagner is doing what he does second-best ... talk. Of course, what he does best is close games.

Wagner addressed the drooling New York media yesterday and this is what came out in today's New York Post.

Under the headline, "Wagner: I'd play here", Billy said he would consider playing for the Mets based on the improvement they have made under manager Willie Randolph and general manager Omar Minaya.

"Looking at how Mr. Randolph and how their organization has brought in a lot of talent and they're very competitive, it's a very competitive division, they're only going to get better," Wagner said. "As a player, when you play for a great city like Philadelphia or New York and you win there, you're always the golden child. That's just the way it is. Every player wants to be remembered, and to get remembered in a place like Philadelphia or New York it's not a one-year deal."

Where does that leave the Phillies? Wagner said his agent and the front office are still negotiating.

Does that mean it will happen today? Is the deadline a deadline or just a guideline?

One thing is for certain, Wagner will be turning up the heat and it won't be on his fastball.

3 Comments:

At 11:01 AM, Blogger GS Hill said...

I wonder whether the Phillies can continue to afford having two closers? It would be great if they can, but can the Phillies afford Urbina and Wagner at the same time, and keep them both reasonably happy?

 
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