The biggest news of the day appears to be that according to many reports, including Todd Zolecki’s Twitter, that former Met Pedro Martinez is on his way to Philadelphia.Â His latest news says that the physical may not be completed until tomorrow, but a deal is expected by Wednesday.
Zolecki also speaks to different Philly players who send a message to management that they want Halladay.
1st time All-Star Jayson Werth said “”I understand all that, We won last year and we pretty much have the same team this year. If you were ever going to sell the farm I think now would be the time. But that’s just me speaking who has a short window of a career. Ruben (Amaro Jr.) and those guys are going to be there for a long time. It’s a lot to leverage, I know. But I think we’re definitely in a situation where if we did go for it, it could pay off.”
Zolecki includes quotes from Charlie Manuel and Ryan Howard as well in his article.
Finally, the starting lineup is announced and it includes five NL East position players, not bad for what most(including their own fans) label as a terrible division.Â It also includes Shane Victorino who Charlie Manuel chose to start for the injured Carlos Beltran in Center field.Â The lineup is as follows:
Hanley Ramirez SS
Chase Utley 2B
Albert Pujols 1B
Ryan Braun RF
Raul Ibanez LF
David Wright 3B
Shane Victorino CF
Yadier Molina C
Tim Lincecum P