What are your expectaions for the season?
“We feel that we have a stong enough team to win the World Series.”
Even with Freddy Galvis as your starting shortstop?
“Even with Freddy Galvis as you starting shortstop. Freddy plays great defense although he’d be lucky to hit at the Mendoza line this year. You can’t be great at every position.
Fine. But what happened to Jose Altuve? What happened to Tanaka? What about Bundy and Jose Abreu
“I’m not Ruben Amaro Jr., for heaven’s sake! I’m not going to trade all my prospects for old guys and I’m not going to overpay for veterans. You see where that got Ruben in the Phillies, you see where that got the Yankees with Rodriguez in real life.
But the real Phillies won a World Series! So did the Yankees.
…and so can we! We can win a World Series AND not screw the future! How does that sound?
You won’t win the World Series! Richie says you won’t!
“I don’t care what Richie said. I’m saying we’ll win, so we have just as much chance as the other 29 teams who think that they will.
We asked two NL Executives how they thought the Phillies would preform this year. One summed up his expectations in one word: “Shitty.” Said another, “The Phillies will attempt to hit, catch and throw baseballs all season, success may be limited.” Asked about his opinion on the Met’s and Red’s outlook, Oppenheimer said “I expect them both to go 0-162.” When informed the Reds have already won four games and the Mets two, he said “Then Cincy will go 4-158 and NY will finish 2-160.”