And if things don’t turn around, Amaro said, it could be another busy July for him. Only this time, instead of adding talent—as he did with Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence—he could be looking to sell it off.
“The way we’re playing is unacceptable,” Amaro said. “We’re always looking to improve the club, but we have to start by doing it in-house. Guys have to play better. There are players with talent here. Sometimes players need to take it upon themselves to perform better.”
...But none of this has made the Phils’ performance any easier to take. The bullpen has given away leads like Halloween candy. The offense, though better lately, has still been maddeningly inconsistent. The defense in the Mets’ series was wretched.
“I don’t like the type of baseball we’re playing,” Amaro said. “We’re playing fundamentally unsound baseball, missing cutoffs and making mental mistakes. We’re better than what we’re showing. How much better? I don’t know. But we’re better than this. Regardless of who is in or out of the lineup we should be better.
“With the exception of our starting pitching, all phases of the game have been shoddy.”
Posted: May 10, 2012 at 01:24 PM | 33 comment(s)
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