Olney: How the Phillies can be smart spending stupid amounts of money
The Phillies have big ambitions to live up to, but they’ll need to open the checkbook this winter.
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The Thanksgiving turkeys aren’t in the oven yet and we already possess the most evergreen quote of baseball’s winter, courtesy of Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton. No matter what happens with the team over the next year — good or bad — these words will be revisited constantly.
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Middleton said about his team’s plans for the winter, “We’re going into this expecting to spend money. And maybe even be a little bit stupid about it. … We just prefer not to be completely stupid.”
If the Phillies spend exorbitantly