Report: Phils Still In Mix For Lowe

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Mon, December 29, 2008 04:13 PM | Comments: 55

Don’t rule out Derek Lowe, evidently.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe still mentions the Phils as suitors of the right-hander:

Derek Lowe, RHP, free agent – Agent Scott Boras seemed to think Lowe would be the next free agent pitcher to sign. The Mets appear to be the front-runners, but the interest is not necessarily limited to them. The Phillies also appear to be interested in coaxing Lowe to the East, and don’t eliminate the Red Sox, who now have more money to devote to pitching with Teixeira out of the picture.

The Mets seemed extremely close to finalizing a deal for Lowe, but right now things seem somewhat stalled. In fact, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya said nothing was close yet.

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  • Posts: 0 Don M

    All Phillies fans would rather have Rollins, because he’s EXCELLENT with the glove, and a very good hitter.

    All Mets fans would rather have Reyes over Rollins, because they are dumb…and show go back to their Mets blog

  • Posts: 0 Mike T.

    david is sooooooo bitter.

  • Posts: 0 David

    “All Mets fans would rather have Reyes over Rollins, because they are dumb…and show go back to their Mets blog”- Another fine example of fan bias making a person sound like a middle schooler. Instead of using any facts to support your argument, you just insult people. Yes, Rollins is the better fielder. He has won more gold gloves and had a better fielding percentage than Reyes last season. However, Rollins, the “very good hitter” has a career .277 BA, has never had an OBP above .350, and has a career OBP of .333. By comparison, Reyes has a career BA of .287, OBP of .336, and has had an OBP greater than .350 three times in the last three years. Rollins’ best seasons have been 2004-2007, when he was 25-28. Reyes has been good since the 2006 season when he was 22. Logic would dictate that Reyes, like most non HGH baseball players, would improve during the next 5 years (baseball players prime years). So, yes, I would take Reyes over Rollins. He is younger than Rollins by 5 years, and is a better hitter than Rollins was at the same age. But I guess that makes me dumb. And trying to have an intelligent discussion with people doesn’t mean that your a bitter person, Mike T. If anything, I am surprised by the lack of sports based responses from some people on this site. I was hoping to engage in some good back and forth and instead I keep getting comments that border on juvenile at best. Don’t hate.

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