March 18, 2007
From the CourierPostOnline.com -
A year ago, Chris Coste was the feel-good story of spring training for the Phillies.Now he appears to be the odd-man out.
Despite batting .328 last season as a 33-year-old rookie catcher and survivor of 11 seasons in the minors, Coste has been forced to earn a spot on the Phillies' 25-man roster with another solid spring. But he has played only sparingly, leaving him uncertain of his status.
The Yankees should at least try and offer the Phils Colter Bean or Jose Veras - since the Phillies could use some help in the pen - to get Coste. It's a fair offer. And, I would take Coste as a back-up to Posada, sight unseen, at this point - compared to the Yankees other options. And, it's not like the Yankees cannot afford to lose Bean or Veras at this junction. New York already has more pitchers than spots in their pen.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at March 18, 2007 09:46 AM
I agree wholeheartedly. Hell, I'd give them Vizcaino, but I don't think the Phils would go for that.
Anyway, it seems that Manuel likes him, so he may actually make the team.
Steve, your words are so popular, I found some troll posting your words as his own on the Newsday blog, which I hastened to politely point out.
It is still exceedingly difficult to post.