Of a mooted swap of 1B’s Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard, the Good Phight’s Whole Camels likens such chatter to “sort of like me having internal discussions about trading my wife for Charlize Theron” (pre or post “Monster”?). And while the Philadelphia Daily News considers the rumor too insubstantial for even a mention on their website Sunday, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro had little patience for a weekend call from ESPN’s Buster Olney :
“Lies,” Amaro said. “That’s a lie. I don’t know who you’re talking to, but that’s a lie.”
I’m not sure I’d take nearly as much offense. Amaro’s already shown a bit of daring-do in flipping Cliff Lee for Roy Halliday, though a Pujols/Howard exchange would rank as one of the bigger blockbusters in history. And that’s without having a photograph of Mrs. Camels for reference.