The Hot Stove rumor mill can be a funny thing. For example, the Phillies having interest in the hefty-lefty David Wells. Why would Patty G be intrigued by a 43 year old that has a bigger beer belly and John Goodman? Well, Gillick did draft Wells in the Toronto organization way back in '82, and we all know he has a penchant for reacquiring ex players. Anyway, speculation has Wells coming to Philly then turning Brett Myers into a middle of the order hitter via trade. Personally, I think Myers is a solid pitcher and will still improve, and trading away young quality pitching just doesn't make sense. Plus, David Wells is a washed-up fatty, even more so than our residential tubs Jon Lieber.
Maybe Gillick wants to carry 7 starters, because of the fragile state of Hamels and Eaton, the oldness of Moyer, and the tendency of Myers to be hot-headed. Or maybe Gillick is trying to bring back the glory days of fat-ass relievers. I can see it now, the 2007 Phils have both Lieber and Wells in the bullpen as a "veteran presence" and have to bring back the use of the bullpen cart to wheel their plump bottoms to the mound. Imagine Wells and Lieber rolling to the mound in a pimped out bullpen cart with the Fat Boys pumping from the stadium speakers...classic. While Gillick is shopping for pitchers, he should check on the availability of Rich Garces...loved that fatty.