Amaro's offseason agenda was to get younger and upgrade the offense. Then why on God's green earth would the Phillies be linked in a rumor involving Omar Vizquel? Unless they're hiring him to be roving infield instructor, there isn't a legitimate reaseon. MLBTradeRumors has the following- When asked if he would sign with the Phillies, Omar Vizquel told Manuel Lira of the Venezuelan newspaper Lider en Deportes (passed on by ESPN's Enrique Rojas) that "We're working on it." Vizquel turns 45 in April and would be playing his 24th Major League season in 2012. Vizquel played under Charlie Manuel when Manuel managed the Indians from 2000-02.
WTF?! Vizquel is equivalent to Michael Martinez, minus the speed and "pop". What I'm trying to say is- Michael Martinez is better than Omar Vizquel at this stage in his career. That's bad! He's the only active player from the 80's (until Moyer makes his triumphant comeback). I'm assuming that this is wishful thinking on Vizquel behalf and Amaro wants nothing to do with a no-hit utility infielder that is nearly as old as him. Don't get me wrong, I hope Viquel hooks on with a team, just not the Phils. I enjoy watching players from my childhood (says the 32 year old man).