One day after Ruben Amaro Jr. declared Chase Utley was no longer the starting second baseman for the Phillies going forward, our Coggin Toboggan reporters picked up snippets of a private conversation held between the two men. Utley and Amaro discussed the second baseman’s future and exchanged thoughts on where the organization would go with him in the future.
Chase, listen, I’m sorry it had to come out like this yesterday, but lets face facts, you’re just not the athlete you used to be. I’m sorry, but it’s what’s best for business and what’s best for this organization going forward if we stick her Hernandez at second base, ok?
Let’s be adults about this. You know and I know how this business is. One day you’re leading the organization to a world series championship, and the next day you’re hitting only a few points over .200 for the year.
Are you going to say anything? I have to take control here, I need to do what’s best for the future.
Chase? Chase come on, don’t be like this. Don’t be salty, you just don’t have it anymore. If we can move you, we will. I’m not sure how much value you have anymore since I’ve already publicly stated you’re not our starting second baseman. That may have been my bad, so I’m sorry. I’m sorry ok?
I will kill you in your sleep. ::walks away::