10/19/2005 11:06:00 AM
ITEM: PHILLIES MAKE BIG PUSH TO RE- SIGN BILLY WAGNER
Knowing that the Mets, Red Sawx have money to spend on a first class closer, the Phightin' Phils have sent club president Dave Montgomery (Burns) down to ol' Virginia to make the gas powered closers and offer he can't refuse. The Phillies have given in to a 3 year deal but it looks liks the $27-$30 mil that Wagner wants will have a perfromence enhancement attached to it. Wagner is also lookin for a no trade clause as well.
This will be Omar Minaya's biggest search this off season, finding a bona fide closer. I still say keep an eye on the Eric Gagne situation in LA.
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