The Philadelphia Phillies longtime first baseman delivered what is likely to be his final spring training press conference this afternoon.
“Do I think it’s fair? Me, personally, probably not. But it is what it is. The situation is the situation. You just go out there and play.”
“I’ve always been a guy that’s been a team player, and I’m always going to be a competitor. I’m always going to want to be able to go out there, and it doesn’t matter righty or lefty, I know I can get the job done.”
“This is a fresh year. Just as last year was bad, this year I can go out and hit .300 against lefties. Then what do you say? If I was able to go out and hit .300 against lefties this year, then what?”
“The process is underway, and I’m just going to let it handle itself through the process.”
“I still have a job I have to go out there and go do. My mindset every year since I’ve been here is, whoever is out there on the field, that’s who you have to go with.“