Found March 14, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
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The Philadelphia Phillies declined to exercise Brad Lidge's $12.5mm team option, thus making him a free agent. Lidge then turned around and signed with the division rivals, (loosely used) the Washington Nationals for $1mm. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post caught up with Lidge and asked him what he thought about the 2012 Washington Nationals and Lidge had this response. “Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on, and I’ve been on some great teams.” Those are some big words coming from a member of the 2008 World Champion Phillies and also part of a team with a plus $100mm payroll each of the last three seasons. Look for the Nationals to compete in the NL East this year. Image taken by Darrins and used under the Creative Common License Agreement. ]]>
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