Found October 18, 2011 on We Should Be GM's:
While Priority #1 may be to sign OGP to a multi-yearcontract, the Phils need to get their financial house in order before they should think about further signings. Specificallythey need to drop some salaries. Let’s take a look at one theoretical situationwhere the Phils could clear some money.-<span style="font: 7pt "Times New Roman";">         1) Decline the option on Brad Lidge. This is apretty obvious one and they shouldn’t waste any time. It will cost them $1.5million to say goodbye to Lidge but there is no way they can pay this guy $12.5million. That is a net of $11 million compared to last season’s payroll.-<span style="font: 7pt "Times New Roman";">         2) Decline the option on Roy Oswalt. I would loveto have the “Big 4” together for another season but I think not letting ********* the free agent market is more important and to sign him, they’ll needOswalt’s money. It will cost $2 million to buy out the contract. Th
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