Phillies' brass offers perspective

Phillies' brass offers perspective

Phillies' brass offers perspective
DALLAS -- The Phillies lost in the National League Division Series, but Phillies front office advisor Pat Gillick preached perspective at the Winter Meetings on Monday.

"You don't need to blow the thing up," he said. "You've just got to tinker with it a little bit. I mean, we won 102 games. We won more games than anyone in baseball. You have to be careful. You don't want to throw the whole thing out the window. You want to try to build and improve on it if you can. But if you can't then I think you're probably still capable of winning 90 to 100 games."

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. echoed that sentiment later in the day.

"I like our club," he said. "We won a lot of games last year with the club that we had. I think we're going to have an improved club because we're going to have some guys that we think will be healthy or around longer like Chase [Utley] and [Hunter] Pence. A lot of it will depend on our health and some of it is put on whether Jimmy [Rollins] is back or not and how we work around that if he's not. But I like our club. I like everything about our club, frankly."