Andy Martino at the Philadelphia Inquirer talked to Phils manager Charlie Manuel and assistant GM Scott Proefrock, and both say that the team's current NL East lead does not affect their pursuits of help for their bullpen, rotation and bench. Says Proefrock:
"All you have to do is look back two weeks ago. We’ve got a long way to go. This isn’t over by any stretch of the imagination, and we still need to be prepared for a tough battle the rest of the way."
Martino says that Proefrock was envisioning a "potential playoff rotation," though he didn't mention Roy Halladay by name. The Phillies are six and a half games ahead in first, and this news comes after a number of reports wondered if the team would make a splash with such a comfortable lead.