John Middleton

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Middleton: Might 'be stupid' about spending money

Andrew Porter
November 16, 2018 - 9:03 am

John Middleton is not messing around this offseason. 

“We’re going into this expecting to spend money,’’ John Middleton told USA TODAY Sports on Friday. “And maybe even be a little bit stupid about it.’’

The Phillies, with just about $70 million on the books for 2019, have been eyeing this winter for years now. 

Related: 6 reasons why Bryce Harper and Philly match perfectly​

Last week, USA Today's Bob Nightengale wrote that you can "bank on" Bryce Harper joining the Phillies. And yesterday, he doubled down on it

"I think the Phillies are a very desperate team," Nightengale said. "They've got a ton of money. They made it clear, 'We want to spend money, we want to win right now.' So, I think they'll do whatever possible to sign Harper, no matter what the price is."

Last April, Middleton appeared on SportsRadio 94WIP and talked about how much he wants to win. 

This winter is going to be interesting.