Phils still a factor to TC, Mets
July, 2, 2012
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
"I don't know what their thought process is," Collins said about the seeming intent to dismantle. "I know Ryan Howard is starting his rehab. They've got Chase [Utley] back. That lineup is going to get better. When Doc [Roy Halladay] gets back in there, they're going to be a force coming up."
Would Collins still say that if Hamels were eventually traded in his walk year?
"It might be a little different," the manager acknowledged.
Still, Collins insisted the 36-45 Phillies are not dead yet.
"Absolutely not," Collins emphatically said. "Not even close."
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