Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Roy Halladay says Ryne Sandberg will address hustle issues

Roy Halladay said Ryne Sandberg will address some "overlooked" issues relating to hustle under Charlie Manuel.

Roy Halladay says Ryne Sandberg will address hustle issues


LAKEWOOD, N.J. — If (when) Roy Halladay returns to the Phillies in 2013, it will be under a new manager. The 36-year-old pitcher has spoken before about his adoration for Charlie Manuel. He again stressed that Tuesday following his rehab start at single-A Lakewood.

This time, it was appended with criticism and praise for interim manager Ryne Sandberg.

"I've exchanged texts with him," Halladay said of Manuel. "Obviously I love him. He was great. From what I've seen, Ryne came in and made some changes and addressed some issues that I think were being overlooked. As much as I miss Charlie, Ryne will do a good job. He's going to bring back a little more of the Philly baseball style than we've had the last couple of years. We haven't had that whole team effort, that whole team hustle."

What, specifically were those "overlooked" issues?

"Just different things," Halladay said. "Guys being at places on time; being on the field on time; taking ground balls; taking extra BP. All of those little things that nobody thinks makes a difference. It's been very good so far. Again, I don't want to take anything away from Charlie. We all respect him tremendously."

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