Wow, in exactly the opposite of what I thought should happen, David Montgomery will pause the search for Ed Wade’s replacement until after the meeting with Billy Wagner. Marcus Hayes reports Wagner is searching for a 3-year, $29 million deal with a no-trade clause. Hmm, I coulda swore that figure was $27 million last week. Hayes’ colleague Rich Hoffman, however, supports making the search for a new GM deal the Phillies top priority of the off-season. The Phils need to sign a GM soon and spare us the charade of last year’s managerial interviews. The New York newspapers still see Cashman leaving on October 31, when his current contract expires. Ohh, imagine a Halloween night press conference at the Citizen’s Bank Ballpark. All the players could wear costumes; they could all go as a baseball team!