According to Jim Salisbury of, there is "mutual interest" between the Phillies and impending free agent outfielder Jeff Francoeur. The 31-year old Francoeur has provided plenty of leadership to the young Phillies and also helped out at the plate hitting .257 with 12 home runs over 324 plate appearances.

On Thursday I was joined by Phillies reporter Todd Zolecki to discuss some of the other Phillies news and motes that happened this week including; The Phillies decision behind hiring Pete Mackanin as the next manager, Phillies president Andy MacPhail saying that he expects slugger Ryan Howard to be with the team next spring, the Phillies have officially begun their GM search, we discuss who the next Phillies GM could be and more!

(Listen to Todd Zolecki from discuss the Phillies future plans)