|Phanatic on the way out|
Washington agreed to pay all of Werth’ s salary for the next seven years after Amaro agreed to include the Philly Phanatic in the deal. Amaro said Washington also wanted 2 Beer Vendors recently acquired from San Francisco but he was reluctant to deplete the vendor staff as he expected stadium sales to be brisk next year.
Amaro said, "We all know what a key part of the Phillies the Phanatic has been but he's reaching the end of his playing around days and we felt it was time for a change. Amaro said he approached Werth about helping fill the Phanatic’s shoes and Jason said, "No F#&*#$* way”.
It is reported that the Nationals received $100 Million Dollars from government stimulus funds to complete the deal. Officials explained that the signing turned out to be such a disaster it qualified for the money under the Cash for Clunkers Program.