Looks like you can cross Brad Lidge off your Phillies announcer wishlist. The former closer told Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News that "the timing right now is tough."
Lidge was mentioned as a candidate to replace color commentators Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews, but from the sounds of it talks never went too far.
"My family and I are finally getting settled in Colorado and it’d be tough right now to change that,” Lidge told Lawrence. “Even as cool of an opportunity and as much as I love being in Philadelphia.
"... They wanted to talk about it and see where I was at on it. I didn’t want to take them on a long route."
Lidge is a great talker and is beloved in Philadelphia for his perfect regular season en route to the 2008 World Series.
But it appears there was never much traction to the rumors.