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Coste Feels Secure With Job Insecurity

You have to wonder what Chris Coste has to do to guarantee himself a spot on a major league roster. After hitting .406 last spring, he was the last cut made before opening day. Now, after hitting .328 with the Phillies, they went out and signed Rod Barajas.

Chris Coste has never gone to spring training with the security of having a job on a major league roster. Next season won't be any different. It took Coste 12 years, including five in independent leagues, to break into the majors as a 33-year-old rookie catcher last season. And, even after batting .328 (.356 with runners in scoring position) and becoming the Phils' feel-good story of 2006, he...

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