Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/16/12
Wikipedia Commons Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has stated the Phillies will likely fill their vacancy at third base.  However, the free agent class for 2013 is weak.  Very weak.  Cot's Baseball Contracts list the following as unrestricted free agents: Geoff Blum Miguel Cairo Maicer Izturus Scott Rolen Kevin Kouzmanoff  Miguel Cairo couldn't make the team in 2009 until the playoffs, and Scott Rolen plays maybe 65 games a year.  There are no real options on this list.   The next best chance could be those who have team options that could be picked up include:  Placido Polanco David Wright  Brandon Inge Mark Reynolds Kevin Youkilis Chipper Jones Ok, so Chipper Jones is set to retire and David Wright's option for 2013 will most definitely be picked up by the Mets.  Polanco, Inge, Reynolds, and Youkilis most feel are going to have their options declined. But here's my idea. David Wright will be a free agent AFTER 2013.  So in order to land David Wright as a ...
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