Found May 11, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
The Philadelphia Phillies are currently occupying last place in the NL East. Yesterday General Manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. said they could become sellers at the July Trade Deadline (via Jim Salisbury of “July is so far ahead,” Amaro said. “We just have to get on track. But if July comes and we're playing like this, we'll be sellers. How we play now will determine whether we'll be buyers or sellers in July.” Today, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports said that Blue Jays General Manager, Alex Anthopoulos, has inquired about Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino, who could become free agents at the end of the season. But as Rosenthal says, no trade is imminent. The Phillies will try to turn the season around, but if they fail to do so they already have a team showing interest in two of their potential free agents. Victorino is hitting .244/.298/.405 with 5 HR's and a 90 OPS+ in 131 AB's. Hamels is 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA, 0.7 HR/9, 1.3 BB/9 and 9.8 SO/9 in 40.1 innings. Image by Shannon Lamond under the Creative Commons License Agreement.

Phillies Bring Diekman, Valdes, Luna to the Bigs

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Offense Squanders Another Solid Halladay Start

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Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 33

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Phillies 7, Padres 3

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Caption This: Philadelphia Phillies fans edition

Here are the awesome Phillie fans welcoming Jonathan Papelbon back to the dugout after an awesome (not really) performance.  

Padres Come To Town

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Minors But Important

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