Originally written May 10, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
In an interview with Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro had a startling revelation: that the team actaully could be sellers at the trade deadline this year. “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.” This is a startling statement from the GM of a team who last year, set a franchise record for wins. A team that has won the NL East for five consecutive seasons. A team that has been the class of the National League over the last five years. And they could possibly be selling in two months? Amaro does make some good points in the interview, namely that the Phillies aren't playing well right now. Their offense has a league-low 5.7% walk rate, and their .299 wOBA is in the league's bottom ten. With just 22 homers, the Phillies are also in the bottom ten in the league, but they're actually bette...
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