Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 11/10/12
  "Is that Ruben Amaro holding a blank check?" (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia commons)  After a 2012 season marked by injuries and disappointing pitching, this free agency period is the most important for Ruben Amaro Jr. since he took over as general manager in 2009. With the window of opportunity to win another World Series closing rapidly, Amaro must certainly be ready to spend on some top notch players.  Back in July, David Murphy of the Daily News attempted to project the 2013 Phillies payroll, in which he had about $146.12 million going to 19 players.  The roster would look like this:  Empty (3B/CF/LF) Chase Utley 2B - $15.0 million ($12.1 million against luxury tax threshold) Empty (3B/CF/LF) Ryan Howard 1B - $20.0 million ($25.0 million against luxury tax threshold) Empty (3B/CF/LF) Carlos Ruiz C - $5.0 million ($3.375 million against luxury tax threshold) Jimmy Rollins SS - $11.0 million ($9.5 million against luxury tax threshold) Domonic Brown RF - $0.480 mi...
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