Found October 26, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
2012 was a disappointing year for an aging Phillies team. The house of cards collapsed as numerous lpayers suffered injuries, and the Phillies just couldn't get a streak going all season. Going into 2013, the team is in an extremely interesting position, with lots of money tied up in older players that are fading fast. Needs A third baseman is probably the prime target of Phillies GM Ruben Amaro after a year where minor league veteran Kevin Frandsen was the most productive player at the position. Placido Polanco is as good as gone, with hte $1 million buyout on his mutual option looking like a certainty to be exercised right now. The team also needs help in the outfield after trading both Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino in July, with one spot likely going to Domonic Brown, and the center field spot still up in the air. Left field is another struggle for the team after largely using impending free agent Juan Pierre last season. Possible Options Left field will like...
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