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The Philadelphia Phillies front office is in a difficult situation just after the All-Star break.
Unable to buy or sell in their current position, General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is losing his cool from the stress.
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“Phillies are notorious for exploding for a dozen or more runs and hits in a game, and then coming back the next day totally flat, offensively.”
“here we go”
“Hamels is nibbling and not holding runners on. Loss incoming”
“phillies need new starting pitchers sellllllll”
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TIME: 1:10, Citi Field
TV: MyPHL 17
Weather: 88, Sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Lineup: Rollins SS, M. Young 3B, Utley 2B, Brown LF, D. Young RF, Fransden 1B, Mayberry CF, Kratz C, Lee P
The Phillies need to face reality and consider trading some of
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Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82
TV: PHL 17
Media: Twitter and Facebook
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