Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 10/30/14
The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off a season with more questions than answers. After five straight division championships from 2007 – 2011,  two straight World Series appearances in 2008 and 2009 and a World Series victory in 2008, the team struggled to 73-89 this year.  What is general manager Ruben Amaro Jr planning to do this off season to get the Phillies back into contention? A couple questions that have come up involve Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz.  Will the Phillies re-sign Carlos Ruiz? Will Ryan Howard become a platoon player since he struggles against left handed pitching?  Do the Phillies have the money to sign a big name free agent such as Ubaldo Jimenez? Will the Phillies trade top prospects to get Giancarlo Stanton? As reported by Todd Zolecki of MLB.com,  it still seems likely that Ruiz will be re-signed, because the Phillies  and their staff are comfortable with him.  One option if Ruiz is not brought back is Dioner Navaor who was very productive offensively with...

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