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Phillies after Ludwick and Bell?


08:10 AM ET 07.15 | How happy will Ruben Amaro Jr. make his manager this trade deadline season? There is Michael Cuddyer in Minnesota. His .369 average and .470 on-base percentage against lefties would be an incredible addition. In case you have not noticed, however, the Twins are very much in the AL Central race even after a miserable start. There is Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets. ... There is Ryan Ludwick in San Diego. He's hitting .276 with three home runs against lefties this season but is only a .236 career hitter against lefthanders. Amaro, of course, is on the record as saying he'd rather add a bullpen arm than a righthanded bat. So maybe the general manager can acquire Ludwick and Padres closer Heath Bell.

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July 15, 2011  08:43 AM ET

You, too, can be a sports writer! - "The [insert team] are [wanting, desiring, craving, looking at, lusting after] a [insert position] [insert any living player] to [insert reason]". Just fill in the blanks and repeat ad nauseum.

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July 15, 2011  09:03 AM ET

I am a fan of Bell. I think he would be a welcome addition to our bullpen!

July 15, 2011  09:53 AM ET

Would the Phillies actually give up prospects for Ludwick?

yes but not very good ones

July 15, 2011  10:10 AM ET

Oh please, this guy writes all kinds of crap all the time.

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July 15, 2011  11:10 AM ET

Amaro is playing it on downlow for Matt Kemp.

July 15, 2011  12:00 PM ET

can we throw in Hawpe too....please...

July 15, 2011  12:01 PM ET

as a matter of fact we'll give you prospects to take Hawpe

July 15, 2011  12:09 PM ET

I heard that the Phillies are actually interested in Carlos Quentin on the ChiSox, actually I read it in the Tribune yesterday.

Doc looked great at the All-Star game.

July 15, 2011  12:25 PM ET

Would the Phillies actually give up prospects for Ludwick?

let's hope not

July 15, 2011  01:02 PM ET

If the Phillies need a right handed bat, they can take Alfonso Soriano off our hands. Please.

July 15, 2011  03:22 PM ET

heath bell and josh willingham...thats who our phils are gettin

July 15, 2011  06:13 PM ET

Pudres aren't trading anyone; they're dumping salary. Their tightwad mumbly mouthed carpetbagging conman of an 'owner' can't afford to eat at Jack In the Box, let alone run a major league club. That's why they are little more than a farm club. Nothing will change until they get someone in charge with real money, no payment plan. At least we have Comic-Con & the weather.

July 15, 2011  07:19 PM ET

amaro jr will try to whatever it takes to get some offense and bullpen help, regardless if the phillies do or don't sign this type of players to a long term!!!

July 15, 2011  07:51 PM ET

everybody talking about who?
the fastball,
the curve,
the changeup,
the slider,
cliff lee gives away nothing!!!

July 16, 2011  02:54 AM ET

The San Diego Padres, the best farm team in MLB!!!!


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