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Hot stove nears a boil this week in Philly

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08:14 AM ET 11.26 | This week could be a busy one for the Phillies as two of their free agent targets appear close to reaching decisions. Centerfielder B.J. Upton "is looking to make a decision this week," Marc Topkin reported in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times. Meanwhile, reliever Ryan Madson could be on his way to joining the Los Angeles Angels. According to a person with knowledge of the Phillies' offseason plan, the team has prioritized signing Upton "if the money doesn't go crazy." It could take a five-year deal with an average annual value between $13 million and $15 million to get Upton. Phillies officials, including manager Charlie Manuel, met with the 28-year-old Upton earlier this month.

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November 26, 2012  09:34 AM ET

You better make good choices on signing free agents because you are behind both the Nats and Braves in your division.

November 26, 2012  09:58 AM ET

The Phillie Fans would love this guy and he would love Philadelphia!

November 26, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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The Phillie Fans would love this guy and he would love Philadelphia!

As long as they realize he's a .250 hitter and that's all he'll ever be, they'll be ok. If they think he's going to show up and hit .290, they'll hate him.

November 26, 2012  11:14 AM ET
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As long as they realize he's a .250 hitter and that's all he'll ever be, they'll be ok. If they think he's going to show up and hit .290, they'll hate him.

For the money he'll be signing for the fans will be expecting the latter.

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November 26, 2012  12:17 PM ET

Did he understand anything MUMBLES manuel said to him??? Marble Mouth needs to go....

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November 26, 2012  08:13 PM ET

13 to 15 million for an average hitting outfielder? Why didn't they just keep Victorino? He's a better fielder.

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November 26, 2012  10:16 PM ET
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williewilliejuanTotal Comments (29205)...

It's more than that now.

November 26, 2012  10:16 PM ET

See?

November 26, 2012  10:17 PM ET

There goes another.

November 26, 2012  10:17 PM ET

And another.

November 26, 2012  10:17 PM ET

See how that works?

 
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