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Phillies insist new TV deal won't affect deadline moves

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06:39 PM ET 06.27 | Yesterday, Phillies CEO David Montgomery sat down with Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal to discuss a wide range of topics involving the Phillies trade deadline plan. Among the topics that Montgomery spoke on was the growing sentiment that the Phillies may refrain from trading players like Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon because their TV contract expires after the 2015 season, and having bigger names on their roster may allow the team to have more leverage in TV negotiations. First, Rosenthal compares the Phillies to the Red Sox, who reportedly signed players prior to 2010, just to gain leverage in TV negotiations. David Montgomery doesn't believe the Phillies are going to follow the Red Sox blueprint as the TV negotiations approach.

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June 27, 2013  07:37 PM ET

The availability of continuously cash flow, would only benefit the Phillies franchise
Nothing less nothing more :-) :-) :-)

June 27, 2013  07:40 PM ET

There are more than a few teams WHO got TV revenue, something that helps them to move like a fish in water'':-) -

June 27, 2013  07:45 PM ET

The DODGERS/the Angels/Rangers/ and many more are using the same approach :-) :-)

June 27, 2013  07:46 PM ET

All in all,,, everything is about money :-) :-) :-)

June 28, 2013  06:06 AM ET

the SILLIES are barely playing .400 ball----- WHO CARES??????? Morons of the NL East

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June 29, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Arod is available!!!!!

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