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07:28 AM ET 09.17 | In the event Cody Asche becomes Philadelphia's Opening Day third baseman in 2014 and everybody else returns, its lineup will feature five lefties in Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Domonic Brown, Ben Revere and Asche. The Phillies need at least one right-handed bat with pop. There is some buzz about free-agent Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu, but one source said he does not seem to be a fit. Abreu is not a candidate to play the outfield, which is a likely requirement for a few reasons. ... If Abreu cannot play the outfield, it would make little sense to spend money on him with so many other holes to fill, and Howard, [Darin Ruf and Maikel Franco] already in the picture. Ruf could fill a void in the lineup next season, either in the outfield or at first base against tough left-handed pitchers.

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September 17, 2013  09:00 AM ET

The Phils really want Stanton to play in their outfield, but they probably don't have enough talent in their system to swing such a deal with the Fish.

September 17, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Trumbo? Pence? Cuddyer?

Wouldn't count on Cuddyer repeating this last season.....

September 17, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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The abreu that they should be looking at is BOBBY ABREU...The need a return of the great one in RF

Nah, he looks best in Yankee pinstripes, who are you crappin'?

September 17, 2013  10:00 AM ET

A right-handed bat sure as #^$% isn't all they need.

September 17, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Down to the wire playoff races in the AL and these are the threads we get. Who decides this stuff?

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September 17, 2013  12:14 PM ET

Arod would fit in nicely.

September 17, 2013  12:18 PM ET
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Nah, he looks best in Yankee pinstripes, who are you crappin'?

Ut that was quite the game by Lee yesterday....14 SO 0 BB and 3 for 4 at the plate!

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September 17, 2013  01:56 PM ET
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Ut that was quite the game by Lee yesterday....14 SO 0 BB and 3 for 4 at the plate!

<nods>

I love the guy, hope he stays in Philly for the rest of his career.

September 17, 2013  02:00 PM ET
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LOL !when they signed him, that was one of my more darker daysit was akin to the vernon wells sign

He was good on Philly...........funny when I was in Greece in July of 02' I ran into A LOT of Long Islanders, the guys were mostly pricks the gals were mostly **** (story for another day).......anyhow I met a cool Yankees fan there and I was telling him about Bobby Abreu on the Phillies...............we were hammered in a bar and he said "Bobby Abre - WHO?" and I replied "Bobby Abre - YOU MOTHER ****ER!!!" one of his buddies got in on video and he called me like a year later after watching the tape...............funny ****.

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September 18, 2013  06:59 AM ET
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The Phils really want Stanton to play in their outfield, but they probably don't have enough talent in their system to swing such a deal with the Fish.

Fish searching for talent ?

 
September 18, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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Trumbo? Pence? Cuddyer?

Pence can't handle Philly, Cudeyer is older; the phillies need to get younger that leaves Trumbo...he will probably command a pretty high price tag considering his age...

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