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07:25 AM ET 11.20 | Shopping spree over -- almost as quickly as it began? The Phillies just committed $42 million to Carlos Ruiz and Marlon Byrd to help an offense that scored the fourth-fewest runs in baseball last season. Nobody is expecting Ruiz and Byrd to turn the lineup into an offensive juggernaut. They are considered complementary pieces. Philadelphia's front office still believes Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins can lead the way. Yes, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. could make a big move before Opening Day on March 31 in Texas -- at this point, a trade is the only way to improve the offense -- but barring that, it looks like the heavy lifting for the 2014 offense is complete. ... Speculation remains that Amaro would trade [Domonic Brown] for the right price.

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November 20, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Happens every year, we are given the big spending talk then the letdown. Phils should paint the baseballs blue

November 20, 2013  08:57 AM ET

If you GM and Phils fans think that Brown will bring a impact player to your lineup wrong answer you lineup is set for 14.

November 20, 2013  09:18 AM ET

I wish the Buccos could have kept Byrd. He added to the offense and he was good in the field. The Pirates are spending more, but they are still a small market team and just couldn't come up with the money to sign him.

November 20, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Happens every year, we are given the big spending talk then the letdown. Phils should paint the baseballs blue

They had the 3rd highest payroll in baseball last year, behind only the Dodgers and Yankees.

November 20, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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They had the 3rd highest payroll in baseball last year, behind only the Dodgers and Yankees.

Wow, that surprises me.

November 20, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Who is older, the Yankees or the Phils? Must be close.

November 20, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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Who is older, the Yankees or the Phils? Must be close.

Imagine having a lineup of guys so old that when they take the field they all yell at each other to get the hell off the lawn.

November 20, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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Imagine having a lineup of guys so old that when they take the field they all yell at each other to get the hell off the lawn.

Ha!
Or two OFers call for a ball, can't hear each other, and break their hips when they collide.

November 20, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Ha!Or two OFers call for a ball, can't hear each other, and break their hips when they collide.

Probably wear their pants way up near the armpits too.

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November 20, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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Baseball is one of the only major sports that players in their late 30s and early 40s can still be effective.

What about golf?

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November 20, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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What about golf?

Yea let's kick that hornets nest, race car drivers vs golfers

November 20, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Probably wear their pants way up near the armpits too.

Or shorts with black dress socks!

November 20, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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Baseball is one of the only major sports that players in their late 30s and early 40s can still be effective.

Very few players, though...pitchers have a better shot than position players.

November 20, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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Yea let's kick that hornets nest, race car drivers vs golfers

All those nancies would slap each other silly!

November 20, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Baseball is one of the only major sports that players in their late 30s and early 40s can still be effective.

There's a long list of NHL players who have played into their early 40's as well.

November 20, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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Very few players, though...pitchers have a better shot than position players.

and DH's

<flips quarter to Ruben Sierra>

November 20, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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If you GM and Phils fans think that Brown will bring a impact player to your lineup wrong answer you lineup is set for 14.

tough luck,but should the phillies trade for CF pete bourjos from the halos?i mean give the angels a AA player in exchange for their CF bourjos and why not???

 
November 20, 2013  12:00 PM ET

angels are desperate for pitching and the phillies could offer them any low lever AA pitcher for bourgos or howe kendrick,know why? because the halos always make the worse trades...

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