07:41 AM ET 12.11 | To a pair of Phillies execs, a day worth of trade speculation provided entertainment. They planned a skit. "We can't trade Cole," Ruben Amaro Jr. said to Scott Proefrock, his top lieutenant. They both smirked. "No," Proefrock said, "we're trading Lee!" The Phillies do not possess many tradeable assets in their quest to remedy a 73-win team; Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee are two of the game's best lefthanded pitchers and would interest many teams. Hamels and Lee surfaced in Tuesday morning rumors from various national outlets, who spoke to rival executives. Amaro derided that hearsay as "silly." He insisted he wants to add starting pitching, not subtract from it. ... "We're built to win," Amaro said. "I like our lineup. I'd like to add some pitching to it."