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12-08-2012, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post

OK, I'm not going to gloat. But I'm genuinely curious as to what the Phillies are doing. They're going to make him their every day 3B? He really can't play in the field without actively hurting you. Do they just not put an emphasis on defensive play?
Sort of, but they're desperate for contract hitters who actually have some sense of pitch selection. At least that's what people assume. Enough of swinging at balls in the dirt and swinging at the first pitch. The Jim Thome player/coach thing didn't really work out.

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