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The Phillies aren't optimistic that they'll add pitching

Jul 16, 2010, 10:27 AM EDT

Ruben Amaro tells the Philly Inquirer that, though he wants to pick up a pitcher before the deadline, he isn’t optimistic that he’s going to be able to:

Do we have to have another pitcher? No. Would I like to add some
pitching? Yeah. I think we need to get healthy. I think we’re getting
closer.”

Amaro notes that there were only two deals featuring starting pitching before last year’s deadline — Jarrod Washburn to the Tigers and Cliff Lee to Philly — and that he doesn’t expect there to be a lot of movement in pitching this year either.

Anyone for Roy Halladay on two-day’s rest for the remainder of the season?  Because that would be cool.

  1. andrewlw - Jul 16, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    If they aren’t worried about the long term investment he could probably pitch on 3 days rest for the rest of the season. If they’re willing to use him for 7IP a start instead of 9 he’d probably be okay.

  2. Ditto65 - Jul 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Heck – run ‘em out every day.
    Stay Classy, HBT.

  3. Utley's hair - Jul 16, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Ruben, Ruben, Ruben…you really are poking a recently placated dog, aren’t you? We could’ve had a 1-2 Doc-Cliff punch, but no…you felt the need to reseed the farm–which is admirable on its face–but you got Round Up instead. Or, as it seems at this point, a bag of golf tees. Ugh….

  4. MuskyHunter2542 - Jul 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Dave Bush is available. Dont look at his record. Look at his ERA and last few starts. He gets no run support at all.

  5. Utley's hair - Jul 16, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    No run support? He’d fit in well around here recently–just ask Doc.

  6. Jonny5 - Jul 16, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    They never tell the truth about these things.

  7. Utley's hair - Jul 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Haren and the Dbacks will be in town right around the deadline. Just sayin’… Maybe Ruben can save some money on airfare…?

  8. Jonny5 - Jul 16, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Lol!! I dunno….. Since the Astros love trading with the Phills they have a guy too…. And i don’t mean Brett.

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