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Sully Says Ruben Amaro Jr. Leaning towards Selling; Plus Mini Mart to the Rescue

Jul 24, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT

The huge news of the day surrounding the Phillies is the triumphant return of Michael Martinez to the roster. Mini Mart will replace Humberto Quintero who was DFAd. Dom Brown is also out of the lineup this evening after getting banged up on that failed attempt at a diving catch last night. He had some concussion-like symptoms last night but is feeling better today. He’ll be held out until at least Friday in Detroit.

Delmon Young is your cleanup hitter tonight with the potent protection of turkey bacon.

Tonight’s 8:15 start time: Jake Westbrook (6‐4, 2.88) vs. John Lannan (2‐3, 3.76)

Sell, Sell, Sell!

One other note I found interesting today: Jim Salisbury spoke on CSN this evening and said he believes Ruben Amaro Jr. is “definitely leaning towards selling” prior to the trade deadline next week. Sounds like Michael Young’s days in Philadelphia are numbered. Sully says he believes Jonathan Papelbon and Carlos Ruiz could be there for the getting as well, but thinks Chase Utley will likely remain in Philly in the hopes of working out an extension of some sort. Good news for you Utley fan boys and girls out there. Not so much for the Michael Young maniacs.

  1. Jason R. - Jul 24, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Don’t buy! Don’t buy! Don’t buy!

    We did it, Mikey, we’re super rich again!

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  2. Mostel - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Ruben had better get a ’27 Yankees level of prospects for trading away our guys or he needs to be fired.

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    • jerry - Jul 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      how exactly would he do that by trading a 36 year old 3rd baseman, a 33 year old catcher and an aging closer?

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      • BenE. - Jul 25, 2013 at 1:26 AM

        By giving Pat Gillick a celeb shot?

      • Mostel - Jul 25, 2013 at 6:30 AM

        Ok Jerry, lets try trading away:
        Both Youngs
        Ruiz
        Utley
        Rollins
        Lee
        Papelbon

        Multiple good teams are in need of filling holes with players we have and Lee / Papelbon represent head and shoulders the best players at their positions in the trade market.

    • Nick - Jul 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      Yeah, I don’t think you know how baseball works….. See teams don’t give up top level prospects for marginal players.

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  3. BenE. - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Papelbon, M. Young, Ruiz, and Utley. Then Ruben might as well trade Rollins, too, because there’s no way he’s going to give any effort at 34 years old on a rebuilding team.

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    • eric - Jul 25, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      Shocking how little you know.

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    • Steve - Jul 25, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      Yes. Get rid of Rollins now.

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  4. Hiccup - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Wow, after watching this team lose the last three games, one realizes how pathetic this team has become. Sell, sell, sell. But in the end there needs to be a change in upper management.

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  5. Kevin - Jul 25, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    zero fight in these fightin’ Phillies. It is disgusting watching these guys play. The only players who are worth a damn are Utley, Dom Brown, Revere, and Frandsen.

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    • The MIc - Jul 25, 2013 at 8:41 AM

      Don’t forget about Kratz. Before his injury, he was money.

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  6. lahoe819 - Jul 25, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    I saw a contradicting report by Jayson Stark after he talked to an MLB exec saying he came away from talking with the Phillies management under the impression they were leaning towards buying at the deadline.

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  7. r0tcod - Jul 25, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    I’m not sure where I stand. But we know where the Dukes stand.

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  8. Scott - Jul 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    With Tim Hudson out I can see RAJ trading Lee to the Braves for that stud BJ Upton. That’s how little I think of him.

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  9. Jason Radcliff. - Jul 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Reminder that to win any sort of trophy this year they’d have to go through the cardinals team that just embarrassed them.

    They aren’t on that level and likely won’t be next year.

    I am not hopeless when it comes to the players, I just have no faith in Rube/Cholly. Unfortunately, Lee and Utley are their strongest bargaining pieces and I don’t trust Rube to get anything worthwhile in return.

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