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Phillies Close to Signing Kris Benson

Feb 13, 2008, 6:50 AM EDT

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Delaware News Journal’s Scott Lauber says the Phillies are that much closer to landing pitcher Kris Benson.  This appears to be a positive move from all angles.  For starters, it could mean that Adam Eaton’s ability to break your heart may be moved to the bullpen.  Any move that gets Eaton out of the rotation surely won’t anger Phillies fans.  Then there is the shear blogability of Kris Benson’s wife, Anna.  She would make the 2008 season that much more enjoyable to watch.  And finally, Benson, you know, might be able to pitch a little bit.  The fact that he hasn’t pitched in ages leaves a ton of question marks but as most analysts are saying, this is a low risk high reward type guy.  I welcome the move.

>>Agent: Phillies close to deal with pitcher Benson [Delaware News Journal]