Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Deadline Trades the Phillies Could Make to Get Younger

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Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Deadline Trades the Phillies Could Make to Get Younger
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The 2012 Major League Baseball trade deadline is only a matter of hours away. After the Philadelphia Phillies' abysmal showing this weekend against the Atlanta Braves, it is beyond clear that this team, as is, cannot be a winning ball club.

With their playoff hopes for 2012 almost eradicated and the time for change being now, the Phillies must get younger—a lot younger.

There are clear holes in this $170 million last-place team, and some—if not most—of those holes can be addressed. Third base, left field, center field, middle relief and most recently the starting rotation all need a shot in the arm.

Phillies veterans are showing their age. Ruben Amaro Jr. must take control and make some serious changes if the Phillies wish to compete in 2013 and beyond.

Out with the old and in with the new.

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