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Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Moves They Should Make Soon
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Charlie and Ruben disagree on the team's biggest need

The Philadelphia Phillies rolled into the official halfway point of the season with a major league leading 51-30 record.  They hold a 4.5 game lead in the division and lead all of a baseball with a 2.98 ERA. 

One could say life is good at Citizens Bank Park these days.

However, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has recently suggested that there is room for improvement in the second half of the season.  He cited injuries to Chase Utley, Joe Blanton, Roy Oswalt, and half of the team's bullpen as evidence that the Phillies could improve further.

On top of that, he has been very vocal in his desire to acquire another right-handed bat for the lineup while general manager Ruben Amaro seems interested in acquiring more depth for the battered but effective bullpen.

This is a list of five moves the Phillies could make to bolster their roster for the second half of the season. 

Some are rather insignificant, others larger. 

These moves, however, are not being made in a vacuum—since the Phillies have to deal with pesky things like depth, the 40-man roster, and payroll limitations, these suggestions will take those into account as well.

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