Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Lessons We Learned About Phils at Trade Deadline

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Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Lessons We Learned About Phils at Trade Deadline
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The trade deadline taught us more than just the fact that Ruben Amaro Jr. is relentless when it comes to getting the player he sets out to acquire.

It also taught us that, as a player, when you hear the Phillies are interested, you might as well book a flight to Philadelphia.

For the third consecutive season, Amaro acquired the player he wanted at the deadline.

This season it was Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros.

Next season it may be Peyton Manning.

But, for now, the acquisition of Pence did more than just fulfill the Phillies desire for a right handed batter.

It also taught us some lessons about what the Phillies have planned for this season, and even in the near future.

And that on the 29th, Christmas really does come in July for Phillies fans.

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