Phillies Don’t Expect To Add Pitching

GM Ruben Amaro Jr. explained to Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Phillies aren’t optimistic about acquiring pitching help before the end of the month. Last year, the Phillies acquired Cliff Lee, but Amaro doesn’t know if he will be able to add an impact arm in 2010.

“Do we have to have another pitcher? No,” he said. “Would I like to add some pitching? Yeah. I think we need to get healthy. I think we're getting closer."

Chad Durbin, Ryan Madson and J.A. Happ are no longer on the DL, but the Phillies could use help behind Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels. Jamie Moyer and Joe Blanton have been shaky in recent starts and Kyle Kendrick is no sure thing.

Last year this time, the Phillies signed Pedro Martinez, but a reunion seems unlikely, since Pedro has yet to throw off of a mound. There are plenty of starters for Amaro and the Phillies front office to consider, depending on how much they’re willing to spend and which prospects they’re willing to give up. The club could also add a reliever in an attempt to make up the 5.5 game gap between them and the Braves.


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31 Comments on "Phillies Don’t Expect To Add Pitching"


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John Gyna
4 years 11 months ago

You can’t go by what this guy says. He’s sly. Before they got Halladay “there was no way they were getting Halladay”. And a week later, he was a Phil. It’s good to not lay your cards on the table, but I wouldn’t believe a public statement. If he can, he will…or so it seems.

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bbxxj
4 years 11 months ago

They are obviously hot after Brett Myers.

But seriously, if there wasn’t a history there he would be a nice fit.

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das411
4 years 11 months ago

Hey Ruben, here’s a solution: DON’T LET BRETT MYERS LEAVE FOR NOTHING! and you could also not have traded Carlos Carrasco, Cliff Lee *and* Kyle Drabek just to get Halladay…that might, just might, have left you with some arms this season…

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4 years 11 months ago

I’ll believe it when I see it. This is the same guy who said his team had absolutely no interest in Roy Halladay a few days before trading for him.

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gigantes2425
4 years 11 months ago

the phillies would have to be idiots not to add an arm. they don’t seem to be idiots at all.