David Murphy and Rich Hoffman, both of the Philadelphia Daily News, believe the Phillies need pitching. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. seems to agree with them. But, as Scott Lauber of the News Journal reports, there's very little pitching available.
"No one's out there dealing anybody or wanting to part with anybody because the pitchers who are available are one, hurt, and two, pitching for teams that don't think they're out of the race yet," Amaro said. "I know because I've asked about every one of them."
Starting pitching remains Amaro's "main focus" even though pitchers who were expected to be available like Jake Peavy, Erik Bedard, Jason Marquis, Brad Penny, Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo are either contributing to pennant races or injured.