Report: Phils Early Front Runners for Fuentes

Report: Phils Early Front Runners for Fuentes
June 23, 2008, 11:10 am
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You may remember Brian Fuentes from such episodes as "Rockies Sweep the Phillies."

According to the New York Post, via Sportsnet.ca, the Phils are the early front runners for the closer's services.

Philadelphia has indicated it would include 22-year-old righty Fabio Castro in a deal, which makes the Phils the early front-runners. Oakland's presence indicates the A's, in what was projected to be a rebuilding year, now believe they can contend.

Fuentes would be a big addition to the pen and likely bump Tom Gordon from the set up spot. This would give the Phillies already good bullpen that much more depth and provide Charlie Manuel with another option to close when lights out Lidge needs a night off.

What, if anything, would this mean to the starting rotation? Would they stand pat?

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