In recent years, ever since they started rubbing elbows with baseballs big boys heck, they are one of baseballs big boys the Phillies have focused on trying to win that seasons World Series.
CHICAGO It was just about a month ago that Charlie Manuel expressed his desire to add a hitter before the trade deadline.
Manuels wish list has grown.
The Phillies have a .249 team batting average and the best record in baseball for many more reasons than Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee.
NEW YORK -- The back injury that has sidelined Placido Polanco since July 5 remains problematic for the All-Star third baseman, who said that he is still sore two days after taking batting practice