Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter.
They were in the press box and the stands. They loitered in the hallways. A bunch of them spilled out of the dining room together just before the game began. They were everywhere.
ATLANTA -- The trade deadline is getting closer. You can hear it in the answers that Ruben Amaro Jr. is giving to questions.