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Phils' Stalking of Hunter Gets Closer

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We're less than 48 hours away from Sunday's 4 pm Eastern time trading deadline and members of the Phillies front office don't figure to have much free time this weekend. Their main focus is on Houston's Hunter Pence and they appear to be making good progress.

There's no denying that a player like Hunter Pence would fit very, very nicely in the Phillies lineup. They were the first team to really start asking the Astros about him, well before there was any talk about the trading deadline and they're still tying up Ed Wade's phone line trying to get something done. Rumor has it that the Phillies almost pulled off a deal to get Pence late Thursday... Recommended Stories

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