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Analysis: Mike Williams To Phillies

Just days after Ed Wade said the Phillies wouldn't be much of a player in the trade deadline sweepstakes, he imports Mike Williams from Pittsburgh to help bolster the bullpen. Nice poker face, Ed. So, with Williams in the fold, was it the right move for the Phillies to have made or will Williams be a weak link in the Phillies bullpen plans?

WHAT WE GOT: Mike Williams, RHP, 34 WLERASVSVO2003136.272530Career32504.41141164 Mike Williams stats this season aren't so great. There's no excusing a 6.27 ERA and it's easy to see where a lot of the problem comes from – control. In 36.1 innings, Williams has walked 22 and struck out 19 for Pittsburgh. Add to that, 41 hits and you have a formula for disaster. Look deeper. In 2001 and 200... Recommended Stories

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