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Wagner May Be Just The First Step

Wagner May Be Just The First Step

The Phillies, for the second consecutive year dove into the off-season signing period head first and came out an improved club from the year before. Unlike the signings of 2002, this trade was a necessity to the betterment of the Phillies. Ed Wade has taken a lot of heat since the final loss to the Florida Marlins in September, and has taken the first step towards satisfying his critics. After this trade, many Phillies fans are wondering, what's next?

On a beautiful Monday afternoon the Phillies pulled the trigger on the first move of the off-season and once again improved the overall landscape of the franchise. This move was a no-brainer. Anytime you can add a player of Billy Wagner's caliber for only a struggling young pitcher, and two prospects, you have to pull the trigger. Wagner has been one of the most consistent closers over the past...

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