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Forget Manny; Phils Focus on Zito

Forget Manny; Phils Focus on Zito

Forget the Manny Ramirez to Philadelphia rumors. Instead, consider the possibilities of the Phillies pursuing Barry Zito in a deal with the Oakland A's. The Phillies are one of a handful of teams in line to talk with A's GM Billy Beane when the winter meetings convene in Dallas on Monday.

Pat Gillick has said publicly that his eyes are squarely fixed on pitching as he heads to Dallas to find ways to get those "five extra wins" that he talked about the Phillies needing to put them over the top in the NL East. With a pretty thin free agent market that has already left the Phillies priced out of re-signing Billy Wagner, it's likely that Gillick will look to adjust the pitching...

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