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Moran Progressed Well In Reds Organization

The Phillies decided that Jeff Conine was expendable, even after he put up strong numbers with the club last season. Part of the reason why the Phillies dealt him to Cincinnati was to get Javon Moran back in the deal.

Players come and players go. With Pat Gillick, players seem to wind up back where they started. For instance, earlier this winter, he sent Gio Gonzalez back to the White Sox to get Freddy Garcia. Now, he brings back Javon Moran - who was traded away by Ed Wade - in a deal for Jeff Conine. The Phillies used their 2003 draft picks to acquire speed. With no picks in the first two rounds - thanks to...

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