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Is Emergin' Durbin Changing Trade Focus?

J.D. Durbin was an after thought. He was simply in the majors to fill a spot in the rotation until the Phillies could find somebody else. Now, with back-to-back strong outings, the Phillies are rethinking his role with the team and exactly what their trade focus should be.

J.D. Durbin looked like a guy in line to pick up a ticket for a flight to Ottawa after his first four appearances as a Phillie. A pounding by the Mets in his first start with the club was followed up by three relief appearances that did little to improve his standing with the Major League club. Then, came a simple word of advice from pitching coach Rich Dubee; "breath". Yup, that's what it all...

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