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Finding the best fit for third base

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The Phillies have a major hole to fill at third base and there are no shortages of candidates. But, should they go through free agency or a trade and which of the players is the best fit?

First, a quick look at the candidates. Mark DeRosa - The Phillies have pursued DeRosa in the past and have always come up short. There is no denying that they like DeRosa for a lot of reasons, including: 1. His versatility 2. He's a local guy in that he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and, 3. He's a good ball player. DeRosa is a Type-B free agent, so the Phillies wouldn't lose a... Recommended Stories

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