Phillies Struck At Right Time To Get Wagner Premium Story

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By Chuck Hixson

Date: Nov 4, 2003

The Phillies trade for closer Billy Wagner not only gives their bullpen an immediate improvement and legitimacy, it may pave the way for other moves. Wagner is a known quantity. His career numbers are probably better than even the most avid baseball fan realizes and he’s got a desire to win. Off the field, his personality should fit in well in the clubhouse, which is always an important part of any trade.

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