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Phils' GM Rolled the Dice in Bold Move

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Ruben Amaro Jr. didn't have to trade Cliff Lee. For that matter, the Phillies' general manager didn't have to pursue Roy Halladay, the righthanded ace he acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays this week.

The easy and safe thing would have been to stand pat. If the Phillies had gone into 2010 with Lee and Cole Hamels at the top of their rotation, no one could possibly have criticized Amaro for not adding Halladay.

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