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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Says Team Is Not Planning To Increase Payroll In '14
Published December 11, 2013
IS IT ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA? NJ.com's Eliot Shorr-Parks wrote as the Phillies "try to rebound from their worst season since 1997, it's fair to ask if Philadelphia is still a premier destination for players." Money is "a big factor for players, and the Phillies certainly hand that out." But when the money "is the same from multiple teams -- which it normally is for premier free agents -- they usually go with the team that has stability and direction, a place they can trust, and a place they can win" (NJ.com, 12/10).