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Phillies Winter Meetings Update: Fowler, Hamilton, Young?

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Reports from the first day of the Winter Meetings have the Phillies casting a wide net looking for offense in the wake of Angel Pagan's decision to return to San Francisco.

Doug Pensinger

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Phillies have apparently discussed a trade for Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler.

Fowler, 26, posted a .389 on-base percentage in 2012, but suffered from a severe home/away split.

In one of the smuggiest non-denial denials in the history of spoken human language, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. suggested that the team had at least spoken to free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton and/or his representatives:

When asked if he had met with Hamilton, who is believed to be in the Nashville area this week, Amaro said, "No. But I wouldn’t tell you if I did." When asked if he had met with Hamilton's agent, Michael Moye, Amaro said, "No. But I wouldn’t tell you if I did."

Matt Gelb, Philadelphia Inquirer

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Phillies have had "some interest" in Rangers glorified utilityman Michael Young. If this comes to pass I may actually throw up.