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Some Phillies Links For You, September 10, 2012: Dreaming and Stuff, Calling Up Ruf

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"Wins are, like, better n' saves, right?" (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
"Wins are, like, better n' saves, right?" (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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Sandberg waits for the call to the majors
This kid has a real shot to be a special player, hope the Phillies can see that.

Minor League home run champ Ruf to be called up
This will be interesting, if nothing else.

Thunder finish off Reading
A fine run.

Big bat should top Phillies off-season wish list

And while it is difficult to project exact possibilities for trades, here is one to look at: calling the Rangers about Adrian Beltre.

That sounds strange, but hear us out. If Texas falls short in the playoffs, it may benefit Ruben Amaro Jr. to give a call to Jon Daniels and dangle Cliff Lee as a possible trade target.

Pretty sure I wanted the Phillies to sign him instead of Placido Polanco a couple years back.

Chooch goes 2-for-2 with an RBI in DL return
Trade Erik Kratz!

Mayberry playing himself back into Phils plans
What a maddening player.

Frandsen to play as much as pain allows
He has survived the gom jabbar.

The "Getting Our Hopes Off Up" Wild Card Report after the jump...

MLB Wrap: Look around the wild-card chase
I think the 2007 Phillies team set some unrealistic standards, but hey, this is fun right now, which is more than can be said for the first five months of the season.

Cubs Finish Off Pirates, Sweep First Road Series In More Than A Year - Bleed Cubbie Blue
Thank you, Cubs.

Shadow Barry Zito Gives Giants Series Win over Dodgers, Commanding Division Lead - McCovey Chronicles
And thank you, Giants.

Brewers 4, Cardinals 5: Hope Late But No Win - Brew Crew Ball
Need both the Cardinals and Brewers to lose, but moreso the Cardinals, so ehhh.