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Rise and Phight: 7/23/2021

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Well that sucked

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Starting off that series with Atlanta with a bang, huh?

It still makes sense for the team to be buyers. They aren’t going to sell their best trade pieces and the ones that would get traded wouldn’t make that much of a difference anyway. Going after a weak division would make more sense than squeezing out some teams’ 17th best prospect and hoping he becomes a reliever some day.

If they were to get a few bullpen pieces and/or a starter, they might be able to get close enough to the Mets to make some real noise in the division. It beats watching losing baseball in August and September once again.

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