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I don't know if you guys can remember, but back in '05 there was a very serious rumor about Jim Thome and Billy Wagner being traded to the Red Sox for Hanley, Anibal Sanchez, Kevin Youklis, Jonathon Papelbon, and cash.

Just an interesting note...
 

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Hence why the Phillies never win anything.

Can you imagine if they had gotten all those great players in one trade?
 

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Yeah could you imagine a lineup that included Howard, Utley, Rollins, and Hanley.... You're talking a collective .315 average with the potential for 150 homers in that stretch of players.
 

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holy moly that would have been one hell of a team. Not all that but better than now, and the trade would have made since.
 

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I don't recall totally, but weren't the Phillies in the thick of the wild card race that year?
 

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I don't recall totally, but weren't the Phillies in the thick of the wild card race that year?
Yup they were.
 

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Yeah I believe Thome was hurt (but they knew Howard was their future there), and they had a big hole at 3B, and we're trying to bolster up.
 

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Yeah could you imagine a lineup that included Howard, Utley, Rollins, and Hanley.... You're talking a collective .315 average with the potential for 150 homers in that stretch of players.
I wonder if they would have given the SS job to Hanley or played him elsewhere...
 

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Yeah I believe Thome was hurt (but they knew Howard was their future there), and they had a big hole at 3B, and we're trying to bolster up.

With all due respect, they never thought Howard was the future until he forced his way in...even the season when Thome got hurt and Howard tore it up, the Phillies were desperately trying to find a way to get both of them in the lineup.

Just to play the memory lane game, the Phillies offered Howard to the Pirates for Kris Benson and were told that wasn't enough.
 

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Yeah could you imagine a lineup that included Howard, Utley, Rollins, and Hanley.... You're talking a collective .315 average with the potential for 150 homers in that stretch of players.

Youklis is crushing the ball right now too. That would have been a nasty team.
 

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Yikes, Hanley is way too awesome for the Phillies, good thing that trade never happened.
 

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There are these "what if" trade proposals made every single year. It happens.
 

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Just like Verlander and Granderson were close to being fish right?
 

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There are these "what if" trade proposals made every single year. It happens.

exactly! im looking at it this way.. we got Hanley now. End of discussion. LOL
 

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Yeah could you imagine a lineup that included Howard, Utley, Rollins, and Hanley.... You're talking a collective .315 average with the potential for 150 homers in that stretch of players.
Is that better than Hanley, Miguel, Hammer and Uggla? That's debatable. I'll probably take our four.
 

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