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Byline: Sam Donnellon
PHILADELPHIA _ Imagine a Phillies team with two star lefthanded starting pitchers, arguably the best righthanded starter in major league baseball, an emerging rookie ace, and a lineup capable of putting a crooked number on the board a couple of times a night.
That's this team, right? Right. But it was a trade-deadline deal short of being the 1993 Phillies, John Kruk says, if the organization's current aggressive philosophy was the philosophy back then.
"If you remember the trade deadline, we had a chance to get Randy Johnson and they didn't want to give up, I think, Mike Lieberthal," the Krukker was saying Wednesday. "Either him or Tyler Green ...
"Look, I love Lieby, he's one of my favorite people. But, at the time, I wish he was a Mariner."