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Marlins trade has made the Phillies better

Philly.com Sports: As the Miami Marlins clean house, it improves the Phillies chances in the NL East next season.

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Without making any major moves this offseason, the Phillies' chances of returning to the postseason in 2013 should have already improved considerably.

As Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. continues to ponder ways to upgrade his roster, he already has a team that should be able to put at least five more games in the win column.

To read more from Bob Brookover on how the Marlins have helped the Phillies, head to Philly.com - The Marlins have made the Phillies better.