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Phillies hamstrung by Burrell's no-trade clause

Armed with a complete no-trade clause and a desire to stay put, Pat Burrell continues to hold the hammer over the Phillies.

Originally Published: November 8, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies general manager Pat Gillick is quite nimble for a 69-year-old. Just think of all the hoops he jumped through before dealing Jim Thome and Bobby Abreu, high-profile players with big salaries and complete no-trade clauses.

This winter, Philadelphia fans will see whether Gillick can complete the hat trick with Pat Burrell, whose .222 average with runners in scoring position eclipsed his 29 homers and 95 RBI. It said a lot when manager Charlie Manuel batted 40-year-old ...

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