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Four years after leaving Orioles, Phillies' Andy MacPhail gearing up for another rebuild

Four years after leaving Orioles, Phillies' Andy MacPhail gearing up for another rebuild

It was nearly eight years ago to the day when Andy MacPhail stood behind a podium and outlined his immediate plans to fix a once-proud baseball organization that was in a 10-year tailspin. "I have to watch and I'm going to have to read and I'm going to have to listen," MacPhail said in June 2007 when he was named Orioles president of baseball operations. This past week, MacPhail, sounding every bit as assured, vowed to do those same three things as he accepted another significant challenge: resurrecting the Philadelphia Phillies, an organization in steep decline. The parallels between the rebuilding project that MacPhail took over in 2007 and the one he was hired...

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