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Phillies could go to three years with Gordon

Having lost out on re-signing Billy Wagner, the Phillies are considering making an offer to Tom Gordon to become their new closer.

Originally Published: November 28, 2005
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

What does a team do when it's just lost one of the best closers in history? With Billy Wagner headed up the N.J. Turnpike, the Phillies are turning their attention to a reliever they've coveted for years -- Tom Gordon.

The Phillies have stepped up their efforts to sign Gordon in recent days, according to two sources who have spoken with them. What is still unclear is whether they are willing to give Gordon the three-year contract he is looking for at age 38.

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