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Jim Thome

Bob Brookover: Time for Phillies' Chase Utley to go, clearing way at second

The essential parts of the Phillies' demolition will be complete soon. All that is left is for Chase Utley to make up his mind about where he wants to finish this season. It would be both mind-boggling and debilitating for the Phillies if he did not soon select one of the attractive options that reportedly are in front of him. You want to go back to your childhood home in Southern California? That can be done. You want to go to your current winter home in San Francisco? Also possible. Dreaming of playing in pinstripes with the New York Yankees or being part of the first Chicago Cubs World Series winner since 1908? It's doable. The Houston Astros? Just because Cole Hamels...