Does it Make Sense For Phillies To Consider Trading Herrera?
Since becoming the Phillies lone All-Star selection, Odubel Herrera has been slumping during 2nd Half with a .247 Batting Average, .307 On Base Percentage, and only 12 Runs Scored. Manager Pete Mackanin has tried to move him around the lineup but nothing seems to help get Odubel out of his Second Half slump.
NBC Sports Lead MLB Writer Craig Calcaterra joined Mike Gill on Thursday and discussed the Phillies options if the rumors of Herrera being traded come to fruition this offseason:
"The season is a long and yes he made the All-Star team but his plate discipline has kind of gone down hill a little bit. He was great in the first half, but that has not been the case lately. The Phillies frankly have a lot of outfield depth; there are guys like Nick Williams, there is Roman Quinn....when you are rebuilding like the Phillies you try everybody. There is Tyler Goeddel, there are a bunch of these guys down there who they can put in a slot if they can get any kind of value from Herrera. I think the best case scenario for the Phillies would be Herrera ends the season strongly and then can get traded to someone who is maybe an outfielder short, needs a bat and then can put one of the young guys in there."
Checkout what Calcaterra had to say about the likelihood of Herrera being traded along with his thoughts on Alex Rodriguez situation with the Yankees and the surprising pitching by former Phillies Pitcher J.A. Happ