Contact Us

Phillies Looking at Dexter Fowler?

Could the Phillies be shopping for Dexter Fowler? (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Phillies have talked to the Rockies about a trade for Dexter Fowler.  It would be interesting to see what the Rockies would be asking for in return for Fowler - Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reported that the Rockies’ asking price for him is “sky high” and the outfielder is unlikely to be traded about a week ago.

In the report, it states that the Rockies would want pitching back in return “for now and the future.” In other words, it would likely require a major league-ready starter and good starter prospect in order to pry Fowler away from the Rockies.

Fowler, 26, hit .300 with 13 home runs and had a .389 on-base percentage in Colorado in 2012.  He is a good centerfielder with speed and is a switch-hitter, making him an attractive top of the order piece for the Phillies.  One worry are his home/away splits, he’s been a significantly better hitter at Coors Field, hitting .295/.395/.487 at home. His .248/.331/.367 career line on the road is far less impressive.

So what would it take to get him?

I would assume you start with Vance Worley and possibly a Tyler Cloyd since the Rockies are interested in pitching.  The Phillies included Cloyd in a deal a week ago with catcher Sebastian Valle for set-up man Wilton Lopez – that deal fell through.

Regardless, the Phillies need to act soon on center field, with B.J. Upton and Angel Pagan off the market.

 

More from 97.3 ESPN

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973espn.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 97.3 ESPN quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 97.3 ESPN quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!