Phillies Make no Trades on Deadline Day
The Phillies’ stayed silent on the day of the MLB trade deadline.
Though the Phils were reportedly in talks with the Tigers about pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, a trade never materialized.
“We had offers out to other teams that, if accepted, we would have done,” Klentak said during a conference call. “At the end of the day, there was nothing we felt made sense for the organization at this time.”
With the Phillies not making a deal, that doesn't mean the team won't bring up any of their young prospects if they are ready for the show.
“[The lack of trades] doesn’t set back the timeline for any promotion,” the Phillies GM said.
“We will promote them when they’re ready. If we need to create room, we will do so. There’s a decent chance we’ll see another somewhat notable promotion of a first-time big-leaguer before the season’s up.”
Despite making no trades Monday, the Phillies can still be active in the next few weeks. They can still move Hellickson, or give him a qualifying offer this offseason, which is estimated to be $16.7MM.
Klentak said that they have not determined whether or not they would be making Hellickson an offer.