Who Could The Phillies Trade Before The Deadline?
With the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline just a couple weeks away, many teams are looking at how they can upgrade their organizations by being buyers or sellers. Heading into play on Saturday the Phillies record on the season stands at 42-49 and whiles that record it better than many expectations, the team is still in rebuilding mode. According to CSN Philly's Corey Seidman and ESPN's MLB Rumor Central among the names that could be available for trades on the Phillies roster includes Cameron Rupp, Jeremy Hellickson and Peter Borjous.
ESPN MLB Analyst Tim Kurkjian spoke with Josh Hennig on Friday and discussed what players he expects to be traded by the Phillies before the deadline:
"The Phillies are in a rebuilding mode here as they should be and I wouldn't be surprised at all if (Jeanmar) Gomez went to a team, he's the perfect example of a guy who is a Closer, and a good one for one team, and he can go to a contender and be a 7th or 8th inning guy and extremely valuable...Hellickson could help a lot of teams, maybe not as your third starter in a playoff situation but a guy who could be a 3rd, 4th or 5th (starter) during a season and help you get to the playoffs. There's quite a bit of talent there on the Phillies and some of those guys are moveable so I would be surprised if they didn't make a couple moves and continue to build that farm system which is getting better and better every day."
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