Proefrock: We Have Some Pieces Attractive To Other Clubs
The MLB Trade Deadline is July 31st, so the countdown is on to see if the Phillies trade any of their veteran players in order to collect more prospects. Two players who are among the rumored trade options are the Phillies lone 2017 All-Star Pat Neshek (41 Appearances, 1.17 ERA, 0.7 Hits Allowed Per Inning Pitched) and Opening Day Starter Jeremy Hellickson (6-5, 4.44 ERA, 107.1 Innings Pitched).
Phillies Assistant General Manager Scott Proefrock joined Rich Quinones on Friday and discussed the team's perspective with less than two weeks til the July 31st Trade Deadline:
"I think we have some pieces that are attractive to other clubs and that's one of the reasons why we've acquired some of them that would help us be more competitive....But also gives us some time to let our younger players develop. Pat Neshek has done a great job, Jeremy Hellickson has done a nice job for us; All these guys could be attractive to other clubs. Daniel Nava could be a nice piece off the bench for somebody. So we have some pieces that are attractive to other clubs and if we do maybe trade, it opens up opportunities for some of the guys who are close to being ready performing in AAA. I think there's a trade or two in mind and maybe even during the August Trade Waiver Period there's things to do as well."
Checkout what Proefrock had to say about Aaron Altherr injury, time table for top Prospects to make it to the big leagues, along with the futures of Maikel Franco and Pete Mackanin