We inch closer and closer to the 6:00 p.m. trade deadline.  All indications are that the Phillies are heavily involved in a starting pitching pursuit.  With Zach Eflin placed on the 60-day injured list, the Phillies need a starter.  Could that starter come from the San Francisco Giants, just a few games behind the Phillies in the Wild Card race?

Carlos Rodon:

There would be challenges to this deal.

Rodon signed a two-year deal ahead of the 2022 season.  However, there is an opt-out in the deal.  That means the Phillies could lose Rodon after the year.  In that case, they may be reluctant to include a top prospect.

Stay tuned.