Report: Phillies to Shop Galvis, Hernandez this Offseason
Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis just played all 162 games this season, but he might be in a new uniform next season.
"I know for a fact, the people upstairs, they really love Freddy, they realize what a good player he is," former Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said after the teams final game on Sunday.
But that might not be enough to keep him in Philadelphia.
According to NBC Sports Philadelphia Phillies insider Jim Salisbury, Galvis and his double-play partner Cesar Hernandez both could be on the trade market this winter.
"They also acknowledge the fact that J.P. Crawford, this guy can play," Mackanin continued. "It's a tough decision and that's going to be up to them."
As Salisbury points out, both players could be dangled in an effort to acquire more starting pitching, and with the emergence of J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery in the minor leagues, they could be moved this offseason.
Galvis, 27, a gold-glove level shortstop, hit .255 with 12 home runs this season, emerging as a leader in the Phillies clubhouse.
"Every player on that team respects him, every coach, for him to ask to play all 162 games was special," Mackanin said.
Meanwhile, Hernandez, also 27-years of age, ended the season hitting .294 with nine home runs and 15 stolen bases mainly at the top of the Phillies line-up.
While neither player could fetch a top-of-the-rotation pitcher, they could bring back some more depth to a rotation that is filled with young arms, that have yet to emerge.
If the Phillies were to move both Galvis and Hernandez, they could enter spring training with an infield consisting of Rhys Hoskins, Kingery, Crawford and Maikel Franco.
The 25-year old Franco would be the elder statesmen of the group.