The Philadelphia Phillies are likely to make some deals next month

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,If I Were the GM by joelapinski on Monday 24 June 2013 at 12:09 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies are now 36-40 (47.4%) on the season, which has them in 3rd place in the N.L. East, 7.5 games behind the Braves.  They are also 8.5 games back in the Wild Card race.  If the Phillies don’t get hot soon, they are going to have to consider rebuilding on the run.  Phillies’ GM Ruben Amaro wants to keep the pitching together, so I don’t think he would deal Cliff Lee or Jonathan Papelbon unless he is made an offer that he can’t refuse.  The Phillies could put up the whole starting infield for grabs.  Due to Ryan Howard’s contract, I would be stunned if another team made a legit offer for him.  But, Chase Utley (Orioles, Royals and A’s), Jimmy Rollins (Cardinals and Pirates) and Michael Young (Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers) will likely garner a lot of interest on the trade market.  John Mayberry, Delmon Young, Laynce Nix and Kevin Frandsen could also be made available by the Phillies next month if they don’t make a run soon.

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