The Philadelphia Phillies are 40-47 on the season, which has them in 4th place in the N.L. East, 11 games behind the Nationals. They are also 7.5 games behind the Dodgers for the second wild card spot. The Phillies have played much better than expected so far this year, so if I were in charge, I wouldn’t dismantle the whole thing like they did last year. I think the Peter Bourjos, Andres Blanco, Jeremy Hellickson and David Hernandez would be the players I would move at the trade deadline. No need to rush to make a deal, as there is still 23 days to go before the non-waiver trade deadline. Hellickson is the best trade chip the Phillies have, as starting pitching is pretty scarce on the trade market right now. The Orioles, Red Sox, Tigers, Royals, White Sox, Rangers, Mariners, Mets, Marlins, Pirates and Dodgers will all be interested in him. The Marlins just traded a very legit prospect to the Padres for Fernando Rodney, so they would likely be the first team I called. Righty reliever David Hernandez should appeal to teams like the Tigers, Mariners and Cardinals….who all are in need of righty relief help. Outfielder Peter Bourjos would be a backup outfielder on a good team, but he is hot with the bat right now. There would be no better time to trade him than right now. The Blue Jays, White Sox, Astros and Nationals would all likely have a lot of interest in him right now. Andres Blanco will would only bring back a minor return in a deal by himself, but he could be a sweetener added to a deal involving Hellickson, Hernandez or Bourjos. The Red Sox, White Sox, Astros and Nationals would likely have some interest in him. Finally, I would give catcher Carlos Ruiz and 1B Ryan Howard until the end of the month to start hitting, as likely have no interest in the trade market. If they continue to struggle with the bat, I release them both on August 1st.