The Phillies have already added some depth to their lineup by acquiring Asdrubal Cabrera from the Mets ahead of Tuesday's MLB trade deadline. And as the clock ticks down to 4 p.m., it appears the Phillies are looking to add a little more help, this time in the outfield.Actually, it could be A LOT of help, depending on which player, if any, they land. Let's take a quick look at the four big outfield names currently linked to the Phillies. Bryce HarperRemember when Manny Machado was far and away the biggest prize of the MLB trade deadline? Well, the former Oriole has been Los Angeles for almost two weeks now, and a new name has emerged that could de-throne Machado as the biggest name to be dealt this July: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.Here's more from Mark Feinsand of MLB.com:According to a source, the Nationals have let it be known that All-Star Bryce Harper is indeed available via trade, setting up what could be a wild race for the superstar with the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Could Phillies make a move for Bryce Harper or Andrew McCutchen?
Mlb trade rumors
The (first) MLB trade deadline is almost here. With just hours left before Tuesday's non-waiver deadline (teams can still make trades in the month of August after passing all players involved through waivers), the Phillies — losers of three straight to the last-place Reds — may make another move or two.After acquiring Asdrubal Cabrera to man the infield and hopefully provide a little pop in the batting order, the outfield and pitching staff appear to be worthy of upgrading.Zack Wheeler, SP, MetsThe Phillies were gun-shy with Manny Machado, Zach Britton and a handful of other players they had reportedly been interested in, so a report by FanCred's Jon Heyman that the team is trying to trade for Mets hurler Zach Wheeler may be a bit of a reach. Even still, it's in the rumor mill. Philadelphia knows Wheeler well from their duels in the NL East, and like veteran pitcher (and former Phillie) Cole Hamels, he seems to be a guy who could use a change of … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Phillies interested in Mets P Zack Wheeler, Rangers OF Joey Gallo
The biggest trade deadline prize continues to appear to be Orioles' Manny Machado, a two-time gold glover in the midst of a personal best offensive season in the prime of his career.Despite his soon to be expiring contract, reports are that Baltimore is asking for a lot in exchange for their top asset.The teams in contact with the O's for his services appear to be the Dodgers, Phillies, Diamondbacks, Brewers and Cardinals — all NL squads. And according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Los Angeles is considered to be the favorite as Orioles scouts have been frequently seen watching the Dodgers' top prospects of late.The Dodgers' need is similar to the Phillies' need, with a injuries to shortstops Corey Seager and J.P. Crawford respectively requiring each team to look at gathering reinforcements. It is completely possible that the trade occurs in the next few weeks — potentially before the MLB All Star break — due to the strong and early developing market.Former big … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Dodgers favorites, Phillies in mix for highly priced Manny Machado
As opposed to recent seasons, the majority of the trade rumors surrounding the Phillies involve a marquee player coming to Philadelphia, rather than one leaving in exchange for prospects. That tends to happen in the latter years of a rebuild, which is where Phillies fans have to be hoping their team is at after several seasons near the bottom of baseball. And, with a 41-33 record following a series win over the Nationals — they'll go for the sweep on Sunday night in D.C. — there's no reason to think the Phillies will be the sellers they've been in the past.That being said, Matt Klentak and Co. will need to make some room for any new additions, and with so many young guys vying for time, there's a chance the odd man out is someone who has been on the big league roster for a few years now: third baseman Maikel Franco.Prior to his latest injury, J.P. Crawford had taken over as the everyday third baseman, meaning Franco, who is slashing .255/.297/.425 with nine home … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Phillies’ Maikel Franco drawing interest from at least one team
There was already ample buzz that Orioles star infielder Manny Machado could be in red pinstripes by the July 31 trade deadline, but the musings are seeming more and more likely to actually pan out after recent events.The Phillies are hanging in there as they look to make a surprise run at a playoff spot. They've won four of their last five after taking a series against the Cardinals this week and seven of their last 10. And, heading into a weekend series in Washington, the Phillies are currently tied with the Nationals for the second NL wild card spot.In what looks to be a loaded NL East, the Phillies are proving the doubters they belong near the top of the standings at six games above .500.So there is incentive for the Phils to be aggressive on the trade market. Where might they focus their attention? Well J.P. Crawford is set to miss 4-6 weeks now after fracturing his hand. The Phils offense somehow is doing more with less, as the team's meager .233 batting average … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Phillies seriously interested in Manny Machado, Adrian Beltre