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Who Should The Phils Sell To?

Who Should The Phils Sell To?

Who Should The Phils Sell To?

 

By The Captain

The Phillies 2012 hopes quickly fading away and now it’s time to think about the future.   In looking to the future means selling off some of their marketable talent.  This is obvious a horrible proposition for anyone in Philadelphia considering how used to the post-season they have become over the last 5 years.  The reality is this team has gotten old and selling off some of the soon to be free agents or other potential trade pieces could help them as soon as the 2013 season and for the long term.  Now, let’s take a look at what the Phillies have to offer, where and who the possible return could be.

The first to go would likely be Shane Victorino and the best landing spot would be in the division with the Washington Nationals.  Before you start screaming, the Nationals have one of the more talent rich farm systems and a need for a centerfielder. My top target would be Anthony Rendon, possibly Steve Lombardozzi, and a decent to marginal prospect.  Honestly, if you forced my hand I might even accept just Rendon if the Nat’s would even give up their top prospect.  He would be your 3B of the future and a potential middle the order right handed bat.  He is on the minor league DL right now with a broken ankle but long term he projects.  Lombardozzi would be a nice utility option and even could be the stop gap 3B until Rendon is ready, which at worst would be 2014.  Another potential target would be the L.A. Angels Mark Trumbo but that would likely take more than Shane Victorino.  I would suspect the only way that would happen is if it was Victorino, Hunter Pence for Trumbo plus and even that is doubtful though interesting.  The third team I would look at is the Reds and my favorite targets would be Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier, and Chris Heisey.

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By jbstorey@hardballmadness.com
Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012

 

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