Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MLB Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies

Inside the Phillies: Two injuries could put Phils on spot | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/30/2010:

"On Tuesday, Noworyta was at Lehigh Valley, which is where the Phillies' top prospect, Domonic Brown, now resides. A major-league scout said he'd be shocked if the Phillies dealt any of their top-level prospects in an effort to get an infielder. The scout said they may be willing to part with some second-tier guys to get someone like Baltimore's Ty Wigginton, a career .270 hitter with power who will be a free agent after this season. Wigginton can play second or third base. Even if Utley and Polanco get healthy sooner than expected, Wigginton, 32, has the kind of bat that would be a real boost for the bench.

The scout said he considers double-A Reading shortstop Freddy Galvis and Lehigh Valley outfielder John Mayberry Jr. second-tier prospects. IronPigs closer Scott Mathieson and current Phillies reliever Mike Zagurski also could fit into that category.

Florida third baseman Jorge Cantu is another potential free agent who could be on the trading block, but it might take more than a second-tier prospect to get him.

Scour the rest of the infielders who are potential free agents - the list includes Baltimore's Cesar Izturis, former Phillies third baseman Pedro Feliz (now in Houston), and Colorado's Melvin Mora - and you'll be unimpressed.
That just accentuates the fact that the Phillies could be in serious trouble if Utley and Polanco are out for an extended period of time."

Wow. Normally, local coverage of trades possibilities don't include anything close to knowledge of the market, the team's prospects or the possible players to be had.

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