Phillies Trade Chips: Jeanmar Gomez

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May 18, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jeanmar Gomez (46) pitches during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jeanmar Gomez (46) pitches during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 19, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Strickland (60) throws during a workout at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 19, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Strickland (60) throws during a workout at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

GOMEZ TO THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Another team that does not necessarily have an absolute need for a right-handed setup man, but yet another that is said to have been scouting Gomez of late.

The Giants use right-hander Santiago Casilla as their closer, and have a group of righties who have been reliable in Hunter Strickland, Sergio Romo, Derek Law, and George Kontos.

But if the Giants, as rumored, feel that Gomez would be an upgrade on those pitchers as a primary setup man and spot-closer, then a deal could be struck to send him out to the NL West leaders.

Think along the lines of 23-year old  Austin Slater out of Stanford. Slater would add depth to the Phils system in a similar way to Moroff, becoming a contender for a future Phillies utility role. He has played 2nd base, and is now also being used in left field.

Next: GOMEZ DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

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