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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Jun 22, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Dyson (47) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 22, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Dyson (47) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

GOMEZ TO THE TEXAS RANGERS

Yet another team rumored to be scouting Gomez, the Rangers have righty Sam Dyson in the closer role at present, and he has functioned well in that role. Shawn Tolleson is also still around, though he faltered at times when closing earlier in the years.

Texas also gives righty bullpen innings to Tony Barnette, who has been solid, literal rehab project Matt Bush, who has been really strong, Keone Kela, and veteran Tom Wilhelmsen.

But Gomez would appear to be a nice fit here. He could slip back to his key 7th-8th inning role if the Rangers think that Bush is matured enough to take on the primary setup role. Or Gomez could setup himself, ready to step in for Dyson when needed.

Would the Phillies have interest in overlooking the past PED suspension of Travis Demeritte to make a deal? Would the Rangers, who have other internal options, be willing to deal his offensive upside? Could be a good fit, a nice roll of the dice for Klentak, and a reasonable price for Texas.

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