Phillies: Five MLB Trade Deadline Takeaways

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Talk to any casual Phillies fan and you will more than likely get the same answer about the trade deadline.  They will talk with disappointment in their voice and an obvious sense of confusion would surround them.  One fan texted me at 4:02, “I can’t believe (Matt) Klentak did not trade anyone.  I mean not even Hellickson for a bag of sunflower seeds?!”

And this is why I reserve real conversations for real fans, like you fine people reading this article.  I believe what happened at this deadline was positive.  I had five really strong takeaways from it, which left me very confident in Klentak making decisions for the franchise I spend my money supporting every season.

Next: Takeaway One: Matt Klentak has arrived.