Phillies Rumors: Ranking Trade Pieces Before Winter Meetings

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Jun 8, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp (29) checks on starting pitcher Vince Velasquez (28) after his second pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 8, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp (29) checks on starting pitcher Vince Velasquez (28) after his second pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

If the offer is right, the Phillies shouldn’t hesitate dealing the breakout catcher.

There are many reasons the Phillies should trade Cameron Rupp. He had a breakout campaign, has power and a rocket arm, and more importantly carries club control – but he also has two elite prospects chasing down his job.

Andrew Knapp and Jorge Alfaro both present a better long-term option behind the plate, and both are now on the 40-man roster as well. Meaning they’re only one call away.

With talks of a potential return from veteran catcher A.J Ellis, Rupp could soon be on the outs. He doesn’t have the most value amongst big league catchers, but if the offer is right I see no reason for the Phils not to deal Rupp.

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