Phillies Power Ranking: 10 players most likely to be traded this summer
Moving Jeanmar Gomez at this point will be difficult, and won’t result in a return as large as one expected. After leading the league in saves heading towards the All-Star break last season Gomez has fallen off a cliff statistically.
Since allowing just three home runs in his first 46 games last season, the former closer has coughed up seven in his last 43 showings.
Compared to what the Phillies could have gotten for Gomez last year (a solid prospect most likely) the Phillies may be better off hoping they can salvage him.
Last offseason I petitioned for Rupp to be traded over to Cleveland or Texas after Jorge Alfaro’s bat heated up in Reading. Alas, the catcher with Paul Bunyon power remains the everyday starter in Philadelphia.
Had Rupp started this season on a tear the likely hood the Phillies trade him would be exponentially higher. With consistent starts, Rupp has 20 home run power, yet this year he’s started sluggishly.
Depending on how Andrew Knapp and Alfaro perform going into the All-Star break this could be the last we see of Rupp. He’s not a bad backup option for the Phillies going forward, but he’s not the answer long-term with Knapp and Alfaro waiting in the wing.