Phillies Grade the Trade: How’d Matt Klentak do at the trade deadline

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: Pat Neshek
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 22: General manager Matt Klentak of the Philadelphia Phillies talks to the media before a game against of the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on May 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Another Phillies trade deadline has come and gone with more young players joining the organization through the minor leagues

After years of buying the biggest and the best players on the market, the tables have turned on the Phillies organization. Once poaching players from the Astros Philadelphia was trying to swing veterans to Houston for young talent.

In his second season as the Phillies general manager Matt Klentak pulled off four trades involving veteran players at the deadline. More moves are expected during the August waiver trade period where nearly every player on the roster will be placed on revocable trade waivers to gauge interest around the league.

For now, let’s focus on how Klentak did in July with the four “marquee” moves that will hopefully benefit the organization down the road.