51 games into the season, the MLB trade deadline is just two months away, so who will the Phillies be targeting come late July?
The MLB trade deadline. That time of year where the Phillies trade away the last remaining pieces of the old dynasty or ship out those veterans they brought on just to send them out to playoff contenders.
At least that is how it has been the last couple years. But times have changed. Now 50 games into the season the Phillies are seven games over .500 and are in the heat of the NL East race. With a roster far from complete, they have buyers written all over them.
So who will the Phillies target? Matt Klentak has built a solid roster and will likely target a big bat and pitching help for the rotation and the bullpen. Here are five players the Phillies could target come July.