Phillies trade rumors: Latest rumblings leading up to the trade deadline

TORONTO, ON - JULY 21: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 21: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 24: Carlos Santana #41 of the Philadelphia Phillies talks to General Manager Matt Klentak prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park on April 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Here are the names to watch for in Phillies trade rumors as they approach the July 31 trade deadline

Despite competing for a National League East crown the Phillies are in desperate need of help going into the final two months of the season, drawing all the Phillies trade rumors you could imagine.

Their bench needs an overhaul, they could use a veteran set-up arm, and another starting pitcher could be the difference in a game three scenario come playoff time.

We’ve compiled a list of names connected to Philadelphia and whether they do or don’t fit into the club’s short and long-term plans. Some players may be too pricey for the Phillies to add, so we make that note as well.

Here are players who have been connected to the Phillies throughout the trade season and where they stand.

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