Why the Phillies should not be passive at the trade deadline

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CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 28: Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies plays shortstop in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 28: Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies plays shortstop in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 17: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets and the National League pitches in the third inning against the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Potential Future

In the words of Forrest Gump, sort of, “Prospects are like a box of chocolate, you never know what your going to get.” Are we really expecting JoJo Romero to have a career 2.78 ERA? Is Adonis Medina going to be a top five pitcher in baseball? Are we going to bet on the potential of Cole Irvin over the stability and proven greatness of Degrom? I personally believe that Matt Klentak should call up Sandy Alderson and put together a package deal (following the same three rules as before) that will bring Degrom to the city of brotherly love.

Imagine this 2019 or 2020 rotation:
1: Aaron Nola
2: Jacob DeGrom
3: Sixto Sanchez
4: Jake Arrieta
5: Zach Eflin (Or another added pitcher)

Next. Recent struggles by Zach Eflin cause for concern. dark

Match that dominant rotation up with an offensive containing prime Odubel Herrera and Rhys Hoskins, an emerging Scott Kingery, and hopefully Manny Machado or Bryce Harper. If that doesn’t sound like a World Series team then I do not know what does. So Matt, make it happen.

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