3 A’s players we’d love to see on the Phillies if Oakland has a fire sale

Sep 12, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) reacts after the final out of the top of the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) reacts after the final out of the top of the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 12, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Lou Trivino (62) reacts after the final out of the top of the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Lou Trivino / RP

No offense to Corey Knebel and Kent Emanuel, but it seems unlikely the two of them will be able to singlehandedly (double-handedly?) turn the Phillies bullpen into a functional arm of the team.

Lou Trivino would be an affordable addition, as he’s projected to earn only $2.9M in 2022, a far cry from the $10M Knebel is getting from the Phils.

Dating back to his debut season in 2018, Trivino has a 3.70 ERA over 221 games (231 innings).

Trivino is coming off a very solid 2021 campaign, in which he posted a 3.18 ERA over career-bests of 71 appearances, 44 games finished, and 22 saves.

There is a strong case to be made that Trivino could be the new Phillies closer, with Knebel as his set-up man. Knebel has finished five games total over the last two seasons, and earned three saves. He hasn’t been a full-time player since before his 2019 Tommy John, while Trivino averages 68 appearances per 162 games.

Here’s how batters have fared against Knebel and Trivino over the last two seasons:

Knebel: .214/.295/.379, .674 OPS
Trivino: .211/.305/.313, .618 OPS

Imagine these two as a one-two punch at the end of Phillies games.

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