3 Phillies players who should be gone by the All-Star break
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It’s hard to see the Phillies parting ways with Corey Knebel and Jeurys Familia, but they certainly can trade one of them.
Familia has a 4.30 ERA over 26 games this season, on pace for his worst marks since 2019. While 19 of his 26 appearances have been scoreless, the Phillies are 12-14 in his games, and he owns two of their blown saves. They’re 3-4 in games in which he allows any runs, and when you look at the NL Wild Card race, those losses are a clear difference-maker.
The Phillies signed Familia to a one-year deal for $6M. They should flip him to another team and call up someone like Mark Appel, who’s been excellent in Triple-A this season.