4 Phillies outfield trade candidates from clubs already falling out of contention

The Phillies are shopping for outfielders. Here are four possibilities.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena / Megan Briggs/GettyImages
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Tommy Pham, CHW

Tommy Pham is one outfielder that comes to mind. No matter his age, the 36-year-old takes care of his body and still can play at a high level. Since he debuted for the Chicago White Sox on April 26, he has a .280/.331/.402 line with three home runs and three stolen bases in 33 games. Despite landing on the IL recently with an ankle injury, he's working his way back.

Pham is the sort of player fans of a ball club don't like to play against but like having on the team they support. While his emotions may make him come off as a villain to opposing fans, Philly fans don't mind that.

Bryce Harper has played that role since his debut in the majors in 2012. Philly fans couldn't stand him with the Washington Nationals. Now he is beloved since he has worn a Phillies uniform. While Pham may have only a brief tenure with Philadelphia for the remainder of this season, he would provide the same kind of reception from the fan base based on his no-nonsense attitude and hard work ethic.

He wouldn't cost the Phillies much in a trade. The potential reward Pham could give them in the second half of 2024 and the postseason certainly outweighs the risk in acquiring him. The former New York Met sparked the Arizona Diamondbacks' Cinderella run to the 2023 World Series. He should be on Philadelphia's radar leading up to the deadline.