5 Phillies trade proposals for superstars who could move at the Winter Meetings

Who would the Phillies need to trade to acquire some of the players who may be moved during the Winter Meetings?

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Logan Gilbert, SP, Seattle Mariners

Logan Gilbert has displayed the potential to be a top-two pitcher in a starting rotation during his first three seasons in the Majors with the Seattle Mariners. The 26-year-old only had 36 walks in 32 starts over his 190 2/3 innings pitched in 2023.

His 1.08 WHIP was the lowest of his career. The amount of innings Gilbert threw last year was the most of his time thus far with Seattle. The right-hander had the most strikeouts (189) and the lowest average against (.233) this season in his three years with the Mariners.

The Mariners have pitching depth but need more hitting. Gilbert has four more years remaining club control, so Seattle's asking price will be high. However, considering that the Winter Park, Florida, native could be even better in future years, the cost may very well be worth it. The Phillies would get a starter who would be used in the middle of their rotation but has the ability to put up numbers worthy of being a top-two pitcher.

The Mariners aren't necessarily expected to trade Gilbert this winter, but if they do, they would want some of a club's best prospects in return for the talented young right-hander. As in the case of acquiring Burnes, the Phillies would need to trade much of their top young talent to acquire one of Seattle's starters.

A Phillies trade for Logan Gilbert could look like this:

Phillies receive: RHP Logan Gilbert

Mariners receive: OF Johan Rojas, RHP Orion Kerkering, OF Justin Crawford, RHP Mick Abel

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