The MLB Trade Deadline is less than 24 hours away which means that teams like the Philadelphia Phillies are going to be both listening to deals and pitching ones out onto the market to see what comes up and who will be willing to make a deal.
So far, it appears that the Phillies are less than impressed with what has been thrown their way as there aren’t any trade offers that have been submitted that cut it with what Philly is asking for.
According to Ken Rosenthal from FOX Sports, the Phillies have made names like Marlon Byrd, Cole Hamels and Antonio Bastardo available but haven’t received a single offer that even remotely tickles their fancy — which either means the Phillies are overvaluing what they have or they just don’t have pieces that are a attractive as we all thought.
Sources: #Phillies have not received acceptable offer for ANY of their players. Surprised teams not more aggressive. About 17 hours to go.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014
This isn’t all that surprising when you think about it as the Phillies do have attractive pieces but they just have a bad way of going about valuing them. You’d be crazy to think that Byrd, Bastardo and Hamels aren’t pieces teams would want but the Phillies are just asking too much it seems and will either have to settle, pull their pieces off the market or lower their demands for what they’re selling at the deadline.
Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.
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