3 trades the Phillies need to make to save their season

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The Philadelphia Phillies need to do something to get back on track.

The Philadelphia Phillies have, in theory, almost all the ingredients needed to make a deep October run. They have star power supplied by Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto, an ace starter in Aaron Nola and Joe Girardi in the dugout.

Unfortunately, the Phillies haven’t figured out how to put it all together, as they are in last in the NL East at 5-9, aided by a sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles.

Calling up top prospects from the alternate training site just isn’t working. Matt Klentak needs to swing for the fences and make a trade, as their shambolic bullpen and the underperforming lineup have crippled Philadelphia. By adding one of these three players from teams who likely will not contend via trade, the Phillies can make one more push towards the postseason.

The Phillies should trade for one of these three players

Teoscar Hernandez
OF Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto is most well-known for the franchise’s stockpile of tremendous prospects, but Hernandez picked up in a trade with the Houston Astros, has quietly developed into a solid power threat, crushing 48 home runs during 2018 and 2019 before launching five bombs this season. Harper might be a huge positive in right field, but outfield depth is a major problem for the Phillies.

Former top draft pick Adam Haseley has performed well, but he’s injured once again. Andrew McCutchen has struggled out of the gate, while Roman Quinn has disappointed both at the plate and in the field. Hernandez might be in his 20s, but he likely doesn’t factor into Toronto’s long-term plans, meaning Philly might be able to steal him away at a discounted price. With solid defense and a nice power stroke, Hernandez would start immediately in Philadelphia.

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