He’s back and we should all be thankful The Phillies’ bench this year has been pretty good. You can make a credible argument that the collective performances of the group has kept the team afloat this year.
The second major trade that Dave Dombrowski pulled off yesterday afternoon — following the blockbuster deal that saw him land Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy — the Philadelphia Phillies found themselves bringing back Freddy Galvis for the second half push.
I’m just a girl, standing in front of a baseball team, asking them to hit the ball. Despite coming off a thrilling walk off win over the Nationals and facing off against the second-worst team in the National League, the Phillies opened up a three-game series in Pittsburgh by getting crushed by the Pirates, 7-0.
As the trade deadline neared, fans hoped for a blockbuster move out of Dave Dombrowski’s Phillies. While no blockbuster came, the Phillies made a few additions to the team that will help fill a few week spots.
With the MLB trade deadline how having officially wrapped up, it’s time to dissect what exactly the Philadelphia Phillies were able to accomplish, starting first with the semi-blockbuster move that Dave Dombrowski orchestrated with the Texas Rangers.
The Phillies spent the week patiently waiting for the right time to pounce. With the trade deadline on the horizon, Dave Dombrowski leapt up and made an aggressive move ready for the 60-game sprint that lies ahead.
Help is on the way Knowing they needed pitching help of any kind and failing to secure some on Tuesday, the Phillies went out and got that help. Spencer Howard is part of the return to Texas, along with what Gelb reported in two other prospects.
Heading into the All-Star break, the Philadelphia Phillies — led by first year president Dave Dombrowski — were communicating to pretty much everyone that they were planning to “buy” at this year’s trade deadline.
It’s deadline day, it’s deadline day! Today is the day that we’ve been waiting for - the day that the Phillies’ front office consummates a deal. They’ve seen how bad the rotation is; they need to make a move.
With 24 hours to go ahead of the MLB Trade Deadline, the Phillies remain without a major addition. Now 50-50, they headed into today’s doubleheader against the Nationals in desperate need for additional arms both in the starting rotation and the bullpen.