With less than 24 hours until Major League Baseball’s trade deadline, there will likely be a slew of deals that transpire. The most notable team of those said to be “sellers” is the Philadelphia Phillies, who are prepared to unload Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence and Joe Blanton, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.
There’s also a strong chance the team trades Juan Pierre and Ty Wiggington by the deadline, says Salisbury, with multiple teams interested in both players.
The Phillies’ wild-card trade candidate is of course Cliff Lee, who has been rumored to be the center of discussions between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers. However, as FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported today, those talks have subsided.
In return for their coveted players, the Phillies are looking for near big-league ready prospects and, in general, are expecting flattering offers across the board.
Assuming that the organization ultimately executes prospect-centered trades for Victorino, Pence, Blanton, Lee, Wiggington and Pierre, here is the type of return they could receive from potential suitors.