This July has been one of the strangest months in recent history for the Philadelphia Phillies.
It's involved one of the team's best stretches all season—and also its worst. At the beginning of July, the Phillies went 9-4 leading up to the All-Star break, including a 10-game stretch that saw them go 7-3. However, the Phillies have mustered just two wins since play resumed and have lost eight straight, resulting in their ugly 11-12 record this month.
Heading into the final day of the month, heavier thoughts weigh down the minds of Phillies players, fans and front-office members.
Yes, it's that time of year again: the MLB trade deadline.
By 4 p.m. ET July 31, the team could look relatively similar to how it looked when you woke up that morning—or it could look incredibly different. Players like Michael Young, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon could find themselves packing their bags.
Meantime, until news of trades (or lack thereof) comes through, here's something to take your mind off the deadline. Here are grades for the Phillies in the month of July.