As baseball continues to hurl itself headlong into the feeding frenzy that is the July 31st trade deadline, rumors continue to pop up faster than anyone knows what to do with them.
With about two weeks left until the deadline, it is my intention to address some of the Philadelphia Phillies rumors one by one and examine them a little more closely. Do they make sense for both teams? Do the salaries work? What will it cost to acquire the player?
Today, we will start with the on and off again rumors of Michael Cuddyer. He has been long rumored to be a target of the Phillies front office. For a while he seemed like the perfect trade candidate as the Twins were out of contention and he is due to hit free agency in the offseason. A recent surge by the Twins has put that into question, but the deal is worth exploring anyway.