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MLB Trade Rumors: 4 Farm System Depth Positions the Phillies Can Deal for Help
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With all of the trades the Philadelphia Phillies have pulled off in recent years, it’s easy to picture their farm system looking a lot like Frank McCourt’s bank account right about now.

Players such as Kyle Drabek, Travis d’Arnaud, Michael Taylor, Anthony Gose, and Carlos Carrasco have all be sent out in deals to acquire Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cliff Lee.   

However, between the trade that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle in 2009, to recent drafts that have produced a future set of “Baby Aces,” the Phils have been able to restock their farm system for the future.

The Phillies current success puts them in a great position for this season.  But with teams such as the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves controlling the likes of Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, and Julio Teheran, the Phils must make sure they can maintain dominance in the NL East.

Unless their current lineup suffers a dramatic drop off, certain positions for the Phillies may not see openings for years, turning these prospects into movable assets.

Players such as Jarred Cosart, Brody Colvin, Jonathan Singleton and Trevor May have the potential to reach the big leagues within the next few seasons.

Or allow the Phils make the big name trade that fans have grown to enjoy.

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