Philadelphia Phillies: Will the Rich Get Richer at the Trade Deadline?
The Philadelphia Phillies are looking for an upgrade in the form of a right-handed bat.
With a stout pitching staff, the addition of a bat may be what the Phillies need to make them the clear World Series favorite.
Here are some of the rumors concerning the Phillies and trade talks around the league.
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Indications are that Domonic Brown would be included in a deal for Pence, according to Salisbury.
The Phillies reportedly offered Jarred Cosart, Jonathan Singleton and a second-tier pitching prospect for Pence. A deal was almost finalized, but the Astros reportedly backed off.
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True, it would probably take less in the way of prospects to acquire Upton.
However, the cost of spending those prospects for a player with a questionable work ethic and attitude in the middle of a pennant race is a move to be made with caution.
If the Phillies acquire Upton, they will be bringing a player with a lot of talent. It will remain to be seen if he can tap into it when the time comes.
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The Phillies are one of a number of teams that have scouted Quentin this week.
There were rumors in the offseason about the Phillies interest in Quentin, but the White Sox were not shopping him at the time.