MLB Trade Rumors: The Phillies have cast an exceedingly broad net. Their relief situation remains problematic; now, there are indications that David Robertson’s rehab may drag into September, as Nightengale was among those to tweet. Another name to add to the list of Phils possibilities: Alex Colome of the White Sox. Morosi tweets that there’s “continued interest” on the part of the Philadelphia organization.
Love it, want it, need it…..depending on the cost. The Phillies need all the pitching help they can get, from starter to closer. The addition of Jason Vargas will definitely boost the starting 5, he basically walks into the club house as the number 2 starter. Which by the way, shows you just how tough this season as been so far.
Alex Colome would max an immediate impact on this squad. He currently has 21 saves, a SO9 of 7 and his ERA is 2.27. All that said the most impressive stat for me is his WHIP. He is carrying a 0.78 WHIP. For a team that has blown a ton of leads this season, getting a guy on the roster that avoids base runners is a top priority.
Tomorrow should be a fair amount of moves across the league, Phillies have made it clear they want to improve. The only question now is how much. Keep it locked here for all the updates.