The Phillies intense trade deadline review

The Phillies hope to add to their playoff push.

The Phillies hope to add to their playoff push.

Tyler Cosier, Staff Writer

The trade deadline has recently passed in Major League Baseball. The Phillies on August 31,2020 are currently in 3rd place in the NL East. They are behind both the Braves and the Marlins. They are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Being 3 games back of first place may be challenging to do.
Matt Klentak, Phillies general manager, has made a few acquisitions recently. He has acquired relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree in exchange for now former Phillies top pitching prospect Connor Seabold and Nick Pivetta. Seabold,24, was 4-2 with 2.24 ERA with a 2.24 ERA with 4 minor league teams. Workman,32, was 10-1 with a 1.88 ERA with the Boston Red Sox in 2019. Hembree,31, who also pitched for the Red Sox only had a 1-0 record with an ERA of 3.86. Klentak also acquired David Hale from the New York Yankees in exchange for pitching prospect Addison Russ.
Other teams in baseball made some notable trades before the trade deadline as well as the Phillies. Over the weekend, the Padres acquired Trevor Rosenthal from the Kansas City Royals for Edward Olivares. Olivares was the 19th ranked prospect in the Padres farm system. While the Colorado Rockies picked up Mychal Givens from the Baltimore Orioles for Tyler Nevin and Terrin Navra.
The Phillies trade for David Hale could be very beneficial. Hale, 32, could give the Phillies some extra bullpen experience. Brandon Workman could be beneficial
by giving good solid innings with a lower ERA. Heath Hembree could be beneficial by getting and giving solid experienced innings out of the bullpen.
The Padres acquiring Trevor Rosenthal means some good innings when needed. The Royals getting Edward Olivares means that they can develop a young outfielder into a possible elite one. The Rockies acquiring Mychal Givens means that they get an elite bullpen arm. The Orioles picking up Tyler Nevin and Terrin Navra means they can develop two top ranked prospects in the middle infield.