The Phillies took two out of three from the Dodgers and things looked great. Then they went to Cincinnati and dropped three of four. You can’t do that. Their margin for winning is too slim to waste an opportunity against one of the worst teams in the league. Now, on to Boston!
Lots of movement as we approach the non-waiver trade deadline. The Phillies added veteran infielder Asdrubel Cabrera for pitching prospect Franklyn Kilome. Not a bad trade, but it was for a rental. The acquisition of Cabrera alone isn’t enough to turn around a complacent offense. Indeed, they were in the front runner for Manny Machado until the Dodgers’ last minute inclusion of Diaz rightfully priced the Phillies out of the auction. And, they may have just missed on another deal for a veteran player. If true, the Phillies inability to close trades this off season won’t be for a lack of trying.