For the first time in seven years, the Phillies are buying today at 4pm. MLB Trade Deadline and they have their eyes on a former National League MVP.
By MLB.coms Jon Paul Morosi, the Phillies are one of three teams that have "different interests" in taking over right-wing extremist Andrew McCutchen from the Giants
Well, before we move on, it should be noted that McCutchen is not the player he was when he won the NL MVP in 2013 and played five pure All-Star teams with the Pirates from 2011 to 2015, but it does not. I mean, he would not help the Phillies.
The Phillies are in the market for outfield and bank help and while Nick Williams' move has changed her deadline requirements, McCutchen's manager Gabe Kapler would have a capable campaign option and a
McCutchen at the Giants played the right field, but still can insist as a midfielder, where he has spent most of his career. He would be an immediate upgrade as the team's fourth outfielder and could spell Odubel Herrera in the middle and Williams in the right.
Trading for McCutchen would serve a similar purpose as a move for Orioles outfielder Adam Jones or Blue Jays of Curtis Granderson, but there is a big difference between McCutchen and the others.
McCutchen is owed about $ 5 million in the last two months of the season so San Francisco could simply look for salary relief as it is a .500 team and his ace, Johnny Cueto, might need Tommy John surgery
The Phils allegedly had an offer to acquire Jones from Baltimore, but the veteran was unwilling to wave his no-trade rights. McCutchen does not have those rights.
What the Phillies would have to pay to buy McCutchen, one must think that the price of the Giants can not bring much, if they are not willing to take some of the Outfielder's salary. 19659002] And since he was not the same player a couple of years ago, returning to him would probably not hurt the Phils farm system too much.
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