MLB Trade Talk: 15 Deals the Philadelphia Phillies Should Avoid

July 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Fan News

Despite having the best record in the majors and a respectable division lead in the NL East, the Philadelphia Phillies are in no means a perfect team.

Sure, they have Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels bolstering down the MLB‘s best rotation, but Philadelphia has encountered some major issues that could plague them later in the year.

Chase Utley has had a relatively slow start in the power department, Roy Oswalt is battling a back issue that could potentially end his career, and an array of mystery men have culminated into the Phillies suspect bullpen.

Moving forward into the second half of the season, manager Charlie Manuel could push for a trade, either to help his squad offensively or contribute to securing their late-inning opportunities.

With that said, it’s become evident that some of the more well-known names are surfacing throughout trade talks and trade speculations, but how good are these select players?

Here are the top-15 trades the Philadelphia Phillies should avoid this July.

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Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies