Jul 10, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley (26) signs autographs prior to playing the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. The Nationals defeated the Phillies 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Utley on being a Phillie past trade deadline "We'll see"


Today has been a busy day for Phillies trade rumors. This morning CBS’s Danny Knobler told me he doesn’t see the Phillies becoming full on sellers, but that they may look to move a guy like Michael Young. Jayson Stark of ESPN believes that Amaro won’t do much selling, but will try to improve the team for 2014, potentially going after relievers like Luke Gregerson. 

Throughout the past two days we have gone back and fourth on Section 215 on whether the Phillies should look to move Chase Utley at the trade deadline. I made my case yesterday, for why the Phillies should move Chase Utley. One of our lead writers at Section 215, Mike Lacy, responded today with his reasoning for why the Phillies shouldn’t trade Chase Utley.

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After a busy morning of national sports reporters discussing the Phillies trade deadline approach, Fox’s Jon Morosi may have given us the biggest news of the day with his recent tweets.

 

I think the we’ll see response from Utley means that he at the very least knows that being traded is a possibility, and he will be open to being traded if the right situation presents itself.

Morosi is in Detroit for the Phillies weekend series with the Tigers, and also got Michael Young’s thoughts on potentially being moved at the deadline.

 

 

Michael Young is a free-agent at the end of the season, with about zero shot of being re-signed, so for the Phillies not to trade him would be puzzling. Then again, we are dealing with Ruben Amaro, who isn’t exactly a conventional general manager.

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