The MLB Trade Deadline is less than a week away, and the Phillies are expected to be major players. Dave Dombrowski is never one to sit still, after all, so you can bet he’ll do some wheeling and dealing in an effort to upgrade the roster and solidify a playoff berth.
You have to give up talent to get talent, however, which means several players on the roster right now won’t be a week from now. When Dombrowski wants a player, he’s need afraid to offer whatever it takes to seal the deal.
With that in mind, here are three players on the Phillies who won’t survive the trade deadline.
3 Phillies Who Won’t Survive the Trade Deadline
1. Josh Harrison
Philadelphia brought in Harrison during the offseason to be a key utility guy off the bench. Between his track record of solid offense and his ability to play multiple positions, he seemed like a quality addition.
Instead, Harrison’s bat has cratered this year. The 36-year-old journeyman suddenly looks his age, slashing a paltry .210/.264/.300 — well below his career line of .270/.316/.396.
The Phillies can’t keep waiting for his bat to revive itself, especially when they’re in the thick of a playoff race. At the very least, they should be giving his at-bats to a younger player with more upside.
There may be interest for the two-time All-Star on the trade market if a team is looking to add a veteran bench presence. Even if there isn’t, though, the time has come to move on.