Tuesday, May 20, 2008
With Jayson Werth doing well in center field, the Phillies have the option to shop Shane Victorino for pitching help. Victorino is a career .270 hitter with 21 homeruns since entering the league in 2003. He drew a lot of trade interest last season and would probably draw a significant amount around this time too. If Victorino was put on the market with a prospect or two, it is possible they could land someone like Chris Young, that is, if the Padres go through with their fire sale. Phillies top prospect Carlos Carrasco is doing fairly well in Double-A right now, but the Phillies won't push him to the big leagues. Other than him, they do not have any standout pitching prospects that could try out for a big league spot.
With two question marks in the rotation, it would make sense for the Phillies to trade Victorino and a pair of mid level prospects for a Grade B type pitcher.