Phillies Trade Rumors Link Team to All-Star Outfielder

Larry Rupp
Trade rumors have linked the Philadelphia Phillies to an All-Star outfielder.
Trade rumors have linked the Philadelphia Phillies to an All-Star outfielder. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

There's no denying that the Philadelphia Phillies need help at the center field position. Mickey Moniak looks overmatched by opposing pitchers and Odubel Herrera cannot find any level of consistency. It's no wonder the team has been linked to All-Star outfielder Bryan Reynolds in recent trade rumors.

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Reynolds is widely praised as one of the best bats on the market considering he is playing on a team-friendly contract ($13.5 million) and won't be a free agent until 2026. That does mean that it would take a blockbuster package to acquire him, though, as the Pittsburgh Pirates continue a rebuild.

It's worth noting that neither Moniak or Herrera own an on-base percentage over .280 on the year. Meanwhile, Reynolds is slashing .257/.337/.463 in what many experts are considering a "down year." That is because he earned his first All-Star game nod in 2021 and finished 11th in NL MVP voting.

The 27-year-old has also overcome a slow start by smacking 15 home runs and racking up 3 triples across 80 games played. His versatility outshines that of any free agent outfielder next offseason. Offloading a few fast-rising prospects to grab a starting outfielder for years to come makes sense.

Keep an eye on Philadelphia throughout the month of July. Reynolds joins names like Andrew Benintendi, Ian Happ and Ramon Laureano on a growing inventory of outfield trade targets. They could also use a back-end starter with both Zach Eflin and Ranger Suarez currently on the injured list.

The Phillies are aiming to end a decade-long playoff drought and have odds set to +4500 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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