July 23, 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies’ interest in acquiring an outfielder is well-documented. Dave Dombrowski is keen to strengthen the team, and with their outfield being a weak spot, they are expected to address this issue.

Johan Rojas, who struggled earlier and was sent down, was called back up due to team injuries. In July, his performance has been poor, with a .174/.174/.174 slash line and no home runs.

The Phillies have a problem in center field, and if it isn’t resolved, it could hinder their chances of winning the World Series. Rojas has consistently failed to make a significant impact offensively in the big leagues.

There are several options at the trade deadline, including Luis Robert Jr., Jazz Chisholm, and Cody Bellinger. The Phillies have the prospects to acquire these players, but it’s uncertain if the front office is willing to part with their top farm system players.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. reinstated off injured list for Marlins

It would be in the Phillies’ best interest to secure a clear upgrade, especially considering the ages of Robert and Chisholm. Former MLB general manager Jim Bowden believes the Phillies will acquire one of these three players, stating they are “their top priority” on his “MLB Network Radio Show.”

Bowden said, “It’s very clear that [general manager] Sam Fuld and [president of baseball operations] Dave Dombrowski are trying to fix center field. They feel they have enough starting pitching and bullpen, and their lineup is good. But they really want to address center field.”

Luis Robert of the White Sox, Jazz Chisholm of the Miami Marlins, and Cody Bellinger of the Cubs are their top targets. Any of these three would be a significant upgrade. Robert, when healthy, is among the best in baseball. Chisholm has also shown talent despite injuries. Bellinger, with his postseason experience and past success, could be a valuable addition.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *