Friday, July 15, 2011

The rest of 2011 season for Phillies starts tonight

Phillies start off in New York this weekend

The vacation is over, the All-Star Game is history and tonight starts the rest of the season for the Phillies in New York. Now there is only 2 weeks remaining for the trade deadline that could mean some moves by certain players on teams that don’t have a chance to make it to the postseason.

Teams that are in contention for the playoffs and feel that they need someone additional will be shopping and some teams will be dealing players in this time period. One such move already occurred just after the All-Star Game when the New York Mets sent Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers in the first major move in the time that they call the ‘Hot Stove.’ Who is moving where, and when?

One of the sites on the web to hear about this news is MLB Traderumors – this site has a run down of all the whispers and deals that they can gather. They report that a guy named Brett Myers may become available from the Houston Astros and you never know who might be interested in a veteran like Myers.

There have been no rumors or information that the Phillies are looking to either deal someone or acquire someone yet. That is subject to change though as the clock starts ticking towards the end of the month and depends on what happens with the team in the next two weeks.

The Phillies bring their 57-34 record into tonight’s game, the Phils are still owners of the best record in baseball. The NL Central is an interesting division, the Cardinals are on top by a half game, followed by the Brewers and Pirates. Who would have thought the Pirates would be 1.0 GB at the All-Star Break?

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