ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian joined Harry Mayes and Nick Kayal this morning as the MLB trade deadline approaches at 4 pm today. Kurkjian came on and discussed the current state of the Phillies and what they might do at the deadline.
Among the topics Kurkjian discussed were:
• The Red Sox trade of Jon Lester. Kurkjian says the Red Sox had to move Lester where as the Phillies don’t have to move Hamels
• Marlon Byrd is the most likely Phillie to be traded
• The time frame for the Phillies rebuild
• Ryan Howard not moving any time soon
• The Phillies are loyal to Ruben Amaro Jr.