By: Tye Richmond
It looks like the Philadelphia Phillies are making a playoff push.
The MLB trade deadline was yesterday, and the Phillies ended up making some key moves to help their team. The team ended up trading for starter Noah Syndergaard, defensive-minded outfielder Brandon Marsh and re-acquiring veteran reliever David Robertson.
Thor is heading back east!
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“We were able to add a starting pitcher, a bullpen guy and solidify our ballclub from a defensive player (with) an everyday position player,” said Dombrowski during a Tuesday evening Zoom call. “I think we’re a lot better ballclub.”
According to a Delaware online article it said, “it came down to the Phillies and Blue Jays for Syndergaard right before the Tuesday 6 p.m. deadline, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. The Angels went with the Phils’ offer of former No. 1 overall pick Mickey Moniak and Single-A outfield prospect Jadiel Sánchez for Syndergaard.”
The Phillies are expected to even get their MVP Bryce Harper back in 2-3 weeks after his hand injury. So, the Phillies definitely are in the hunt for the playoffs and could make it for the first time in over 10 years. The Phillies went into Tuesday night with the third and final National League wild-card berth, one game ahead of the Cardinals.