According to ESPN Insider, the Phillies and A’s are coming close to a deal that would send starter Joe Blanton to Philadelphia. Blanton was discussed in a similar deal last year at the deadline.
Meanwhile, there have been conflicting reports as to whether the Phillies are still looking to land Blue Jays’ pitcher A.J. Burnett. TSN believes the Phillies are still interested.
MLB Trade Rumors posted an excel spreadsheet of every trade Pat Gillick has made throughout his career. Looking at his trades as General manager of the Phillies is a fun and sometimes painful walk down memory lane.