San Francisco Giants: Building a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies

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MILWAUKEE, WI – SEPTEMBER 09: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Miller Park on September 9, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

With a sell-off coming for the San Francisco Giants this summer, Marc Delucchi will go team-by-team for a look at how each contender fits as a potential trade partner. Next up, the Philadelphia Phillies.

As the San Francisco Giants move into the month of June, the team is entrenched in last place in the NL West standings and nine games under .500.

The July 31st trade deadline may still seem like it’s a long ways off, but with new rules in place that have eliminated August waiver trades, teams like the Giants may be worried about waiting too long and missing their chance to sell.

Furthermore, Jayson Stark of The Athletic reported in an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic: “I’m hearing that Madison Bumgarner could be traded as early as mid-June.”

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies have not been as dominant as hoped out of the gates after a busy offseason, but they still hold the second-best record in the National League.

Despite their record, the team has numerous holes, and Stark mentioned that they are expected to be at the lead of the Bumgarner trade talks.

Unlike the previous teams that we examined in the sell-off series—the Yankees, Dodgers, Twins, and Astros—the Phillies have one of the weaker farm systems in baseball.

However, with the big league club in win-now mode, they are expected to be aggressive with the trade chips they do have this summer.

The Giants have a number of players that could intrigue the Phillies and ahead we’ve put together a few hypothetical deals that make sense for both sides.

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