The Philadelphia Phillies have bounced back after a rough start to the season, but are still likely sellers at this years trade deadline. The main focus of their trade rumors has been on Cole Hamels, but they have made a couple of their hitters available for trade.
Revere, 27, has been on the trade block since last season. The Angels are among the teams to show interest in him, as I wrote here for Baseball Essential, and Salisbury confirms that report, stating that talks are “real.”
In any trade for Revere, the Phillies would not get much in return. He is average both offensively and defensively and provides little to no power at the plate.
Brown, 27, has been on the trade block for a couple of months. He has yet to appear in a big league game this season and is unlikely to be with the team for the long run. Brown came into the big leagues with a lot of promise, but has not been able to reach his potential, as he hasn’t hit over .275 in his career.
Brown’s last full season with the Phillies came in 2014 and he hit an underwhelming .235 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI. Like Revere, Brown would not be able to bring the Phillies much in return.
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