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Hellickson, Kendrick, and Neshek are now gone from Phils, what now?

Jeremy Hellickson would have probably would have liked to be traded to a contender, but the Orioles still may be able to deal him to a contender in a better deal for them

Jeremy Hellickson was a game time scratch last night, a sure telltale sign that he was on the move from the Phillies as an imminent deal was in the cards for him. An unlikely team in the Baltimore Orioles picked him up, they really aren’t in the pennant race the team is currently 6.5 GB in the Wild Card race, but they took Jeremy off of our hands.

What did we get in return for Hellickson (and cash)?  Not a whole lot. We get an outfielder, Hyun Soo Kim, a pitcher, Garrett Clevinger, and some money to sign international talent.

Howie Kendrick (and cash) went to the Nationals, I don’t understand this trade too much. Why would we pay someone’s salary that is doing good for the team and then trade him to a team in the same Division as the Phillies? We get McKenzie Mills, a minor league pitcher.

For Neshek, we got 3 players that featured one minor league player that has promise.

The Klentak era is getting more and more puzzling. We need Howard Eskin in there asking questions on these trades. What is happening to this Phillies team?

Well, the team won last night in a very much needed win again. This was the Phils 36th win on the year, they are now 36-64 still the worst team in baseball. Some teams are trying to catch up with the Phillies though for that crown.

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