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Phillies Trade... (Drum Roll)


No one.

That's right, the 4:00 trade deadline came and went and the Phillies did not make a single trade.  Zero.  Zilch.  Zip.

In the days leading up to the trade deadline we heard:

On MLB Network television Todd Zolecki called a fake report of Marlon Byrd heading to the Yankees the "most exciting" part of the day for the Phillies' beat writers.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirms:

Trades could happen in August after players clear waivers, but the later into the season we go, the more teams are out of the race.  The more teams out of the race, the lower the demand.  The Phillies likely will remain a mediocre team with no way to get better.



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