TRADE DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1, AND PHILLIES WILL SIT THIS ONE OUT

The Phillies have no Cole Hamels (above) to trade this month. Jonathan Papelbon, Chase Utley, Jake Diekman, Ben Revere and Ken Giles are long gone, too. They have been shipped elsewhere in the past 11 months, which should make the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline less gripping than last July, when the organization hoped to make franchise-altering and rebuild-boosting moves.

Expect more modest improvements this summer, if the Phillies make any at all.

Read on:

http://m.phillies.mlb.com/news/article/187111288/phillies-arent-expecting-big-trade-deadline

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