Earlier today, we learned that the Phillies are likely to decide between buying and selling based on their current ten game homestand. General Manager Ruben Amaro says that he has had a lot of interesting discussion on his players with other clubs but whether any of them actually get moved remains to be seen. Here's more on the Phillies and other Eastern items..
- Tim Britton of the Providence Journal writes that what the Red Sox do at the deadline will impact their roster on December 12th. Boston has a number of players they need to protect from the Rule 5 Draft this winter, and that will explain who’s available and who’s not in July.
- If Clay Buchholz is healthy, it will be tough for the Red Sox to go out and acquire a starter, tweets Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. If another hurler is added to the starting five, it's not clear who would get bumped from the group.
- Within today's column from Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Amaro went on to say that no one is truly off the table, but there are players he'd definitely like to hang on to in particular. “Some guys are a lot less touchable than others,” he said. “But we’ll keep our eyes open, our ears open.” Amaro has been open about his desire to keep Cliff Lee and hang on to fan favorite Chase Utley. Last night, Amaro said it would be "really tough" for him to part with the second baseman.