Sep 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view of the field as the Philadelphia Phillies warm up during batting practice before a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
As often happens when a player’s name circulates in trade discussions, the mystery of which teams are interested is shrouded with uncertainty. However, over the offseason the Phillies were linked to Travis Wood according to multiple sources, including Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. It would make sense for Philly to continue asking about Wood as they flounder towards the bottom of their Division. Their rotation is in shambles with only Cole Hamels (who is engulfed in a world of trade rumors) and the injury-prone Cliff Lee considered to be above-average options. Aaron Harang had a decent bounce-back year in 2014 for the Braves, but he is also roughly 100 years old and no longer on a good team to clean up his mistakes. The fact that he is the Phillies’ third starter shows why they had interest in the 28-year-old Cubs’ commodity in the first place.
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