“Hard for us to make the judgment now that we’re one trade away from the World Series,” MacPhail told reporters last week, via MLB.com. “We don’t believe that. I don’t believe that. So, as a result, you’re going to have to be more judicious with your playing talent. It doesn’t mean you can’t make a different type of deal, doesn’t mean you can’t make a deal where a component is taking on somebody’s salary.”Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman and Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner are expected to be available while the Indians could consider moving Trevor Bauer. The Phillies, however, may not be willing to meet the asking price for any of those players.“Our ownership has been pretty clear, and they’ve demonstrated by their actions, that salary is not something that is going to be … it has to make some sense, but that’s not going to be something that’s going to hold us back,” MacPhail said. “I think from my standpoint, I’m going to be more judicious. Gabe Kapler says Jake Arrieta ‘at 85 percent’ is Phillies’ best option Todd Frazier: Jake Arrieta went ‘a little overboard’ with dented skull threat “We win seven in a row … I might feel differently. Given our current circumstances, I think I’m going to be a little judicious and careful about what talent’s walking out the door.”The Phillies are interested in Orioles reliever Mychal Givens, according to an earlier report from MASN. The Phillies apparently want to beef up their pitching staff before the July 31 trade deadline.Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak has been “in contact with every team that has pitching available,” MLB insider Jim Bowden reported Tuesday during an appearance on CBS Sports HQ. Phillies All-Star J.T. Realmuto interested in signing extension, report says The Phillies came into the season with high expectations but have been inconsistent so far. They entered play Tuesday with a 48-46 record and have lost four of their last six games.While Philadelphia is tied for the second wild-card spot, president Andy MacPhail said the team might not be willing to trade top prospects for frontline players. Related News
Despite finishing a disappointing eighth at the Easter International Cycling Grand Prix, in Trinidad and Tobago in April, Kingston Criterium Junior champion, 17-year-old Brandon Reid, said the experience was an eye-opening one.He learnt a lot from the experience and has been taking steps to make the necessary improvement and he is now eyeing a podium finish at the Caribbean Junior Championship later this year.’EYE-OPENING'”That experience (Easter Grand Prix) was an eye-opening one. In the first race, my position wasn’t good and I did not place well. But in the second race, I went to the front and led for most of the way, but the guys came back and covered me in the last 150 metres.”So I now know that I have a lot more improvement to make. I need more training and I have been going to the gym and doing some more miles, but I’ll be back again next year and I will do better,” he said.With the local circuit providing little competition for this young rider in his category, his next international test will be the Caribbean Junior Championship where he will again face riders like Easter Grand Prix winner Jabari Whiteman of Trinidad and Tobago, among others. But he believes he is putting in the work and will get his just reward when the time comes.”The Easter Grand Prix is not until next year again, but I will be going to the Caribbean junior Championship in June to represent the country and I expect to get a podium finish because I have been getting more power in the legs to get that quick muscle fibre going. There are some opponents I have to watch, but as long as I put in the work, it will pay off,” he said.