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Phillies Linked In Potential Trade For Cubs Ace

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Philadelphia Phillies need starting pitching help. They also need to start hitting and playing better overall.

Phillies have no fifth starting pitcher, so it’s likely that they a starter at the MLB trade deadline.

Inside the Cubs has linked Marcus Stroman to the Phillies as a likely landing spot.

Stroman has a 2.59 ERA with a miniscule 0.986 WHIP through 73.0 innings pitched. Additionally, out his 12 starts this season, 10 have been quality starts, one of which was a one-hit, complete game shutout.

If the Phillies acquired Stroman, they would adding a ace-level pitcher. Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler haven’t performed at the same level as last year.

As a rental, Stroman won’t cost the Phillies a lot, but they will need to deal at least a top prospect to make the trade happen.

Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman. Photo courtsey of ERIN HOOLEY | AP

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