Dave Dombrowski joined Jon Heyman’s ‘The Show’ podcast, discussed Phillies first half, plus plan of attack ahead of the MLB Trade Deadline
Dave Dombrowski joined New York Post writer Jon Heyman’s podcast “The Show” to talk about the upcoming MLB Trade Deadline.
Here’s a quick rundown of all the key takeaways and questions asked from Heyman during the episode (via New York Post). A link to the full episode is also below. Definitely worth a listen.
In short, the Phillies will be making moves at the trade deadline. So that’s great. Obviously.
Dave Dombrowski Interview: Phillies President of Baseball Operations
TRADE DEADLINE: What will they try and add at the deadline?
BRYCE HARPER: Chance you will see him playing first base soon.
INJURIES: When will Andrew Painter and Noah Song be back?
AARON NOLA: Will he get a big contract extension?
2022 RUN: Discussing the run to the World Series last year and what it meant for this season.
Dave Dombrowski on the Current State of the Phillies
“We’re in it, we’ve played well, our stars haven’t performed as we expected, our role players have been performing, we think Bryce can play first base, it will allow us to move Schwarber to DH, so we have flexibility to add a left fielder.”
Who will the Phillies target at the deadline?
“We’re always looking for pitching, our 4 starters are performing really well but our top 2 can pitch better, but we can use some starting pitching depth.”
Bryce Harper playing or not playing first will impact deadline
“If Bryce can or cannot play first base that may affect what we do at the trading deadline. A right handed bat would be nice, but we can hit left handed pitching. For us it’s a matter of what makes us better, we’ve talked to clubs, so we’ll see what happens.”
Andrew Painter in 2023? Unlikely
“Painter did get a set back, he has just begun throwing again, we’re hopeful he’ll be ok, we’re not in a position to count on him as depth this year.”
Aaron Nola contract extension talks
“We love Nola. We’d love to keep him in the organization. We will rengage with him for a contract extension in the offseason, so we’ll see what happens.”