Trade for a hitter? Phillies could instead put their faith in Maikel Franco, Scott Kingery, Nick Williams

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Trade for a hitter? Phillies could instead put their faith in Maikel Franco, Scott Kingery, Nick Williams
Trade for a hitter? Phillies could instead put their faith in Maikel Franco, Scott Kingery, Nick Williams

Here's a crazy idea, the kind that arises on a rainy Saturday night in July without a baseball game to watch: What if, with Manny Machado off in La La Land, the Phillies don't actually trade for a hitter before the end of the month? In Maikel Franco and Scott Kingery and Nick Williams they trust? Quite possibly, yes. “The way I see it,” said manager Gabe Kapler, whose first-place Phillies will play a split-admission doubleheader against the San Diego Padres on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park, “one of the benefits of having a very young group is that that young group is developing all the time — and in theory, getting better. So, Maikel Franco, we've seen over the last couple of weeks, he's been

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