Kyle Schwarber is in the National League MVP conversation, full stop.
For those who think that his batting average has anything to do with the reasons why he might not be in the talk, I politely ask you to hush. Anyone watching this team right now know the impact he has on them, plus, he’s performing so well at all the other good parts of being a hitter he absolutely should be talked about as being among the best.
On to the links.
- Jean Segura talked about his timeline for returning, hoping to join Bryce Harper for the stretch drive.
- With Harper and Segura out, the trade deadline talks are about to get a lot more intense as the Phillies push ($).
- Some other notes here, including some things about the scout who signed Darick Hall and some updates on prospects ($).
- Two potential trade chips as starting pitchers are both dealing with shoulder injuries, one headed to the injured list.
- The Futures Game is a big deal for prospect hounds and the first few names have started to trickle out.
- What is the trade deadline status of each team as we move past July 4 ($)?