The MLB season is just about to close, and teams will look to make improvements in their rosters so they can reach the playoffs next season. Philadelphia is one team that was terrific all year, but faltered in the playoffs and then lost their top offensive player in Ryan Howard to an injury that could cost him most of the 2012 season.
The latest from Bleacher Report has the Phillies putting together a package and trying to land third baseman David Wright from the NY Mets. Wright has struggled with his numbers since the Mets move to their new stadium, and a move to Philadelphia would definitely increase his offensive production.
Philadelphia is in dire need of a bat for the middle of their lineup as the offense will struggle without Howard. The biggest obstacle is the fact both teams play in the NL East, and the Phillies would probably need to make an incredible offer for the NY Mets to trade a star player like Wright within its own division.
The MLB off-season will be extremely busy as teams not only look to make improvements but also move players around to help with the salary cap. Veterans will head to the bigger name clubs in the league, while the smaller markets try to build through youth. Look for both teams to make a few deals, but one like this would be a blockbuster and good business for both sides.