MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies Interested In Marlins' Leo Núñez

Like a few other top contenders, the Philadelphia Phillies seem pretty well stacked, with one exception: their bullpen. And according to Jerry Crasnick, the Phillies are interested in Florida Marlins closer Leo Núñez, who's not a brilliant pitcher but currently ranks third in the National League with 27 saves ...

Phillies have talked to Marlins about Leo Nunez. Florida is looking for young starting pitching in return. Phils have a lot of that.

Everybody has a lot of young starting pitching, somewhere. It's a question of quality and I'm not seeing a lot of high-quality young starting pitching, unless you count Vance Worley (who the Phillies seem exceptionally unlikely to trade, considering his surprising success; he's got the best ERA in the rotation!).

Then again, if the Phillies are willing to trade two of their best young arms -- no matter how far from the majors they might be -- for Núñez, that's a deal the Marlins certainly have to consider.

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