Report: Phils Interested In Mark Kotsay – Phillies Nation

Report: Phils Interested In Mark Kotsay

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Phillies are interested in Braves outfielder Mark Kotsay. Hitting .289 with six home runs and 37 RBI, he would likely net a mid-level prospect, according to Rosenthal.

The Phils and Red Sox are reportedly showing the most interest, with the Phils looking for a bat after Geoff Jenkins went to the DL. (By the way, this is Kotsay’s wife.)

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  1. Buffalophilsfan

    August 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I say sign Kotsay and have his wife tend bar at McFaddan’s patio!!

  2. Groty

    August 26, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Can we trade Anna Benson for her?

  3. Groty

    August 26, 2008 at 12:39 pm

  4. KM

    August 26, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I like Mark Kotsay, but I would rather trade a mid-level prospect for his wife.

  5. Geoff

    August 26, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    mid-level prospect, as in someone who is like 27 or 28 and is languishing in AA or AAA…maybe the braves want TJ bohn back?

  6. bull

    August 26, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Why not take a look at getting Millar, he has been around winning teams and can help with the attitude give Howard a day off or 2 down the stretch and be a nice RH bat late in the game to bring off the bench

    Kevin Millar – Millar has been OK this year; he may reach 20 home runs. He is owed about $710K from here on out.

  7. Geoff

    August 26, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    millar was key to the red sox winning their first WS in terms of being a solid role player and a leadership force. i feel hed help their focus while lightening the mood a bit, and teach them to be both jovial and serious at the same time.

  8. philsphan

    August 26, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I would like to see the Phillies get Kotsay or Millar. Either one could help out this offense/bench.

  9. philsphan

    August 26, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    We should send Tracy back to AAA and DFA Taguchi and go get both Millar and Kotsay! I doubt that would happen though.

  10. Chris C.

    August 26, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    If there is one thing better than winning baseball games, its having beautiful women around. Getting Kotsay would absolutly help both of those causes.

    A midlevel prospect for any halfway decent piece to the puzzle is worth it at this point.

  11. Matt Kwasiborski

    August 26, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Kotsay is huge upgrade over Taguchi and has played on many playoff teams. Millar is limited to 1B defensively, so I would go with Kotsay and designate Taguchi. Does anyone know what the Braves would want for him?

  12. OZ

    August 26, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    can someone kindly explain how transactions such as this one can occur, post-trade deadline??

    thx in advance.

  13. Tim Malcolm

    August 26, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    A team can place any player on waivers. Once on waivers, the player can be claimed by a team in his league. If multiple teams put in a claim, the team with the worst record wins. If no team in his league claims him, teams in the other league can claim. Same rule applies.

    Once claimed, the two teams negotiate a deal for the player. If a deal is deined, the player goes off waivers. If no action is made, the player can go to the other team for a fee.

  14. J-Man

    August 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    He’d be a great pick up for the Phils because we need another bat because Jenkins has been nothing but a disapointment this year…I don’t see us beating out the Red Sox though because they have more prospects to offer than the Phils do.

  15. Tomato

    August 26, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    the phillies would get the opportunity to claim kotsay before the red sox because they are in the same league as the braves

  16. NJ

    August 26, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Tavares is on waivers… I like the idea of Kotsay but that’s a 4th outfielder worth giving up a couple of fringe prospects for.

  17. that guy

    August 26, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Kris Benson has been awesome this year. It turns out he was the fifth starter we needed all along

  18. bluethree

    August 27, 2008 at 2:00 am

    # Tomato Says:
    August 26th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    the phillies would get the opportunity to claim kotsay before the red sox because they are in the same league as the braves

    It doesn’t matter. Kotsay cleared waivers so he can be traded to anybody.

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