The Philadelphia Phillies will likely be buyers at the July 31 trade deadline. In the past, they may have been looking for a right-handed bat, but now the priority is pitching, starters and relievers. There are a few pitchers the Phillies scouted.
- They have looked at Brad Penny the most, but it is unsure whether the Red Sox make him available with Daisuke Matsuzaka on the disabled list.
- They scouted Chien-Ming Wang in case the Yankees decide to make him available.
- They have also looked at Jarod Washburn and Jason Marquis.