As the trade deadline starts to loom, the bench is one area that the Phillies will look to address. It's possible though that part of the solution could be found right on the infield at Lehigh Valley.
Non-roster invitees are often overlooked, but the Phillies could very well wind up with one of them on their regular season roster. There are some interesting veteran players to choose from.
If injuries hurt the Phillies, those very same injuries also threw a monkey wrench into the season for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. Losing key players who wound up in Philly filling holes for the big league club made things tough in Scranton. The end result was a 69-73 record and no invitation to the International League post-season.
September 9, 2004