With a bevy of outfielders on their roster, the Mets may look to free up some space both in their outfield and on their payroll. The Phils have a glaring hole in right field, and a trade with the Mets may be able to fill that hole.
Meanwhile, Granderson also fits as he will be a powerful hitter in the middle of the order, something they desperately need. Even though he has not hit for a great average in years, Granderson still hit 30 home runs and posted a .799 OPS in 2016. Granderson accumulated 2.6 fWAR in 2016 and 5.1 in 2015. He would instantly become one of the best hitters in the Pete Mackanin’s lineup.
Klentak has stressed numerous times about not blocking the players coming up, which would include Quinn and Altherr. Granderson or Bruce could also wind up blocking other outfield prospects like Nick Williams or Dylan Cozens.
As long as the Phillies have uncertainty in the outfield, they will be linked in any rumors regarding outfielders on the trading block or in free agency. They could wind up trading for Bruce or Granderson from the Mets as they both would fit in Philadelphia.