Rays Rumors

David DeJesus Trade Rumors: Who Are His Suitors?

By Robbie Knopf
4 of 10

Aug 6, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder David DeJesus (9) is unable to make a catch on a deep fly ball during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

6. Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies recently traded away 37-year-old outfielder Marlon Byrd, and it would be quite amusing if they “got younger” by replacing him with the 35-year-old DeJesus. Of course, that makes little sense. However, are the Phillies really going to go with a deteriorated Grady Sizemore as their starting right fielder?

The fact that the Phillies aren’t contending probably means that the answer to that question is “yes, at least until a prospect is ready.” However, Sizemore (and the inconsistent Domonic Brown), make David DeJesus’ name worth mentioning before we quickly whisk it away.