Yesterday, it was reported that Chase Utley – who has full 10 and 5 rights – would only approve a trade if he thinks he’s not going to ride the bench. Now, some offers have been made.
According to a report out of San Francisco, the Giants made an offer and are just waiting to hear back from the Phils. But they may not be the only ones. According to Todd Zolecki, “several teams have made offers for Utley, although no deal is imminent,” and the Angels, Cubs, Astros, and Yankees are in the mix. But with Utley’s no-trade rights, “if he prefers a particular team, he can steer the Phillies toward that team. If he does not like what he sees or hears, he can say no.”
I guess I’m going to actually have to watch that career best-of video now. Someone want to put it to this music?