Velez will take what they can get from Noah Sendergaard with the Big Three left

Ten days ago, after what turned out to be his last start with the Los Angeles Angels, Noah Syndergaard told reporters that he’s learning to play without the top-of-the-line speed of his once-signature ’90s. But he also thinks the blazing fastball will return as Tommy John’s surgery approaches in the rearview mirror.

Can. but the Phyllis Don’t really care.

In trading for Syndergaard Minutes before Tuesday’s 6 p.m. deadline, Velez took a chance to add a veteran player on an expired contract to replace injured Zach Evelyn in the rotation. That’s it. If Syndergaard has higher octane in the tank, that’s great. If not, they think its unleaded gas is still a short-range upgrade on the Inland Depth.

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“We acquired him with the idea that he is now,” said Dave Dombrowski, president of baseball operations. “We have for a couple of months this year. It’s a situation where we look at him being this guy who has a real good weight and has good control at this point and being more of a bowler than he was when he was shooting at 100mph, being able to blast that ball before People. We didn’t earn it with that in mind.”

So, although it qualifies as a big deal that Synergaard will debut at Phillies Thursday night – or is it Thursday? – The most significant development in Deadline was that they traded on behalf of him, leaseholder David Robertson, and even young midfielder Brandon Marsh without giving up their three untouchable prospects.

And that brings us to something Dombrowski said last week, a comment that didn’t get as much attention as it should have because it was made eight days before the trade deadline. Andrew Pinter, Mick Appel and Griff McGarry weren’t just out of the business talks. The Velez seem to believe that any or all of the Big Three could reach the big leagues as soon as possible next season.

“The thing I found about talented beginner shooters — and you can check back from where I was — sometimes get to the majors very quickly,” Dombrowski said. “I’m not saying this year. But some of the people who might be vying for places next year are youngsters. I’ve never had a problem promoting 20-year-olds who are so successful and placing them in the big leagues. They are so good that some These guys can promote here.”

In 2009, when Dombrowski managed baseball operations for the Detroit Tigers, Rick Porcello made his league debut at the age of 20 after just one season in A-ball. Six years earlier, Jeremy Bonderman broke into the Tigers’ rotation after one season for A-ball.

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It’s not quite a comparable scenario because the Tigers weren’t yet a contender in the playoff when they pushed Bonderman and Borcello. But it’s also hard to ignore that Abel turns 21 next month and has allowed fewer than three rounds in seven of his last 10 starts at Jersey Shore. The painter, who won’t turn 20 until next April, has 1.47 ERAs and 98 strikes at 61 degrees, including the 1.59 mark in six starts since he was called up to the Jersey Shore in June.

McGarry is still considered the fastest to climb. Selected in the fifth round last year from the University of Virginia, he is 23 and was recently moved to double the reading. In three starts, he has 2.92 ERA and 14 strokes in 12 innings. Control has always been an issue. Eight of Reading’s 50 hitters have walked and have a 13% walk rate overall this season.

“It’s a fun situation,” Dombrowski said. “Once they hit double A, I had no problem jumping [a player from] Double a thousand for the major leagues. I don’t want to think only of the short term and prosperity. But they will be going to spring training with us next year. Some of these guys are really good.”

Dombrowski arrived in Philadelphia with a reputation for strip mining in the farm system for a quick win at the major league level. Like most reputations, it was inaccurate. He doesn’t hold high prospects, like many of his younger peers across the league, but he makes the decisions he must move on based on confident self-discovery and an overall view of the organization.

To intelligence: catching a possibility Logan Ohbee has been banned with Velez by JT Realmuto. The idea then was to use O’Hoppe as a pivot in a deal for a starting bowler with several years of control. But the other teams had deeper cultivation systems and were willing to give up more of them. Twins, for example, handled three of the top 10 odds with Cincinnati versus right-hander Tyler Mahley.

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The Velez pivoted toward cashing in O’Hoppe’s young quarterback, targeting Angels Brandon Marsh, Arizona’s Alec Thomas, Houston’s Jose Seri, among others. They ended up with Marsh, an elite defensive player with total hits but a swing that they think coach Kevin Long’s hit could help fix.

Then, by raising the remaining money in his Syndergaard contract, approximately $7.8 million, Velez trimmed back the return to former first player Mickey Monac and singles defense player Jadel Sanchez.

“I have not seen [Syndergaard] “He did a show recently, but he’s still a guy, you see the name, and it’s been a hit,” said Kyle Schwarber. “And he knows how to play in this division. This division is not easy.”

For two months, the Phillies will take what they can get from the veteran bowler they got. For years, perhaps as early as next year, they had been expecting a lot more than the three young ones they kept.

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