Maikel Franco’s seven home runs rank third on the team, but the Phillies haven’t gotten great production overall from the third baseman this season, with Franco’s OBP hovering around .300.
They know Rendon well from their National League East rivalry with the Nationals, and he’s hit well historically at Citizens Bank Park, posting an .874 OPS in 51 career games in Philly.
The biggest issue with a Rendon-to-Philly trade? It’s difficult to imagine Washington trading its best player to Philly, where he would once again team up with Harper.
Franco is under club control for two more seasons beyond 2019, so the fact that Rendon will be a free agent might not be a factor.