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Morning Mound Visit: Phillies trade for José Alvarado needs to work out

Phillies bullpen help needs to start helping; Adam Engel and White Sox avoid arbitration; Cleveland should tear it down and other hot takes

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John Stolnis | The Good Phight: The Phillies made yet another trade for bullpen help acquiring José Alvarado in a three-team trade with the Dodgers and Rays. The Phillies have been desperate for relief help in recent years, but none of their moves have seemed to work out. With a new president of baseball operations, that needs to change.

Brett Ballatini | South Side Sox: The White Sox avoided arbitration with Adam Engel on Wednesday, signing the outfielder to a one-year $1,375,000 deal for 2021. Engel returns to an outfield of Eloy Jiménez, Luis Robert, and Adam Eaton though Jiménez could get most of his starts at designated hitter.

Matt Lyons | Let’s Go Cleveland Baseball Team: Cleveland is in a bit of a pickle. They have a talented core and they play in a relatively weak division, but to get them over the hump, they would have to spend some amount of money. Some argue that it’s better to tear it all down now, and that’s not even the hottest take Baseball Team fans have to offer.