Makes you wonder what might have been if Elias & Co had been around for the Cavalry 1 and 2. Arrieta might have been a Cy Young Award winner for Baltimore. But it's not a fruitful exercise to go too far down that road.
The third through sixth spots in the Phillies' batting order look like they can be very troublesome.
J. T. Realmuto has been on a tear recently. Didi Gregorius has always hit well against the Orioles. So has Jean Segura (though he hasn't been hitting too well against anybody else this year). And there are reasons why the Phillies gave Bryce Harper all that money.
If Cobb can work his way around those guys, it could be a good night for him.
I definitely agree that we need to temper expectations. I don't think we have such a player whom another team would mortgage their future for, but I would be happy obtaining some solid bullpen arms, or take a chance on some players with upside. Anything to give us a better chance to compete in the future. We may be playing better than expected, and maybe we have shot at the playoffs, but I see no reason to make a run at the playoffs if we have a chance to improve the club in the long run.