Matthew Boyd is a risk the Philadelphia Phillies should be willing to take.

With the countdown to the 2019 MLB trade deadline less than three weeks away, all eyes are on Phillies general manager Matt Klentak and the pursuit of pitching help.

Dots have connected the Phillies to Boyd for months, and speculation should only grow stronger in the lead up to July 31.

Here’s why—despite late-bloomer status, only one great season and what’s sure to be a high price tag attached—Boyd is worth a big-time bid by Klentak and the Phillies front office.