One thing I keep hearing is that the Phillies must trade for certain needs- maybe that need is a reliever, maybe it's a third baseman, maybe it's an outfielder- you get the idea. I'm going to take a totally different view here. I think the Phillies have two main goals here:
- Make damn sure they do not go over the luxury tax in a season where they're going nowhere.
- Get as many good prospects as they can to replenish a depleted minor league system.