Well, things haven't gone as expected for the Philadelphia Phillies this season.
Coming into this season, they were expected to be the bunch of grizzled veterans that would be able to ride out the injury storm and keep their heads above water, playing like a force to be reckoned with at the top of the National League East and striking fear into the hearts of the rest of the division with the return of their All-Star right side of the infield.
That won't be happening.
It's been a long time since the Phillies found themselves in the cellar of the NL East for an extended period of time, and that is what is happening early in the season. The lineup is floundering, the bullpen is in shambles, and injuries are taking their toll on this team's morale.
While it's still way too early to suggest that the Phillies won't be in contention by the trade deadline, it is no stretch to suggest that this team is a shell of its former self.
What happens if the Phillies are still in the cellar when July rolls around? Will they look to trade some of their big roster players? You can bet your bottom dollar they will, but who is safe and who goes?
Time to find out.