For a long time, the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline was the most exciting time of the year for fans of the Philadelphia Phillies. It was about making moves to get better for the future after accumulating an upwards of 10,000 losses.
After five straight division crowns, they're not excited about going backwards.
But there is optimism that the 2012 season is just a blip on the radar as opposed to a sign of things to come. The Phillies battled with injuries. They battled inconsistent performances. There's no shame in cashing in your chips and trying again next season, when the odds are better.
That all begins and ends on Tuesday afternoon, when the non-waiver trade deadline rounds into focus. On that day, it's time to separate the rumors from the facts, and there have been plenty of rumors.
Which Phillies will be moved for prospects or bullpen help? Will they move the usual suspects, or will Ruben Amaro Jr. pull a rabbit out of his hat?
Here are the odds of each member of the Phillies' roster being moved before 4 p.m. on July 31.