The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and the Philadelphia Phillies are already looking toward 2013.
After buying big in recent years, Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies were forced to sell this summer. That's the cost of doing business when your $173 million roster sits in last place in the NL East with a 45-57 record.
Going into the last two months of the regular season, the Phillies have many more questions than answers. With some familiar faces out the door and the organization searching for some signs of life moving forward, there is much to watch in Philadelphia even if the playoffs are out of the picture.
As the Phillies prepare for next season, here are the team's expectations for the remainder of 2012.