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It's unlikely the Phillies are going to bring back Placido Polanco, with the 37-year-old hitting free agency.
Therefore, the Phillies will look into acquiring a guy like Headley.
One thing we've noticed about the Phillies is that this is an aging team. Acquiring some young talent with MLB experience will be high on Philadelphia's list of priorities.
According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies don't have many options at third base, which means the team must acquire one via free agency or a trade.
Amaro believes there is enough minor-league talent to land a quality third baseman. Two scouts who regularly cover the Phillies' system agreed. Entering the season, Baseball America ranked the Phillies' entire system 27th in the majors.
'I'm not all that anxious to move young players,' Amaro said. 'But I think with a couple of the moves we've made, we have added some talent to our system. It may allow us to do some things we maybe wouldn't have thought about doing earlier in the year. We have some catching depth now. We have some more pitching depth. We may be able to deal from a position of strength.'
A trade for Headley, which wouldn't be as expensive as one might think, might be in the cards for the Phillies.