The Philadelphia Phillies haven't played a "meaningless" month of September for a long time.
And while they are still scratching and clawing their way back into the back end of a postseason race, a lot of fans have already shifted their focus to how the Phillies can improve in time for the 2013 campaign.
Well, there's an easy way to figure out which players are going to help you and who isn't going to be very effective—find out how important they are in comparison to each other.
Guys at the top of the list are going to be players that you want to keep. Players at the bottom of the list are going to be guys that could wind up being expendable or replaceable.
That's what this slideshow will do. We'll rank the players currently on the Phillies' roster by their importance to the future and see where they can improve moving into next season.