The Philadelphia Phillies have holes to fill this offseason and everyone knows it.
Then again, it's not much of a secret. This is a team that fell out of contention at last season's trade deadline and moved a couple of nicely sized salaries off of the books to free up some space under the luxury tax.
But they're not going to roll over. There is too much invested in the players already on the payroll. The Phillies have the talent to complete, but if they truly want to contend, they're going to need some help.
Ruben Amaro Jr. and company are going to have to get creative to fill those holes. They'll explore the trade market, but given the state of the Phillies' payroll and farm system, I think it is much more likely that you will see a free agent signing or two.
The Phillies have the money to make a splash, but will they? This slideshow will explore the possibility of the best of the free agent market signing with the Phillies this winter.