I wanted to assemble all of the Phillies' trade targets on one slide and give a brief explanation of the situation because most of them are a little bit out of the realm of possibility for the Phillies given their current situation.
The Phillies have a few dollars to spend this winter, and I think it is much more likely that they pursue several free agents as opposed to make a big trade, but here's a primer just in case.
Chase Headley: The presence of one of San Diego's top prospects, Jedd Gorkyo, seems to make Headley available and the Phillies are probably drooling over the thought of him playing third base, but this is a long shot.
The Padres have made it clear that they're looking for a king's ransom in return for Headley, arguably the best third baseman "available" this winter, and have no problem holding on to him.
Elvis Andrus: While people have speculated on the availability of Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus this winter, thanks in large part to the presence of super-prospect Jurickson Profar, this isn't an ideal match for the Phillies.
Acquiring Andrus would mean that one of he, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley would have to play third base, and that's probably not going to happen.
David Wright: He's not available. Moving on.
Denard Span: Span could be a good fit for the Phillies if the Minnesota Twins aren't asking for a ton in return. The Phils would likely have to dangle either Vance Worley or a top pitching prospect in return, and that may be too much.
Even though he is a left-handed hitter, Span has hit lefties well over the course of his career, and he would give the Phillies a much better option than Rollins in the cleanup spot.
Peter Bourjos: Seems like a fallback plan to me. Bourjos struggled mightily in the crowded Los Angeles Angels outfield last season and could use a change of scenery, but how much are the Halos asking for?
Alex Rodriguez: A long shot at this point, but Rodriguez does make a bit of sense for the Phillies. The New York Yankees would likely have to eat about $100 million of the $114 million left on his deal, and they won't do that without getting something back from the Phillies.