With the offseason officially upon us, the Philadelphia Phillies will look to retool through free agency this winter. Next season, they will pursue their third World Series appearance since 2008.
General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. has many obvious free-agent choices that will without a doubt improve their organization. But this isn't always the best approach: just look at how the Anaheim Angels turned out in 2012 after dumping millions upon millions of dollars on a few highly prized free agents.
Sometimes success is born through calculated risk and diversification, which Amaro has struggled with since taking over the helm.
Here are five free agents who won't break the Phillies bank and have the potential to help lead the team back to the playoffs in 2013.