Every offseason move is made with the intention of helping a club win a World Series title.
That's a wide spectrum, and things don't always seem to work out that way, but it is certainly the intention. Whether teams add a home run hitter, an ace starting pitcher or depth to their bench, the goal is to win a World Series.
So, when teams actually win the World Series, those moves are looked back on with favor. And when they come up short, the general manager made a mistake. That's just the way the game works.
But the Philadelphia Phillies have had at least one of those moves on each end of the spectrum and everywhere in between. This slideshow will take a look back at offseasons of Phillies past and determine the best transactions.
Remember, these transactions had to have taken place in the offseason. Once the regular season begins, those transactions are off limits. In an attempt to keep the discussion relevant, I focused on every offseason since the dawn of free agency as we know it.