Philadelphia Phillies Rumors: Pros and Cons of Acquiring Each Top Winter Target

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Philadelphia Phillies Rumors: Pros and Cons of Acquiring Each Top Winter Target
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As the winter meetings near, CF BJ Upton seems to be the top target the Phillies have their eye on.

Ever since before the final pitch of the 2012 World Series was thrown, the hot stove of the Philadelphia Phillies has been burning brightly. Before the regular season even ended, the team had already been connected to top-notch free agents. The rumor mill began to swirl as it always does in the offseason. This year, however, the presence of the big and available names provide quite a large free-agent pool.

The question then is not if, but when, Amaro will eventually jump in and make a splash.

Before we all wake up one morning to find out that Amaro did in fact make the big splash that, let's face it, has become his and the Phillies' calling card as of late, let's take a look at the names MLB Trade Rumors have connected the Phillies to and why they either would or wouldn't be a good fit with the team.

Here are the pros and cons of each of the top 16 free agent/trade targets the Phillies have been connected to since the start of the offseason.

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