There is a strange fascination with the future in the baseball world. A huge portion of each team's time and resources are dedicated to how good the team can be at a later date—through prospects, through trades, through potential free-agent signings.
2014 is going to be a huge offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies. It could very well be the year that the Phillies dismantle their "core," with both Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz becoming free agents. Roy Halladay could be finished in Philly.
And while the Phillies still have a number of players under contract, there have been few opportunities over the last couple of seasons to improve that roster like there will be in 2014.
In this slideshow, I am going to take a look at some of the "big moves" that the Phillies could make next offseason. Is there a player who can be signed as a big free agent? Is there a big trade to be made? Will certain prospects be ready to make the jump to MLB?
Here are 25 "big moves" the Phillies should consider if they want to contend moving forward.