Prediction: The Phillies do not make a big splash in next offseason's free agent market.
The Phillies aren't going to have many holes to fill next offseason. I've already predicted that they're more likely to hand out contract extensions and promote from within. Right now, they're likely to need two starting pitchers, a second baseman, a third baseman, a catcher and at least one corner outfielder.
But if you've been following along, I don't think that they'll need to fill any of those needs by around midseason—maybe into next winter. I think that they'll extend Roy Halladay, Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz. Three holes down.
I think that they'll promote Cody Asche next offseason, so you can scratch off a third baseman. Assuming Kyle Kendrick is tendered a contract, one of Jon Pettibone, Adam Morgan and Ethan Martin should be ready for the MLB.
I've already predicted that Domonic Brown and Darin Ruf will eventually fill everyday roles. I think both will take big steps in 2013.
So, with that in mind, with most of the work being done in 2013, it wouldn't surprise me to see the 2014 roster look something like this:
Ben Revere (CF), Domonic Brown (RF), Chase Utley (2B), Ryan Howard (1B), Jimmy Rollins (SS), Darin Ruf (LF), Carlos Ruiz (C), Cody Asche (3B).
Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Kyle Kendrick, Jon Pettibone.
Erik Kratz, Freddy Galvis, John Mayberry Jr., Kevin Frandsen
Jonathan Papelbon, Mike Adams, Antonio Bastardo, Phillippe Aumont, Justin De Fratus, Jeremy Horst.
The bench would obviously need some tinkering, but the point in listing out the roster is that I don't see the need for a major splash outside of the organization in the mold of Robinson Cano. I think the Phillies will roll with what they have.