While the MLB offseason may still be in media res, it looks as though the Philadelphia Phillies' offseason is winding down. They acquired a center fielder in Ben Revere, a third baseman in Michael Young, and signed a veteran set-up man in Mike Adams and a fifth starter in John Lannan.
Aside from picking up Mauricio Robles off waivers from the Seattle Mariners and signing catcher Humberto Quintero to a minor-league contract, the Phillies' offseason consists solely of the aforementioned moves without any big-name free agent signings. Considering that the Phillies' past three offseasons have each consisted of a major move in Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon, the lack of a marquee move comes as a bit of surprise.
Nevertheless, as a result of these moves, some players have gained the edge for roster consideration that they may not have otherwise had. Conversely, other players now stand at a disadvantage following the Phillies' offseason moves. And though the offseason is far from over—there's still just over a month until the start of spring training—the implications of the Phillies' moves are pretty clear.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the winners and losers of the Phillies' offseason so far.