Philadelphia Phillies' 2013 Trade Deadline Shopping List

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Philadelphia Phillies' 2013 Trade Deadline Shopping List
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It's been a weird season for the Philadelphia Phillies. They've had their share of highs and lows, good times and bad times—an indication of just how inconsistent they have been.

After embarking on a season-high five-game winning streak in early June, the Phillies proceeded to lose five straight and have sat a few games below .500 ever since.

Standing at 38-41 as of Thursday, June 27, the Phils are stranded in third place in a dispirited NL East and have only flirted with second place on a couple occasions.

As a result, the Phillies aren't defined buyers or sellers heading into the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. It's a good thing because it means that the team still believes it has a shot at climbing in the standings.

However, if things don't change quickly, the Phils will likely go the latter route and trade off some veterans.

If the Phillies do end up going on a hot streak to find themselves locked into a division battle, there are three main areas of concern that need to be addressed, even if only slightly. The bullpen, right field, and starting rotation are what have troubled the Phillies the most, and any acquisitions should focus on those areas.

In light of that, here's what the Phillies' shopping list at the 2013 trade deadline should look like if the Phillies are indeed poised to be buyers this season.

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