To the surprise of few around baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies have become the biggest story of the first day of the winter meetings. Under the regime of Ruben Amaro, Philadelphia has routinely been a high-profile, headline-grabbing franchise during the winter months.
Today, the morning announcement of Roy Halladay's retirement signaled the end of a potential Hall of Fame career. Now, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Philadelphia is actively shopping outfielder Domonic Brown.
The hope, per Passan, is to receive back a controllable starting pitcher to slot behind Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in the rotation. Coincidentally, Halladay's retirement opened up that slot on the pitching staff.
Brown, 26, emerged in 2013 as a National League All-Star. By smashing 27 home runs and posting an OPS-plus 23 percent higher than league average, the corner outfielder has become a valuable commodity. Although he isn't eligible for free agency until 2018, the Phillies are interested in using him as a trade chip due to his sky-high value stemming from last season.
If the team does move him, a substantial arm must be brought back in return.
Here are the best potential trade packages, scenarios and landing spots for a Domonic Brown trade.