MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking Who the Philadelphia Phillies Will Acquire at Deadline

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MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking Who the Philadelphia Phillies Will Acquire at Deadline
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Trade rumors have been swirling for weeks now, and it is finally time to see which GM's across the league will make those rumors come to fruition.

GM Ruben Amaro of the Philadelphia Phillies has been adamant that his team will "not make any major moves" at the trade deadline this season, but that hasn't stopped some of the top writers in baseball from linking the Phillies to some of the top available players.

Could Ruben Amaro really acquire the top player at the trade deadline for the third year in a row? The young GM has already acquired superstars Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt in consecutive seasons, so who is next?

The Philadelphia Phillies have arguably their best roster in the entire 121-year history of a franchise, and they are certainly taking the "all-in" approach that this ballclub warrants.

The Phillies are about $3 million shy of the luxury tax threshold of $178 million, but team president David Montgomery is willing to pass that threshold for the right opportunity, he told Matt Gelb and Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

This is music to a Phillies fan's ears as it wasn't long ago when Turk Wendell was considered the marquee trade deadline acquisition.

Many players have been rumored to be heading to Philadelphia at the deadline, and here we take a closer look at those possibilities.

Let's rank the likelihood of who the Philadelphia Phillies will acquire at the trade deadline.

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