For the Philadelphia Phillies, attempting to acquire an impact player through the waiver wire will be more difficult than trying to get Brett Favre to stay retired.
Since the Phillies currently have the best record in baseball, and the waiver order is the reverse order of the MLB standings, the remaining 29 other teams would have to pass on a player in order for the Phils to work out a deal.
However, as the beloved Matt Stairs proved in 2008, one player on any given swing or pitch can make all the difference.
Players such as Stairs, Jamie Moyer, Manny Ramirez, Rickey Henderson, Jeff Bagwell, John Smoltz and, most recently, Cody Ross, have all been dealt as part of August deals.
Regardless of how difficult it may be, the possibility still exists for the Phils to add a role player for the home stretch of the season,
And maybe, just maybe, this player will leave fans with another lasting postseason image.