The Hot Stove is in full effect as we speak, and the MLB Winter Meetings are pumping out trade rumors and potential free-agent signings faster than Andy Reid can eat a hot dog.
The Philadelphia Phillies have already "hit a snag" in talks with Jimmy Rollins, and they are reportedly interested in power-hitting Aramis Ramirez.
The Phillies clearly have the core of this team already entrenched for 2012, but there is an opportunity for some of the organization's top minor league talent to show their stuff this season.
Jimmy Rollins, Brad Lidge, Roy Oswalt and others may all be lost via free agency, and you can always expect injuries during a 162-game season.
Here are six Philadelphia Phillies prospects who could surprise in 2012.