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Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Realistic Offseason Moves the Phils Need to Make
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Ruben Amaro is not done yet, despite the succesful start

The Phillies have often followed up Winter Meetings with substantial moves the following week. They use the meetings to set groundwork for moves, and they finalize them once they return home.

With this being the week on the calendar which saw moves such as the Raul Ibanez signing, Roy Halladay trade and Cliff Lee signing, there is reason to believe Ruben Amaro will be active this week. We already have seen him move Ben Francisco as part of his reconstruction of the bench.

Monday night will also see the team tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. Matt Gelb reports that a source says the Phillies expect to tender contracts to Wilson Valdez and Kyle Kendrick.

Fans of Cole Hamels, as well as those who enjoy "Pence's Proverb," should have no reason to worry about Hamels and Pence being non-tendered. They'll be back.

So what could be next? Having already been active, the Phillies have addressed several spots on the roster. However, there are still five types of moves the Phillies will look into making during the remainder of the offseason, ranked in order of when you should expect to see them occur.

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