Although the Philadelphia Phillies really didn't make many key moves, they still set the foundation for moves to be made in the future.
The big story of the 2011 winter meetings was the signing of Albert Pujols to the Angels. If anything, this helps out the Phillies greatly because they won't have to see Prince Albert until the World Series.
Also, some may criticize Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. for not making any block-buster deals, but I think he knew exactly what he was doing during the winter meetings.
Read on to see why the winter meetings were so crucial to the future success of the Phillies.