Phillies Free Agent, Trade Options: Which Lefty Makes the Most Sense

Mar 23, 2015; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Brandon Moss (44) reacts after hitting in the fifth against the Oakland Athletics during a spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 23, 2015; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Brandon Moss (44) reacts after hitting in the fifth against the Oakland Athletics during a spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 26, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail (L) and general manager Matt Klentak (M) and part owner John Middleton (R) during a press conference at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail (L) and general manager Matt Klentak (M) and part owner John Middleton (R) during a press conference at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Phillies executives have publicly acknowledged their search for a left-handed bat

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak has been extremely busy in his second season in Philadelphia, adding several veterans to a young club through free agency and trades. Howie Kendrick will fill a void in the outfield, Clay Buchholz rounds out the starting rotation, and the additions of Joaquin Benoit and Pat Neshek stabilize the back end of the bullpen.

The one piece still missing from the Phillies offseason wishlist is a versatile left handed bat. Assistant general manager Scott Proefrock first acknowledged the desire to add a southpaw bat, and team president Andy MacPhail confirmed a search continues.

Several free agents have been tossed around on the hot stove, but which one makes the most sense for the 2017 Phillies?

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