Phillies rumors: Five moves the team should make at the Winter Meetings

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 13: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Jim Thome shoots hot dogs with the Phillie Phanatic at the end of the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on August 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Rockies 6-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 13: Former Philadelphia Phillies player Jim Thome shoots hot dogs with the Phillie Phanatic at the end of the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on August 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Rockies 6-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Trade Freddy Galvis

If Klentak is unable to move Hernandez for whatever reason, a potential backup plan could be trading Freddy Galvis instead. While he pales in comparison to Hernandez in terms of offensive production and total WAR, Galvis still has value as a Gold Glove-caliber shortstop.

What could make Galvis more appealing than Hernandez is the fact that this is the last year he is arbitration-eligible before becoming a free agent. Meanwhile, Hernandez still won’t be a free agent until after the 2020 season. A team looking for a stopgap at shortstop could do a lot worse than Galvis.

While trading Galvis would net a far lower return than Hernandez, that makes him easier to move. Making this trade would take away the longest-tenured active player on the team, but it accomplishes the same end as trading Hernandez.

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