The Phillies have just four players on their major league roster set to hit free agency: Wilson Ramos, Jose Bautista, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Aaron Loup. All of them were acquired at the trade deadline and performed at various levels during their short stints in Philadelphia.
Of those four, Ramos is the only one I believe the organization will attempt to bring back. That opens up three spots on the 40-man roster for prospects and free agents. Ramos returning isn’t a guarantee
The Phillies are favorites to add a marquee free agent this offseason, and the two most notable names are Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. While it’s possible the Phillies could sign both Harper and Machado, it’s more likely they get one or the other.
There’s also room to add another pitcher such as Patrick Corbin or Dallas Kuechel to the rotation, or another veteran to the bullpen. Superstars such as Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Miller, and Zach Britton headline the class, while Adam Ottavino, Jake Diekman, Jeurys Familia, and Kelvin Herrera could be just as effective for much less.
Philadelphia also must protect prospects eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.