As the Philadelphia Phillies begin to set their sights on the 2024 MLB season, they have some important roster holes to fill first, with some of their key players entering free agency. At the same time, they'll also want to improve their roster for next season.
One conventional way to improve the team is utilizing the trade route to help address their needs. Which players within the Phillies’ organization would most likely be traded away this offseason to help make the team better for 2024?
Here, we look at six potential candidates who could find a new home after this offseason. Not only would these moves help the Phillies, but they would give the players a fresh start with a new team as well.
Rodolfo Castro was acquired by the Phillies at the trade deadline this past season in exchange for left-handed pitcher Bailey Falter. The addition of Castro was supposed to give the ballclub valuable infield depth and some power off the bench after Josh Harrison was designated for assignment and ultimately released from the team.
However, he would fail to provide any impact on the ballclub down the stretch as he only managed to get into 14 games of action in which he hit .100 with two RBI and 12 strikeouts in just 30 at-bats.
Unfortunately for Castro, utility infielder Edmundo Sosa practically plays the same positions and provided much more value during his 2023 season with the Phillies. In 104 games, Sosa scored 34 runs and posted 15 doubles, 10 home runs, and 30 RBI, along with a .251 batting average.
As a result, with a suitable utility player already in place for the ballclub, Castro will no longer be needed and will most likely be dealt this offseason.