Assembling the Phillies' trade deadline wish list

With the trade deadline fast approaching, let's take a look at what should be on the Phillies' wish list.
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The 2023 trade deadline is fast approaching and with that comes a sense of hope that your favorite team will jump into the pool of available players to upgrade their needs for a deep playoff run. With the exception of 2022, the Phillies went 11 years without being a major buyer in the market. Last year they made upgrades on the fringes of the roster that surely propelled them on their deep playoff run.

Were they high-profile, splashy moves? No, but adding the likes of Brandon Marsh, Edmundo Sosa, Noah Syndergaard, and David Robertson was not insignificant and shows that teams don’t necessarily have to mortgage the farm system to make upgrades and go on a run. 

The 2023 version of the Phillies is right in the thick of it and will likely be making moves come the August 1st deadline. At the time of writing this, they sit 11 games back of the red-hot Braves and in the Third Wild Card spot and just 1.5 games back of the first Wild Card spot behind the Miami Marlins. The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds all vying for playoff positioning. There will undoubtably be very attractive pieces to add to the roster that will fill some holes and turn weakness into strengths. 

Without further ado, let’s go through the Philadelphia Phillies 2023 Trade Deadline wish list.