The Winter Meetings are fast approaching, and with the annual event comes the anticipation of the possibilities of all the moves that can be made, free agents who could be signed, and trades that might be wheeled.
It's a tradition that adds early excitement to the long Major League Baseball offseason.
When team owners, executives, agents, players, and everyone else in the MLB orbit meet in Nashville next week, what can Philadelphia Phillies fans expect to see from their front office? What moves will president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and general manager Sam Fuld be looking to make in Music City?
Even though Dombrowski has publicly stated a couple of times that they feel good with their group, he can't be done shopping to improve the roster.
"We’re in a position where we can just evaluate a lot of different things that make our club better,” Dombrowski said at Aaron Nola's press conference. “We don’t have really a glaring spot that we need to fill ... we needed a starting pitcher, but we’re pretty deep in our bullpen. Of course you can always be better ... We don’t really have a glaring need, but we’ll continue to look to see how we can get better."
There it is. The tiny sliver of an opening that we, as fans, needed to hear to be sure that Dombrowski and Fuld are still looking for upgrades for their team.
So in what categories will the Phillies be browsing at the shopping frenzy of the Winter Meetings?
NEXT: Outfield and bench depth are on the wish list.