Already facing long odds in the NL East this season, the Philadelphia Phillies were dealt an unfortunate blow over the weekend as star pitcher Cliff Lee went down with elbow soreness.
One could expect Cole Hamels' open request for a trade in USA Tod
The Philadelphia Phillies have a large group of players involved in trade rumors this offseason, as the struggling franchise looks to rebuild for the future.
2014 record: 73-89, 5th place in NL East
Manager: Ryne Sandberg, 3rd season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $140 million
Though Max Scherzer's contract includes a signing bonus and deferred money, the final total counting against the Nats' payroll comes in at seven years and $210 million.