The Phillies have made some strides to repair the areas where the team needed help. The last piece of the puzzle though is the bullpen, and the Phils still need a whole lot of help there.
In acquiring the Phils newest third baseman, Michael Young, the team also traded away a piece of the bullpen in Josh Lindblom, who came here from the Dodgers in the Shane Victorino deal.
Nate Schierholtz was not offered a contract from the Phillies this off-season. The Phillies traded one of their top offensive producers in Hunter Pence and now have nothing to show for that trade either.
The moves made by Ruben Amaro so far have not addressed this glaring need for the Phillies, they can't operate in the bullpen the way they did last year, as a lot of games were lost by the pen. We'll see what happens as the winter season sets in.