With the absence of Ben Revere, you might expect the Phillies to try and swing a deal for another outfielder, as CSN’s Jim Salisbury notes Philadelphia currently has 3 catchers on their roster but only 4 outfielders. Salisbury reports that GM Ruben Amaro (above), “will be protective of his minor-league prospects when considering trades”, though he’s essentially implying that Amaro doesn’t have any bargaining chips to speak of.  And that’s what provoked the following reply :

The Phils’ system is thin on blue-chippers, but it does have some coveted players. Amaro used the subject of the minor-league system as a springboard to rip those who rate minor-league systems.

“We have some guys that may be available,” Amaro said. “Clubs have asked about some guys that you don’t see on the top 25, top 50 lists of everyone who knows everything about baseball. I said that sarcastically, by the way, because I don’t think people know (crap) about it. You can print that if you’d like.

“There’s just a lot of those lists that come out that make me laugh. I don’t see anyone working for any major-league clubs that do that with those lists. It’s interesting.”