Commentary

Some contenders have major holes to fill, others just minor

Originally Published: December 8, 2007
By Keith Law | Scouts Inc.
With the winter meetings ending with something of a whimper -- final tally: one major trade, four or five minor trades, and no big free-agent signings -- most contending clubs and wannabe contenders are still facing holes on their rosters that they'll have to try to fill in the coming weeks.

Here's a rundown of 18 clubs with at least an outside shot at a playoff spot in 2008 and a look at their current roster needs.

Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies

The defending National League East champions at least can breathe easier knowing none of their divisional rivals has gotten much better. However, even with Brett Myers returning to the rotation, they're still two starters short, with neither Kyle Kendrick nor Adam Eaton having any business being in a contender's rotation.