The Philadelphia Phillies have been the most active trading in this offseason. The Fightin' Phils acquired starting pitcher Javier Vazquez, second basemen Mark Loretta and utility infielder Juan Castro in separate transactions.
Vazquez, who has pitched the last three seasons with Montreal, had won 36 games for the Expos. Loretta was selected by Oakland as the 57th player in the 2000 draft. He appears to be coming into his own and will solidify second base for Philly. Finally, Castro has been a reserve player for both Atlanta and Houston.
To acquire these three players, Philadelphia gave up their first, second, third and sixth round draft picks. Only time will tell if these trades pan out. . . . .