Trade Improves Bullpen but weakens CF and versatility

Trading both Matt Vierling and Nick Maton for Soto probably fixes the bullpen for 2024. However, it limits the Phillies' versatility since both Vierling and Nick Maton play both infield and outfield. That leaves Dalton Guthrie to fill that role. The big question with Guthrie is whether he will be able to play centerfield verse, lefthanded pitchers. Marsh has shown to have issues against left-hand pitchers. That leaves the Phillies short for right-handed outfielders, especially ones that can play centerfield. Their only other option is Johan Rojas who would need to leap from the AA level. Jake Cave, who is similar to Marsh, and Símon Muzziotti is also left-handed. The trade leaves Sosa and Guthrie as the only right-handed backups for second base, shortstop, and third base. Clements is lefthanded. He is better suited as a defensive replacement for Bohm at third base. Though Clements can play second base, shortstop, second base, or first base, he has not shown much as a hitter yet. Giving up Sands in the Soto deal could hurt as well. If Hall plays up to his potential, I do not see the Phillies keeping Hoskins after this year due to contract cost. That will mean a need for a right-hand hitting first baseman against tough left-hand pitchers to relieve Hall. Without Sands, the best bet to fill that void is J.T. Realmuto. If Realmuto is used at first, Rafael Marchan will likely need to be called up to catch against lefthand pitchers when Realmuto is at first. Stubbs is a weak hitter against left-handed pitchers. Maybe another trade is coming? If not, I suggest signing Luke Williams for more right-hand hitting versatility and having our hitting coach work with him. The Bullpen should be solid with José Alvarado,(L Soto (L) Matt Strahm (L) plus Seranthony Domínguez, Craig Kimbrel, and Connor Brogdon as possible back-end relievers. Andrew Bellatti and Nelson should work well in the middle innings.