Huh? Outside of Dickerson, who exactly was an "incredible resource" that they traded?
And they got TB's 27th ranked prospect plus a veteran middle RP for DIckerson.
Stewart was meh. The other trades were ancient history (i.e. before they started building this team).
Most of the Rockies' moves were small potatoes, the real key was drafting well in the first couple rounds (Story, Arendo, Blackmon, Freeland, Anderson) and a smart LA signing (Senzatela).
The lesson to be learned from Colorado, SF, St Louis, KC and so on is you don't have to throw around megabucks, you do have to have good scouts and good development, and make smart acquisitions around the edges.
That is, Phillies need to do better than Randolph, get players like Crawford turned around, be patient with Cozens (who should repeat AAA unless he finishes really strong), and so on.
They need to do better than Morton, Buchholtz, Saunders, et al, some of that was bad luck, some of that bad decisions - on the other hand, 5yr/$70M for Desmond is a gross overpay.
There's no one they can trade for or sign that will do more for them than fixing Herrera and Franco, and no pitcher they sign that will help more than getting their own young pitchers on track.
That's why I was glad to see them hire Stairs, who has a clue.
I'd like to see them land a first rate pitching coach and improve instruction throughout the minor league system.
But they also have to focus on the right players, not just talent, but coachability. No more drafting/signing hitters who just want to mindlessly hack, and power pitchers who think overthrowing is how you pitch.