"Phillies can't keep looking to free agency or trades to fill holes."
Very true. I think they can afford to sign one major FA and that's about it. I'd like that guy to be Correa, but he likely doesn't want us. He would solve a lot of problems: SS, another big bat, young enough to contribute for years, positional flexibility.. I don't think we can afford another year of Didi at SS.
If not Correa, then Bryant or Schwarber are fine as a bat, and certainly cheaper. I don't think he can play CF, other than as a short-term injury back-up. Neither solves our defensive problems, although both okay in LF. They also reduce our positional flexibility, if Bohm can't stay at 3B for a year or two. Still OK, IF there is a DH in NL next year.
Other than the one big splash (Correa) or (Bryant or Schwarber + equivalent $ (FA or trade, giving up not much talent for a Kiermaier sort of guy -- he would solve CF for a year or two), I think the other holes need to be filled on the cheap.
If Kingery works out, he gives us a lot of positional flexibility. If we don't move one of Segura or Didi, he starts in AAA, as does Stott. If the Phillies truly see Marson's ceiling as backup catcher, then he should start in Philly as a cheap backup, with O'Hoppe the guy who gets promoted if an injury happens. Unless we hit on a cheap AAAA 4th/5th OF, I think the role goes to whomever of Moniak/Haseley is best out of ST is the 5th OF and the other in AAA as injury backup and Vierling as 4th OF. There will be another AAAA vet OF in Allentown as backup.
Pen and 6th starter will have to be cheap dumpster dives.