Dave Dombrowski
SAN DIEGO -- It's been nearly a month since the Phillies made a run at winning the World Series, and now the front office will look to improve the roster in San Diego this week at baseball's Winter Meetings. 

In particular, the Phillies hope to add an All-Star caliber shortstop to the lineup. Multiple reports have connected the organization with Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, Dansby Swanson, and Carlos Correra. 

Turner, 29, is believed by sources to be Philadelphia's primary target. The two-time All-Star is a .302 career hitter and hit 21 homers while collecting 100 RBIs with the Dodgers last season. He also stole 27 bases and is more than adequate with the glove. Turner also has connections with the current Phillies roster; he played with Bryce Harper in Washington while Kevin Long was the hitting coach. Both have spoken highly of the shortstop. 

Sources believe Turner is eyeing a multi-year deal worth roughly $30 million per season. That number is palatable for the Phillies as the club shed nearly $75 million from last year's payroll with multiple contracts coming off the books. 

The Phillies have some competition if they plan to land Turner. San Diego and St. Louis have already spoken with his representatives, and the Dodgers are likely to make a push to retain his services. He'll also likely become a backup plan for clubs that miss out on signing outfielder Aaron Judge. 

In addition to an impact shortstop, the Phillies also come to San Diego looking to add a mid-rotation starting pitcher and add reinforcements to the bullpen.

Skipper Rob Thomson is scheduled to meet with the media on Tuesday. 

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