So, who’s to fill the Phillies’ glaring vacancy at the hot corner? According to this report by Randy Miller, it won’t be possible free agent Aramis Ramirez. If you scroll down a bit, Miller mentions that Ramirez "won’t be pursued." It’s not a direct quote from Pat Gillick, though you get the impression Miller spoke to Gillick to write the article. All the quotes from Gillick tipped me off on this. (Link found via Beerleaguer.)
The free agent market is barren, although Rich Aurilia might work. If Gillick wants to make a deal, he could go after Joe Crede, Mike Lowell, Morgan Ensberg, or Adrian Beltre.