Along with discussing Carlos Beltran with the Mets, the Phillies seem to have a contingency plan in case that deal falls through--Royals' Melky Cabrera. As of right now, Cabrera is hitting .294/.331/.456 with the Royals. He's only 26-years-old so he may not be a rental like Carlos Beltran would undoubtedly be.
Matt Poullot at HardballTalk points out that the Royals may have good reason to move Cabrera:
The Royals need to clear room for Lorenzo Cain, a product of the Zack Greinke deal currently hitting .319/.385/.525 at Triple-A Omaha.
If Cabrera were to come to the Phillies, he would most likely be in a backup role. Is he a good fit for that role, though?
Cabrera, though, isn’t particularly well suited for such a role. He’s not a stellar center fielder, and while he’s a switch-hitter, he’s been considerably weaker against left-handed pitching in his career (.684 OPS, compared to .735 against righties).