The deadline to add players to the 40 man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The Phillies faced 3 easy decisions, 2 tough decisions, and a host of mostly irrelevant decisions. In the end they made all of those decisions. They added Jimmy Cordero, Edubray Ramos, and Roman Quinn to their 40 man roster. They did not add Carlos Tocci and Alberto Tirado to their roster. As a bonus they claimed 27 year old reliever A.J. Achter from the Twins.
The three added make sense, all are in AA and should be in the majors in 2016 at some point and could be impact players. Achter makes no sense to me, he is 27 years old, with minor league success, but only averages about 90 mph on his fastball and has been back in the major leagues. He might be worth the flyer, but not with the players left unprotected.
Tirado* and Tocci will both be left unprotected in the Rule 5 draft. Tocci is not particularly likely to stick on a major league roster, but with the emphasis on defense up the middle and a ton of bad teams, there may be someone out there who hides him in a weight room all season. As for Tirado, he is a prototype Rule 5 pick given his raw stuff. His control is still really poor so he is not going to help anyone out this year, but he has the potential for 2 70 grade pitches and a 60 grade pitch.
*Tirado may not actually be eligible, it is very much still up for debate right now.