One of my favorite things about this organization over the past few years is that they have been signing guys who want to play.  I remember the days of David Bell, who in my opinion checked out mentally long before he was gone.  Guys like Halladay and Utley are stand up dudes.  They aren't going anywhere if given the option to stay.  However, a player like Halladay is not going to continue to pitch if he feels like he can't perform at the level he is accustomed to.

I think the Ruiz decision is a no-brainer.  This organization loves this guy.  He commands the staff well and is producing from both sides of the field.  Ruiz is the most like to come back.  I also feel that the front office will leave it up to Manuel whether or not he wants to come back.  He spoke in an interview about the things he has accomplished as a manager and gave all the credit to his players.  I don't feel he has the need to prove anything to anyone.  If he wants to continue to coach, I think he will.

Most likely to be back is Ruiz and we need to live with the idea of Halladay not wearing Phillies pinstripes after this season.

Jay Floyd-
I feel that the most likely of those Phillies to return in 2014 will be Roy Halladay.  While many fans a media types are expressing heavy concern over Roy's health, if there's one player that people can count on the get himself into game ready shape, it's Halladay.  Even if the Phils' righty ace misses some time this season, he loves pitching in Philadelphia and the organization adores him.  Roy never expressed any concern about being beside other hurlers that earned larger paychecks, which makes him the perfect candidate to return to the team on somewhat of a "home town discount".

The least likely of those four players to be with the club next season is Chase Utley.  Following my remarks about Halladay, I feel the exact opposite way about Utley.  While many folks are pleased with Utley's health and his steady workload all throughout spring training, I am just waiting for the annual knee setbacks to force the five-time All-Star out of action.  With three years of evidence that Utley can't hang, a collection of young infielders ready to make an impact in the big leagues, 2014 will feature a new face at second base for the Phillies.