Phillies Off-Season Polling

You know what we think of the Phillies’ off-season moves, but now it’s your turn to chime in. Below are a series of polls for every move the Phillies made this off-season.

Marlon Byrd (news) (analysis)

Marlon Byrd signed to a two-year, $16 million contract with 2016 club/vesting option

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Carlos Ruiz (news) (analysis) (report card)

Carlos Ruiz signed to a three-year, $26 million contract with 2017 club option

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Brad Lincoln (article)

Phillies trade C Erik Kratz and P Rob Rasmussen to the Blue Jays for RP Brad Lincoln

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Wil Nieves (see above link)

Wil Nieves signed to a one-year, $1.125 million contract

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Roberto Hernandez, f.k.a. Fausto Carmona (article)

Roberto Hernandez signed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal

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John Mayberry, Jr. (article) (report card)

Phillies tender a contract to John Mayberry (settle on $1.5875 million)

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Kyle Kendrick (article) (report card)

Phillies tender a contract to Kyle Kendrick (settle on $7.675 million)

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Antonio Bastardo (article) (report card)

Phillies tender a contract to Antonio Bastardo (settle on $2 million)

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Ben Revere (article) (report card)

Phillies tender a contract to Ben Revere (settle on $1.95 million)

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Bobby Abreu (article)

Phillies bring back Bobby Abreu on a Minor League deal ($800k if he makes the MLB roster)

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Larry Bowa (article)

Phlilies bring back Larry Bowa to serve as the bench coach

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Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews (article)

Phillies fire broadcasters Chris Wheeler and Gary “Sarge” Matthews

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  1. Eric

    February 03, 2014 02:02 PM

    Fire Reuben Amaro Jr.!! He has ruined this team.. They had such a great core and he destroyed that by offering outrageous contracts to players that weren’t worthy!

  2. Joss Murdoch

    February 03, 2014 03:13 PM

    Hmmm, something seems amiss with the vote options on the broadcast team dismissal ;-).

    • Ryan

      February 04, 2014 06:43 AM

      You’re almost a rocket scientist comparable to Ruin Tomorrow, Jr.!

  3. Dan

    February 03, 2014 03:19 PM

    There are people who believe that tendering a contract to Revere was a terrible idea? Can someone explain that one to me because that doesn’t make any sense to me at all.

    • sparky

      February 03, 2014 05:45 PM

      He has the arm of a little leaguer.

    • Keith

      February 17, 2014 07:47 AM

      The only way I can see it as terrible was not locking him up long term… should have given him a multi year deal

  4. Capitolo Nick

    February 03, 2014 04:04 PM

    Just a few more signings like these and we will become the first team that needs dugout with a wheelchair accessible ramp.

    • pouch

      February 06, 2014 11:54 PM

      Great one, and sad that it is so true!

    • Biff Stinnit

      February 09, 2014 02:31 PM

      Senior Citizens Bank Park

  5. Jack

    February 03, 2014 04:14 PM

    It’s such a minor thing that it’s not really worth getting worked up over but Nieves strikes me as an all around terrible deal. I mean for a team that’s so budget conscious there have been a handful of catchers that can probably provide similar value to Nieves that have signed for minor league deals (heck, even John Buck is making less). Giving him guaranteed money seems really silly to me. Can’t Rupp do a similar job for a fraction of the price?

    • Bill Baer

      February 03, 2014 05:16 PM

      While I agree that, in a vacuum, paying Wil Nieves $1 million is unnecessary, I think their ideal back-up catcher was a veteran with adequate defensive ability and a feel for calling a game, handling a pitching staff. Back-up catchers are largely interchangeable, so choosing between a defensive “captain” type or a batsman is more or less cosmetic.

  6. Dan

    February 03, 2014 09:07 PM


    Bad call firing Wheeler. Enjoyed his history of the Phillies. He was the last vestige of the great group of broadcasters from the clubs glory days. You are foolish in this determination. I am not coming to the park this year and, chances are, will not be watching nearly as much. Your sense, as usual, for your fan base is poor and out of touch. Good luck!

    • Ryan

      February 04, 2014 06:47 AM

      He was annoying even while working with HK which is difficult to do.

    • poman

      February 06, 2014 07:56 PM

      wheels had great stories but i will not miss him at all…i know i am crazy but for years i have been yelling shut up wheels at the TV whenever chris piped up.

    • Dave

      February 08, 2014 05:59 PM

      Dan Baker?

  7. Kevin

    February 03, 2014 11:26 PM

    Phillies came into the off-season having already lost in 2014 and 2015. Too much roster space taken up by too many stupid contracts. So, it’s hard to look at the offseason and see anything they could do at this point.
    Result: roster is fleshed out with more dead weight. Not terribly expensive, not terribly inspiring. Still, better for the longterm than another Papelboneheaded cotract would have been.

  8. joecatz

    February 06, 2014 04:40 PM

    the wheels and sarge poll is classic.

  9. pouch

    February 06, 2014 11:53 PM

    Phillies have become an embarrassment to the city of Phila since they have dropped so far and so fast from their “hey day”. They have no all star caliber players and are stuck with old, very mediocre players, at best. They should have signed Granderson for $15mil like the Mets. He is a steal at that money and would be significantly better than any player on that team, and making a lot less than most. They may wind up in last place behind the Mets this year, which would be the ultimate embarrassment.

  10. RogerFreed

    February 07, 2014 03:36 AM

    Phillies fire Ruben Amaro and bring in a GM who builds a winner with guts and heart rather than plug holes in a team on the way down to the cellar.
    Great decision __
    Super great decision__
    Should have been done five years ago__
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  11. tom

    February 09, 2014 08:25 PM

    Amaro must go or he better pull some sort of trade out of his hat. Stop being cheap and spend some money. There are a few good free agents out there especially Santana and Burnett who would make a major impact to very bad pitching staff.

  12. David

    February 10, 2014 01:31 AM

    It is way beyond time to wake up and fire RAJ. He has destroyed this franchise. He inherited a winner and year by year it has gotten worse. We were the best team in baseball for four years and have one world series win to show for it. Actually, Uncle Charlie, the height of underachieving had a bigger role in that than RAJ. I will never understand why everyone thinks Uncle Charlie was so wonderful. His manage in fear mentality cost the team dearly. Thank God he’s gone.

  13. Peter

    February 23, 2014 11:31 PM

    I think Amaro has done a great job this Summer. Here’s why: The Phillies are guaranteed to be lousy until Ryan Howard’s contract expires. They have stuck with an entire core of players that brought Philly its most success ever. When Rollin’s, Chooch, Utley, etc. contracts had expired there was not a clear upgrade with the right amount of years so they were re-signed. Amaro has gone with the all-sentimental team (Jim Thome two yrs ago, Byrd and Abreu this year) until they all retire or at least, their contracts come off the books at the same time. If the Phillies are going to stink, they might as well stink with fan favorites. In 2016 or 2017, the Phillies will have a glut of money to completely revamp the team in a hurry. Until then, we are stuck with old fan favorites and players that will do for now.

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