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When Marlon Byrd signed a two-year deal on Tuesday with an average annual salary of $8 million, you could see the uproar around Phillies nation.
Yes, signing Byrd as early as the Phillies did was desperate. It was a sign of what the Phillies face now that they are stuck between mediocrity and rock bottom of baseball. Was it the wrong move? Perhaps. The whole body of work for the offseason needs to be evaluated before making that judgment.
Regardless, the Phillies are already off to a poor start in the offseason that will lead to 2014. A lot of it has to do with their general manager. Ruben Amaro Jr. really doesn’t have a clue. And his words and actions confirm that.
A total of 49 players have taken the field for the Phillies in the 2013 season. With so much roster confusion, there are some cases where it is a wonder who will be on the roster in 2014.
A closer look, however, reveals that the Phillies 2014 roster is almost completely set. Here’s the breakdown. Read the rest of this entry »