The majority of the Phillies low-cost options underperformed massively this past season. Most of them are above the age of 30, as well, which makes them less likely to be in the Phillies long-term plans.
Ryan Vogelsong, Jesse Chavez, Kris Medlen, and Joe Wieland (to name a few) are all bounce back candidates that the Phillies front office might have their eye on.
None of these guys is going to be an ace, nor are they guaranteed to return to form. What they will do is consume innings for a low salary, and right now that’s what the Phillies need.