Phillies: Low Cost Closing Pitchers in Free Agency

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Jul 3, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla (46) pitches during the eleventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Giants won 5-4 in 11 innings. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 3, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla (46) pitches during the eleventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Giants won 5-4 in 11 innings. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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Active leader in saves, Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez (Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports) /

Honorable Mentions

As with most free agents signing with the Phillies these days, expect a “damaged goods” veteran. Signing an elite closer right now would be a waste of money and that closer’s prime years. Much like the rest of the team’s free agent bullpen options, the closers I’ll be looking at today are trying to rebuild their value. Neftali Feliz and Francisco Rodriguez are likely to be closing next season, but I suspect the demand for their services will put them out of the Phillies’ desired price range.

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