Phillies Offseason Review: Best Free Agent Signing

Aug 29, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joaquin Benoit (53) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 29, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joaquin Benoit (53) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports /
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Phillies general manager Matt Klentak made some major upgrades

After another dismal season of Phillies baseball, manager Pete Mackanin openly expressed his desire to add more veterans. His general manager Matt Klentak did just that, and more.

Klentak made a series of trades and free agent signings that will improve the club not just this year, but for many to come.

Here’s who the TBOH staff thought was the best free agent signing made by the Phillies this offseason.

John Town: I think retaining Andres Blanco was best because he was one of the better players last year

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May 18, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Andres Blanco (4) reacts in the dugout after scoring during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Tyler King: I would have to go with Joaquin Benoit, he brings stability and competition to the back end of the bullpen

Mike Azzalina: I would go with Michael Saunders. Protecting Franco and Joseph is going to be really important for their development.

George Gouvas: Benoit. The value of solid RP at the deadline are usually high. Could mean a nice prospect in return

Evan Gusz: Benoit but the trade for Clay Buchholz will end up being the biggest addition. Personally, I think they’ll have a lot of packages traded this year with younger depth prospects and these veteran guys going together.

Sean Duckworth: Saunders, solely based on position of need and potential return come the trade deadline

Our Twitter followers appeared to be a bit one-sided with this discussion.


Which player was the free agent signing the best this year for the Phillies? Comment below or on our official Twitter page, @FS_TBOH.

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