Five free agents the Phillies should sign this offseason

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Starting pitcher Alex Cobb
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Starting pitcher Alex Cobb /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – AUGUST 5: Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches during the first inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on August 5, 2017 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /

No. 5: Starting pitcher Alex Cobb

It’s no secret the Phillies need immediate help with their pitching staff. The 30-year-old Alex Cobb would be a great addition to the pitching rotation in the 2018 season.

Cobb, who has pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays his entire six-year career, posted a ERA of 3.66 and finished the 2017 season with a 12-10 record. This was Cobb’s first full season since having Tommy John surgery, and while his numbers weren’t at peak 2013-2014 Cobb level, he was still a strong starting pitcher.

Cobb could certainly help out the team, and the group of young pitchers the Phillies currently have.