Five Free Agents the Phillies Should Avoid in Free Agency

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 15: Matt Klentak, right, Vice President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies talks with Peter Bourjos
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 15: Matt Klentak, right, Vice President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies talks with Peter Bourjos /
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Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez is a player that has been a productive, starting center fielder on some good baseball teams. However, as a name that the Phillies were once rumored to pursue in previous years, he is one they should avoid this offseason.

The Phillies have found themselves outfielders that they are happy moving forward with Herrera, Altherr, and Williams. The addition of Gomez, who has a reputation of being a cancer to a clubhouse, would only be a distraction to a ball club that should be focused on continuing to develop a young core with chemistry as we saw towards the end of last season.

Along with that, Gomez is getting up there in age, and the most important part of his game, his speed is seeing the effects of it. His stolen base numbers are down and his average last year was a measly .255.