Phillies: Checking in on the players who left this offseason
Early in the shortened season, we look at how some former Phillies are doing
Compared to the 2019 offseason, the Phillies were fairly quiet last December when it came to moving players.
They made no significant trades, made their big free agent slashes with Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius, and signed some low-risk veterans to minor league deals to compete for jobs in the spring.
A lot has certainly changed since then, and it’s easy to forget about some of the players who moved on from the Phillies organization, whether it was after a couple of months or several years developing in the minor league system.
During the offseason, 24 players departed the Phillies system. There are four former Phillies who gained notoriety from the fan base who have moved on for the 2020 season who we’re checking in on to see how they’ve started out in 2020.
Phillies fans have no love lost for former utility man Sean Rodriguez
The journeyman Sean Rodriguez would certainly like to forget the part of his journey that went through Philadelphia.
After signing for the 2019 season, Rodriguez called Philadelphia fans “entitled” in August after they booed him after he hit a walk-off home run.
“Who is looking bad and feeling entitled when you hear stuff like that? I’m not the one booing. I’m not the one screaming. I’m not the one saying pretty disgusting things at times. That seems pretty entitled.”
After playing every position except catcher in 2019, Rodriguez signed with the Marlins in February. He was later cut in June and re-signed with Miami a couple of days later. He’s yet to play a regular season game despite the team losing almost its entire roster to COVID-19.