Linked to every big-name shortstop, which bargain INFs could the Phillies sign?
The Philadelphia Phillies have a considerable amount of money to spend this offseason. Some of it will certainly be used to bring in one of the big-name shortstops available in the free-agent market. In all likelihood, current shortstop Bryson Scott will move to second base to fill the spot vacated by Jean Segura.
The starting infield will likely consist of Alec Bohm at third, a free agent acquisition at shortstop, Scott at second, and Rhys Hoskins returning to play first base. Edmundo Sosa and Darick Hall are bench options, but the team would be wise to add at least one more player into the bench mix for depth and potentially even an upgrade.
The big-name addition will be at shortstop and any other player added will be a fringe, minor-league deal-type player. The Phillies have their core mostly intact, but depth signings and bench players are what could be the difference in a crowded Major League Baseball postseason race.
So, which players could make sense to add to the Phillies roster? Let’s take a look at a few bargain free agents that could make sense for President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski this offseason.