Phillies player who has no business being on the postseason roster: Michael Lorenzen
Hot take? Maybe. The Phillies gave up a highly-touted prospect of their own to land Michael Lorenzen at the trade deadline from the Tigers, but the deal hasn't worked out the way Dave Dombrowski envisioned it might have.
Lorenzen's Phillies tenure got off to an auspicious beginning with a dominant start in Miami and he followed that up with a no-hitter in his home debut. Things took a huge turn downhill from there, to the point where the right-hander was moved to the bullpen.
Outside of his first outing in relief Lorenzen has been fine in the bullpen, but when exactly would he be used? Cristopher Sanchez has pitched so well to the point where he has to be the primary long reliever. Craig Kimbrel, Jeff Hoffman, Seranthony Dominguez, and even Orion Kerkering are all right-handers who I'd assume would have a larger role than Lorenzen.
There's a very good chance Lorenzen finds his way on the postseason roster. He was an all-star with Detroit this season and has the track record of being a solid pitcher. I just don't believe he's earned it, or that he'll be much of a factor in the postseason.