3 players the Phillies wish they signed last offseason, 1 they are glad they didn't

The Phillies had a decent offseason but there're some moves we wish Dave Dombrowski made
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2) The Phillies wish they signed Tommy Pham last offseason

The Phillies knew Bryce Harper was going to miss a substantial amount of time after undergoing Tommy John Surgery and when he'd return, wouldn't be in the outfield right away. With Kyle Schwarber expected to DH, a spot in the outfield was open for claiming.

Jake Cave was the player who claimed it thanks to a terrific Spring Training, but he struggled mightily before being sent down. Harper did come back earlier than expected, but what if the Phillies had signed a legitimate outfielder like Tommy Pham who has had a great year for the Mets.

The 35-year-old has slashed .271/.347/.476 with nine home runs and 34 RBI this season for New York. He's been one of very few bright spots for an abysmal Mets team. The Phillies might've won some games they lost having to play Cave, and could've kept Pham in left even after Harper returned by using Kyle Schwarber at first base instead of a guy like Kody Clemens.

Again, there's no telling as to how Pham, a guy who looked like his career was trending in the wrong direction would do, but for one year at $6 million, the risk/reward made sense to find out. You could've at least assumed he'd be better than a guy you claimed off waivers.