Phillies targeting Todd Coffey for 'bullpen savior' position

Harry How

The Phillies are looking for fresh meat for the grinder, and Todd Coffey could be sprinting toward the blades.

Ha ha, look at Todd Coffey go. Go, Todd Coffey, go!

Chris Cotillo says that soon, with Kyle Farnsworth out of the picture, the Phillies could be finding relief help in the form of Todd Coffey.

Coffey has enjoyed minor success years ago in 2009, and since then, not a lot. He had a poor turn as a Brewer in 2010, a lukewarm go in 2011 with the Nationals, and a sad, stunted fling with the Dodgers in 2012. That year, early July saw him end his season as he prepared for his second Tommy John surgery.

At 33 years old, the right-handed Coffey has some experience, I guess. He also has a career 4.10 ERA, 1.416 WHIP, 329 strikeouts, and 138 walks.

The short version is that he is not a reliable arm most of the time and will not likely do a whole lot to improve a bullpen that is one of the worst - if not the worst - in all of baseball. Best case scenario is that Coffey becomes a sort of fan favorite doing his trademark sprint from the pen and provides temporary reprieve from objections as a new face. Very, extremely temporary.

But he's fielding offers from multiple teams, of course, so it's not like he's a lock for the Phils anyway.

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