Sam Coonrod might be a surprising player to not only get a contract for 2023, but to also get a 40-man roster spot. However, it isn’t as surprising as you might think.
The team clearly needs reliever depth in order to make it through the entire season. Having someone with as good a stuff as Coonrod has is tough to simply get rid of. Considering that the salary the team agreed to probably isn’t all that extravagant and you have the perfect storm of reasons. If Coonrod is good, the team has an effective middle reliever that can provide solid work at very little cost. He wouldn’t be getting high leverage work, but instead would be counted on in those middle innings when the game needs to be kept close. If Coonrod is bad, he can be released with little consequence to both the bottom line and to the team. They would gain that 40-man spot back and all would be alright with the world.
It’s truly a situation the team cannot lose at.
On to the links.
- It can be hard to encapsulate what the World Series run meant to Philadelphia, but this article really tries.
- The Phillies need to take a seriously long look at their pitching staff this offseason, both starters and relievers.
- Rob Thomson talked about what he learned this his first season as the manager.
- There were a lot of nontender decisions, so here is a list of all of the National League ones and here are the American League decisions.
- Here are all the players that avoided arbitration for 2023, some with salaries and some without.
- Some shortstops were on the move yesterday. Kyle Farmer went to Minnesota while Kevin Newman went to Cincinnati.