The defending National League champions will have a new starting third baseman in 2010.
Yesterday, the Philadelphia Phillies declined the $5.5 million option for 2010 on Pedro Feliz, thus making him a free agent. Feliz hit .266/.308/.386 last year, while playing gold glove caliber defense at third base for the Phillies.
This is why the Phillies are going to be good for years to come. Instead of being satisfied with what they have and picking up FelizÆs option, they decline the option and look to improve themselves.
Because the Phillies are in the ôhaveÆsö class, they should have their pick of third baseman this winter. Adrian Beltre, Chone Figgins, Mark DeRosa and even Miguel Tejada are all free agents and all would be an improvement over Feliz in 2010.
There is a lot of speculati ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio