Phillies Decline Pedro Feliz’s Option: Who Should Play Third?

Posted: 8th November 2009 by Tom Dougherty in MLB
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The Phillies have declined their $5.5 million option on third baseman Pedro Feliz, which means that the 34-year-old will become a free agent and likely won't return to the Phils in 2010. Feliz quietly hit 12 home runs and drove in 82 runs last year batting in the seven-hole of the Phils' potent lineup. He was the team's best hitter with runners in scoring position, hitting for a .336 average. In two seasons in Philadelphia, Feliz slugged 26 homers and knocked in 140 runs. I always thought of him as a steady player who would be good for a few homers, but would make his biggest impact playing the field, which he he did. Feliz's glove work is among some of the best in the league. He was by far the best third baseman that the Phils have had since Scott Rolen. By not picking up his option, it s ...

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