It is no secret the Phillies are in the hunt for a relief pitcher. In the past few weeks they have been rumored to be in talks with a few pitchers, most notably Ryan Madson. After Madson's signing of a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds, the search has been blown wide open.
Depending on the health of current set-up man Jose Contreras, who had elbow surgery last year, the Phillies may need a legitimate eighth inning guy. The team is only about five million dollars under the luxury tax threshold, so there is not much room to grab a big name.
Guys like Kerry Wood (pictured) and Brad Lidge have been named as possible options, but no one name stands out as the clear front runner. Here's a look at some options for the Phillies' bullpen in 2012, as well as the odds of those top options signing.