With the number of openings and the number of options that the Philadelphia Phillies have this offseason, it’s not surprising that they have yet to pick up their first new acquisition.
The Phillies are not the only team that could use upgrades to their outfield and at third base, and general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. has already said that he would rather pay a player through free agency than have to trade for a player—as can be read in an article by Jim Salisbury on CSNPhilly.com.
The Phils will likely have to scan the trade market for upgrades, but signing the right free agent or two could lay the foundation for a successful 2013 season.
At the same time, signing the wrong free agents could lead to another disappointing season for a team with one of the league’s highest payrolls.
Here are five players that you absolutely DO NOT want the Phillies to sign in free agency.