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Philadelphia Phillies' 5 Most Expendable Players
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The Big Piece is not going anywhere, but it would be OK if he did.

"Most expendable" here does not mean "worst."

If it did, this would be a slideshow about John Lannan, Laynce Nix, Freddy Galvis, Erik Kratz and one of the many middle relievers who struggled for the Phillies so much in 2012.

Instead, "most expendable" in this context is closer to its dictionary meaning. Per merriam-webster.com, "more easily or economically replaced than rescued, salvaged, or protected."

The Phillies certainly, by that definition, have some expendable players on the roster.

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