Philadelphia Phillies: Early Winners and Losers from Offseason Shake-Ups

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Philadelphia Phillies: Early Winners and Losers from Offseason Shake-Ups
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Chooch got paid like a winner.

The Philadelphia Phillies were among the earliest teams to warm their hands at Major League Baseball's hot stove.

Marlon Byrd and Carlos Ruiz received multiyear, long-dollars deals from the Phillies, who doubled down on experienced (old?) right-handed hitters to complement their experienced (old?) left-handed hitters.

Since the Ruiz signing was announced, the Phillies have gone more or less radio silent. Unless, that is, you think Reid Brignac is going to put pressure on Jimmy Rollins at shortstop.

As such, the winners and losers on the Phillies roster are for the most part fairly obvious.

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