Early-Season Grades for Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason Acquisitions

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Early-Season Grades for Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason Acquisitions
Associated Press
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The Philadelphia Phillies had a relatively quiet offseason in comparison to those of recent years. After making free agent splashes and major trade acquisitions for years, the Phillies have seemingly cooled on that methodology. Instead, in each of the last two offseasons, they've sought players with upside and value.

It's lead to a very different final product. What the Phillies look like they're doing is patching holes. While there isn't necessarily anything wrong with that, it doesn't exactly help the team in the long run.

Nevertheless, there's time for that aspect of things. Right now, the Phillies are concerned about winning in 2014, and they went into the offseason with that mentality. They signed two starting pitchers, two catchers and one outfielder to major league deals, while they also traded for a reliever.

Since Carlos Ruiz was a re-signing, he will be excluded from this list. But with the rest of the above in mind, here are the grades for the Phils' offseason acquisitions about a week and a half into the regular season.

 

Statistics and salaries courtesy of BaseballReference.com

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