Philadelphia Phillies: 4 Reasons Not to Fret the Free-Agent Signing Frenzy

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Philadelphia Phillies: 4 Reasons Not to Fret the Free-Agent Signing Frenzy
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The Philadelphia Phillies made a splash when free agency began by signing the best closer on the market in Jonathan Papelbon to a lucrative deal that is the highest in league history. Since that signing, Ruben Amaro Jr. has quietly gone about his business and improved this team with the acquisitions of Jim Thome, Ty Wigginton, Laynce Nix and possibly the re-signing of Jimmy Rollins.

The Phillies have been the talk of MLB the past three seasons with the acquisitions of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Hunter Pence and Roy Oswalt, but teams like the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels have stolen their thunder during the MLB Winter Meetings.

Don't worry, Philadelphia, because there is nothing to fear. Let those teams spend ridiculous wads of cash on a few players, because they still have a long way to go before being a blip on the Phillies NL East champion radar. 

Here are four reasons why Phillies fans should not worry about the free-agent frenzy in MLB.

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