Phillies Decline Option On Pedro Feliz

The defending National League Champions will have a new starting third baseman in 2010.

Yesterday, the Philadelphia Phillies declined the $5.5 million option for 2010 on Pedro Feliz, thus making him a free agent. Feliz hit .266/.308/.386 last year, while playing gold glove caliber defense at third base for the Phillies.

This is why the Phillies are going to be good for years to come. Instead of being satisfied with what they have and picking up Feliz’s option, they decline the option and look to improve themselves.

Pedro Feliz

Feliz will be on a new team in 2010

Because the Phillies are in the “have’s” class, they should have their pick of third baseman this winter. Adrian Beltre, Chone Figgins, Mark DeRosa and even Miguel Tejada are all free agents and all would be an improvement over Feliz in 2010.

There is a lot of speculation that the Phillies will go after Beltre this offseason.

As for Feliz, this has to be disappointing for him. For one, he is leaving an extremely successful franchise in the Phillies. And more importantly for Feliz, he probably won’t get $5.5 million on the open market in this down economy.

The Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and St. Louis Cardinals are teams who need a third baseman and could be possible destinations for Feliz.

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2 Responses to “Phillies Decline Option On Pedro Feliz”

  1. Chris Gilmore Says:

    Think they already have their eye on a replacement?

    I posted the link up on my forum… http://www.freedomcardboard.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=67476

    • Adam Bernacchio Says:

      Hey Chris,

      I think they do have their eye on someone. I think they will look at DeRosa and Beltre. DeRosa would be a little more cost effective than Beltre, but both would be significant upgrades over Feliz

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