The Phillies Made a Move to Bolster Their Bullpen

Steven Bisig | USA TODAY Sports

This offseason is sure to be an interesting one for the Phillies, who continue to reshape the roster and get younger.

Another step was taken to achieve the next level in the rebuild by general manager Matt Klentak.

Neshek had a 3.06 ERA in 47 innings of work during the 2016 season for the Astros.

The 36-year old Neshek is a proven, reliable reliever who certainly will help bolster the Phillies bullpen, and who could also net some value come the trade deadline next summer.

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  1. Sue Serio's Cleavage

    11/08/2016 at 1:54 PM

    Neshak is currently the highest salary player on the 2017 Roster at $6.5 Million. Practically everyone else on the Roster is at or near the Major League Minimum. BTW, doesn’t trading for a 36 year old Specialist/Situational Reliever contradict the first paragraph of your story about getting younger? Asidee from Rupp everyone elseone on the Roster is around 25 if not younger how much younger can they get? They wont sign or trade for a position player that gets paid more than Neshak’s $6.5 Million and will only go above that to sign a 35 or so Starting Pitcher with a history of arm problems to fill out the rotation who will only break down before Memorial Day. Sprinkle in a few Angel and Oriole Castoffs that Klentak is familiar with from his former stints in their front offices and these are your 2017 Philadelphia Phillies.

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