Phillies Designate Greg Dobbs For Assignment

The Phillies designated third baseman Greg Dobbs for assignment to make room for Chase Utley, tweets Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Dobbs, 32, hit just .191/.250/.319 in 153 plate appearances this year.

Dobbs had a nice run for the Phillies in 2007-08, hitting .284/.331/.467 in 598 plate appearances mostly against right-handed pitching.  The Phillies gave Dobbs a two-year deal before the '09 season, when he first became arbitration-eligible.  There is a general, worrisome trend of the Phillies giving players extra years or locking up arbitration-eligible players when it wasn't entirely necessary.


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14 Comments on "Phillies Designate Greg Dobbs For Assignment"


5 years 14 days ago

its about time he is off the roster. he stinks

nm344
5 years 14 days ago

He’ll be back September 1st.

JohnKruksWaistline
5 years 14 days ago

“There is a general, worrisome trend of the Phillies giving players extra years or locking up arbitration-eligible players when it wasn’t entirely necessary.”

That could’ve been the whole article, and it would’ve worked.

nm344
5 years 14 days ago

Giving Dobbs $1mil/year to be a PH was not exactly a ‘worrisome trend’.

5 years 14 days ago

By itself it’s not, but the words “trend” and “players” implies I was talking about more than just Dobbs. Which I will illustrate in a future post!

myname_989
5 years 14 days ago

No thanks. Lol

alxn
5 years 14 days ago

it’s still unnecessary

nm344
5 years 14 days ago

If he had another year in 2009 like he did in 07/08, what would his 2010 Arb number look like?

alxn
5 years 14 days ago

given that he is a platoon/bench player, not much

Muggi
5 years 14 days ago

Dobbs, Baez, Gload, Schneider…any of the four could have been had on 1yr deals. Amaro is obsessive about cost certainty.

Baez is the only gross overpay of the bunch…but that’s not saying much.

nm344
5 years 14 days ago

I’m not sure Gload wouldnt get a 2 year deal elsewhere. Same for Baez, sadly.

greglotto
5 years 14 days ago

Dobbs stinks. That can’t be said enough.

tatlas
5 years 14 days ago

Too bad fans place comments like Dobbs stinks. I coached Greg as a a youth and not only is he a quality player but a top notch and quality person. The average person just doesn’t get it that it is tough to hit for average when you play once every ten days! Greg will catch on some where and when he plays regularly he is pretty darn good!

5 years 13 days ago

well good for greg but thank god it wont be in philly