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.


14 Responses to Phillies Designate Greg Dobbs For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. its about time he is off the roster. he stinks

  2. nm344 5 years ago

    He’ll be back September 1st.

  3. JohnKruksWaistline 5 years 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 ago

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

      • 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!

      • alxn 5 years ago

        it’s still unnecessary

        • nm344 5 years 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 ago

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

  4. Muggi 5 years 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 ago

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

  5. greglotto 5 years ago

    Dobbs stinks. That can’t be said enough.

  6. tatlas 5 years 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!

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