Phillies To Offer Werth Arbitration, Not Durbin

The Phillies will offer arbitration to Jayson Werth, but not to Chad Durbin, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. There's no reason not to offer Werth arbitraiton. The Type A free agent will turn down the Phillies' offer in search of a multi-year deal, so Philadelphia stands to pick up two top picks for losing him.

The Phillies are interested in bringing Durbin, a Type B free agent, back, but they're reluctant to give him a significant raise. The right-hander earned $2.125MM in 2010 and would likely have earned more in 2011 through the arbitration process. If Durbin had turned down an offer of arbitration to sign elsewhere, the Phillies could have obtained a supplementary round pick in next year's draft.

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22 Comments on "Phillies To Offer Werth Arbitration, Not Durbin"


Vote_For_Pedro
4 years 8 months ago

Wow are the phils dumb did they really think that was going to work. Heres what i imagined them saying, sigh… well its worth a shot.

PookieGonzales
4 years 8 months ago

Im not sure i understand you. If they didn’t offer Werth abritration they wouldn’t get a draft pick.

4 years 8 months ago

what are you talking about?

moonraker45
4 years 8 months ago

swing and a miss

nm344
4 years 8 months ago

LOL .. FAIL

4 years 8 months ago

Phillies just traded both draft picks, along with Wilson Valdez for Greinke and Soria.

pastlives
4 years 8 months ago

ya…good one

4 years 8 months ago

Yeah, I was totally trying to make people think that.

Honestly though, that probably could’ve worked if it was my intention. Earlier today someone thought that offering arbitration to a player means attempting to trick him into returning….

AthleticsFan
4 years 8 months ago

The Phillies had to offer arbitration or they wouldn’t get the picks DUH !!

Vote_For_Pedro
4 years 8 months ago

Woops i read the post wrong i thought it said there was no reason to offer arb. Really dumb on my part, feel free to riddicual.

PookieGonzales
4 years 8 months ago

For a second there i was wondering………

4 years 8 months ago

Why do they want to bring back Chad Durbin? Ruben Amaro stressed he’d make the pen deeper this season. Why would he bring back a guy that cost them NLCS?

4 years 8 months ago

Durbin is a solid middle inning guy, occasionally filling the set up role. He was very good out of the bullpen in all of 2008 and 2010, having a bit of a rough go in 2009. He seems like he ran out of gas late in 08 and 10 however, but over 162, I definitely want him available if I can have him.

$19914389
4 years 8 months ago

That’s a touch harsh. He wasn’t the only man who didn’t perform in the NLCS. By that token, you could also say Halladay or Oswalt cost them the NLCS.

nm344
4 years 8 months ago

Cliff Lee cost the ranges the world series

4 years 8 months ago

I don’t see why they wouldn’t offer durbin arbitration… It’s a really deep draft this year and I think Durbin is more concerned with getting a multi year deal and from what I’ve read the market for him is really strong.

wayne_gomes
4 years 8 months ago

I find it hard to believe the market for Durbin will be very strong. He hasn’t started since 2007, and doesn’t have any single very good skill (control, Ks, GBs). He is a dime a dozen ROOGY with a decent breaking ball and below average control

4 years 8 months ago

ROOGY, really? A long reliever that consistently went full and sometimes multi innings? Do you even understand the ‘OOGY’ part of that phrase, because Durbin is anything but.

nm344
4 years 8 months ago

Dubz is solid, but the Phils will hopefully will be able to repalce him with some home-grown talent in DeFratus and Schwimmer

Jason Klinger
4 years 8 months ago

Durbin never pitches to one hitter. He’s a one- to three-inning reliever, depending on score and situation. Phillies would be better off keeping him, the known commodity, than trying to strike it rich in the FA market.

phil33
4 years 8 months ago

Hes been the Phils most consistent pitcher out of the pen the last couple years. That pen was thin last year. Would like to see how Amaro fills the rest of it out. I just hope it doesn’t involve more Herndon, Zagurski, or Baez.

Bozo31215
4 years 8 months ago

What’s your problem with Herndon? The kid is 24 and went from Double-A to the MLB while he was still developing his offspeed pitches(and they got better towards the end of the season). Half the time he really got hit around was on terrible luck on ground-balls. Don’t be so quick to give up on a younger guy that can get it up to 95-96 on the gun and has a great sinker.