Philadelphia’s Daily News speculated this morning that a new possibility may emerge for bullpen help for the Phillies:
Veteran righthander Rudy Seanez might be an option if the Dodgers make him available. The Dodgers are planning to keep only 11 pitchers on their roster, and Seanez, despite his 1.93 ERA in 9 1/3 innings this spring, might be the odd man out.
Seanez is in a way the classic veteran reliever available for trade. In his upper thirties? Check. ERA fluctuates from year to year? Check. More recent down years than up? Sigh. Check.
One has to believe that the Phillies can do better than this if they are patient enough. There are 29 other teams in the league who are just one bad elbow away from needing Jon Lieber.