Several teams, including the Phillies, have contacted Ron Villone and his agent Scott Boras about joining their bullpens. The Rockies are also among those that have inquired. Villone is available after being released by the Yankees last week.
At 37, Villone has a lot of mileage and struggles against right-handed batters, but he is still quite effective against left handed batters. In 2006, he held left-handed batters to a .179/.279/.330 AVG/OBP/SLG line.
For teams that are in need of a LOOGY, it might be worth it to kick Villone’s tires.