Five Phillies are eligible for salary arbitration this offseason: left-hander Antonio Bastardo, right-hander David Herndon, outfielder Nate Schierholtz, and infielders Kevin Frandsen and Pete Orr.
General manager Ruben Amaro hinted that the Phillies might be more judicious in how they spend their money in the offseason. Rather going for a high-risk, high-reward signing, they might get back to more of a Pat Gillick-style approach and find some good bargains.
"There are some guys who have some track records, but what guarantee do we have that some of the guys that we may sign for a significant amount of money are any better than the players we have in this clubhouse?" Amaro said.