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Phils Avoid Arbitration with Frandsen

http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/.80mXbp55jjLnwWSQVeSkA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYwMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/person/Ysports/kevin-frandsen-baseball-headshot-photo.jpgIn some what of a surprising move, the Phillies have announced they have avoided arbitration with infielder Kevin Frandsen. Frandsen, 31, hit just .234/.296/.341 in 278 PA after a year where he hit .338/.383/.451 in 210 PA. The move is quite surprisingly considering the presence of both Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez on the club. Frandsen will make $900K in 2014 with performance incentives according to the Phillies.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Pamikedc

    December 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    It’s fine.

  2. Hogey's Role

    December 2, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I say great sign, he’s proven he is a very good bench piece

  3. Lee

    December 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Good move.

  4. Betasigmadeltashag

    December 3, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I’m a very worried about you people. You clam met to get younger and this signing is fine with you. I like Frandsen but the make up of this roster he just is not a fit. I would much rather see Galvis or Hernandez on the 25 man roster to see if either could become an every day player. It is not a terrible move but it does not make this team better and there are 100 Frandsens out there

    • Hogey's Role

      December 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Where are Hernandez and galvis going to play everyday?? They are both blocked for at least two more years if not longer

      • wbramh

        December 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm

        Plus the team has a major investment in the pine tar on Frandsen’s helmet.

  5. Alex M.

    December 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

    This makes absolutely no sense and I am stunned that everyone is happy about keeping him around. Frandsen is a great guy and I was happy that he turned his career around in 2012 but it is time to move on. He will turn 32 in May and had a down season last year. So what does Ruben do he gives him a raise. It is taking time away from Hernandez and Galvis who deserve a spot on the roster. To me Hernandez should be a lock for the roster, however with Frandsen returning he will likely be stuck in AAA for another year.

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