Phillies Decline Options On Lidge, Oswalt

Phillies Decline Options On Lidge, Oswalt

Phillies Decline Options On Lidge, Oswalt


The Phillies announced that they have officially declined the 2012 options for right-handers Brad Lidge and Roy Oswalt. Lidge obtains a $1.5MM buyout instead of a $12.5MM salary and Oswalt obtains a $2MM buyout instead of a $16MM salary. The team hasn't ruled out a new deal with either Lidge or Oswalt.

"We will remain in contact with representatives for both players about the possibility of bringing them back for the 2012 season,” GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement.




By Mike Lavery
Monday, 24 Oct 2011


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  • zeelake said: They need a strong player who can do the job. They must not be mistaken on their choice. - Flemings Ultimate Garage 12:07AM 03/17/14
  • Mike Lavery said: My joke answer would be to use the money to pay Ryan Howards over-priced contract. But they should sign a SS, a 4th and 5th starter, maybe a 3rd baseman, they should also spend money rebuilding the pen. 10:08AM 10/25/11
  • The Baseball Page said: Rollin's is a FA, Reyes is the guy they need, electric player to ignite the offense. 10:53PM 10/24/11
  • Aaron Olson said: Real question here is, if they don't resign either player, where does that nice chunk of money go? Another pitcher, or a finding a veteran bat to plug in that loaded lineup.....that lost to the Cardinals 10:17PM 10/24/11
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