Sunday, December 8, 2013

Report: Phillies Targeted Scott Feldman; Still Looking For Arms

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball

The Phillies had a sincere interest in acquiring free agent starter Scott Feldman, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. 

Prior to signing a three-year deal worth $30 million with the Houston Astros on Friday, Olney reports the Phillies attempted to ink the 30-year-old right-hander for two years and $15 million.

Phillies made a run at Scott  Feldman, but fell short.Feldman went 12-12 with a 3.86 ERA in 181 2/3 innings across 30 starts for the Cubs and Orioles in 2013. He battled knee problems from 2011-12 and only managed a 4.86 ERA in 155 2/3 innings with the Rangers.

There's some uncertainty behind Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, so it's no surprise the Phillies are seeking to add another arm to their starting rotation.

One source close to the organization believes Ruben Amaro Jr. may make a play on the Rays' David Price during the Winter Meetings. Any deal involving Price would likely force the Phillies to move Domonic Brown and Jesse Biddle.

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