The Phillies will give Jose Mesa a chance to revive his major league career. He’s likely getting this chance because Charlie Manual was a coach when Mesa had his best seasons with the Indians. Still, Mesa was pretty awful for the Tigers earlier this season. In 16 games for them, he was 1-1 with a 12.34 ERA and a 2.14 WHIP this season. In 11.2 innings, he allowed 19 hits, walked 6 batters, allowed 3 homers and whiffed 9 batters. Mesa has done his best work in his career when he’s been written off as done and that appears to be the case right now….so he could surprise.