The Phillies made some nice moves this off-season that should enable them to defend their N.L. East Crown. The Brad Lidge trade was the biggest move for the Phillies because it will enable Brett Myers to return to the starting rotation. Adding Kris Benson and Chad Durbin to the pitching staff were nice low risk moves to help with depth. Signing Pedro Feliz and Geoff Jenkins in the off-season will even inject more power into the starting lineup for the Phillies. Outfielder So Taguchi and infielder Eric Bruntlett should improve the depth on the bench for the Phillies.
OFF SEASON GRADE FOR THE FRONT OFFICE: B