The Phillies have declined 40-year old righty reliever Tom Gordon’s 2009 option worth $4.5 million bucks. The Phillies might have picked the option up if Gordon was healthy…but he’s not. Gordon pitched in 34 games (0 starts) for the Phillies last season and he was 5-4 with 2 saves, a 5.16 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Gordon pitched three years for the Phillies covering 137 games (0 starts) in which he was 11-10 with 42 saves, a 4.19 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. This could be the end of the line for Gordon but he pitched well overall for the Phillies.